Wednesday, July 29, 2015

California Packing | Part I

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
Seneca

We have taken our fair share of trips this summer, but our upcoming trip to Cali is the most anticipated.  We all have a different must-see on our list, so I am sure it will be busy.  I have begun putting together my packing list.  Because chilling at the beach with a good book is high on my list, it all starts with a great suit.




Ray Ban sunglasses | $160
Cover-up | $195
Havianas flip flops | $32
Norma Kamali swim | $141.75
Lancome SPF | $39
J.W. Hulme Satchel| $1,195

Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Weekend!

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius



Madewell has the best sales.  I recently picked this little kimono up for fall.  It's adorable in person when it's wrapped properly and not worn like a bathrobe (as on model).  You will catch me pairing it with this skirt and these awesomely cool jeans.

What can be said about the talent of Windsor Smith?  Her cool California style is clean, elegant and glamorous.  I just received her new book and haven't put it down.  It is filled with major authentic design inspiration.

The Nordstrom sale is still raging on and I thought I had done a good job avoiding the splurge.  Then, I came across this simple watch that called my name.

I have been doing a bit of food stalking on Mimi's site lately. Chocolate mousse is my very favorite, so I will be trying to make this deliciousness soon!

If you're looking for a bright, juicy color to brighten up those lips, look no further.  This Nars pink satin lip pencil is creamy, convenient and chic!  Trust me - it's a mid-summer life changer.

I am the worst when trying to give out business cards.  I am always fumbling like a goof because I put them various pockets - never knowing which.  I recently ordered this tiny card holder and was pleasantly surprised when it arrived today.  It is lovely, nice quality and perfect for getting me organized.

Finally, there are so many ridiculous, heart-wrenching, ugly things on the news these days, I thought this might make you smile.  There is nothing like a new puppy. ;)



Have a good one!



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Into The Dark...

People will stare.  Make it worth their while.
Harry Winston

I recently snapped up this beautiful ink sketched skirt.  I would frame something like this.  A few others with this neutral floral motif that I like are this one, this and that.

Isabel Marant top | $386.75 |
Inky floral skirt | $178- on sale |
Chloe sunglasses | $99- |
Aquazzura heels | $835 |
Marc Jacobs satchel | $398- |
Dior lipstick | $35- |
Kelly Wearstler cuff | $225- |

Monday, July 20, 2015

Can You Dig It?

I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
Diana Vreeland
Flea market flares| $135- | madewell.com
Bardot top | $25- | topshop.com
Pour la Victoire sandals | $137.50 | outnet.com
Chanel Rouge Allure | $36- | nordstrom.com
Marc Jacobs cuff | $198- | lyst.com
Saint Laurent clutch | $1,150- | farfetch.com

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Weekend!

Kid, you'll move mountains!
Dr. Seuss



Mother's Day » Wow - there is so much going on this month!  Andrew's birthday was this week and we are headed into Mother's Day weekend.  Call, write, kiss and hug your mom this weekend.  If you need to pick up a gift, these necklaces are great.  I would love to have one with the initials of my three girlies.

Summer Kicks » We are counting down the days to summer break over here.  Even though I will still be taking classes and working, I can't wait to spend more time with my sweet babies.  I stumbled onto this site yesterday and cannot wait to order a pair.  I have my eye on these or these.

Tunes » I have mentioned The  on here before.  He is too cool and I cannot get enough of his sultry, velvety tunes.  This one has been on replay lately.

Inspired »  I loved Garance DorĂ©'s letter to her 20 year old self - very cool and prophetic.

Amused » My new favorite movie, The Longest Week, has it all. I adore Jason Bateman's quirky wit and love everything he does.  This movie has a magical combination of interior porn (dying over the mid century lamps), vintage charm and the off-beat humor of a Wes Anderson movie.  You should definitely check it out. :)

Fashion »  Dressing cool and comfortable in Houston is a must.  It isn't really hotter than other places in the country, but the humidity will soak you through.  Cute, barely-there tops are on my summer list.  I especially love this, this and that.





Have a fun weekend!
Lisa




Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Weekend!

Our lives are defined by the opportunities, even the ones we miss.

F. Scott Fitzgerald



I am beyond obsessed with this image from Elle UK.  The mid century sofa and over sized lamp are as gorgeous as the model.  This series is from 2013, but the clothing and interiors still are fresh and impactful.  Check out the rest of the spread here.


Inspired » The Bruce Jenner interview last Sunday was incredible.  He is so courageous and inspiring.  I remember as a kid knowing him as the world's greatest athlete and the epitome of male virility.  It shows that we never really know who people are or their complete story.  It is wonderful that he is finally free at last to live on his terms.  

Gold »  I loved Audrey's post this week featuring these simple planters.  The sleek, modern lines and gold shimmer make them almost perfect - the price makes them perfect.  We don't need to spend big bucks on the small accessories of a room and this proves it.  Thanks Audrey!

Vintage » I have a love for Milo that just won't quit.  I have turned my client onto him and we are like two vintage loving drug addicts.  Chairish has quite an impressive inventory.  I have my eye on thesethose and this.

Fashion »  I am almost in full summer mode.  I am really loving this casual look from my tried and true.  Pair it with these and these - you are hot!

Playlist » This little gem will put a pep in your step and add a few extra minutes to your workout. Bow down to the genius of Caked Up.



Get outside ans enjoy some sunshine!
Lisa










Thursday, April 30, 2015

Loving || Serena & Lily Fashion

Know, first, who you are then adorn yourself accordingly.
Epictetus


Serena & Lily have a magic touch that provides us with original yet classic designs of great quality. They have been a design project go-to of mine for a while.  So, I knew when they introduced clothing, it was going to be good.  I had no idea how good!  These dresses from their Summer 2015 line are absolutely incredible.  I couldn't choose because each one was better than the last.  Finally - easy, classy dresses that will look great for work and be cool for the sweltering Houston days. Personally, I am dying over the Jane white shirtdress paired with the obi. It would be a classic staple in my closet, for sure! 

See their beauty here.










Have a beautiful day!

Lisa
 

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