Weddings

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Long time no see.  Seriously though, it’s been a long time.  It’s been busy around the Warr house with starting an online boutique, driving across the country, and wedding stuff.

My sister’s wedding was this past weekend, which was a blast! I love weddings but I only love them when it’s not mine own (that sounded weird, I’ve only been married once).  Hear me out.  You get to talk to who you want to talk to and you get to stuff your face with delicious food without.  It’s a no brainer.

Sometimes I feel like Ron Swanson at weddings.  When there’s a buffet line I go straight for the meat.  I play a strategic game called how much expensive meat can I fit into my stomach.  It’s not for the faint of heart.  I may or may not of eaten an entire prime rib roast this weekend.

I also avoid strangers like the plague.  Small talk is the worst.  I’d rather stab my eyeballs out than have to endure through small talk.  Since it was my sister’s wedding I pretty much knew everyone there so it wasn’t bad.

Well that’s all I have to say. See ya on the flippity flip (that was for all my Office lovers out there).

Introducing: The clad&cloth Girl

August 6, 2014

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One thing I’ve always wanted to do, is be a Fashion/Merchandiser buyer for Anthropologie (or some other awesome store).  It was something that I never really said out loud because I thought it would sound silly and maybe completely unattainable for someone like me.  Today I’m happy to say that I’m actually doing what I want to be doing.  I’ve become my own Buyer for my own shop.  I’m feeling pretty high on life because not many people get to say that.  Anyway, I just wanted to show you guys what I’ve been up to for the last month.  So, for the first time ever, I’m here to introduce you to The “clad&cloth” girl.

Now let me tell you a little bit about her.  The “clad & cloth” girl is tastefully dressed, modest, bold, and unique.  The “clad & cloth” girl is more than her clothes and never hides behind scantily bits of fabric.  She is smart and kind.  She is daring and respectful.  She is courageous and gentle.  She is calm, cool and collected.  She is your best self.  Welcome to your new wardrobe.

Here are some of my favorite picks from the shop.

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Oatmeal Peplum Blouse

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Sneak Peek: DIY Minimalist Leather Clutch

July 25, 2014

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This is a little sneak peak of the DIY leather clutch I designed for Darby Smart.  Darby Smart puts together DIY kits so you can make them at home, pretty fun stuff.  I’ve had a lot of people ask where they can buy leather, so I thought this kit would be perfect.  I’ll keep you updated on when this kit will be up for sale!  Woohoo!

DIY Lightbulb Terrariums

July 19, 2014

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How to make Lightbulb Terrariums.  I found these lightbulb vases at Hobby Lobby and knew I had to make a project out of them.  For this project I recycled a lot of my old DIY supplies, so I spent under $15.

YOU NEED:

  • Lightbulb Vases
  • Air plant
  • Green Moss
  • Little rocks
  • White String

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1. Make your terrariums.  I divided up the rocks equally and then poured those in first.  I then added the moss and air plant.

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2. Thread your string through the hole on top of the lightbulb vase.  Tie a knot at the end of the string and screw the top back on.

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3. Hang your terrariums from the ceiling.  I used little clear hooks and then tied the string to the hook.

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If you don’t want to hang them they also look great in a book shelf or even as a book stopper.

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How to: Blue Painted Walls

July 16, 2014



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“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Ace Hardware via Mode
Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not
indicative of the opinions or positions of Ace Hardware.”

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about paint.  But seriously, I’m going to talk about paint.  And before you start throwing tomatos and calling me names like, “Corporate sellout!” or “Stupid blogger face” (sadly that is the second thing that came to mind) for doing this sponsored post, hear me out.

I’ve been helping Anthropologie open their new store in Columbia, Maryland (which I’ll tell you more about another day) and I’ve been inspired to decorate or at least start trying.  One thing Anthropologie does really well (amongst the million other things) is taking something very unique and making it look effortlessly matched with a room.  Rarely does Anthropologie stick with a room full of white walls.  When Ace Hardware came around asking if I’d do this post I got a little excited because, well, they’re paying me, but also because I really needed to do some home decor research before I head home at the end of the summer.  So without further delay, this post is to show you how to do a bright colored wall, namely blue painted walls.  If you don’t want to paint your walls blue by the end of this post, then I’ll eat some cake.  If you do paint your walls blue by the end of this post, then I’ll still eat some cake.  Either way I win because I will be eating cake.

I picked out some of my favorite blue paint colors and displayed them nicely for you. These also match the colors in the pictures below if you wanted to do something similar.

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1. I had to include a picture of how Anthro oooobviously.  I love how they paired the bold prints of the chair and rug with the paint color.  In this way the paint color compliments the furniture but doesn’t overshadow it.

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2. I love this one.  First of all, I love the abundance of nature light coming into the room.  For me this room is all about smart choices when it comes to color combinations.  The blue walls compliment the wood floor and actually make it look more vibrant for a comfortable look.

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3. Mmmm.  This is good.  Sky blue can look really cheesy but it is done so well here.  This is for the folks that don’t want to go too dark but want to experiment with some color.  The other darker blues in the room mute the wall color a little bit, making it look perfectly suited for this room.

