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Mint To Be: A Celebration Of The Color Mint

Miss Kris Mint To Be - Mint Color For SpringMint… the unofficial, official color of Spring! Seriously this color just makes me feel happy and all Spring-like. Here are a few of the latest minty must haves.

No.1 Sweater by Dorothy Perkins | No.2 Necklace by J.Crew | No.3 “Fashion Playground” by Essie | No.4 Domino Magazine | No.5 Pleated Shorts by Topshop | No.6 Studded Clutch by Sole Society | No.7 Leopard Sandal by Loeffler Randall

What do you think? What color says “Springtime” to you?

DIY: Matte Black Mason Jar

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIYI know it’s Spring and we’re susposta be all about color and what not, but I’m currently having a very black and white moment. I’m obsessed bouquets full of white flowers and I think the contrast of a black vase really make the arrangement stand out. So chic! Thankfully because of an intense relationship I had last Summer with mason jars, I have a few laying around. With a coat of paint they can easily be transformed and repurposed to use this Spring. This little project is beyond simple. You can complete the look of a room or the theme of a party in just seconds with these painted jars.

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIY MATERIALSMaterials: Mason Jar + Matte Black Spray Paint

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIY PAINTIn a well ventilated area, apply one coat of paint to the jar. Allow time to try before use.

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIY FULLYour color options are endless. Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere posted lovely mint bottles last week. Here’s another idea… apply the chalkboard spray paint and add a personal message to your jar. This would make an absolutely fabulous gift for a special someone.

Miss Kris Painted Matte Black Mason Jar DIY DETAIL

Thirsty: A Very Berry Blueberry Mojito Recipe

 

Miss Kris Blueberry Mojito 2Blueberries + mint. I love this color combination and I have no doubt that I’m going to love this blueberry + mint mojito recipe. I’m counting down the minutes until happy hour. I look forward to kicking off the weekend with a refreshing mojito and the blueberries add the perfect twist. What do you think? Would this be something you’d try?

See the original recipe here at Sugar and Charm

Glassware available at Crate & Barrel.

Drawn: The Fashion Illustrations Of Hayden Williams

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Well, well… how we wish this was the actual cover of the April issue of American Vogue. lol I kid!!

With the right frame, a fabulous fashion sketch can become a delightful work of art in your home. Say hello to one of my favorite illustrators and the artist responsible for this striking rendition of Anna Wintour, Hayden Williams. I discovered Hayden on Facebook (thank goodness for social media) and I’m completely obsessed with the work of the London based artist. His illustrations have graced the pages of Elle, Annex and many celebs fans (including Oprah). Hayden is insanely talented! He captures some of fashion and pop cultures most memorable moments through his drawings that are nothing less than strokes of genius.

Check out all of his work on his site and be sure to follow him on Instagram. Click on the “read more” tab and see if you can name all of the fashion icons and moments he’s captured…

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DIY: Floral Crossbody Purse

Miss Kris Floral Crossbody Purse 1Spring has sprung and florals are all the rage. I know, I know Floras? For Spring? Groundbreaking! But this crossbody bag is truly the perfect Spring accessory. This project, inspired by the Kotur silk floral applique clutch… DIY my moi! This project is simple and chic. See all the DIY details below…

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Miss Kris Floral Crossbody Purse 3Materials: Purse, Faux Flowers, Scissors, Glue Gun

Miss Kris Floral Crossbody Purse 4Use your scissors to remove the flowers from their stem. Apply them to your purse with your hot glue gun and alow time to dry.

Miss Kris Floral Crossbody Purse 5Floral dress by H&M (vintage) similar here, here and here | Shoes by JustFab

Photos by Sylvia G.

Currently: IKEA Spring 2014

Miss Kris Currently Loving IKEA Spring 2014This past weekend, with a Starbucks vanilla latte in hand, I made a trip to my local IKEA to pick up a piece I neded for a DIY I’m hoping to share with you soon (hint: bar cart!!!!). While I was there, I figured I’d take a loop around the store and just “look”. Needless to say I ended up leaving with a big blue reusable bag full of goodies. Here are a few of my latest purchases from IKEA that I’m currently loving. Nothing of $100 and NO assembly required!

