Thursday, January 30, 2014

DIY raffia pendant light REVISITED

THIS POST IS OVER TWO YEARS OLD NOW BUT KEEPS GETTING HIT'S SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT AGAIN WITH YOU ALL. THIS IS A GREAT DIY PROJECT FOR DECORATING EVENTS AND YOU CAN USE ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT MEDIA TO MAKE THIS PENDANT! 



What a bright idea! 
While brainstorming for additions for our Fall window display for Road Less Traveled I kept thinking about the moon and the sun. The certain way the Autumn sky seems to glow through the leaves and cast soft shadows. I wanted to interpret this somehow into the window display that Delilah had already started. I searched for ideas and came across this idea and thought I would try it myself. It never hurts to try you know. 

BTW: Many customers love this light and ask about it. 



Raffia-Michaels Craft Store
Punch Balloons-Party City
Mod Podge-Michaels
Paint Brush-already had
Sharpie-already had
Pendant Light Base-Cost Plus Market
What You Gotta Do:
This craft needs at least 2 hrs of invested time so gather a friend or sister and a beer to help keep you company :)

 1. Inflate the balloon to desired size.
2. Draw circle with sharpie that is large enough for light bulb to go through.
3.Adhere mod podge to raffia while tying the raffia around the balloon.
4. Continue covering your balloon as desired and tie all ends of knots together. 
5. Make sure entire surface has glue to ensure that it is stable when hardened.
6. Hang your balloon over night and leave newspaper underneath in case of glue drips.
7. Wait for at least 8 hrs for glue to dry and for there to be a hard sturdy surface.
8. When ready insert light base and either hang (using s brackets) or use as a table lamp. 













Wednesday, January 29, 2014

VINTAGE CLOTHING $20 OR LESS


DO YOU LOVE VINTAGE CLOTHING & GREAT DEALS?
YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE MY FRIENDS!

VISIT MY ONLINE VINTAGE STORE 
WHERE EVERYTHING IS $20 OR LESS! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LIFE LATELY @AURORA_VINTAGE

HI EVERYONE! 
It's been a busy week for me, I first wanted to let you all know that I'm #INSPIRED! I've been given a second chance to get ahead in this crazy life! Hoping to get things lined up and to work smarter not harder. I took a moment yesterday to look at my 
#LIFEVISIONLIST 
A few years ago, in no particular order I started listing what I envisioned needing in order to have a fulfilled life! Here are a few that stand out and keep me plowing towards my vision! 

#JOY #HAPPINESS #SELFWORTH #PRIDE #COMMITMENT #CALMNESS #LOVE #MENTOR #COMMUNITCATION #FAITH #LEADERSHIP #KNOWLEDGE 

After realizing my vision I have continued to add to my list more recently what I need to get even closer to my life vision! 
#TRAVEL #MARRIAGE #INSHAPE #NEWCAR #PROMOTION #SAVEMONEY #INVESTINMYSELF

Here is a peek into my daily life! You can see more on my INSTAGRAM

Finding an open space to decompress feels good on the brain. 

Collecting a new batch of Vintage clothing for my online store.

Reading about places I want to travel to.

Margarita Glasses reminding me that one of my Fav Holidays Cinco De Mayo is coming up! 

Eating better almost 80% of the time and working out with my love! 

Finding inspiration in the sale bin at #anthropologie, this could work for my Marriage announcement! 

Reading my fav new book at The Lost Bean coffee Shop!

See more pics on my INSTAGRAM

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

VINTAGE MIDDLE EASTERN TRAVEL POSTERS & MY OBSESSION WITH THE MIDDLE EAST

Can I tell you something? 
I'M OBSESSED WITH THE MIDDLE EAST
OK not everything about it but you know, the exotic men and women, the fashion, music, dancing, decor, food, the culture. So like almost everything! It all started a long time ago, as a kid I LOVED Aladdin, and later when I would go to the local Hookah bars with my sister I loved watching the music videos. Then came the full on Dubai obsession with the architecture of the Al Burj Arab and the World and Palm Islands. 

