Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas tree with white decoration

Mt x-mas tree is almost done.

I love the holiday season, to me is one of the best times of the year.

I love to decorate the x-mas tree. The tree never looks the same and I been thinking about doing a x-mas tree with white ornaments.

I looked all over the internet for nice ideas and pictures but I din't find much. I have seen white trees with decoration in different colors but not what it was not what I was looking for.

I started looking for nice white decorations but I was very disappointed because most of the things I found were gold, silver or very colorful.
So I decided to make my own.  The white top star and the small one that you see here were gold so I got some spray paint and I spray painted them. Problem solved : )

Friday, December 9, 2011

Up coming post. Crazy about studs. DIY project ideas/ Tachuelas

I cant stop thinking about studs. I will be posting about DIY projects with studs.
Here is a little taste of what is coming up.

No puedo parar de pensar en tachuelas. El post va a tener informacion de proyectos para que hagas tu misma.
Aqui les dejo una foto para que se hagan una idea.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Leonor Designs is up an running

Some days ago I blogged about a business proyect that Chantal and I were working on.
Our dream has come true. We opened our little web shop today called Leonor designs (Leonor was my most beloved grandma, so in her honor we called the shop Leonor Designs).
We have many more beautiful and unique creations to upload.
Most of the creation are one of a kind and once they're gone their gone.
Our  creations are a mix of vintage and new semi precious stones.
Get your unique piece before the holidays.

Here is a little taste of what you will find in our web shop.

Hace unos dias hable acerca de un proyecto en el que Chatal y yo hemos estado trabajando.
Por fin nuestro sueño se ha hecho realidad. Ya tenemos blog se llama Leonor designs (Leonor era mi abuela y en su honor la hemos llamado asi).
Tenemos muchas mas cosas que vamos a estar incluyendo en el blog. Asi que visitanos cada vez que tengas la oportunidad de hacerlo.
Solo hacemos una o dos de cada una.
Visitanos para poder comprar la tuya.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Future home office

Future home office

Future home office by chicandcheaplifestyle73 featuring mulberry bags

I dream of having my home office. A place where I can be to work on things I enjoy. Above is an idea of how I would like my office to look.

Camel Cape

DIY Chanel T-shirt

Omgg....I went head over heals when I saw Evelina DYI Chanel T-shirt. The project is on my to do list. I am planing on wearing it with a black boyfriend blazer.
A great project to do to give away during the holidays or any time.

I included the DIY video.


DIY video

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bow on the back

I was happy when I saw the DIY project from Donattella 

Her ideas are easy to understand and accomplish. I am sure you will enjoy making your t-shirt.

She named her project

Bow on the back

Would you like a great "wow-factor" t-shirt
with about 20 minutes of work?
You've been served!

I made it last year and sure enough I'm going to wear it
over and over again this summer :)

It all begun with some internet browsing, and when I look for t-shirt inspiration,
the Red Valentino label is a great source. ...
Yeah, a bit excessive price tags, agreed.
This shirt was 255$... now on sale @ 178.50 on
What a joke!

image from collage by me
I had everything on hand:
* a grey t-shirt
* some black mesh
* a small piece of black silk for the bow
* my sewing machine

click on picture to magnify

* cut the back of the t-shirt in the middle, leaving about 3" at the top uncut
* round the edges (optional, the original doesn't have round edges)
* cut a piece of black mesh in a sort of triangular shape with a round base (the two extra parts sticking out at the bottom won't be necessary if you don't round the edges)
* place the mesh inside the shirt and pin the sides onto the side of the cut
* trim the excess mesh underneath
* make a bow and pin it with a safety pin (so you can easily remove it to wash your shirt)

... probably even less then 20 minutes, right?

Soon to come bracelets

The holiday season is around and Chantal and I are getting ready to launch our Etsy shop. Our goal is to launch our line before the holidays.

Chantal has prepared the picture you see here. The picture is to give you an idea of what we are making.

If you are interested leave a comment or e-mail me. Our first collection will have around 40 pieces.

We will be opening a blog pretty soon for our joint jewelry venture dream that way it will be easier for you to check our work.

I hope you love them as much as we do!

Turban outfit inspiration

Here are some pictures that I hope can ispire you.

Turban DIY

As I mentioned before I have a love/hate relationship with turban(s) but I have to have one or two : )
I am going to make one just for fun.

