Monday, February 28, 2011

Much Needed Bag

Photo Courtesy of CCSkye.
Photo Courtesy of Tarnish/Nordstroms.
 See by ChloĆ© 'Poya' Scalloped Leather Satchel
Photo Courtesy of See by Chloe/Nordstroms.
The Scholar Satchel
Photo Courtesy of Madewell.

Every girl needs a classic leather satchel.  Perfect for travel or roaming around town, having enough room to fit anything you might need.

Weekend in Numbers

1.)  Beignets at Bayou Bakery
2.)  Washington Color & Light exhibit at the Corcoran
3.)  Mojitios at Cuba Libre
4.)  Many walks with the boys
5.)  Caribou stop before the dog park Sunday am
6.)  Watching the Oscars (see my favorite looks here, here, here, here, here, here, and here)
7.)  New Coach Sandals from Bloomingdales

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Friday.

Hello lovelies.  Sorry for the delay but I'm super busy today.  The week flew by, which I'm not complaining about.  Also flying by, it's so windy in DC today.  Power lines fell near my apartment so lets hope I have electricity when I get home.  Any plans for the weekend?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Retro Vibe

Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters.
Awhile back I recieved an email from Urban Outfitters.  Upon opening I was shocked at the retro items they are now offering.  Who would have thought?

Out of the Loop

Photo Courtesy of the Satorialist.

Currently I'm working on an ad at work and my bosses want it to be purple and orange.  With my artistic background I feel strongly against using these two colors together, they aren't complimentary.  But then I saw Gucci using the combo in their Fall 2011 runway and thought to myself that maybe I'm just out of the loop.


Photo Courtesy of Rover.

Doesn't every dog need a trench coat?

Charley Harper

Photo Courtesy of Charley Harper.

If anyone is a fan of Charley Harper as much as me, or would like to learn more about him check out the recent article in House Trends magazine.  Last year I was fortunate enough to buy my first original Charley Harper (seen above), I love the piece and hope to add more in the coming years.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Girl Crush: Alexa Chung

How adorable is this look?  She looks so chic by throwing a gray knit sweater over a girlish Louis Vuitton dress.  Also loving the satin bown pumps.


Photo Courtesy of Rockett St. George.

After reorganizing over the weekend, G and I (mostly myself) realized that we have way too many books.  Obviously my apartment isn't large enough for a library but a girl can at least dream for walls of endless shelves to hold every last book.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Queen

Photo Courtesy of Stamp Rugs.

Photo Courtesy of Stamp Rug.

I'm not British but I'm crushing over these Queen rugs.  Although they are way too pretty to walk all over, they would be a perfect wall hanging, as shown.

Current Want...

Photo Courtesy of Venessa Jackman.

A colorful floral scarf.  My current Burberry scarf screams winter; a pretty, pastel floral scarf would be perfect to mix with my winter coat at the moment to keep the sporadic days of 'spring' around longer.

Happy Tuesday

Photo Courtesy of Room and Board.

Good morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend, and that you all had President's Day off.  G and I did quite a bit of furniture shopping (and purchasing) this weekend.  We finally ordered our sofa (pictured above) and I also bought a vintage cabinet to hide G's record player that has annoyingly been sitting in the floor of the back room since Christmas.  Now we just have to wait until the end of April for the sofa! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Photo Courtesy of Paris vs. New York.

Currently I don't know French.  I would like to try my hand at it one day.  This cute blog is helping out in a small way, baby steps.  Bonjour!

Friday, February 18, 2011


Photo Courtesy of  Finn Juhl.

Hello lovelies, I'm so glad it's Friday.  G and I are going shopping for sofas this weekend, lets hope we finally pick one!  I'm excited that it's a long weekend with extra time to relax.  What are you doing this weekend?  Hitting up any President's Day sales? 

Have an enjoyable weekend!


Photo Courtesy of emmakisstina.

If I knew G would let me hang this bathroom I would order it in a heartbeat.  But we have an agreement to try and keep the apartment gender neutral, maybe if I just hang it he won't notice; yeah right.


