Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Staple (Shirt Dress)

Crisp white, chambray, long, short, full or sleek, the shirt dress is everywhere this spring.  Here are just three of the endless ways to wear this trend.

Photos: 1 / 2 / 3

Get the look.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Wish List

A fresh, clean wish list to take me into spring. 

1. A sophisticated and easy shirt dress by Reformation
2. to partner the brass peace sign that was on my wish list for so long (and is now in my livingroom), a brass bird.
3. a cute little striped vase for all my spring blooms.
4. a cool, easy top with a special snake detail.
5. I've always wanted a classic bullet planter, filled with a giant, beautiful, un-killable cactus.
6. some fresh new summer sandals, these Sigerson Morrison babies will do just fine.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wedding Wednesday

Recently on the I Love Love blog...

A mood board inspired by Magnolias and a golden hue.

A round up of some of my favorites lately, including the most incredible tassel backdrop ever!

One of my favorite brands, Reformation, now does wedding wear.

And rounding it out, a tropical mood board.

Thanks for checking it out!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Oliver Rome (2 month update)

Aside from the quick photo, I haven't really talked about my little buddy much, but I thought I'd take this post to give you a quick update on my sweet little baby Oliver Rome.  Life with a baby is awesome and crazy and basically just incredible.  I am still on maternity leave with exactly 22 days to go.  That sounds like a lot of time, and it feels like a lot, but it's amazing how fast a day can go by, yet you get "nothing" done.  I really could stare a little Ollie for hours.  For a gal who never slept in past 8, like ever, it's quite a change to hang out in bed for an entire morning.

Oliver's napping habits leave something to be desired, read: I'm lucky if he shuts his eyes for 15 minutes if I'm holding him, and 10 if I put him down.  This schedule leaves me with little down time, and feeling guilty for not getting more done.  Then I feed him and he's a smiley, happy boy for a while and I can't even remember what I wanted to get done anyway. Until it's the weekend, and I have my husband, my savior, I hand off the baby and I am so fast and efficient at getting as much done as possible while he hangs with Oliver.

Enough about my dealings.  Aside from being a bad napper, Oliver is really good at sleeping in our bed when I bring him in in the morning (bad habit maker, right here).  He loves raspberry noises, howling like a wolf and kissing his hands and feet.  He is learning to smile at us when we smile and is becoming a regular little flirt.  He shows little engagement in toys, but still more interested in the lights and the people.  He and Maggie aren't exactly best friends, she loves to bathe him in kisses, but they are getting along really well.  Oliver is long and lean and doesn't have the cheeks or baby rolls just yet.

This month we look forward to adventuring into the city to meet some friends and walk a 5k.  We booked his first flight to Michigan, traveling in May.  And we dread our first round of shots, and taking him to start day care.

Friday, April 10, 2015

It's Friday I'm in Love (with the home of interior designer, Lauren Liess)

Through the never-ending rabbit hole that is Pinterest, I found this top image (seen here on my dream kitchen inspiration), and that led me to (the right place for once) interior designer, Lauren Liess' website.  Her portfolio is full of beauty, but her home is beyond stunning.  It is an amazing combination of modern and clean with well worn-in and natural.  I could totally see myself making breakfast at this island of perfection!  See the rest here

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Grown Up Style (finding my new look)

A few months back, I talked about my grown up style icons.  Now I'm 31 and a mom and I just went through my wardrobe again, weeding out a lot of sequiny pieces that represented who I was in my 20s.  I am trying to move to a more sophisticated, more minimalist look, like the photos below (and all of the fashion photos I've pinned lately).  The problem is, I am still so attracted to bright, happy colors and bold prints.  The challenge I've given myself is to strike a balance between my two personalities, the cool Rag and Bone chick and the girly Kate Spade girl.  Anyone have thoughts on a style icon who fits this description? 

photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Perfect Alarm Clock

An alarm clock, it's incredibly mundane, but a functional object you use everyday, why shouldn't it also be visually pleasing?  It should.  I've gone through several alarm clocks in the past few years.  I like to know what time it is with out firing the phone up, cause then I feel the need to check in with instagram and facebook and it's 40 minutes later and I'm still up.  Anyway, I've found some good looking alarm clocks that will function exactly how they should and if your phone dies, you can still make it to work on time.  Personally, I like a digital clock for this purpose, so I think I'm leaning toward #8, the Retro Digital Flip clock, maybe in white though. 

1. Areaware iPhone dock
2. Bunny Ear Alarm Clock
3. Round Wood Alarm Clock
4. KABB white wood grain light clock
5. Sentry Retro Design Analog Flip Clock
6. Flip number alarm clock
7. Covent Alarm Clock
8. Retro Digital Flip Clock