Saturday, April 23, 2011

Combining Blogs!!

Hi to all!! In the interested of great content and shamless self promotion I have decided at this time to combine my blogs into 1. You can easily access ShopShelbyLynn, and AtticRoute66 auctions and Etsy from this blog as well.

Oh, and the content will be better because I will be just concentrating on one.

So, go to: Personalityispreferred.

You will love it!! I hope.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Link Up

Modern Country Style is having a Linky Party YAY!! Great blog. Check it out. Define your blog. Shop Shelby Lynn loves clothes, and shopping. As well as selling clothes and accessories. Check me out on Etsy, button on blog, and at slstyleshop on Ebay. Great items. Now, what great clothing can I find today? Or maybe it should be jewelry? Oohhhh, I know a watch. Link up at:

Twitter - Who Do You Follow

Do you Twitter? Who do you follow?

Loving this pic of Lisa Rinna. Love the hair and the animal print. Rocks it.

Too cute. Love her show Bethenny Ever After.

Gossip Girl back on Monday. Finally.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Spring Bird's Nest In Apple Tree

Happy Spring. Loving this bird's nest in my apple tree.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Libertine for Target

I love Target. This dress, oh well Target calls it a tunic, is so 1980's. So wonderful. If you go over to, she is wearing it with a blue cardigan, and a jean jacket, and it looks amazing. Oh, and her blog is great too. So feel the 80's and get this dress/tunic. Online only. But worth it.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Icon

What a stylish lady. She will be missed. Oh, and she loved her jewelry, the photo below is from her book about her jewelry. I love the pearls as a kind of mask, what a fun shot.

Pear shape diamonds in this kind of setting became known as the Burton-Taylor Diamonds. Just beautiful.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Relaxing Blue - Tiffany Box Blue

This room was designed by Kathryn Chaplow, and all I can say is ahhhhhhh. I love the relaxing blue and white. Kind of looks like Tiffany Box Blue. Yum. I would love it even without the canopy post bed. Just a regular bed would be equally wonderful.

So fresh for spring. Paint is cheap girls.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jean Jackets

Jean Jackets. What a great transition into spring. If you need one, check your local Goodwill, I have spotted several, or check Old Navy, fun jacket to have. Love it with black and with dresses.

What's your take on jean jackets?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs - Paula Dean

Perfect everytime.
Just gets me in the mood for Spring. Oh, and leftovers, no problem, chop them up and serve on bread as egg salad. Yum.
Happy Friday.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips

Update: Chipped, and nicked at dinner. Oh, well back to my OPI.

I purchased these at my local Walgreens for $9.99 plus tax, to give them a try. Says they last up to 10 days. I need that. Yes, I have short nails, oh well.
So, instructions were really easy to follow, everything you need is in box, except some nail polish remover to clean your nails. But, I had that. Followed the instructions, I have short nails, so I used one strip on 2 nails, in other words, left pinky, and right pinky, each got the same strip. So, I have a whole group of unopened strips to go. Now that would make it $5 per mani. Now that would be a good deal, if it lasts. It took me about 35 - 40 minutes to apply, time may improve with practice. You do have to be careful with the orangewood, cuticle stick as you can tear the polish, this was hardest around the cuticle area, but again, better over time. I am happy with the results, typing away with them now. Now, if they will only last.
The downside, is they don't have a ton of colors, could be my Walgreens, but I settled on this Champagne color, called 270, Raise a Glass, a nice neutral metallic color.
Anyone else have any luck with these?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dianne Von Furstenberg's Bookshelves

Every house needs great bookshelves. I love these in Dianne Von Furstenberg's home. The home and the bookshelves are absolutely beautiful.

I am sorry, I don't know where these pics are from. Vogue, I think?

Who doesn't love a ladder too?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Painted Silver Dresser

Every fashionista needs an amazing, dresser or lingerie chest. I love this one that I saw on a blog, (really can't remember where), painted silver. I love this silver color. The hint of metallic is perfect. A mirrored top would be amazing.

I am currently searching Craig's List. I need to do this.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Drop Dead Diva

If you haven't caught Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime, you are missing out. It is a fun guilty pleasure. I caught bits and pieces of Season 2 when Lifetime did a marathon a while back. So, imagine my thrill when I found Season 1 available for instant viewing on Netflix. I was in heaven, (so to speak).

I am almost thru Season 1, and 2 isn't out on DVD yet, so hopefully, Lifetime will run a marathon again for all us fans. Oh, and Season 3 starts in June.

Check out Jane/Deb, and all her friends. You will be hooked.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tassel Bracelets - Tassel Bead Charms

Who doesn't covet Rachel Zoe's tassel bracelet?

This great European Bead Charm is made with a base metal charm, and a vintage tassel.

It is available in my Etsy Shop, and really affordable.

This great charm is a solid black charm on a base metal European Bead Charm.
These can also be put on a necklace and worn, absolutely beautiful.

Yum, Rachel Zoe and her Vintage Tassel Bracelet.

Check out my Etsy Store for more great vintage jewelry, and charms. Thanks.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Feeling the 80's and Jumpsuits

This jumpsuit from JCrew, totally reminds me of the 1980's. I had a jumpsuit similar.

