Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday dolls! Any exciting plans for this last weekend in January(can you believe it!?!)
Hopefully, I can snag my dad and drag him over to the condo to do some work this weekend ( there should be an amazing kelly green DIY to share!) since there is no football!
Here are some posts we just loved around the blogs this week:

watch this amazing Save the Date

All of these etsy items are for Haiti Relief( ps..go dl all the songs on itunes from the telethon..Justin Timberlake's Hallelujah is breathtaking)

Another fabulous Target collaboration

Loving these business cards

Charming Charms

Natalia Vodinova for Etam

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

True Love


Loving these valentines from this darling etsy shop...esp the one about stealing the covers. I'm a notorious blanket thief..I have some really stealth tuck and roll moves.

Also, this project from last year is still my favorite. I really do hope to find someone to love THIS much..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chic and Happy

These ladies are so chic, and look so genuinely happy, I'm pretty much obsessed with everything about this picture from The Sartorialist...especially the pink shoes!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Red Carpet Roundup: SAG Awards

The SAG awards proved to have much better red carpet choices than last weeks Golden Globe Awards.

The best dressed ladies of the evening are:

Christina Applegate in Roberto Cavalli

Marion Cotillard in Elie Saab Couture

Kate Husdon in Pucci

Lea Michelle in Catherine Malandrino

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Carey Mulligan in Lanvin

Christina Hendricks in Carolina Herrera

Friday, January 22, 2010

In the Bag: Jaclyn of Confessions of a Domestic Goddess

Handbags are my thing, and I think that what bag you use and what's inside is telling about a person. So, this year we are going to go snooping in the bags of our fellow bloggers!

We're so thrilled to have Jaclyn of Confessions of a Domestic Goddess kick off our new 2010 blog series. Jaclyn is a fellow SMC Gael( I think she may have been one of the first people I met at freshman orientation) and was recently married in gorgeous Napa Valley.

I was so incredibly flattered when Danielle and Sara asked me to be the first participant in their new series. Women and their handbags are incredibly fascinating and I remember being obsessed with my friends and their bags back in high school. You can tell a lot about someone from their bag, and I’m sure my bag says a lot about me.

Are you curious as to what’s in my bag??

Let’s take a peek:

Louis Vuitton Galliera GM
My husband bought me this bag during our first trip to Vegas. He wanted to get me something to remember the trip by. This bag is by far one of my favorites. It goes with everything, is comfortable to wear over my shoulder, and is HUGE, so it holds a ton.

Here’s what’s in my bag (From Left to Right):

-Nail file....I’m a woman
obsessed....if I get a snag in my nail, or break one I need to file it IMMEDIATELY. Otherwise it majorly stresses me out.
-Amazon Kindle...I love to
read, and the Kindle allows me the luxury to do so without hauling a heavy novel around with me. I’m currently reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.
-iPod Shuffle....I work at
a gym. I get to go to work in my gym clothes, and sometimes after work I decide to head down to the river trails and get my run in outdoors. This little gem is essential for keeping me motivated during my workouts.
-Chapstick invigorating eff
ects, green tea mint....this actually belonged to my husband, but I loved it so much that I took it. It goes on smooth and leaves your lips feeling, well, invigorated.
-Pixi concealer stick...I A
LWAYS carry a concealer stick with me to cover up blemishes and spots. Nothing looks worse than unintentionally channeling a Dalmation.
-Travel Bottle of Juicy Cou
ture Perfume....I keep this little one with me in case I end up bumping into my husband for a lunch date. I always try to look/smell good when we have dates and this scent takes us back reminds us of our first date.
-Laura Mercier Lip Stain in
Mulberry...I keep this pot of lip stain in my bag in case my day out turns into an evening out. A darker lip color can dress up jeans and a basic top without it looking like you didn’t have a chance to go home and change.
-Lip Stick Case....I don’t
typically use one of these, but it’s got a mirror in it, so it serves a dual purpose. The color inside it is Bare Escentuals Bavaraian Crème, my go-to color for day. It’s a really pretty, natural pink that doesn’t look like it’s trying too hard.
-Altoids....because fresh b
reath is essential at all times
-Louis Vuitton Wallet...My
husband surprised me with this when he was courting me. I love it! has four slots right under the flap for my go-to cards and driver’s license as well as plenty of slots in the main compartment for my other cards and money.
-Us Weekly....I always have
some sort of magazine with me. I like having something light and easy in case I don’t have time to dive into my book. I popped this week’s issue in my bag the second it arrived.
-Hand Sanitizer...With so m
uch sickness floating around, it is in my best interest to sanitize often.

