May 19, 2013
May 16, 2013
We recently made over these chairs that Brian found in the alley on his way to work one morning. They were dirty and a little beat up, but nothing a hosing and some spray paint couldn’t fix. We spent less than $30 on spray paint and the chairs were free, so it was a cheap addition to our patio furniture. I still want to make some cushions for them because I haven’t found any round ones for sale that I like.
Here’s what they looked like before…
We used Montana Gold spray paint in Pool and if you’re local, they have a good selection at the Arizona Art Supply in Phoenix on 16th Street.
Have you entered the Albion swimsuit giveaway yet?? Do it.
May 14, 2013
This week we are showing you our favorite spring dresses.
Picking a favorite dress is like trying to pick your favorite child. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but it’s really, really hard.
This vintage number was a birthday gift from my friend Adrienne last year. It’s handmade and I can’t get over the amazing collar and pockets.
I’m stuffing my bun, you guys. Is that like false advertising? I really wanted one of those big, puffy buns that my thin hair just couldn’t create so I snagged up a bun maker last time I was at Target. No regrets.
dress: vintage- gift
shoes: ASOS (2 years ago)
If you’re new around here and you’d like to see some of my other favorite dresses, you can check them out here, here, here, and here.
Make sure you head on over to Gypsy in Jasper if you want to see what the other ladies are wearing, or bet yet link up with your favorite spring dress!
May 13, 2013
Summertime is here, which means spending as much time in the water as possible. Pool parties, floating down the river, and days at the lake are really the only way to get through these months in the desert.
Summers are spent practically living in a bathing suit, but I feel like that usually is the least fun thing to shop for. Turns out, I was shopping in the wrong places for over-priced, triangles of fabric, not designed to actually fit anyone’s body.
I was recently sent this fun, poppy red suit from Albion Fit. I love the vintage look of the one piece, and the ruffle is added fun. This suit is so well made, it’s nice to know that I can jump in the water and swim around without worrying about my suit coming off. They know how to make a suit to fit our bodies AND look cute! There is fabric and support in all the right places.
swim suit: c/o Albion Fit
shoes, shorts: vintage
They have so many cute suits and comfy workout clothes- some of my other favorites are the pin-up bikini top, the Zig and Zag chevron suit, and blue signature hoodie.
Guess what? The awesome folks at Albion want to give one of YOU your very own bathing suit! They are generously offering one lucky reader the same ruffly, red suit I am wearing. PLUS until Friday, May 17th, you can get $15 off of any purchase over $50 by entering the code LALAFAUXBOIS15 at checkout.
Mandatory entry: Like Albion Fit on Facbook AND pin your favorite item from Albion Fit onto one of your Pinterest boards. Leave a link in the comments.
Additional entries: leave a separate comment for each entry…
- Blog, tweet, or Facebook about the giveaway
- Follow me on Twitter
You have until Thursday May 23rd at midnight to enter- the winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday!
May 10, 2013
Just because I felt like we could all use some cat cuteness today, I’m sharing some pics I snapped of Piper.
We are feeling lazy around these parts. Maybe it’s the heat onslaught or maybe it’s crashing after craziness, but Piper and I just want to lounge right now.
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Yay! It’s Friday AND I have an awesome giveaway to tell you about- hosted by the lovely Chantilly! A bunch of us have banded together to offer one lucky a reader a 16GB iPad mini in black or white!
This giveaway will be open until May 30th, and will be open only in the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, and Australia.
Also, by the way, every single one of these ladies is worth getting to know. Take a moment to check out their links, find some new favorites, and enter away!
Chantilly ~ ChantillySongs ? Marisa ~ The Shades of Monet Chronicles ? Lisa ~ Lala Faux Bois ? Shell ~ Kitty and Buck ? Marilyn ~ Pulp Sushi ? Sammy ~ The Cookie Button ? Amanda E ~ Little Lady Little City ? Regina ~ Acute Designs ? Katherine ~ Of Corgis and Cocktails ? Amanda A. ~ Little Tranquility ? Joanna ~ ModaMama ? Roxy ~ GrrFiesty ? Vanessa ~ Take Only Memories ? Sabrina ~ The Little Owl ? Miss Angie ~ My So-Called Chaos ? Shai ~ Vagabond Studio ? Chelsea ~ Life Unpublished ? Lauren ~ A Wild Tonic ? Jenna ~ Kitty Cat Stevens ? Jessa ~ Caked Blog
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