Friday, May 21, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Too Perfect for Words.

My wallet will officially be anorexic, but aren't these beautiful?? What's a girl (who is trying not to use her credit cards) to do?!

Making Sense of Style.

From the time I was a little girl, I've always had a very distinct sense of style. I see pieces that make my heart melt and I'm drawn to them like bees to honey. I've developed a pretty impressive wardrobe for a girl my age-- I am very blessed in that my shape hasn't changed too, too much and neither has my taste. Sometimes though, I'm disappointed in my ability to "put things together." By this I mean, there are a number of headbands with bows, chunky necklaces, chandelier earrings-- all really beautiful pieces-- that I can never figure out how to properly incorporate into an outfit. Part of the problem is that I am, by nature, a pretty casual gal. Don't get me wrong, I love getting dressed up for special events and the like, but on a day to day basis, you're probably going to find me in a cardigan, jeans, and a cute pair of flats or sneakers.

The same can be said for my taste in interior design. I know what I like, I buy what I like-- but how can I take these unique, individual pieces and make them gel in a setting that is cohesive and tasteful? I'm hoping that with a little more distance from my college experience (i.e. gradually detoxing on ramen and paper towels functioning as plates), that I'll gain a better sense of what does and doesn't work in a more mature, sophisticated living space. In the mean time, however, I'll just sit and drool over the apartments and homes of people who have gotten it down to a science.

I really love pink peonies and any flower that even resembles a pink peony-- just call me Blair Waldorf, please!

I have no idea where I found these photos-- they are just a couple of the hundreds that have accumulated in a file on my desktop named "pretty." If you can help me identify and give credit where credit is due, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Espadrilles in Bloom

Thus far, I am totally failing as a blogger, and I am so sorry for that. My life has been quite hectic to say the least, and I'm often prioritizing the "have to" writing over the "really want to/fun stuff" writing. With that being said, I couldn't help but share these beautiful shoes with you. It will be a pretty serious splurge for me, but I don't think it can be avoided... I'll just, um, skip dinner? For a month? I mean, who really needs to eat anyway?!