(picture 4 here)

cuase it’s always in my hand, NOT my bag! =) This little baby is my lifeline. It allows me to get work done, stay entertained, and pretend to take important calls whilst trying to avoid people.

Have a great weekend!

The Domestic Goddess

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Decorating the Apartment

Last night, my roommate and I decided we were ready to decorate. After being in the apartment since the end of October, we got sick of looking at blank walls. We put up pictures in the hallways, living room, and kitchen...and once we put up our decal, we realized it looked like an awkward tattoo on the wall. I promise I'll put up pics of the place one we have our shelves up, and a couple more photos...boring post for today, but wanted to give you all a little update of my apartment.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

If I Wasn't On A Budget...

Ever flip through magazines, look on blogs, window shop and find the pieces that are perfect to complete your home but something(aka money) stops you?

Story of my life. However, if I did hit the lovely California lottery, here is what my money would be spent on:

yards of Rubie Green Marilyn fabric to recover my futon in my office/guest room

fabulous chairs like these found on ebay

vintage pink pyrex bowls just to maybe get me in the kitchen to cook

this stunning anthropologie rug
a glam light fixture for over my kitchen table

some luxury linens for my bed

Ikea nightstands
Gorg trellis Kate Spade China
and fresh peonies year round in every room

What are some items you are currently coveting for your living spaces?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tourist in my own city

Yesterday, my sister, nephew and I spent the day being tourists in Fisherman's Wharf, it was a pretty gloomy day, but we had a great time...

...trying on silly hats & glasses...

...jumping in puddles...

...dancing with the robot street performers (to Taylor Swift)...

(at the start of Pier 39)

(the few sea lions left)

(Alcatraz in the background)
(my Logi Bear LOVED this statue)
...and taking typical tourist-y pictures...

I hope everyone had a great (three-day) weekend!

P.s. I don't know if you've heard, but the sea lions are disappearing--and possibly ending up in Oregon?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Red Carpet Roundup: 2010 Golden Globe Awards

On this ridiculously rainy kick off to award show season, we have hits, misses, and one I'm not quite sure how I feel moments of the red carpet:

Best Dressed:

Anna Kendrick in Marchesa

Rose Brynn in Lanvin

Olivia Wilde in Gucci

Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive

Cameron Diaz in Alexander McQueen

And an addorably(not a word, i know) preggers Amy Adams in Carolina Herrera

Not sure if I like or loathe:

January Jones in Lanvin

And Not So Much:

Diane Kruger in Lacroix

Drew Barrymore in Versace

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Friday

taylor awesome do you look here?

Hope everyone has a lovely 3 day( for some) weekend. Mine will be spent watching some football, thrifting, and resting my toes in the sand at my family's beach house with my parents. Any fun plans ladies??

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Robin Thicke

I finally got Robin Thicke's latest cd "Sex Therapy" last week, and it has been on basically non-stop...he's pretty dreamy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Green With Envy

It must be my inner Kate Spade prep ready to get out, but I have been drawn to all things Kelly Green lately. I think it would pack a powerful punch in the right space in your home

trellis lined walls

a small condo kitchen with bright white shelves and cabinets

an accent rug

a glam dining room( I am LOVING it with the zebra rug as well)
or just festive Kate Spade dinner ware