Currently Loving

Posted on: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Over the top embellishment (like this and these)
Statement sunnies (want these)
Dresses with booties (like these) and a great fall hat (like this)
All white kitchens with a farm sink and gold fixtures.

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Posted on: Monday, October 28, 2013

Just a little round-up a few things I would happily incorporate into my Halloween celebrations:


Fall Staples..

Posted on: Sunday, October 27, 2013

1. Infinity scarf- perfect cozy grab and go piece 
2. Boyfriend cashmere offered in 17 colors and currently 25% off with the code SHOPNOW
3. My favorite fall bootie ( runs true to size, also comes in black)
4. Madewell Skinny Skinny Jeans in the "madewell rinse". Their revamp of denim is really killing it lately (also love my coated motorcycle jeans).
5. This calf hair pouchette has interior credit card slots and a button clasp pocket for change.

Anything you're loving this fall?

Apparently, It's Hip To Be Square

Posted on: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I love this look and have already invested in a few windowpane pieces. I especially like the look worn head to toe!
Here are a few of my favorites:

Shop all my other recent picks here

Meet Caitlin of The Picket Fence Projects

Posted on: Sunday, October 20, 2013

I'm so excited to introduce you to my new friend Caitlin. She pens the blog "The picket Fence Projects" where she documents the design progress of her new home.  Caitlin's blog is an absolute treasure trove of DIY projects and garage sale finds.  She has an amazing eye for design and a fearless DIY spirit.  Reading her blog has really opened my eyes to the endless posibilities when repurposing items. I highly reccommend checking out her blog. Here are a few of my favorite posts:

You can also follow Caitlin on Instagram here

Diptyque Candles- Fiftieth Anniversary

Posted on: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Are you a fan of Diptyque candles? For over fifty years they have been made in Paris with painstaking attention to detail (I really enjoyed learning about the process here) While I'm not usually one for scented candles (terrible allergies-- such a geek) I do love many of the ways I see the jars repurposed. Fresh flowers, pencils, makeup brushes, q-tips, and cotton swabs are a few of the most common.

I'm actually allergic to flowers so that takes perfume, romantic gestures, and most candles off the table for me. I can tolerate hydrangeas and small amounts of roses, so I'm wondering If I might be able to burn one of the candles that isn't too floral?
Below, I've rounded up offerings from each scent family:

Floral scents

Fruity scents

Woody scents

Herbal scents

Do you use Diptyque candles in your home? Do you have a favorite scent or way to repurpose the glass? Diptyque is celebrating their fiftieth anniversary now. Head on over here to learn more about the company and enter for a chance to win one of their exclusive anniversary sets.

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Happy Long Weekend

Posted on: Monday, October 14, 2013

Did you travel for the long weekend? I came across these Mark and Graham bags and thought that perhaps I need to update my weekend luggage. I'm literally still toting around my little Vera Bradley bags from high school and college.  I love the simplicity of the above choices. The monogram option is my favorite detail.

Pictured first: Canvas and Leather Weekender  Pictured Second: Canvas and Leather Tote
Below, just a few things I wouldn't mind packing

P.S. Did you take advantage of the sales this weekend? I grabbed this sweater to wear with these coated jeans and boots. Then I picked up these fun pants for work.

Posted on: Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Friday!
There are a few great sales going on so I thought I'd highlight some of my picks here
Enjoy 20% off at the Friends and Family Event with the code HEART20
Love this rug, with this day bed & trundle. I'm also a huge fan of their wallpaper. My current favorite is this graphic print that was inspired by traditional herringbone and chevron prints.
Save and extra 40% off sale items with the code EXTRA40
This beaded chambray shirt and these cafĂ© capris are on my list. I also want to snag this skirt and matching top for fall. I love print on print and would just throw on a blue blazer (collar popped and sleeves rolled).
An extra 50% off on sale items awaits you.
Originally $148 I just snagged these heels for $30 (they also come in a pointed toe flat)! Love the dancing zebra scarfsilk shirt and pillow.
Save up to 60% on the Columbus Day sale (wouldn't mind gettign cozy in this french stripe blanket)
There's always a large selection of sale items to be had. Really into these flats, this RM crossbody bag (only one left!), and this moto inspired jacket (also one left).

