Monday, February 13, 2012

Live in Love with Boyish Chic

Hey ladies & gents! I’m Jillian over from Boyish Chic. 


I post about my daily musings & personal style, which is feminine with a boyish edge. I also have my own little start up company, my Remedy, that is dedicated to encouraging living in love. I design eco-friendly printed apparel, hand-crafted jewelry & graphic design. I believe that we can all have a good time & still be doing good for our world. That’s what I’ve set out to illustrate with my company.

© Jillian Pfund // my Remedy, LLC

I’m very happy to be blogging for Catherine today. Thanks for having me, girl!

It’s February 13, which means…. It’s GALentine’s (or GUYentine’s) Day! Parks & Recreation, anyone? Well, in case you don’t watch the show, you should know that that’s what today is; a day to celebrate & cherish your friends. Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate your significant other, but I agree with Parks & Rec: there should be a day dedicated to showing your friends love. Personally, I believe that everyday should be a day where you show your friends, family, significant others, pets love… but this day is a nice reminder to do so.

SO! I thought it would be fun to share a few ideas about DIY projects you could create to share your love with your loved ones. You could also buy a little gift for your friends, which would be lovely too! I just like the idea of handmade gifts because it has a piece of you within it. This year, I made some sugar cookies that look like candy hearts, inspired by Cupcakes & Cashmere’s post here. I blasted music, danced around & decorated cookies for my girls & it was crazy fun... and really simple! You can even use a cookie mix. I made the icing myself using powdered sugar & lemon juice, mixed with food coloring. I think they came out pretty sweet :] This is, of course, a gift you could also give to your guys friends. Who doesn't love dessert?! (New Girl, anyone? Hahah.)

© Jillian Pfund // Boyish Chic
The lovely blog, Wonderforest, posted two files that you can download & print out to put in a frame. This would make a lovely gift. It’s always a sweet idea to make one yourself. Collage using magazines or photos you’ve taken before to make your own message like “Live in Love,” “Friends are family that you choose,” or of an inside joke between you & your friends. 

Another awesome, retro DIY gift is... the effervescent friendship bracelet. You can rock 'em with your metal bracelets & cuffs for a boyish chic look. Friendship bracelets are always a hit because they're meaningful & nostalgic - for a guy or girl.

And, just for something fun for you to do with your girlfriends, check out The Beauty Department’s sweet DIY, temporary hair treatment. It's like dip-dying your hair without the commitment of keeping it. Plus, it looks like fun to rock! Check here for the how-to.

Thanks so much for having me today. Please stop by my shop & blog to say hi! I'd love to hear from you. Now go share the love & celebrate your loved ones!

Live in love today & everyday,
xx. Jillian

You can also go check out my guest post on Boyish Chic here.  


  1. Yay! So happy to have the opportunity to write a guest post for you, Catherine! Thanks so much for having me. xx. Jillian

  2. awesome Valentine's day post! love it!

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    P.S. following you now!

    1. i left the comment on the latest post, I hope you don't mind it was a guest one


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