Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Like this? Try this!

I think we have all taken note that mint is going to play a huge role in fashion this spring and what better transition piece than this mint blazer from H&M to help bridge the gap between the warmer days and cooler nights?

But don't stop with just adding this pretty pastel to your wardrobe, show your home some love too! This mint planter from Anthropologie is the perfect way to get ready for spring! It will bring a fresh hue to the room as well as some life with the plant! Win-Win.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Outfit to Room

I was so excited to finally wear my orange blazer (GO POKES!!!) and I decided to pull out for the perfect event...a KU basketball game :) I did get some odd looks but I have to support my team, right??

Blazer - JCrew / Top - JCrew / Jeans - Sevens / Belt - Target / Necklace - Vintage

I think I have a thing for orange and blue together? This is my second orange and blue outfit to room combo! It made a nice bedroom the first time and now I would say it makes a pretty good little library as well!

Chairs - Anthropologie / Rug - Dash & Albert / Bookshelves - Haqure / Lamp - Wisteria
Side Table - Clayton Gray

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Evolution of a Room

Is the weekend already over?! I did get quite a few things done, at least. I am a little overdue for a bedroom update! This project took SO much longer than I expected it too and I am so glad to be done!

Yes, I jumped on the shim mirror bandwagon. It is such a great, inexpensive DIY!

Here is where we left off last time in the evolution of my bedroom.

So amazing what one mirror can do! I get so excited every time I walk in the bedroom!

Want to make this mirror? Try these instructions, which are the ones I used.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Outfit to Room

Happy Friday! I can't believe another week has already passed! Any fun plans for the weekend? I am going to a Oscar watch party, which should be fun!!

I am loving polka dots this spring and can't wait to mix and match more combinations...AND I tried the backward cardi for the first time! It is kind of fun having all the buttons in the back!

Cardi - H&M / Pants - H&M / Necklace - Anthropologie / Belt - Vintage

I have been loving this polka dot artwork ever since I saw it on Pinterest and this was the PERFECT room for it! So fun!

Sofa - Crate and Barrel / Side Tables - Hickory Chair / Pillows - Caitlin Wilson
Coffee Table - 1st Dibs /Rug - Overstock

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Please, St. Joseph, Sell My House!

I am getting totally desperate. Seeing as our contingent contract is up in about a week if the buyer's don't sell their home, I will seriously try anything. That includes burying a mini St. Joseph statue upside down in my front yard and praying to it every day.

Has anyone ever done this? I have heard good things from a few friends. Tell me your stories!! The hubs thinks I have really lost it this time... Also good vibes/thoughts/prayers are definitely appreciated at this point!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Outfit to Room

Well it's the first day of Lent... what is everyone giving up?! I have decided to give up soda... I know, so cliche. But I really need to quit!! Today we have a little fur + snakeskin. It is quite the combo!

Dress(worn as skirt) - H&M / Sweater - Old Navy / Fur Vest - Dillards
Bag - Rebecca Minkoff / Heel - DSW

I thought this outfit would make a great entry... I mean who doesn't love a snakeskin x-bench?!

Table - Crate and Barrel / Snakeskin X-Bench - 1st Dibs / Lamp - Clayton Gray Home
Sconces - Lamps Beautiful / Art - Debbie Carlos / Rug - Rugs USA

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Like this? Try this!

I have totally fallen in love with Dahlia Lynne Tassel Earrings! Aren't they so fab?! I have a little confession to make... I got my ears pierced last August! I know, I know. Crazy! I have had them done before but let them grow out and haven't had them pierced in years!

Any easy way to incorporate this look into your decor? Just add a tassel to any old lamp and give it new life! A fun an inexpensive way to add that extra special detail! And of course this Chevron Lamp is to die for!

Do any of you already own tassels of any sort? If not, would you incorporate this
look into your home?

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Tutorial - Gel Nail Manicure

Happy Monday! A couple of my girlfriends were in town for the weekend and one of them brought her gel nails kit, which is similar to shellac (thanks, Dal!). I tried it out and I am officially hooked. In fact, I love it so much I wanted to share with you guys even though this isn't my normal "genre" if you will. Hope you like it!

Nail File
Gel Base Coat
Gel Color Coat
Gel Top Coat
UV Light
Alcohol (NOT Acetone)

The first step is to use the black side of the file to buff your nails a bit so the base coat has a rougher area to stick to.

After buffing, put on the base coat.

Then, put each hand in the light for 1 minute.

Then two coats of the color, using the light for 1 minute on each hand after the first coat and after the second coat.

