Friday, January 28, 2011
Anyway, 10 more minutes and Friday is a gonner. I'm just under the gun. So I better hurry! Honk honk! I really wanted to bring you a polyvore of all the fun things I scored at Forever21 yesterday but dear GOD is it hard to find things on their website. I just couldn't hack it. Then I got completely sidetracked thinking about our upcoming trip to NY and wondering what in the world children wear on their feet when it is 30 degrees outside...the last thing I want to do is walk around the city with complaining kiddos (although they are so excited that I'm not sure that they will even think about the cold!) I did manage to find some good options for them. And ordered them a size larger so hopefully they'll get at least a few wears out of them next year. Now I have to organize scarves, hats and gloves-- warm ones...may have to go out on the hunt tomorrow. Who knew this trip would be so much work. It's been in the mid 70's here so it is going to be a REAL shocker for all of us, but we are so happy to be going. Visiting family, friends and NYC.
So-- here is a little ode to NYC. Both pairs of women's boots will be accompanying me. One I think will be able to brave the elements..the others...not so much. It's going to be crazy packing around here. And that's only after the baby shower next weekend. February is shaping up to be chaos for me. Baby shower (for my brothers baby), trip to NY and the father daughter dance at school. I'll need a serious break come March! Now back to my maxi dress obsession.... (Go sneak a peek at my facebook if you don't know what I'm talking about)
luvluv and Carlos Bakery(it's on the NYC list fo' sho'!).
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Check back here once that giveaway is finished...I may have a consolation giveaway... we'll see..... Well check back in before then too. I am sure I'll muster up something stylish for Friday. I also have a good rant ready for the next few days. Elementary school has my panties in a bunch! Well really just one particular teacher but none the less, I feel a rant coming.
Who doesn't love a free romp(er) and rant?? ;)
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
They are the quintessential "what a little girl should wear in the summertime." (althought they would be adorable with a long or short sleeved tee underneath as well.) The colors are vibrant of course and unexpected as usual. I am loving them! Today is dress and photography day.
I'm starting to feel like I don't get a break from work and am dying to do a little gardening so maybe I'll make a little time to hit the garden center today also. Oh, and I 'll be making cupcakes with the girls-- gee, I better get a move on!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I scored a vintage Givenchy crest necklace and earrings set at one of my local antique haunts. SUCH a Rachel Zoe moment. I am smitten!! I guess compromise is good and it comes back two-fold! So now at least I'll have great jewelry to go with my Snookie bump hair while riding in style with my very own Pauly-D!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Are the results not the cutest ever?? These are for Miss Lillian. They are done in Maeve from Jennifer Paganelli's new line called Queen Street. I.heart.Jennifer. Full stop. Every fabric she produces is fantastic. And she is a doll to boot! The little flowers were made by simply hand gathering silk seam binding and then stitching it into a little rosette.
I bought a load of seam binding from French Market on etsy-- they have every color under the sun! The beads and buttons are vintage (as is to be expected right??)
And of course a pair for Miss Evie-- A little Amy Butler Love! A hand rolled silk rose and again more vintage baubles. I love them both!!
The father daughter dance is coming up at school. If my two sasses were not so obsessed with the idea of finally being able to wear a little heel I would think about making them some. But what ev's! Neither of them would even consider letting me make them a dress either! What's up with that???
Happy stylish Friday!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By this afternoon I was totally drained and I could not believe how quickly the first school pick up had snuck up on me! So I dredged my bad attitude out of the studio to pick up three little peaches. Miss A and her two friends. Giggles and all. Thanks goodness for them. I was droning through the drive home, sort of listening to the radio and sort of listening to them chat and giggle. And then I heard Miss A say to her friends "You know, my mom IS the best driver in the whole town" It was honestly like some was tickling me. LOVE her! A complete change of attitude- in an instant! Amazing how a little sunshine can instantly change your mood!
1. SUNSHINE quote, 2. lush, 3. Vintage Mini Cooper , 4. lush
And yes, do you not die for these prints?!!? I am obsessed with Anne. (her TDF work is available here) I am obsessed with Miss A too. I think they both have such an amazing outlook.
Wishing you a little sunshine in your life.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Life is choices.
~ Matthew Kelly from the book The Rhythm of Life