twistedchic

February 17, 2014

Return to the Windy (Snowy) City

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So I’m finally a) back from visiting my wonderful family in Texas and b) over the terrible airport-flu I caught.   (I’ll spare you the horrible travel details, suffice it to say that my flying experience was everything you could dread and then some~)

However, it was all worth it because … I brought magnificent stuff back with me from lovely (mostly) sunny Texas:

My new belt~

I searched all over for a belt like this last year and the year before, only to have everything be sold out!  So how lucky was I to find it in an antique store outside of Austin?  Pretty darn lucky~

My awesome brother got me this fan for christmas.  It’s gorgeous!

I’m going to have to figure out how to display it properly (more on that later) but it was the cutest present~

 

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January 13, 2014

January Inspiration

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,Fashion,Inspiration,Style — by twistedchic @ 2:00 am
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The snow days of winter have certainly been hitting us hard in Chicagoland!  In between intense winter storms, freezing rain, and snow-packed streets, I haven’t had much time to think about style, fashion or much else besides surviving the drive to work~

So I’m definitely feeling the need for a little mid-winter inspiration.  January is all about urban layers~

Images courtesy of SeaOf Shoes, takmaj, and some fashion site i can't recall

Images courtesy of SeaOf Shoes, takmaj, and some fashion site i can’t recall

December 21, 2013

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Filed under: Clothing,Gifts,Inspiration — by twistedchic @ 6:34 pm
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It’s the weekend before Christmas, and I know a lot of people haven’t gotten all their presents yet, judging by how crowded the parking lots are.  So if you’re looking for a last minute gift, here are some recommendations for anyone on your list:

Land’s End Gloves:

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Gloves are great for guys and gals, and everyone loses them, so they’re always welcome!

Or how about this adorable hoodie?

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So cute and unique~

Foodie treats are *always* a great present.  I’d love to get this:

TJs-Joe-Joes-VarietyI love me some Trader Joe’s cookies.  These look fabulous!

Or how about something for the chef in your life?

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I have the white one, (a present from an awesome friend’s mom!) and I use it constantly!  These are great and last forever~

So good luck shopping out there, and remember that what really counts is the love behind the gift.

 

December 11, 2013

Beautiful Thing of the Week

Filed under: Accessories,Art,Fashion,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 7:37 pm
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Oh WOW.  I need these all.  BECAUSE. REASONS!

These are so beautiful I am literally struggling to find words to convey how wonderful they are!  Have a closer look at the jewels in the rings. (they have tiny tiny cities inside them~)

December 10, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide

Filed under: Clothing,Gifts,Inspiration,Jewelry,Shoes — by twistedchic @ 11:55 pm
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‘Tis the season!  I’ve got most of my holiday shopping done, so I’m passing along the inspiration in case anybody else needs some.  Here are some great presents for anyone in your life.

These slippers are incredibly comfy!  I’ve got a pair myself and I love them~

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These geode earrings are unique and gorgeous!

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These winter hats say women, but I think they’d be great for anyone, and so warm! (I live in Chicagoland, so that’s key)

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Or how about this cool wallet?  Very organized, and I guarantee they won’t have one like it~

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Of course, there’s nothing like a home-made gift.  I’m giving a couple of fleece scarves out this year (shhhhh, don’t tell!) That post to come!

November 26, 2013

The Coda

Filed under: Angst,Art,Style — by twistedchic @ 11:45 pm
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It’s been two longs months for me.

I was in a car accident.  My car was destroyed, thankfully I was not.  I was pretty beat up, but with the help of my doc and team of physical therapists, I’m on the way to recovery.  I can now, sort of, use my left arm again.  But it’s going to be a while before I DIY again.

It’s amazing how your entire life can change in an instant.

While I’m recovering, here are some images that are inspiring me on the house & home front.

 

I don’t know about you, but comfort is what I’m craving this winter~

September 10, 2013

Three Bridesmaids Bracelets

Filed under: Accessories,Art,DIY,Fashion,Jewelry,Style — by twistedchic @ 8:48 pm
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Remember the bridal necklace I made for my friend H?  Here’s the latest update on her bridesmaids jewelry: I finished three bracelets, all white moonstone and silver spacers, with colored pearl or citrine accents.

H’s wedding colors are blue and yellow, and her flowers are going to have a mix of different hues.  So for the jewelry, each piece is unique and the jewels range in tone from pale yellow to sunny yellow to peach yellow.  There will be five necklace/bracelet sets in all, for five wonderful bridesmaids~  (What a thoughtful gift, H!)

September 6, 2013

September Inspiration

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,Fashion,Inspiration,Jewelry,Style — by twistedchic @ 9:34 pm
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September is all about the remix!  Pattern, texture, hue: mix it up~  let’s see the unexpected…

So here’s what’s inspiring me:

September Inspiration

Image credits: theartofanimation, youlookfab, aforestssonariversdaughter, pinterest, altamira

This month is going to be very creative~

September 3, 2013

One Piece, Many Ways

Filed under: Clothing,Fashion,Inspiration,Style — by twistedchic @ 6:26 pm
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I have a confession…

Stripes puzzle me.  Especially horizontal stripes.  I know they’re popular, people love them… They’ve just never been ~my~ cup of tea (is stripe-phobia a thing?).  However, I’ve seen other people make them look pretty darn fabulous!  And when sweet, talented Audrey proposed a *one piece, many ways* challenge, I knew this would be the perfect chance to figure out the stripe!

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We all know I love cardigans~  The first time I saw this in the store, I didn’t get it.  I thought the price didn’t justify the purchase, and I wasn’t sure I could pull it off.  So I waited, and visited it in the store occasionally.  It was finally on sale this weekend, though, so I took it home with me~  Now to make it work!

It is still summer here in Chicagoland, so I wanted a lighter warm weather look to start with

It is still summer here in Chicagoland, so I wanted a lighter warm weather look to start with

This was a good challenge for me: not only did I gain a new cardigan (yaaay!) but I figured out new ways to use a wardrobe basic.  This piece has a strong blue color, so I was glad to see it pairing well with my other blues.  Also? The stripe was surprisingly versatile, it worked well with a lot of my other prints.

Also?  If any of you have stuck with me since the last *one piece, many ways* challenge, you’ll remember I wanted to start looking for new accessories to incorporate into my lookbook.  I’ve started with my cobalt blue braided belt and a vintage silk scarf.  Still looking for some bracelets, a watch, and a necklace alternative.  (And shoes, of course, always shoes~)

August 28, 2013

Some Things Old, Some Things New

Filed under: Accessories,Art,DIY,Fashion,Jewelry,Style — by twistedchic @ 8:04 pm
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So I’m finally getting around to posting all my uploaded earrings photos, like I’ve been meaning to do.  My friend K asked to see some pics of a pair of blue pearls, and I promised I’d send her the link, so here is all the jewelry I’ve been meaning to get around to showing off~

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