Create 365 – Rose Colored Glasses

I’ve kind of fallen in love with the recent trend of floral embellished glasses, but rather than spring for a new pair I decided to upcycle a pair I already owned.  A few rose buttons, some swarovski crystals and VOILA!

Hugs and Smooches,
D

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New to the Shop, and a BIG thank you!

My wonderful friends,

I wanted to thank you so much for the outpouring of support for yesterday’s blog post.  I was incredibly moved by your kindness.  You are (as I suspected) some of the warmest and most generous people I have the pleasure to interact with.  So thank you ❤

Hugs and Smooches,
D

(PS.  Oh, yeah!  And new stuff 🙂  xoxo)

Hooray! A Giveaway!!

Hooray a giveaway! My facebook page has reached 400 followers 🙂  I’m so flattered and humbled to have you all sharing in my passion for vintage and crafting with me.  In addition to the mermaid bracelet from my Sirene series that I had originally planned to give away, I am also giving away pretty matching green vintage gloves, a lovely vintage beaded clutch and some great 70’s sunglasses. To enter, simply like ConstantlyAlice on FB and comment that you’ve done so below the giveaway post. If you’d like additional entries, you can follow on twitter, follow here on the blog, share this post or favorite the ConstantlyAlice shop on Etsy. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each! Contest will run till 7/15. Good luck!
Hugs and Smooches,
D


The Signature Style Project – Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize..

There is no better (or more cost efficient!) way to change up a signature look than accessories.  Just consider the Jackie O sunglasses and head scarf or Audrey’s ballet flats.  Accessories can make or break your look! 

Here are a few of my absolute favorites and how I like to wear them:

Sunglasses
Great for holding your hair back headband style, giving you a little mystery and protecting the delicate area around your eyes from damaging UV rays.  I’m partial to a large Jackie O style, or a retro cats eye, but there are so many other options to choose from.  Wayfarers, Aviators or those nifty little round John Lennon types.

Amazon – 12.99

Mad4ModVintage Pucci Sunglasses – Etsy – $195

Handbags
If you’re anything like me, you LIVE out of your handbag.  My preference tends towards larger bags.  Boho sling bags, messenger bags and totes tend to be my preference.  I do, however, tend to travel with a smaller clutch inside the larger bag in case I want to travel light 😉  My bags also tend to be where I add a little whimsy to my outfit.

triliogie bucket bag – etsy – $36
HappyFamily Octopus Messenger Bag – Etsy – $28

Scarves
Scarves are the wunderkind of the accessory world.  You can use them to tie back your hair, dress up your bag, tie them around your neck to add some color to your outfit, belt your skirt or pants with them.  They are hands down my favorite!

Hensfeathers Art Deco Echo Scarf – Etsy – $10
AzimuthVintage Yellow and Red Poppy Scarf – Etsy – $14.95

And here, I will share again my favorite scarf tying video with you all..
 
Jewelry
So many options here!  I’m not usually one for bracelets (I type and sew  a lot and don’t like things banging against my work surface) but I LOVE a cute pair of earrings or a necklace and I will pin a brooch to just about anything.  Again, this is a good place to inject a little creativity or whimsy into your outfit.

TipToeThirty – Bird Cage Necklace Charm – Etsy – $17
Pretty Round Art Locket – Hidenseek – Etsy – $35
Vintage Bike Brooch – grandmasjewelry777 – Etsy – $5.50

Shoes
..need I say more??

Modcloth – $35.99
Modcloth – $203.99
Modcloth – $374.99

Hats
Last but never least, hats!  Hats add a great retro look to any signature style (sadly, they are not worn as frequently today!)  I myself prefer a headband or tilt-style hat for the most part (because I have a ginormous head!) but there are so many beautiful styles to choose from, I would encourage you to play with them all!

MsTips – 40s/50s tilt hat – Etsy – $48
PearTreeVintage – Fur Headband Hat – Etsy – $40

ConstantlyAlice – 40s/50s tilt hat – Etsy – $29

Hugs and Smooches,
D