Over the weekend one of my good friends celebrated her 25th birthday. I wanted to put together a special little present for her without breaking the bank. I figure that if I can’t put a ton of money into it, I can at least put a ton of love.
She loves all things hearts, so when I found an image of lips puckered in a heart shape in a magazine I knew it would be perfect for the card I was making. I had leftover bits of red-and-white polka-dot paper, which complemented the lips so well, so I decided to stick with that color palette.
The envelope was made from one of my favorite J.Crew catalogs. I googled “DIY envelope” and it actually turned out to be relatively simple. I gently pulled apart an existing envelope, traced the shape onto the paper I wanted to use, cut that out and then folded it to make an envelope. Now that I know it’s not too difficult I think I’ll be making my own envelopes all the time!
We both love to paint our nails, so I picked out two bottles of Revlon’s new scented nail polishes for her. Aren’t the bottles darling? I haven’t actually tried them myself yet, but I plan to soon. My friend isn’t afraid of bright colors, so I also gave her two neon-colored hairbands. Finally, I threw in some fun red crinkle confetti and sealed up the box (that’s an old Birchbox by the way- I often save them and use them for storage!).
Putting together this present reminded me how much I like to create things. I need to remember to create with my hands more often! It makes me happy.
How fabulous are these two ladies? This picture was snapped during Milan Fashion Week and I can see why because both outfits are very striking. I love how they’ve kept their clothes very clean and neutral and then accessorized with bright, colorful pieces. That pink crossbody with the gold lips clasp is so much fun and I adore the beading on the white cape on the right. These two have definitely inspired me to try a winter white look. Now all I need is a pair of white pants!