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in the home of :: emily myers

4 Mar

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Stepping into Emily’s home was a one-of-a-kind experience.  With each piece so uniquely displayed, we found ourselves wanting to know the story behind each item.  Emily moved into her home four years ago & has put a lot of herself into it – this goes to show how much the little things, combined with personal touches, mean when working to make your house a home.

When you open Emily’s front door, you cannot help but notice the most amazing bench, which would easily cost several hundred dollars, at any commercial retailer!  Hers – an old bed, purchased for just $90.  Emily & her dad used the headboard as the back of the bench, cut the footboard in two, to use as the sides, added some wood for seating, & voila – this grand bench for much less!

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Her kitchen is immediately eye-catching!  Hanging on a wall is an old pantry door that Emily cleverly decided to add a mirror to! One thing we spotted & loved was the top of the hutch – a display of scales & teapots is adorable & so very vintage!

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Heather’s eye was immediately caught by a vintage kitchen step stool chair, which Emily told us was once her grandmothers’!  An old rolling pin & her grandmothers’ recipe box, filled with handwritten recipes, add subtle personal touches!  The last, & most exciting piece in the kitchen, was an old framed tile.  When we asked Emily where she got this, she said it was from a bathroom, in a restaurant (that we won’t name), & when she saw it she thought “I cannot leave this stall without this thing,” and the rest is history!

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As you walk into the living room, you see so many things that you can’t help but love!  Her bookshelf is one of the first that caught our eye!  Ever wonder what to do with those old magazines that you just don’t want to throw away?  Well, just ask Emily!  She uses hers to perk up her shelf & add a bit of interest.  The button jar you spy is just another of Emily’s personal touches on her gorgeous home – Emily told us that they used to string buttons when they’d visit their grandma’s house, & so this is just another way to honor her grandmother!  Other intriguing items that this bookshelf showcases are retro tinker toys, picture frames, & what appears to be a very old toy telephone.  Emily added height to her bookshelf with vases & jars of varying colors, shapes, & sizes – oh, & one very cool vintage flour sifter!

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Above Emily’s entertainment console, she has utilized what she believes to be an old table leaf, missing the middle panel.  She has placed very personal items inside, which also are memories she has kept from her grandmother – things as simple as an old framed letter from her brother to her grandma, a shadow box including her grandma’s applesauce cookie recipe, photos, & old key plates.

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Other great finds in Emily’s living room included old books, & what is thought to be a cream separator, being used as a side table.

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Emily also has an amazing coffee table that was once an old farm table – she simply cut the legs off & added casters!  When you look behind the couch, you’ll see burlap curtains, complete with stitching & buttons, which leads the way to Emily’s bedroom.

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It took a few looks around this bedroom to spot all the amazing things that Emily has acquired!  First of all, this girl has a jewelry display that just about anyone would die for, & we know you could make one too, using a few knobs from Trend Addictions!

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Emily has taken barn wood, added knobs & copper nails, & placed them inside an antique white frame – that’s all!  This serves as a great way to hang all of your jewels!  Above the barn wood pieces, we saw something we wondered about – Emily had the great idea to take an old fabric ruler, cut it down, add copper nails, & voila – a fabulous necklace hanger.   She also pointed out the box used for jewelry & trinkets underneath, which is simply an old men’s tie box.  While we noticed that Emily’s bedside tables & mirrors are different, they are still balanced & quite stunning!  The white trunk at the end of her bed was something she picked up in Rochester, but it was originally from overseas & was used for travel!  Emily’s “favorite piece in the house right now” is also in this room – it is a pretty pale pink wardrobe, which she found at the Salamanca Antique Mall!  While most would refinish this, Emily left it as is, & we can’t imagine it being any more perfect!

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Ascending the stairs, at Emily’s, one thing that most definitely stands out is the amazing barn wood railing she has created!  It only gets better as you emerge onto the second floor & find that the trim throughout the upstairs foyer is also barn wood.  Emily salvaged this wood from a neighbor’s barn that had fallen down – just another personal touch in this fabulous home!  We also spotted an amazing sign that took up an entire wall!

