Sometimes you wear an outfit that just makes you feel good from head to toe. That was definitely the case with this outfit. Funny enough, I had originally taken the grey and blue version of this shirt into the change room, but felt like it was too casual for me, and had already written it off. Then the salesgirl found this one for me, last one in the store, in my size, and it fit perfectly, and somehow I felt like the black and white dressed it up just enough that I felt perfectly put together in it. I wish you could feel how soft the fabric is, it is seriously the most comfy shift I own, and I love any excuse to throw on my white jeans, so I think I may have just found a new weekend uniform.
When I was approached with this guest post, I was so intrigued, a DIY post dedicated strictly to bathroom projects. If you are like me, I like to think I am good at DIY projects, but if I am being honest, sometimes I have the very best intentions, but they fall to the wayside when life gets in the way. However, many of these ideas are easy to accomplish, and seem like they would be a rewarding do-it-yourself project, with a great outcome for a room you use on a very regular basis!
Have you attempted anything like these in your home? I would love to hear your DIY stories!
DIY MirrorScapes Framed Mirror Kit (via)
Do-It-Yourself is a great way to save money and get hands-on with your decor projects. For example, if you’re looking for a framed designer mirror look without the price tag, consider a DIY framed mirror kit. Order a mirror from an online mirror store, and dress it up with the MirrorScapes frame-kit by Moen. You will end up with a result similar to that seen above, and the kits come in a wide variety of colors. Glass mirrors can also be customized to your exact specifications online. If youíre skipping on the frame, but looking for an easy mirror installation, the easiest way to install a mirror is with mirror mastic (mirror glue). This means no more drilling into your walls with mirror clips!
Stick-on Wall Pattern Decals (via)
If you’re not big on painting, you can still dress up any bathroom with stick-on pattern wall decals. Many are floral in nature and can be purchased online. These give your otherwise boring bathroom walls, a bit of design flare. And these decals don’t have to be relegated just for the bathroom either; there are many styles and designs for any room of the house including unique wall art for one’s bedroom.
Dresser turned Vanity (via)
If you are salvage savvy, an antique dresser can be repainted, and made into the perfect DIY bathroom vanity. Antique furniture has a lot of purpose when it comes to DIY. Antique closet doors have been turned into tables and mirror frames, wooden pallets have been converted into coffee tables, dressers have been repurposed into vanities; the possibilities are really endless! And combining that with a vintage framed mirror is an expert touch of decor.
Vessel Sinks (via)
And on top of your dresser turned vanity the perfect sink would be a trendy vessel sink. These designer sinks run in a wide variety of sizes, types, and prices; but they all add a modern flare to oneís bathroom and the mix well with antique door.
Bamboo Vessel Sinks (via)
Vessel sinks don’t have to be white and Plain Jane, here are some eco-friendly vessel sinks made out of bamboo!
DIY bathroom decor is crucial. Why not decorate the only room left for pampering and relaxation after a long day?
About the Author
Shahab Shokouhi is a glass design expert at www.dullesglassandmirror.com, an innovative manufacturer of glass table tops, glass shelves, and all other glass and mirror products. Follow Dulles Glass and Mirror on Pinterest or on YouTube to see how theyíre changing the way glass products are manufactured, customized and delivered.
I am finally home this week in what feels like ages, and one of the things I was looking forward to most was making some healthy, easy, home cooked meals. This one found here was appealing for a few reasons, mainly the easy and small ingredient list, and the healthy but tasty sounding result.
If you are looking for a meal you can whip up in under 30 minutes, feel great after eating it, and easily make some extras for lunch the next day, this one is it.
I love the balsamic infusion, and I am already trying to think of other recipes I can add this one to.
You will need:
- 6 thin boneless, skinless breasts that have been pounded thin
- Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 and 1/2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup packed fresh basil, finely chopped
- In a large frying pan set over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil
- Add half of the chicken breasts and cook, undisturbed, until a crisp golden crust has formed on one side, about 3 minutes, then flip and repeat
- Transfer the cooked cutlets to a plate and cover to keep warm
- Add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil to the now-empty pan and add the remaining chicken cutlets and cook, undisturbed, until a crisp golden crust has formed on one side, about 3 minutes, then flip and repeat
- Transfer the cooked cutlets to the plate with the rest of the cutlets and cover to keep warm
- Reduce the heat to medium, and add the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to the pan
- Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds
- Add the tomatoes and vinegar and cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar has thickened slightly and the tomatoes have begun to burst, approx. 7 to 10 minutes (at about 5 minutes, add some basil to taste)
- Turn off the heat and let the tomatoes stand while you plate the chicken
- To serve, divide the chicken breasts and slice among four serving plates, top the chicken with the tomatoes, and sprinkle with fresh basil
A sleeveless, collared blouse is perfect for warmer days – and I am in love with the colours on this one
In a sense, it always feels hard to believe that another month is here. However, June is one of my very favourites, since we still have so much wonderful weather ahead of us, and we are fully into our summer wardrobes. To me, this means fun colour, fabulous sandals and all of the other great things that are distinctly summer. Last week I was down in South Beach, and I can definitely say I am in full summer mode now, in fact, I picked up this fabulous (and amazingly priced) blouse down there and can’t wait to find ways to make it work appropriate here.
What are you on the hunt for this month to kickoff summer?
I am obsessed with the cut, colour and fabric of this dress – perfect for summer and will look amazing in the fall with booties
If you are looking for a unique sandal, look no further – also love the colour (would look fabulous with the dress above)
Pefect paired with jean shorts or layered over a great light weight dress when the nights are a little cooler
A cute structured bag, in a nice neutral for a great price point = perfect purchase