Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Monday Makeup inspiration: Burberry Beauty

The only face paint I'll be wearing this halloween.

Burberry Beauty

Friday, October 28, 2011

A new favorite of mine, Tucker Robbins.
(Beautiful work... great name.)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumkpin Deco

Obsessed with Alisa's pumpkins.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Felix Doolittle

Just picked up new address labels by Felix Doolittle for the office.

 Don't miss this site. They also have some perfect labels for holiday greetings.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Just one of my favorite photos. Would be so perfect for a holiday cocktail party.

Other lbd's I like today: antik batik, dkny, tlbde, asos, the way this one is layered,
the asos pencil dress is stunning, WHBM...
 and of course these below.

Let's Design Together

Still hard at work on the office. I hope you have been following along. Please share your ideas below! If you are new to this project, here is where we left off.

This is what it looked like when you read last. The next items we added was a light fixture from Vintage Now. Here is the light that was there when we moved in and the one that is there now.

It looks so amazing. I have always liked the bamboo chandeliers (it's metal, not actual bamboo). Vintage now has a few more available, you may have noticed in the shots I took when I visited. While mine is in my office I love the idea of one of these in a bathroom or a nursery. It adds a little bit of charm to the room. This one got a fresh coat of paint for it's arrival to the office. Plus, Kerri helped me choose one that was truly "me"- thanks for that K.

 Current office items for those decorating along with us : rugs, screen, console, desk, chair, lighting.
I would follow this formula for other rooms you are decorating with us if you are adding one piece at a time.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Decoration Inspiration

When decorating a space, I love to get inspired by other rooms. I saw this one on Will's pinterest. What great colors.
 If you like the color palette too, here are some simple and inexpensive 
ways to add those colors to any space. (and that table is from ikea?!)

- you can get frames anywhere Here is a set of 5 to get you started.
I would use these west elm frames as inspiration, 
and display them however you'd like.
-the table is from ikea. I love the shape. And the price.
- I love this shape for glassware. I suggest michael's for a nice selection too.
- A simple white pillar candle is nice inside of the large glass holder, 
but I like this one above from Pottery barn b/c of it's subtle texture.
I always give plain white candles as hostess gifts b/c no 
one can have enough and this one would be special.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gracie B

 I love to hear about regular woman who follow their dreams and begin working for themselves in fashion. Grace, the owner of Gracie B, is following her life long dream of starting her own indie business.  Here are the two that Liana and I liked best- and I have a feeling you'll enjoy them too.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This summer, I saw a photo of a model wearing a cream cable knit sweater with pink denim. Immediately after I saw the photo, I bought one for myself and I'm pretty happy about it now that these are in stores everywhere. It's one of the more practical purchases I have made this year. 

Here are some fun ways to wear yours that Liana found this week:
 Wear yours with a print.
Go classic and over a button-up .
With a long pleated skirt (which is how I'll wear mine this week).
Buy your oversized for a comfy look.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Giveaway- from jewelmint and Dallas Shaw

Kate Bosworth. You know I have always been a fan of her very effortless style. 

So when I got an email a few weeks ago introducing me to a site called jewelmint, I visited immediately. The pieces at this site are designed by Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter. I own the two pieces in the post above (Kate's a better model than I am), and I adore them. They fit my style just perfectly.
If these aren't your style you don't have to worry- you'll find pieces that fit your taste after creating a style profile on the site (so fun).
The team at jewelmint would like to give my clients and blog readers a chance to choose a piece of your own. Simply visit Jewelmint here, and after you join just comment below on what piece you'd choose! Good Luck- I am thrilled with the quality of these pieces and know you'll love being a part of this site.

As always, for an extra entry tweet something about this blog. I love your support.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Serena and Lily

Pleased to share the newest addition to my office- faceted hurricanes by Serena and Lily. My candles are going to be SO happy. I think these would be amazing in any room at all and perfect for so many events... How would you use these? Would love to know- I have so many ideas.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sera of London

all interiors by

Thursday, October 13, 2011

JW Hulme

This week, I stumbled across a little site called JW Hulme - and stayed there for 30 minutes ging through all of the bags. I started clicking away "One for overnight, one for a weekend getaway, possible diaper bag solution for friends..." 
megan made this little board of our favs

Alison Conklin

Luckily b/c of my job I know a lot of photographers, but there are only a few that I love. Last week, we had the pleasure of spending the morning with Alison Conklin- who has been a favorite of mine since
I met her at this shoot (yes, that was me).
I am pretty private about sharing personal photos of us, but I love these so much 
I thought I'd share some of the others with you (posted on Alison's blog today). 

