December 17, 2010

Inspiration, Hot Glue, and Leopard Galore

I don't have an outfit post today because I spent most of my day hanging out with the cable guy and the Sears delivery men.  BUT I do have something new!  My friend, Heidi (you've seen her before), told me today that she wants to get a pair of blue tights but doesn't know what to wear with them.  This is a problem.  I have electric blue tights and have worn them a few times.  I love them. They make me feel cool. I told her that I usually stick with a black shift, and go with whites and golds.  I always avoid reds with the blue for fear of looking like an American flag.  Don't get me wrong, I love my country, but if I wanted to see the flag on a body, I would just go down to Wal*Mart. I used a Polyvore for visual inspiration!  Hopefully on non outfit post days, or just when I'm feeling inspired and dreamy, I will use Polyvore to dream!  So Heidi and everyone else, here is my inspiration for blue tights!

First, let's talk about the amount of trendy things in this outfit. I realize that there is leather, colored tights, lots of gold, AND animal print.  But I am one of those people that will wear that many things because these things may be trendy, but they're also classic! 

Now let's talk about the classic aspects.  Animal print never goes out.  Leather will last you a lifetime and it is always cool.  Gold accessories are versatile.  But let's face it, at some point, the blue tights will be out but who cares, right?

Lastly, the accessories.  I am a huge fan of stacking bracelets.  I can never seem to keep it down to 1 bracelet.  However, with this outfit, I would keep the bracelets on one arm and the cool twisty ring on the opposite hand.  Also, you do not need a necklace. 

Let me know your thoughts on this! 

Now on to how I spent my Friday night!  About a week ago, Mom and I were on our way home from cleaning my apt and stopped at a garage sale.  As we were approached, I saw this nasty bench and started jumping up and down in excitement!  We scored this beauty for $25.  Here it is before: (disclosure- we had already ripped the seat cover and cushion before I remembered that I wanted to take a picture. Use your imagination)

The seat opens! We think it is an old school bench, but we really aren't sure.

Procedure: rip off nasty plaid and dry-rotted cushion. Use leopard shower curtain (I am not kidding) to cover the seat and back and apply with hot glue.  Fa real. 

I'm in love.


  1. I can't wait to put blankets in it & sit on it!! :)

  2. Oh my gosh, that is so cool! NICE JOB! :-)