Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shearling Lined

I seem to be drawn to shearling lined footwear, it started when I began to look for a pair of boots to keep my toes warm this Winter (see my post here) and now I am thinking about slippers.  What do you think of these slippers that are part sandal, with cozy, soft shearling and a cushioned footbed? I am leaning to the pair in the middle...they look really comfortable.   If they are not for you, you can't go wrong with these more traditional slippers from UGG..

Shearling Lined | Ridgely's Radar
to buy:  top  //  middle  //  bottom

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Look-alikes: Leather Sleeves

Coats are on my mind and maybe, if you are like me, they have been on yours too.  The few colder days we have had have been sporadic, but I know more are coming.  With this in mind, I have been looking around at coats for a warm, chic new look.  I found two asymmetrical coats with leather sleeves that are just right. I like them both and I don't think you can go wrong with either..

Look-alikes: Leather Sleeves | Ridgely's Radar
to buy: lust  //  must

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

DIY Candy Corn Baskets

I wanted to make something festive, not spooky like this, for Halloween and came up with these little candy corn baskets.  They are the perfect size for candy corn and are really fun to put at everyone's place at a pumpkin/ orange themed Halloween table.  I found the little cups (that hold ketchup and mustard0) at a local fast food restaurant, but you can use any size you like.  It is a really inexpensive (under $5 dollars!) and an easy project that you could do for really any holiday or occasion, just change up the colors to suit your theme.

DIY Candy Corn Baskets (1) | Ridgely's Radar

DIY Candy Corn Baskets (2) | Ridgely's Radar

DIY Candy Corn Baskets (3) | Ridgely's Radar

DIY Candy Corn Baskets (4) | Ridgely's Radar

DIY Candy Corn Baskets (5) | Ridgely's Radar

DIY Candy Corn Baskets

~ Supplies ~
  • paper streamers: white, orange and yellow (I found mine at Walmart)
  • paper condiment cups (I found mine at a fast food restaurant)
  • Orange thread
  • sewing machine
  • glue gun
  • candy corn
~Directions ~
  1. Cut paper streamers to desired length: to determine length, measure paper cup circumference and multiply by how many baskets you want to make. Add an extra few inches to accommodate for the pleating and folding over finished edge.
  2. Layer the three colors with white and yellow on the bottom and the orange on top.
  3. Sew the paper streamer with a sewing machine.  I pinched the paper into pleats as I slowly  sewed them together.  Careful not to tear or rip the paper.
  4. Cut a piece of the sewed length of streamer to fit a cup with a little extra to fold over.
  5. Hot glue the streamer to the cup.  Do not worry if the bottom hangs off a little bit, you can cut it to fit and be straight. Just make sure you have enough yellow showing.
  6. Hot glue the end piece under to finish it off.
  7. Cut off any overhang on the bottom to clean it up and be straight
  8. Repeat for remaining baskets.
  9. Fill with candy corns.
*DIY Note: Make these for any holiday/ occaision using appropriate colors to match.  i.e.. red and green streamers for Christmas or fun colors for a birthday

DIY Candy Corn Baskets (6) | Ridgely's Radar

photographs by Ridgely

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friends and Family... Yipee

Nothing gets me more excited than finding my favorite flats 30% off. I am filling up my shopping cart as I write this with my favorite Cole Haan ballet flats and while I am at it I took a spin around the site to pick my other favorite pieces.. Be sure to shop the Friends & Family Event! Receive 30% off your entire purchase through October 21st ! Yippee!!!

My Cole Haan picks | Ridgely's Radar

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Perfect Lightweight Tote

I love a lightweight tote with an easy to access, wide opening and this one is just right! Not too big that you will not be able to find what you are looking for and just big enough to hold all your necessities! It comes in different colors and types of leather to suit any style.  I am partial to this metallic leather myself...

page turner soft tote | Etienne Aigner

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Setting the Table

I like to buy decorative accents for my table when I find them, if I pass them by I usually regret it because when it comes time to set my table, I end up scrambling for something similar (and spend more money!).  I try to browse through One Kings Lane regularly to see what they have and then buy what will work with my dining room, plates, theme, etc..  When I was looking this weekend, I couldn't believe they already have Thanksgiving items available and pulled together pieces that would work for more than just Turkey Day (except for the napkins which I couldn't resist!). Shop while the items are still available!

Setting the Table | Ridgely's Radar

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