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The piece no one could miss upstairs was made by Emily’s aunt – simply an old wooden ladder, cut down, with amazing details such as the hinge used to hang it up & the pulley holding the frame!  From there, we find another lovely room, with very different touches!  Most of the frames in her home are made from ceiling tile… what a great idea!

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Emily’s spare bedroom is one that would make any house-guest feel right at home.  On one wall, she decorates with antique mirrors, frames, & lovely paintings that make you wonder “where can I buy that?”  That’s just it – Emily picks up things here & there, at antique malls, thrift shops, & fairs – that, like the rest of her house, are truly one-of-a-kind.  To give some detail to her adorable bedside lamps, she added small cabinet door frames around them, to which she attributed the great idea to our very own, Megan.  The room boasts soft greens, blues, & yellows, & quirky accents like vintage tins & the penny bank make the room interesting, as well as tie in the color palette.  As we learned through most of Emily’s home, her grandma is everywhere, & that is not lacking in this room – the dresser & old sewing table, currently being used as a side table, were pieces of her grandmothers’.   We also spied a few Trend Addictions’ finds in this room – her book at the foot of the bed, as well as the antiqued white mirror atop the dresser.

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Emily is clearly overflowing with talent, when it comes to antiquing, decorating, & crafting, but she has a couple of talents that we were lucky enough to have her share with us!  She showed us two pieces of artwork that she did when she attended high School at Cuba-Rushford & they’re simply amazing!

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We also discovered her talents as a photographer!  With more personal touches, these series of pictures were taken by Emily & are displayed in her entryway.

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We were incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to peek into Emily’s home & we truly hope you take away some amazing ideas from this – we sure have!

Now here comes the real test!  Emily had to have these —

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but is struggling to figure out what she should do with them – we’d love to hear from you!  What would you use these unique finds for?!​

Did you have a favorite part of this great home? Leave a comment and let us know!

Love, Us.

wear it & pair it :: the moto jacket

3 Oct

Remember that blog we wrote – “a day at FAME?!” Well, here’s one of our favorite pieces we found while we were there – the Moto Jacket! We told you faux leather would be a trend to keep your eye on for this fall & here’s a perfect example!

NO. 1 – THE MOTO JACKET

The Moto Jacket

WEAR IT WITH: Jeans & Graphic Tee – Destructed jeans give this outfit a casual look, while a black & white graphic tee give it just a bit of edge.

PAIR IT WITH: Flats – We picked leopard print flats to keep the edgy-chic vibe!

NO. 2 – THE MOTO JACKET

The Moto Jacket

WEAR IT WITH: Leggings & Tunic – Make this outfit comfy for fall with unbelievably comfortable Fleece Leggings & the Simply Chic Top in burgundy! This top gives the outfit the perfect pop of autumnal color!

PAIR IT WITH: Lace-Up Boots – The Oxford Boots with this outfit tie in two styles & brought a nice mix between edgy & preppy. Of course – you could always take your outfit to the next level & pair it with biker boots.

NO. 3 – THE MOTO JACKET

The Moto Jacket

WEAR IT WITH: Skirt – We absolutely loved the Night & Day Skirt when it arrived, & we love it even more with the Moto Jacket! The white faux leather & black ponte knit stripes mix perfectly with the contrasting fabrics of the jacket!

PAIR IT WITH: Scarf – This camel colored infinity scarf is the perfect fall color & pulls the whole outfit together amazingly!

How do you feel about the moto trend?! Remember — you can always shop online at www.trendaddictions.com! For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Trend Addictions, hop on over to our Facebook for details! Winner will be chosen Tuesday, 10.08.13 @ 5pm EST & announced via Facebook.

wear it & pair it :: the intern of style blazer & jeans

26 Sep

We’re doing this {Wear it & Pair it Blog} a bit differently – usually we focus on just one piece of clothing, but this time we will be focusing on an entire outfit & how something as simple as the shirt can change the entire look & feel. And now starts the fun – check out the 3 totally different styles of these outfits!

