Friday, March 30, 2012

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I have been so drawn to anything ostrich lately, especially handbags and wallets. Every time I see one I find a really good reason I need it. Rebecca Minkoff has some killer ostrich bags like this orange one. It would be splurge, but well worth it!

I can think about a million places to put faux ostrich in my home from benches to chairs to bookcases(!) and I totally in love with this orange ostrich bench. The best part? Totally kid friendly. A spill would wipe right off!! This would also be super easy to DIY. Just order some faux ostrich fabric and recover whatever your heart desires!

I am off to Oklahoma this weekend to see my parents, which I am so so excited about! Catch up on Monday?

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Outfit to Room

Dress - F21 (similar) / Jacket - F21 / Necklace - Anthropologie / Shoes - NineLink West

Striped - Etsy / Olive - Lauren Liess / Pink - Etsy

This green jacket is another recent purchase from F21 and I would be lying if I said I hadn't worn it the last three days in a row. It just goes with everything and is light enough for warmer weather. While it might be easy to find an olive green utility jacket, it is NOT easy to find a good olive green fabric... but alas, Lauren Liess to the rescue! She has some pretty good stuff!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Public Service Announcement

I am interrupting my regularly scheduled programming to tell you that you NEED to buy this bag.

Do you ever find those things at F21 that look and feel SO much more expensive than they are?? This is it! I get excited by this, can you tell??? Also, it is sort of a neon yellow but not so obnoxious that it can't last beyond the trend. It is a subdued neon. The perfect summer bag for only $25! Do it!!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Colorblocking at Home

Art - Serena & Lily / Dresser - Ikea / Lamp - Robert Abbey / Mirror - Serena & Lily
Chair - Serena & Lily / Rhino Bust - Serena & Lily

I know we have all seen the gorgeousness that color blocking can do to your wardrobe, but let's take a look at how to implement this into your home.

I like to find a piece of artwork (or fabric) to serve as my color inspiration for a room and in this case, I went with a piece that is mostly one "block" of color with accents of the other color being used in the space.

From there, choose a main piece of furniture (couch, dresser, bed, table, etc.) in one solid color to provide another "block."

Then accessorize in varying shades of the accent color and don't forget to add in a neutral to ground the space (this can be done with flooring, wall treatment, furniture... really anything!)

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Outfit to Room

Trying something a little new today... a little dance video for your Monday morning. (Make sure the HD button is clicked for better quality)

Also, did you notice the new blog design?! So happy to finally have a new look! There is a new services and about me page so be sure to check those out! ALSO - you might have noticed the shop button?? That is coming soon!! Can't wait to share what I have been working on!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Outfit to Room

It has been raining here all week, which I won't complain too much about because I get to wear my boots! It is funny though because some people act like they have never seen rain boots before. The comment, "Are you preparing for a flood?" is always a favorite...

Skirt - Old Navy / Chambray - J.Crew / Boots - Hunter / Belt - Target (similar)
Umbrella - Target (similar)

Tartan Pillow - Etsy / Floral Pillow - Etsy / Sheets - West Elm / Duvet - Olatz (DIY)

Have a good weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Style Basics: Chambray + Sheepskin

So I started thinking the other day about how much I love my chambray shirts. That I could (and want) to wear them every single day and how they are the perfect layering piece. I then started wondering what the equivalent in the home would be.... and thus a new series is born!

Chambray Shirt - Old Navy / Dress - Topshop / Heels - Zara
Necklace - Pink Mascara

Chambray Shirt - Anthropologie / Pant - ASOS / Shoes - Zara
Necklace - BaubleBar

Chambray Shirt - Piperlime / Sweater - Forever 21 / Jeans - AWear
Necklace - Anthropologie / Shoes - Dolce Vita

So how is a sheepskin like chambray shirt? You can literally add it to any room as a layering piece and it goes with all types of decor. I have never met a room that wouldn't benefit from a little sheepskin! Throw it over a couch, chair, bench or on the floor. I have one over my couch right now, which also doubles as a dog bed for the little one. I think I might need a couple more.

Sheepskin Rug / Sofa - Jayson Home / Chair - Crate and Barrel / Bench - West Elm

Do you see the correlation?

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Like This? Try This!

Ok I am kind of obsessing over these python heels from Zara. Should I buy them? I am pretty sure I would wear them with everything! They are just so.... perfect. Thoughts, anyone?

The home equivalent of these shoes? This python tray from Furbish Studio. This is a great way to add a touch of animal print (which is always a good idea!) in a small dose.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Style

With the recent surge in warm weather, I feel like I am scrambling a bit to update my spring wardrobe. Usually I have a little longer, but I won't complain. Both of these are from Zara and I am in love! Especially with the glitter pair. I have some similar sandals from F21 that are literally falling apart because I have been wearing them for two years straight and I have been worried about replacing them, but these will totally do the trick!!

