Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shop to Save

Net-a-porter is having it's end of season sale right now, and while I can't normally afford to shop there, I can now because it is full of some awesomely affordable deals. Below are some favorites, but you'll have to check it out yourself because there's so much other great stuff like this J.Crew military jacket and this gorgeous Michael Kors bag - both 50% off! Hurry now - while supplies last!

From the back

I came across Carles Rodrigo's work a few weeks ago and went back to his site recently to go through his full portfolio. I love his unique compositions and there's so much diversity - some are fun and whimsical, and others are really creepy. Check out his site or his flickr stream.

Outdoor Envy

After last week's outdoor envy featuring my favorite dining rooms, it was only natural to share some of my favorite living rooms this week. The distinction between the two is rarely made in outdoor spaces, but the qualifying feature for these picks would be the comfy seating. Whether bright colors and full of patterns or stark white, all these outdoor living rooms are envy-inducing. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Taking Care of Business

While I didn't get to go anywhere for Memorial Day and I also have some work I have to do tomorrow (blegh) I'm excited because it's my birthday! I'm looking forward to getting pampered for the first time in a long time and spending time with some of my favorite girls. Hope everyone enjoys their last day of the long weekend! 

 Tehila Rich and Ania Kisiel by Jamie Nelson for Elle Mexico June 2011
styled by Anna Katsanis

Friday, May 27, 2011

Inspiration: Memorial Day

barbecue: Bellissima gold necklace $85, TopShop crop vest $55, Ralph Lauren wood bangles $58, Zara wedge sandals $49.90, Sweetwater Blue $8.99, Rebecca Minkoff shorts $228, Coleman Badlands chair $21.59, 3.1 Phillip Lim sunglasses $235

picnic: Picnic Plus basket $69.95, Real Collectibles by Adrienne earrings $25.95, D&G gingham dress $485, Jason Wu sunglasses $286, Diane Von Furstenberg belt $173, Sam Edelman sandals $60 

beach vacay: Peacocks sundress £16, Eugenia Kim sunhat $198, Havianas flip flop $28, Rebecca Minkoff bracelet $95, TopShop bikini $60, Michael Kors sunglasses $90, Juicy Couture beach bag $198.40

Tory Burch Summer/Pre-Fall 2011

I'm so loving Tory Burch's summer/pre-fall lookbook - the patterns, pops of yellow and sunny setting are perfect. The detailing on the shoulder on Heather Mark's shirt (above left) is amazeballs. I just wish Ali Stephens would close her mouth or make a different face. She looks like she is smelling something rancid in 70% of the photos. I need some diversity. Sorry Ali, but you are no longer in the running to become America's next top model. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

life imitating art

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This and That

Happy Thursday! It's the best kind - one before a long weekend. So here are some randomosities from around the web to hold you over til the weekend. Enjoy!

the original photoshop and the original duckface? see more classic pin-up girls before and after
are you wearing a dress? via jezebel
listen to My Morning Jacket's Circuital out May 31 in its entirety via NPR
anthropologists pick: if the world were a village of 100 people
Terence Chang's long exposure photography of planes taking off - beautiful!
music video starring Zach Galifianakis - no explanation needed.
for borderline hoarders (i.e. me) this spring cleaning 101 via lifehacker is actually quite helpful

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Color Me Pretty

Inspired by this awesome editorial, I decided to share some bold bright accessories to wear with your whites this summer - all for $100 or less. 

1. Nina Sheona wedge sandals $89 2. Hammock jelly sandals $20 3. Zara handbag $89.90 4. TopShop bangles $20 5. Dorothy Perkins pink link belt £6 6. Winston wedges $100 7. TopShop chunky chain necklace $28 8. Dorothy Perkins raffia wedge sandals £35 9. Big Buddha bag $95.95 10. Asos peep toe platforms $83.09 11. Dorothy Perkins kitten heel shoes £25 12. Asos skinny waist belt $11.08


row 1 from left:1. French Connection lace shift dress $98 2. Miss Selfridge one shoulder ruffle dress £36
row 2: 3. Heidi Klum square neck dress $96 *60%off! 4. Rare asymmetric ruffle dress $90 5. Miss Selfridge pleated dropwaist dress £45
row 3: 6. TopShop crochet neck dress $66 7. James Perse tank dress $62 *60%off! 8. Rare pleated strap dress $78

Doggie Gaga

Anyone who knows me well knows I have a strange affinity for animals dressed in costume. In fact, my own dog had not one but two halloween costumes this past year (a submarine and a hotdog if you must know). So naturally, I found Jesse Freidin's Doggie Gaga Project to be absolutely delightful. Check it out and more of his work on his site.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Room for Wear

 The bright, playful home Lisa Sherry created for Courtney and Scott Vincent is full of so many unique and unexpected touches (hello, lucite dome chair hanging from the ceiling!) that I had to create a funky ensemble to compliment it. I love the way she is able to mix multiple graphic prints without making the space feel overcrowded. Check out the May/June issue of Lonny for the rest of the house - it's a must-see!

clockwise from top left: 1. Vivienne Westwood off the shoulder blouse $485 2. Tinley Road drop petal earrings $20 3. Banana Republic cross body bag $250 4. Franco Sarto wedge sandal $59.50 5. Nine West lucite bangle $34 6. Theory shorts $140

The Burning House

The Burning House challenges anyone and everyone to answer one question: If your house was burning, what would you take with you? The concept is fascinating and I love how much the answers reveal about the person.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Art I Love

love these fun fashion collages by creative Berlin duo c.neeon 

available for purchase via lumas