Satin Doll Café

Satin Doll Café

About Satin Doll Cafe

My name is Gaetana Parris fashion designer, business owner and blogger. I have a passion for all things fashion and design related. I started my blog back in 2007 and over time is have evolved to not only about fashion, trends, design but the love for my business, reading and planning. So sit back and enjoy.

2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:46AM
Mother's Day is less than a month away and if you're like me then you're already trying to figure what to get Mom.

Here's our 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide to what to buy for Mom at Satin Doll & Co.

For the Mom that has everything:
Our Earring of the Month Club is perfect because there are different subscription types and it's the gift that keeps giving.

Give Mom some bling:
What woman doesn't like the shiny stuff.
Cyclone Faux Druzy Stud earrings
Timeless Faux Druzy Stud earrings

For the Afrocentric Mom:
If you're mother is into afrocentric decor,jewelry and fashion then she'll love afrocentric beauties.
Brown Ankh Hand Painted Dangle earrings
Black Pride Afro Comb Hand Painted Dangle earrings
My Queen Head Wrap Hand Painted earrings

For the Survivor Mom:
If your mom is like mine and a survivor of some strain of cancer then she'll love these friendly reminders of the battle she won.
Breast Cancer Awareness Paper Clip Charm
Breast Cancer Awareness Traveler's Notebook Charm

The Trendsetter Mom:
If your mom is one of those that are with the trends and sometimes set them then she'll love these fashionista worthy pieces.

Circles Gold Plated Lariat necklace
Eggshell Floral Daggers Howlite earrings
Just Woven earrings

Book lover Mom:
If your mom is an avid reader then she'll love these bookmarks that work well as a page marker for just about anything.
Take Flight Bookmark
Animalistic Agate Carnelian and Acrylic Bookmark

Proud Mom:
These next items are perfect for new moms and any mom for that fact.
Children Paper Clip Charm
Loved Amethyst Acrylic Planner Charm

Still Don't Know What to Get:

You can't go wrong with a gift certificate. Give her cash and let her shop until the bucks stop. Satin Doll Gift certificates come in any amount which makes your life so much easier.Satin Doll Gift Certificates

No matter what you give your mom for Mother's Day make her feel love and cherished. Because you only get one mother. Two if you're lucky.

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March Must Haves

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:18PM
March is here and gone and what a long month it was. April is here and I'm still waiting for spring to finally come. March was one of those months were I was reaching for my regular routine stuff but there was some items that I was loving more than others.I told you I didn't stray from my regular items in March but when I did it was amazing. Hands down I LOVE everything in the photo shown above. I'll definitely will continue using them all April long.
First up is my planner. My old setup in my personal rings was annoying me to the max. I finally sat down one afternoon and took everything out and redid it. And I must say I LOVE it. I definitely won't be changing it anytime soon.
On the left hand side the papers you see and the silhouette of a building skyline I found on Pinterest and printed it out on cardstock. The magnetic clips are from Heidi Swapp. The jeweled paper clip I made myself which was include in the second MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box. The die cut right next to the paper clip is a freebie that you can get in my Facebook Group. And the die cut clipped on the pocket is from ChicPlannerGal.
This dashboard is one of many in my new layout.On the outside I have this note die cut which is the monthly freebie with purchase when you place an order with me. It's another one of my monthly favorite that I will go into detail more later. The doll next to that is one of 3 monthly freebies for March in my Facebook Group. The paper behind that is one of my top favorites out of all the paper you'll find in my planner. I have a thing for animal prints but I didn't want your traditional animal print. This is bold and colorful yet very feminine and girly.
I had to include a hair care product. I've been using the same products since January but I did add a new leave-in conditioner to my hair care routine. Since my sister has chopped off her long locks she purged the items she's been using and one of them is this leave-in. It's Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Leave-In Conditioner. Number 1, I love the way this product smells. Mangoes all the way. It's one of those scents you won't get tired of smelling. Number 2, the slip when I add this product to my hair wet or dry is amazing. My hair loves this product and just eats it up. Because it has olive oil and mango butter in it it helps keep my hair really moisturized. Since it still wants to be winter here in NY my hair is craving products that can help keep it moisturized and Elasta QP is one of them. I highly recommend this product. You can find it in your local beauty supply store, Walmart and etc.