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Monday, March 19, 2012


1. It has been so pretty out so Adam and I decided to go hit a few range balls. Hitting off of the tee is the only way to go!
2. Look at the big, sweet puppy yawn.
3. Target is now carrying foo dogs, or "fudog" as they like to call it.
4. The most perfect birthday card ever. Papyrus for Target is the best.
5. I channeled by inner Betty Crocker to make lemon cake balls for Adam's birthday. They were not a succes.
6. First soccer game ever and it was fun! I had no idea what was going on but I intend to learn.

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Outfit to Room

Top - Old Navy / Jacket - Gap (similar) / Jeans - Banana Republic (similar)
Shoes - DSW (similar) / Necklace - Forever 21 (similar)

Do you see the small amount of green in there? This was my St. Patrick's day outfit... I know it is pretty weak. I really don't have much green, which is still really weird to me. Honestly, I bought this top specifically for the day so I couldn't get pinched :)

We celebrated Adam's birthday on Saturday with a trip to the casino and a soccer game! The gambling didn't fair well for me... I played the Sex and the City slot machine and Carrie cost me $10 (I don't gamble with much!) but Adam made up for my loss. At least one of use knows our way around a casino.

Sheets - Pottery Barn / Headboard - Dering Hall / Sham - Serena & Lily / Art - Serena & Lily
Side Table - Overstock / Box - Overstock / Basket - Serena & Lily / Lamp - Robert Abbey

This outfit makes a cute "big girl" room. There is a good mix of sophisticated and playful pieces in a not too girly color palette. I kind of want to me this one happen. Anyone have a daughter who needs a new room?

Happy Monday!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Like this? Try this!

In honor of St. Patrick's day, let's take a look at adding a little green into our wardrobes and homes. Isurprisingly don't have much green and actually had to go buy some yesterday to wear for our adventure tomorrow. I will share next week, but these flats from Piperlime would be perfect with my new top!!

For the home side of things, how cute with this Anthropologie Farmer's Market Basket be to store produce in your fridge! Better yet, leave it on the counter to add some color!

Have a fun St. Patrick's Day and I will see you back here next week!

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Outfit to Room

This is my new favorite look! Tying up a t-shirt to make it look a little more chic, but still so comfy! And the maxi skirt doesn't hurt. I could literally live in those things.

Maxi Skirt - Old Navy / V-Neck - American Apparel
Necklace - Target (similar) / Shoes - Nine West
Snake Bracelet - Stella and Dot / Link Bracelet - Town and Reese
Watch - Anne Klein

I love the way these pieces work together because this is how I approach decorating in real life. All of the main pieces are neutral (just like the outfit) and then the color is brought in through artwork and accessories. I am kind of dying over that pillow!!

Rug - Pacific Rug / Painting - Etsy / Couch - Conran Shop
Lighting - Furbish / Pillow - Furbish

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Girl on a Budget

We have made it half way through the week, which feels like a major accomplishment at this point! Today happens to be my husband's birthday and I can guarantee this post would be his favorite since everything here is under $25 (except for the light). Target and ASOS are totally rocking it this season!

Light - CB2 / Sunnies - ASOS / Ring - Forever 21 / Bracelet - ASOS / Pillow - Target /
Bowl - Target / Shoes - Target

Have you found anything good on a budget lately?? I would love to know (so I can buy it, of course!)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Outfit to Room

It was SO beautiful in Kanas City yesterday (75 and sunny!) so we took the girls for a walk. It rained most of the day yesterday so it was still a little muddy. They, of course, had to play fetch so we came home a little dirty! No better excuse for a bath though!

Top - J.Crew (similar) / Blazer - J.Crew (similar) / Jeans - Banana Republic (similar)
Flats - Zara (similar or similar) / Snake Bracelet - Stella and Dot / Link Bracelet - Town and Reese
Watch - Anne Klein

Pillow - Etsy / Chair - Serena and Lily / Mirror - Amazon / Candlestick - Lazy Susan
Rug - Horchow / Ginger Jar - Amazon

Looking forward to a week full of more gorgeous weather!!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Evolution of a Room

New lamps made it and they are perfect! Love love them. I almost feel like I robbed the seller... I bought them for $60 with free shipping and when the box arrived it cost them $30 to ship them! What a deal!

We will find out this week if our contingent contract is going to go through or if we will have to go back on the market. Fingers crossed!! Happy Monday :)

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Outfit to Room

Happy Friday!! Can't even tell you how excited that makes me! I was filling a little silly when we were taking these pics and I think that shows... maybe it was all the neon?!

Top - Old Navy (similar) / Jacket - Gap / Jeans - Loft (similar)
Wedges - Standard Style (similar or similar) / Necklace - Vintage

What are some good ways to incorporate neon to your home? This tub featured on Design*Sponge might not be the most practical way to a splash of bright but it sure is fab!! How fun would this be?!

Painting your front door would be an easy and quick way to show your brights this spring. It would look so pretty against a dark gray house!

This cute Neon chair could be used inside OR outside and would definitely liven up your space and it's only $40!

So what do you think? Have any plans to add a little neon to your wardrobe or decor?

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