Peppery Picks // Storm Survival

October 30, 2012
1. Part of my “jewelry sitch” via my instagram feed // 2. Stormy nail inspiration via my BFF
3. Favorite sleepwear and today’s #OOTD // 4. An easy DIY project to Spice up your Space

Despite the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, we’re doing our best to stay safe and dry here in Hoboken.  Very thankful to be hunkered down at home for now, but are planning to head down to the volunteer center to help out with efforts as soon as we’re able.  At the moment, our “storm survival plan” includes entertaining an antsy puppy (and husband), and keeping my own electricity-less boredom at bay.  The following are a few ideas for those of you who are holed-up inside, as well:

  • Organize your closet & accessories // My jewerly, sunglasses and scarves have become a totally tangled mess recently, and it’s time for an overhaul to weed out the items I no longer wear and bring order to the ones that will be sticking around.  Remember this driftwood jewelry display that I made last winter?  My goal is to get it back to looking like the final post image, and I can already tell you it’s going to take more than just a few minutes of moving things around. (Oy. Anyone volunteering to help?  I’ll pay you in pretty baubles!)    
  • Try out some new nail art // My favorite polish line, Julep, just sent a big box of goodies to our doorstep for the fabulous Pepperologie gift bags and luxe grand prize, so I’m stocked with supplies!  Planning on testing out a few new colors with a glitter-rain inspired look like this one, but this spiderweb mani would be perfect for this week, too!
  • Stay in your PJs all day //  Extreme storms make it totally acceptable, yes?  I’m living in my softest of soft (and still subtly sexy) Gisele Sleepshirt from Eberjey.  Also wondering why no one ever told me that sleeping in a real nightie could make getting ready for bed feel so luxurious.
  • Dust off your DIY supplies // Seems a little tricky to find the time for crafting these days, but without internet and needing to conserve the batteries of our handheld devices, I’m secretly kind of looking forward to completing a few projects.  If you need some inspiration, check out these past S&P DIY posts (painted platforms, studded sweater, neon fair isle & headboard banner) and send me photos if you try them so I can post on the FB page!

If you’re reading this post, it’s because we’ve lost our power and so there most likely won’t be much action here on the blog for the next few days… Praying that everyone affected by the storm stays safe and dry, and will hopefully have S&P back up and running very soon!

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  • Reply Ruby Girl October 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    great post, miss jessie! i’m sure it will have come in handy for those stuck inside awaiting the storm to pass. hope you and the rest of the east coast are fairing as well as possible! xoxo linds {{}}

  • Reply Liza SMS October 30, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Hope all stay safe who are in harm’s way. For those posting hate you degrade yourselves, insult those facing danger and make most of us Americans ashamed to call you one of our own.

  • Reply Kristin Reynolds October 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Stay safe! Cant wait for more posts love those nails!!<3


  • Reply Emilee Anne October 31, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Great post! I am lucky to still have power in Midtown! Stay safe!
    xx Emilee Anne

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life October 31, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Stay safe!


  • Reply Viktoria Kovacs October 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Its great to hear that you guys are safe and all right. And I adore those nails!

  • Reply Sara B November 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for the shout out sweet friend! I wish I could be there to paint nails with you by candlelight and I’m so glad you’re safe! Hoping everything gets cleaned up and somewhat back to normal soon for you! Love you so much almost birthday girl!! xoxo

  • Reply fashionfollowsher November 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Love the nails…..did something similar in Essie pink shattered diamonds

  • Reply Becky {The Pumpkin Spot} November 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Be safe up there. I love that sleepwear!

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