Friday, April 30, 2010

Love is a CYCLE.

I couldn't have put it better myself.

Ready for the Weekend

Not going to lie - this week was a doozy. It was just one of those that I felt like my head wasn't properly screwed on to my shoulders... I kept making silly mistakes and getting frustrated with myself. This weekend will be full of birthday cheer for one of my best friends (and lovely roommate), Kendall. During the downtime, I might need to escape and take a good long soak in a tub like this one. Just recharge my battery and rest up. Nothing like a clean slate on Monday! I look forward to starting over - sans silly mistakes.
simply contemporary

One thing to keep in mind - if Monday falls flat, there is always Tuesday. A good friend recently explained to me why Tuesday is in fact the best day of the week. It is a day without the high work expectations from your boss (like a Monday), it's before the mid-week slump on Wednesday, and there isn't pressure to plan fun activities like Friday or Saturday. I like the philosophy - Tuesday is the day that doesn't get enough love. You can do whatever you'd like on Tuesday and it will be a special day. Personally, I've always been a Saturday girl, but I like to think that Tuesdays have something good in store now as well... and if nothing happens on a Tuesday, then hey, it's just Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's a Ring Thing

Rings. They're kind of a collectors item. I think as I get older perhaps I will start to collect nicer ones (as budgets permit), but my favorite place to find a great ring is digging through the jewelry tents at the local flea market. When I came across these amazing rings on Etsy (the equivalent of a flea market online) I fell in love!

These can be purchased on Etsy

DIY.... Done Right: Garden Chandelier

This lovely garden chandelier was an inexpensive DIY project that turned out just right. I love how much character it gives the space in an unexpected way.

Statement Necklace

I can't get over how much I love this necklace - perfect for the "wow" effect ;)

Found via Toujours Amoureux

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

lofty living

The idea of living in a loft seems like so much fun - endless possibilities to transform the space, high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and grooved wooden floors. Mmmmm sounds splendid indeed! I love how homey this loft turned out:

Kate Lanphear on Jak & Jil

American fashion editor Kate Lanphear - I have no earthly idea what she actually does, but I do know that I love her stacked bracelets upon bracelets and don't-mess-with-me attitude. And I also know that I want those shoes in the first picture. Please & Thank You.

Monday, April 26, 2010

catching dreams

It's right about this hour that the night owl in me takes charge and refuses to let me go to sleep - here is to dreaming good dreams tonight and a successful run in the morning before work!

I'm in love - with this apartment!

I found this on Apartment Therapy - a couple that refurbished an old garage into one of the most quaint living spaces I have ever seen!! I love love love how interesting everything is to look at.


I love these dramatic looks with lots of volume - so fun!

--good fortune for the coming week--

Friday, April 23, 2010


So so excited for the weekend - especially because I have NO plans. The real world of career, scheduling and balance makes you truly realize how nice it is to just sit and enjoy some quiet time to relax. Only 2 of the 4 roommates will be in town, so we will be putzing around at quaint farmers markets and trying out some new happy hours. It will be glooorious!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

One of my best friends, Ally, always finds the most interesting art - I love how thought provoking it all is. Here is a sampling of my favorites:

beautiful love


At this moment while scrambling around the office, I dream of the blissful days spent in Venice aboard Venetian gondolas with olives, wine, and cheese. Oh, Venice, my love....

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

caffeine crack-out made quaint

Today is nuts. None stop running around and working my little tail off - I wish I had time to sit down and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea with this sweet little sugar heart. *Sigh*

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Festival Wear

Festival season is here - and although Coachella has come and gone, it inspired me to search for the ideal festival "looks"... what's really great about festival season (or so I realized at Coachella) is that anything goes in terms of attire (or lack there-of). Personally, I love the feminine hippie-inspired looks that are as carefree as you feel.

All courtesy of Topshop

in the mood for TEAL

Blue bedrooms got me thinking about a more joyful color of the blue family - Teal.