Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Monday, October 24, 2016


It's MANI MONDAY time!!! I figured since next Monday is Halloween I better get my holiday nail on like NOW!!! 

 Black Polish - Elf - "Black"
Orange - Base of Sally Hansen Salon Manicure in "Fired UP" WITH "Wet N' Wild Fast Dry" "Orange" (that has glittery flecks in it) as an overlay
Black n Bling Nails - nails inc. London made with Swarovski Elements (bought these at Ross and have used a nail or two on each hand for MANY mani's - BEST but ever!!).
Skull Decal (in center of Black and Bling) - Girlie Nails from Walmart (YEARS - like 5 ago)
Tea Towel - Vintage

Whatcha think?!?! Aren't they spooktacular?!?!? Lemme see YOUR mani for #manimonday

Thursday, October 20, 2016

TRY IT THURSDAY....Spooky Candelabra

I still go on Pinterest for inspiration. I pinned this style candles back in the summer and KNEW I wanted to try making them

What do YOU think they are made from? 

If you guessed toilet paper and paper towel rolls you were correct!!!! I drizzled the hot glue around the tops and down the sides to give the effect of melted wax....Then took them outside to spray paint them....
(I stuck bamboo kabob skewers in the cardboard to hold the rolls upright while spraying)

I found that the cheap-o .99 cent spray paint did NOT work....I had some line marking spray paint on hand (I think I got it from a shop and swap) and that gave AWESOME coverage).

Bought a few packs of battery operated tea lights from Dollar Tree (to make the tea lights stay I had to hot gue the inside of the tubes to make a lip for them to catch on).

I LOVE the way they turned out!! For $5.00 and some time I have a FABULOUS piece of all Hallows Eve decor!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Tis the season!!! I have a few of these tile sets for sale in my etsy shop Click HERE to order

On a rainy September day I was inspired to change up my decor for fall! So I went to my fave-y place (the thrift store...I ENJOY the thrill of the hunt and the combing thru things to find just the right pieces). This particular day I was looking for new pillow covers and curtains. I hit the JACKPOT!!!! There were several looks I could've gone with (one included Robin's Egg Blue BUT I wanted more oranges).

HERE is my haul from that day!!!
Throw Blanket (upper left hand corner) - Got it for $2.50 (it just so happened to be the color of the day)
Cork Topper Jar- .99
Faux Fall Arrangement - (this was GORGEOUS and a steal) $2.99
The Striped Fabric is Ralph Lauren Pillow Covers - $1.99/each
This GORGEOUS pattern below is Euro Pillow Covers (it was a SPLURGE at $2.99/each for 3...I KNOW it doesn't sound like much BUT my goal was to do the makeover for under $10.00 for er'thing).

I always like to post a BEFORE:
(these curtains moved to the kitchen to replace the florals)

(I already had these bad birds from a few houses ago)

All decked out for Halloween
(the tutorial for the spooktacular candles will be up for THRIFTY THURSDAY)

No one can resist a cute dog pic!!! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

MANI MONDAY....Day Of The Dead Dia de los Muertos Nails

I am back to having FUN with my nails again!!! (My last job was wreaking HAVOC on them). This weeks mani is OPI and Di de los muertos nails. 

OPI - Can't Find my Czech-book (a PERFECT blue for fall...still light BUT not as summer-y as some blues). 
Day Of The Dead Skull Nails - Dollar Tree (last year I think) 
Dollar Tree has the BEST INEXPENSIVE faux nails -I always find a style I LOVE!!

OF COURSE I had to coordinate my mani with my glass!!! (just in time for #halloween BUT truth be told these babys are out all year!!!)

Couldn't resist another shot with my morning cuppa joe!
What mani are YOU sporting this week?!?!

Monday, October 10, 2016

MANI MONDAY....HAUTE Mess with Fingr's

HAPPY Monday friends!!! Hopefully it's a holiday for you and you get to enjoy! 

I LOVE a fun mani! 

Whenever I am out and see a fun pattern on nails, I grab them! Sometimes I use the entire set at once (as seen above) other times I just add a nail to two to each hand as an accent. I found these @FING'RS prints @dollartree (where I get most of my "fake" nails). 

