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Shop With Me | Cincinnati Consignment

 

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If a tourist came to Cincinnati, Ohio and asked me what does my city have to offer my answer would be shopping and eating. If you are in the know, Cincinnati is an excellent place to secondhand shop (and eat). With so many local thrift stores and consignment shops, the odds are ever in your favor. One shop that I stop in regularly is Legacies in Hyde Park.

Legacies is a consignment shop that sells furniture, home goods, clothing, and accessories. I love the variety that I find in Legacies the furniture is always in good shape, and the jewelry selection is so unique. It’s the perfect place to shop when you’re looking for pieces that you won’t see anywhere else to give your home those extra personal touches. You can donate and shop at Legacies, and the proceeds benefit the Cancer Support Community.

Here a few of my thrifting rules:

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See Past the Moment:

Look at the shape of the furniture before you judge the color or fabric. If you’re buying furniture on a budget and you see a couch with a great shape in a color you don’t like, consider getting a sofa cover or large throw blanket to bring the piece back into context for your space.  If you have money to spend, and you have found a piece that looks similar to a high-end piece that you have had your eye on but you dislike the upholstery buying the piece and having it reupholstered is the perfect option for a custom design.

Art on A Budget

Can’t afford to invest in art, it’s all good, the best place to find interesting pieces on a budget is at the consignment shop. I always manage to find a gem every time I’m in Legacies. When searching for art secondhand look for pieces that have quality framing and interesting details. I loved this framed fan it would look great in a bedroom or a bathroom.

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Jewels on Display

I adore costume jewelry, and the best place to find interesting pieces is Legacies. With an extensive selection of jewelry, you will not be disappointed. Looking for a cool broach? Legacies also have an impressive assortment of interesting clip on earrings the endless selection will make it hard to leave a piece behind.

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Traditional Pieces Within Reach

When you finally have a great dining room set adding, the finishing touches can make a big difference. A set of china can set you back a pretty penny. I have found beautiful China and traditional tea sets, and coffee services at Legacies for reasonable prices. I find that the entire set is sold at one price. Having the right serving ware makes entertaining a breeze.

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Last But Not Least

If you love something don’t make the mistake of not purchasing an item, it will be gone when you come back. Trust me I know from experience.

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Legacies Upscale Resale is located at 3854 Paxton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209

For more information about Legacies go to http://www.shoplegacies.com/

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DIY Jeweled Clutch

I am addicted to statement pieces. Seriously when something speaks to me I drop the cash and leave my logic at home. I’m beginning to understand  that spending big money on pieces I am only going to wear on occasion is irrational.

I love evening clutches but they are expensive and too small to carry for everyday wear. I have been wanting a clear acrylic clutch so I ordered this one off ebay for $8. When I got it I thought it needed some sparkle!

For this project you will need:

Clear acrylic clutch

Assorted rhinestones

E6000

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Step One

Lay your clutch on a flat work surface. Plan out your design making sure you work around the larger rhinestones first.

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Step Two:

Spread a small amount of glue on the back of the rhinestone and attach it to the purse. Be sure to let the stones dry for at least 5 hours or overnight.

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Step Three:

Be sure to let the stones dry for at least 5 hours or overnight.

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Don’t forget to wear it!!

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DIY Painted Lawn Chair

Who doesn’t love a free concert, free movie in the park, free free free. I love packing up a cooler full of goodies and gathering with my friends. I keep my lawn chair in my trunk, especially in the summer in the event I find an outdoor shindig.

Sometimes it feels like everyone bought the same chair for $9.99 at Walgreen’s. After a few glasses of wine I usually feel like Dude, Where is My Chair? Spotting your chair at the end of the night won’t be hard with my DIY galaxy print lawn chair.

For this project you will need:

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Canvas Lawn Chair

Acrylic Paint

Paint Sponges

Acrylic sealer

(not pictured small paint brush)

Step 1:

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Set your chair up outside or indoors with a drop cloth to protect your carpet.  Get a paper plate or an old shoe box top and set up your pallet. I used purple, sea blue, fuchsia, and white for the stars. You can choose whatever colors you like to paint your sky.

Step two:

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Step three:

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With a new sponge dip it into your next color and smudge the paint into the darker paint. (If it doesn’t look good yet it’s okay)

Step Four:

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With your lightest color lightly smudge the paint into the other colors. Once you have your desired amount of paint take a dry sponge and begin to blend all three colors. The more you you blend the better!!

Step Five

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For the stars, take a dry paint brush and dip it into the white paint. Flick the bristles of the brush so that the paint splatters randomly. Allow the paint to dry overnight.

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This step is optional but it will make the paint more durable. Spray the chair with acrylic sealer in 3 light coats. Allow the chair to dry for 24 hours.

This project may look complex but it was super simple. The sponges did all the hard work. 

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Those Jeans Cost How Much?? |Designer Denim in 3 Easy Steps!

I can’t lie I dropped out of Girls Scouts after five meetings. Getting ready for an 8 am troop meeting on a Saturday was just too much of a commitment. I was only sad about missing out on the patches!

Photo credit: Nordstrom.comStella Mcartney Image via Nordstrom

I was flipping through Lucky Magazine and a pair of jeans with patches caught my eye.  That was until I saw the price! I thought, “Hell, I can make that!”. I have been gathering patches since that day and the time has come to DIMDS .(Do it my damn self!!)

For this Project You Will Need:

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Step 1:

Pre-wash your denim before beginning this project. Patches adhere best to clean fabric. Lay your jeans flat to get an idea of how you want to arrange the patches. (If I could do this all over I may have put the shorts on and pinned a few patches on and went from there)

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Apply the patches according to the directions. I had two different brands, but the instruction were identical. Place the patch on the fabric with the design facing up. Place a pressing cloth over the patch. (In my case it was some scrap fabric from a previous project) Turn the denim inside out and iron the patch on the reverse.

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Step 3:

Allow the patches to set and wait at least 24-48 hours before sporting your new blues! Also, some patches adhere better than others have a needle and thread handy. You may need to sew a few patches to secure them, so they hold up over time.

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For more patch denim ideas check out my Pintrest board.

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Hey Spring, Hey!

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When I made my New Year’s resolution to have a lifestyle/fashion blog and take it to the next level, I totally underestimated how cold it would be. Being a mid western girl, snow is always welcome in December it goes so well with my Christmas decor. After the holidays the winter weather sets in and I begin to daydream about what spring and summer will bring. While using mental escapism aka online shopping I came across this cute black dress from Boohoo. Boohoo Plus has fashion forward dress options at awesome price points! The front tulip detail and flowy fabric give the dress good movement while updating the high/low craze from last season. (which I am totally not ready to give up)

Buyer beware Boohoo is based out of the UK. The long trip stateside left my dress with a ridiculous amount of static. Even after a good spritz of Static-guard I decided to save this look for the first sign of spring. I thought it would be a great transitional wear now, wear later outfit. Boohoo has luscious things on the way if you haven’t already check out the Nadia Aboulhosn X Boohoo Spring Collection, The Curvy Fashionista has a really great overview of the collection which launches this Monday.

I usually name my wardrobe inspiration for the season. This winter was Chunky Lisa Bonet. This summer I want to live somewhere between Marilyn Monroe and Diana Ross in the 70s. Until I have a offical name I will just greet the new weather by saying “Hey spring, hey”. I can’t wait to chronicle more wisdom from the Wize One. I will be posting more outfit looks and some special diy’s so stay tuned!

Dress, Boots (similar),  Necklace (similar), Rings (similar), Sunglasses