Monday, October 31, 2011
In honor of this orange and black holiday, here are some of my favorite rooms in this color scheme.
This is an inspiration board that I created for our guest room a while back using black and white and orange. The room is inspired by one of Mary McDonald's designs.
I hope you all have a Happy Glamorous Halloween!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Then Saturday I'll be heading to my dad's hometown of Flatonia for Czhilispiel. I have grown up going to Czhilispiel every year, and it is something that I absolutely look forward to each fall! I have only missed one year and that was for my honeymoon last year. This is the 39th Czhilispiel; there is music, food, partying, beer, chili cook-off, margarita contest, partying, and lots of fun! Oh, and partying!
Then Sunday is the baptism of one of my best friend's first baby. I am so excited to be a part of such a special occasion. We have been friends since we were 4 or 5. We grew up together, graduated high school together, and were in each others wedding. Here we are at my wedding October 2010.
This post just got me even more excited talking about all the fun for the weekend. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend full of your favorite people too!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I was eyeing this pair on Nordstrom's website for a while and decided I had to have them. Luckily for me, Nordstrom did not have them in store; so I checked out the Steve Madden store. The Steve Madden store not only had them in stock, but they were 15% off too! This style comes in leopard print too.
|Steve Madden 'Annnie' Wedge Bootie|
This is a pair that looks similar from zappos.com for about half the price. I believe they are at DSW also.
|Madden Girl Estyr|
I love this pair by Rachel Zoe.
|Rachel Zoe Bella Bootie|
This is another pair that I think is really fun and edgy, and it has the gold studs like the Rachel Zoe bootie but for a fraction of the cost. This shoe can also be found at DSW.
|N.Y.L.A. Kareem Wedge Bootie|
This pair is by Jeffrey Campbell and reminds me of Lady Gaga for some reason. He designs very interesting and unique shoes. Sometimes I see an Alexander McQueen resemblance.
|Jeffrey Campbell Lita Bootie|
Speaking of Alexander McQueen, here is a style by his fashion house. I love snakeskin print and I love cobalt blue... (Santa, are you listening?)
|Alexander McQueen Genuine Snakeskin Bootie|
Who doesn't love leopard print? Tasteful leopard print, of course! Every season there is at least one Sam Edelman shoe that I absolutely love. They design beautiful shoes.
|Sam Edelman Wilma Bootie|
This pair by DV by Dolce Vita puts a spin on a biker/cowboy style. These look like a good "walking" pair.
|DV by Dolce Vita Dempsey Bootie|
I really like this pair and almost bought them the other day.
|Luxury Rebel Sora Bootie|
There are a lot of peep toe styles too; this one is by Steve Madden. I don't normally shop Steve Madden that often, but they have some of the cutest booties this fall.
This reminds me...I think I need a black pair...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I will be the first to admit that I have a hard time "settling" for something other than what I originally have in mind; but in this case, I knew practicality was a must, and there was no need to splurge on our patio when we have so many other indoor projects going on (Hubby was so proud to hear me say this).
Me: "So, I think it is silly to spend so much on outdoor furniture since we're remodeling the kitchen and redoing rooms."
Jett: "What did you say?"
Me: "So, I think it is silly to spend so much... "
Jett: "One more time?" (big, proud smile)
After searching online and at local stores and coming out empty handed, we decided to check out Garden Ridge. They actually had wicker patio furniture, and we were able to get two chairs and a settee for nearly the same price as one of the other chairs. The cherry on top - it was black! (I'm obsessed w/ black and white decor)
I don't have a picture of our new furniture to show yet, but I will soon! Here is the inspiration board I created for the patio -
I can't wait for it all to come together!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I have had the
hardest time finding concealers to cover the dark circles, and when I find one
that provides enough coverage, it is too thick and creases. I finally decided
to try an under-eye primer in hopes that I could
pile apply a sufficient
amount of concealer and still have a smooth finish.
I turned to reviews online and decided to purchase YSL’s Top Secrets Wake-Up Eye Care. I absolutely love this stuff. It not only helps w/ the smooth application of my concealer, but it also helps out drastically w/ the puffiness. It may have even helped with my dark circles as well, but that is hard to tell (more to come on that topic later). There is one down side to this product (of course); it is a bit pricey and does not last long… I would love to find another product that shows this many results that lasts longer than a month. One month!
Leaves eyes feeling very smooth
Helps under-eye make-up have a smooth finish
Leaves eyes looking “awake”
Possibly reduces dark circles
Can find it at most department stores
$44 a tube
Lasts only a month with daily usage
Monday, October 24, 2011
If I were rich and famous, I would buy these in a heartbeat!
|Brian Atwood Embroidered Pump at Bergdorf Goodman|
This is a Trina Turk, peacock inspired indoor/outdoor pillow. It comes in other colorways as shown below. I love the spin on the traditional coloring of a peacock feather. I actually purchased this pillow for our patio.
Kendra Scott is one of my favorite jewelry designers, and I love these Andi Earrings in Eclipse.
|Kendra Scoot, Andi Earrings|
This is a really fun, graphic rug, and I love the colors. This would add just the right amount of punch to any room. The rug is from an online boutique out of Dallas called Shop ten 25.
Another really pretty dress by Rebecca Taylor. The color of this dress resembles the coloring of a peacock feather, and there are embroidered feathers made out of sequins and beading.
|Rebecca Taylor, Beaded-Feather Party Dress|
This is a very affordable, graphic shirt from Forever 21. The peacock feathers are beautiful. I think I may go