December 29, 2011

DECOrate.

Forget 2012... try 1922.  Art Deco is definitely my favorite trend happening right now.  I scooped up this pretty little top last night, and here are a few more options for you to drool over.



1. Topshop Deco Lace Embellished Top - $75.00
2. Marchesa Embellished Silk Dress - $1797.95 via The Outnet
3. French Connection Silver Simmons Clutch - $119.00
4. Z Designs Tassel Earrings - $38.00 via Pink Mascara
5. Guess Opast Sandal - $63.00 via Endless
6. Miguel Ases Hematite Drop Earrings - $270.00 via Endless
7.  Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Embellished Mesh T-Shirt - $158.00 via The Outnet

December 22, 2011

Thirsty Thursday: Warehouse Sequin Dress

I would really like this to be my NYE dress.  The problem is that we don't know what our plans are yet, so this might turn out to be, like, seriously overly festive.  (I'm probably gonna buy it anyway.)



{Warehouse Sequin One Shoulder Dress - $106.35 via ASOS}

December 21, 2011

Box It Up.

Perfect for jazzing up your Christmas Eve and/or New Year's Eve ensembles.



1. Lulu Townsend Glitter Box Clutch - $29.95 via DSW
2. Lulu Townsend Sequined Bow-Shaped Box Clutch - $39.95 via DSW
3. Franchi Angela Silk Box Clutch - $108.00 via Nordstrom
4. Elaine Taylor Eleanor Zig Zag Minaudiere - $195.00 via Pink Mascara
5. BCBGeneration Lidia Lace Minaudiere - $54.99 via 6pm.com
6. Franchi Taylor Rosette Box Clutch - $108.00 via Nordstrom

December 19, 2011

Greetings.

Sorry for the sporadic posting lately.  Things are happening in real life (good things!), so posting is probably going to be less frequent from now on.  I still love y'all though, but since I don't know all of your addresses (or names, but whatev), I thought I'd share our little Christmas card with y'all right here.


Less than 1 week!  Do y'all have any exciting plans?  We're pretty pumped to be waking up in our own house (in our new bed!!), just our own little family, for the first time ever.

December 14, 2011

Candy Coated.

So winter finally decided to show up here this weekend, and it doesn't look like she's leaving any time soon.  I love my new black ruffle coat, and I know that neutral colors are much more practical than brights, but I'm really loving the idea of a super colorful coat right now.



1. Topshop Metal Clasp Hooded Coat - $170.00
2. Valentino Vintage Coat - $466.00 via Farfetch
3. Topshop Short Green Grosgrain Tie Coat - $150.00
4. Marni Crepe Wool-Blend Coat - $518.00 via The Outnet
5. Old Navy Wool-Blend Toggle Coat - $39.00 

So what do y'all think?  Do you have a bright coat in your closet, or do you stick with neutrals?

December 12, 2011

Ruffles.

This was the first weekend in 7 weeks that J and I didn't have a fully packed schedule.  On Friday night we went out to dinner, courtesy of my super sweet sister-in-law, and then we came home and played board games until 1am.  (I rocked Jimmy's world in Monopoly.)  Saturday was dinner club, and then Sunday we went to church and to meet some friends for brunch at @116.  When I type it all out like that, it doesn't sound like a non-packed schedule, but it was definitely relaxing.





Coat: Elie Tarhari via TJ Maxx; Top: Banana Republic (old); Shorts: Old Navy; Tights: Target; Booties: Tory Burch (old); Necklace: Premier

Happy Monday!

December 9, 2011

Retail Therapy: Hammocks and High Tea

I know it's the middle of the Christmas buying season, so you're probably not shopping for yourself right now.  BUT I'm guessing you've got some holiday cash coming your way, and no one would blame you if you spent it all at Hammocks & High Tea.



1. Hammam Scarf - $135.00
2. Adana Tote - $225.00
3. Sera Tea Towel - $24.00
4. Namad Dopp Kit - $49.50
5. Linden Black Pillow - $90.00
7. Sumba Pillow - $90.00

December 8, 2011

Gift Guide: Guys

Guys can be hard to buy for, but there are tons of cool and stylish gifts to be found if you know where to look.  My go-to sources include J.Crew (of course), Kiel James Patrick, Billy Reid, and Filson.  I think this is probably my favorite gift guide so far, and I hope it gives you some great ideas for all the men in your life!



