I've been dreaming of rugs lately. I am so inspired by all the fantastic bright options out there, from kilim to Persian. I was all set to pull the on a beauty for a little girls room, but finding out it was a boy, probably saved us quite a large expense in the rug dept. Here are a few of my favorite color-adding rugs lately.
One of my very favorite accessories of the moment is the backpack. It's practical, it's trendy and at the moment they are very polished. I admit I have a problem carting around too much crap. If I could find the perfect backpack, at least I could give one shoulder some relief. Check out some favorites below.
I stole this quote from the instagram feed one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Hilary Rushford from Dean Street Society. She is a lovely woman/blogger/stylist/business owner and encourager-of-women-to-live-up-to-their-potential, that I met last summer at Alt. As I embark on my new venture, starting my new event planning business, I Love Love Events, I find myself looking for encouragement in other women that have followed their dreams and made them work. I love the women who are encouraging, supportive and nurturing. Life isn't about competition, there's room for all of us to be successful women, and we shouldn't be afraid to be. So I hope this quote leaves you with a little inspiration on this Monday morning, as it did with me.
I would say that generally I gravitate toward the slightly more rustic West Elm, as opposed to the modern, slightly-quirky CB2, but the last two catalogs we received have got me rethinking everything I know about my favorite big-box stores, cause CB2 is killing it!
Introducing my other baby, my big, BIG project, I Love Love Events!!! The craziest year, gets even crazier!!! I am starting an event planning company! We will specialize in creative, personal weddings, serving the New York City area and beyond.
This venture is something I've been thinking about it for quite some time, actually since I began planning my own wedding over three years ago. Along my journey I discovered my passion, creating beautiful moments that will live on forever in the memory (and photos) of the bride and groom's special day. I Love Love Events won't be strictly weddings, we will be parties of all sorts, custom decor and a (mostly) wedding blog offing inspiration, DIYs and more!
As for the future of Undeclared Panache, I plan to keep posting here, less wedding related, but still fashion, interiors and person musings. I can't promise the frequency, but I can't just up and abandon this corner of the internet.
There's a real baby on the way, and I want to be the best example I can be for him to follow your dreams, so here is my first step. Please visit the website and like I Love Love on Facebook.
Thank you friends, family and readers for all your support!!
Yesterday, I went through a few things I eliminated from my wardrobe, now moving forward, here are three style icons that I will look to for my "grown-up style."
I put Taylor Tomasi Hill first, because not only is she amazingly beautiful with a fabulous sense of style, I feel like my look is already along the same lines. She not afraid of color and pattern, neither am I, she'll rock anything from cut-off shorts with a sleeveless trench to a pantsuit. I think we are both pretty fearless in fashion, she just does it in a more polished way that I aspire to.
Sorry I'm not sorry, Olivia Palermo is back on one of my lists again. She just kills it every time. Even her casual looks are completely polished. If I can look half this good as a 30-something mom, I will pat myself on the back.
And my aspirational icon, the beautiful, the ever-so-French, Garance Dore. Her look might be a little too extreme for me at the moment, but she always looks effortless and put-together at the same time. I definitely put her on my list of women I aspire to dress like.