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.

March Journaling Cards

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, February 23 2018 10:35AM
As February comes to a close and March fast approaching it's time for us to drop our journaling cards.
Since March has so much going on from spring to Easter to St. Patrick's Day we designed 4 journaling cards instead of 2. Definitely something for everyone.

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

March Flowers Journaling Card

March Bunnies Journaling Card

March 4 Leaf Clover 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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Trending: Bring on the Fringe

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Wednesday, February 14 2018 03:04PM
I feel like we've been here before. Fringe just won't go away. I'm not complaining one bit. It's one of those things that are super edgy and modern. Especially in leather or a pop of color. Fringe is fierce and a force not to messed with. From apparel to shoes to handbags to jewelry.

Here's some fringe that you'll find available at Satin Doll & Co. that will keep you on trend.Black Rectangular Leather Fringe earrings

Cognac Fringe Rectangular Leather earrings

Square Leather Fringe earrings

Triangle Leather Fringe earrings

In the Rust Suede Tassel earrings

Mustard Suede Tassel earrings


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January Must Haves

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, February 09 2018 11:11AM
I will tell you January felt like one of the LONGEST months ever. It was never ending but nevertheless it's now over and February is here. Which means it's time for January Must Haves. I really had to think what was I loving in January and I came up with a nice selection of items.
From nail polishes to hair care to stationery and a promotional item.So let's get into it.

It has been beyond cold here in the east coast and with my hair being natural. A good leave- in conditioning has been saving my life. It's one of many items helping me keep my hair healthy and moisturized. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Cream has been hitting the spot.
As you can see it has a nice consistency. Not too light but not too heavy. It's a nice medium and it leave my hair feeling great and ready for the next step in my hair care regimen. My hair loves it and just eats it up. I love the smell of it too. Because after a while some product scents can become annoying to me. Which causes me to stop using it for a little bit. You can find it at Walmart, Target and all your local beauty supply stores.
I go through phases when it comes to nail polishes. Sometimes it bright colors, or mints, or greens. This time it's nudes. I've been loving them since the end of December and all through January and I don't think I"ll be switching it up for February either. These three by MAC, Wet n' Wild and Formula X are the ones I've been wearing. Nobody is really seeing my feet because it's winter but if I do have to wear a pair of heels at least with a nude I won't have to worry will it clash. Formula X is in Thrilling and you can get it at Amazon. Wet n' Wild is in Private Viewing and you can get at Rite Aid, Target and the Wet n' Wild website. MAC is in Skin which is no longer available at MAC.

Since my business now has it open designated planner I was on the hunt for the perfect inserts for everything. Annie Plans Printables are the business.These are her Shop Owner TN inserts and I highly recommend them. I did a blog post on my business planner, "A Look Inside My Business Planner in 2018 ". A plus is that they are so easy to print. I also love how her inserts have such great covers. Definitely my style. With it being a printable you can print it endlessly which I have to print more just yesterday.She has a wide variety of inserts for just about anything and in a wide variety of sizes.
I knew having a second planner I would need weekly inserts that I could use in my business planner .So I'm huge fan of Wendaful's inserts. I was so glad I remembered that she had a TN pocket size with a horizontal layout on one side and grid paper on the other. ( Midori Week on One Page with Notes Printable ) I included it also in my business planner blog post.
It's very clean and no fuss. It's like a blank canvas. I plan what I'm going to do daily on the left side and everything else like to-do's, shopping lists, habit trackers, deadlines, goals and etc go on the grid side. I'm loving it. It gives me enough give if I want to decorate or not too.Highly recommend it.

As you may well all know I'm the owner of Satin Doll & Co. I've been making solely jewelry and accessories for the last 8 years but in the last two have branched off to stationery. With that being said my old business card was too cluttered for my taste and need to be simplified. I wanted everything to be clean, chic and sleek. So I went and redesigned my entire promotional items. And I'm completely in love with our new business cards. It's everything I wanted. Clean, sleek and chic. Featuring our signature colors. Clear and to the point with all the necessary information. I used Vista Print to make them and they did a wonderful job like always.

As you may well all know I've branched into die cuts in 2018 and our Giving Shoulder Queen Doll - Planner Die Cut I adore. She was originally our Twinkle Queen but everyone loved her so much during the holiday season that I took away her lights and renamed her. I absolutely adore her.I knew when I was sketching her that I love her. When I add the color I loved her. When I printed her I love her. Hands down she my favorite out of all my dolls. She's available on my website.

If you're a planner girl then you must know Kiki or Paper Princess Plans on Youtube and Instagram. She recently started making and selling stickers on Etsy and I had to support one of my favorite Youtubers. These are her Work Princess Stickers and as you can see I've been using them up. You get two sizes. One larger and one smaller. I've been using them so much that I only have the big ones left and I'm using them sparely now. The paper quality is really good, they're super affordable and they're just so cute. Check her out here.