With a name like HAUTE Mess you can't help but love them!!! And the colors and pattern are pretty fab too!!

The trick to making these nails look more natural is to file them down after application. Here you can see the left side is as they were out of the package and the right side is after they are filed down. It makes them look a lil more "natural".

While they look FAB they are a "press-on" nails SO they already have the adhesive on the back (which makes for EASY application). However not great wear. Because of the tacky glue they shift in place and I ended up removing them less than 24 hours later. They are a good "quick fix" but not meant for the long haul (UNLESS they didn't come pre-adhesive and you could use a nail glue). 
Do you guys have a favorite go to for at-home (fake) mani's?!?!?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Every time I write a blog post I question if I actually have any readers...the IDEA is to get a following...a tribe....people who are interested in the same things I we can bounce off each other (ideas, styles, venues, etc). SO if you're out there and reading this....don't be shy - leave a comment! I'd love to check out your blog!!

WIWW...I get less and less pics as my photographer gets busier and busier with her own social life! And the pics are do get at t he end of the day LOOK like an end of the day pic. SO bear with me...keeping me accountable....trying to get back into the full on dress and accessory look (was SO much easier when it was mandatory because I worked IN THAT FIELD....I do miss that portion of my job BUT most other things not that much). SO on to the head shot selfies and end of day pics.

THIS has become my FAVE saying!!! My bestie and I NEED this shirt - YASSSS QUEEN!!!

The next two are the requited bathroom selfies for any social media page!!
 What I'm wearing:
Sunnies - Betsy Johnson
Poncho - Chico's
Earrings - Walmart
 My Snooki hair!!!
Necklace - Gifted
Shirt - Macy's

SPEAKING OF Macy's....have you seen the Iris Apfel line there?!??! In case you are unfamiliar with her with she is recognized for her fashion sense (from her LARGE dark rimmed glasses to stacks and stacks of bracelets and necklaces- she was doing this BEFORE it was on trend....that's a REAL style icon). She's uber humble and just celebrated her 95th Birthday AND released a line for Macy's. Which strikes me as odd actually BECAUSE is a recent interview she mentioned "nobody is original anymore" she may have a point there...and the irony is we THINK we're all different! BUT she is contributing to the status quo with her for thought...I mean I still LOVE her!

While @macys homecoming dress shopping for my daughter my son chooses this dress for me - so EN POINT!!! I love my lil mister!

 What I'm wearing:
Headband - Target
Sunnies - Chico's
Top - Thrifted

 What I'm wearing:
Sunnies - Chico's
Vest - Thrifted
Top - Garage Sale
Pants - Thrifted
Shoes -Kenneth Cole NEW via the thrift (BUT NOT MEANT for running all over campus)

THIS is as good as it gets by the end of an 80 degree day in a sweltering gym!!!

You MAY have caught it BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is I am going back to school!! Not a big deal to some....BUT it's been 20 years since I've been in school - TRUE STORY!!! I've always tried to go back but either the timing wasn't good, I couldn't afford it, the biggest one - I was SCARED. What "they" say is true - the older you get the less you care what people think...and I feel like I am finally at that point (like who cares if I'm the Rodney Dangerfield of my college?!??! Well my daughter cares - she has already told me she will NOT support me playing any sports {total joke - I am by no means athletic}). SO when going back to school OF COURSE I need a flashy bag!!! And to be myself!!
I'm really enjoying school (so far)....I'll keep y'all posted! I think at this stage in my life (and the experiences I've had) have helped prepare me for SUCCESS!!!
Ok, linking up with The Pleated Poppy  to see what you all wore!!!

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Haven't done an ARM SWAG SUNDAY post in FOREVER!!!! 

Bracelets - Lane Bryant (last year)
Silver Flower Ring - Antique Mall
Turquoise Ring - HSN 2001

Aqua Studded Bracelet, Taupe Braided and Beaded One - Torrid
MOP Peace Sign - Walmart
Name Bracelet - Clearwater Florida Docks