Photo Courtesy of BHLDN.

I'm obsessed with these shoes from the new BHLDN site.  I'm trying to justify their purchase but I'm just now  sure yellow satin bow pumps are the greatest choice for work.  I think I need to think harder, so that they can be justified.  ::wink::

United States of America

Photo Courtesy of Rockett St. George.

I suppose I'm on a bit of a print kick.  This I like.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Photo Courtesy of J.Crew.

You're killing me J.Crew.  I love this skirt but I'm sorry even I have my limits.  $300+ for a skirt to wear to work is a little much.  ::sigh:: 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dreaming of Pink

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart.

Photo courtesy of LonnyMag.

Photo Courtesy of J.Crew.

Photo Courtesy of J.Crew.

Photo Courtesy of Shop Bop.

Photo Courtesy of Kate Spade.

Even though Valentine's Day is over, I'm still dreaming of pink.

Travel Poster

Photo courtesy of the Heads of State.

G and I are finally tackling our back room.  It has been the one room in the apartment we have sort of 'let slide' for over a year since it technically doesn't have a real purpose, besides housing the dog's cages at night.  We are leaving the walls white because of all the concrete walls and exposed duct work.  To liven up the one long wall we are hanging dozens of pictures and I think this one needs to be added pronto.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What I'm loving now...

Leopard.  I saw this photo of Jenna Lyons on and love the bold print, especially mixed with black, gold, and olive green.  Here are a few other leopard items I'm loving.

Must get leopard cardigan and this necklace stat!

Photo Courtesy of Tory Burch.

Photo Courtesy of the Limited.

Best in Show

Photo Property of the Everday Diary.

I love both my boys so of course when they insist on watching the Westminister Dog Show I'm happy to oblige.  The best in show is crowned tonight.  (They of course know they would win hands down, if only they weren't mixed breeds.)


Photo courtesy of DWR.

Morning lovelies.  To start off your Tuesday I wanted to share a gorgeous picture, taken recently at the Guggenheim featuring Stua furniture.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Did you know seahorses dance, change color and lock tails for a short swim during courtship? Talk about romantic!
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Guide--Day 13

Conversation Heart Cookies
free (relatively if you have all the ingredients on hand)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Have a lovely weekend!

Not sure about you lovely ladies, but I'm ready for the weekend (this is the first 5 day work week I've had in awhile).The weather is 'supposed' to be fabulous, hello 50s, so I hope to spend a majority of my time outdoors. Sunday G and I are heading to the Georgetown Flea Market in search of a vintage coffee table, or maybe more.  Hopefully we can also pick up some brunch in the area.  I hope you all enjoy your weekend and weather you are celebrating Vday alone, with girlies, or your man have a splendid time.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide--Day 11

Photo Courtesy of Chanel.


DVF Home

Image Gallery
Photo Courtesy of Curbed.
Image Gallery
Photo courtesy of Curbed.

Today the Diane Von Furstenberg Home Collection launches.  Check out all the items here.  Most the pieces are a touch too bold and graphic for my home but the colors are fantastic and the shapes complimentary.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Girl Crush: Natalie Portman

Photo courtesy of

Can I just say how great Natalie looked at the Oscar luncheon this week.  I know it is just a simple navy wrap dress but it looks fab and I love the punch of the red shoe.  I like the similar feel of the green dress below, its similar and I feel it's perfect for spring and summer at the office and after hours (Maybe with a bright shoe to accompany).

Valentine's Day Gift Guide--Day 10

Photo Courtesy of J.Crew.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Photo Courtesy of Gilt.

How adorable is this jewel encrusted Pug (Mugsy) clutch by Judith Leiber on Gilt.  A little glamorous for my lifestyle but would be so cute to tote around at a special event.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide--Day 9

Photo courtesy of Design Sponge.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Photo Courtesy of Beholden.

Yesterday Anthropologie sent a sneak peek of their upcoming wedding line.  I'm not planning on walking down the aisle anytime soon, but the classic and girlish accents on each piece make me swoon.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide--Day 8

Photos Courtesy of MiMi Green.