6.30.2011

a swoon-worthy wedding

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So inspiring! I haven't seen such a colorful, creative and fun wedding in a long time. Via Style Me Pretty...

(Photography by Arrow & Apple via Style Me Pretty)

6.29.2011

magical

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I can't get over this illuminated greenhouse... so dreamy, don't you think?

Also, I've been away for a while, but I'm back. The past week was spent in Alabama with the folks. I was lucky enough to snag some fab vintage jewelry while there... I'll try to share some pictures soon!

(image via NY Times)

6.16.2011

gallery + happy (early) weekend

I love a good gallery wall...

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Meanwhile, I'm signing off early for the week. I have a wedding to attend in Cape May, NJ - it should be the perfect opportunity to wear some of my most colorful summer clothes and shoes...

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Happy weekend one and all!

(images via here and here)

6.15.2011

creative painting

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First of all, the colors in this space are totally me. And then there's the awesome paint treatment at the ceiling. If I had high ceilings, I would totally try this "unfinished" look. Such a great idea!

(image via Living, Etc)

6.14.2011

watercolors

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Dreamy photos from Chris Benz's Resort 2012 resort collection. I want all the clothes by the way, especially the chambray trapeze dress with animal-spotted lining. So fun...

(Images via Style.com)

6.13.2011

6.09.2011

surprising details

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Delightful colors and patterns unexpectedly adorn these antique book spines... via The Selby

6.08.2011

making an entry

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It's not my usual look, but I could go for a clean, white space like this - especially as a sun-filled entryway. Very modern, very chic... I'm kind of in love.

(not sure where I came across this, but it's originally from Pia Jane Bijkerk)

6.07.2011

what do you wear and where do you shop?

I wear dresses, almost exclusively. Where do I buy them? More likely than not, it's Zara...

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Unless you happen to catch me at home (as in, in my house) during the summer when I'm wearing cutoffs and a gingham button-down, I can almost promise you I will always be wearing a dress. Riding through Rittenhouse Square on my vintage Schwinn? Dress (and heels). Grocery shopping on Monday morning at Wegman's? Dress (and again, probably heels). Rock concert, barbecue, cocktail party, Target - it's my look, all day, every day.

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As for where I get these frocks, I can't get enough of Zara. Sure, I shop at Neiman Marcus and J. Crew and Forever and vintage boutiques, but Zara is my go-to for every day, work day and going out. I've been shopping there for years, and thankfully we got a store in Philly several years ago which makes updating my wardrobe a snap. I like that their look is fashion-forward, grown-up and affordable. It's not teeny-bopper like Forever 21, or suburban like Ann Taylor Loft, or folksy-twee like Anthropologie. They have bold colors, clean lines, modern shapes and plenty of runway references without feeling like a complete rip-off (except for some of their pieces this spring, which were taken straight from Prada's runway...but for some reason I am completely ok with that.)

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Needless to say, I am a total and complete fan. I also like their separates, which I don't get as much use of but find tempting nonetheless. Kimono jacket over shorts? Yes, please...

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So now that I have waxed rhapsodic over my favorite clothing item and my favorite store, tell me... what is your go-to wardrobe item and where do you get it from?

(images via Zara.com)

from the inspiration files... turquoise and neutrals

I'm so predictable I know, but I can't get enough of this color combination...

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(from top: image via Adore Magazine; Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012 collection via Style.com; Pucci book image via Lonny magazine; Jeffrey Campbell Garret heels at Nordstrom and Lulus.com; dining room image via Lonny magazine; beaded necklace by Assad Mounser)

6.06.2011

two takes

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... on the same aqua/green color palette. I love this dreamy vintage kitchen via Vart Nya Hem and the mod, dotted dining room by Diamond Baratta Design.

(left image via Decor 8 via Vart Nya Hem; right image by Diamond Baratta Design)

6.03.2011

happy weekend!

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I leave you for the weekend with a few bits of eye candy that are making me particularly happy. First of all, I could totally live in the home pictured above. Big windows, oversized artwork, a rattan elephant side table and a shaggy dog ottoman - all in a palette of lilac, pink and yellow? What more could one ask for? 
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I'm also desperately craving this Marc Jacobs confection, which can be found at The Outnet (among many other items that would fit perfectly into my closet). Finally, I'm loving this home by Marmalade Interiors that was featured on Made By Girl the other day. A turquoise dresser and purple velvet chair have been added to my home wish list!

Hope you all have an incredibly happy weekend! See you on Monday...

(top image via Desire to Inspire)

6.02.2011

pairings

Some of my favorite recent interiors paired with chic, summertime looks from Rachel Zoe's 2012 resort collection...

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(All interiors via Interiors Magazine; Rachel Zoe 2012 resort runway photos via Style.com)

6.01.2011

book display

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I love the idea of shelving that allows for outward-facing book covers. It's an art wall combined with storage - ingenious and totally stylish, don't you think?

(Image via Living, Etc.)