Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trending in Stockholm


Hey Dolls,

After being in Stockholm for a few weeks, I've noticed some obvious summer trends that I wanted to share with you.  Want to dress like a Swede? Here's how. 


All types. All colors. All over! I am a longtime clog lover, and am constantly looking down, staring at the plethora of clog choices over here. A pair of swedish clogs is a MUST for my shopping checklist while I'm here. Maybe a pair of Hasbeens, which is a popular Swedish brand.

Sneakers (All kinds)

Sneakers are worn with EVERYTHING here; even skirts and dresses. It actually works, and people still look chic. I love it. Adidas and Nike are the most commonly worn. The trick is not to wear shoes that are too worn out, or dingy/dirty looking. Wearing them with a fancier outfit changes the entire feel of the sneakers. Classes them up, and ads a "city chic" feel.


Cropped Pants

Not quite capris. More like cropped trousers. Flowy and feminine, pairing perfectly with clogs or sneaks. I plan on jumping all over this trend. 


"Comfy-chic" is the name of their fashion game in this fabulous walking city. Sorry to the hubby in advance, but I foresee more of these pieces making their way into my closet.

Kit Kat

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pretty Pom Poms - How to wear them

Pretty Pom Poms & Tips For Wearing Them

Pom Poms and tassels are adorable and are EVERYWHERE, adding a fun and youthful element to any look. Wearing them correctly, however, can be a little tricky. If done wrong, you could fall victim to looking like you just stepped out of the circus. 

I've come up with a few tips to help guide y'all in the right direction.

1. Don't wear more than one tassel/pom item at a time.

(image from sincerelyjules)

2. Go monotone (only one color or shades of one color) or choose softer colors, if weary about trying the trend; this will help you ease into it.

(images from huntforstyles and ladylike.gr)

3. If you do decide to wear more than one item, choose one monotone and one colorful, so as not to appear as if you came from the circus.

(image from news.now.com)

Hope those simple tips help you navigate this darling trend. I'd love to see how you wear your pom poms and tassels. Use the hashtag #craychicpompoms to show me your take on it.

Pom Pom & Tassel Inspo Pics




Kit Kat

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Father's Day Gift Ideas, Part II: LAST MINUTE IDEAS

Hello Dolls, 

Last year, I gave you a list of things to get the wonderful men in your life for Father's Day (link to post). This year, since I'm a little late, and Father's Day is THIS SUNDAY, I have some last minute gift ideas to share. All of these are personal and easy to execute. In other words, you don't have to be a Pinterest DIY professional.


1.  Personalized Golf Balls (DIY)

No, I don't mean getting them professionally printed.  Go and buy a set of golf balls, and then write funny notes on them with a sharpie. I've done this for my father, and father-in-law many times, and they keep asking for more! 

Here are some ideas for you:

I once was lost, but now I'm found.
Help! I can't swim!
You're lost too?
Be the ball.
I'm not lost, I'm hiding from ___.
Not your ball.
Playing thru!
My wife has the other one.

2. Thoughtful art

Easy to create (using Word on a computer) and personalize by substituting words that describe your man. Can change Dad to Hubby, too.

3. _______ Of The Month Club

There are endless monthly clubs, that men will love.  Just sign up online, and print out a picture of the club to put into a Father's Day card.

* Beer or Wine of the month
* Sock of the month 
* Dive bar t-shirt of the month
* Tie of the month
* Whiskey of the month
* Coffee of the month
* Bacon of the month

4. Play On Words

Simple and witty.


1. Daddy/Daughter Frame

I did this for both my own Father, as well as for my husband from our girls. It was a hit with both! You can purchase scrabble tiles on Amazon, without having to buy a new game, or take from your existing one. 

2. Play On Words


Doesn't get more adorable than this. Especially coming from the kid(s).

3. ART



Create these adorable pieces of art by using painters/masking tape to create the words, then let your child finger paint or color on top. Remove the tape to reveal the white words among the lovely colors. 

Grab a photo mat and let the kids go nuts coloring it!

Kid version of the personalized golf balls. Now they can feel like a part of them is with Dad when he's on the course. 

FAMILY FUN - Things to do together for Dad

1. Festive dessert

What Dad wouldn't love these hamburger cupcakes? 
Get the instructions here.

2. Creative photography with kids

You can take pictures with your camera or phone, and have them printed at CVS or Target the same day. Get creative with your kids, and have fun with it! 

That's a wrap, ladies, on this year's tips for last minute Father's Day gift ideas. Hope y'all get some ideas, or inspiration for the wonderful men in your lives. Better get moving! Sunday will be here before you know it.


Kit Kat