Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rug Sale

This is a photo that I saved a while back in my inspiration files. I love everything about the space including the bold area rug.

If you love this space too, today could be your lucky day. This rug is on sale at One Kings Lane today.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fab Fit Fun

The summer months are always the time when everyone wants to be in good shape in order to enjoy all the outdoor and water activities. Summer is also the time of bright, fun colors. What better way to get motivated to workout than to sport fabulous workout attire...

Anytime I purchase new running shoes or a new tank, I actually get excited to go workout. Does this work for anyone else? Here is a roundup of some great workout accessories and clothing:

1 - Nike Indy Reversible Racerback Bra 
2 - Puma Digital Heartrate Monitor Watch
3 - Brooks Pure Connect Running Shoe
4 - C9 by Champion Seamless Cami Bra
5 - Nike Fast Pace Tank
6 - Nike Tempo Metric Print Panel Running Shorts
7 - Under Armour Shatter II Capris
8 - Under Armour Muscle Tank
9 - Nike Filament Boy Short
10 - Nike Free TR Fit 2 Sneakers
11 - Under Armour Escape Knit Skort
12 - CamelBak Eddy Water Bottle
13 - Lululemon The Un Mat
14 - Lululemon Tie and Fly Tank
15 - Lululemon Open Mind Bra
16 - Mizuno Wave Creation 13 Running Shoe

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Color Inspiration: Coral

Coral is definitely on the brain since it is the main accent color in our family room. I have been browsing coral accessories and kitchenware for a while trying to get ideas, and I have also come across some great fashion and beauty items as well. Here are some coral pieces that have caught my eye recently...

1 - Anthropologie Miacomet Cardigan
2 - Anthropologie Coral Rays Shade
3 - Modern Riviera Coral Chandelier Earrings
4 - Anthropologie Baubled Pony Holder
5 - Steve Madden Coral Crochet Wedge
6 - Coral Concert Dress
7 - Anthropologie Colossal Dots Curtain
8 - Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Lip Glace
9 - Caitlin Wilson Textiles Coral Signature Pillow
10 - Kate Spade Florence Leather Satchel
11 - Ariella Collection Double Floral Stack Rings

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Family Room Update

I know it has been a while since I have posted about our family room, and I have received lots of questions. All the pieces that we ordered have finally arrived, but we are waiting to get rid of our old furniture before setting up the new furniture and rug. We are hoping to sell our old stuff since it is only a couple years old and good quality furniture, but life has been a little hectic lately and we have not had the chance. Our home currently reminds me of a college apartment with mixed matched pieces of furniture all throughout the house (it is driving me crazy).

Here is our new sofa sitting in the family room but not in the correct place (as you can tell it is blocking the fireplace).

I can't wait to get the new sofa in place and put the pretty new Caitlin Wilson Textile pillows on it. Here is one of the pillow covers with a coral throw I picked up at West Elm for $19.99 this past weekend; they had a lot of great items on sale.

The rug finally came....

Now we just need to sell the old furniture so we have room to roll it out. I want to have it treated before we use it since it is mostly white. Here is a picture of what the rug looks like:

I hope you enjoyed the "update." I wish things were completely set up so we could get on with the accessorizing and coffee table, etc. Unfortunately, things were delivered later than expected and life has not slowed down enough to give us a chance to arrange to sell our old stuff. Hopefully, I will be able to show more of a reveal sooner rather than later :)

Friday, June 8, 2012


Thank goodness it is Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend; hopefully mine will be very peaceful and relaxing ;)


Image via Atlanta Home & Lifestyles

via Beth Davis Interiors

via At Home in Arkansas
via Martha O'Hara Interiors
via DKOR Interiors Inc.
image via Houzz

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Beauty Recommendation: Nars Body Illuminator

I am a redhead, which means I am not naturally tan unless I spend several days in the sun. So far this summer, I have not been able to be in the sun as much as I normally like. I have sworn off tanning beds and mystic tans are certainly not my first choice. I do love airbrush tans, but sometimes they are not the most convenient, and I have had a bad experience where I ended up being the color of an Oompa Loompa.

So, on to the point of this post....

I finally found a "bronzer" that looks natural and does not streak. It is NARS Body Illuminator, and it really isn't a true bronzer. It doesn't stain your skin or give you a dark tan/gold/orange color. It is a bronzing product that illuminates the skin. It gives a bronze glow, but you don't look too glittery or shiny. I love the finish it gives my legs, and you can keep rubbing it in until there are no streaks or uneven marks. It will also come off with soap and water.

If you're looking for something that will make you really tan, then this is not the product for you. It is pretty shear, but it does take the bright white out of your skin and give you a healthy glow at the same time. You can use it all over the body; I have used it on my chest before too.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Affordable Finds

On a recent trip to both Target and Hobby Lobby I was very surprised by all the great home decor pieces that I came across. Most of them were very similar to expensive decor items. These affordable options do not look like a cheaper version; I was really impressed by the quality.

I took a few pictures while in Hobby Lobby:

 These geometric prints were really pretty in person; the colors were so vibrant. They were priced at $59.99 with 50% off.

This lamp was so pretty in person; it looked exactly like the mercury glass/mirrored lamps I see at the expensive home stores in town.

The design on this picture is exactly like a pillow that is currently at Anthropologie.

I didn't take pictures while in Target, but I pulled up a few of the items I liked online:

I love this tray. It is a really pretty coral with a gray and white geometric print inside. It goes so well with our new family room design so I bought it and I can't wait to show you where I put it. This tray is $29.99 at Target and I have found several similar trays for $150. 

This plastic tumbler was also cute and in the same vibrant coral.

These pillows were all great as well and were similar to pillows I have seen in some of the pricey home boutiques around Austin.

Everyone loves a great sunburst mirror, especially when it's a third of the cost of most sunburst mirrors you find at home stores.

Have you come across any great finds lately?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In the Nude

Nude shoes are not only very popular, they can be very flattering as well. They are also a great neutral that can be paired with many different outfits. Nude shoes can elongate the leg and they mix well with various colors and prints. Here is a roundup of nude sandals; many are on sale at Piperlime.

Jessica Simpson Poll

DV by Dolce Vita Archer

Chinese Laundry Imagine

DV by Dolce Vita Ilana

Boutique 9 Geniffer

Rachel Zoe Gwen

L.A.M.B. Mya

Sam Edelman Flynn

Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Rikki