The Intern of Style Blazer & Jeans- No. 1

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WEAR IT WITH: Graphic – A black & white graphic top is a great way to add a little bit of “edge” to a more classic look. We debated about which of our favorite graphic tops to wear & ended up going with our Key to Love Tank, but also check out our Live for Love Tank!

PAIR IT WITH: Flats – Keep it comfy & casual with The Clare Flats!

The Intern of Style Blazer & Jeans- No. 2

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WEAR IT WITH: Black V-Neck – The Two Sides to Every Story Top was our first choice for this outfit! The v-neck is super sophisticated & the taupe, chiffon back gives it detail when the blazer comes off.

PAIR IT WITH: Heels – Pair this look with black, pointy-toe heels in order to keep it classy.

The Intern of Style Blazer & Jeans- No. 3

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WEAR IT WITH: Chambray – Denim on denim equals a fashion “don’t,” but chambray on denim equals a definite fashion “do.” We absolutely love this trend for the fall season & since it shows no signs of slowing, you better catch up! Remember to roll your sleeves together to give you a more put-together look.

PAIR IT WITH: Tall Boots – If the Parksville Boot doesn’t complete this ensemble, we don’t know what would! This preppy-chic look is a must-have!

Is one of these outfits screaming your name?! Remember — you can always shop online at www.trendaddictions.com [w/ $5 flat rate shipping]! For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Trend Addictions, hop on over to our Facebook for details! Winner will be chosen Tuesday, 10.01.13 @ 5pm EST & announced via Facebook.

wear it & pair it :: the geometric pencil skirt

12 Sep

Our very first {Wear it & Pair it Blog} was all about a pencil skirt & so here we go again! People hear “skirt” & instantly think “spring, summer, warm weather,” & so on. Well, we’re here to tell you that pencil skirts are doable year-round & here’s the blog to prove it! Check out this great skirt, with lovely fall colors, & the three ways we would “wear it & pair it.”

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The Geometric Pencil Skirt – No. 1

WEAR IT WITH: Chiffon – We put our fall-hued, burgundy Simply Chic Top together with the Geometric Pencil Skirt for a more “workweek chic” look. The colors complement each other so well & we absolutely love the square gold buttons on this top!

PAIR IT WITH: Booties – These camel booties pull this outfit together to make it professional, yet still right on trend for the fall season!

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The Geometric Pencil Skirt – No. 2

WEAR IT WITH: Fun Knits – We picked our Party in the Back Top for this outfit! It’s a simple black knit top, which is heavy enough for the cooler morning weather, but lightweight enough when the fall afternoons heat up a bit. The best part of this, is the open-back detail which gives your look a little bit of fun!

PAIR IT WITH: Heels – Black heels tie this outfit together & give you a versatile outfit for heading into the office now & out for happy out later.

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The Geometric Pencil Skirt – No. 3

WEAR IT WITH: Cardigan – Our Boyfriend Cardigan, in clay, was perfect with this skirt! Its muted fall tone went perfectly with the colors of the skirt, while our white & gold belt gave the outfit the element to reign it all in.

PAIR IT WITH: Tall Boots – We chose the cognac Parksville Boot for this outfit because of the rich fall color. Pencil skirts aren’t just for girls wearing heels – boots are equally as appropriate & super trendy.

Stop into the store to check out these outfits, or create your own, you never know till you try! Or you can always shop online at www.trendaddictions.com! For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Trend Addictions, hop on over to our Facebook for more details! Winner will be chosen Tuesday 9.17.13 @ 5pm EST.

monday must haves :: jute + cotton ribbon

26 Aug

You’ve heard the phrase, ‘it’s the thought that counts.’ Take those thoughts and turn them into a gift that counts. Making a simple card with personal touches speaks volumes and it’s easier than getting a card from the store. Yep, it truly is. If you think about it, you have to get ready, drive to the store, possibly spend more than you wanted to, drive back home and make the card out. All that for a card that can cost up to $7.99 these days. I’ll admit it, those Hallmark commercials sometimes make me want to buy a card from them. BUT, then I think about the impact a homemade card can do!