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4. You can’t go wrong with a wall gallery (well, yes you can).  I love how just one wall is painted blue, almost as if it’s part of the wall gallery.  This is the perfect compromise for someone who wants to try new wall paint colors but doesn’t want to apply that to their whole house.  This is probably something I’ll do in the future, try one wall at first and see where it goes from there.

Well folks, I’m done. I’m going to go eat some cake.

Here’s a statement from Ace Hardware:
“Introducing the New Paint Studio at Ace. Featuring brilliant colors from
Clark+Kensington, ranked #1 by a leading consumer magazine in interior semi-
gloss. So stop by your neighborhood Ace today to get top color expertise and to
find your perfect color with mixable, pint-sized color samples for $4.99 at the
hottest boutique, the new Paint Studio at Ace, where helpful is beautiful.”

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Happy Birthday ‘Murica

July 8, 2014

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As you can see my 4th of July was hoppin’ and, yes, I’m being a bit sarcastic.  I felt a little bad this 4th because I was so close to D.C. and deliberately chose not to go see the firework show.  Something you need to know about me is that I hate crowds of people.  I avoid them like I would avoid a restaurant that serves 5 different kinds of ethnic food (not a good idea people, Indian and Greek were not meant to be together).  I love intimate settings with family and friends.  I’m usually the one at parties that is either sitting next to the buffet table so hopefully nobody notices that I went for 5th’s or spouting off depressing facts about corrupt companies and group dynamics (I’m a real party killer).  If you want a party killer, come talk to me, I could give you a few pointers.  So needless to say this little July 4th party was a winner for me.

Also, you probably noticed that it’s pretty light in most these pictures.  Let’s talk about that.  I am lame.  I’m pretty aware of the situation and have fully accepted that I have not so eloquently stumbled into grandma-hood.  If you’re coming to this blog for stimulating talk of parties and travel then bow out now before it’s too late.

It’s now no secret to all you nice internet folk that my life is unequivocally normal and at best somewhat interesting.  I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.  Happy birthday ‘Murica.

Studio Cosette

July 2, 2014

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Every now and then I like to spotlight artists and shops that deserve recognition.  The jewelry shop Studio Cosette is one of those shops.

The fantastic Fai of Studio Cosette was gracious enough to send over two of her beautiful rings!  The best part is that she hand makes all the rings!  I love them even more because of that.  Also, I’m a sucker for good packaging and these rings were well packaged.

The first day I wore these I got 3 compliments in 10 mintes.  Also, I wear them almost everyday.  If you’d like to check out these rings or her other stuff head on over to her shop Studio Cosette.  Just for CLAD&CLOTH’s readers she’s giving a 10% discount if you use the code CLADANDCLOTH!

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DIY Himmeli Prism

June 30, 2014

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The first time I saw a Himmeli Prism, I just knew I had to figure out how to make one for myself.  Such a cool modern piece for any space.  If I told you that figuring out how to make these and source all the materials was easy then I would be a dirty rotten liar.  In the end they ended up not being that hard to make but getting there was a little bit of a struggle.  Here’s how to make your own DIY Himmeli Prism. FYI: the ones I made here are in my Etsy Shop.

Tools:

  • Wire
  • Metal Tubing
  • Metal Cutting Tool
  • String (for hanging them)

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The first time I tried to make these was a disaster.  I tried to use string because I didn’t have any wire laying around.  I had to start over multiple times because I’d get confused of where that the pieces were fitting.  Moral of the story is get wire.

I purchased 3 packages of gold metal tubing from Hobby Lobby. I cut the metal into pieces to make the different shapes shown below.  When I would cut through the metal it would pinch the tube a little so I used the cutting tool to un-pinch the opening.

After you’ve cut all your metal pieces you’ll then start feeding your wire through the metal tubes.  I wish I could tell you that there was a method to my wire stringing but there isn’t.  I just tried to only feed the wire through twice because it wouldn’t fit a third time.  So that the points of the prism stayed in place I would wrap the wire around once before feeding it through the next tube.

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I made a little hook with the remaining wire coming from the top and looped string through it.

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I put a little air plant to spruce it up a bit.

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If you don’t want to spend the time making one then you can buy mine here!

 

How to Style the Printed Pant

June 25, 2014

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Printed Pants: OASAP // Striped Blue t-shirt: Splendid // White Tee: Madwell (similar) // Gree Tee: Jcrew

How to style the printed pant.  Alright, let’s be straight.  The printed pant can be a little scary.  I get that.  I also get that these pants look like a tropical forest had too much Fiber One Cereal.  The fact is that these looks are so simple and inexpensive.  Those pants are $23 folks.  It doesn’t cost a zillion dollars to be fashionable but it does take some creativity.  It’s all about colors and shapes.  Patterns can work together to compliment on another if you focus more on the whole outfits aesthetic rather than just one piece.  If you break it down all we’re looking at is a three piece outfit printed pants, t-shirt, and brown leather sandals. Easy peezy.

I also want to thank Jamie Dicristofano for being my model for this shoot and for letting me dress her.  She did a fantastic job, am I right?