29 July 2013

scenes from the weekend and your opinion on a DIY needed!

29 July 2013
if you follow me on instagram, you probably know how flipping excited i was to be part of the blogher '13 conference fashion show on saturday!

thanks to giftbar, we were outfitted with amazing looks from local designers and boutiques, and thanks to the Ulta beauty team, our hair and makeup looked fabulous!

i can't wait to see the professional photos, but here are a few behind-the-scenes shots i snapped:

Ulta beauty exert, Sam, and i!

and now, i need your help!

we are trying to decide between two fabrics to upholster our new parsons table (for diy tutorial click here). both are faux animal skin vinyl from JoAnn on sale for $20/yd: one is a black crocodile (here) and the other is a black and yellow/beige python (here). vinyl is a great choice for recovering furniture on a budget because it mimics the look of and durability of leather, for a fraction of the price.

JoAnn is quickly becoming a favorite for affordable, stylish fabric for our DIY projects. the faux croc suede fabric that we used to reupholster chair seats (here) was also from JoAnn. 

both were unavailable in store, so we bought 3 yards of each so we could make a final decision in person.

what do you think? i love the python, but i was hoping for more black + white and i'm not sure i'm digging the buttery yellow.

regardless, we're going to have lots of extra fabric that i'll have find something fun to do with.


Alison said...

I am torn! These are both good I would do the silver maybe?

Rachel said...

That dress is amazing on you! I like the neutral fabric more, but both are fun!

Jessica Marquez said...

So pretty! Your hair and dress are gorgeous!

Alyssa said...

You are a stunner in that red dress, lady. Gorgeous!

Short and Sweet Blog said...

Love your hair and I'd go with the more gray/black one! :)

Lena said...

That dress is incredible on you!

Cara-Mia said...

Wow, that dress is amazing! You look fantastic in it!

As for the vinyl, I vote for the black crocodile.

Dora said...

Your hair looks amazing!! I love the dress

Jen said...

I love how pretty your hair was and you look stunning in that gown!

xo jen
Pearls & Lace

Annie said...

Stunning!! And I vote croc.

CharminglyStyled said...

I loved following you on IG this weekend and checking out your snaps! I think my favorite would have to be the crocodile - hard to choose though!

taylor said...

you looked so gorgeous on instagram in all of those photos - gorgeous dress too!


EdgarWelty said...

Love your red dress ---just stunning!

Johanna said...

1. That red dress was made for you! 2. The alligator skin all the way, baby! That will look amazing on a parsons table!

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