Pretty N’ Plus Size

Dress Mashup

Being a plus size girl I know how hard it can be to find beautiful things to wear. One of the best places I have found for plus size clothing is eShakti. They make great fit and flare dresses. Some with a vintage twist. Not only do they carry a wide range of sizes (XS/0- 6X/36W). They are reasonably priced. On average you can find an amazing dress for about $60-$70. And it’s worth every penny. On top of that they will customize your item for $8. Changing the length, sleeve type, and even neckline. But keep in mind not all options available at the same time.

The pictures above are a mash-up of some of my favorites from the past year. So they might not all be in stock at the moment. I have to say that the pink owl dress is one of my favorites.

Link: eshakti

Spoon Lights.

I saw these spoon lights a while back designed by Francois Legault. I think they would make great accent lighting for over a bar in the kitchen or dining table. I just wonder how hot they get. And can you make your own out of a light cord kit, cheap spoons from a dollar store and maybe some wire? Regardless I think they are really pretty.

Spoon light

Mens vintage style haircut

I convinced my boyfriend to get the same haircut as the guy in this picture. I found it on Tumbler. I can’t remember who I got it from. So, I can’t give credit where credit is due. I just think it’s a really nice look on a man. It almost reminds me of a look from the 40’s but with a new twist. Love it! 🙂

Mens haircut

Upcycling: Pallets

I love the look of pallet furniture. I just wonder where people get all the pallets from.

1.  Pallet bookshelf     2.  Pallet wall

3. Pallet shelf  4. Pallet steps

5.  Pallet-headboard2  6.  Pallet chair

1. Pallet Bookshelf

2. Pallet Wall.  I think that would make an awesome accent wall.

3. Pallet Shelf

4. Pallet Step. I just wonder how safe that is. Maybe its my paranoia kicking in. But I think it needs a rail. Maybe one made from black plumbers pipe so it keeps with the upcycling theme. Also it keeps with the industrial look.

5. Pallet Headboard. Out of all the ideas I’d want to make this one the most. The only thing I’m scared of is getting a pallet that’s treated with chemicals.

6. Pallet Chair. I think this would look awesome outside.

A few tips on working with pallets by Funky Junk

Cafe Ollin also know as Cafe Delicious

Cafe Ollin

My boyfriend and I take pride in finding cheap eats in the city. One day I had a horrible craving for Spanish food and Cafe Ollin totally hit the spot. And since my local spot (El Deportivo) closed. I had to find another place. Off topic…. They had been in buisness for as long as I can remember.  20+ years before it closed. It got turned into another a**hole yuppi bar. My neighborhood is becoming nothing but bars and Thai restaurants. So depressing. Anyway, back to the story. So in our search for some cheap eats we came across Cafe Ollin. Already glowing with great reviews we decided to check it out. Located in East Harlem, a tiny hole in the wall that can seat 10 people if you’re lucky. We both ended up having the same thing. The “Brody” It basically looks like whats pictured above.  A large sandwich made of of breaded beef, fried pork, ham, pineapple, white cheese, yellow cheese, and oaxacan cheese. It was amazing. a little spicy with lots of flavor. The meat was cooked just right that it fell apart. Each flavor was distinct but blended together to make an amazing dish. The cheese was gooey and melted together perfectly. The sandwich was also so big it lasted us two meals. More then you can ask for now a days. If you have $10 to spend and are in New York I highly recommend it.

Link: Cafe Ollin