Tuesday, July 29, 2014

That 60's Vibe

is my favorite vibe.  The swingy shifts, the killer boots and over-sized shades, these are a few of my favorite fashion things.  Here is that very mod look two ways, for spring, Pucci Resort 2015...

and Gucci Pre-Fall 2014.

That last look, I die.

photos: Pucci // Gucci

Monday, July 28, 2014

Vintage Jumpsuit

It's been such a long while since I've done an outfit post, but I found the cutest gem that I just have to share with y'all.  I sported my new-vintage, disco-fabulous jumpsuit I scored at Urban Outfitters, in their Urban Renewal section,  last weekend.  We made our way into the city for a few adventures, including my husband auditioning for Sports Jeopardy (!), while I checked out the Jeff Koons exhibit at The Whitney.  The exhibit was amazing, totally recommend, Kyle's audition went well, so it was a great day all around.

Get the Look:

Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Friday (Camping)

Happy summer Friday, people.  Today I am posting about one of my favorite summer pastimes, camping.  When I was a little girl, my family had a camper and we would go a few times a summer.  And now we have a tent and try to make it out into the woods at least one weekend.  It feels so good to go out into the woods, disconnect with the TV and the internet and come home with everything you brought smelling like campfire.  I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend and maybe it will look a little like one of the beautiful photos below. 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

DIY Macrame Wall Hanging

Did you notice the Macrame wall hanging in my bathroom makeover on Tuesday?  It was a fun little afternoon DIY project, based off this tutorial.  I love the bohemian vibe and pop of color it brings to the stark black walls.  I do however, have to make a note, that while I loved the way it looked while I was making it, I think the nature of the rope material wasn't the best for this project, and the formation of the knots seems to be slipping a little, and aren't hanging so nicely anymore.  I used a 3/16" rope that's a poly blend, where as I think a cotton rope would have been more successful.  Anyone have a good recommendation for a cotton rope?  Both Home Depot and Jo-Ann Fabrics were a bust in that department. 

Keep reading to find out how to make the macrame wall hanging.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Update From Upstate (Bathroom Makeover)

With basically just a can of paint and some accessories, we turned our second bathroom from this...

to this!  From grandma/zero personality to modern and bohemian.

Here's what we did:
  • got rid of the curtains (as quickly as possible) and swapped in these bamboo shades (full disclosure, these are very well priced, but not the best quality)
  • painted (obviously) Behr Black Suede in eggshell
  • removed the glass lighting shades and changed out the lightbulbs for clear globes (similar to what I did with the kitchen sconces), making an instant modern update without replacing the fixture
  • hung the vintage shelf I picked up at the Brimfield Flea Market
  • DIYed a macrame wall hanging 
  • added plants and DIY felt billy balls (tutorial here)
  • accessorized, accessorized, accessorized! 

bamboo shadebrass towel hanger / set of four aqua vases / yellow dip dye vase /  blue dip dye vase

Monday, July 21, 2014

Black and Blue

Loving the high contrast of dark walls with bright accessories, especially black with blue pops.  Check out these three examples of this eye-catching combo and see how I applied it in our house tomorrow.  

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Friday (at the pool)

I don't think anything brings me back to childhood more than a pool.  After living in the concrete jungle for eight years, dipping my toes in a pool is a rare occasion to be savored.  The aqua waves, the sounds of the "Marco Polo" and the feel of a perfect cannon ball are the stuff summer is made of.  

photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Hope y'all have a refreshing summer weekend.  Happy Friday!