Ive been hoarding this sticker booklet from Target Dollar Spot for a hot minute now and I'm finally using it. When I was setting up my business planner I wanted tabs not only for that but for my personal planner. It's a PITA to find the sections I wanted. I then remembered I had this booklet with these flags. As you can see I used most of the beige ones up. The other sheet of this one barely has anything left. But they were exactly what I needed.
And as you can see they make the best page tabs. If you have any page flags laying around. They definitely make the perfect page tabs. Put on card stock, cute out and then laminate. You'll be good to go.

Well this concludes my Must Haves for December. What are you loving? I would love to know.

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Perfect Everyday Earrings You'll Never Swap Out

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, February 06 2018 12:02PM
I confess, I'm a earring lover. I never leave the house without a pair on. Yes, I'm one of those women.So when I heard there were "THE" perfect everyday earrings I'll never swap out. I'm here for it.

I'm in my early 30's and as I've gotten older my style has gotten more clean, sleek and chic. Goodbye, trendy.With that being said we all love our statement accessories but they're not accessible for everyday wear. This is where finding simple, sleek designs come into play. It makes getting ready so much easier and faster. They feature a bit of sparkle, unique shapes, and shades of silver, gold and beyond to make each one feel special. The best part is, I'll ever want to take them off. Winning!!!

So here's some great everyday earrings available at Satin Doll & Co.

A classic and Victorian feel. (Zodiac Stud earrings)

A lil' sparkle never hurt nobody. (Faux Druzy Stud earrings)

Abstract with out being in your face. (Contrast Vintage Lucite Stud earrings)

A unique shape in classic silver. (Elephant Antique Brass Dangle earrings)

Bold and color in a more chic and sleek style. (Floral Flowers Japanese Porcelain Stud earrings)

Classic gold in a unique shape. (Gold Mine earrings)

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Self-Care Checklist

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Friday, February 02 2018 11:20AM
February might be the month of love but we sometimes forget that before we can love someone else we must love ourselves. That's where a Self-Care Checklist comes into play. Sometimes we get so busy caring for everyone else that we forget about ourselves. This checkilist is meant to help you check-in and worry for self for once. Slow down and ask yourself "What do I need".

It'll be super handy to have on hand. You'll be thinking me later for sure.

To download, click the image below.

To print:

To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printable.

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February Journaling Card

PlanningPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, January 30 2018 10:06AM

January is finally coming to a close. Was it just me or was it one of the longest months ever. It seemed like it would go on forever. Nevertheless, with February only 2 days away it's time to switch out our old journaling card to something new. Since February is known as the lovers month besides Black History Month. I decided to add a bit of a heart theme to this month's journaling card. Like always I adorned mine using the scallop scissors to give them a more decorative look.

To download, simply click on the image.
February Journaling Card
Hearts February 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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Ditch & Adopt

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Friday, January 19 2018 10:26AM
2017 has officially come and gone. It's time to ditch some things from 2017 and adopt some new for 2018. If you're a fashion junkie then you already know a new year is a fresh start.

Here's what you should ditch and adopt.

Ditch: Big Earrings
We all love our big earrings. Me included but they have hit their limit and it's time to ditch them for something new. Bye, bye big earrings.

Adopt: Plastic Accessories
Spring is all bout plastic. Accessories across the board are embracing this trend. From low end to high end designers. From jewelry to shoes to handbags. Embrace the plastic.

Here's some pieces that you can find at Satin Doll & Co. to help you adopt plastic accessories.

Turquoise Picasso Vintage Plastic Beaded Dangle earrings

Cherry Pop Czech Fire Polish and Vintage Plastic Beaded Dangle earrings


Turquoise Delight Candy Jade and Vintage Plastic Beaded Dangle earrings

Rock Steady Vintage Plastic Dangle earrings

White Picasso Dangle earrings


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"Extra-Special" Jewelry Trend

Fashion & StylePosted by Gaetana Tuesday, January 16 2018 09:31AM
A lot of jewelry trends are stating dainty layered pieces are the style to lookout for but if you follow fashion and trends then you'll know there's one trend that all the fashion girls are wearing. It started popping up last fall and no one predicted it would be a major look. It's been dubbed as the "extra-special" by shopping destination Net-a-Porter. What's "extra-special"? In plain English, it's earrings that stand out from the rest. In shapes inspired by fine art, nature and rendered to embrace their imperfections. These earrings can be worn as a pair or alone as a single piece giving an eclectic take on asymmetry. No matter how you decide to wear this statement-making pieces, let them take center stage while pairing down all your other accessories.

Now here's some piece you can find at Satin Doll & Co. and make into the "extra-special" trend.

Dagger It Agate Antique Gold earrings

Eggshell Floral Daggers Howlite earrings

Floral Daggers Howlite earrings

Gold Mine earrings

Meet the Eye Adventurine Antique Bronze Dangle earrings


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