Friday, April 29, 2011

Princess Catherine in.....

Sarah Burton for McQueen!

Stunning, Not over the top, and did everyone catch them flirting at the altar?

Side note, I'd totally wear Pippa's McQueen bridesmaid dress as a wedding gown myself

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Harry Potter MBA

I've mentioned before I'm constantly considering going back to school for my MBA(though last week that turned into law school to be a bankruptcy lawyer lol)
But there would be no question I would totally go back to get my MBA in Hogwarts

Here is a sampling of the courses...

see the full syllabus here

who else is SUPER excited for the last movie?!?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interior Obsession: Orange and Blue

Lately I have been drawn to Orange and Blue interiors and accents, which is odd since those were my high school colors, and I remember thinking it was horrible

What do you think of this color combo? Or what colors are you finding inspiration from lately??

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What I Wore: Easter Sunday

So, Sunday I ventured using the camera timer. As you can see I cut my forehead off. And didn't really leave enough time before mass to take more. But Georgie seems to be into the picture.
Slowly, I'll get better at these lol

Dress: Trina Turk scored at the sample sale for 20.00
Sweater: Ann Taylor
Bag(on the coffee table): Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton First Edition
Shoes(see below picture): Kate Spade

How did you ladies spend your holiday?

Monday, April 25, 2011

I Kiss Better than I Cook

Hello loves. I need some help. I potentially may be making dinner on Saturday night, and I am not the best chef around. Plans are still getting ironed out so I hopefully won't be, but just in case I want to have something ready to go. So I need your help. What should I make?

Now, here is the kicker: one of us does not like when food touches, any sort of sauces, and hates veggies. The other is a vegetarian and that includes fish. And you all know this girl would eat bacon wrapped in bacon, so you can guess which is which.

Last time I cooked for him I just plopped some trader joes gnocchi in a pot with some sauce and some sides, but I don't think I want to go the past route again. So lay them on me. Doesn't need to be fancy, don't worry about desserts( I am totally planning on cheating with Starbucks cake pops)

In an unrelated note, is this not the cutest wine label ever? I wish it wasn't s screw top bottle though!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Weekend


Not my Goyard collection, but I'm getting there. slowly.

Hope everyone has a delish weekend! Fill me in on your plans....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Luxury Monograms

I was blown away by the fabulous styling by Ashlina for luxury monograms

so then I browsed her shop and died. There goes my money. I am obsessed with the napkins, place mats, pillows and totes

Check it out here. Die inside. Then read the blog

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Work It Out

Evie posted this on her blog on Friday and I am really excited to work this into my routine once a week..minus the squats, but I think I need to get over my disdain for them

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Little Wisdom from Around the Blogosphere

One of the things I just find amazing about blogging is that someone else somewhere can post something, and it is exactly what you needed to read or see.

Over the last week three of my favorite blogs have had quotes up that I read at work and just was instantly filled with emotions because of various things going on. So I figured I would share, and also share their blogs so you too could be inspired

Don’t be afraid to fall in love. It’s the only thing that matters in life. The only thing. Do you understand what I’m telling you? … You just fall in love with as many things as possible.~Country Strong
Found on the most amazing tumblr blog ever, Live to the Point of Tears. This girl seriously is amazing and her wisdom has helped me out more than a few times.Please disregard how absolute creepy that sounds

I had a thought tonight. I was thinking about love and how foolish it is to allow most of your happiness to depend on its presence or lack. I’m sure it’s wonderful. I understand the ache for it, I do. But how can you let your personal happiness depend so much on someone else’s actions? This is your journey and no one else’s and if they happen to converge for a bit, well then that’s beautiful. But what if they depart? If you spend your days waiting for the person, the love, to make you happy, are you prepared to give up that happiness if it doesn’t work out?

