Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Taking a Break

It's almost seven years to the day that I published my very first blog post here, on Undeclared Panache, my little corner of the internet for sharing my inspirations and creations.  When I first began fashion was my world, I was 24 and fresh meat in the fashion game.  I loved kitschy things and kept a sense of humor about the industry.  Over the past years my interests have shifted, my voice has grown and my priorities have changed.  I have grown up from thrifting queen to new mommy.  I used this forum to document my past three homes, dozens of projects, lots of shopping lists, outfits, trends and everything that mused me.  Before Pinterest I would come here to remember the image I had blogged months before.  I love scrolling through to see how my tastes have changed, and they have, a lot.  Every post whether it took 20 minutes or three hours meant something special to me.

But, I just can't find the time anymore.  I love this blog, but not nearly as much as I love my baby, my husband, my full-time job and my event business, I Love Love Events.  So it is with much sadness that I have decided to take a break from blogging here.  I may still post from time to time when I am really feeling inspired or have a fun project to share.

I have been feeling all kinds of guilt for falling behind on posts and for compromising quality.  This post is serving to alleviate myself from said guilt, and letting my readers know that it's time I need to focus on my other priorities.  I suspect that in the next year, when I buy a house, and have lots to share, you'll see me back here, but for now, posts will be sporadic at best.  Thank you for coming here, however you got here, however many times you've visited, thank you.  


Friday, June 5, 2015

It's Friday I'm in Love (with Client Freakin Fabulous' Home)

To say I love this space is an under statement, I am obsessed with the latest project Amber Lewis shared.  Client Freakin Fabulous is just that!  I'm filing this one under "dream home." See all the before and after shots here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Summer Staple (Off the Shoulder Shirt)

My new favorite look for summer.  The off-the-shoulder top, or dress, is everywhere!  This look is subtly sexy and super easy, and works both casual and dress up.  

photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Get the Look:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Oliver's Nursery

If you've been following my blog, you've seen my inspiration for my baby boy's room back in October, before we even knew Ollie was a boy.  I've also shared a few DIY projects, including this one, this one and this one, but now that I finally have some beautiful photos, the talented Kathy Davies shot, I'm excited to share the finished project.  So here is Oliver's cute little room. 

crib / crib sheets / rug  / apple print / bamboo shades / curtains / gold table (old from Target) / rocker (Craigslist) recovered with this fabric / VW Bus knit toy / diy quilt / New York blocks / London Bus knit toydiy name banner /  New York illustration / dresser / lamp  /
not pictured: New York photograph / cart / storage bin / brownstone pillow

Shop the room:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wedding Wednesday

Here it is, a very late wedding Wednesday post.  So goes it with a babe and a full-time job and two blogs, and oh yeah, that guy I married.  Anyway, in case you were in your post-memorial summer haze (like me) and missed it, I was over on Something Turquoise yesterday giving some great tips for creating a laid-back all-American summer BBQ for your rehearsal dinner. 

I found a selection of dresses that are under $750

Ten confetti ideas for your wedding. 

I introduced you to amazing girl boss, Heather Zara of Weddings by Zara Creative.

and I found some awesome goodies from the new Oh Happy Day Shop.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Family Photo Feature

I've been waiting patiently for this post!  A few weeks back, my talented friend, Kathy Davies took some really sweet photos of our little family and today, they are featured over on Grey Likes Baby.  Here are a few of my favorites and click over to the I Love Love Blog to see some more cuteness! 

Thank you, Kathy.  We had the best time!

Friday, May 15, 2015

It's Friday I'm in Love (with a lovely, dark apartment)

With the influx of all white everything homes on Pinterest, I am infatuatuated with dark walls and colorful accents of the apartment of Kiki Wallmansson.