No, I won't be buying one now. But, I am contemplating a jean jacket for spring and summer.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Shoe Storage

Shoe storage. Everyone wants more. Reuter's News Service says the average woman own's 19 pairs of shoes. Well that info, and the fact that my daughter's boyfriend's dog, (wow weird sentence), ate another pair of her boots, got me thinking about shoe storage.

Older houses have very little storage. When I saw the great Pic below in "O" Magazine, it gave me some ideas.

What are you using for shoe storage?

Photo above, "O" Magazine, Brooke Cundiff.

I have tons of these plastic bin things that each have 3 bins in them, those stacked in a closet might work. Maybe some nice paper in them, or a sachet?

Don't judge, full closets, and tons of Beannie Babies. Really, need to get rid of the Beannies.
Closed shoe storage would keep the dog out. But, would this work? Hmmmm.

Dream shoe storage. Say, ahhhhhhh.

Sorry, don't know where the above pic is from. It is amazing.
Ok, yes, I would love to open a closet and just look at my shoes. Don't know where below pic is from, sorry.

Pic below is from Design Sponge. It is a great idea. Love the use of shelves. Kind of gives a Rachel Zoe kind of feel to it.

Image below via Apartment Therapy. Love the shoe storage.

Or, do I tell her to hit the dollar store and get tons of the plastic boxes, and just photo, and stack? Hmmm, love the dollar store.
May do that for photo storage? Oh, well another post.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sideways Cross - Taylor Jacobson

She's long gone from the Rachel Zoe Project, but her sideways cross is still coveted. I know I love it. If you do too, check out my Etsy Store, link on the left, and I have all sorts of "floating", sideways necklaces. Crosses, Keys, Dragonflies, Flowers, Hearts. They are .925 Sterling Silver, and priced just right to treat yourself.

Sideways Cross with Hearts.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tutu Desk -- Tulle Desk -- Made

Every fashionista needs a desk. Can you imagine what you could accomplish at this desk? Well this is the desk that started it all.

Black and Spiro Desk.

I absolutely love this desk. However, my room isn't big enough for this one.

So, I have this super ugly wicker 2 door chest that I have had for over 15 years. It originally was brown, and was repainted white about 5 years ago. It used to house a TV and sit against a wall. But, it's height is perfect at 30" and it has storage, so a desk it is going to be.

Yep, it's ugly. See where I cut out for the cords? Nice.

But you know you love it now. I love it. Everytime I walk by this room I smile.

I did it in white, as this is mostly a white room. However, I think it would have been beautiful in black too.

Year's ago when it housed a TV on top, I had a thick piece of glass cut for the top, and I kept the glass as it makes the writing surface good and smooth. I could put pics or whatever under the glass, but I like the clean look.

I left the back of the desk open, as I need to access the shelving and doors to store stuff in.

An old chair I covered with foam and stapled fabric to for looks, and comfort.

The other side of the room is for exercise.

Old houses small closets. Storage and exercise.

No picture tutorial for this desk.
However, it is super easy.
Get broadcloth fabric in whatever color, black, white, pink. Cut and hem to height and length.
3 times the fabric in tulle. Leave the tulle folded like it came off the bolt, and cut into 6" strips.
Now the fun part. I used hot glue. I scrunched (totally technical term here) and glued about every 4 inches with an inch of glue, starting at the bottom, then overlapping. Use a straight edge - yardstick from your hardware store.
Then, I stapled it to the top of the table, between the edges so the staples would hide. So easy. If you are using a table, you could hot glue it to the edge, or staple underneath.
If you sew, you could sew it, however, I don't sew. Don't worry about the hot glue showing, it kind of hides itself in the tulle. I tried fabric glue, but took too long to dry and still showed a bit. As for hot glue, I used the low temp stuff, and yes, It was all over my fingers, and a little hot too.
Make one, you will love it and smile too.
Now to make a bigger one in black for my daughter. If I get to make one in black I will post it here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Derek Lam + Ebay

I love Ebay!! No secret, I shop and sell!! Hey, I don't live in California or New York, and stores here close faster than they open sometimes. So, a girls gotta be creative. I mean what did I do before the internet?

So how fun is it that Derek Lam has partnered with EBAY? Fun. Totally. All you have to do is go to Ebay and you can vote for your favorite, he is presenting 16 dresses, and 5 will win.

It is great to look at too, the models and dresse move, so you can get an idea of how it will wear. Hey, check it out.

Been so busy, will get back to regular posting.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Black Doors Fashion for the Home

Really loving black doors. Do I dare? I truly love them. Hmmm....
Hey, doors are the fashion for the home.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bees Nest

This crazy bees nest was in my fruit tree after all the leaves fell off this year. Is this huge or what? Totally hidden by all the leaves.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Vintage Hammered Brass Asymetrical Bracelet

Just put in my Etsy shop is this great Vintage Hammered Brass Asymetrical Braclet.
It is 1/2" at it's smalles point and 1" at it widest. Fun, trendy, and vintage all in one.