Wednesday, November 30, 2011

for the love of pretty

 two shots that grabbed my eye at for the love of pretty

Giveaway- from poshlocket and Dallas Shaw

Today's giveaway is by a fun and affordable jewelry site: Poshlocket. The company recently asked me which styles I liked best. I narrowed my favorites down to these four above, and Poshlocket is giving one reader the style they choose from above.

How to enter:
Simply sign up for the Poshlocket mailing list and then comment below on which of the 4 styles above suits your personal style best! Good Luck!
(contest closes on Dec 7th. As always, you receive an extra entry for tweeting anything at all about this blog.
I really love your support in sharing this blog with friends and fashionistas.)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I was up early this morning (working with a new client in London) and the project called for me to research 50s-like glamour. Long story short, I spent the entire rainy morning researching images of Audrey Hepburn photos. It's only 7 am and I feel like I have seen so many beautiful images today- thought I'd share a few favorites with you.

Monday, November 28, 2011

the purl bee

Big fan of the brights over at the Purl bee.

Nail inspiration

While I own many very deep shades of polish ( I should own stock in wicked and lincoln park after dark), when it comes to red I usually skip over medium & dark shades and go straight to poppy!

This season I am going to try a little wine on my fingertips. I love this shot that's been circling pinterest, so much that I have been swayed. I think I'll go with a deep red wine shade with a very subtle hint of shimmer in it.

creds: le metier de beaute (picking up the one above and this set too! perfect for fall!), 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday shopping at White House Black Market

I had so much fun doing the Lucky magazine advertorial for WHBM this year. 
Here are some of my favorites from the store for the holiday season. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stock up alert- a discount for you from Rugs USA

After working with Rugs USA for my office project, they have become my go-to site for rugs- you may have noticed this on pinterest. Every other site I try these days is out of stock, back ordered or just plain overpriced. I recently ordered this Jill Rosenwald and the blue rug above and cannot wait until they arrive! 
Here are some of my purchases and Megan's picks.
Rugs USA has offered all my blog readers 35% off all rugs!! 

(and they are having a huge black friday sale as well- don't you love all of this insider info!?)
Coupon code:  BLG35 (enter at check out)
35% off on ALL area rugs site wide.  now- December 5th 2011. 
Happy shopping.

Sarah & Bendrix (10% off!)

Although it's really hard to narrow it down, 
here are some favorites of mine from Sarah & Bendrix

Great news! For ONE WEEK only, use the code DALLASSHAW in the
Sarah and Bendrix etsy shop and receive 10% off any purchase!!!
Happy shopping.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Get the look: Clinique in Black Honey (an all time fav), d&g, Hourglass, bellebelle

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mariko Mikuni

Kind of obsessed.

Daniella Witte

I am such a fan: daniella witte

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Every year a post a few of my favorite wreaths.  I find myself leaning toward simple styles this year. I like to keep wreaths hanging long after the holiday season. And, I always try to make these myself if possible. (here is last years post). Above are some of my favorites from this year. 
Here are some that the others like:

How to live with a love for orange

anthro sweater, style me pretty, hermes books at anthro, bellemaison

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

red and green

Liana and I have been loving this color couple lately. 

Giveaway- from Garnet Hill and Dallas Shaw

If there is one thing I need this season it's cashmere. Nothing is warmer or cozier. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to give away some cashmere today to the blog readers. Garnet Hill and I recently teamed up to review their Give Guides here, and decided we'd give away my favorite item featured there: the ruffled trimmed cashmere shawl.  I have it in gray and instead of wearing as a wrap, I wear mine like a scarf.  I love how all of the ruffles look piled together around my shoulders.

Garnet Hill is letting the winner choose the color of their choice: Black, Gray or Wheat.
To enter, visit their give guides and comment below on which item is your favorite there!
Enter now through Nov 28th.
As always for an extra entry tweet anything at all about the blog. I really love all of your support.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oscar and Emma

 And I am always looking for beautiful stationary to keep in the office or to send for a special occasion.
I really like what I saw at Oscar and Emma. These might make wonderful client notes for the office.

Let's Design Together

The office project continues...
Added a pretty custom vase by jill rosenwald , and the catchall has a
permanent home on the corner of my desk these days...
I think it's time for chairs. We'll need two, facing the desk. 
Please share your thoughts and links below! 

 Current office items for those decorating along with us : rugs, screen, console, desk, chair, lighting, tray, address labels, office supplies, Pillowvase,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Styled Creative

Since I have relocated to DE I have had the opportunity to meet so many talented people. Today, I am having the artwork photographed for the new website and styled by two women I am lucky to have in my life. Beka and Kimberly, of Styled Creative, will be styling the shoot. I always have 100% trust in them, and am happy to call them friends.
Here are a few favs from their website. If you need any styling for your business I highly recommend their services. (I have worked with them many times and they produce beautiful scenes each and every time).

I cannot wait to see what they come up with today. Feel free to peek at twitter- I will share some behind the scenes shots!

makeup inspiration

Get the look: Nars lipgloss in turkish tempest
Le Metier de Beaute eye kit
Armani BeautyEyes to Kill Stretch Lengthening Mascara
product research by Lindsay

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments, emails and tweets this week. 
Hope you can take some time this weekend to enjoy the fall weather.
Will be sharing some behind the scenes photos on Monday via twitter from a fun photo shoot!


Two things my dream home will have: beautiful floors and detailed moulding. 
Hope photos serve as inspiration for you.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Material Therapy

Such a perfect gift!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

a few personal photos...

On a more personal note than usual, my best friend is having a baby very soon. 
I am thrilled to have her in my life, and will be equally thrilled to be an "aunt". Here are just a few personal photos from the shower. She wore this amazing dress which I had to snap a shot of to share with you.

inky co

Speaking of the office, Any of these would be perfectly at home in my office. I know all of the creative people reading the blog will love these too! So hard to find nice office accessories. And guess what - they now ship to the US beginning today!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Let's Design Together

Here is where we left off in the office project! If you are following along I should tell you that designing a space one piece at a time is a very long process, but fun if you have a true love for design. We still need seating and some storage solutions but doing it this way has been really interesting and I end up falling in love with each piece, which is nice since I spend so much time here.

I finally received the rugs that were back ordered for so long. I added a studded console, screen, desk chair and a beautiful bamboo light fixture...

I added two mercury glass jars I found at Marshalls Home Goods to the studded table. I plan on filling them with flowers seasonally. Nothing makes me happier than fresh flowers. I also found that even while we are designing I need my pencils handy, so I filled these chic all-black pencils from poppin in a mercury glass jar I originally got at terrain. (Dear creatives, I am equally fussy about office supplies so I love the all black pencils and don't see myself using any others. ever. I also use this ruler which is amazing.)

Megan and I thought the office needed a bit of classic to it, so we choose this monogrammed beauty from luxury monograms. (Seriously amazing gift ideas at this site) The real ceo of the office seems to enjoy it:

The last thing we added is a limited edition tray by Tilly Maison.
I filled it with my address labels, a thumbdrive and some neon tape. All things I use daily. 
It can also act as a catchall for other things.

What do you think so far? I love it... 
and hope you will use this step by step for a room of your own.
More next week!
 Current office items for those decorating along with us : rugs, screen, console, desk, chair, lighting, tray, address labels, office supplies, Pillow