Friday, September 23, 2011

Fashion Friday: Handbags

I'm on the hunt for a new purse. Fun, right? Unfortunately  I'm incredibly picky (I've been using the same purse for 3 years now).
I'd like something designer,but not Coach, Dooney & Bourke or Louis Vuitton. I'm also not made of money. I'm loving all of these though (let's ignore prices).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Come fly with me

As I get ready to take a couple more flights this year I've been thinking more about flying/ travel outfits. If you know me, you know I dress up for life. I don't do sweats or lounge clothes in public. I like to be dressed up and preferably in dresses. That being said, flying is no exception. I figure while flying you're seeing more people than you probably see on a regular basis. You should look nice! I typically wear comfy, nice jeans and a nice top with a sweater and a pashmina to double as a blanket. Here's a couple looks I'm currently liking for travel:

 (This one above is actually perfect for my mom. She'd look adorable in it)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Links: 9/19

Fun save-the-date  idea.

Below sea level -spectacular!

Very cool optical illusion, how fun!

I love these blackout poems.

Let's picnic, in Paris.


Scary shark!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Map it out

Maps have been popping up on decor blogs a lot lately and I have to say, I love the trend. I've always loved maps (related to my love of travel? likely.). Whether they're world, state, city, or subway maps the clean lines and simple colors appeal to me. Here's a couple of my favorites from Pinterest:

I especially love that bathroom one. What a fun, unexpected place for a map, especially paired with the funky shower curtain.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shipping up to Boston

Sometimes I think I must have gypsy blood because there's little I love more than traveling. I live for my vacations.
Currently I'm dying to go to Boston to catch a Bruins (and Red Sox) game and because I'm certain I'd love it there.
Doesn't it look like somewhere I'd love?

Monday, September 5, 2011

One Day

I started reading this book on a recent flight I was on. I haven't finished it yet but so far, I love it. It had me cracking up and I already love the characters. Can't wait to finish it then see the movie (which of course will never be as good as the book). 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fashion Friday: Tiny Dancer

I'm obsessed with this remix of one of my classic favorites, Tiny Dancer.
(skip forward to 2:15 and enjoy)

I'm also obsessed with dance inspired fashion. Ballet flats, leg warmers, off the shoulder tops, twirly skirts, and top knots.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Food Journeys: Banana Fosters Cupcakes

The Food Journeys: Banana Fosters Cupcakes: "One of my secret dreams is has always been to grow up and open a baker with my cousin and best friend Leah. Before “Cupcake Cousins” could e..."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Links: This is August

Hilarious map of how New Yorkers see the rest of America (as usual Alaska and Hawaii are skipped :()

This looks like a sweet little book.

Best luggage tags, ever.

The prettiest collection of photo's.

PB&J candybar Yum!

State motto's turned into art. I'd love to buy Alaska's.

An incredibly cute, nerdy proposal. Make sure you watch the video at the end.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

From the bottom up

My parents have so kindly asked for my help in decorating their new condo. Now, they haven't owned a house (or apartment or condo) in 5 1/2 years as they were traveling the states in their motorhome. So now they have this awesome condo and nothing to put in it. That is where they're having me come in. Come Thursday I will be flying to Dallas for a long weekend of extreme shopping and home decorating. As my time there is limited we've done a lot of pre shopping online, getting an idea of what we liked.
Here's  the condo with the previous owners stuff:

Pretty isn't it?
We've kind of decided to work from the ground up since they know they want a large area rug for the living room and bedroom, no red. Preferably something with some yellows or pale, celery green. So I start scouring the internet for a rug and I find this choice for the bedroom jaipur printed dhurrie rug let's just hope we like it as much in person!


Then I find this beauty on Home Decorators Martha Stewart Chrysanthemum rug and it seems perfect! Looks plush, has nice, muted pattern and appears to be yellow with a pretty pale blue pattern. Before ordering it I decided to check out the reviews. Well, turns out it sheds - a lot. Ok, we could figure that out but... the color is actually more of a sage green and grey :( Wahhh, not what we wanted. Back to the rug hunt...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Best bedroom ever?

Well, when I saved this picture (months ago) thats how I named it. It is pretty amazing. 4 poster bed, bay windows, herringbone wood floor? It's got it all.
Via Seesaw

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Puerto Vallarta

It's when I see weddings like this one that I would consider doing a destination -tropical wedding. This beauty takes place in Puerto Vallarta. I love, love, love, the basic whites and gorgeous scenery with the various shades of purple. I just love how light and airy everything looks. Formal but not stuffy, just my style.