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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.

Gemini Birthstone: Agate

Fashion & Style Posted on %AM, May 21 2020 09:47AM

Gemini is known to be sociable, and very articulate people. Gemini birthstones are known to act as charms or lucky stones. Mostly to support high intelligence and to enhance emotional strength.

Agate happens to one of many of Gemini’s birthstones. Agate is traditionally the birthstone for May in several calendars to say the least. For Gemini, agate is believed to enhance eloquence. A trait commonly known among Gemini people.It also is said to increase verbal dexterity and objective thought.

Here are some agate pieces that can be found at Satin Doll & Co.

Evergreen Green Agate necklace
Horizon Red Jasper necklace
Rain Forest Green Agate necklace
Battle Strong Agate and Glass Beaded Dangle earrings
Castoffs Agate and Wood earrings


May Birthstone: Carnelian

Fashion & Style, Uncategorised Posted on %PM, May 02 2020 12:16PM

May is traditionally known for the month when flowers bloom, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day but did you know that there are a total of 6 birthstones.

One of those happen to be carnelian. Carnelian is the birthstone for May in the Old Hebrew calendar. Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony; which is the red variety of the chalcedony group of minerals. It is believed to strengthen passion and desire. Additionally, it is believed hold powers so strong that it causes the timid and weak of voice to speak boldly.

Here are some carnelian pieces that can be found at Satin Doll & Co.

Carnelian and Glass Dangle earrings
Earthy Allure Coco Pukalet and Carnelian Dangle earrings
Over the Horizon Carnelian Beaded Dangle earrings
Sun Burnt Carnelian and Lucite Dangle earrings


Taurus Birthstone: Rose Quartz

Fashion & Style Posted on %AM, April 21 2020 10:56AM

Tauruses are clever people apt to be wealthy in life. Their birthstones act as charm or lucky stones to strengthen the active person. Also to infuse emotional wellness into their earthy nature.

Rose Quartz is the birthstone for Taurus in Western and Hindu astrology. Rose quartz is the variety of pink , ranging from pale pink to rose red. It is believed to heal mind and emotions, ease pain, anxiety and fear. Most commonly is known to be bring love (romance, friendly, and/or self-love).

Here are some rose quartz pieces that can be found at Satin Doll & Co.

Watermelon Breeze Cherry Quartz and Glass earrings
Rosy Rose Quartz Dangle earrings


Quarantine Bucket List

Posted on %AM, April 16 2020 10:32AM

Since we’re all home until the foreseeable future why not a quarantine bucket list. I’ve been wanting to do one for a while now and because I have a limitless amount of time on my hands. Why not?!?! It will give those of use some ideas to do if you’re starting to get cabin fever.

If you’re one of those people like myself who’s always on the go and doing stuff day in an out. Being at home can be driving you up the walls. Here a cute and very useful list of tasks you can do right now and every day to keep yourself busy.

To download, click image.

Quarantine Bucket List

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our printable. Hashtag #satinplans .

Note: For personal use only.



Go To Journaling Tools

Planning Posted on %AM, April 10 2020 09:49AM

Some people might believe journaling is all about writing and boring but little do they know journaling can be fun and creative. If you’re into planning, you can use those same items and incorporate them into you journaling. Here are my go to journaling tools to make my pages fun and unique.

From left to right. Happy Planner Color Story Sticker Book, Dollar Tree Sticker Book, Walmart Sticker Book, Capitol Chic Sticker Books available at Michaels

Sticker books. Yes all those Happy Planner and miscellaneous sticker books you purchased to use in your planner. You can incorporate them into your journal. You’ll finally find a use for all those stickers that you didn’t know what to do with. They’ll add color and pizzazz to your journal.

From left to right. Pilot G2 Pen, Inc. Color Flow in 0.5mm and Pencil from Target Dollar Spot

Writing tools. Know you can’t journal with some type of writing tools. I use one to actually write with and the other two are for drawing and outlining. If you can draw, you might want to incorporate that into your journal too. It’s a unique touch.

Zebra Mildliners 15ct.

