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Four Things

14 Jan

Four Things I’m Lovin’.

 Sorel Slimpack Riding Boot& Chromecast

Slimpack Boots-adore these distinct and stylish looking guys, very comfy after the struggle to get them over your cankels, hence the name “slimpack”. Size up, half a size, for a better fit.

Watching my favorite YouTubers on the big screen is super fun with Chromecast, it’s a bit shocking at first, because it feels like they are all up in your grill, but after you get used to it, it’s a hoot! Cast AWAY~

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 Moroccan Mint Loose Leaf Tea from Teavana

It’s like swallowing spearmint gum without the associated guilt that it might clog up your guts for seven years.

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Coconut Oil -buy it at any grocery store

Good for just about everything, use it for cooking, bringing life back into your crusty body parts, removing makeup and fixing your split ends.

Rule: {a little goes a long way}

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What are you lovin’ today? {besides this blog post} lol

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

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I’m A Million Dollar Mermaid, Ya’ll!

15 Apr

Feast your eyes upon my latest vintage treasure, this is a vintage Cole of California Gold Lame Swimsuit!

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 It was designed by Fred Cole as a promotional item for the movie Million Dollar Mermaid, featuring Esther Williams in the 1950s.

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I had been drooling over it since I first saw it and was searching high and low to get my hands on one. I finally found this exact one on Ebay in PERFECT and Brand New condition.

O-M-G!!!  {happy dance,happy dance}

If you happen to see a Million Dollar Mermaid bombshell vintage beauty, lounging at the beach this Summer, yeah, that would be little ‘ole me.

Here are some links to some similar vintage suits, if you wanna be a mermaid too!

Etsy Gold Vintage Suits

Ebay Gold Lame Suit

xoxo

~stylishpiggy

 

2014: Interesting Already!

16 Feb

2014, we are two months in and you are interesting already~

I turned 40 and it feels just like 39…except for a couple of new gray hairs.

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I got a mini pony, his name is Tater. Every morning, when he sees me coming out of the house, he gallops across the pasture to say “Hi” and also to find out if I have a carrot in my pocket. He is a noble steed.

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I finally got a vintage sofa. It has pink and white stripes and carved roses. What else do I need to say.

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I made candy glass for a Frozen birthday cake for my daughter without a candy thermometer and it turned out PERFECT and I didn’t burn off any skin with the 300 degree sugar. Will never be able to repeat that victory.

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I  also made a Rodarte celestial hair clip, now I can pretend to be a supermodel! You can buy an original for $600.00 or make one for $10.00. Your choice.

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 Small and large stars, a hair clip or comb, gold wire, and some gold spray paint. There are some videos and tutorials out there, just Google DIY Rodarte Clip, but I kinda just winged it when I did mine.

Spray paint your stars , cut long pieces of wire, alternate wrapping the wire around large and small stars,attach to hair clip or comb in whatever way looks good to you. Easy peezy and super chic!
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Got some awesome gold Art Craft cat eyeglasses from the 50s. Just need to have my prescrip put in them and I will be able to see T.V. again.

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We just had a freakish ice storm, followed by days of power loss and then we had an earthquake. Which one of you slapped a curse on S.C. {fess up now and we’ll go easy on ya}. I almost burnt my house down trying to cook in my fireplace. I don’t like pioneering.

Besides my normal mama and wife duties, I’ve also been standing out in the freezing cold at Estate Sales treasure hunting for my Etsy shop. Fun Stuff. 

Things I’ve recently purchased:

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Bacon tee from Old Navy, bracelet from Dillards, fancy shirt from one of those stores at the mall that you never bothered to know the name of ???? and some root concealer from Sephora, you did see that I turned 40, this stuff works, sister.

Latest food addiction:

Candied bacon, I think I had a dream about it. Good thing I have associated guilt with my bacon consumption or I’d be a real porker. {haha} Yes, I went there.

I have yet to start the healthy eating phase of 2014.

Its gonna be a good year.

How’s it going for you?

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

Two Cents Tuesday: Michael Kors Handbags

14 Jan

It was all over, I sat on the floor surrounded by a sea of open boxes and a blanket of torn wrapping paper, admiring my Christmas stash, when my husband suddenly appears around the corner holding a very large gold box, “we forgot one”, he said.

Say what! Get out of town….. the Michael Kors name could plainly be seen, wow-wasn’t expecting that. We just recently got a Michael Kors store at our mall and it was quite the talk of the town.

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I open up the box which contained a felt bag with a very large brown Hamilton bag in it. Impressive and beautiful.

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I am usually not the kind of girl who buys expensive bags, they are a “nice to have, but don’t need” in my book.

After the sticker shock wears off, I get super jazzed about my new bag.

A couple of days after Christmas, I load up the bag and we were off to mall.

The first thing I noticed about the bag was that after the paper was taken out, it was not keeping its nice shape and was dipping down in the middle. Hmmmm…is that supposed to happen?

While at the mall, I was using the shoulder strap, when you use the shoulder strap, the hand straps kinda fold down to the sides which resulted in it constantly poking me in my rib bone. Owee.

Gosh, I am not usually this picky about stuff, but I think when something is pricey, you tend to expect more out of it.

We walked around the mall for about an hour and I finally had to just stop and take this stinkin’ lead weight off my shoulder. I think there might have been an indention. Good lord, this bag is heavy!

