Sunday, 30 October 2011


So I've been AWOL for a bit, just got back from a conference in San Diego. Conference was so-so, San Diego was beautiful! I've never been before and highly recommend it. Halloween weekend in SD was crazy too, if you're the type who loves people-watching I recommend popping a squat at a bar with a patio and taking in the sights all night :)

All of us at the conference noticed a distinct difference in SLC vs SD fashion (duh) so I thought I'd post my latest fashion inspirations :)

That necklace? Chandelier drops. Probably heavy as f*ck but kinda funky. I also really want a leopard print cardigan, which are surprisingly hard to find in a print that looks chic not shit.

Also on a perpetual search for the perfect pair of leather boots, which I wear all year long. I like the tall socks/leg warmers here.

Perfect weekend slouchy yet fashionable outfit

Just like in interiors, I think texture absolutely makes an outfit. Here we have metal, cozy knit, lace, and a silky or cottony top. So great. I want a white lace skirt in the worst way but have no idea how people keep them clean?! Don't they just attract dirtiness??

I'm jonesing for black and white stripes in the worst way lately, both in interiors and fashion:

Love stripes with floral

And particularly into bright pink with black and white, like so:

Doesn't she look like Olivia Wilde?!

I want those pink pants!!!

Fall colors, so great

But I still love me some summery goodness, especially after San Diego. What do we think about the resurgence of denim tops?

Also, daytime sequins, like above and below

Signet rings are my fave.

I want a silky tie-top shirt with blousy sleeves, only in white or cream. Shockingly hard to find in a normal-person price range.

Unofficial poll: tights under shorts, yea or nay?

I have all the right things to make this outfit happen, yet somehow it just doesn't work on me. WHyyyyy?

Last but not least, how cute is this preggers lady?!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wish List

Every year around December 1st I remember that I have a ton of gifts I need to buy. This year I'm trying to be very proactive and get it done asap! As I'm searching for gifts for others, of course I'm coming up with a list for myself :) Posting this early since I assume I'll keep adding and detracting from it the closer I get to the holidays. In no particular order except for #1-3:

9) A good pair of hiking shoes. I bought my current pair in Chile 4 years ago and they've seen better days! I've only viewed the one I linked to online so I don't know if I'd actually like them--hiking shoes are something you really need to try on in-store to determine if you like them. So maybe a giftcard to REI would be better?

8) White silk blouse. One with this outline: bowtie, loose and comfy fit, billowy sleeves

7) Domino: The book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman

5) The Perfectly Imperfect Home, Deborah Needleman

4) A big ol' star chart for my studio. This one's 44"!

3) This calendar by Michelle Armas...if I can't have a custom painting, this is the next best thing :)

2) Finish Grandmas' quilt: my dad's mom used to quilt a lot and when she stopped, she had a beautiful semi-complete dusky purple quilt that I snagged. I want it finished off so I can use it!

1) This bag by Tippy Tai on Etsy. Fully customizable, I want mine with a zipper closure and to be black with deep plum accents and an apple green interior. Her feedback of 4,871 people is 100% positive, everyone says the bags are well-made and ship super fast! Since I've been looking for a new laptop bag for about a year I think this tops my list :) I think this one and this one are really cute too if I were love the first bag so much that I bought more haha.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Studio inspiration

Here are a couple of the latest ideas for my place

Top of the door is underrated. May line up postcards from trips on that tacky?

Come to think of it, I prefer this idea: postcards framed in floating frames

Or this.

I want me some metallic floor pillows.

Have ugly boob light fixture in my bathroom. Plan to over with something along the lines of this paint swatch DIY. Only in gradients of white and black

Boxes. Labels. Yep.
Glass bottles with puffpaint designs and white paint overall

Fall decor!

Bookshelves are so chic when they're horizontal

Masculine/feminine yumminess

I was putting together my not-even-weekly Hump Day Dump Day post and realized that over half of them had a strong emphasis on a delicate balance between masculine and feminine. My own space is fairly feminine, but I've been looking for places to incorporate more masculine elements because I think it's much more interesting. Exhibit A through ZZZ:

Girly frames, modern decor. I like the graffiti aspect of these chairs.

Could be just great photography....but I love all the depth/texture of this shot

Metallic pillows and throw rug = girly, grey gold and white color combo + cowhide ottoman = manly

Leather couches and metal accents/table are masculine but the flowers and other decorative touches make it feminine

What a perfect little nook!

Color. Combo.

Love the emerald green

Black, white, and green are manly, but they can be tempered by curves and other girly touches

How pretty is this vintage wooden ironing board

I want Sheryl Crow's whole home. Especially the laidback kitchen.

Love the layered artwork and how it makes the TV blend in

What a great eclectic space....not too stuffy, not too lazy

Nice cozy weathered home

I like the ruffle on this super basic couch....girlies up the straight lines and muted palette of everything else

Weathered window pane with Krylon mirror spraypaint

Nice masculine the headboard

Masculine/feminine goodness

Neutral goodness

One of my all-time favorite bedrooms

Wood + metal is my favorite. This table would only get better with time.

Great outdoor patio. I want the couch for my livingroom one day.

Perfectly worn coffee table

LOVE. This. Bathroom.

If I ever have the money for a media room....I'd do it up similar to this.

Palette is masculine, antiqued mirrors temper the dude aspect down

What do you think? Are your favorite rooms all one gender, or are they a great mix of girly and manly?