i absolutely adore the soft grey ruffles in this mini skirt, and by matching it with a boring, loose-fitting white tee and brown braided belt, it suddenly becomes "boho" and casual instead of in-your-face-feminine and fancy. perfect.
sometimes i dream of being the kind of career woman who has a home office - an entrepreneur, writer, etc., and i've always understood the importance of having an organized, inspirational workspace. in case that day does come, i'm filing this idea away in my future design box :
i loooooove the "think" sign!! it's simple but just perfect for an office.
honestly, everything about this room just enchants me:
- the beautiful green wallpaper with tree branches painted, the bright pillows on the bench (next to the window, no less!)
- the crisp white linens, the funky lighting...
- but mostly, the beautiful canopy. i love how the canopy is more like curtains than a veil, i love how the bed frame has the canopy starting in the middle of the bed rather than at side posts, and i loooove the cream curtains when the rest of the bed is white! SO beautiful!
i've always been fairly uncertain about exposed brick in interior design, and especially in the bedroom - it can have a fun, urban look, perfect for a downtown loft. as fun as city-chic lofts are, i tend to lean towards the shabby-chic-in-a-cottage look. rooms that intrigue me are usually described with words like : classic, quirky, cozy. . . . and those are room that typically don't have exposed brick. so imagine my surprise and happiness when i came across a decorated room that meshes brick and my cottage-y style -- it even has a killer chandelier!!
take a look:
thanks much to beth dotolo of Nest Interior Design --- for showing me that exposed brick can work in a bedroom and still have a soft and feminine feel! see more exposed brick rooms here.
i love bridal fashion and love the idea of working in this field as a bridal consultant. this past spring i worked at a prom dress store as a sales associate and realized that finding the perfect dress for a girl is just beyond fun! since prom season ended, i have been filling my time with "say yes to the dress" on tlc. i have a serious love affair with this show and it would be a dream come true to be one of those fabulous kleinfield consultants. when the show isn't on, I can be found on kleinfieldbridal.com, keeping up with the new gowns and accessories.
here's what came up on their blog today: bridal belts:
this made me super happy because I really looove belts! as a petite/curvy girl, i rely heavily on belts to pinch in my waist, the only [somewhat] small part on my body.
so apparently there's this young' [20 years old!] french designer out there who makes incredibly fun, unique shoes, and i sort of want all of them! his name is Eugene Riconneaus and I found out about him from this article on the fashion blog she breathes.
have you ever read a book and felt the words just jump off the pages? have you ever so lost yourself in a story that it is no longer a story, but becomes a reality so tangible you feel you could reach out and touch it? artist Su Blackwell certainly has - how else could you explain her remarkable book sculptures? J
just take a look . . .
2008, the wild swans
2007, alice, a mad tea party
2009, pandora opens box
i don't want to write a whole lot about these pieces because i feel their fantastical beauty speaks louder than anything i could possibly say. basically... i'm in love.