Month: May 2012

i wore: 2 teals + gold

two teals are better than one. i realized this am that i’ve never worn these together.

teal 1


teal 2


teal 1 – a score at the randolph st. vintage market + teal 2 – marc by marc jacobs charm bracelet


united in teal harmony:

never been one for restraint



a lil’ teal + a lil’ burberry blue buckle


if you care: stack –  1. vintage (Randolph St. Vintage Market) 2. Elyse Marie Vieni; 3. marc by marc jacobs charm bracelet; shoes – burberry


i wore: fuchsia is my middle name

Back in Chicago.

If I have to go back to work, I’m bringing a tan and some color with me.

color me fuchsia


color from the back


color from the side


oh, hey there color


if you care: top – asos; maxi skirt – anthro (last season); necklace – j.crew outlet; bracelet – giles & brothers railroad cuff


i wore: hearts and white stacks

Still in Palm Springs.

old dress. new tan



white stacks



filter on


if you care: dress – urban outfitters; shoes: farly robin; clutch- nine west; arm stack – vintage (1 − 3), sister made, green goddess, vintage (6 & 7)


i made: outdoor palm springs party for under $50

stirrers & flowers

I’ve made these stirrers before, very easy.

  1.  find a photo
  2. copy and paste it 4 times across; 5 sets down
  3. using avery shipping labels (4 X 2), make sure your images and the labels pair up. i just hold the photos in front of the labels (up to the light )
  4. load labels and print
  5. take stirrers, peel stickers, and place the stirrer in the center
  6. fold over, crease, stick  – enjoy!

The flowers were what they were, I just grabbed roses and another bouquet with more filler flowers from Ralph’s .

stuck the stirrers everywhere


  • bought handkerchiefs from a fabric store, wrapped them up with raffia string, and stuck a stirrer in them
  • cheap ball jars with candles
  • the green lanterns are from Target; about $3 each
  • the initials were from a fabric store too; about $3 each
  • the moss square was a new find in the floral section of craft store – $8

initials on the green

enjoying the party

party scene and the pool

This was the birthday party I was planning for last week. The birthday boy’s girlfriend had a chef come to the house = amazing.

I think the casual and cost-conscious decor paired well with the Palm Springs Desert.


i wore: polka dots and pattern

Left LA & headed to Palm Springs, CA with pals

Dressed for Dinner @ The Parker


2 boys named Ben


if you care: dress – ASOS; shoes – Zara; sparkle stacks – vintage,  J.Crew, Elyse Marie Vieni, vintage; belt – Club Monaco; clutch – Nine West (i know, you thought it was Missoni)


i wore: violet & floral



Had a ‘work’ meeting in LA; I think it says ‘fun’, but ‘serious’ because I have on pants with a hem, but not ‘so serious’ because they’re cropped.

if you care: pants-JCrew, shirt – H&M, heels – Zara, necklace – JCrew, new chain bracelet – American Apparel, nail cuff- Giles & Brothers.

The last picture is in the TV…right?


i should make: west elm and restoration knock-offs

less inspiration, more copy

West Elm Inspired:

  • The wood slates are a store display. They would be so easy to make; just use scrapes…
  • The terrariums are on sale, but I think I can make one cheaper – will copy

The bird cage lamp. They are so expensive!

Restoration Hardware

Of course, I think I can make one. I’ll buy a vintage bird cage stand and then have the chandelier installed in the center (like the 3rd pic above). Sounds easy enough….

i should buy: a horse hair brush

How great are these pieces? I went furniture cruising with my mom. Love the natural neutrals, and the horse hair brush thing. Must buy one for the coffee table.


i should make: preppin’ for a b-day bash

I have a friend’s big number b-day coming up. He’s a gem – to celebrate he rented a house in Palm Springs….I know, right?

I have no idea what the space or set-up will be like. But, I’m imagining…

an outdoor seating:

with rustic decor,

sectioned by paper placemats and

folded handkerchief napkins,

accented with masculine flowers and

diy tassel garland!


Colors: We’ll, have to see what I can find floral wise in Palm Springs, but I’m thinking cream and neutrals.

More to come, all sources linked. Enjoy!


just sayin’: my favorites

armor pendant

i like to wear a lot of arm candy, all at once (stacks on stacks on stacks), but sometimes the basics need some love too

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