Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday's Favorites...Everything RAFFIA!

A mild obsession...

Charlotte Olympia

Crate and Barrel

Mad Imports

Stella McCartney


Wisteria: Cuba Cloth Pillows

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Walking On Clouds...

Wide leg, crisp white, mid rise and oh so chic, I'm feelin' white pants this spring. White denim is a look that I don't think I've rocked since high school might I add. I think it's about time to try this trend again, this time I'm definitely opting for the wide leg version...A much more flattering option. 
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Black and white is always timeless...
S/S 2011 designer versions

clockwise from top left: TEXTILE Elizabeth & James, Joe's Jeans, RayBan, Asos belt, Jeffrey Campbell

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Blake Goes Red...or Orange Rather...Thoughts?

Sometimes "matchy matchy" happens...couldnt help posting this image directly after the last...There's just something about orange and blue! What do you guys think of Blakes new locks? 
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one of THOSE days...

Can the weekend come please, like NOW...
So much to do and so little time, catching up on life today

both images via: designspiration

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 the navy

There is something so "springy" about nautical inspired decor and fashion. The bold contrasting stripes always look so fresh, whether in the home or as clothing. Here are a few images that have been fueling this nautical fixation...
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J. Crew

this trend inspired my recent F21 purchase: a navy and white striped knit maxi, it hugs the bod juuust right! and works surprisingly well on my short frame...

Other nautically inspired pieces pictured: Michael by Michael Kors heels (old) and F21 braided rope belt

What would you pair with a striped maxi?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Shield and Shade...April Showers

Last week I was eager to find out that I was given the amazing opportunity to intern for one of the most preferred umbrella manufacturers in the U.S., ShedRain. They have manufactured umbrellas and rain gear for companies such as, Banana Republic, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Gap among others. Although my love lies in "fashion," and umbrellas may seem a tad bit quirky, I have come to realize that these shielding and shading accessories can make quite the fashion statement themselves! 

With various shapes, fabrics, designs and uses, ideas for umbrellas are constantly floating through my head...
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I am almost ashamed to admit that I have never actually owned an umbrella, crazy being that I have been a Northwest dweller my entire life!

A few more pieces inspired by rainy days...
Rain Drop earrings via: Etsy (theangryweather)
Tea Towels by zakkanouveau

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pastel Paradise...

I just returned from a quick stay in a much warmer place than my home, it was a welcomed heat wave that hit heard and in return caused me to catch a cold (due to the temperature change I'm sure). I decided to stay away from the internet for the duration of my trip and I must admit, after day 3 I began to have withdrawals. This made returning and seeing the mass amounts of inspiration running rampant on my fav blogs a treat within itself, I know what I'll be doing as I lay sick in bed today...

Although I don't really celebrate Easter, I will admit the pastel paradise that is the holiday leaves me yearning for everything pretty and pink...which normally is so not me, so against my will, I gave in...Enjoy!

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Opening Ceremony for Rodarte
Jeffery Campbell 99 tie
Are you dressed in pastels for the holiday?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Moody Monday: Desert Dreams...

I leave bright and early tomorrow morning for Arizona, it is a much needed trip, being that it appears that Spring forgot to hit the Northwest. I anticipate a relaxing week ahead of me with good food, good drinks, good company and the welcome appearance of the warm sun. So the packing begins...

Needless to say I'm in the mood for some desert heat...

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images via: thevow.tumblr, 60's70's.tumblr, flikr

What items would you pack for some desert fun?