Operation Living Room Art

Posted on: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Now that I've settled on a dining room rug I've turned my attention to the blank space above my white couch. Over the summer I bought and reupholstered a few vintage pieces for my new place.  I chose Thibaut and Kelly Wearstler fabrics and the room definitely has a lot of pattern!  I decided to try to offset this with a modern print in a classic color palette. Above was my inspiration image.  I thought I may be able to just do a DIY project but thought better of it and header over to
Below are a few of my selections:

 I initially thought I was looking for two pieces but decided on purchasing just one on a large scale (35.5"x35.5")
This one was the winner and I snagged it for 30% off.  I really hope my vision materializes favorably!

(Click the image to shop the source)

Prada Marfa Controversy

Posted on: Monday, October 7, 2013

I first learned of the Prada Marfa art installation through Gray Malin's series of photographs.  Marfa is a town in West Texas that is known for their arts. Above, Prada Marfa stands almost 40 miles away on highway 90 in Jeff Davis County which is just outside of Valentine, TX. The free standing art installation was built by Elmgreen and Dragset in 2005.  The doors are sealed shut and the interior is filled with purses and shoes from Prada's 2005 fall collection. The building was meant to be a permanent sculpture. Recently, the Texas Department of Transportation questioned whether Prada Marfa was actually art or an advertisement.  The department ruled that Prada Marfa is an advertisement and therefore,  illegal. What is your take on the controversy? Is Prada Marfa a contemporary piece of art or do you agree that is is indeed an advertisement?  There has been quite a buzz surrounding this issue. There is a Save Marfa Facebook Page and a trending hashtag #SavePradaMarfa
You can read Gray Malin's take on the matter in this blog post.  He also includes a few outtakes from his Prada Marfa Series.



Posted on: Sunday, October 6, 2013

 Christmas just came early! Domino is back with Michele Adams at the helm. 

I've been patiently waiting for the past four years and can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the Holiday issue set to be out October 8th. You can head over to the site now to check out a few features. While there, you can shop each story with links that are directly embedded into the site. You can also shop by category. Looking for a new desk? Just head over and peruse Domino's
 curated collection.
I absolutely love this story on Ali Cayne, a Manhattan restaurateur who renovated her new West Village townhouse without the help of a decorator.
Are you as excited as I am!? Let me know if you find a copy of the issue.  I'm officially on the hunt.

Posted on: Thursday, October 3, 2013

This could be my fall uniform.. perfect.
Love all of the pops of color Emily Henderson used when styling the makeover of Oh Joy's studio (see full post here). Also, I keep seeing that little giraffe print popping up in various images (like this one). Too cute. 
Patiently waiting for cozy sweater weather so I can bundle up. Currently coveting this little diddy.
 I've set a little goal to add to my coffee table book collection. I'm thinking I will buy one new book each month. Here are a few that I "need".
Click the book to shop


Flavor Paper

Posted on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mike Diamond, of the Beastie Boys, worked with Flavor Paper to create a custom wallpaper for his Brooklyn brownstone. The result: Brooklyn Toile.  Not just your average toile with bucolic scenes, but one that captivated the truth of Brooklyn.
Diamond brought in Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersaqi of Revolver New York to help execute the design. At first glance it appears to be a standard toile wallpaper.  Upon closer inspection one realizes that there are vignettes of Coney Island, elevated subways, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the one and only Notorious B.I.G.
Completely blown away? Yeah, me too. 
And check out one of the newest design by Dan Funderburch- Vigilant Floral
I am absolutely buying and framing a sample of this. It's certainly worth heading over to Flavor Paper to check out the rest of their designs.

What do you think? Do you appreciate this modern playful take on classic designs?

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