The Holiday Wish List With Neiman Marcus: Contest Entry

The Holiday Wish List With Neiman Marcus: Contest Entry

Valentino heels & pumps
$1,110 – neimanmarcus.com

Valentino leather tote bag
$4,215 – neimanmarcus.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors travel bag
$145 – neimanmarcus.com

Lulu Frost multi strand necklace
$520 – neimanmarcus.com

Michael Kors stainless steel watch
$290 – neimanmarcus.com

Kendra scott necklace
$210 – neimanmarcus.com

Kendra Scott 14k earrings
$185 – neimanmarcus.com

Earrings
neimanmarcus.com

Tory Burch eyeshadow
$64 – neimanmarcus.com

Tory Burch lip makeup
neimanmarcus.com

Chanel perfume fragrance
neimanmarcus.com

Chanel perfume fragrance
neimanmarcus.com

Chanel body cleanser
neimanmarcus.com

Jonathan Adler greek key bedding
$370 – neimanmarcus.com

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MY Ebay items right now! ALL UNDER $35

MY Ebay items right now! ALL UNDER $35

Purotatto pink jersey dress
$190 – yoox.com

Loro Piana black coat
$5,960 – farfetch.com

22 Maggio stretch blazer
$475 – yoox.com

Mango jacket
$110 – johnlewis.com

True Decadence slim blazer
$83 – johnlewis.com

MSGM pleated skirt
$170 – farfetch.com

A Man’s home is his Wife’s Castle

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That quote couldn’t be more true.

I’ve always loved decor, and since my fiance and I have lived together, I have always tried really hard to have a lovely home, without spending very much. Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and Pinterest, have been my favorite places to find what I need to create a cozy, and comfortable space. He says he could care less what the house looks like – but I think that’s a lie! What man wants to come home to a run down, messy, smelly, undecorated, sad, cold, or empty home from work? Not many I would assume – I know I don’t.

Even though I find a ton of my furniture for my home at Goodwill and Habitat, I do have a hard time finding bedroom furniture there. It must be the first to go! I could never find matching nightstands, or my favorite mirrored furniture. Since I knew I wanted those things in my bedroom I knew I would have to splurge on them eventually!

I’m posting this photo of our bedroom, because I want to show that you don’t have to have a lot of money to have a cozy, comfy place. The bedroom was the last place I spent the time to decorate, and now that it’s finally complete, I can finally relax! Even though there are still a few little things I need to tweak. I need new Euro Shams, cream curtains, and a new bedspread, but for the most part it is finally complete! We just got a king size bed this weekend.. and WOW its amazing! We had a queen headboard previously so we definitely needed a new one. Since we just spent $800 on the bed there was no way we could afford a $200-$500 headboard so we made our own! (see tutorial down below)

Breakdown:

I def splurged a little on the mirrored furniture, but it was all reduced, and I ordered it from HSN.com, so I was able to make small payments over 4 months!

Headboard – DIY approx $100

Mirrored Lingerie Dresser – $90 (Tjmaxx clearance)

Mirrored Table – $160 (HSN clearance)

Mirrored Nightstands $360 ($180 ea HSN clearance)

Matching lamps $35 (Costco clearance)

Vanity mirror $25 (Tuesday Morning clearance)

Dresser/ Mirror – FREE! hand-me-down

Geometric mirror $12 (Marshalls)

Euro Shams – $30 for both (Pottery Barn clearance)

Chair – Free – hand-me-down

Total $760 (including decor items)

Not to bad, considering I got exactly the look I was going for!

Headboard Tutorial

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(sorry there are no pictures, it was hard enough trying to get it done!)

Supplies for King size bed

1. 4 ft x 8ft piece of Plywood – get it cut to about 4 x 6.5 (I suggest measuring your bed first for exact measurements) $8

2. 4 pieces of 2×4’s to support headboard, and add height  $12

3. 1 inch foam (use your measurement’s to determine how much you need) $16

4. Batting (use measurements and YES you do NEED THIS) $16

5. 3 yards of fabric – we used 3 but probably only needed 2.5 $52

6. Staple Gun

7. Drill

Step 1. Get your wood cut to the dimensions you prefer. We wanted our headboard to be 6 Feet Tall, so we used the 2×4’s to add 2 feet

step 2. After you’ve attached the legs to the headboard, we added 2×4’s to the middle of the headboard for support.

step 3. Glue, or use the staple gun to attach the foam to the board.

step 4. wrap the batting around the foam, and staple to the back of the headboard – pull taught, and make sure there are NO WRINKLES in the batting

step 5. Pull the Fabric Taught around the headboard, and staple to the back!

ALL DONE! I am planning on adding a nail head trim around mine, when I get around to it!

Total – $102 and 3 hours labor!

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Gold neutrals

Gold neutrals

Lanvin satin shirt
net-a-porter.com

Related print skirt
$83 – oxygenboutique.com

Alessandro Oteri beige shoes
$325 – yoox.com

Tory burch shoes
farfetch.com

Tory Burch leather ballet flat
$285 – harveynichols.com

Jack Rogers lace up flat
piperlime.gap.com

Hunter slip on boots
$89 – theoutnet.com

10 Ways To Make Your Girl Feel Special

Couldn’t have said it better!

James Michael Sama

In the past, we have discussed 10 Ways A Good Woman Will Make You A Better Man, but what I think often goes overlooked is that a woman like this won’t just be with any schmuck. If you want a woman who is genuinely special, you should be treating her that way.

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1. Make her feel beautiful, every day.

This one seems obvious. Internet Romeos everywhere are reading this going “Hey man, I call girls beautiful every day!” I don’t mean just telling a woman she’s beautiful – any guy can do that. I mean make her deeply feel, in her heart, that you think she is the most heart-wrenchingly beautiful woman you’ve ever laid your eyes on.

Women are not often as confident as they come across. You need to reinforce her, no matter what. It doesn’t matter if she just got stung by a bee and her…

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