Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Girl's Weekend Fashion and Shopping

  
This black sweater style poncho is AWESOME. When I say poncho I only mean it has a poncho feel to it, but you only have to wear this. its long sleeve, and super loose in the body but fit in the arms, has a great neck line, comes in one size and its going to be a staple in fall/winter wardrobe.
 Its light weight and looks great dressed up or down. I have worn each of them with jeans, leggings, linen pants, there are so many options. I have it in the black pictured above and the khaki color (picture below) and recently ordered in grey....can you tell I LOVE THIS sweater and in Texas its perfect. If you are in colder climate you could easily wear shirt under, a cute scarf...so many options and the price is amazing and it ships quick. Its a great price. 

FIND them HERE and DON'T freak out when you click and get there, you will be taken to a sweater that DOES NOT look like what I have on BUT under color option you will see the Black, Khaki, and Grey....I PROMISE!!!! 
Khaki sweater in this picture is same link as above for the black one.
The purse is HERE and in the large size if the large is to large for you 
click HERE for the medium size.
Shoes are listed below, look for a closer picture of the shoes.

I bought this sweater online after seeing LisaSZ09 wearing it in Houston during our girls weekend
You can follow her BY CLICKING HERE
The sweater is an over-sized, chunky knit cardigan andl available HERE
The white tank is from HERE
Shoes are below

THIS IS THE EXACT LINK TO THE JEANS I HAVE ON



This is a another great light weight, long sleeve top for fall/winter. Its asymmetrical, mock turtleneck and I see another color in my future. It comes in four colors, and from sizes small to xx-large. I say size up, I have an x-large on in this picture.
Find it HERE

JEANS are listed HERE the link may bring them up in black but the denim option is  on the same link.  Did I mention they are under twenty at the moment and come in sizes 2-20

Shoes (pictured below) are comfy, on trendy and I love the color. I wear a 9 and bought a 9, fit great. 
Find them HERE 
They come in five colors, I have them in the color brown.

Shoes are HERE


I bought this cardigan and wore it last Thursday when everyone arrived for our girls weekend. I wore it with white wide leg pants and the same tank I have on ( listed in an above picture)
The cardigan is HERE

This is a simple black top and I really like the fit, the look and the price. 
Find it HERE 
It comes in three colors and cost less than a drugstore lipstick....seriously. Size up one size.


The tan loose top I had on the other day on Instagram Stories is HERE and available in about nineteen colors and cost less than a pedicure. Size up one size. 



This week ( Halloween day I think) I had these on but in red.  
Find them in all kinds of colors HERE
I think the grey ones are pretty...just sayin, I might need them in that color too.

We did some shopping while the girls were in town and I picked up two new fragrances, a pair of Chanel earrings (see pic on Instagram feed) , and a purse size brush, plus a few things at Abientot (will share on Instagram)

The Fragrances I purchased:
Tom Ford fragrance  HERE
Hermes fragrance HERE  the orange atomizer is a separate purchase but I could not find it online (sorry, I looked several places).

Earrings
The Chanel earrings I purchased from the Chanel store in the Houston Galleria, they are not available online. There is a picture of the ones I purchased on my Instagram Feed.

Brush
The brush is HERE



It's no secret I love this brand and their scents. I have been through several bottles of several scents. When I saw this limited edition holiday set included my four favorite scents and in a mini sizes it was an immediate YES.
Find this set HERE and bonus its under fifty dollars.

These are the two lip colors I have been wearing the last couple days and a purchase because of Melissa Parada (she's a beauty YouTuber) I saw the leopard one on her channel HERE and the other because she was wearing in Houston and it was SO ding dang pretty on her I had to have it.
Leopard lip HERE and it only comes in one color and limited edition.
The liquid lip ( color: no.9)  HERE and just might be the best liquid lip I have ever used. I see more colors in my future.
The other color she wore during our weekend and I am ordering as soon as this blog post is done is
this one HERE  ....LIES, I just paused and ordered it already. 



Hope all this helps for everyone asking. Have a great week and make sure you follow along on Instagram (Totally Tikaa on Instagram too). I'm headed to North Carolina for a BIG share with you all ( watch Instagram Stories)...think Christmas!!!!



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Monday, October 23, 2017

Current October Outfits


I wore this caftan on our cruise and I loved it! Yes that is Harriet you see, I uploaded a pic of her onto their website they made a caftan!!! They also make pajamas and other fun options. 
You can find all the information HERE
The earrings are old and I do not have a source but these would look great HERE or THESE
 The glasses are foster grant.




