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Valentino Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape

Valentino Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape - EverydayStarlet.com @SarahBlodgett

Thanksgiving seems like an overlooked holiday these days.  Stores put out Halloween candy and decorations in August, and the second Nov 1st arrives it’s on to Christmas stuff.  It’s such a shame because Thanksgiving is a holiday that can be enjoyed by all…. who doesn’t like a day dedicated to overeating…um…I mean giving thanks..wink, wink.

So the day after Halloween, I jumped head first into decorating for Thanksgiving.

After I designed my Kate Spade Halloween Table, I decided to do a different fashion designer themed table for each Holiday.  When I saw these studded pumpkins at Jo-Ann Fabric I just knew that Thanksgiving would be inspired by Valentino.

The studs on the pumpkins remind me of the famous Valentino Rockstud Pump.  I had to include some bows in honor of the infamous Valentino Couture Bow Pump, and some red (although this is burgundy to avoid it looking too Christmasy) in honor of Valentino’s legendary red carpet dresses.  A Pinterest search of Valentino’s fashion lead me to dresses with a sheer embroidery detail (this one especially inspired me).  I tried to emulate that on a budget with some inexpensive tulle fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric as a runner, and some leaves I clipped off a glitter poinsettia from Michaels.

The only thing that cost a little more were these pedestals from Jo-Ann Fabric, but they are so worth it, and I’m sure I’ll be using them again.

All in all, a budget Thanksgiving table that’s a fitting tribute to a legendary high end designer!

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Which fashion designer would you like to see a inspire a tablescape inspired?

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Sephora Haul & Some Other Splurges

Sephora Haul & Some Other Splurges

Anyone who knows me… or even anyone who’s taken a quick peek at Everyday Starlet.. knows that I’m a bit of a shopaholic.  So when Brooke from InAWorldofBees.com offered to send me her Sephora Friends & Family discount I’m pretty sure I actually squealed with happiness!  Only select people got the discount and I was so excited to receive it… my credit card is hurting though because I did some damage!  I planned my shopping cart with more focus than anything in my life… and I even took a preliminary trip to Sephora for fragrance testing… here’s a look at what I got… and a few other splurges, like a Charlotte Tilbury purchase from Nordstroms, and more!

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Sephora Haul & Some Other Splurges

Here’s what I got…

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October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

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I’ve done a lot of shopping this month (shocker, I know, wink, wink).  However, I haven’t had a chance to really test out my new finds.  So my October Favorites are small, but I have a few things I’ve really been loving that I had to share with you…

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Here’s what I’ve been loving…

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred– I’ve tried a lot of workouts in my day, but I have never seen results as quickly as I have with the first week of this workout… and that’s just level one!

October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

My Home Goods mug and my homemade pumpkin lattes, and caramel apple lattes with tea from Celestial Seasonings… they taste so sinful, but with just tea, almond milk, honey, and a frother, they’re definitely waistline friendly!

October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

For beauty products, I’ve been obsessed with my Shiseido Facial Cotton (which I bought in my Cambridge Sephora Haul), and my new dark circle concealer combo: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener combined with Neutralizer

October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

My Primark Hat… and be sure to check out my post all about How to Wear a Hat..with Confidence

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What have you been loving this month?

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Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show

Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show I lucky enough to be asked to be in a Celebrity Fashion show to support the Boys & Girls Club Worcester along with my fashionable friend, crooner Dale LePage.  The evening was so exciting, getting break out my inner Naomi Campbell (but without throwing my phone, of course) and strut my stuff down the runway. The night went so fast, and everyone seemed to have such a great time!  I thought you might enjoy coming along for my fitting and getting ready with me for the big night as I do my hair, makeup, and pick out the perfect outfit for a night full of fashion for a great cause ….

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You can hear more of Dale’s music in my Glowing Skin Makeup Tutorial!… and if you’re in the Central Massachusetts area you can check out the Adore Boutique!  My fringe dress and boots can be seen here. This is the second time I’ve worn it, and every time I do the compliments keep coming!  These boots are so stylish, comfortable, and affordable (my absolute favorite combination)!

Affordable, Fun, Fringe Glamour Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show

Have you done a fashion show before? I’d love to hear your experience… Hope you had a fabulous weekend!!

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Kate Spade Halloween Tablescape & Fall Weekend Vlog

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Since I started Everyday Starlet, I’ve kinda taken over decorating my Mom’s dining room table.  We never eat at this table, but it really is the centerpiece of the house, so we like to have it styled for the current season or holiday.  I was trying to come up with a new idea for Halloween.  My Mom spotted white pumpkins with gold dots at Jo Anne Fabric one day.  That started my brain whirling into a Kate Spade frenzy.  Alas, I didn’t go back and pick up the pumpkins in time and they were sold out everywhere.  I still decided to keep going forward with the Kate Spade theme.  Ms. Spade is known for fun patterns and general whimsy, and Halloween should be whimsical… so it just made sense.  After several trips to Jo Anne Fabric and Michaels, I created my table.  I made the sign, using a spin on Kate Spade’s famous quote “Eat Cake For Breakfast”… because candy just felt right for Halloween.

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If you’d like to see how I put this table together, as well as some getting ready for Fall beauty routines, recipes, and a pumpkin recipe fail… then check out my weekend vlog…

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I’m already planning my Thanksgiving table, and I’m thinking about starting a series of doing a table inspired by a different fashion designer for each holiday.  I’d love to hear which designers are your favorites and which ones you would like to see as an inspiration for a holiday table!

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Wayfair Heart Home Conference & CambridgeSide Galleria Event Vlog & Instagram Story

What I’m Loving This Week: Tech, Blogging, Grunge Glam & De-Stressing

Wayfair Heart Home Conference

This week was supposed to be mellow (if you saw yesterday’s post, then pun intended).  However, it’s ended up being a pretty stressful week. My new iPhone stopped working less than a week after I got it… and since they didn’t have any in stock, and I NEED a phone for this weekend (more on that later)… I traded it in for a new 6s.  Right after I write this I’m going to frantically get it set up the way I want it and pack for the weekend… (more…)

What I’m Loving This Week: Vampy Lips, Instagram, Linkups & More

Iphone 6 new

I think I’m going to have to call this week the week of the iphone.  My beloved cell phone, Ol’ Trusty, has been dying a slow and painful death.  So I decided to put him out of his misery and get a new phone.  Since I got an ipad for Christmas.. and them my laptop fell apart around the same time and I upgraded to a MacBook… my phone was my last link to the android world.  I’m definitely adjusting (like getting used to a new alarm setup that didn’t wake me up this morning, hense the late post).  So while I try to figure out how to send a text (it took me all day the other day to figure out how to use Instagram on this thing), you can check out what I’ve been loving this week…

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