Lust v. Must: X Benches

Lust v. Must: X Benches

I recently saw these rooms on Pinterest and I’ve been thinking about getting an X Bench ever since.

Lust v. Must X Benches

10 Decorating Secrets Revealed | House Beautiful


Meg Braff | House Beautiful

The X Benches in the second photo are from Jonathan Adler. The bedroom is from a 2009 spread for House Beautiful. Unfortunately, the Jonathan Adler Tufted X Benches are no longer online. I found a similar piece, the Jonathan Adler Upholstered X Bench, which ranges in price from $595 to $695. This X Bench is definitely a lust.

I found a few X Benches that are more in my price range as well as two great DIY tutorials for refurbishing and making X Benches. The first DIY tutorial is from SMP Living and the second tutorial is from The Chronicles of Home. Additionally, here are a few X Benches at more of a must price!

West Elm X Bench

West Elm X Base Ottoman $199

Palmer Ottoman, Sky Blue/Gray (Found it on One King’s Lane) $199

Sutton Ottoman

Sutton Ottoman (Found it on Joss and Main) $194

(Not quite an X Bench but too pretty not to share!)

Fuschia X Bench

Fuchsia X Bench Luxe Lifestyle $175

Lust v. Must: New Years Eve Edition

One of my guilty pleasures is watching Bravo.  I love The Real Housewives of New York City, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Bethenny Ever After?, The Rachel Zoe Show, and Fashion Hunters.  I was excited to see Glee’s Lea Michele and Chris Colfer on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

Lea Michele’s outfit gave me inspiration for my own New Years Eve outfit.  Lea Michele wore a Jenny Packham dress from the Fall 2011 Ready to Wear Collection.  She paired it with black Christian Louboutin 150mm Balota Pumps which cost around  $1,195.00.   Not everyone can spend $1,195.00 on just the shoes for an outfit.   Here is a way your can turn your lust outfit into a must.

The dress I chose is Express’ Sequin Dress which was $128.00 but is on sale for $76.80.  I think Lea’s shoes are beautiful but I wouldn’t wear strappy shoes in the winter.  I chose Aldo’s Corelli shoe in black patent.  The shoe is on sale for $45.49.  This entire outfit would cost $122.29 which is $1, 072.71 less than the price of Lea’s shoes alone!

I would wear simple makeup with this dress.  The lust makeup I’d choose would be: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner ($29.00), Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel Sophistique ($30.00), Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($28.50), Nars Orgasm Blush ($27.00), Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($28.00), YSL Touche Eclat ($40.00), and Chanel nail polish in Beige D’Or ($25.00).  The total cost of the lust makeup look is $207.50.

The must makeup I’d wear would be: Mabelline Volum’ Express the Falsies Flared in Very Black mascara ($7.77), Mabelline Eye Studio Master Drama in Midnight Master ($7.99), Covergirl Believable Blush in Rose Silk ($5.69), Almay Clear Complexion Concealer 200 Light/Medium ($6.00), Revlon Under Eye Concealer ($7.97), OPI  nail polish in Dazzled by Gold ($8.50). The total cost of the must makeup is $43.92.

Happy New Years!

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