Today's outfit
The sweater I have on is current and I purchased it October 14 from   HERE  this link takes you to the site and location of the sweater BUT will open up to a different looking one, choose the color KHAKI for the EXACT one I am wearing, It will be obvious once you select KHAKI. I promise!!!!

  The jeans are from HERE and I have them in a size 10 ( feel free to judge). Another pair I have are THESE and THESE in a 31 ( a 12)

The handbag I am using is this one and found HERE or HERE

Shoes are HERE and so comfy and create a great look, casual yet a little edgy.



Bracelet is under sixty dollars and the ring is less than $120 and both are found HERE 

Earring are from Jewelry Juanita 
contact her at: 830-377-3900
or
jan@ktc.com 
she also has an instagram page: Jewelryjuanita
They run around $180 

The lip I had on early this morning was THIS in Queen B
and then forgot it at home and wore the above the rest of the day and night.
The liquid lip is HERE
and the gloss is HERE in mint pink satin



Previous Outfit
This top is from HERE comes in ten colors, and runs a bit small, I ordered the 2xl and it fits nice with room.  I have on a basic white tank under, not because its see through I just liked the look of it. 
The earrings can be found HERE  I have them in white and size medium.


This sweater is from HERE comes in 13 colors and I purchased in a XL, its roomy and loose. The jeans are the same as mentioned above. Under the sweater is a basic white tank.

These shoes are so comfy and I'm into to fun sneakers at the moment....why not?
You can find these HERE
I normally wear a 9 and bought a 9, I also got them in red ( so FUN).



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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Precious Ribbon Pumpkins


I started making these precious ribbon pumpkins in 2009 and I don't think there has been a Halloween since that I didn't make several. They are so cute, easy to make and also on the budget friendly side of Halloween DIY projects.

I make several different options: ribbon filled handle ( feel free to use all kinds of colors and ribbons) or a less busy single ribbon handle.

To make this pumpkin or the skeleton one below:
cut off existing plastic handle and throw away, 
String your ribbon into the existing holes on the side of pumpkin and tie a double knot facing inside the pumpkin ( where you will not see it).
After you have a tied on the new ribbon handle tie a eight inch strip of ribbon to each side of pumpkin, down by the hole you just ran the ribbon in.
Attach a bow to each side of pumpkin ( or skeleton) using the eight inch strip of ribbon to attached bows to each side. 

My FAVORITE ribbon of all time to use on these pumpkins and skeletons is the black and white gingham. You can find it HERE

Adding a monogram is EASY and only requires that you order the monogram ahead of time ( or make if you have the capabilities/equipment to do). 
To find the monogram I used go HERE

To make the fluffy pumpkin full of ribbon and tulle:
DO NOT CUT plastic handle off pumpkin!!!!!!
You will attach the ribbon to the handle. 
I use 10 inch strips of ribbon and 8 inch strips of tulle. I have no idea how many yards of ribbon and tulle I use It takes a LOT of ribbon and tulle, the fuller the handle the better it looks.
Once you have cut your ribbon and tulle, start by tying a piece of ribbon in a double knot, push it to one end of the handle and keep tying ribbon and tulle ( alternating ribbon colors and sizes as well as tulle)  till the handle is full and fluffy!
Once you have tied all the ribbon and tulle you want on the handle, using sharp scissors trim the ribbon and tulle a bit to get it to fluffy out and stand up a bit. It doesn't take much, trim were you think it needs.
You can get ribbon and tulle HERE

You can use any size ribbon, with or without wire, I think it looks the best to mix sizes, with wire and without, and patterns and colors.




RHINESTONES
This is super easy and takes more time than anything. 
I use this glue HERE and the stuff WORKS
For the PEARLS  I use there found HERE
For the RHINESTONES I use these found HERE

They make super cute trick or treating pails and cute for stuffing a BOO gift in, hostess gift, the possibilities are endless and who ever the recipient is, they will adore it!

My niece wanted a pink one, so pink pumpkin I made.

Then her sister ( my other niece) wanted a purple pumpkin ( done) and a friend wanted blue. I think I have made every color combination you could think of.

This is my VERY FIRST ever ribbon pumpkin in 2009 ( the blog post is still on here), they pumpkins have come a long way but are still so much fun to make and give away.


See more on my Instagram page: TotallyTikaa
Tag me in a picture if you make one, I'd love to see.

Happy Fall Y'all
Tikaa

Some of the above links are affiliate links,  which means I  receive a commission should you decide to click that link and make a purchase. It does not effect the price of the item or my opinion. My content is not in any way influenced by affiliate links. I do my best to share where I purchase items or find as similar as I can to something I have purchased in the past and is no longer available