Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Weekend!

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Bruce Lee






Instagram »  I have a major girl design crush on Colleen of Trot Home.  I found her through IG and am truly smitten with her flawless design style and views on life.  She is going to be a major player.

Laughter » Have you seen They Came Together with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.  It's on Netflix right now.  It is a parody on romantic comedies, You've Got Mail in particular (which is actually one of my favorites).  It points out all the cheesy, overly obvious and unrealistic situations in a good happily ever after.  It is so worth a watch.

Style »  Free People has me under it's adorable spell.  I just picked up this cutie, then two days later had to have these.  Saucy, right? I love them so much that I now have my eye on these and these to take me through those warm summer nights.

Yum! »  We have decided to create an all out major taco bar for Cinco de Mayo this year.  The girls happen to love Taco Bell (eww!) and especially the Crunch Wrap Supreme.  I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest and it looks bang on.  I will let you know. Hopefully, it will be all the taste of TB without all the gas. ;)

Eye Candy »  I am madly in love with Dan Wakeford's chic mid century abode.  The rooms are masculine and well edited with plenty of character.  Check it out for yourself!

I was thrilled to find out my work was featured on Domaine this week.  I have been a fan since the beginning and spend more time on there than I would admit.  Thanks again!


Have a fab weekend!
Lisa



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

For Crying Out Loud

I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn't itch.
Gilda Radner

Have you heard?  Piperlime is leaving us at the end of this month. They have always been on my online shopping rotation and because I have a Gap credit card with reward points...well, we have shared some dangerous times. I especially loved seeing the "picks" of Rachel Zoe and Olivia Palermo. While I may not mourn as hard as when Domino left, their presence will certainly be missed.  

The deals are astounding and I may or may not (I did) have picked up a few (ok, many) things to support their bon voyage.  Here are the contents of my bag o' loot!



Have a stylish day!

Lisa

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Mentor

When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.
Diane von Furstenberg


Balancing the demands of being an awesome mom, adorable wife, witty friend, scholarly student all while trying to grow a business has proven itself to be quite the challenge. Walking the tightrope of being a professional while putting your children's needs (always) first has shown me firsthand the true reality of trying to do it all.  There are days when my multi-tasking skills become a sport.

Most of the time, it's cool because I have been lucky to have only the best of clients.  But then there are  days when I really need a mentor - a strong woman who has been around the block of success. I would absolutely love to know a fellow interior designer who has seen and done it all, a person to bounce off ideas or simply listen during frustrating times.  So there - I am putting it out into the universe.  I need a mentor!

Since I don't have any prospects, I am turning to one business extraordinaire I greatly admire.  I recently purchased the audio (hence the multi-tasking) version of Diane von Furstenberg's book, The Woman I Wanted to Be.  I value her honesty, intelligence and desire to share her knowledge openly with other woman trying to do the same.


My favorite photo from her Studio 54 days.  Oh, I would have loved to have gone just once!


Have a powerful day!
Lisa


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shades of White

Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people in their days off that are most intriguing.  - Alexander Wang



My mom is our family's white angel.  She loves all things white - interiors, clothing, even her perfume is vanilla. Spotting an entirely white outfit will make us instantly miss her.  I am thinking with the oncoming heat and humidity, she is on to something.

The temperatures in Houston begin to warm almost overnight and we are left with the delicious excitement of summer even though it's early April. I love the fresh, classic appeal of layering different shades of white.  It is almost like spring itself - a clean slate from all the dark hues of winter.














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Have a magical day!
Lisa

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Weekend!

Always support others, never be jealous.
Tory Burch


Happy weekend. friends!  I am so excited because I just ended an extremely tough class today and can finally exhale.  Ahhh...it's so good.  Spring is here and the sun is shining.  It is a good day!  Here are a few things I have been spying and buying this week.



Swim » Pool days are right around the corner in Houston, which means you better get your self in shape because the next seven months are brutally hot.  I am narrowing down some cute retro styles such as this, this and that.

Home » Damn you, West Elm!  How dare you put out more amazing lamps at a good price point when you know about my lighting addiction.  Do I need new lamps? No  Do I want more lamps? Of course! I have my eye of this, that and the other.

Art » I love art and feel it is what makes a room special.  I have an amazing client who shares my affinity for unique art.  I love the quirky fashion style of photographer Richard Bernardin.  I am so excited to have access to pieces like this and this.

Jewels » I am loving the simplicity of a delicate necklace lately.  I think bold necklaces are great but better in the cooler season.  Is that weird?  I don't want anything weighing me down when it's hot. These options are lovely, affordable and light as a feather. 1 - 2 - 3

Health »  I have been trying to make a mindful effort to be healthy.  Small changes seem to be an easier approach.  I have known the benefits of drinking green tea for some time, but haven't liked the bitter taste.  I just found this one which is pretty good and also decaf so I can have it before bed.  I thought I would share in case you are trying to do better too. ;)

Yum! » When we lived back home, my dad would make this amazingly delicious breakfast casserole for holiday brunch. With Easter and Mother's Day around the corner (perfect excuses for eggs),  I am passing it along for your family time. This is making me hungry.  See you next week!


Have a beautiful weekend and Easter!
Lisa







Sunday, March 22, 2015

Happy Weekend!

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale




Delicious » I came across this yummy recipe last month and know it will be a hit.  My kids love all things Nutella, so it's really a no brainer.  Mmm....this is making me hungry.

Summer » Yay - it's almost sandal season again! I used to have a pair of gold gladiators that I literally wore a hole through.  I just ordered these classic cuties for the warm weather that is surely on the way.

Instagram » I cannot get enough of Rebekah's gorgeous IG feed.  She lives in London and travels all over Europe taking the most beautiful snapshots.  

Flowers » Spring has spring and I am all about anything floral.  I popped into my favorite J. Crew last week and had to buy this delicate little top.  It will be perfect with anything from white denim to cut-offs. {side note: shhh....I got this and this too.}

Home » How awesomely cool are these Acacia wood tables?!  The tall side table is definitely on my must-have list.  Adding a little element of wood in a light-filled space gives such a rich, organic layer.



Well, that's it for me.  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend, friends!
Lisa











Friday, March 20, 2015

Hi, Style || Dressy Joggers

Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love.
Coco Chanel

I am in no way a lazy dresser.  I would never, ever wear my pj bottoms out to the grocery. Ever. However, this jogger trend has me thrilled that I can wear an outfit that is edgy, cool and still oh so comfortable.  I raved about these joggers last week and pairing them with pointed-toe pumps and a blazer has become my thing.  Let's be real - they are essentially fitted sweatpants that have the feel of trousers.  The photo really does them no justice.  So fine!





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Have a stylishly comfortable day!
Lisa
 

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