Friday, May 28, 2010

It's Friday, I'm in love

With summer neon,


with summer stripes,

(apartment #34)

with summer prints.


and with the unofficial start to summer!
Happy Memorial Day!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another Shoe Post

I am in love with these beautiful Fendi shoes and I've been thinking about buying some tulle and doing a little DIY on a pair of vintage Lucite Stuart Weitzmans I have, but stockings are so much more brilliant!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The no closet closet

Yesterday on "The Hills" Stephanie got ready for her date in her room/closet. Clothing racks and shoes spilled from her closet into her bedroom. Considering that closet space in New York City is such a luxury, I've long thought organized clothing racks are a great idea.

(MTV.com)

Proof that clothing racks can look beautiful.




More open organization here and here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oh happy day!

It's my 400th blog post! I want to put on these glittery party shoes (they're named after Snookie tehe).

This weekend me and my party shoes are heading to Michigan for dinner and dancing and two good friends saying "I do."


Mazel Tov Bret and Elana!!

Two Blonde Pixies

These two pull off the pixie so perfectly! How cute are Carey Mulligan and Michelle Williams at the Cannes Film Fest?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Effortless

my favorite kind of style. I want to steal this perfect summer style, especially those Alexander Wang booties.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Where I'd like to be Monday

Mr. Lagerfeld did it again! Who wouldn't want to be in attendance at Chanel's Resort 2011 show? Set in St. Tropez, this spectacle had something for everyone, from girlie pastels caftans to rocker chic ensembles, celebs galore and a motorcycle to boot! Here are a few of my favs from the 84 lust worthy looks.








Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bits of Inspiration

Just wanted to share a few special tears from my inspiration board that I've been staring at for quite some time.

Loving this spring transitional styling.


Lusting after these See by Chloe shoes (like I need another pair of clogs), but can't find them anywhere.


Perfect summer hair. I keep flip flopping on whether I want to grow out my bangs or not. This ad makes a compelling case to put away the scissors.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Delicate Matters

This shopbop look book is not that new, but I can't get the sweet lacy details out off my mind. I also love how they've styled the looks just so to give them the perfect amount of edge.







Definitely using this last photo as inspiration for an upcoming sewing project.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunny Search

I heart these Orla Kiely shades, they are the perfect vintagey-modern combo. The very sad news is that the line of sunnies has been canceled for this season :( Now I'm on the search for an alternative that I love equally as much. These are my top so far.





Friday, May 7, 2010

For my Mom


Mom,
You are the best. I don't know how I could make it through life with out your encouragement, your advice and your love. You have the strength of 10,000 women and I envy how you can be stern, but still so warm hearted. "Thank you" is not enough for all you've given me. I only hope I can become half the woman and mother that you are. I love you, Mom.

Love,
Lauren



Happy mother's day to all the moms and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Luxe Barn Living

I learned about Greene Partners architecture and design the other day via Remodelista, and I can get this house out of my head. The historic timber frame of an 18th c Vermont bank barn was reassembled to create a single family residence.


The lower floor houses a garage, laundry and a small 2-bedroom apartment initially created for teenagers. The second level incorporates the main apartment’s first floor (living, dining, kitchen) and a large unheated barn room used for sleeping, relaxing or entertaining.

I love all the architectural details. Original beams, open barn doors and these industrial lighting fixtures.



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sea foam and Peach

The down stairs bathroom in my parent's house uses this color palette. Visions of country floral shower curtains and tulip tiles have turned me off to the combo (no offense, mom), but some my favorite design inspiration outlets have brought new, modern and whimsical life to sea foam and peach.

(decor8)

(Journeys of Mangonett)