Last year, I loved the emergence of colored denim. Neons, red, mint green – the trend was (and still is) hot. And now as fall approaches, I’m excited to see so many stylemakers sprucing up the basic pant in new rad ways. Bold prints, shiny leatherlike materials, new colors, and velvet! My personal fave right now is the above pair of cords. I know they’re crazy. I’m picturing them with a chambray button down, a drapey black blouse, or even a chunky, belted cableknit cream sweater.
Pants: Level 99, similar; Top: Anthropologie; Shoes: Urban Outfitters; Leather Bracelets: Leather store in Wisconsin; Gold Bracelet: Anthropologie; Earrings: Goldie O (website coming soon!); Lipstick: NYX in Shocking Pink
You know those mornings where you stare into your closet, your hair still swept up into a towel and soaking wet, for days? Okay, maybe not days, but long enough that you’re forced to skip that much needed cup of coffee? Well, I’ve had too many of those days lately, and it’s not for lack of clothes. So I thought I might try some outfit posts to catalog what combinations work and what I haven’t tried yet. I like to force myself out of my comfort zone every once in a while, so hopefully this will help with that too.
ps – Have you tried NYX matte lipsticks? They are my new favorite. They go on smooth, last all day, and come in some great colors. And they’re only $6!
All photo cred goes to my lovely and talented sister, Audrey. Thanks, lovey.
Y’all, thank you for all your kind words this week about the New City Arts Secret Dinner. I feel really blessed and encouraged by your comments. I wish you all could have been there, enjoying a glass of wine with us.
Today I’d love to share a little more about our tablescape, specifically the florals and vases. Since we were working with a small budget, I knew I needed to get creative about how to display flowers in a beautiful, economical way. The vision was to create an ombre-inspired table with colors fading from light yellow to coral to a fiery orange. Jackie Collmus was able to match our vision with garden roses, snap dragons, lilies, tulips, and ranunculuses. For the vases, we gathered over 130 containers – squared bottles, mason jars, rounded vases, even white wine bottles. At first, I was really over the mason jar trend, but they were so easy to come by (we had tons left over from our own wedding) that I knew I had to figure out a way to reinvent them. That’s when I decided to paint each glass vessel, transforming them into something new. What do you think?
Stay tuned for the easy DIY.
Just a little sneak peek of some decor inspiration I used while planning for the New City Arts Forum dinner this weekend. Are you coming? It’s going to be amazing. These amazing ladies are catering, Skyline is providing lighting, and two local florists are decking out the space in gorgeous blooms. I’m excited about this project – the space is a secret until the evening of the dinner (so fun!) and since we’ll be serving artists and art-lovers, the decor will be creative, interactive, and a bit out of the box. Can’t wait to share the finished product!
* I seem to have misplaced the sources for these images! If you know, please let me know, so I can credit properly.*
Spring has sprung! At least at J.Crew. The newest “Looks We Love” features all these super bright, cheery pants, skirts, and shorts. As a girl who generally sticks to neutrals on bottom, I’m pretty excited to add some pumped up color to my spring wardrobe. What do you think? Too loud or totally rad?
I just love the glam feel of gold. There’s a warmth and a brightness there that seems to both hearken back to the Gilded Age of antique romance and to enlighten us of future glory. Yes, I think all that about gold. Plus, it just looks so pretty.
Totally want to snatch up the new gold designs by Rifle Paper Co.
When I was flipping through the Lela Rose Ready To Wear 2012 images, I was completely taken by the long, painted gown. The yellow, white, and indigo brush strokes are unexpected and add a bit of edge to the otherwise ethereal design (also love that subtle peplum!). I was inspired to make a moodboard featuring 2012′s color of the year, Tangerine Tango.
On this cold February day, I’m looking forward to some bold pops of spring color! Beginning with that citrus lip a la Kate Bosworth.
Cake via Style Me Pretty, Paper Lanterns via Martha Stewart Weddings, Lela Rose orange shift, Orange cocktail source unknown, Lela Rose gown, Bauble necklace J.Crew, Orange marshmallows source unknown, Bouquet source unknown, Kate Bosworth, Orange flowers