Friday, November 21, 2014

It's Friday I'm in Love (with this room!)

Found this on Desire to Inspire a few weeks back and I still have it in my head.  The rug, the black walls, the leather sling chairs.  It is PERFECT! 


Oh, and that neon light!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY Bent Wood Light

Like my studio, the baby room has the unfortunate circumstance of not having an overhead light, which is a pet peeve of mine.  So, I crafted my own.  It's a knock off of the West Elm Bentwood pendent or the CB2 Peel Pendent.  I adapted the tutorial from this one, following the same basic steps, though I have to say, it wasn't quite as straight forward as they would have you believe.  There were some bumps in the road that I will address below.  But in the end, I think it looks awesome and for a fraction of the cost of the other guys' version.  

Keep reading for the instructions.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wedding Wednesday

Over on I Love Love, my wedding blog...

I introduce you to Alix Kivlin, the designer behind Ceilia Grace, America's only eco-friendly, fair trade wedding gown company.

We put together a mood board for a Mad Men inspired Christmas party.

I rounded up lots of pretty.

and I answered a reader's styling question about how to transition your summer wedding guest attire to work for the cold months.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November Wishlist

Ahh, the November wish list, the pre-holiday list.  All the things I am lusting after to ready myself for the big season of parties and merriment.  

1. I love this twist on a traditional look, Silver magnolia wreath
2. advent calendars are pretty much my favorite, and the Paper City advent calendar could not be cuter!
3. Gold Greek Key vase, for all my holiday arrangements 
4. a little polished, a little raw, wire-wrapped raw stone earrings
5. this disco nome has been on my list since last holiday.  He belongs in my Christmas collection!
6. the sassy, slim Elliott Lucca leopard clutch to take me party hopping
7. the real question is, who doesn't need a buffalo check cookie jar?
8. a reasonable heel, an edgy silhouette, and a bow!  Get in my closet, glittery black boots!

Monday, November 17, 2014

My Maternity Style #2

Last time I checked in with my maternity style I was 20 weeks along and things have definitely changed since then, namely my belly, it's grown, a lot.  Back at 20 weeks I was still wearing regular jeans and lots of non-maternity pieces.  Flash forward 8 weeks and I finally bought a pair of maternity jeans (these), but still squeezing in a few last wears of the boyfriend jeans.  I've been relying heavily on the t-shirt/blazer combo and soon have to invest in a few maternity tees that are long enough to cover the bump.  

Meanwhile, I am still feeling great, though stairs have become my enemy, but I am keeping up my routine and trying to stay in shape as much as possible in prep for the cold, long winter months.  If you follow me on instagram, you'll know that I've been busy with baby projects and the room is coming nicely, more updates on that to come.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Friday, I'm in Love (with Amber Interiors Latest Project)

With the latest project from interior designer, Amber Lewis.  If you don't know Amber Lewis, of Amber Interiors, then you need to click over.  I have been dying over her work for some time now, and you can see why in the photos below.  The combo of the clean white walls, buttery leathers, natural woods and pops of color in just the right places is my idea of perfection.  See the rest of the dreamy house here

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wedding Week Recap

This is what's up over on I Love Love in the past week.

I show you how to make this fabulous tassel wall hanging.

10 rad ideas for balloons at your wedding.

A refreshing winter mood board.

Some stunning images from backstage at bridal fashion week, seriously, you can't miss these.

And my favorite things from around the wedding blogoshpere.