Sunday, October 30, 2011

we only come out at night

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Join me for a drink? I was inspired by American Horror Story with the idea of ghosts from different generations walking amongst the living on Halloween. Our house is pretty old... Who knows who might be joining us this year?

Illamasqua lipstick in 'Growl'
antique necklace
vintage lace dress (similar here and here)
vintage lace coat (similar here and here)
vintage lace gloves (similar here)
Aqua beaded purse (similar here)
(really old) Steve Madden peep toe pumps

Thursday, October 27, 2011

in search of: scarf


Problem: colorful scarf needed to brighten overcast winter days.



Solution: (top) Wallace Sewell wraps in Valencia and Hayride, (bottom) Theodora and Callum scarves in Teal and Bordeaux

scarf inspo via Stockholm StreetStyle

ruffled

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Not enough drama in my wardrobe lately, hence the slightly over-the-top blazer selection. A man-repeller, if you will.

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I'm not quite sure how a necklace can be beachy, yet vintage-y, yet regal, but this piece somehow is. There's something very striking about it, which of course I love. Anyway, you can find this and other covetable beauties on JewelMint. Use the promo code: BOCT50 before Oct. 31 and get 50% off your first JewelMint purchase!

Marc by Marc Jacob Sunglasses
Hayden necklace c/o JewelMint
Newbury t-shirt c/o StyleMint
blazer c/o Romwe
Hermes and thrifted bangles (similar here, here, and here)
vintage gold cuff (similar here)
H&M jeans
Miu Miu wedges
Chanel purse (similar here)

Monday, October 24, 2011

welcome to the working week

welcome to the working week

welcome to the working week

I'm guessing this is yet another frightening step in the transition to grown-up-hood, but dare I say I'm starting to actually like my work clothes? Yikes!  Enough of that, what are we wearing for Halloween?

Make Up For Ever lipstick in 'Moulin Rouge'
button-down c/o Ann Taylor
H&M sweater
Zara pants
Jean Michel Cazabat pumps

Sunday, October 23, 2011

turning 3

Another year has passed and, at the risk of sounding gushy (but I probably will), I can't tell you how much it means to me to have such loyal and kind readers. Here are some of my favorites from this year...

life in the way
Appalachia afternoon

cashmere + the crème de la crème
cashmere + the crème de la crème

a light in the attic
a light in the attic

hollow bones
hollow bones

Georgian femmes are gone for weeks.
Georgian femmes are gone for weeks

volumized
volumized

later
later

the wide angle
the wide angle

a bouquet of dogwood flowers
a bouquet of dogwood flowers

My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire
My Banana Republic "After 5 Event" Attire

color outside the lines
color outside the lines

bejeweled
bejeweled

Swapified
Swapified

wackycrazyfunpants
wackycrazyfunpants

new nebula
new nebula

seasonal transitions
seasonal transitions

checking in from California
checking in from California

Friday, October 21, 2011

plain white tee

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There's something to be said for the perfect tee. I recently had the opportunity to try StyleMint and was so pleasantly surprised by the quality. Very soft and flattering cut, too. Pretty sure I'm going to be visiting again to stock up on more basics...

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After the initial shock of losing daylight, I'm happily settled into fall. Honestly, I'm just thrilled for it to be cool enough to make fires in the fire pit again. Oh and green chiles roasted over an open flame ain't half bad either.

Make Up For Ever lipstick in 'Moulin Rouge'
StyleMint Newbury t-shirt
1228 necklace (seen here)
Hermès bangles (similar here, here, and here)
Michael Kors watch
H&M jeans
Jean Michel Cazabat pumps
KMRii bag

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

sinful

sinful

sinful

Thinking naughty thoughts about both of these bad bad beauties...

(Givenchy Claw D'Orsay Metal Strap Pumps and Alexander Wang Devere Bag)

Monday, October 17, 2011

fated to pretend

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fated to pretend

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A little corporate-friendly attire to get your work week started.  How was your weekend? Some friends and I went to Gold Cup on Saturday and I hope to have some photos to share with you all shortly :-)

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
blouse c/o Ann Taylor
Zara skirt
Chanel purse
Hermès bangles (similar here, here, and here)
Michael Kors watch
Betseyville shoes (similar here)

Friday, October 14, 2011

headboard hunting


Since we moved into our new house, I've become acutely aware of the lack of headboard in our bedroom. We used to have a piece of wrought iron fence that I found at an antique store, but we weren't prepared to nail it into our newly painted walls to keep it from wobbling. Anyway, I've been saving loads of headboard inspiration in the past year. Which is your favorite?











(images via notmybeautifulhome, desire to inspire, lonnymag, Design*SpongeArchitectural Digest)