What can I say, I'm a So-Cal White Girl that has always been attracted to the complete opposite of my typical white bred looks and family. So I know my little description sounds quite childish, but it has matured into a healthy obsession that I share with my Fiance who is half Pakistani & Mexican. This means I will probably be having a series of posts inspired by the top of Middle Eastern Fashion & Lifestyle for a moment! 


Till next time enjoy our favorite Persian Pop singer Mansour as well as the Vintage travel posters below!




Kuwait * Middle East Airlines (1962)










Thursday, January 16, 2014

CHARME EU MASCULINE

Sexy boy, sexy boy...

Où sont tes héros aux corps d'athlètes
Où sont tes idoles mal rasées, bien habillées

Sexy boy, sexy boy...

Dans leurs yeux des dollars
Dans leurs sourires des diamants
Moi aussi un jour je serai beau comme un Dieu

Sexy boy, sexy boy...

Apollon deux mille zéro défaut vingt et un an
C'est l'homme ideal charme au masculin
Sexy boy, sexy boy...



image via (google.com

Black & White
AVAN JOGIA


TOM HIDDLESTON 


ORLANDO BLOOM




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JOHNNY DEPP



DANIEL HENNEY




JAMES FRANCO



RUFUS SEWELL


JAVIER BARDEM



JAMES MCAVOY



DIEGO LUNA


EWAN MCGREGOR



JESUS LUZ

This post was inspired by:
All the Sexy Boys, you know who you are.

IT WAS A DAY LIKE ANY OTHER, UNTIL IT WASN'T.

IT WAS BRIGHT AND SUNNY, THE AIR HAD A SWEET SMELL COMING THROUGH THE WIND. I CLOSED MY EYES AND IMAGINED MYSELF ON A MAGIC ISLAND. THE SKY FILLED WITH A COLORFUL SMOKE, PINK, GREEN, YELLOW AND POOF. 
I HAD ARRIVED! 


 THESE PHOTOS AND MORE AS FEATURED ON MY WORLD GROOVE  PINTEREST PAGE.

Hippie Chick

Fatima's hand...a blessing.

WOVEN YARN TOTE

Mara Hoffman Resort 2014 | Miami Beach

Cinco de Paisley

-PEACE

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DECO AURORA VINTAGE SPRING LOOKS & WHAT THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO WEAR!

Yes oh yes its about 5 degrees short of 90 in SoCal in the middle of January. That could mean only two things...I hate being stuck inside the icebox fishbowl I work in, and I want to be anywhere that involves being outside wearing colorful frocks while humming 1960s samba music with a goofy look on my face. 

So in honor of this fan-tabulous Indian Summer weather, lets get into the Spring of things shall we! While I love wearing these beautiful vintage and gently worn pieces I find them sitting in my closet because I can only dress this way once maybe twice a week due to my strict black and white dress code at work. That should have been a red flag when I was interviewing last spring.
ME+BLACK &WHITE WARDROBE
=
WHAT THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO WEAR? 

You see about 80% of my closet is in technicolor/vintage/awesomeness. So please take a look at my online vintage store to assess the situation! With the proceeds I will not be buying black clothing, but investing in my future to get out of this black and white wardrobe atrocity by becoming a business owner of a full fledged second hand boutique

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT AND COME AGAIN! 
(OH AND HERE ARE MY FEATURED ITEMS FROM MY ONLINE STORE)

GO TO DECO AURORA FOR MORE AWESOMENESS! 


VINTAGE PASTEL TUNIC
PASTEL TUNIC

SPANISH TILE DRESS
SPANISH TILE DRESS

GYPSY PATCHWORK DRESS

VINTAGE SOUTHWEST VEST

VINTAGE CONTEMPO CASUALS JUMPER
VINTAGE CONTEMPO CASUALS JUMPER