Chronic tailgaters and party throwers will attest to the convenience of a good folding chair. Unfortunately, the sturdiest, most comfortable options tend to be the most unattractive. Just in time for the busiest season for entertaining, we've stumbled across a DIY that can transform the sorriest folding chair into something fabulous!
After being gifted a heap of hideous folding chairs, My Fabuless Life blogger Jenn decided to give them a much-needed makeover.
She collected fabric remnants, spray paint, one-inch screws, and a staple gun, and then got to work! The result? A batch of party-perfect folding chairs that are a cinch to stow away or transport. We love the unfussy, eclectic vibe of the mismatched patterns and colors!
At this point, we've got you covered when it comes to cocktail dresses (and non-cocktail dresses) for holiday parties that require a certain dose of festive flair. But what to do when you're fielding an invite for drinks that doesn't require sparkles, spangles, or metallics? Copy the white jeans and button-up Aimee Song wore to a recent Christian Louboutin event in Miami, FL. The casual clothes were dressed up by a serious statement necklace, bracelets, and suede pumps. Copy this look next time you're meeting friends for a non-holiday-party party.
Shop clockwise from top left: The Lady and the Sailor pocket top ($110, originally $184), Mawi spike charm necklace ($725), Rag & Bone skinny jeans ($143, originally $205), Nine West Flax pumps ($60, originally $69)
One thing's for sure: if Jennifer Lopez was still dating Diddy, she would not be wearing this outfit. The sometimes-diva skipped snakeskin, shine, and anything remotely revealing in favor of some black-on-black action anchored by sensible oxfords from her line for Kohl's (though we are pretty sure that's a pop of snakeskin on her tote). We're a big fan of this demure J Lo. You, too? They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so go ahead and shop similar pieces here
If your gift list has a person with cool, effortless style, impress her with modern design. Between the geographic lines and clean finishes, these minimalist accents are anything but boring. Whether you opt for a polished vase or a contemporary ornament, these affordable picks are sure to impress the design-lover on your shopping list!Shop the entire gift list after the break!
Sporty-leaning Jessica Biel indulged her tomboy side at last night's Los Angeles premiere of The Truth About Emanuel, topping off her skirt-and-top combo with the ultimate cool-girl staple: a leather jacket (hers was by AllSaints). Her cropped black top hit an inch or so above the waistband of her knee-length skirt, flashing a Winter-appropriate amount of skin, and the jacket ensured her outfit still had the athletic vibe she's always endorsed — though she skipped sneakers in favor of lacy black and white pumps.
But don't fool yourself into thinking a tomboy can't appreciate some good old-fashioned bling. On full display were Jessica's enormous engagement ring and smaller diamond band, as well as supersparkly bracelets by Tiffany & Co.— complimented by a pair of earrings also by the jewelry company. Love the look? Shop it here (well, minus the diamonds).
When the holiday party circuit gets into full swing, there's a good chance you won't be able to stomach looking at another cocktail dress. The ubiquitous piece is chic and easy to style, sure, but it feels a bit . . . predictable, no? Liv Tyler stepped out at a book party for Modern Manners in a Stella McCartney printed sweater paired with a black knee-length skirt. She finished it off with loafer-like pumps and a black and white bag. In case you're already feeling the early stages of dressing brain, we've shopped out the look for you.
There's a reason why kilim rugs are becoming a favorite among interior designers; they're old but modern, eclectic yet trendy, and bold but somehow astonishingly adaptable. Hailing from a region that spans from the Balkans to Pakistan, these tapestry-woven carpets were traditionally used as prayer rugs. While some smaller versions still serve that purpose, secular design buffs are scooping them up for their striking color and pattern combinations.
Above, designer Amber Lewis uses a rainbow-hued kilim to anchor the dining section in her LA home — a smart tip for defining separate spaces in an open layout. She balances the rug's busy design with a streamlined dining table and modern dining chairs but uses pillows to pull in the rug's palette.
In this bedroom by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, the bright rug balances the moodiness of the charcoal-painted wall and ceiling. Just like in Amber's dining room, sleek, midcentury pieces prove to be the perfect counterpoint.
Not only do good things come in small packages, they come with good design and affordable prices. Keeping style, stockings, and savings in mind, we found a few trinkets that are sure to delight. Rather than giving the standard gift card or box of chocolates, turn to design favorites like a small candle or hand-printed tea towels for last-minute stocking stuffers. With 12 to choose from, you can mix and match a few or settle on a favorite that is sure to impress!