Markers. This goes hand in hand with your writing tools. Those drawing you added to your journal you might want to add a bit of color to them. You can also use them to write or draw with. If markers aren’t your medium, feel free to you paints, coloring pencils, pens or even inks. The options are endless.

From left to right. Dollar Tree Sticker Set, Zen Sticker Set from Satin Doll & Co., Mermaid Sticker Sheet from Dolce Planner

Sticker sets. All those sticker set sheets you purchased from various sticker shops that are used as decorative in your planner.Those are perfect for planning. You can creative a whole journaling page around them.

Black Girls Rock Journal Cards from Satin Doll & Co.

Journaling cards. Journaling cards are the perfect medium for journaling. You can either adhere them directly to the page or add them as tip in. We love using them in our planner as a decorative item. Use them in your journal too.

Various doll die cuts from Satin Doll & Co.

Die cuts. Die cuts are the perfect medium for journaling. We sometimes use them in our planners but they made for journaling in my opinion. They come in a variety of options from dolls to animals to characters to quotes to plants. The possibilities is endless.

Washi tapes. Some of us love them while others hates them. We all have them so use them. Washi tape is perfect for journaling. It adds color, print, and texture to your page. You all say you never finish a roll. I can guarantee that if you add them to your journal pages they’ll fly right out the door and then you’ll be buying more to replace the rolls you finished.

So if you’ve been thinking about getting into journaling but keep telling yourself that you don’t have the tools. Yes you do.It’s right there in your stash. Now get journaling.



Pantone Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

Fashion & Style Posted on %AM, April 01 2020 11:42AM

Every year Pantone releases the color of the year. For 2020 this year’s color is Classic Blue.

Pantone’s Classic Blue is a timeless shade of blue. Which is elegant in it’s simplicity. It gives a sense of peace and tranquility; clarity and concentration. A reflective shade of blue that fosters resilience that is needed during 2020.

You’ll find that shade Classic Blue in about everything. From apparel, accessories, technology, home furnishings, and etc.

Here are some items that can be found at Satin Doll & Co. in 2020’s color of the year.

It’s Geometry Wood Dangle earrings
Indigo Wood earrings

Under the Sea Faux Druzy Stud earrings


Let’s Have Fun on Instagram

Getting Personal Posted on %AM, March 27 2020 10:07AM

Most of us are in quarantine right now due the corona virus. With that we’re on Instagram, Facebook, Tick Tok and even Snap Chat even more than normal. So what not have some fun.

Yesterday I was browsing on Canva. If you don’t know what Canva is, it’s a platform that you can create documents, jpegs, and pngs for just about anything. I ran across these cool templates to create some fun interactive instagram stories. You know you’ve seen them. Those that you can tag your friends and they fill in and then tag more friends. The updated version of the chain letter. I’m always tagged in some so I decided to create my own.

I created three that you can find in my highlights on my planner Intagram account @satinplans.

Gratitude Top 5

Since we’re all stuck inside trying to stay healthy and virus free. I decided to create a gratitude template to help us remind ourselves why we should be grateful. Because there are so many people sick and fighting for their lives.

This & That Planner Edition

This one is a fun version of this and that but for planner heads. A fun template for anyone that is into planners.

My Planner Favs

This one is a cool one where you can tag your favorite planner brands. A cool way to give your favorite brands some love and some business too hopefully.

I had so much fun creating them and I hope you enjoy them too. I’ll definitely create some more in the near future. Make sure to follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss out.



Aries Birthstone: Red Jasper

Fashion & Style Posted on %AM, March 25 2020 08:49AM

Aries are known to be energetic and proactive people. The Aries birthstone just like for the other signs act as a charm or lucky stone. For Aries it supports their dynamic and vigorous nature as well as stabilize their energy.

Red Jasper is one of many gemstones that represent the sign of Aries. Red Jasper is identified in the Hindu astrology as the birthstone for Aries. Red just so happens to be the lucky color for Aries and was commonly known color to represent jasper gemstone.Red Jasper is also believed to inspire perseverance to the wearer. It helps to prolong the energy of an Aries person.

So know that we have gotten through all of that .Here are some red jasper items that be found at Satin Doll & Co.

Toffee Jasper and Glass Dangle earrings
Horizon Red Jasper necklace


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