Here you will find a couple of DIY videos. Now that the weekend is around the corner and if you feel creative you will just need to make one of your own:

fabric with a bit of stretch about 2 yds
rubber band

                                                             Her video is more chic

Her video is more bohemian but still chic

Have fun!!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turban or Turband

Coming soon post on Turban or Turband. Love/Hate relashionship with it.

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While in Miami I visited Arango Design Store!

If you happen to be in Miami. I suggest you stop over at Arango Design Store. It is located inside Dadeland Mall. Great shopping mall!

Just a tip if you stop at Macy's will able to apply for a 11% discount card (for visitors from other countries only). You can ask for it at the customer service desk.
They will only give it to you if you show them you passport.
Card not good for makeup or perfumes.

Well now to the Arango Store. Great store to pick up things for home. What ever you pick up at the store will generate a buzz between your friends.

Glass Tube Tealight Candle Holder

I saw some candle holders and I bought them. I am waiting for them to arrive.
They will look amazing on my dinning table! So happy.

You can place flowers or anything else you may want inside the tube to create a funky, elegant or seasonal look.

Since I was traveling I could not buy much more. But I felt in love with some of the things you see here.

Apollo fireplace


Bamboo placemats

Pocketweave placemats

Container (multipurpose)

Soap stones

Fruit holder

If you do stopbythe store show me some pictures. If you can't stop at the store you can buy the items on line.

If you like to do research I am sure that you will able to find the items over at other websites.

Happy hunting!!


Winter hats

I am a sucker for the colors camel and browns among others. They are great colors for winter time and I could not resist getting a camel hat. I got it over at H&M. I am going to change it a bit. I will post pictures soon.

Since camel is one of my fav colors why not leave you with a pic of pieces for you to look at.

I will be posting pictures of some other ones that I have soon.


Friday, November 18, 2011

How to wear a Hat

I am loving the hat trend. Here are some tips on how to wear them.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My little one wearing a leopard bow (Yorkie)

I just want to leave you with a picture from my little one.

I found some leopard bows. It just goes to show you that we are not the only ones that can use leopard accessories : )

I am traveling now but I will be posting some pictures soon.

Leopard bow

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Animal Print (Leopard) Look animal (Leopardo)

Well now it is time for us... I leave you with a post about animal print.
I wear animal print from time to time. But I have to say "Ladies we want people to know that we have a wild side to ourselves not that we are a wild animal that just escaped from the zoo"
So please just make sure you don't over do it. A purse, a cardigan, a skirt, jewlery, a scarf, a nice pair of shoes (I love pony hair. I think it looks great) to show that wild side of our is ok. Just dont do it head to toe.
If you want to wear a leopard dress take look at Nicky Hilton. I think she is doing it right. When wearing animal print take a look at how it looks from the back as well. Specially if it is tight. If you are not confy just put a cardigan or jacket on top ot it.

Bueno ahora hablemos un poquito de moda. Aquí les dejo con un post acerca del look animal. Yo lo llevo de vez en cuando. No puedo seguir escribiendo sin decirles "Queridas todas queremos que la gente sepa que tenemos un lado salvaje. Lo que no queremos es que crean que nosotras somos un animal salvaje que acaba de escapar del zoológico. Entonces por favor "No Abusar". Un bolso, una rebeca (cardigan), una falda, complementos, una bufanda, un buen par de zapatos (Adoro los de pelo de poni) pueden también dejar ver nuestro lado salvaje.       

Si quiere llevar un vestido de leopardo fíjate en la foto de Nicky Hilton.  Por supuesto lo ideal es que se vea bien por delante y por detrás : ). Así que a vernos en el espejo antes de salir. No basta con lucir bien por delante, también hay que ver como nos vemos por detrás. Si sientes que es demasiado para ti siempre puedes usar una rebeca (cardigan) o un blazer encima del vestido . Pienso que lo hace bastante bien.

My inspiration picture

Audrey Hepburn

Jackie O, Kate Moss, Aerin Lauder, Mark Kate Olsen and Audrey Hepburn

Jennifer Lopez

Katie Holmes

Leopard Shoes / Zapatos De Leopardo

Sienna Miller

Nicky Hilton

Dakota Fanning

Love the look! Me encanta!