Thursday, September 29, 2011

Autumn Outfit

I love the layering of textures, plaids, brights, and snake skin in this ensemble.  This is a perfect example of a transitional outfit that can take you from summer to fall.  Who says summer brights can't be paired with autumn plaids? Add a pair of stylish flats and a neutral bag and you'll be ready for whatever type of weather comes your way.
a.  Ralph Lauren Rugby Little Boy Polo Jacket, $298
b.  J. Crew Pencil Skirt in Super 120s, $118
c.  Ralph Lauren Lightweight Wool Plaid Scarf, $85
d.  Michael Kors Otley Flat, $195
e.  Kate Spade Westward Adventurer Satchel, $795

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lunchtime Links

Here are a variety of different links to get you through your lunch break today. A little bit of everything from interiors to photography to style. Hope you have a great Tuesday!
1.  Timber table on You Might Find Yourself
2.  Closets exposed to the room on Simply Southern
3.  Mood-evoking photography on Charles Emerson tumblr
4.  Coral twig stud earrings on Lila Ruby King Etsy
5.  Pantone Postcards from Barnes & Noble
6.  Canoes on Structure & Rhythm tumblr

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kate Spade's London Interior

These inspiring images of Kate Spade's new London store are the perfect way to kick off your Monday.  Splashes of color, metallic stripes, and plush textures brand this interior to epitomize the feeling of classic Kate.  
[Images courtesy of Kate Spade Behind the Curtain]

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Go Hokies!

I've been waiting all year to put this picture up.  Thanks Sterling Reflections for allowing me to reminisce on the good ole college days- full of tailgating, cornhole, buffalo chicken dip, and football games.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Watercolor Wednesday

Two of my favorite things combined: watercolors and mason jars. I found this painting on Brian C.'s blog, "My Tears Spoiled My Aim". I love the composition of this piece combined with its wet blocks of monochromatic hues.  
[Image courtesy of My Tears Spoiled My Aim]

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mint & Turquoise

I'm hanging on to one last thread of's hard to let go of the light, airy palette that summer brings with it.  These teals, mints, and turquoises bring a breathe of fresh air to an otherwise neutral palette.  When combined with a rich pumpkin color or chocolate brown, these hues can be carried deep into fall.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Hues

Lately when I look at my closet it seems like everything I own is gray.  Now don't get me wrong, I love gray.  It's contemporary and can be combined with just about any color.  But I think it would do my wardrobe some good to add some of these rich hues for fall.  These certainly would dress up any of my gray tanks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Feel of Autumn

Even though summer is certainly my favorite season, lately I'm really looking forward to fall.  That brisk feeling in the air, chunky layers, plum polish, and of course anything pumpkin has me craving the upcoming season. But one thing will definitely be missing this  It's going to take a while to get used to not seeing best friends everyday, working late nights in studio, and not having long walks to get hazelnut coffee.  I miss you already VT.  But oh how I'm hoping to come back for a game.  Tailgating and pumpkin spice lattes here I come!
[Images courtesy of The Chic Line, The Steward, Unknown]

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Organized Spaces

There is something so inspiring to me about seeing someone else's creative work space.  Seeing their inspiration boards, storage containers, and everyday tools gives me a feel for how they think & work.  
I'm always dreaming of the perfect home studio space.  There would never be a piece of paper out of place and there would always be inspiring photos pinned to the wall. I envision a few rustic details combined with perfect pops of color here and there.  Here are some items I would love to have in my own creative space.
a.  Mechanic's Beacon Light, Anthropologie, $148
b.  Shutter Wall Hooks, Pier 1, $15.95
c.  Letterpress From Me to You Cards, Kate Spade, $25
e.  Charles Sawhorse Desk in Espresso, World Market, $229
f.  Small milk crate basket, Target, $12.99
g.  Coqo Floral Rug, Anthropologie, $78
h.  Soho Photo Box, Kate's Paperie, $17.75
i.  9 Clip Window Wall Frame, Pier 1, $28

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My New [Slight] Obsession

It's all Chris' family's fault.  They introduced me to it.  They're the ones who had this show on the television set when I came over.  And now I'm slightly obsessed.

Have you ever seen the show Picker Sisters on Lifetime?  It stars two best friend, Tanya and Tracy, who scour the countryside for junk yards and scrap metal piles.  As interior designers, they transform rusted parts into custom furniture and accessories to sell in their Los Angeles store.  They've taken pesticide sprayers and transformed them into track lighting, converted a 1950's truck's fenders into groovy swivel chairs, and turned an old acid waste locker into a glitzy bar closet.  Their creativity is so inspiring, and so is their sense of fashion.  Even when they are trudging through junk piles they have the cutest boots and outfits! Its refreshing to see a few gals that aren't afraid to get their hands dirty while they use their creativity to transform someone's trash into contemporary rustic one-of-a-kind pieces.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It seems like an Undertaking... create a gallery wall like one of these.  Choosing ten or so images that you absolutely love, having them somehow all coordinate, and then finding frames to put them all in seems like such a huge task.  Choosing an arrangement for how to lay out all the images would be even more difficult!  But I really want to try.  A few images that you already have collected encased in some inexpensive frames would make such a large statement.  Let the assemblage begin!