Wednesday, October 31, 2012

high bun art

When I saw these pieces of art by Elizabeth Mayville, I loved them immediately. The high bun is a recurring theme in my style. While I love the easy look, my boyfriend and mom hate it, and that makes these paintings even more perfect. They are such cute, charming, and silly pieces of art. The redhaired one speaks to me because -- duh -- I'm a redhead! I love the Breton stripe shirt, as well. This would look amazing by a vanity, coupled with my White Girl Problems print.

Images via Elizabeth Mayville on Pinterest

Monday, September 24, 2012

colorful emmy dresses

I loved all the gorgeous dresses at last night's Emmy Awards! It was amazing to see all the beautiful colors. There was such an array of yellows, pastel blue and greens, burgundies and metallics. The only thing I was missing was some fun pinks! What was your favorite dress of the night!?

Monday, September 17, 2012

turquoise painted furniture

I went to the Melrose Trading Post for the first time this weekend and I was not disappointed. There was amazing, cheap art like vintage postcards. I picked up some old greeting cards from D.C. that I'm going to frame as an ode to my hometown! One thing that I noticed, though, is that a bunch of the stands had painted furniture in the same shade of turquoise. Don't get me wrong, it looked awesome. I love the look of old, classically-shaped furniture in unexpected colors. Just last week I spray painted a coffee table a bright seafoam. However, the fact that I was seeing this at so many of the different shops gave me a weird vibe. Is this way too trendy? To me, flea market finds are supposed to be a way to get unique, different pieces for a home, and I wouldn't want to get anything that defeated that purpose. I picked up a few frames, but avoided the tables, chairs and mirrors for now.

Images via Pinterest

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

these states tend inland, & toward the western sea--and i will also

So the blog has fallen by the wayside. I've missed writing regularly! You see, I recently made a big move, from DC to LA. For a little while, I was on the road, driving across the country. Then, I was looking for a job and an apartment, now, we are finally settled, but we have no internet! I have a great job at a music/entertainment/fashion company in Hollywood, with an adorable apartment right by the beach, and I couldn't be happier. I'm loving California and it's so amazing to be inspired by the different fashion and lifestyles here.

So there you have it! I know I've been alluding to the "big change," and have been totally M.I.A. I should have Internet up and running at my apartment shortly and can't wait to share my new fashion and lifestyle inspirations with all of you! In the meantime, any LA natives have any shopping/eating/anything suggestions for me to try? I'm loving exploring the area and am so excited to figure out my new city!

Images via Pinterest

Thursday, August 2, 2012

art inspiration

Laurie Maitland Spa Inspiration I

Young Fabulous and Broke Lava Ombre Tube Dress // 10 Crosby Derek Lam Colorblock Dress // Shoshanna Danika Combo Dress // Opening Ceremony Aztec Print Pleated Dress // Diane von Furstenberg Koemi Dress // Tibi Easy Dress // Soft Joie Wilcox Maxi Dress // Lela Rose Sheath Dress // Finders Keepers In My Arms Dress // Of Two Minds Romper // DKNY Relaxed Fit Dress // Finders Keepers Off the Wall Dress

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

the half tuck

You've got to love a trend that anyone can pull off. The "half tuck" is just that. While other looks and styles that take over runways, blogs, editorials and street style may be intimidating for some (mixing prints, piles of jewelry, unconventional layering, etc.), the half tuck is a way to up your style cred without taking much of a risk. The look is literally, half casual and half formal. I love it because it utilizes the cinched waist that a tucked-in shirt gives, but avoids looking stuffy. It gives an outfit a very "styled" look, without making the wearer appear like they're trying too hard. My personal favorite way to rock this look is colorblocked Even better is a chambray/denim colorblock ensemble. The half tuck keeps you from looking like a cowboy, but stops short of looking too hipster.

Images via Pinterest

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

matching michelle

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams killed it (as usual) this weekend in an adorable summer ensemble. Her polka dot shirt and abstract shorts are playful together, and her minimal black accessories give it a more grownup feel.

Rag and Bone Harper Shorts // Delias Dot Bow Back Short Sleeve // Helium Black Strap Gladiators // Ray Ban Wayfarers // Vanessa Bruno Large Fabric Bag

Image via Through Michelle