November 2015 archive

Holiday Window Unveiling Event at Saks Chicago

The holidays are just around the corner – what better way to kick off the festivities then the Holiday Window Unveiling Party at Saks Chicago! On Monday, November 23 from 5-7PM visit the newly renovated Women’s Contemporary floor for cocktails, cosmetic touch ups, music from a local DJ and of course the live streaming of the New York Holiday Window Unveiling. Find the invite below and be sure to RSVP to RSVPChicago2@s5a.com
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Weekend Shopping

Happy Friday! We’re looking forward to a low key weekend complete with yummy brunch, cozy sweaters, curling up on the couch to catch up on TV shows and of course a little on-line shopping. If you’re planning to do the same, be sure to check out our Friends & Family event at t+j Designs going on right now! We’re offering 25% off site-wide with code FF25FALL – some of our best-selling items are style steals and under $30 with the discount! sale_wftw

We love this quote – total fashionista logic 🙂 But really you don’t want to miss out on these deals, the sale ends Sunday at midnight! It’s the perfect time to get a head start on gift shopping, or lock down your holiday party look with our sequin skirts, feather tops and NEW holiday graphic tees. Need some style inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest or check out our Sequin Soiree Lookbook that is full of head to toe looks. Happy weekend, and happy shopping!

DIY Glitter Bottles

It’s no secret we LOVE glitter, sequins and anything sparkly! When designing the backdrop for our Fall/Holiday ’15 shoot, we wanted to set the scene of a party and of course gold glitter champagne bottles were a must on the list. Many of you have seen our Sequin Soiree Lookbook and have asked how we made these bottles so we thought we’d put together an easy to follow guide to achieve the same look! This is one of the easiest DIY projects and really turns out amazing. Plus, you can use this same technique on any glass bottles, glasses, jars, vases etc. that you have – the possibilities are endless. Let’s get started.

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STEP #1 SPRAY YOUR GLASS BOTTLE WITH GOLD SPRAY PAINT AND LET DRY

This step actually is optional, but it’s a great way to safe guard your technique incase if there is any part of the bottle peeking through after the glitter is applied. You can choose any color spray paint you like – we went with a metallic gold that was so gorgeous even on it’s own we ended up spraying some mason jars for glammed up flower vases!

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STEP #2 LAY THE BOTTLE DOWN AND SPRAY THE VISIBLE SIDE WITH MOD PODGE

Mod Podge is an amazing product for a lot of crafts/DIYs and this spray version is a life saver! It reduces the mess and cuts the time in half. But you can always use the classic version and paint it on with a paintbrush if that’s what you have.

STEP #3 WHILE THE SPRAY ADHESIVE IS STILL WET SPRINKLE THE GLITTER TO COVER THE AREA

The most fun (and messy) part of the project – playing with glitter! We recommend doing this outside and/or laying newspaper or a box down for the glitter to fall into, as a lot of it does not make it to the bottle when you’re sprinkling it. Again we used a gold glitter, but you can use any color you’d like!

STEP #4 REPEAT STEPS #2 & #2 ALL THE WAY AROUND UNTIL THE BOTTLE IS COMPLETELY COVERED

Pretty self explanatory – and you can always do a second or third coat as needed! For a few of our bottles, we wanted to keep the gorgeous Whispering Angel Rosé label on the bottle exposed, so we just taped paper over the label before starting at step #1, and removed it once all steps were completed and the bottle was dry. You can take this same idea and tape stripes or different designs to create a bunch of unique bottles.

STEP #5 SET ASIDE TO DRY COMPLETELY. REPEAT STEPS #2 – #4 FOR A SECOND COAT IF NEEDED. THEN ENJOY!

It’s seriously that simple! And the results are amazing. We added a black and white striped ribbon to the neck of the bottle once complete for an added touch and to go along with our theme. Check out a few more photos from our lookbook shoot. These glitter bottles definitely added the perfect amount of shine and sparkle to our set.

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Cheers! We hope you enjoy this DIY as much as we did. Special thanks to Whispering Angel Rosé for the yummy bubbly and Penthouse Sweets for the gorgeous desserts used on set.

Comment below with your own DIY projects as we’d love to see them!

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