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!

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!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Loving || Serena & Lily Fashion

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

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!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fashion Mascot of Summer

If your hair is done properly and you're wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything.
Iris Apfel

Nothing quite says easy, breezy summer days like an espadrille.  Maybe it's the organic element paired with color.  I have been told my great-grandmother had quite a shoe addiction - espadrilles in particular.  In almost every photo of her, she is wearing every style imaginable.   Maybe the shoe obsession is in my genes because I temporarily lose my mind at the beginning of a new season.

I put together some great espadrille options at different price points and heights.  I hope you like them.  I recently bought the J. Crew beauties which I will be wearing with everything!

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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!

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!


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!


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