Monday, July 21, 2014

Have A Seat

Last weekend we picked up the wood for our new live edge table and once that giant project is crossed off our list I think it will be time to upgrade the dining room chairs.

We've been using the same mint green fiberglass stacking chairs that we found at a church rummage sale for years...and I love them, but I think a show stopper table calls for some sophisticated yet understated chairs.

While I love the top two designs they need to be CHEAP since the table is where the bulk of the budget is going. I'm trolling craigslist for bentwoods or any wood chairs with interesting lines really that could be sprayed black.

Wish me luck!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fire Pit Upgrade

I've been pricing out atomic fireplaces on craigslist all day and of course Pinterest has no shortage of inspiration.  Currently we have a fire dish, and meh...I never loved it but it got the job done (kind of). Since Chicago can be windy at times, I think ditching the dish in favor of something that has a back and sides will be a huge improvement.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

H&M For Your Feets

I feel like I need to take back all those nasty things I've said about H&M for footwear: ugly, cheaply made and always man made materials
*well those little crisscross slides are man made materials, but they are so cute I'm willing to look the other way.
But I'm pleasantly surprised that H&M has been sneaking some higher quality leather/suede shoes into their repertoire, and the good news is...they're all on sale.
I just received the heel cut out boots, and they are awesome.

*This is not a paid post...if H&M wanted to throw some money and shoes my way I'd gladly take it, but then I'd let you know

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Indian Inspired Flats

I'm crazy for the above embellished Indian inspired black flats. I feel like in every other pic of Olivia Palermo she's sporting these unidentified shoes. It's turned into a slight obsession, I've even trolled outfitID looking for info. Yikes I've got to stop... it's highly likely that they are a bazillion dollars, or custom, or from some tiny market in Morocco. But I can't get them out of my head. want want want

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Speaking of Kaftans

This is probably the perfect Kaftan right here. HA
There's even a video of it on the site.

Totally out of my price range, but I love the print on the sheer fabric and POM-POMs + tassels YESSSS, I'm dying.

Wear it as a super chic beach cover up, or with leggings, OR if you just stitch up the sides a bit you could rock it as a dress.

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for fabric, and trims to hopefully do my own DIY version for this summer.

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Over the weekend I tried on the above Urban Outfitter- Urban Renewal Caftan.  I loved the shape, but not to scratchy stiff fabric. Basically this thing is just a giant rectangle with a neck hole and a draw string on the front and back panels. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled at the thrift for a perfectly lacy curtain or table cloth, maybe some tiny pom pom trim or bias tape to make it look more finished and I think stitching up the sides a bit couldn't hurt. Hopefully I'll have the perfect summer cover up in no time--Wish me luck.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Time

School's out in the city!!! Summer is here!!! Here's my summer want want want list: Drink dispenser is a must, and this little one is on sale right now at West Elm // cacti are about the only plants I don't kill so I'm just going to go with it, and re-pot my little paddle cactus and see if it will grow into a bigin // I don't think this exact Kate Spade dress is in my future, but I love the little tummy cut out, I have a few boring dresses I think I may try this with // Leather Wayfarers, say no more //  Celine ish summer heels // ancient Egyptian inspired earrings // and a new summer smell I love these Atelier smells, this one is super citrus/fresh smelling.