I think you'll love them and the rest of her stunning work. Hope you all get the chance to meet Alison and work with her sometime soon. She has an eye for capturing the simple moments like no one else.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Giveaway- from Sheyna Jewelry and Dallas Shaw

I am a designer of all sorts. One of the things I have never had the chance to is design jewelry. A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to work with the friendly team at Sheyna and I got to design a few pieces for myself. The process was so much fun. I ended up with a pair of large sparkly drop earrings and also a very tiny initial necklace. 
I know many of the people who read this blog are creative and stylish as well, so I thought you'd love to try this too! This week, we are giving away a $40 credit to Sheyna so that you can design your own piece! (don't worry, if you're not creative you can always buy one of their designs)

Simply visit the Sheyna website here and leave a comment below! Also, the team has offered all of our readers a special discount code this week. Enter Dallas20 to receive 20% off of your purchase (one month to use this code)
Congrats to the winner of the Gorjana bracelet, Jen.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2012

I've been looking back over the Spring collections and cannot stop thinking about Nina Ricci. It's all so beautiful, but that floral printed dress with matching pointed toe pumps? perfection. gimme. 

Let's Design Together

Today I'd like to show you the next round of items that arrived for the office. (Here was the progress we made last week in case you are following along.)
I loved your notes on this project last week- hope you enjoy what I have added!

The next few items I brought into my office space include this vintage Louis chair (above) that I picked up at an antique shop in Chadds Ford, PA. It was set outside of the shop, calling me in as I passed by. I had it refinished to a high gloss white but kept the taupe fabric. I had to beg the women to refinish it b/c they didn't want it too be white. I won the battle.

I LOVE the marco console that the blog readers chose from bungalow 5.
It's small in a good way, and the nail heads make such a statement.
I put it in the empty space under the mirrors, and yes you can see the vent, 
but we'll cover that eventually.

I grabbed this desk from good old ikea. I really like a glass top desk.

The working space is coming along! I hope you enjoy seeing all of the items together finally.

So far: rugs, screen, console, desk, chair

Monday, October 10, 2011

While working on a new illustration last week, I spotted his pretty ponytail at Caroline's Mode.
Here are some products Lindsay and I think can get you the simple look perfected at home.

p.s.) Thank you SO much for the sweet notes and comments on the new Ralph Lauren project. I was equally thrilled to be asked to be a part of this one- have been a fan of the brand for years.

Friday, October 7, 2011

jewelry: Gemma Redux
Photos: Elie Saab

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dallas Shaw, Ralph Lauren and Paperless Post

As most of you know, I pride myself on working for the very best in fashion. Many of you read this blog daily to view my fashion inspiration, but my full time job includes illustrating for the best in the fashion industry. I am so pleased to share my latest project, in collaboration with Ralph Lauren & Paperless post.

 Ralph Lauren and Paperless Post are pleased to announce the first ever Pink Pony Hope Card Line.

Together they have asked me, along with Blair Eadie, Heather Clawson & Katie Armour, to design a card. Each card reflects our personal style with a special message of hope. Additionally, each has a click to donate function to the Pink Pony Fund. I am so proud to be a part of this project.

To view the entire collection and send a Pink Pony Hope Card , click here.
I hope you'll support this cause and I truly hope you enjoy the artwork. 
Please share this with friends in fashion.

With a focus on breast cancer, the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation supports programs for early diagnosis, education, treatment and research and is dedicated to bringing patient navigation and quality cancer care to medically underserved communities. If you are interested in making a donation to the Pink Pony Fund please click here

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Giveaway- from Gorjana and Dallas Shaw

These past few months have been wild! I have taken on SO many new projects and new blog readers. I am thrilled as always to have you all reading, so today I have a thank you from myself, and from my friends at Gorjana.
I was introduced to Gorjana last year when I came across some wrap bracelets of theirs. I checked back this year and found even more bracelets that ended up on my wish list. 

This harbor chain bracelet is my current favorite. I love to layer my jewelry as my clothing gets layered, and I always start with a chunky bracelet. Today, we are giving one away! Simply visit the Gorjana site, and leave a comment below sharing what you favorite must have is. 
(as always, extra entries by tweeting anything at all about this blog.
I love your support in spreading the word.)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Let's Design Together: Layla Grace

For new readers, a few months ago we began a project to design my own little office, one piece at a time. The rugs got held up and were back ordered for a few month  (I am blaming this on your fabulous taste). They are here now and we are ready to share step by step photo of decorating the office!!
For those of you decorating a space at home- please feel free to follow along and share your opinions and experiences as well. I would love to know if you are following along or taking inspiration from our project.

Here we go! It all began with an empty room and a screen.
Layla Grace was the first company to suggest an item.
They suggested a few screens- and you voted on this gold one. Meg then suggested we find a few gold gilded mirrors to fill the space next to the screen...
The following week, I let all of the readers vote on rugs. We ended up with these two
 First of all thank you for choosing this unique jute with chevron details. You know how I adore chevron. This one came from here.
A metallic cowhide is layered on top to keep the same neutral tone, but add a mix of texture.

Feel free to follow along and decorate with us! Hope you like the space so far!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Makeup inspiration

How to get the look: Chantecaille, Dior, Cle de Peau, Bobbi Brown
Thanks Lindsay for sharing favorite product!