Monday, March 16, 2015

spring look - ballerina style

Monday, March 16, 2015
We've had an unusually delightful end of winter. The cherry blossoms are already blooming and the sun shining. Out come the dresses and away go the sweaters and heavy jackets. The countdown to spring has begun! I'm tempted to say spring is my favorite, but truth be told, the changing of seasons is my favorite. 

With that. Here is an outfit that I crave to throw on and run to the nearest farmers market. I must admit that I was slightly influenced by the new Cinderella movie. Guilty. But more so than that, my ballerina roots are always a strong influence.  I hope you are celebrating the changing of seasons in your small ways. 

Necklace: Pair with anything, any season, but the flowers make is especially appropriate for spring.

Sunglasses: I've had few pairs of 'expensive' sunglasses, and I have no idea where they ended up. Cheap, stylish, and in some ways, loseable sunglasses are my go-to. These are just a few dollars.

Market Bag: On the pricier end, but it is lovely, durable and shows Seattle spirit. A worthy splurge.

Shoes: These really put the 'ballet' into ballet flat.

Shirt:  A graphic tee pairs with a tulle skirt perfectly. This tee speaks to the indulgent nature of weekends.

Essie:  One can never go wrong with a pink mani, especially in spring.

Skirt: Can we talk about this skirt? I would be happy if a tulle skirt was the last thing I ever wore. It comes in a couple colors and I want to buy them all.

Monday, March 2, 2015

making time

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Monday. Can I just say life has been a little crazy? We are down a person at work, which means I've had to put in a little bit of extra time daily to get everything done. Then I come home to an empty house (save Zooey) since Billy is back on night shifts. It's been tiring, and a little depressing. I've felt like I haven't had the time or energy to do anything important. So here's to a creative, productive, happy week. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

blushing - home decor with a touch of pink

Thursday, February 19, 2015
With it being the month of love I thought it’d be fun to ‘think pink’ for the home! I love pops of pink in the interior, it makes a space instantly colorful, playful and feminine.  On top of that, pink is a such a flattering color. When light bounces off it, it can give a soft light and rosy hue. Here are a few of my favorite spaces that do the hue justice. 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

our ikea bar cart

Thursday, January 22, 2015
I've had my eye on this little minty-green cart from Ikea ever since it first premiered. During trips to Ikea to take in it's beautiful practicalness and unique, yet on-trend color.  In the end it always felt like I didn't really need it, and thus shouldn't buy it. Thankfully, my mother-in-law got the tip this Christmas and I can now call it mine. (I suggest Pinterest board Christmas lists for everyone!)

I initially kind of needed it to store all my baking supplies on the cart and stash it in the pantry, but seeing as our pantry is non-existent at this point (that's our next project!), it is perfectly filling my bar-cart void. With our entertaining supplies so handy we fill the need to entertain, and a 5 o'clock cocktail is a rarity no more! I'm sure its styling will evolve in the coming months as I get used to our first bar cart, but here's our first attempt! (By the way, I think I have a stem-glass issue, this is only like a 1/5 of our collection, anyone else in the same boat? I think I have a problem.....)

mint cart, Ikea // cocktail shaker, ice bucket and pitcher from Threshold from Target (no longer available) // chalkboard, DIY 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

bedroom update: styling nightstands

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A long time ago I shared some photos of our bedroom. We had finished our headboard and the room was 'good enough' to take you all through, but still missing many finishing touches and a few essential items - like nightstands. Today I share with your our bedroom update, complete with good lighting (you're welcome) and our DIY Ikea Rast Nightstands.

I had searched tirelessly for nightstands that would maximize the space on either side of the bed. These fit like a glove and had the storage we were craving. They were also cheap, which meant that some money could be spent fixing them up and buying hardware.

Is the room still a work in project? Always. But it is finally a much prettier, happier and functional work in project. I hope you enjoy.

nightstands, ikea // lamp shades, target // headboard, project here // duvet cover, macys (old) // clock, vintage // fitzgerald print, etsy //  lamps, vintage //  candle, antrhopologie //  curtain tie backs, urban outfitters  // trinket dish, anthropologie (old) //  brass tray, vintage // box, target (old)

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