Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Vision in Pink

Being around design so much, sometimes it can be hard to settle on one particular style/color/period that I like most but lately, I have been thinking a lot about designing my dream kitchen and I think I've finally made a decision. I've always believed that when the time came, I would have a white kitchen. I like when rooms feel open, airy, spacious, and clean but white has been done to death and I'm not one to follow trends, so I've thought and thought and thought some more and finally, I've decided on pink. I want a pink and white and gold kitchen.  Keep scrolling to see a few images from my vision board I've posted below.











Monday, July 29, 2013

The Pantone Project

There's an adage which touts that inspiration exists all around us. I've always believed it is possible to find beauty and inspiration in everything. In order to realize it, I think it requires capitalizing on the moment, immersing yourself and being fully present. I am a little late finding out about The Pantone Project (about 3 months) but I love the idea of it. Dreamed up by artist, Paul Octavious, The Pantone Project seeks to match all the colors of Pantone with everyday objects. The beauty of this project lies in the correlation between being in a moment or place and witnessing how that moment/place inspired one of the Pantone colors or vice versa, was inspired by a Pantone color. Here a few of my favorite matches...

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Friday, July 26, 2013

J.Crew

I gave myself two tasks yesterday: one, find a hydration belt and two, find a sports drink that will help with performance, endurance and recovery. But somehow I ended up in J.Crew. To my credit, I only went inside because I hadn't been in the newly (I use this term loosely, as the space opened in April) renovated Georgetown store and I wanted to check it out. I know how it sounds but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Once inside, I was bombarded with extra 40% off sale signs and next thing you know, I was in the fitting room with an arm full of clothes. I was excited to leave with a pair of the toothpick jeans in the geometric print that I have had my eye on since the Fall! Check out this gallery wall I loved and of course, the jeans.

   J.Crew Georgetown, Washington, DC
   Photo my own.

    J.Crew toothpick jean in geometric 
    print. Photo credit: www.jcrew.com


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Aquazurra

I'm sure most of you have figured out by now, I have a shoe obsession. I wish I could say this obsession was a new thing but it's not (during my adolescence it was not uncommon for my mom to refer to me as Imelda Marcos) and I'm not sure if it will ever die or if I even want it to die but if you guessed that today's post is about shoes, I can tell you, you're right.  Today's shoe post is dedicated to Aquazzura. I first learned of the Aquazurra brand shortly after the release of the "Piña Colada" sandal, which had the Interwebs in quite a frenzy (rightfully so). I've been following (ahem, lusting after) the brand ever since.

   "Cannes" 
   Photo credit: @aquazurra via Instagram

   "Piña Colada"
    Photo credit: www.shoerazzi.com

    "Sexy Thing"
     Photo credit: www.shoerazzi.com






Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rowan Newton

Over the past year, I have been following the work of Rowan Newton, a painter/illustrator from South London. I could tell you how inspired I have been by the use of color, texture, or even the presumed confidence of the women Mr. Newton uses as the subject of his works or I could just say, Mr. Newton seems to use a multitude of colors and textures and mediums to bring forth the provocative, vibrant and beautiful nature of each of his subjects and then let you see for yourself.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Christian Siriano

Stumbled across this pic of Christian Siriano's 2014 Resort Line, which led me to his site to see the rest of the collection, which then led me to the online store where I stumbled upon these shoes, which I adore!

     Photo credit: @csiriano on Instagram

      $450.  Photo credit:
      www.store.christianvsiriano.com
                        $450.  Photo credit: www.store.christianvsiriano.com
                        $450. Photo credit: www.store.christianvsiriano.com





Friday, July 19, 2013

New goodies!

I bought this weeks ago (okay, two) but I'm still excited about my new convertible clutch/shoulder bag from South Moon Under! 

    $39. www.southmoonunder.com 
    Photo my own.

Here you can see the chain length and another color option.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Obi Cymatica

I could rule the world in these Obi Cymatica booties. So chic!

    Photo credit: www.obicymatica.net

     Photo credit: www.obicymatica.com


Alejandra G

Totally head over heels (pun! pun! pun!) with these AlejandraG sandals! Love, love, love the unique design of the heel!

   Photo courtesy of @its_alejandra_g on      
   Instagram.

    "The Carlos 2", $396. Photo courtesy 
    of www.AlejandraG.com.