Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pink on Pinterest

I've started a new Pin board.....called New House. I still cannot believe we are currently living in someone else's house!! We have yet to find a home in Ohio but have a long list of places to look at. It's been such an emotionally up and down few months for me because I get crazy attached to houses. I swear this house is like my third child!! Now that the sale is completely behind us, I need to shift my focus forward and thought that a new inspiration board would do the trick.

I'm wondering if Mr. Suit and Tie will mind that there are so many images of pink couches in my list of recent pins?? A pink couch brightens absolutely every single day :)  I love how both of these spaces have something very masculine to ground the pink....the ceiling in the image above and wall color and floor in the image below.

Hopefully I can get away with it if I strike when the iron is know after some sort of epic moving meltdown! lol. Timing is everything!

You can see all of my most recent pins here.  Loads of house inspiration!!  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wearable art.

Around here, when the going gets tough, the though tend to go shopping! I've done my fair share over the past few weeks and thought I'd share a few of my fave finds with you all. A few days ago I went into Kohl's to return something and was stopped in my tracks as I passed the Vera Wang display. Painterly tees!! Gah!! Yes please!! I am currently obsessed with anything watercolor. I love the movement of watercolors and put that into a fabric and I'm pretty much a puddle!
watercolor & pattern

Thakoon Addition stretch pants, $385 / J.Crew j crew / ASOS high heels / N shoes, $60 / Botkier satchel / Kevyn Aucoin / Rebecca Minkoff Chance Briefcase

I bought three...because I really couldn't decide...and they were less than $20 it was kind of a no brainer! the lighter colored one can be found here and the darker one here. Of course I have managed to work a couple of those spring bags that I love so much into the polyvore mix! Still not sure which one will end up on my arm.
 I have an outfit very similar to the one on the left lined up for tomorrow. Tune into my instagram feed to see the outfit pics. I'm also gearing back up to get back in the studio....I've been dying to make some maxi dresses for the girls and am feeling like this week will be the week....and weekend...because we are dance competition free this weekend? What are we going to do with an extra 18 free hours?? Most likely enjoy the sunshine, our house and our garden which is about to explode with roses-- all of which we are now simply tenants of!

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Friday, March 15, 2013

You complete me

A good bag really completes a look don't you think? I'm on the hunt for a new spring/summer bag. I want something that is timeless and that will last for years to come so I don't mind spending a bit more on it -- it's an investment piece, right?!?
you complete me

I'm not sure if I want a neutral or a pop of color? I'm loving all of these and many of them are on sale at (you know that's one of my all time fave online stops) Some of these beauties are up to 50% off right now. And how perfectly will they coordinate with my new floral blazer?

floral blazer

This is one of the pieces from my Macy's haul this past week (You can find it here  That's right my pretties! Marked down from $84 to $29. Gosh I love a good deal!!)  I say "haul" because I was able to get 5 pieces for $170. Total savings was $310. That's right!! I SCORED on the clearance racks on top of having getting an additional 20% off everything. Retail therapy at it's finest!

Linking up with av at Long Distance Loving today. Happy Stylish Friday my lovelies!!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

An informal bouquet

Instead of re-hashing all the've been having over the last two weeks, I'm just going to move on like none of it happened! It was all a blur so that should be pretty easy! lol. This week I have proclaimed myself a "woman of leisure" I'm not going to do much other than relax. The hubs says it is impossible for me to sit still and almost fell over when he saw me sitting doing a puzzle with Avery on Sunday afternoon. I think I am doing well so far! I was so unproductive on Monday that I'm not exactly sure what I did. I do remember sitting in bed seeking retail therapy sometime around 5:30 pm...when I should have been making a healthy dinner for the kids. Yesterday I got a facial and then shopped a pre-sale at Macys. I'm seriously excited to show you all what I got!! It's floral madness!! Last night I tried to find it all online to make a nice little polyvore for you but couldn't find hardly any of I just made a different polyvore for you!

N°21 plaid pencil skirt / Kaliko patterned skirt, $97 / Prabal Gurung strappy shoes / Prabal Gurung ankle wrap shoes / Prada patent handbag / Rebecca Minkoff woven handbag

I'm obsessed with floral prints right now...well, actually I'm always obsessed with floral prints! And since I am in the mode of relaxation I threw in a dose of casual comfy boyfriend t-shirt into the mix. I'm loving a dash of menswear in the femme mix of florals. How about you? Obsessed with these shirts as well. I all of a sudden feel the urge to buy anything that says LA or CA on it!! Although being a Brit, London always has a place in my heart. Which shirt would you buy? You can find the all at Pilot and Captain here.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Saturday!

Love this and felt the need to share. Happy beautiful colorful Saturday!

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