Monday, October 8, 2012

{DIY} Jewelry Holder

It's hard to believe that I have yet to find just the right jewelry holder. Nothing has ever struck my fancy enough for me to make a purchase, so I finally decided that if I wanted something done right, I'd have to do it myself - and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! This super simple, super cute and super useful jewelry holder did not cost me more than ten dollars, or take me any longer than five minutes to make. 

What you will need: 
One medium sized plate
One candle stick
One small bowl
A few Q-tips
A tube of super glue
*Hint: search thrift stores, garage sales, or home good stores such as Marshalls for inexpensive pieces!

 Apply super glue to both the top and bottom of the candle stick. Once evenly spread using the Q-tips, place the candlestick in the center of the plate, and then place the bowl on top. Use a new Q-tip to remove any excess glue.

Wait for the super glue to dry and then add your precious jewels and enjoy!

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Trend Alert: {falling for} Leather

Leather, pleather, whatever. 

Leather is a must-have this fall season; and let me just tell you, I would wear something with leather every single day if I could. Take a look at a few of my leather leaders.

| Helene Berman | Saatchi | Michelle Mason | J Brand *Personal favorite | Sam Edelman |

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Boots with the {W}edge

I just can't help myself, I am "falling" for wedged ankle boots this season.

I love my new wedged biker boots (as seen above), they are the perfect accessory to any outfit - casual enough for the day and fierce, or shall I say {w}edgy enough for the night. With wedged ankle boots, you can't go wrong. What else is on the list? Check out below!

|Get the boot| Left to right: Rag & Bone $365, Toms $89, All Saints $275

All for now,
Xx Amanda

Monday, October 1, 2012

This Day in Music

My Saturday was a day filled with my {favorite} thing in the world, music

The fun started at the Beekman Beer Garden, down on the water in the financial district, where my friend hosted the Bud Light Lime end of summer party. The party included free beer, food and best of all, music! By 5 p.m. the crowd was going crazy thanks to performances by Swizz Beatz, Araabmuzik and Jermaine Dupri.

Needless to say, it was a great start to a night that had hardly just begun.

After the beerfest, I ventured to the Central Park Great Lawn for Global Festival, which included live music from The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K'naan, Neil Young and last but certainly not least, {the Foo Fighters}. 

Towards the end of the Foo Fighters' set, lead singer, Dave Grohl, hit the crowd with some shocking news.

"Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this," Grohl said. "This is it, man. Honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again... and this is the perfect place to do it, right now, tonight."

Regardless of if the Foo Fighters really do go on hiatus, I am feeling very lucky to have been one of the 60,000 people who got to see the last performance of their tour... in Central Park, nonetheless. 

All for now,
Xx Amanda