Wednesday, October 15, 2014


That's right, this fall is all about the shootie, 1/2 Shoe 1/2 Bootie.  Check out the options from left:
H&M / Free People / Anthropologie

Saturday, October 11, 2014

HI vs LOW: Satin Pants

ok, So the printed JCrew pants are amazing, I love love love that print...but they're out of stock, and even if they weren't the on sale price was well over $200, (similar here)  The H&M printed satin pant on the right is currently on sale for $15. So there ya go. Happy shopping.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


While Levi's 501's weren't my first pair of jeans, they were definitely some of the earliest jeans I remember owning (middle school maybe?), so I'm happy to see them back popping up all over pinterest.
Whether they're tight and high waisted, daisy dukes, or slouchy boyfriend... I dig this timeless iconic cut. Everyone from Jane Birkin, to Alexa Chung has been photog'd in them.
What I wouldn't give to have my original thrifted pair back with the worn wallet mark (this is the down side of not being a packrat, I go through my closet every season and get rid of a ton, I wonder what else I'll regret parting with in a few years time)
While it's not quite the same, I did find a pair recently at salvation army, and they've since been the weekend uniform.
I'm not usually a slave to comfort, but these jeans + the dressy track pant trend feels like pure luxury to me,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pinterest DIY

Usually I just pin and pin and pin potential DIY ideas that I never actually make, but this one was SOO easy I couldn't resist.  I see these little brass candle holders at the thrift store ALL the time (I actually picked these up for $2), the bottoms screw off so there's no need to tape off, just disassemble, spray paint, let dry, then reassemble. Actually the word "project" feels too strong for how easy that was. I plan on collecting more and trying out some different colors

Friday, September 26, 2014





 These are all in heavy rotation on the ipad right now, plus Elle Decor and Dwell on Zinio
What are you paging through?Any good fashion/style e-magazines? let me know
** click on covers to view**

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wire and Wood

So not much had changed with the anniversary table project, we joined the boards and got all the bark off the edges of the slab and since then it's just been chilling in the basement.  This weekend though I think we'll get back to it since I hate unfinished projects and we've got a few of those laying around

and... I just scored the most lovely chairs on Craigslist while visiting my parents in MI (does anyone else check in on the local CL offerings before traveling?) MI has some gems that's for sure.  My dad was nice enough to pick up 6 of these distant bertoia cousins, which have a back hair pin leg (hard to tell in the photo) and they stack! Not that I'll ever need to stack my dining room chairs.

I've checked in with a bunch of powder coating places in the Chicagoland area, my first quote was INSANE, $1192 for the 6 dining room chairs, plus 2 Russel Woodard Sculptura chairs I found over the summer.

Based on some digging around these people are way way way on the high end, so we'll see, but I'd like to do them in matte black, I think that + the warm wood + the gold butter fly joints we're going to attempt on the table will be amazing.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kitchen Update

Finally got a quote to redo our kitchen, woah, not as bad as expected... but also still a ton of money. Previously I was drawn to gray, or two tone cabinets BUT since it's such a big investment I'm going classic bright white.
and...We're going to attempt to hang the cabinets ourselves, more to come