VEGAS | p.1

We had fun. More pictures to come Thursday.

My Eyes Like It.

Recently found designs that I love (clockwise): Beautiful type + pink found here, great book cover found here, La Dolce Vita found here, and great signage found here.

A Fresh Start

We will be moving into a new (but old) apartment in April. I love fresh starts and I’ve been bookmarking and pinning inspiration for awhile now. Once we start making the move, I’ll be sure to share photos and references to our purchases. My theory on any home decoration is that he doesn’t need to be expensive to be beautiful but I do understand the idea of investing in a good piece once in awhile.

1) Obviously April bring about showers and so I’m in the market for the perfect entry room rug. 2) This chair is splendid, although white furniture scares the crap out of me. Just like white pants. Guaranteed spill. 3) I’ve linked to this little cot before and perhaps it’s not comfortable at all but it’s so cute. We won’t have a guest room in our new place and so I’m trying to think of alternative solutions for guests. Just treat them to a hotel? 4) I love this piece for storing dishware and other miscellaneous things. Of course, glass doors mean that everything should probably stay organized. 5) I love this style of headboard but I feel that it needs to be black or grey in order for my husband to approve. 6) The mirror! Oh how I love the mirror!! 7) This rocking chair has such a retro/casual look that I really enjoy.

Lastly, some pieces that we may actually purchase. 8) Icosa Lamp by Kelly Lamb 9)NORDEN Gateleg table by IKEA 10) KARLSTAD Loveseat and chaise lounge by IKEA

One Day : Planning

It’s week 2 of One Day and this week I’m featuring Carrie’s wedding! Her and her fiancé are getting married May 20th, 2011 and I was able to discuss some of their plans and vision. Hopefully I’ll be able to follow up with them after their honeymoon to Puerto Rico and share exactly how everything went! For now, here are a few style boards. Enjoy!

Their colors are sage green, yellow, and ivory (and yes, she is going to wear yellow heels under her wedding gown)! They are throwing an intimate wedding with some family and close friends. Since it is both their 2nd marriages, they are aiming for simple and relaxed. The vibe of the wedding itself is vintage, kind of a ’50′s glamour vibe.  Her gown is a strapless Justin Alexander (an ivory silk with a shelf bust with rhinestone detailing).

Carrie is wearing her grandmother’s vintage rhinestone necklace (something old & borrowed) and we love this idea. Wearing something like a locket that your mother or grandmother wore can be such a wonderful touch. [Wedding photography above by Megan of Megan W Photography. Yellow shoe photograph by Abdi of Three Photographers.]

Carrie shared, “We’re having an evening wedding, & then a twilight candlelight cocktail reception.  We are planning on having a champagne bar with mixers.  We are having it at a gorgeous English tudor bulit in the early 1900′s.”

I loved Carrie and Patrick’s attitude about everything. They’re letting the bridesmaids pick their own dresses, instead of a large wedding cake they’re serving an assortment of 4-5 flavored cakes, and Carrie’s 12 year old son will be a groomsman. I’ll be looking forwarding to see the photos and hear all about it!

Girl Crush

I’ve always loved Cate. She’s gorgeous and her talent is astounding. Images found here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Monday Link Love

Looking to decorate your walls? Look no further. Well, actually, you should look further so you can help me add to my list of resources. This Monday Link Love is all things wall. From top to bottom: These Are Things, Rifle Paper Co, The Small Stakes, Urban Outfitter’s Print Shop, 20 x 200, and Debbie Carlos.

Daily Occurrences

What a lame assortment of photos for this Daily Occurrences. This past week has been busy, busy, busy. When will it slow down? Summer? Do I still get a summer break? No? Okay. Last Sunday we were able to see our wonderful friend Bri get baptized after we discovered that we have MICE. Ew to the max. Of course, my little Desh is still rolling around totally unaffected by the issue at hand. I’ve been spending my lunch breaks looking at new apartments and we found something on Wednesday. Horray! More details to come later. For now – I will enjoy this weekend and get ready for my trip to Vegas! Happy Weekend!

Fashion Show at Lunch

Does anyone get that reference? Fashion show! Fashion show! Fashion show at lunch! [The Office reference]. I love Mindy Kaling. Anyways, thought I’d put together a little fashion show at lunch. Classy can take all forms. 1) I love this adorable pink coat accenting the black & white outfit. 2) LOVE the lace dress. 3) Sahara Peach Sunglasses from Need Supply Co. 4) HOOPA Nude T-Bar Sandals from Topshop 5) Peach Sleeveless Tuck Detail Dress from Topshop 6) School Girl Satchel from Need Supply Co.

20 Best Twenty

I’m excited and honored to be a part of 20 Best Twenty for the next two months. As stated on their site, “20 Best Twenty reveals the best designs, premier pieces, and unique products from independent makers across the globe. Every two months, 20 new items in 20 unique categories will be highlighted by ourselves and The Crew.”

I’m featured under the, “To Go,” category as a freelancer! They feature bloggers, designers, and independent thinkers. They are not an online store and they do not profit from a sale. 20 Best Twenty states, “Our goal is simple – to feature the undiscovered items that are often lost in an age of chain retailers and commercial advertising. We celebrate inspired design, and unite original ideas with discerning consumers.”

Be sure to visit and support all of these creatives and check back in May for new features.

Clothes for Your Laptop

Now that I’m the proud owner of a Macbook Pro again (No, not new. Just off Craigslist) I decided to go case hunting. Here are my finds! (1) Velvet Idole (2) Sivanna Design on Etsy (3) Ccommeca on Etsy (4) Kazzki on Etsy (5) Squark on Etsy (6) Matt and Nat