Does this thing come with a warning?? I must have missed the fine print.

{ warning: carrying this bag may result in shoulder injury, rib breakage and general discomfort }

Who is this Michael Kors guy anyway, I googled him. He looks nice enough, but he did try to assault me with his purse. Ole Mikee might need to consider throwing in a coupon for free Orthopedic services with purchase from now on out.

I really wanted to love this purse, but sadly with it’s price tag, I just didn’t. The bag is now living back in the Micheals Kors store and waiting for its next victim. Beware~

Hey, it’s just my two cents.

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

What In The World Have I Been Doing?

14 Nov

Well, I will tell ya…

I have been extremely busy scoping out treasures for my Etsy shop lately, drove an hour and a half yesterday towards Atlanta for a huge estate sale, came back with some excellent stuff!

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I really haven’t been eating anything too tasty recently. I did however try some moonshine {only in the South} at a restaurant, which was weird, but enjoyable and…NO…I did not get drunk-fied and no I will not be constructing a homemade still on my property anytime soon, but I’d certainly drink it again if it becomes available.

I ran/walked my first Run or Dye 5K and didn’t “dye”! Thas good.

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I scored a Carol Bennett Liberty House Dress at the Goodwill…

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I got some cute jewelry at Rue 21 for 2 bucks a piece.

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And last but not least, I have been wearing this hat on my head every night while I sleep! What…its warm. My husband says I look like the guy from Fat Albert that says Obee Kaybee or a jelly fish. In fact, I am wearing this hat as we speak.photo-707

So that about sums it up. Hope you have been having as much fun as I am lately. If not, start now.

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

Katharine Hepburn…You Rock, Sister!

10 Oct

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I woke up this morning and decided to cut on the ‘ole television, something I never do, and it happened to be on TCM (Turner Classic Movies). They were showing a documentary about Katharine Hepburn and I was immediately drawn in.

As I was watching,  I realized I didn’t know that much about Mrs. Hepburn’s personal life. I grew up watching African Queen and was always a big fan.

So here’s a few facts I learned from the show:

1-She was awesome!

2-She was awesome!

3-She was married to Spencer Tracey for 26 years and was madly deeply in love with him.

4-She loved a challenge

5-Contrary to popular belief, she did not have Parkinson’s Disease, she inherited her “shakey head” gene from her Grandfather.

After watching this documentary, I also realized that I had fallen out of the habit of watching my beloved classic movies and now “it’s on like donkey kong, ya’ll”!

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Loved her iconic pants, her voice and her spunky rebellious personality!

She inspired me this morning…you can get your KHep style inspiration by clicking here.

“if you always do what interests you, at least one person will be pleased” -Katharine Hepburn

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

And So It Begins….Halloween!

1 Oct

Halloween, my favorite time of the year is finally here…

Check out my yard haunt for 2013 “The Swine Sisters”

Also, here is some righteous and creepy things and Ideas for October!

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Skeleton Cameo Ring

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I am heavily into Vintage this year since I started my Etsy shop, so I want to do something like this for my Halloween Costume. Vintage Dress, some kinda of disturbing bag mask. You get the picture~

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If your child is having a Halloween party or some friends over, why not let them make creepy pizza cookies!

 For more fun Halloween costumes and decorating ideas, click here for the link to my Halloween post from last year.

Oh Halloween…i love u~

Don’t forget to subscribe,comment, and visit my Etsy shop for some vintage goodies!

xoxoHalloweenxoxo

-stylishpiggy

Thrift Inspiration…need some?

19 Sep

It’s Thrifty Thursday, Yay!

Here’s some things I have thrifted lately…get some inspiration for your next thrift expedition!

photo-537 Designer David Meister Dress {saw this dress online of $214.00)

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Cropped Anthropologie Jacket

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photo-538Pink Antique tufted chairs, I usually steer away from used furniture, but I couldn’t pass them up

I do love me some pink{GORGEOUS}

So there it is, in all its thrifted glory…

xoxothriftxoxo

-stylishpiggy

I Salute You…Dear Lady.

11 Sep

Dear Lady, who lovingly and skillfully crafted this Vintage style bomber dress with your own two little hands and then willingly gave it to Goodwill…..

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I SALUTE YOU!

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Cause it truly is “The Bomb” and it’s all mine.

Get out there and thrift something…

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

Make Something Monday: Midi Rings, Rodarte Star Clips or Recycled Tie Cuffs

19 Aug

 Ready to craft up a little style today?

 Here’s three cool things to consider making:

 Midi Rings

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Love these trendy little rings that fit right above your knuckles, making these is as easy as pie. Here’s a great tutorial from Creative Soul Spectrum’s blog. Thank ya, ma’am!

Rodarte Star Clip

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These dreamy hair pieces caused quite a stir at last years Rodarte fashion show, they are just too fab!  Radar to the Scene shows us a great little way to make these star clips. Click here to see how!

 Tie Cuffs

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Pick up a cool tie from the thrift store and go to town making one of these cuffs!

Here’s a great tutorial from the Freckled Nest:)

Happy Style Crafting!

Don’t forget to subscribe, cause sometimes I am really funny.

{ Not today-today I’m crafty}

xoxo

-stylishpiggy

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