"From London with Love" | Starring Romeo Beckham

This video from Burberry is like a movie short.  So exquisitely beautiful, it will absolutely put you in the Christmas spirit and make you want to go right out and purchase a scarf! It stars Romeo Beckham, son of David and Vicoria Beckham.

This scarf is a classic and I've had it for years. If you're only going to own one signature Burberry piece, this is the one! Check it out at Nordstrom.com.  

The classic quilted barn jacket is also a timeless piece! Jump over to Bloomigdales.com to pick one up. The red would make a fabulous Christmas gift!!

Knock Off: Restoration Hardware Dresser

This Empire Rosette Eight Drawer Dresser is a beauty! I love so many things from Restoration Hardware, but I can't say my wallet loves them too...lols! Still, the form, function, and finish of this piece are all fabulous. At $2195, I love the look but its probably not in the budget for too many of my clients.

Restoration Hardware Empire Rosette Dresser

For a more cost-effective alternative and to get eh same look, I love The Watson Dresser, from Birch Lane. The $1599 price tag is right up my allay and I think the look is almost identical. I'd use this in a bedroom as expected or as an entry buffet. Wouldn't this be gorgeous with a couple of lamps on tops, a dish for car keys and a few decorative accessories? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Make a DIY 3 Tier Stand: Dollar Tree/Goodwill

As you all know,  I'm all about the DIY.  If I can make something beautiful and designer looking on a budget, I'll do it! So today, I thought I'd share a few examples of that philosophy in action. I use 3-tiered stands for so many things when I'm decorating. Around the holidays they make a perfect base for decor. I plan to pile on gourds and pinecones on one for Thanksgiving and ornaments or fresh fruit and flowers on one for Christmas. These stands can be used on a buffet, as a centerpiece, or as a part of a grouping. I definitely like using one of these to serve cupcakes or cookies. Thus, I think I might need a few this year. 

On a recent trip to my local Goodwill, I thought..." I can make that!" So, using some vintage plates and some candlestick holders, I did exactly that. I think your going to love how it turned out. You might love it so much that you want to make one yourself! 

Here's what you'll need to create your own stand:

•  Two to Three Glass Dinner Plates 
(vintage or clear are both nice choices)

•  One Clear Glass Bowl (If you want one tier to be a bowl. Otherwise, Three plates)

•  Three Glass Tapered Candleholders

•  Glass Glue

Here are a few of the things I collected at Goodwill. I ended up using the painted plate, the white ceramic bowl, a beautiful crystal candlestick and the metal candle holder.

Can you believe these crystal candle sticks were from Goodwill?

The end result was a three tier stand that will have multiple uses. I adore the idea that I've made something gorgeous and practical for a few dollars and that I've contributed to a non-profit organization that helps so many people. Definitely a double bonus.

If you haven't shopped your local Goodwill lately, Now's the time!Goodwill of Orange County is definitely one of the places I go to get some inspiration and to purchase incredible decor items at amazing prices. 

This is the same idea with things that are purchased from the Dollar Tree

 The only difference here is that the entire thing has been sprayed with nontoxic paint for a uniform look. 

Either version is super simple
 to make a great item to create as a part of your holiday decor. Happy crafting! 

I love simple, classic clothing. At this stage of the game I'm all about purchasing high quality basic pieces that can be mixed with fabulous accessories, shoes, and bags. I've been purchasing budget priced luxury pieces like this from Everlane for years now! They really have cornered the market on offering an above average product at a below average price. 

This light weight cashmere crew is sure to be a favorite of mine for Fall layering. Check out the entire line at Everlane.


Mindy Laven

Just a simple mid-western girl with a love for making things lovely. I create inspired, personalized, interiors on a budget. It's a beautiful life! Let me help you decorate it.

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