No.1 Faux Sheepskin Rug | No.2 Chandelier | No.3 Scented Candle | No.4 Alarm Clock | No.5 French Press | No.6  Espresso Cup + Saucer | No.7 Artificial Plant | No.8 Bowl | No.9 Candy Dish | No.10 Full Length Mirror

Miss Kris Approved: Best Bras

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“What bra are you wearing?” Undoubtedly the most common email I receive aside from “What kind of glue should I use?”. Shopping for bras use to be my worst nightmare. No matter your size, finding a good bra and the right fit can be a challenge, but especially if you’re a girl built like me! I’ve always been a busty girl. I’m pretty sure I was born with a full B cup. I got my first bra in the 5th grade and I’ve been on the hunt for the best bra ever since then. The struggle is real!!!!!

I was not surprised when after posting my DIY feather peplum belt (here) my inbox was flooded with questions about the type of strapless bra I was wearing. I get it! I personally cannot walk into a Victoria’s Secret or into a Target and just pick up any ole bra off the shelf. A “plus-size” bra won’t work for me either. I’m a girl who needs a large cup size, but smaller brand. My Senior year of High School I was wearing a 30 DD… almost IMPOSSIBLE to find. My Mom and I use to joke that if Dolly Parton would open up a bra store, I’d be her favorite customers.

Needless to say I’m more than happy to share with you my current 4 favorites. I own all 4 of these bras. I purchased them with my own money (non of that blogger gifting and what not) and I recommend them. These bras are Miss Kris approved for girls like me whose cup runneth over. These bras work for me and hopefully this post will be helpful in pointing you in the direction of finding your bra bliss!

{MOST STYLISH} The A La Folie Plunge Bra by PrimaDonna Twist - If one more sales associate brought me a bra that looked like it should be hanging on the back of my Grandma’s bathroom door I WAS GOING TO SCREAM! Yes I need a large, supportive bra but I’m a fashionable 30 year old so Granny’s bra ain’t gonna cut it! My entire life changed when I made a visit to a lingerie store called Intimacy and discovered a line of bras called PrimaDonna. First, let me take a second to talk about Intimacy. This store changed my life!! Their sales associates are BEYOND knowledgeable. This was the first time in my life I’d had a proper bra fitting. If there’s a store near you, it’s worth a trip! They’re associates listened to my needs, totally understood my “NO MEMAW BRA” policy and fit my in the chicest bra of my life. Hands down this is my go to bra for when I need to feel like a grown woman! It’s a little pricey, but worth every cent.

{BEST STRAPLESS} The ’4530′ Strapless Underwire Bra by Fantasie – A good strapless bra (like a man) can be hard to find! I’ve tried so many that just haven’t worked for me, but this strapless by Fantasie is a lifesaver. The cup on this bra is full coverage. When I wear it I really feel comfortable and most importantly, secure!  Which is a good thing because I wear this strapless under my sports bras for extra support while working out. This bra also comes with straps and it’s my go to for one shoulder and halter dresses!

{BEST BARGAIN} The ’4520′ Smoothing Underwire Balconette Bra by Fantasie – Now full disclosure, I spend a lot of money on bras every year. I find that most of the supportive bras that are of good quality are European and honey they want you to spend your money on them! If dropping $120+ on a bra just isn’t in your budget, then this is the bra for you. At $50, in my opinion, it’s the best full coverage bra for busty girls on the market. It’s a great price and it’s the best multi use bra. It looks great under most garments, including t-shirts. Fantasie is a European company so you know they know how to make a good bra.

{MOST COMFORTABLE} The Kaela Demi Bra by Empreinte – Heaven! This bra is heaven! Don’t get me wrong all the bras on this list are comfortable, but this one is like having your bosom resting on a pile of clouds. lol We’re in our bras for HOURS a day so having one that won’t dig into your shoulders or pinch you on the sides is key. I could move in and live in this bra. It’s the most expensive on my list, but I find it hard to put a price tag on comfort.

Photo by Sylvia G

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