Follow these easy steps to making your own card. What you will need:

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  1. Kraft paper
  2. Jute Ribbon
  3. Cotton Ribbon
  4. Raffia
  5. Scissors
  6. Tape or glue
  7. Marker

[STEP 1] — Make it personal.

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Fold the paper in half (whichever way you like). Using your marker, write your own message. Keep it short and sweet — you have time and space to write in the inside.

[STEP 2] — Make it simple.

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Cut your cotton ribbon first and glue it onto the paper. Use the jute ribbon next and glue it on top of the cotton ribbon.

[STEP 3] — Make it perfect.

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A simple raffia bow ‘ties’ the whole card together. Write your message inside and deliver to your recipient.

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Making this card takes the same amount of time it would take to head to the store and buy one. Now you have enough jute + cotton ribbon to give your all of your friends and family thanks, and for no extra money.

Happy gifting.

Love, Us.

monday must haves :: baker’s twine

19 Aug

Start your week off by giving someone a gift, a homemade card or a box of cookies wrapped in baker’s twine. It’s a great go-to to freshen it up and make it look nostalgic. For $5 a pop, it’s a great add to any gift you’re giving!Baker's Twine at Trend Addictions Baker's Twine at Trend Addictions

Check out some of the ideas we found on Pinterest or buy some at the store!

Happy gifting!

Love, Us.

wear it & pair it :: the tribal pencil skirt

15 Aug

Do you ever see something in a store and think “what would I wear that with?” We know you do! We get it all the time here, at Trend Addictions. We have decided to come up with a little weekly post called “Wear it & Pair it” where we will feature 1 single piece and turn it into 3 different outfits. We will show you what to wear it with, and what to pair it with. With that being said, say hello to our first [WEAR IT & PAIR IT] —

Tribal print is a fun way to pep up a pencil skirt — that’s why we chose this fantastic trend for our first Wear It & Pair It blog! Check out these three different outfits, where we teach you what to wear & how to pair with our focal piece — the Tribal Pencil Skirt!

[No. 1 — The Tribal Pencil Skirt with Chambray & Booties]

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WEAR IT WITH: Chambray — Comfortable, chic, & classic — chambray is still a hot trend for the upcoming fall season! When worn with our Tribal Pencil Skirt, it can easily be taken from office-ready to happy hour… Oh, by the way, like the watch?! Check out our WeWOOD watch collection here.

PAIR IT WITH: Ankle Boots — Booties are a popular trend that isn’t fading away — not only is this style of shoe so very comfy, but it’s perfect for fall, & looks great with our Tribal Pencil Skirt as well as your favorite pair of jeans!

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[No. 1 — The Tribal Pencil Skirt with a Sweater & Flats]

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WEAR IT WITH: Back in the Saddle Sweater — Faux leather is already big & only has plans to get bigger — the saddle color faux leather shoulders & zipper details add edge.

PAIR IT WITH: Flats — Our Clare Flats in camel were a perfect pair for the Tribal Pencil Skirt & Back in the Saddle Sweater! They tie the outfit together with a classic look while keeping it casual.

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[No. 3 — The Tribal Pencil Skirt with an Oversized Sweater & Tall Boots]

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WEAR IT WITH: Oversized Sweater — Looking for a cozy chic wardrobe for this fall? Look no further. When worn with an oversized sweater, our Tribal Pencil Skirt balances it out by lengthening your body. Plus, we added our See It Through Top for a more casual, yet pulled together, look.

PAIR IT WITH: Boots — Start pulling these out of the back of your closet ladies — with the cooler weather approaching, taller boots make skirts like these, much more wearable! PS — We ❤ the red zipper detailing on these!

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Wear it & Pair itYou can find these items online at Trend Addictions, or stop into the store! Which outfit is your favorite? Tell us — we would love to hear 🙂

Love, Us.

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