Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Pottery Barn makes everything, even decorative rattan pumpkins, look so darn perfect. Even more inspiration to get you into the autumn spirit:

images via Pottery Barn

maroon and orange

I really like Anne Hathaway's look here. The vibrant Lela Rose dress is just perfect. And with it paired up against her brunette locks and the maroon backdrop, it's instantly reminiscent of autumn hues.

Maybe Anne Hathaway is a Hokie fan? :)

image via Project Rungay

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


These paper sculptures by artist Jen Stark are just incredible! It's all hand-cut paper!

all images from Jen Stark

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Last night I watched Valentino: The Last Emperor. I found it really interesting and amusing to glimpse behind the scenes of the legendary fashion house and see how he worked. Everything he made was so beautiful. So it's only fitting that today's shoes are a beautiful pair of sparkly Valentino's.

Spotlight Open Toe Heels by Valentino via Foot Candy

Sunday, September 27, 2009


If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
~ Jonathan Winters

Friday, September 25, 2009

sweet and savory

I'm really growing fond of Bon Apetit magazine. They have some of the best, most enticing food styling and photography. I don't even like apples that much (crazy, I know) but these apple desserts look soooo good!

images from Bon Apetit

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I've been searching all over, to no avail, for this specific gem:

R.W. Knudsen Organic Mulling Spices. Delicious mulling spices in the convenient form of a tea bag. Just steep in hot apple cider/juice and you've got a cup of yummy autumn goodness. I first tried these last year but have since run out and can't seem to find them anywhere!

Until I can get my hands on a box, I've been seeking out other mulled cider recipes. Martha has a bunch here. I'm also eager to try out this Vin Chaud recipe from the wonderful Little Brown Pen.

top image from Knudsen, second image from Martha Stewart

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

what to make

Fall is here, and that means the return of knitting season for me. It's strange, but I never feel like knitting or crocheting during the spring and summer months. It's not until fall hits that I break out my supply of needles and yarn and start thinking of what to make next. I've already made a few blankets before, but I picked up this free pattern when I was in Michaels the other day. Maybe this will be my new project of the season.

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Nobody does shoes like Louboutin.

Christian Louboutin Carnaval Crepe Satin Flower D'Orsay via Foot Candy

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.
~ Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame

image via Country Living

P.S. If you haven't seen the movie Auntie Mame, you should definitely watch it! It's a classic that'll make you smile.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ribbon wonder

I must have gifts on the brain, what with my gift wrap post earlier, and now this one with ribbons and bows. Ever wonder how to get that perfectly shaped bow? Just look to Martha Stewart. Who knew there were so many unique ways to wrap with ribbon. Try one out next time you wrap a present!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Runway Ready to Wear

Some of my favorites so far from fashion week's Spring 2010 RTW collections:

all images via

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

I'm craving crisp weather so I can break out two of my favorite fall pieces: my tissue turtlenecks and boots. Normally I wouldn't go for the ankle boot variety, but the Coach Aubrie Boot may have changed my mind. I love the bow!

Monday, September 14, 2009

wrap it up

Doesn't a gift seem even more special when it's wrapped up real pretty? These colorful wrapping papers from Paper Source would have gifts looking fabulous.