31 October 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN


pumpkin/forest/peonies/witches/window/apples

Happy Halloween you sweet things! Do you have any plans, or are you going to stay in and pass out candy? The boy and I have a last minute party tonight and I need to come up with a costume immediately. It'll most likely be something out of my closet so time to get creative. 
Have a spoooooky night! xx   
  

SWEET. SWEETER. SWEETEST.


Sweet. Navajo Blanket Cape on sale for $49.42
Sweeter. Trailrider Poncho $275

Sweetest. Military Cape $323.46

28 October 2011

MASCULIN FÉMININ


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I am so happy it's Friday! The weekend couldn't come soon enough. Do you have any Halloween plans? I am having a scary movie night with a few of my girlfriends. I plan on drinking some spiced cider, lighting a fire in my fireplace and carving some pumpkins {yes I am a little late on this}. 
Happy Weekend! xo

27 October 2011

A FEW SWEET THINGS


one. Kitamura Cabinet $1,598
two. Long Arm Chandelier $299
three. Antique Arrow Weathervane $695
four. Nanette Lepore Ponderous Dress $298
five. Lulu Frost Arrow Necklace $384
six. Rachel Comey Mars Combo Boot $420
seven. Hudson Weekender $425
eight. Medusa Forest Cheese Board $148


These are a few sweet things i'm lusting after this week. A girl can dream right?!

How has your week been so far? This week has been jam packed, but in the best way. On tuesday my photos of Amber and her gorgeous home were on Glitter Guide, yesterday I was on Emma Dime as one of her "lovely ladies", and my Flashdance inspired hair tutorial is up on Glitter Guide today. If you're rocking 80's for Halloween this year it's a must see!   

26 October 2011

SWEET STYLE. LOVELY LADY


I am being featured today on one of my favorite blogs, Emma Dime as a "lovely lady." Make sure to head over to her blog and check it out!






SWEET SOUND // VOLUME 2


1. Beirut // Rip Tide
2. Bon Iver // Brackett, WI
3. Arcade Fire // Modern Man
4. Broken Bells // The Mall and Misery
5. Broken Social Scene // All to All
6. Department of Eagles // No One Does It Like You
7. Stars // Elevator Love Letter
8. Grizzly Bear // Knife


{listen here}

It's time for volume 2 of Sweet Sound! I am so thrilled you like this new feature, because I love putting it together. This time it's a mellow mix of some of my fa-fa-favorites. 

25 October 2011

BABY LOVE


I had truly an amazing day at Lilly's baby shower in Ojai this past weekend. Grandmother to-be Mary thought of every detail, it couldn't have ben more beautiful. She even made those adorable centerpieces herself!

We were all chatting at the shower about how much can change in a year, and it's crazy to think how much has changed for Lilly. She got married, had her 30th birthday and now she is having a baby! Lilly is my oldest friend in the world, and it has been a pleasure to see her though such monumental moments. If you'd like to take a look back at some of them, I will be posting links at the bottom.   


Links
photos of me by lauren and kate

24 October 2011

SWEET. SWEETER. SWEETEST.




Sweet. Brass Boat Bookends $32
Sweeter. Brass Impala Bookends $38
Sweetest. Brass Armillary Bookends $42


How was your weekend? I had such an amazing time in Ojai for Lilly's baby shower. I can't wait to share my photos of the day and all the sweet details! Look for those photos tomorrow.

21 October 2011

LATELY


These last few days have started to feel fall like in LA which is a nice change from the 90 degree heat of last week. The colder temps have got me craving dinners at home, movie nights with the boy and hot tea. Here is a little look into my life of late and a few of the things making me smile...  
  • Taking a moment to enjoy the autumn light shining through turning leaves.   
  • My new glasses from Bonlook that have not left my face since they arrived. 


  • Buying pretty cards for some upcoming birthdays and baby showers at Urbanic. They have the best selection of cards, wrapping paper and gifts. I spend way too much money here!   
  • Trying to make the best of the recent heatwave, by spending the day at a friend's pool (yes I have the chubbiest feet ever).


  • Ingredients for a comforting, homemade pasta dinner with one of my oldest and dearest friends. 
  • Listening to some of my favorite records with my favorite guy.
I am thrilled the weekend is finally here because I am headed up to Ojai for Lilly's baby shower. I can't wait to spend time with my family, some of my favorite ladies and celebrate Little Miss Walton of course. Happy Weekend! xx

20 October 2011

HOW TO. 70'S HAIR


It's 70's week on Glitter Guide and this time I am showing you how to get one of my favorite hairstyles- boho waves. I love this look so much that I wear a variation of it nearly every day. Make sure to check it out here

19 October 2011

AREN'T YOU NICE...




one. Helix Wall Mounted Bookcase $199
two. Tomiyama Koichi Walnut Lamp $275
three. Kenton Sorensen Ipad Portfolio $200
four. 365 Calendar $19.99
five. Earnaness Chair $2,200
six. Oji Masanori Brass Tray $440
seven. Nendo Corona Globe $98
eight. Pendleton Blanket $128 


Just a few things that would look quite nice in my house. Since I work mostly from home, decorating and making my space aesthetically pleasing is extremely important to me. I have always been someone who can't focus on work, etc. unless my house is clean, well put together and reflects me. When it's not, I feel totally chaotic. I'm sure I sound a little intense, but believe it or not my sometimes OCD tendencies have lessened as I have gotten older. What about you, do you get consumed with your space being a certain way? 

