Hello, Friend. Today Annie, Cindy, and I have our Five Faves. I am styling a traditional china hutch to make it less “grandma-looking” (no offense to you grandmas as I wish I was one). I also have a comfortable Spring outfit and a beauty secret (don’t tell anyone).
Styling A Traditional China Hutch, Beauty Secret, and More
But first, an update. I am in San Diego as my mom’s funeral was yesterday. The guests were spread out and I was glad we could still honor her during this time of the virus. It was a beautiful service, full of optimism. We know our mother didn’t want us to be sad and wailing. I think it was a good send-off,
Anyway, I’ve had one vaccine and it is a relief for me since I’ve been flying back and forth to San Diego. Some people are against them. Don’t judge me and I won’t judge you!
1. Styling A Traditional China Hutch
My client, Chris wanted some help in different areas of her home (her guest bath is here) as the dining room. We have ordered a new dining table (the old one was rickety and too wide). I thought we could keep her China hutch but with a few tweaks to make it less formal for the way we live. The wedding china still has to go somewhere!
Here it is BEFORE. You are not alone if yours looks like this. A bit crammed and formal.
Paint the Back and Add Baskets For Height
Chris was ok with painting the back as I recommended and used a combo of Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Old White. I asked her to keep everything on the table until I returned. I suggested baskets on top to bring your eye up.
Add Books, Greenery, Stack Plates
We used everything she already had but kept some breathing room. Her crystal glasses are going to be in her new beverage area.
2. Comfortable Spring Outfit
When our grown son, Tommy was here I asked him if I could treat him to a Mani/Pedi. He’s a sort of macho guy and had never had one before. Well, he loved it. (What’s not to love?) He took this photo of me walking to the manicure salon.
Sandals • Safari jacket from the Banana Republic last year (similar and similar) • Crossbody purse 50% off • Black leggings (looser fit with zippers at the ankles, so nice for pulling up for a pedicure) • Sunglasses
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3. Easy One Pan Chicken Dinner
I’ve been making this dish again lately when short on time, especially on weeknights.
4. Vogue’s Guide for Jeans For Women
I could use a new pair of white jeans. According to Vogue’s Guide for Jeans, the High-Rise Straight Jeans may be the ticket.
“Simple and just a little vintage-inspired, these classic straight-leg jeans can be worn with everything from a blazer and heels to a T-shirt.” Possibly these (a bit pricey but I’m only buying one pair this year) or these with the discount code.
5. Eyelash Extensions
Here’s our little secret. I saw eyelash extensions on my friends and thought they looked great, so I treated myself. I got the least amount for a natural look. If I had a special occasion, I think I would go for a thicker set (I’ll show you that when I spring for it). These are the silk lashes, which they say are better. No more mascara smudges!
This Thursday, we have a Spring Fashion Show with some of my favorite style bloggers. You HAVE to come!
Let’s head on over to see what Annie and Cindy have for us today…always fun!