January 22, 2012

Crafty Aprons, Bangles, and House Decor Ideas!

So the Monocle has been out and about lately working on all things design related; most recently, a trip to West Elm, Crate and Barrel, and Z Gallerie. Some fashionistas may find their lifestyles in the West Elm Catalog, with simple but classic pieces, mixed together to create a modern nouveau look. Some glamour girls may find their true selves in the glitzy and mirrored stylings of Z Gallerie, a store that hosts a variety of garishly good get-ups with handsome statement pieces.  Either location is a girl's best friend depending on the style, but never-fail options are always Anthropologie or a specialty furniture store with a theme (mine would be Art Deco). Here are a few snapshots I captured with my phone camera that I loved from each store.
 The turquoise and geometric patterns are a must-have in the Tiffany blue.
 Love the textures of the napkins and the plum color!
 Love this carpet; it's so oceanic!
 Place settings are fab with some bead work and lotus candle holders!
 Geometric chairs+leather padding=gorgeous!
Love the lilac with black & white.
The cool sapphire looks amazing with grey and white.

Other fashionable finds I have come across lately have been the awesomeness of the fun and crafty African-style bangles. They are super fun and easy to make, and I came across them from a fellow blogger first, The White List. I love the fun prints and bright colors!
The awesome other crafty creation I have found were the fun stylings of these aprons from Etsy seller Shawna. Check out her cute Rainbow Brite Apron! 
I made an apron months ago, and was inspired by my love of making cupcakes. Here is a photo, but after seeing the awesome styles Shawna is putting out, it makes me want to go back to the drawing board!

Some other fun finds I've found had to do with a crested jacket from Ralph Lauren; add a Captain's Hat, specs, and a Cary Grant accent and you have Tony Curtis as Shell Oil from Some Like It Hot.
I was also fortunate enough to have a themed party I attended thanks to my friend Tiffany's birthday, and she and I both channeled Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn.
The last picture I have is a Kate Spade New York outfit in classic chic black and white. I love how black, white, and some red lipstick can make an entire outfit, with the right handbag of course!
Do you have any awesome apron, furniture, or classic must-have (like a crested jacket?) ideas? Leave it in the comments below! And check out Nerd News Now blog for a follow up to my last post about Fashionable Work Out Clothes and Workout Routine as the Nerd himself tries the patented punch-jump routine! 


  1. Thanks for the mention!!! :-)

    For those interested - you can get the bangles (and more) from Chic Therapy at http://www.thechictherapy.bigcartel.com/

  2. This is a pretty apron, I wouldn't mind having one like that:)


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