Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Shoesday Tuesday

No, it's not too late in the season to purchase a pair of espadrilles.  Especially when they're gold, glittery, and on sale!  Be still my beating heart.  These Kate Spade 'Lolana Flats' are reduced to $116 from $178.  Impossible to imagine living in a different pair of flats for the rest of summer.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Design Inspiration Monday

A number of times, I've had someone ask how to decorate using birdcages.  They'll find one they like, but aren't quite sure what to do with it.  Usually, setting it on a mantle or coffee table and filling it with greenery or cute accessories are ways to incorporate birdcages in decor.  What grabbed my attention about this living room is the chandelier housed in the birdcage.  Such a cute and creative idea!  Another aspect that drew me to this space is the mixing of patterns.  Black and white polka dots are a classic print combination while the blue and purple carpet peaks whimsical interest.  What do you think?  How would you incorporate birdcages into decor?

See full home tour:  FluffNStuff

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Shoesday Tuesday

Neutral with the right amount of fringe makes this bootie a perfect transitional wardrobe staple.  Show them off with a flowy knee-length dress in summer or cuffed jeans and a sweater in fall.  Currently part of Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale (for only $110), I'm seriously resisting the urge to buy a pair in all 4 colors.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Design Inspiration Monday

This ultra glamorous loft living room in Vancouver is the epitome of luxe.  Industrial style is made chic with the dramatic, dazzling chandelier and classic tufted sofa.  White, black and grey as the color palette creates an elegant contrast with the brick industrial elements of the room.

Photo credit:  House & Home 2008

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

{whatever wednesday} birthday edition

This {whatever wednesday} is a little different than the typical.  With my birthday tomorrow (woo hoo!), I decided to put together a little "splurge on myself" wishlist.  Every year, I usually treat myself to something I've usually wanted for a while as a "another year in the books / Happy Birthday to meeeeee" present.  If I was about to go shopping and ultimately buy what I wanted without thinking twice, here are 5 things I would treat myself to.  What would be on your birthday wishlist?

{Birthday Suit:  Open-Back Culottes Jumpsuit}

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shoesday Tuesday

Sleek metallic and a sky-high platform heel, these are not your average sandals.  Surprisingly versatile, similar styles have been spotted on Lady Gaga and Jessica Alba.  Pair with jean shorts and a kimono for a bohemian day look or a culottes jumpsuit for a night out.

Shop the Shoes:  Steve Madden 'Get-It'

Monday, July 13, 2015

Design Inspiration Monday

With summer in full swing, my mind is consistently concentrating on getting outdoors, whether it is going to the park, local events, socializing, or entertaining.  There is a brewery in St. Louis (Earthbound Brewing) that uses tree stumps as stools, which I absolutely loved.  Loving the idea so much, I went to the extreme Google search of "tree stump stools."  Lo and behold, this rustic outdoor dining area...the answer to my search results, a dream entertaining space with perfectly placed tree stump seating.

Photo credit:  DIY Ideas

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shoesday Tuesday

With espadrilles being one of the "it-shoes" of the 2015 summer season, it's not too late to dive in to the style.  This particular pair, I'm really loving.  Flatform base, contrast colorblocking, and quilting details combine making these a stylish and comfortable flat.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Design Inspiration Monday

Mondays can be rough.  Mondays after a long holiday weekend can be especially rough.  This Lincoln Park flat living room by Wendy Labrum Interiors is the remedy for those Monday blues.  Patterned pink pillows adorning the oversized tufted sofa create a feminine feel to the room, while the giant gallery wall proves this design element is still having a major moment.

Photo by: Meghan Bob Photography