Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

Can we please talk about how amazing Michelle Williams looks in the new Louis Vuitton campaign?

I guess it's that point in the summer where I've enjoyed the heat, but I'm secretly coveting fall clothes. These images have me dreaming of paired down basics, classic silhouettes and simple color schemes. 

Let's discuss how to achieve this look. 

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton
deep purple + dark green + red lips



Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton
white + jeans + khaki 



Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton

black + citron




Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton
black + tan







Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton

white + blush pink + red



Which look is your favorite? 

xo
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Monday, July 21, 2014

on repeat

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Otte dress sold out, same in blue | Zara pumps old similar | MZ Wallace clutch old similar | Chanel glasses


I am not kidding when I say that I have been wearing this Otte dress on repeat.

day =  my favorite flat sandals + maybe a belt
night = heels + clutch

It's silk so it stays incredibly cool and the pattern helps hide any wrinkles. Sadly, the blue and white is sold out (I got this on sale), but I absolutely love the ikat and water color prints too. And of course, it would also make the perfect LBD.

It runs big so if you're thinking about getting one, size down. I bought a small (because of the sale situation) and had my dry cleaner take it in on the sides.

xo
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photos by Rose Mayo

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

INTERIOR DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT // ANNA BURKE INTERIORS

Anna Burke Lonny Magazine
Sometimes it feels like we have seen all the internet eye candy there is to see right? The same designers and the same project pinned over and over. And then. All of the sudden. Ta-da!  We discover something new and fabulous.

That's what happened to me last week when one of my friends turned me on to the interior designer Anna Burke. After working for Celerie Kemble for several years, Anna has opened her own firm and her style is nothing short of delightful.

As we scrolled through her portfolio I had an ah-ha moment. Ok maybe this wasn't all BRAND new. I realized that it was her gorgeous Palm Beach project that I had admired in last month's Domino. (The whole conversation came up in fact because I was considering buying the CB2 bookshelves she used in the living room).

And perhaps you saw her house tour a few years back in Lonny?  (I had not, and have since become completely obsessed). Colorful and feminine with a bit of a bohemian edge.

And because this does matter, I hear she is also incredibly nice and friendly.

Some eye candy...

Anna Burke Lonny Magaazine

Anna Burke Lonny Magazine, Anna Burke apartment tour
I love the surprise of the vintage floral wallpaper she used in her own apartment. Especially paired with a bold striped rug and fur throws. The photo in the first picture (above the mantle) is from a street vendor. Girl after my own heart. I would love to know where to find that seller!

Anna Burke apartment tour

Anna Burke Lonny Magazine

Juju hats for the win.



I can't resist  good bar cart….or a good gallery wall.

Anna Burke Interiors


Sconces are a decorators best friend in small apartments. And who doesn't love a gorgeous upholstered headboard? Looks like these might be two twins making up a king size bed.
Anna Burke Interiors

Anna Burke Interiors

A touch of luxury with D. Porthault linens.

Anna burke palm beach, anna burke bachelor pad domino magazine

Anna burke palm beach, anna burke bachelor pad domino magazine
Her palm beach bachelor pad is modern blue and white perfected.

Anna burke palm beach, anna burke bachelor pad domino magazine

Anna burke palm beach, anna burke bachelor pad domino magazine
This my friends, is certainly one designer to watch.


xo
smash

Friday, July 11, 2014

outfit of the day // black, white & red

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AshleyManfred_BW2Joie blouse old similar | Zara skort old similar & similar | Sole Society shoes old similar 

TGIF

xo
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

currently coveting // a brown leather tote

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I'm really loving the look of a simple brown leather tote right now. It's the perfect understated option for work don't you think? 

Especially cute with a simple monogram


This version from Madewell is a great price for such a classic piece.  

xo
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

apartment 8 design update // the gallery wall

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Don't worry. I didn't forget about updating you on our apartment progress. 

It's just going…slowly.

I mean, everything feels slow after the initial move in right? 

We have definitely made progress, but we have also had a few hilarious missteps. Like, at some points it has been one step forward, and two steps back. In the last few weeks we have had one cracked dining room table, two broken lamps, and two curtains that were ordered but then completely out of stock. So right now we have curtain rods (but no curtains), two new lamps on the way and after a little DIY session on the floor Sunday, we finally have our dining room table.


Right now, the biggest thing we need to address in the living room is the space above the couch. Our sofa is nine feet long, and the ceilings are ten feet tall. So, we have a giant space we need to fill. Here is a picture of what it looked like when we moved in.
As you can see, it's a big blank canvas. 

For a while we thought we would go for something huge like this…
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or this…
Miles Redd
...but we couldn't find anything we loved that wasn't a gajillion dollars. 

Luckily! I'm a big hoarder collector of random art so we decided to go with another gallery wall. The one in the hallway is far enough away that I don't think it's going to be too much of a good thing. 

When I thought gallery, I knew we could go a couple of different directions. At first I was thinking, all matching frames in a grid to create a sense of order.
Ashley Whittaker Design
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But honestly, I was only feeling so-so about it. 

Then I saw this image on Mackenzie's blog and though BINGO! 
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color + different medias + mismatched frames + art to the ceiling

It just speak to me. That is exactly what I want. (Of course it's no surprise that it's from the Serena & Lily store in San Francisco….love that brand). 

Because we have gigantic ceilings, I especially liked that the art went all the way up the wall. Here is another great example of putting frames all the way up your wall to maximize the space. 
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I also enjoy this situation. Although I like color way too much to execute it fully in my own home.
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The trick to making this look work is keeping it genuine. The art has to look good together, but it also has to paint a picture of your personality (pardon the pun). I want to assemble something that feels true to us, but I also don't want it to take five years to put together. So, this weekend I stopped by a flea market in Connecticut and started collecting a few small paintings. 

I also asked my parents to send a few things from Michigan, so we're off to a good start. 

And of course, I have my eye on a few other pieces online. Some of my go-to places for art are 20x200, The Tappan Collective, Minted, One Kings LaneYellow KornerSociety 6 and of course Etsy

I would love to hear of Etsy vendors or other artists you love! 

xo
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