18 October 2011

DRESSING FOR FALL


1. Blanket Poncho $188
2. Blackwatch Plaid Shirt $72
3. Perfect Chambray Shirt $68
4. Cableknit Crewneck Sweater $98
5. Alexa Chung for Madewell Cora Shirt $135
6. Faded Floral Shirt $76


I can't seem to get enough of collared shirts- they will forever be a staple in my wardrobe. This fall I have been pairing them with cozy sweaters. I love how a collar looks peaking out of a crewneck or an oversized cardigan. 


Madewell is offering 20% off all shirts for the next two days! Time to stock up!  


{photo via}

17 October 2011

14 October 2011

LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME


It's always fun to take a look back at what you were up to a year ago- to see what has changed in your life and what things have stayed the same. Last year at this time the boy and I were about to head to NYC {blog post here}. It was the last time we were both there, now that I think about it. Maybe it's this painful 90 degree weather we've been having, but I can't stop thinking about New York in the Fall. Some of my favorite memories are from the times we've been there together. It's truly a magical place and I hope I'm lucky enough to make my way back there soon. 

Any fun plans for the weekend? All I want is to be near a pool. Crossing my fingers I can make that happen. Happy Weekend! xx   

13 October 2011

SWEET SORROW


Came across these lovely photos by Portuguese photographer Teresa Q the other day. Since I am spending so much time behind the camera this week it's nice to be inspired by someone else's work. Go check out her flickr- it is full of romantic and slightly sorrowful images. Her tumblr is also a must follow.

I do apologize, this week has been so crazy I haven't had much time for blogging. Things should be a bit calmer the rest of the week. I booked myself a much needed Thai massage to help me relax. It is spa week after all! My favorite massage place, Thai Sabai is having a special deal- $50 for a 90min massage. It's too good to pass up!      

12 October 2011

SNEAK PEAK


This is a little sneak peak at what I've been up to this week. On Monday I photographed my dear friend's home (above), yesterday we shot the tutorial for "60's week" on Glitter Guide and today I am shooting a "style at home" feature for Glitter Guide. Is it really only wed? My computer wont let me upload any more photos to my desktop, which means it's time to get out my external hard drive and get to work. I do love my job though. xo 
   

HOW TO. 60'S MAKEUP & HAIR


It's 60's week over on Glitter Guide and this time I'm sharing both makeup and hair tutorials with you. First off it's Twiggy inspired eyes so make sure to head on over there!

11 October 2011

SWEET SOUND // VOLUME 1


I have a new addition to the blog for all you music lovers. There are few things in life that make me feel more connected to myself and to others than music. I had so much fun making my mix cd for Lauren's party {see photos here} that I decided to start posting "Sweet Sound", an 8tracks mix every other week. 'Cause who doesn't love a mixtape? This week is an upbeat mix of new and old music that makes me want to move. Enjoy!

1. Kavinski featuring Lovefoxxx // Nightcall
2. Future Islands // Before the Bridge 
3. Little Dragon // Ritual Union
4. The Knife // Heartbeats
5. M83 // Midnight City
6. CSS // Lets Make Love
7. The Gorillaz // On Melancholy Hill
8. New Order // Temptation


{listen here}


I also wanted to reach out and say hello to all of my new readers. Thanks for dropping by, I am so happy to have you! You all make my day a little bit brighter.

AUTUMN OUTFIT INSPIRATION


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Just a few images giving me autumn outfit inspiration. I've been wearing a lot of classic and menswear inspired outfits lately, with either a hat or a pair of plastic rimmed specs. I just got these glasses from Bonlook and absolutely love them. I can't wait to show you! What has been your go-to outfit this fall? 

10 October 2011

07 October 2011

LATELY


This week has been quite chilly and rainy in LA, which has been exactly what I've been longing for. It also ended up being a nice mix of both work and fun. I had a couple photo shoots, the boy and I started to rearrange the house a bit and more importantly I had one of the most incredible meals of my life, at Michael Voltaggio's newly opened restaurant Ink. Let me just say, if you are a foodie of any sort- make a reservation now. It will blow your mind. The meal alone made it hard to get rid of the grin on my face, but here are a few other things making me smile...
    


  •  Drinking my first pumpkin spice latte of the season and hiding out from the rain. Fall has finally arrived in LA, which hopefully means more rainy days and seasonal coffee's in my future.  




  •  Getting cuddle visits from the neighbor's cat. Ever since I had to put my little Eloise down a year and a half ago, my life hasn't been the same. She was the love of my life. I still don't feel ready to adopt another pet, but getting weekly visits from Pussy {yes her name is really Pussy} has made me feel just a little more open to the idea.
  • Snuggling up on the couch with the boy, a beautiful bottle of rosé {a birthday gift from a friend} and re-watching the movie that made us realize we liked each other more then "just friends"-- 500 Days of Summer




  • Finding this brass table lamp at a thrift store on the 40% off table. Serious score! 
  • Finally re-organizing "my" picture wall and making it "our" picture wall. Ever since the boy moved in we have been talking about rearranging things and making them feel more "us." But of course life got in the way and we put things off...until this week! 
Happy Weekend! xo

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