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Oct 30, 2014

Design Inspiration: Black and White

I already highlighted some black and white Halloween decor options in a post earlier this month, but the classic combination works in any season and with any style of decor. No matter what the occasion or situation you can rarely go wrong with a good black and white graphic print. If you are looking to up the drama in a room, make it entirely black and white. For a more modern and playful feel, try mixing black and white pieces with brightly colored ones. 


Oct 29, 2014

Sweat Shop

It's that time of year when all I want is a cozy sweat shirt. Lucky for me they are on trend for fall and winter! Just for you I have collected some of my designer favorites you can dress up with a skirt or leather skinnies or down with just about anything else. Enjoy!

1. Finds 2. Carven 3. Richard Nicoll 4. KENZO 5. MSGM 6. Maje 7. Stella McCartney 8. Mini Cream 9. Zoe Carssen

Oct 28, 2014

DIY Reed Diffuser

If you are the kind of person who buys candles and forgets to actually use them, give reed diffusers a try. They provide a constant fragrance without you needing to do anything more than flip the sticks or refill the oil occasionally. Plus, it is really simple to create your own reed diffuser fragrance using essential oils, water, and vodka (or gin). As if you needed another reason to keep alcohol on hand.

Oct 27, 2014

A Brief History of Lola

I can't believe it's been 17 weeks, almost four months, since Lola came into my life. I mean, for 40 weeks she was a huge part of me, literally. But that short time (that seemed to last forever) in no way prepared me for the crazy ride that motherhood has been.

Oct 23, 2014

Halloween Costumes For Pets

Consider this post a public service announcement: pets look funny in costumes. Sure, most pets don't really enjoy wearing clothes, but think of all the things you do for your pet that you don't really enjoy (picking up poop comes to mind). If you can get your pet to keep a costume on for even a few minutes its generally worth more than a few laughs. And pet costumes aren't just for Halloween. A dog dressed as Beetlejuice, or Maddona, or a dinosaur will be just as entertaining any day of the year.

Oct 22, 2014

Make-up Inspired by Tilda Swinton for NARS

As promised, here's my attempt at being Tilda for a day. I ended up using foundation with a touch of pink lipstick on my lips to get the right effect. Otherwise my tools were pretty much as the same as I predicted on Monday. But let's be real. It's not even a contest. My god, her skin is ethereal. But I do think I came as close as a mere mortal could hope to be. Let me know what you think in the comments! 

Oct 21, 2014

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

I've been wanting to make homemade popcorn balls for a while now, but I debated over what binder to use, marshmallows or syrup. The marshmallow kind are more chewy, like rice crispy treats, while the kind made with syrup are more crunchy. Since the syrup kind is more traditional and what I remember eating as a kid, I ended up going that way. The addition of peanut butter to the syrup in this recipe produces a chewier texture and prevents the finished popcorn balls from getting rock hard, which the kind made with syrup have a tendency to do. With peanuts, peanut butter, and Reece's Pieces, these are definitely for peanut lovers.

Oct 20, 2014

Beauty Inspiration: Tilda Swinton as the New Face of Nars

If you are familiar with the blog at all, than you already know that I have a total fashion crush on Tilda Swinton. Well, be still my heart, Tilda has been named the new "face" of NARS cosmetics.

Not surprisingly, she looks phenomenal. What's really nice about her look in the initial campaign is that it is so wearable for anyone. Just about any complexion looks great with a nude lip and a little liquid liner!

Oct 16, 2014

Decor Inspired by The Knick

The Knick has become one of my favorite new shows this year, and I'm excited for the finale this Friday. The writing and acting on the show are good, but what really stands out for me is the show's style. The lighting, set design, and music are on another level. A hospital may seem like an odd choice to draw interior design inspiration from, especially considering the amount of blood spilled on the show, but keep reading and you will see just how nice it can be to play doctor with your decor.

Oct 15, 2014

Well Dressed Wednesday

Hey guys, I have been starting to feel a little bad about always dogging celebrity style on WTF Wednesdays. So, in an effort to balance my karma, I thought I would highlight some stylish looks from the red carpet that might inspire you to up your wardrobe game. So this week let's take a breather from negativity (though it will return next week), and see who's been lookin' fine lately.