Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Popping in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! May your holiday be filled with family, love, and good cheer!

image via Martha Stewart

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

I'm not sure I would necessarily call this one pretty.... more like "busy"? It just stuck out at me. Is that a flower? A tarantula? I don't know, but it got my attention, and I guess that's the point.

Flower Peep Toe from Diego Dolcini at Neiman Marcus

Monday, November 8, 2010


Last week I randomly started watching The Pillars of the Earth through my instant Netflix and was so immediately intrigued by it that I spent a whole evening watching all 8 episodes back to back. I read the book last summer and while the miniseries progresses through the story very quickly (and is rather graphic), it stayed true to the nature of the novel. I found myself wishing there were more than 8 episodes. If you don't have Netflix, it looks as though you can still watch all of them online here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Or in this case, Pretty Slipper Tuesday. Just discovered these new cute lambswool slippers at J.Crew... as the description says, "for the girl who defines chic."

Knit Bow Ballet Slipper from J.Crew

Monday, November 1, 2010

dress up

Some favorite dresses from Anthro's fall offerings:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

fall decor

I've been looking around for good fall harvest decor (still in nesting mode!). Everytime I see decor in the stores though, I always second-guess how good it will look in my house, so I can never commit, and I just go back to looking for inspiration photos. Eventually I'll have some fall decor in my house!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Lovely in lace:

Christian Louboutin Lace Crepe-de-Chine Pump at Bergdorfs

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Traditional Home Inspiration

I have really been into the interior design magazines lately: home decor, painting, furniture, textiles... I just spent a good deal of time looking through the galleries of Traditional Home and saved some images that stuck out at me for one reason or another.

all images via Traditional Home

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

I love love love these autumnal, ivy-league peep toes. Love the flannel, love the heel, love the suede detailing, love it all. only... would you wear tights with them? being peep toes and all?

JCrew Flannery Platform Peep Toes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

wrap the walls

If we owned our home, I would definitely consider putting wallpaper in a (small) room or two. Something unique and unexpected, like these patterns from Anthropologie, with fun names like Mansfield Court, Topsy-Turvey, and Lady of the Manor. Cranesbill Castle is my favorite.

Cranesbill Castle

Mansfield Court


Lady Of The Manor

Are You Being Served

Blazing Poppies

Anthropologie wallpapers

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Thanks to the new issue of Martha Stewart Weddings for featuring this sleek and chic satin pretty and for introducing me to Barbara Bui.

Barbara Bui satin heel via Martha Stewart Weddings Fall issue

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

and the award...

...for fiercest magazine cover goes to.... the ridiculously good looking cast of Mad Men. This show was definitely deserving of it's recent Best Drama Emmy award. Best show on television, by far.

Rolling Stone cover by Robert Trachtenberg

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Who's ever found a pair of shoes they loved so much, that they bought it in more than one color? (anyone else raising their hand?) The lovely fall jewel tones of these Badley Mischka Randall pumps make it to choose just one pair...

via Nordstrom

shopping at the Barn

I am in serious nesting mode right now, and can't stop thinking about furniture, decor, color ways, design... I am so ready to make our apt into a cozy home. There are several pieces from Pottery Barn that I'd really like to welcome through the front door :) but most will have to wait... at least for now.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Satin & champagne. The Clara platform pump.

from J.Crew

Monday, August 23, 2010

jewelry box

Lately, I've been noticing how great the jewelry at Ann Taylor is. Lots of elegant and classic styles, but still decently affordable.

all from Ann Taylor

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

To make up for lost time, I couldn't feature just one pair of shoes today. So how about six? I've never worn a pair of Kate Spades, but I'm sure they're just as fun to wear as they are to look at.

colorful heels from kate spade