Hello Summer! It's everyone's favorite season once again. :) The past weeks have been extremely colorful in my work area as I prepare my new posts for Kitty & Bee's Spring/Summer 2012 line. I'm just about to shoot the new stuff this weekend so I'm a few days late in posting but I promise you girls that my new pieces are scorching hot hot hot! ☀
In the meantime, here's a little inspiration. Notice how NEON & PASTELS are all over the runways and fashion shows lately? Perhaps it's time to electrify your closet because this trend won't seem to fade out anytime soon. :) Summer just got more playful & whimsical + light & breezy!
Pair pastels with more pastels!
If you're going head to toe in a neon dress, keep accessories quiet. Or vice versa. -Accessorize brightly over a black tank & denim jeans!
Create a balancing act. Make neutrals come to life with little splashes of bright hues. - Mixing fluorescent yellow with grey.
Wear neon lippie or nail polish if the thought of neon clothing rouses awful childhood memories. :) There are purses and shoes too!
This is for my lovely year of the dragon brides! Create a personal touch and add more sparkle to your wedding ceremony with a custom made Heirloom Wedding Cord/Lasso by Kitty & Bee. Beaded like a rosary in all crystals, the cords can be customized to your wedding colors. I keep it simple, classy, and elegant... A timeless, meaningful piece that can be kept part of your family's tradition for years. ❤
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About a week ago, I made an inspiration board for my next home project. (Click here to see the inspiration board!)) Then completed a successful garage sale weekend to de-clutter! (Yard Sale Weekend Blogpost) In between this week's deadlines, the fun has officially begun! Project Girls' Room is now in progress! I've started picking out the paint colors and fabric. I tried really hard to veer away from pink paint, as much as I know how little girls love everything to be pink. I've decided to stick to neutrals for the room's overall base colors and will later on splurge in color for the accents. Plus, I have an obsession for shades of gray lately that I must fulfill.♥ I want the room to look dainty but not overly girly.
From the ever reliable Ace Hardware!
In case you need to go back for extra paint or possibly retouch after a couple of years, they always keep a record of the paint you mixed and bought for future reference. :)
"Flint" gray for the main walls. I like how it becomes a little taupe
with a hint of brownish lilac under warm white light.
Had a couple of old furnitures repainted too making them look brand new!
And lastly for this teaser, I'd like to share with y'all this lovely and super affordable fabric store I happened to walk into a few days ago! I was overwhelmed to see such pretty choices of fabrics that you can use for upholstery, bedsheets, curtains, etc. Prices are around 100-150/yard!! The store is COTTON DEPOT conveniently at the topmost floor of Glorietta 5. :) So convenient for the preggy me since I do not have the luxury to make trips to Divisoria for now.
♥♥♥ Remember, makeovers need not be expensive. With a little creativity, resourcefulness, and practicality, you can quickly transform any room in your home at a price you can afford! :)
Just before I start with the girls' room project, it's time to put a few things away to make space. It's garage sale weekend! That slice of suburbia that brings friends & neighbors to our doorstep and helps turn gizmos of bygone years into funds for the piggy bank or in my case, "baby funds!! Percentage of this weekend's sale goes to the church and all remaining stuff unsold goes straight to Caritas. Such a rewarding way to put out old treasures. ♥
So here are a few snippets from this morning's fun fun fun sale.
Happy shoppers = Garage sale gone wild! :)
My shoes and Kassie's were selling fast and furious!
Toys! Toys! Toys! Oh these were the weekend fave! I organized Kassie's old toys into ginormous loot bags. :)
All wiped out!
Our family friends did a bunch of selling with us too. And I had to get my hand on a very pretty find!
Unused handpainted shoes. Love! ♥
Don't you just love bargain hunts?! What's you favorite yard sale find?
I am now halfway through my pregnancy and feeling extremely anxious + excited at the same time. Wond'ring what it's like to be a mommy x2! To beat the raging preggo hormones, I flood my mind with lots and lots of happy thoughts. :) My happy thoughts now include grey with splashes of citrine, pink, brown, pale blue....etc. ♥ Kassie's having a baby sister! We're naming her Alyana Louise. Must save up for my girls. ♥ Project! And here's a little something to inspire mommy in the coming weeks. I'm getting addicted to making my own inspiration boards. It's like bringing happy thoughts to life! :)
After sooo many months, here it is!! More than being able to publish with my very own domain, I FINALLY had time to organize my digital clutter! I feel so liberated. Haha. Please take time to visit my online photo portfolio.