Posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory."
-Coco Chanel

Lately, I'm just not on board with the gaudy amounts of accessories I see in so many images. There's something to be said for a classic minimalist look.

The Lovely Leigh Viner

Posted on: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I am so excited to have worked with Leigh Viner on my new blog header. Not only is she phenomenally talented, but she's also amazing to work with! I completely fell in love with her Draw the Line art print and was thrilled when she allowed me to use her original image in my new header. I also ordered the print in 8x12 for my home.
Leigh has her own shop, jkldesign,on Etsy. You will find new illustrations, originals, as well as photography. I've chosen a few of my favorites to display here, but you HAVE to go check out the rest of her work!
Are you dying? What a talent! Each portrait is so unique and evocative.
Special thanks to Leigh, she's absolutely the sweetest woman.
To learn more about Leigh, the artist, click here.

The Bedside Carafe

Posted on: Monday, March 28, 2011


I love the idea of a bedside carafe.
Above, I found a few options at varying price points. I don't have an official guest room, however, I plan to be the consummate hostess once I do. A bedside carafe is the perfect touch! I always drink water before I turn in for the evening and would love to find a cute little carafe if I were staying in a friends home.
Would you ever actually use a bedside carafe, or do you think its simply a nice touch in terms of design aesthetic?

Neon: Love it or Leave it?

Posted on: Friday, March 25, 2011

Neon is absolutely huge this season. These bold colors are found everywhere from nail polish to silk dresses. So tell me, do you love it or are you having horrible 80's flashbacks?
I would absolutely rock a neon purse but you won't catch me spending thousands on a trend. I was thrilled when I stumbled across the lime green JJ Winters chain strap purse over on The Pursuit of Style. It encompasses the high fashion look without breaking the bank. It retails for $85.00 and has just soared to the top of my lust list!
As I was writing this post I started to really think about whether I could pull off a neon color? I did a little research and found one-stop shopping at ZARA. All of the looks below can be found there... I feel a shopping spree coming on ;)

You and I

Posted on: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Palette

Posted on: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Color Inspiration
Coral + Seafoam + Grey

This color combination just screams spring! I adore the headboard, and love how the coral mirror pops against the neutral gray wall in the bathroom.

Officially Relaxed

Posted on: Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm back from vacation and it could not have been better! I completely unplugged and read FOUR books. I woke up to my absolute favorite meal (cereal and fruit) each day. Then indulged in long walks on the beach, a little shopping and tons of relaxation.
Happy to be home.

Dear Kate Spade,
you're killin' me.

I'll take one of each, please and thank you.

Posted on: Friday, March 18, 2011

A few of my girlfriends are currently expecting and its had me thinking about maternity wear. I don't think a persons individual style should be compromised simply because they are having a baby. I'm obsessed with the images above! How fierce is she? Her dynamic wardrobe exudes style and confidence. And check out those heels!

Cloud Cult

Posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Special thanks to JPF for sending this tune my way a few years ago. It's made the speedometer quickly climb on many a road trip!

Current obsession:

Posted on: Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm smitten with this flirty detail! I absolutely NEED a pair of silk shorts with a scalloped edge immediately. No!

Spring Break

Posted on: Friday, March 11, 2011


It's finally here.
Luckily, I'm hopping a plane for some warmer weather. Thank goodness! I've had quite the week. Freezing temperatures, a million things to do, and an unexpected trip to get stitches after I literally ran into a cabinet at work. My poor little head needs a break! Hopefully, I'll feel much better soon and will be able to go for long runs on the beach.
I have a few posts lined up for while I'm away. Otherwise, I plan to "unplug" and relish some quiet time to read and relax. I'm looking forward to catching up with you all when I return.

Have a happy and safe weekend!

Back to Basics

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sometimes the chicest look is a clean, simple one.
Every now and again it's nice to get back to basics.

jeans + t-shirt = perfection
Don't you agree?

Darling Duvets

Posted on: Monday, March 7, 2011

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I was talking with some girlfriends over the weekend about duvets and it got me thinking about a few of my current favorites. My go-to is a plain white duvet with big euro shams and accent pillows that add punches of color and graphic design. However, there are some great patterned duvets out there too. I love John Robshaw's selections (4) and am also a big fan of Dwell Studio's peacock duvet set (3) which comes in yellow and white.

In my opinion, duvets set the tone of a room. What do you look for in a duvet?

Eco Chic

Posted on: Friday, March 4, 2011

Completely obsessed with these eco cups by Decor Craft Inc. They are re-usable ceramic cups with a silicone lid and sleeve. Dishwasher & microwave safe, they hold 16 fl. oz. and are perfect for work! I found mine at South Moon Under. Click here for store locations.

Dani Notes iphone cases

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2011

How cute are these personalized iphone cases? My favorite is the greek key.
Check them out over on Dani Notes.


Obsessing over the bikini but have no idea where it's from!?
If you know, please share!

Tighten Up

Posted on: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Newest Jam. I'm obsessed.

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