Friday, April 29, 2011


I tried to wake up early for the Royal Wedding. I didn't do very well. I am not a morning person. I did manage to remember to record it, and my reaction to her dress was chill bumps. I thought she looked effortless, classic, and for lack of a better word...pretty. I loved it. I love them. I love fairy tales. Sometimes it is nice to sit back, relax, and enjoy the small exciting things in life. We are surrounded by disaters, war, and economic woes everyday. What is the harm in wanting to celebrate something beautiful and romantic?


I need to add a little spark to my uniform...

I am the first one to admit I wear the same basic outfit everyday. I like a white tee and jeans. I also think a whit tee and jeans is a great canvas for some bold accessories. Here are a few that have caught my attention, and have been added to my wish list.









Friday, April 22, 2011

It finally came!!!!!

So do not shoot me for the terrible Blackberry photos. I am not going to lie, at first I wasn't sure I loved it, or even liked it. It is a big dramatic sofa. Then I thought about it, and I am a big, dramatic person!! It is perfect for me!! Jimmy Dean made an appearance in the photo too. The colors are way off, but you get the general idea. It makes me even more ready to do more stuff!! Sorry Paul!!

This is a better shot of the color. It is pattern Bristol Metal from Lee Industries. It is a rich grey-brown. It also has the most awesome sheen to it!!
Lolly is a big fan. She is the exact same color!! I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing...


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Splurge vs. Steal: Giant Clam Shell

It may be because summer is just around the corner, but I cannot get enough of these giant clam shells. They look beautiful alone, or with a beautiful orchid and moss planted in them. They can come with a hefty price tag, so here is my splurge vs. steal on giant clams.

Splurge: Mecox Garden Large Clam Lambock Shell $1,375.00

Steal: Giant Clam Shell by Kenroy Home $127.00 @


images courtesy of designdna, elle decor, mecox garden, and

Friday, April 15, 2011

Romance with a Twist Bedroom

I love romantic bedrooms. I think a bedroom should be a haven for relaxation. I tend to gravitate towards softer colors and all white bedding. Here is a romantic inspired bedroom, with a few twists.

Providence Bedding from Matouk

Scroll Headboard from West Elm Upholstered in...

Fern Tree Turquoise and Ivory by Schumacher

Marigot 8-Light Chandelier via Circa Lighting

Cross Hatch Star Mirror from Mecox Gardens to go over...

Swedish Chest of Drawers from Chelsea Textiles

All on top of this Vintage Turkish Tulu from Carol Piper Rugs

Vintage Lucite Bedside Tables from Mecox Gardens

Topped with Chunky Classic Urns from Visual Comfort

I think it has a good mix of traditional with some fun, whimsical elements. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tibi+Olivia=Spring Fashion Bliss

If I could dress like any one person, it would be Olivia Palermo. She is beyond chic, and oh so beautiful. The collaboration between Tibi and Olivia is sumblime. It is a perfect mix of feminine pieces and street chic. I will take one of everything. A few of my favorites from Shopbop are shown below. Now I just need an unlimited budget...


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Do It Yourself Lamps, Sorta

Here is a little home project for a great pair of lamps. Look for a pair of old stairwell balusters, and have a local lamp shop wire them for you. The pair of balusters below, I found on Etsy for $17.00 for the pair! It usually cost between $35-50.00 to have them wired. Last, but not least, a great looking lamp shade. This is where I would splurge a little. Depending on the size you need, shades can range from $45-105.00 each. Lux Lampshades have gorgeous lamp shades. So for a little over $100.00 each, you can have a pair of one of kind lamps!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Fabulous Finds at West Elm

Someone mentioned the Ellery Chair on West Elm to me yesterday. So I went and looked through all of their fabulous items!! Below are some of my favorites. They have a great price point, and are so stylish. Which are your favorites?

Scroll Headboard $349.00-$599.00 Ellery Chair $499.00-599.00
Essex Ottoman $299.00-$349.00
Faceted Mirror Side Table $199.00
Gilded Grass Cloth Pillow $39.00
Glass Jug Table Lamp $149.00
Terra Cotta Table Lamp $199.00


My Top 5 Scented Candles

Aquiesse Boardwalk

Tocca Giuliette

Nest Periwinkle Hycinth

Votivo Tuscan Olive

Aquiesse Moonlit Petals

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Kicks

These are my new Jessica Simpson Jungle wedges. I am totally obsessed, and wear them everyday. I want them so badly to come in black patent leather. Jessica if you read this make them in black patent leather please!!! He he, like she would every find this. They are very comfy and make my legs feel very long and much less chunky. In my book, they are golden. Buy them.


Splurge vs. Steal: Tulip Table

The Saarinen table is truly iconic. Simple, and understated. While the real deal will empty your bank account there is another option. See what you think...

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Saarinen Round White Laminate 42" $1,790.00 @ DWR

Odyssey White Dining Table 40" $199.00 @ CB2