I believe in love. I hope for love. But tonight I had a thought that I want to be happy whether I’m alone or there’s someone next to me. I want my personal happiness to run so deep that nothing can disturb it. I want my happiness to be an undeniable part of me. Love comes and goes but I’m not willing to have my happiness be so fleeting; the world is just too beautiful and life too short to waste any of it being made miserable by circumstance
Found on Nicole Marie's blog, La Mia Vita

"The first thing is to decide on the deepest level that the thing you love doing is worth doing, so much so that it is worthy of obsession. That’s the fire that starts the engine. After that, you must promise yourself to work extremely hard and do good work everyday, and that you will never give up, no matter what. Just say, “I will never give up, I will never give up, I will never give up,” like the little engine that could. When you decide this, everything you want is yours —it’s just a matter of working hard and pushing through the hard parts with a grin on your face. The grin comes from knowing you can do it because you decided you would."~Emerson Made

found on Carolyns blog, Tilly Maison(whose chevron etsy trays are on my wishlist)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Leather Legs

I'm posing a question to you ladies..are leather leggings/pants a do or don't? I like, but don't know if they are for me. I'm gonna be real, my thighs aren't my best feature, and I feel like putting leather on them wouldn't exactly be the most flattering

Recently, Katie Holmes rocked some to a business meeting

And Gwynie wore them just last week to a book signing

So is this a do, don't, or celeb style only? And if have rocked them, let me know!

Friday, April 15, 2011

April My Favorite Find: Annie and Elizabeth of THE NOW Stylebook

Hello ladies and Happy Friday! I am so thrilled to have the fabulous besties Annie and Elizabeth of THE NOW Stylebook for our April my favorite find. Their blog is filled with amazing fashion, wedding inspiration, and crazy fabulous interiors. If you don't already follow them, you will..these Texas ladies are just fabulous!

Helloooo!!! Elizabeth here from THE NOW Stylebook!! First off, Annie and I are so excited to be taking part in Danielle's "My Favorite Find" and want to thank her for letting us be a part of your beautiful, stylish blog!!

My favorite find by far has to be Mercury Design Studio in Austin, TX. It is THE MOST unique furniture/gift store I have ever been to. I actually found this Austin based store when they opened a tiny, edited version in Dallas inside a larger boutique, LFT (RIP). It was open for a very short time, but luckily, I managed to score some amazing furniture! When I first went to the store in Austin, I literally felt like I was in a dream! I had finally found a store that was 100% my style. The reason I am so drawn to Mercury Design Studio is because of the owner's knack for mixing quirky antiques, natural elements, with modern, glamorous design.

From coffee table books to stuffed, bandanna wearing coyotes, there is something for every taste and every budget.

Mercury is phenomenally merchandised. Vignettes are painted, wallpapered and decorated with the most gorgeous finds from around the world.

When I saw this baby blue lacquered, baroque chest, I was in heaven!! I couldn't envision life without it. It definitely is a standout piece in our house and sets the tone for what the rest of the house will someday look like. The black and white chairs also came from Mercury and while I don't really sit on them that often, they are absolutely stunning!

All of this talk about Mercury has made me want to take a trip down to Austin ASAP!!! Hope you all enjoy the my find!!!

xoxo, Elizabeth

Hello Loves! It's Annie from THE NOW. Has anyone else noticed how closet organization has been all over the blogs recently? I personally can't get enough of it, and that's why I'm super excited to be here sharing my favorite find... The Container Store's Polytherm Grid System

I love fun, costume-y jewelry, but if you're like me, it starts piling up in random drawers around your house and soon it all starts missing. That's why I found this grid system, where I can rotate in some of my favorite pieces-of-the-moment, and have them neatly arranged on my closet wall.

ou can attach all sorts of hooks, trays and cups to make sure your jewelry is arranged the way you like it. I personally use hooks to hang necklaces, and the trays to store my chunky bangles and "fun" watches.

With prices ranging from $9.99 for a small grid to $16.99 for a large one, you can't beat it!

So until I can have a closet for "play jewelry" like this...

I'm sticking to my Container Store favorite find!

Happy Organizing!

xoxo, Annie

Thursday, April 14, 2011

DIY Tassel Earings

Tassels are a huge trend this Spring, and the ever fabulous Maegan has a great tutorial how to make your own

Isn't she just the cutest! Here is the tutorial

Here are other inspirations that are making me contemplate this task

Natalie Portman in Tiffany Earrings at the Academy Awards

These Oscar De La Renta Earrings are amazing..They would be perfect for a hot pink dress I have

Ivanka Trump has break the bank versions in her jewelry line

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cake Batter Crispy Treats

Another fabulous dessert I didn't need in my life, how freaking amazing do these Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats. If I wasn't on a diet

Ya I am probably going to make these for Easter...
Get the recipe here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mango Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

I am loving these images from the Mango Spring/Summer campaign. Donuts and preppy clothes=heaven

Blue Toggle will be mine

Does anyone know where to buy Mango anymore? All the stores around here seem to have vanished, then it was in JC Pennys. now I don't know! Help!