Just Lovely

July 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Something about the shots used in the Dior adverts has always struck me. The color and sheer mass of the balloons or the weightlessness of the woman in the photo are stunning. Her face has little expression, which you wouldn’t really expect if you were being carried away by balloons. I’m not sure who the photographer is, but this photo really is magnificent.

Saturday Inspiration

July 17, 2010 § Leave a comment


I’ve been so preoccupied with re-doing my bedroom that I haven’t really been out browsing for clothes or accessories for myself. Well– today I decided that I was going to visit my dear friend Sandy and see what’s been going on in the wonderful world of retail.

I didn’t get very far with it, but I did pick up a piece of inspiration from Miss Sandy herself..
Leopard!
I know, I know.. I’m probably 10 minutes late for the boat on this one… but aside from the whole white trend, I think leopard is another trend that we are going to start seeing everywhere.
Although leopard used to conjure up images of very done-up girly-girls in my mind in the past, I’m happy to say that the way it’s being used now is far less STAND OUT.
Subtlety is good.
I really like a pop of it– whether it’s in a belt or a shoe, or even a little hair accessory. It seems to add a bit of spunk. I’d really love to see a leopard shift dress in a gorgeous fabric that’s short enough to show off the legs but not overwhelming–paired with a simple pair of stacked Louboutin nude patent heels. Sound good?

Forever Chic (Shabby)

July 6, 2010 § Leave a comment


I consider myself to be a very modern woman– a Renaissance woman if you will. There is something to be said about a woman who is independent, can hold her own in a conversation and hosts enough random knowledge to really blow your mind.
I imagine that my outward appearance would conjure thoughts of a messy, unkempt household, as I am often found in funky scarves and ripped jeans or bold, unmatched prints. Coincidently, the truth is quite the opposite. I don’t think I will ever quite master the art of ‘shabby chic’, but I will die trying. There is something so inviting about a plush duvet, light colors and a hint of luxury. While the shabby chic style makes a bold statement, it is quite minimal and clean, just how I like it.
I know I’ve been posting a lot of home ideas lately and I promise I will get back to clothes once I master my bedroom. It’s well on it’s way with a fresh coat of beige/grey paint. It’s looking so fresh and I am in love !

Yates & Kennedy

July 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

If you know me, you know my affinity for nautical kitsch. I guess part of me wishes I could live on the open seas and travel to exotic destinations, collecting wares along the way. I am blessed to live only a short drive from the beach, and just 1.5 hours from Cape Cod, so I can indulge in all things nautical as often as I want.
This particular shop is one that I hadn’t been to before. It’s called Yates & Kennedy and it’s located on Commercial Street in Provincetown. I was there over the weekend and fell in love with this shop. Mother of pearl jewelry trays and Union Jack pillows made of sails? Yes please.
It’s most certainly not your grandmothers idea of Cape Cod decor, but it would suit my style any day.

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