1. J.Crew iPhone 4 Case - $25.00
2. J.Crew Vintage Flannel Shirt - $69.50
3. Warby Parker Everett Sunglasses - $95.00
4. Billy Reid Chunky Wool-Blend Cardidan - $395.00 via Mr. Porter
5. Williams Sonoma Beer Making Kit - $39.95
6. Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub - $17.00
7. Filson Medium Field Bag - $220.00 
8. Kiel James Patrick Croffix Sailing Belt - $88.00
9. Minnetonka Moccasin Traditional Pile Lined Sole - $40.00 via Piperlime

December 7, 2011

Inn Style.

So last night I got some kind of crappy news.  (Ok, very crappy news.)  I intended to work on my Gift Guide for guys, but instead I curled up with some red wine, several packs of candy, and the newest issue of Rue Mag and drowned my sorrows in alcohol and interior design inspiration.  It worked remarkably well, actually; especially when I came across the feature on the Captain Fairfield Inn in Kennebunkport.  





*Images via Rue Mag.

Umm, dark walls and that set of mirrored chests as a coffee table?  So good.

December 6, 2011

Gift Guide: Girly Gifties.

Something for the chic and stylish ladies in your life...


1. ASOS Devan Double Bow Flats - $45.45
2. Kate Spade Crystal Kaleidoscope Bib Necklace - $398.00 via Endless
3. Loren Hope/Society Social On The Rocks Cocktail Ring - $58.00
4. Graphic Image iPad Envelope - $120.00*
5. Echo Superfit Texting Gloves - $48.00
6. Hammocks & High Tea Reversible Chevron Clutch - $169.00
7. Butter London Heavy Metal Trio - $36.00
8. Ikat Pattern Notebook - $12.00 via C. Wonder
9. Alice + Olivia Sequined Silk Tank Dress - $225.00 via The Outnet

*Get it monogrammed for $7.50 more... and if the lady you have in mind doesn't have an iPad, she can use it as a clutch!

December 5, 2011

Gift Guide: A Fashionable Home



1.  West Elm Canvas Sequin Pillow Cover - $44.00
2. Carmen Bookends - $115.00 via Lunares Home
3. Turquoise Elephant Plate - $38.00 via C. Wonder
4. Zig Zag Ottoman Tray - $95.00 via Furbish
5. Peter Hewitt Square Ribbon Vase - $48.00 via MOMA Store
6. Tortoise Double Old Fashioned - $10.00 via C. Wonder
7. Kate Spade Prize Ball Thermos - $35.00

December 2, 2011

Homemade Holiday.


I think I've mentioned before that J and I are in a dinner club with five other couples.  We've been doing it over a year now (time flies!), and we look forward to it every month.  So of course I want to give those friends a little gifty to say Merry Christmas + thanks for being awesome.  But, as much as we would like to get them all gift cards to Ruth Chris, that ain't in the budget, so I decided that I want to make something instead.  Luckily, there are tons of holiday DIYs out there right now, and I thought I'd share a few of my faves with y'all.  I'm guessing I'm not the only one who has awesome friends, but can't treat them all to a steak dinner, right?


Watercolor Confetti:  How fun is this?  It would be so cute to use for a holiday party - just mix up some green to go with it and spread it all around.


*Images via Oh Happy Day.

Glitter Globes: Cute and festive.  Perfect as a party favor or as a little surcie for your friends.

*Images via Camille Styles.


Peppermint Vodka: I'm leaning towards this one because it's good for a couples.  Everyone loves liquor, right?  Peppermint-vodka-spiked hot chocolate?  I'm thinking yes.  

*Images via Delightfully Tacky.

Do you have a favorite DIY/homemade gift that you like to give?  Which one of these would you most like to receive?

PS - Themed gift guides coming next week!  Stay tuned!