Friday, June 24, 2011

Fashion Friday: Tessie Style!

Hooray, Friday! I stole all these beautiful pictures from my gorgeous friend Tess. Tess is a makeup artist/ fashion stylist and her work is absolutely amazing.
I always look forward to seeing what new, beautiful outfits and inspirational photo's she's posted and she never fails to deliver. Here's just a few of my favorites lately:

 This looks like the perfect outfit for fall. 
Chloe Fall 2012 via Style.com
 I absolutely need this dress. I am not kidding.  
 I wish the neckline wasn't so high but that color and hem are to die. 
Via Longchamp
 This color and pattern? So gorgeous for summer!  
Oscar De La Renta 2012 via style.com
Oscar De La Renta 2012 via Style.com
 Gorgeous, flawless  
Via bearnaked.com
Such a sexy, casual (ish) look. I love it.  
Via Elle Espana

 P.s. "like" her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tessiestyleconsultingservices

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dreaming in yellow

This bedroom is so lovely. The yellow tufted headboard gives such a cheery pop against that black wall. The light wood floor helps lighten it up too.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Homegrown

Perfection! I see milk glass, pretty rustic looking menu's (do you see the wording on them? "The Snack,  The, The Feast & The Best Part" So clever!), the prettiest updo, birds, and fabulously unique invites!
Like I said, perfection.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer time and the livin's easy

Yes, that's me quoting Sublime to you. You can pretend it's Billie Holiday's song though if you prefer :)
Really though, It's the first official day of summer. Granted, it's been summer here in Phoenix for months. My idea of the perfect, lazy summer:

 A swim in this lake
This tasty, orange-mint salad
 Watching the sunset on the beach
A late night, outdoor movie with friends
 Lounging in that bed, reading a good book

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday links are having a monday

Happy Monday!

These map envelopes are marvelous!

I love illustrated stationary.

Take me to Berkeley, I'm sure I could spend hours here.

Dear photograph,

Can't wait to get my hands on this gorgeous condo.

Clever horoscopes.

Setting the table, an under appreciated lost art.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

to the best Dad I could ever have. Now, don't laugh at the picture (actually, do). I know it's funny and not the best of either of us but it's goofy --like us.
When I was little I was always a daddy's girl, I remember holding his hand in Hawaii playing what I think of as "bread & butter". We'd pass over a post and break hands and I'd say something like tea and he'd say biscuit. Pretty silly really but I enjoyed it. Sometimes when I didn't have school I'd go to work with him and he'd let me draw on his erase board or make copies (funny how I used to enjoy that and now hate it) and the best part of going to work with him was going to lunch at this local deli, they have the best tuna salad.
Now, dad was a lot of fun but he was tough when need be, which I'm so grateful for. Like my mom, he gave the perfect balance of discipline and love and support. For instance, when I was about 4 I blurted out some curse word I must have heard somewhere. He took me home, put dome Tabasco in my mouth, told me to not use that word and then gave me a Popsicle to soothe my overheated mouth. Perfect punishment.
I'm not sure if he remembers this but I've always remembered it: I was being angsty and yelling at my mother saying horrible things like I wish she'd go away and I didn't like her. He came into my room and told me to never speak that way because you don't know what can happen and I would never want those to be the last words I spoke to my mom. Just a good reminder to never leave or go to sleep angry.
Another great thing about Dad? He can fix anything. Never did mom or I have to take our car to a shop, he'd just fix it himself. Broken things around the house? He'd fix them.
So that's just a very small taste of why I have the best dad ever.
I love you Daddy!