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!

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!


Have a stylishly comfortable day!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy Weekend!

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Mark Twain

Leisure »»» We are a breakfast in bed kind of family - any kind of special day starts with early morning pampering.  I have been looking for a great breakfast tray since the legs on our thrift store find broke down.  I am loving this and this one.
Fashion »»» I am having a little tiff with Gap lately.  They have always been my go-to for the basics. Recently, everything I purchase was either poor quality or fit.  They must have sensed I was giving them the cold shoulder.  They sent me a 40% coupon which I could resist.  I ordered these pants and let me tell you, they are so fly!  They look adorable with t-straps, pumps or Converse.  I will be living in these things for the next three months.

Books »»» I have been reading The Art of Civilized Conversation by Margaret Shepherd.  If you know me, then you have an idea that talking is my thing.  I love nothing more than having a really interesting conversation over lunch.  But I felt I could learn to be better at listening and small talk.  I also just bought The Art of a Handwritten Note because the fine detail of a handwritten thought is quickly diminishing, and it's sad.

Food »»»  Camille obviously has no idea I am trying to get into summer shape with the {hopefully} warmer temps approaching.  Nor does she know I have a weakness for pasta {who doesn't?}.  These recipes look super easy and super delicious.  My tummy will thank you -  my thighs will not.

Entertaining »»» What's not to love about Emily McCarthy?  Her lovely site is chock full of the most creative monogramming and gift ideas.  This set would be perfect for having friends over on a balmy summer night.  

Have a wonderful weekend,


Monday, March 2, 2015

The Blues

Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.
Moncy Barbour

pumps » pillow » polish » blouse » lamp

Have a bright day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bring on the Sunshine

Yellow is a color that is easier to use as a textile than a paint.
Steven Gambrel

This photograph from the upcoming J.Crew FALL|WINTER 2015 collection has me completely mesmerized.  Perhaps it's my desperate longing for sunshine that happens each year around this time. I have to admit yellow has never been my jam, whether in fashion or interiors.  However, this neutral outfit paired with a bright pop of happiness is so spectacular, it has me thinking.  Have I been ignoring a powerful player on the color wheel?  

Neon yellow faux fur is so special.

Have a happy day!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Weekend!

Just play. Have fun.  Enjoy the game.
Michael Jordan

Happy Weekend!  The weather has been especially bad for most of the country this week.  Hold your breath - it should be changing soon.  I spoke with my mom yesterday.  She had been snowed in all week and all she wanted was a Coke.  Isn't that the cutest?

Wherever you are, I hope you are warm and comfy and have something fun planned.

Tunes » Honestly, most of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack is amazing, but this one by the Weeknd has been on repeat lately.  His voice is like a velvet clad angel.

Comfort » This unpredictable weather has me scrambling for something comfortable and warm to wear around the house.  These babies are amazing and adding pockets to anything is always a great idea.  

Fashion » Adding a tassel to anything makes it more special.  These fun, chic earrings from the Crew make me giddy for warm evenings and cocktails.  I have my eye on these, these and these.  What's even better is they are all on sale!

Yum! »  My favorite dessert in the whole world is chocolate mousse.  It is creamy, decadent and oh so sweet.  I will be making this recipe this weekend for my special loved ones...and in loved ones, I mean myself.

Wishful Thinking »  I know summer is months away.  Sometimes you need to look at a little warm weather action to get yourself through February and March.  I love the adorable retro vibe of this swimsuit.  It screams weekend in Palm Springs.

Have a blast of a weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

View From Above

An interior designer must be able to clarify his intent keeping ever in mind that decorating is not a look, it's a point of view.
Albert Hadley

Wouldn't it be a dream to wake each morning high above Central Park taking in the changing seasons?  This dream actually belongs to Kara and Stephen Ross.  Their chic penthouse is perched above the park like a glamorous tree house.  My design style varies but my go-to is what I call 'sophisticated ease' meaning the space has good bones filled with unique pieces and art.  Feast your eyes...

Would you care for a croissant with your view?  Yes, please.
 An airy bedroom with a neutral palette create a calming retreat.  Get a load out of the magnificently unique bench!
This 1920's French lacquer cocktail table has me thinking I need a round table in my life.
I could move into this room and never change a thing.  So fine!
all beauty courtesy of Architectural Digest

Have a magical day,

design + development by kelly christine studio