Monday, December 12, 2011

Owl Decor and Taylor Swift is Gorgeous in Bangs

Maybe you remember the old owl pot I got at a thrift store; for some reason I totally fell for this cute little owl that said "Joann '77" on the bottom. I knew it was a little ugly... so I polled my visitors and about 30% thought I shouldn't get it.  But the majority still said to go for it, so I did and here it is after a little white spray paint:

It was a super easy DIY project, and I'm happy with the result!  Owls are all over the place lately, and they are so cute!!  Here's how it looks on my book shelve, by the cute owl candle Ashley gave me:

And I was watching Fashion Police on E! this weekend and Taylor Swift won best look of the week in this beautiful red dress with her fab hair and make-up.  Taylor was dressed up because she was named as Billboard’s Woman of the Year.  I'm not super into her music, but damn the girl know how to wear a dress and smize (smile with your eyes, just in case you haven't been schooled by Tyra).

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I love her hair like this... makes me want bangs! Not sure if I could pull them off or not... I wore fake bangs to the Lady Gaga concert, but I made them myself. Has anyone ever tried the clip-in bangs? Maybe I could do that :)



Dee Stephens said...

I'm not going to lie. I.AM.OVER.TAYLOR.SWIFT!
Love the owl! :)
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Faith said...

the owl looks so cute! you did a great job making it even better!

and Taylor Swift is gorgeous ... she can pull anything off in my eyes.

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poziomka said...

The owl is so funny!
And i love Taylor Swift's dress!

Bonnie said...

I really love what you did with that owl -- super cute!

This is going to sound really mean, but I hate Taylor Swift. I have my reasons (too many to list here) ... One of my biggest reasons for hating her is because she is so boring. However, that being said, in this red dress, with the straight hair, and with the awesome bangs, she looks FIERCE. I am so happy that she did something different for once! She looks just beautiful.
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Melissa said...

Loving the little DIY you did! x

Marie a la Mode said...

I love the white owl! It looks great! And I'm loving Taylor Swift's new bangs : ) They make her look sophisticated.

FashionistaFianna said...

Wow she looks so much more sophisticated!! Getting a full fringe/bangs is risky!! have you ever had it before in case it doesn't suit you, but I love full fringes, you could always try clip-ins like you said, or a side fringe!! Great blog! just started following you!! Would love if you checked out my blog and followed back?:)

world on high heels said...

Great DIY !


Squared said...

She reminds me of sleeping beauty here!
I used to have bangs. I got them last February and started growing them out in September. They were nice, because I felt it made me look chic, on the other hand, they were a little annoying during winter time because when there was a lot of wind they would be all over the place and I would look like a clown! haha

alicia said...

wow her hair does look amazing! makes me want bangs also...but my cowlick wouldn't ever let me. ;)

Whitney said...

I love owls and Taylor Swift. I've wore the Jessica Simpson clip-in bangs before. It worked pretty well, but frustrating to put in and look right. The hair on the bangs kept wanting to separate. Plus, they were thin and my hair is extremely thick. It took me forever to find a placement for them. They were still a nice change to my look for an night. I wore them last year on New Year's Eve.

Mimi said...

oooh, i love what you did with that owl pot! :)

and i'm not a taylor swift fan, but i'm really happy she's starting to wear her hair straight like that. as for clip-on bangs, i've never tried them but they are intriguing. i kinda want to get one. ;)

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Anonymous said...


I'm totally obsessed too, girl. But I'm getting sad that the end of the Owl craze is around the corner, haha. But I will hold on to my pieces for dear life.

What a great idea to paint it white, it totes looks so much more chic! xo

Marian said...

Seriously, Ms Swift's new look makes me want to get bangs too!!

Elle Sees said...

That owl turned out great! Anything spray painted white works for me.

silvergirl said...

white spray paint can transform anything into gorgeous!
trick i use all the time.
i am so glad Taylor is going for a bit more mature look hate for that girl to get stuck in a rut.
you are so right that she can wear the heck out of a dress

Young and Fabulous said...

SMIZE!! haha theres like a 5 second clip on youtube of tyra smizing and i laugh every single time

t swift can really pull offf the red lips...i just LOVE it!!

and your DIY project came out amazing! hoot hoot!


Jennifer Fabulous said...

The owl looks so pretty white! And omg i looove Taylor's new hairdo. Seriously, it was a long time coming, in my opinion. She looks so much more mature. :) And haha smize. I love that show!

PS. You won my Shabby Apple skirt giveaway! I e-mailed you and hope to hear back from you soon!! xoxo

Alexandra said...

I've been wanting little owl things since forever, there's this decor store in Vancouver that carries a whole line and somehow my boyfriend has not caught onto my hints for them as anniversary presents! Love what you did with yours, so modern and cute! And TSwift looks great, I recently made a switch over to bangs too and am loving how fun they are!

Alexandra xo

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I loved the Owl pot!!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I loved the Owl pot!!!!

Anonymous said...

the new owl looks so sophisticated, love it!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job with the owl!!

Taylor Swift is beautiful - I hadn't seen her with bangs yet, but she looks great!

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

I've been doing the bangs on and off too! I can't decide! Loving your blog by the way.


aki! said...

For all intents and purposes, fake hair freaks me out, but I've never had blunt bangs so I'm kind of dying to try clip ins. Let me know if you find a place that sells them for a good price!

Sheri said...

That owl looks fabulous now! :)

Marie said...

I like what you did to the owl!:D

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