This note die cut is hands down one of my favorites of all time that I've created as freebie for all my stationery orders. I believe I came across this quote one day on Pinterest and it just stuck with me. So when I was designing the freebie for March I knew I had to use this quote. I thought putting it in a note form was perfect. With the glitter "tape" at the top adds a girly touch. As you can see I love it so much that I had to keep one for myself and include it in my planner. I even did a poll in my Facebook Group and everyone loves it so much that it's the freebie for April as well.
I'm officially on a no-spend until August for my trip to Sweden to visit my older sister and with that being said I have to be resourceful and use what I have. If it's not a need or business related I can't buy it. So I've been using what I have and this sticker book is one of them. I love it because it's literally 1050 pieces and I have stickers for days.
As you can see I think this can hold me off for a while so I can do my weekly spreads in my planner. I've been using this off and on in March in combination with other stickers I have and I love it. When you become resourceful you can do a lot with just what you have when you're forced to. It has a mix of neutral, color, floral, and abstract. A little bit of everything.

Lastly, this nail color by Sally Hanson Miracle Gel in 650 Per-Suede is everything. I believe I wore this color all month February and again in March. This dusty rose/ sienna color is everything. Secondly I literally had this color on my toes all month in March and it's didn't chip or peel off. Sally Hanson's gel nail polish is one of the best on the market and I highly recommend it. I do my nails at home and don't have the time to sit in any ones salon. I have no patience and is too ticklish for that. Plus I love the wand it grabs enough color for you run on pass on your nails.2 coats is just enough for it to be super opaque. Add a top coat and you're good to go.

So what have you been faving in March? Do share.

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Doll List Printable

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, April 06 2018 08:40AM
I've been noticing that a lot of my customers have been buying tons of dolls each time they buy and it made me wonder. How are they keeping track of all of them? With me releasing at least 5 each month plus 2-3 new doll freebies each month in our Facebook Group it can be overwhelming. Me myself I need to comprise a list of the dolls I have in stock. So with that being said and after a poll in my Facebook Group the Doll List is born. It's only right that one of our dolls makes her way in the photo too. lol (shown Hey You Doll - Planner Die Cut)
It features a place to put the doll name, how many you want and a place to check off if you got it. I even include an area to mark it's one of your favorites. And if you know me I can't help but decorate the insert. I think it's super handy to have if you're a customer of mine at Satin Doll & Co. So I know you're like girl give us the download. Here you go.


To download, simply click on the image.
Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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Bring on the Pearls

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, April 03 2018 11:41AM
Pearls are trending and we're not talking about a single strand or pearl stud earrings that your grandmother would wear either. You'll find pearls not just as jewelry but bags, shoes and clothing. Here's how to wear them.

Pretty Hair Accessories

If you do't want to go all out wearing pearls wearing them in your hair is a sure fire way to wear them without feeling overwhelmed. They'll add a preppy feel to whatever you decide to pair them with.

The Sea is Your Oyster Pearl Mix Wired Hair Comb (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Her Bounty Baroque Pearl and Czeck Druk Glass Wired Hair Comb (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Drop Earrings

Classic pearls will never go out of style but the drop pearl earrings have emerged. Drop earrings are perfect for everyday wear and can easily be dressed up.

Oh Audrey Glass & Pearl earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Pearly Innocence Glass Pearl and Mother of Pearl earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co. )

Wedding Blossom Howlite and Pearl earrings ( available at Satin Doll & Co. )

Love Tomorrow Mother of Pearl and Glass Pearl earrings ( available at Satin Doll & Co. )

No matter how you decide to incorporate pearls into you style. Make it your own.

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April Journaling Cards

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, March 30 2018 07:12AM
April is only 2 days away so I wanted to get it's journaling cards up before the month started. What do we get in April? Showers. So this month's journaling cards feature a cute rain/cloud motif alongside our signature journaling card.
Super cute and perfect for spring.

