ONE // I have been literally dreaming about this dress. So much so that I almost didn’t want to share it out of fear that it will sell out before I save up to purchase it. If anyone wants to be chip in on an early 30th birthday present…hint, hint.
TWO // Last week a dear friend sent me the link to Brené Brown’s TED Talks (one and two). So good. So right. So honest. Her book, Daring Greatly, is at the very top of my Amazon wish list.
THREE // It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Loeffler Randall’s shoes and handbags. I’ve admired the Dree Woven Sandal all spring, but once I discovered it was available in tan/black, I knew I had to have it.
FOUR // This might just be the year I break out a fedora. What do you think of this straw version?
FIVE // Alternating triangles in tonal blues and cream make this my favorite pillow right now.
SIX // For only $13 this tiny box is the perfect shelf accent. Thanks to Kelly for the find.
SEVEN // My frizzy hair loves this stuff. Bonus: it smells like a delicious beach summer day.
EIGHT // This necklace would look perfect with a basic tee and cut-offs. Hello, summer uniform.
NINE // I don’t know if it’s practical, but this chair is killer.
TEN // These digital prints are created from salvaged book pages titled ‘prologue’ and ‘epilogue’.
I’ve almost been working from home for a year now and during that time I’ve been thinking a lot about my home office. I want to create a space that’s comfortable, uncluttered, yet creative. I need a room where I can plug away at the computer researching products for the blog, get inspired browsing Pinterest, analyze my accounting in Excel, and hammer through my inbox, but I also need a place where I can spread out and be messy. I need a place that’s visually appealing, yet organized. I need place that’s just me.
I’ve started working on adding furnishings, accessories and art to the space and hope to share the final reveal in the next couple months. By collecting pieces I love I’ve landed on a color palette of neutrals, metallics and lucite with a pop of pale mint grounded by an amazing over-dyed red rug. Honestly, it’s kinda random and a bit contradictory, and that’s why it works. It’s me.
I’ve already received some great items including my new desk chair from CB2. I looked far and wide for a modern chair on casters that wasn’t the typical white or black leather. I am so happy with my purchase. I also received this rug from Rugs USA. Truthfully, the photo does not do it justice. It’s the perfect blend of modern and sophistication without being overly contemporary or traditional – a balance I appreciate. New lighting is also a key factor for this room. I decided on the Blu Dot Stilt Floor Lamp and the Robert Abbey Delta Table Lamp (in Celadon), both from Lumens.com. I’m head over heels with both and I know I’ll keep them in my home forever, even if they move from my office.
I’m still finalizing some of the details with art, curtains, pillows, and accessories, but I love the direction I’m heading.
(No. 1) Blu Dot Stilt Floor Lamp from Lumens.com, $399; (No. 2) Threshold Iron Wire Table from Target, $60; (No. 3) Bubble Leather Office Chair from Cb2, $229; (No. 4) Robert Abbey Delta Table Lamp in Celadon from Lumens.com, $166; (No. 5) Chevron Crewel Pillow Cover from West Elm, $44; (No. 6) Urchin Objet from Dwell Studio, $38; (No. 7) Isola Wastebasket by Guzzini from The Container Store, $99; (No. 8) Montero Plymouth Red Rug from Rugs USA, $363 – 799; (No. 9) ‘Anthropometrie’ by Yves Klein from Art.com, $34; (No. 10) ‘Creativity’ by Note to Self, $15 unframed.
I know I am not the only one jumping on the Gatsby bandwagon. Art Deco is everywhere – flapper dresses, beaded headbands, sunbursts, chevrons, and lots of glam! What do you think of this trend? And are you planning to go see Leo this weekend at the box office?
(No. 1) Sass & Bide High & Higher Embellished Neon Silk Shift Dress at Net-a-Porter, $620; (No. 2) Moyna Deco Beaded Clutch at Nordstrom, $178; (No. 3) Aqua Deco Spike Earrings from Bloomingdale’s, $25; (No. 4) Mariam Salat Deco Jewel Cuff at BaubleBar, $425; (No. 5) Sass & Bide Nevermind Sequin & Embellished Dress, $590; (No. 6) Haute Hippie Swirled Embellished Tank Dress at Shopbop, $995; (No. 7) Gold Deco Chev Cuff from BaubleBar, $34; (No. 8) Verdier Jewelry Crystal Drop Earrings at Nordstrom, $68; (No. 9) Boutique 9 Orseena Art Platform Sandals at Bloomingdale’s, $160; (No. 10) Flapper Headband from ASOS, $25; (No. 11) Siri Mini Skirt from AllSaints, $378; (No. 12) Deco Stud from BaubleBar, $26 for a set of 3; (No. 13) Loeffler Randall Amelie from Piperlime, $375; (No. 14) Seafolly Deco Empire Swimsuit at ASOS, $190; (No. 15) The Spider Ring at Shopbop, $139.
>> Click here to see Trend Spotted: Art Deco Home Décor Edition
Art Deco, the international design style popular from 1920-1940, is making a strong impact in today’s fashion and interior design worlds. The period’s influence has made its way into our homes in the form of sunburst mirrors, the resurgence of geometric shapes, and lavish embellishments. And now, just in time for the release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Art Deco has become a widespread trend.
Strong vertical lines, bold curves, fan patterns and other motion lines are seen in today’s modern furniture, textiles and home accessories. Whether your style is modern or traditional, embracing this trend is a great way to add the luxury and glamour synonymous with the Roaring Twenties into your home.
(No. 1) Pochoir Print from ‘Nouvelles Compositions Décoratives’ by Serge Gladky at Art.com, $175 framed; (No. 2) Baccarat Vega Martini Glass at Bloomingdale’s, $280 for a set of 2; (No. 3) Portico Mirror from Z Gallerie, $269; (No. 4) NightByrd Navy Arches Throw Pillow, $75; (No. 5) Ankasa Chryster Pillow at Shop Ten 25, $400; (No. 6) Ankasa Deco Sequin Pillow at Shop Ten 25, $290; (No. 7) Possini Gold Leaf Obelisk Table Lamp at Lamps Plus, $100; (No. 8) Stamped Brass Deco Style Double Gang Toggle Switch Plate from House of Antique Hardware, $27; (No. 9) Worlds Away David Silver Leafed Dining Chair at Zinc Door, $623; (No. 10) Jonathan Adler Santorini Nyx and Hera Vases, $495 and $195; (No. 11) Deco Fan Vanity Tray at Horchow, $40; (No. 12) Joy Carpets Any Day Matinee Deco Strobe Navy Rug at Rugs USA, $152 – 986.
>> Click here to see Trend Spotted: Art Deco Fashion Edition
The pools are opening and we’re all counting down the days ’til our feet hit the sand (or boat dock). I am so excited for summer, I can’t stand it. When evaluating my beach wardrobe this year, I decided that I have plenty of bathing suits, cover-ups, flip flops and large beach towels; but one thing I am missing is a gorgeous woven beach tote. Any of these designer beach bags put the typical, boring straw bag to shame and would be perfect accessory to any fashionable sun-bathing outfit.
Whether you’re headed to the Bahamas, Seaside or Lake Ray Hubbard, grab one of these totes, fill it with sunscreen, your e-reader, sunglasses and a deck of playing cards – you’re ready to go!
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