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Friday, August 12, 2011

Aww Weekend Time

Laying poolside, long naps, relaxed dinners outside, and being with family and friends basically sums up my weekend in a nutshell. I couldn't ask for anything more perfect! Have a wonderful weekend my loves...

images via my paradissi

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Velvet Lust

I know that it is still Summer, and technically velvet is a Winter wonder, but I can't help but being drawn to this plush fabric in decor. Velvet brings an instant element of coziness paired with chic--something that you can never go wrong with! I am literally obsessed with the navy velvet headboard in the first picture, coupled with the silk tie-die pillows and throw. With the curtains layered behind the headboard and the mirrored side-table, I have literally died and gone to bedroom heaven. Wow.

I am officially on the hunt for a velvet arm chair, pillow, or headboard...velvet is a definite must!

via flourish and design style  2-4 via decorpad 5 via coco+kelley

Monday, August 8, 2011

Red and Gold Drama

I have always been infatuated by this classic color combo, so naturally I had to post these two gorgeous pics. How stunning is the bedroom with the fiery red throw against the exquisite white bed. Not to mention, I am adoring that bed-frame!

I anticipate red lips and gold nails in the near future...tomorrow perhaps? 

via  Elle Decor

Back to Work: How did you accessorize today?

Not gonna lie, when Monday roles around, I look at my jewelry collection and scratch my head, since I am still groggy from the weekend! So, I proceed to layer random bracelets and bangles and call it a day. I am always looking for a hint of inspiration!

Hope these fabulous layers upon layers of bedazzlement (not to mention those fabulous leopard shoes) bring you revelation on what all the fun things you can do with your current accessories at home...On that note, how did you accessorize today?

Images via the fabulous atlantic pacific ( images 1,3,5,6) and 9to5 chic (images 2,3)

A Historic Home's New-World Charm

Designer Ted Tuttle’s renovated Colonial home in Centralia, Washington, has an exquisite mix of modern furnishings paired with delicate antiques, including a daybed by Mies van der Rohe and wood stumps from Pottery Barn. The room has the perfect mix of formality while still containing an airy and relaxing element--something tricky to accomplish.

I never would have thought to do wicker chairs in this formal dining room, but due to the shape and black shade, the chairs actually work perfectly paired with the dining table and oak floors. 

 The bedroom, like the rest of the house, has the perfect mix of old world and new, elegant without being overly stuffy. In fact, the room is incredibly soothing while still adding fun elements like pops of cheetah prints paired with the old-world dresser and blue vase.

I have always been a sucker for all-white bathrooms, with of course an attached dressing room.

Overall, my favorite aspect of the re-design is how Ted Tuttle kept the integrity of the old-world character of the home, while still maintaining a sense of fabulous freshness and memorability. 

images via elle decor

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Perfect Weekend

Hope your weekend is as lovely and relaxing as these pictures...Weekend bike rides, long baths and a Sunday picnic? Yes, please!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!! xo

images 1 & 3 from here, Image 2 from here

A Friday Full Of House Envy

Velvet, tie-dye curtains and beautiful blue pattern galore! I seriously almost fell out of my chair when I found this absolutely stunning and simply chic living room and home from here and here. How gorgeous are those velvet chevron print chairs??

I also love how the kitchen above still seamlessly flows from the rest of the house, with it's dark gray wallpaper and violet chairs. 
And now the dining room. This has to be one of the most fabulous dining areas that I have seen. I love how the Moroccan inspired chairs pop in the room, perfectly contrasting the navy walls and mahogany modern dining table. Not to mention--that chandelier!! I have died and gone to dining room heaven!
And after a night of fine dining and entertaining, what better place to curl up than this extremely soothing monochromatic taupe bedroom full of texture and drama! 

photos via here and here

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Monochromatic Mavens

Easy, breezy and monochromatic tones are all the rage this summer. Not only are they flattering and extremely elongating, (hello, sold on that alone), but they are also incredibly chic and can have a dramatic impact.

I am adoring Emily's look in the last picture of the blue stripes and navy skirt--quintessentially Summer style at it's best! However, all of these stylistas totally have the look down, like Anh in her all nude ensemble and grey . Or, we can always throw on a loose white button up and pair it with loose white shorts, skirt or pants and a fabulous pair of nude sandals and we are ready to rock this monochromatic look...

I think that I found my Friday outfit inspiration for tomorrow ; )

images via 1,3,5,7 the sartorialist, 2,4,6,8 via 9 to 5 chic, 10 via cupcakes and cashmere

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Weekend of Flowers and Love


Ready to bask in my backyard of roses and sunlight and eager for a moment of repose after the craziness of the week. Enjoy your weekend, my friends!

via 1,5) this is glamorous, 2) style me pretty, 3 ritzy bee 4) traditional home

Monday, July 25, 2011


Well, I just returned from a fabulous weekend getaway to Vegas. Needless to say, I am counting down the hours until I can catch up on much needed sleep!

I am uploading all of my pictures tonight from Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Vegas, so expect lots of travel posts this week! I can't wait to share with you my adventures. Have a relaxing Monday, everyone!

photos found on simple blueprintChris Colls for Style Me Romy, hair & makeup: Noni Smith, model Miranda Kerr, via A Life More Fabulous

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vegas Bound!!!

Hello all! One of my best girlfriends just surprised me last week with a spur of the moment trip to Vegas, and duh, who could turn that down?! We are staying at the always chic and happening "The Hotel" at the Mandalay Bay. Right now, I am packing like crazy and pulling out all my fabulous dresses which (let's face it, have been collecting dust recently!)...Needless to say, I am quite excited...
So, now I have not one but two trips that I need to post pics for when I return: the Mexican Riviera and now Vegas! I promise to post right when I return. It will happen! 

Packing my bags and getting ready for the city that never sleeps. Hopefully, I will be able to get some sleep tonight...I am way too excited for some girl time and laying poolside with drinks in hand! xo

Images via: 1)  Marloes Horst & Darla Baker for Free People August 2011 Lookbook
4) Michaela Kocianova by Greg Kadel for Vogue Italia June 2011
images 2&3 from personal files, please tell me if you know specific origin

Thursday, July 21, 2011

At Home With Jessica Stam!

Jessica Stam has always been on my favorite models, so when I came across this spread of her fabulous apartment in NY, I had to share.

Not to mention, those beautifully engraved Moroccan doors are beyond amazing!!

images via claiborne swanson frank // vogue found on:  hello logan

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Long Skirt Obsession

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I apologize for being MIA. I know you understand how it is when you come back from a trip and have a ton of work to catch up on!

Anyways, I know the long skirt trend has been around for awhile now, but I am especially loving this easy breezy and oh-so-comfortable look more than ever! I am all about comfort nowadays, so I have naturally gravitated towards long skirts, especially for this summer. However, maxi skirts can be worn all year round, so it is worth the investment to get an extra soft and better quality one. I adore the bright skirts paired with a white button up for work or even paired with a bright top for the perfect clock block look. Not to mention, I am swooning over the pleated skirt which hits right at the calf--hello, fifties fabulous?!

I am traveling this weekend for a spur of the moment trip to Vegas (quite excited) and will be sure to wear my cozy maxi skirt on the plane!

*Be sure to checkout these fabulous fashionistas and fashion inspiration:

1,4) Taylor Sterling on Sterling Style 2,3) Photography via the satorialist 5) Anh via 9 to 5 chic