To download, simply click on the image.
April Journaling Card

April Clouds Journaling Card

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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Jewelry I Embrace in My 30s

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, March 27 2018 11:46AM
I've been in my 30s for 4 years now and I've noticed that fashion overall has changed for me. I no longer go for trendier items but more timeless and classic pieces. The same goes for my jewelry. I used to love my big, chunky, and bold pieces. Not anymore. Give me the simpler the better. I think as we age our likes and dislikes change like everything else. We can't stay the same forever. We do have to evolve and grow. So with that being said here is the jewelry I've been embracing in my 30s because they say it's the new 20s. It's as good as everyone says minus the gray hairs. Ijs.

Dainty bracelets - I never really cared for bracelets overall but I wear only one bracelet everyday no matter what I'm wear and it's a custom gold plated hamsa bracelet I made for myself. What I love about dainty bracelets is that you can wear them alone or pile them on. The more the merrier. They're simplistic yet still chic . You can do simple chain ones, ones with gemstones or ones with a mix of elements. The options are endless.
Bless Rose Gold Tone Chain bracelet (available at Satin Doll & Co.)
Choose Joy Pearl and Cherry Quartz bracelet (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Aurora Blue Agate Chain bracelet (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Simplistic necklaces - Just like bracelets I was never a huge necklace wearer. As a teen I was given jewelry by my parents, godmother and grandmother that I would alternate or wear all together. In my 20s I only wore my name plate necklace. In my 30s, depending on what I'm wearing I will only reach for certain necklaces if I do want to put one on and they're all simplistic. Why, you may ask because when they're simplistic they can go with just about anything. Simplistic necklaces are perfect for layering and they look polished and chic. A simplistic necklace can take a blazer, white shirt, jeans and ballerina flats from boring and plain to chic and sophisticated in a heart beat. Add a simple pair of earrings and a dainty bracelet and you're good to go. Take it from me. You'll be thanking me later.
5 Avenue Gold/Rose Gold Plated necklace (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Pink Stripe Agate Gold Plated necklace (available at Satin Doll & Co. )

Geometry Luxe Gold Plated necklace (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Stud Earrings -If you know me then you know that I LOVE earrings. My collection has a bit of everything but as I reached 30 and has been embracing it. I no longer reach for my trendier, bolder, and chunky pieces. If it isn't a special event where I want my earrings to stand out then I'm not reaching for them. Plus with me being natural now and my hair is always dye some shade of red. My hair speaks for me. My earrings have taken a backseat. So the simpler the better for me. I've come to embrace stud earrings .They come in so many different varieties that can get bored.

Crystal Stripe Lucite Stud earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co.)
Floral Flowers Japanese Porcelain Stud earrings ( available at Satin Doll & Co.)

Green Opal Vintage Glass Stud earrings (available at Satin Doll & Co.)

No matter your age embrace it and your ever changing style.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Thursday, March 15 2018 01:24PM
Spring is only days away and I couldn't be happier. If you live anywhere where it gets cold and snow you know exactly how I feel. So with spring comes all the spring cleaning to get the home fresh and clean. With that being said I searched and searched convinced I created a spring cleaning list last year but came up empty. Which made me create one.

It features all the main zones of the home. Which include the main living areas plus the entry way. I even created a miscellaneous section for all other zones that you may find in a home.
Lastly, I created a notes section for any random bits or other items that aren't on the list that you may want to add. Finally you have to make it cute so I added some stickers from Chic Planner Gal on Etsy her Home Peace & Serenity kit. Which is perfect . You can actually laminate the document after printing to use over and over again with a dry erase pen.

To print, simply click on the image.To print for personal size make sure to click Actual Size in your printer section when printing. To fit will print the document in Letter size (8x11).

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

For personal use only.

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Spring Bucket List

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, March 06 2018 06:48AM
With Spring just around the corner it's time for another bucket list. This one feature great activities to get your outdoors and into the sunshine.
As you can see I decorated mine in springy stickers just for the occasion. I leave enough white space in my printables for you to get creative with stickers and etc. So you can make it your own and it's not cookie cutter to the next one. So onto the fun part. The printable.

To print, simply click on the image.
Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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