Then one coat of the top and 1 minute of light after on each hand.

Lastly, the magic step. Take rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and rub it on your nails like you are trying to take off the polish. This removes the film on the nails.

Now you are done!! So pretty!

Has anyone else tried this at home? I would love to know!

**A big thank you to Katie for being my hand model!

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Friday, February 17, 2012


A little bit of life lately...

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I have a few friends coming in town this weekend so it is sure to be a good time. Have a beautiful weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Outfit to Room

I am totally loving this blue on blue action! And have you guys seen these saturday pants from J.Crew? Best. Thing. Ever. They are sweats that you can totally get away with wearing out and about! People mistake mine for actual pants all the time. Win-Win!

Top - J.Crew / Blazer - Vintage / Pants - J.Crew / Flats - Zara / Necklace - Stella & Dot

I think the mix of blues in this outfit make the perfect baby boy's room, don't you?! I love the way it turned out!

Rug - esalerugs / Crib - Oeuf / Dresser - Vintage / Pouf - Nate Berkus / Ocean Art - Etsy
Dog Art - Etsy

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Like This? Try This!

This pink and yellow necklace is the perfect way to add a touch of neon to your fashion routine!

To add a pop of neon to your home, try one of these ampersand prints from

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Outfit to Room

Happy Valentine's Day! We are going out with friends to have thai food tonight and I can't wait. Let's do a red + pink outfit today in honor of today, shall we?

Anyone else have their pink + red on today?!

Gingham Shirt - Ralph Lauren for Men / Sweater - Old Navy
Jeans - American Eagle / Shoes - Zara / Necklace - Stella & Dot

This outfit is the perfect chance to use a pink couch in a design. I am kind of dying to have one... maybe in my future office? I'll have to see what I can work out!

And I am seriously needing that rug... realllly bad.

Rug - West Elm / Couch - James Duncan / Round Table - One Kings Lane
Sconces - Circa Lighting / Leopard Pillow - Saks / Mirrors - Apartment 48

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Evolution of a Room

Happy Monday! I hit a little snag on the DIY so I will be sharing that later this week...hopefully! I did get some artwork up in the bedroom above one of the nightstands. There is a window over the other other, so no art there!

I started with a pretty blank slate...

This artwork will be a nice foundation to styling the side table and most importantly leaves
a lot of room to add a little color!

The pansy on top I sketched and the dragon on bottom was found at a vintage store. The frame was originally green and I painted it black.

I am getting excited to add more accessories!

Did you do anything fun this weekend? Do tell!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Outfit to Room

Like I mentioned yesterday, it has been totally dreary here with a little rain. Normally, I would HATE this, but it finally gave me a chance to wear my Hunters!

Sweater - Old Navy / Chambray Top - JCrew / Scarf - Old Navy / Jeans - Banana Republic
Boots - Hunter

I would love to turn this outfit into my new office! The red and blue with a hint of purple - yes, please! Also, I am loving the mixture of the feminine and masculine elements.

Desk - West Elm / Bookshelf - Home Decorators / Chair - Vintage / Light - Furbish

Have a fabulous weekend! See you back here next week for a fun DIY!

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Like This? Try This!

Things have been extra gloomy around here lately, which has left me dreaming of summer and warmer weather. In that dream, I am wearing these fabulous tortoise cat eye sunnies!

If tortoise sunnies (or watches) are one of you favorite accessories, try incorporating
tortoise drinkware into your bar and you will be sure to love it!

Looking for a DIY option? Check out Jenny's DIY tortoise tabletop!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Inspired By: Vintage Kantha Quilts

I am totally obsessing over vintage Kantha quilts! One Kings Lane had some for sale a few weeks ago and I didn't pull the trigger. I still wasn't quite sure what color direction I was going in the bedroom so I didn't buy! I am a little bummed out but Ebay and Etsy have
some good selections!

This image is from Niki Jones and unfortunately, they aren't for sale anymore. But this is absolutely what I picture when I think of Kantha quilts.

Styling Tips:
-Fold it at the end of a bed or use it as a bedspread for a twin
-Lay it across the back of a couch to bring a little punch of pattern
-Cut into pieces and frame to use as a series of artwork

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Evolution of a Room

So remember the DIY I shared yesterday? Well those beauties found there way into the master bedroom to give the bed a little more style!

This is what we started with:

And after adding a monogram to those plain white shams and a little stripe action we get this:

See what a difference a little monogram and some stripes can make?

We are just getting started...

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