Friday, January 27, 2012

All that Glitters... Blog Swap!

Every week I really look forward to linking up with Friday's Fancies, and this week is especially fun because its blog swap week! a.v was so sweet to set up a fun swap for everyone.
She definitely paired us up well, because I LOVE my partner, we've had so much fun working together! 
So I'm really excited to introduce to you a super sweetheart who is fast becoming one of my blogging bffs, 
Carly from a simple affair!

 Hello A Creative Day readers! I'm Carly from the life and style blog a simple affair.   Let me just say, I couldn't be more thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with the extremely talented Eileen. I need to meet her ASAP. She is fabulous.  I could go on and on, but instead I'll get to the good stuff.  We chose to create both an outfit and a foyer using two of the same items:

Yes, our theme would be gold today, friends.  Here is my dream outfit featuring my dream wedges.

Gold + Black
Necklace (can only find in blue now) |  Tibi TankClutch  |  Wedge  |  Wrap Bracelet  |  Watch  | Leggings 

Black + gold is one of my favorite pairings.  While it may not be part of the neon and pastel trends right now, I think it's timeless.  Red would have to be my favorite addition to this color pairing, not to mention that it's my favorite primary color.

As for accessories, I stuck with black and gold.  Major statement necklace here (possibly a DIY project later down the road??).  And, I thought the wrap bracelet was a piece of interest and added some shine to the wrist.

 Now just because I said I love black + gold, doesn't mean I can't give a pastel clutch some love.  Because, yes, I really do love it.  This piece also adds some more texture to the outfit, and it's just fun.  Nothing wrong with fun.


On to the foyer! I have to admit, this was my first time ever creating a room collage so while slightly nerve wrecking, I had so much fun with it!

Art: Cocoa and Hearts
Lighting: Osgood Iron Pendant  
Table: Cosmopolitan Console Table, Z Gallerie
Accessories: Hive Vase (West Elm), Tyrol Horn Vase (Jayson Home), Coral Votive Holder (Z Gallerie), Red Moroccan Leather Pouf  
Rug: Chevron Ivory Rug

First and foremost, how amazing is this lighting pendant that Eileen found? I know, pretty amazing.  And if you read my blog, you know I love chevron.  So that was an easy pick.

I'm currently in the process of still figuring out my style when it comes to my apartment.  Lately I'm loving rooms with a mix of patterns, textures, and color.  Jen Ramos' art is something I absolutely adore, and I knew right off the bat I needed to incorporate a piece into this foyer.  I loved this clean and crisp table that can be styled so many ways.  You could easily add books to it and stack one of the vases on top to create more varying levels.  I saved my favorite piece for last: I love the red pouf because it brings out even more of the red in the painting.

So happy I got the chance to hop on over to A Creative Day today! No other place I would rather share some Friday's Fancies love with!

Isn't she such a sweetheart? Thanks so much for stopping by Carly! And make sure you head over to a simple affair to see my designs.... which may or may not include some AMAZING black and white wallpaper and cobalt blue lamps... :-)


  1. How fun that you both used the same shoe and light fixture! I love how you each made such different looks from them. And I love the individual items themselves! This necklace and wrap bracelet are fantastic too. I'm loving the look of heavy jewelry right now.

  2. I really like Carly's choices. Light blue + red accents is always pretty. THAT art… let's talk :)

    And, of course love your sets on Carly's blog!! :) See you later today lover.

  3. Fun! Love that you guys did a room inspiration too.

    Love the bright orange top and clutch she picked for you.

    The painting in the inspiration room is fabulous!

  4. Carly is awesome! Your first foray into interior design is looking very good-love the chevron rug and the color added by the painting! The shoes are awesome and I love the pairing with black and red-like that black watch as well!

  5. Perfect outfit. I love everything about it!!

    Have a awesome weekend!


  6. loooove the outfit! Great idea behind the post!

  7. Loooove this!!! Great job, Carly! :)

  8. Such fun outfits! Digging the shoes :)

    Happy weekend

  9. Gorgeous outfit, love those booties! :)

  10. GOsh I seriously love that all black watch!!! I have not seen that look yet but it is soooo beautiful! I also love the red & turquoise mixed together!! That room is so cute! Especially loving the chevron rug! :)

    Have a fabulous weekend!!


  11. You two did so well! I love what you both came up with :) that first outfit is hot!

  12. I love that chevron rug! Have a great weekend!

  13. Love anything chevron too! Glad y'all were paired together -- two of my fave blogging ladies!

  14. you both did a fabulous job! I love the 2 items you picked...absolutely perfect. can't get over those shoes!

  15. Wow, girl! Love your stylish combinations for both! Classic yet totally fun!

  16. gorgeous outfit! love that necklace!
    and the chevron rug too!! :)

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