Thursday, November 5, 2015

Close Enough

I've pinned some version of the shoes on the left a bazillion times, love love love them. Then I stumbled on these Nine West (on sale) wannabees. eh? Close enough... plus the heel is much lower than some of the others I've seen out and about, and I dig that.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

half bath

I'm starting to pull together some ideas for the first floor powder bath. It's so tiny it's my one chance to do something really feminine. The "In The Bottom Of My Garden" Warhol prints are in there and I love them so they're staying. Currently the bathroom is a super in your face pink-and I'd like to soften that up to a barely there blush. The mirror is a gold oval mirror with a serious patina on it, not sure if that will stay or go.  I had my eye on this mirror, but sadly it's now out of stock, and I think i'd need to paint it black or slate. I think I have to stick with a pedestal sink unfortunately due to space, boo...I had my eye on a lovely chrome leg sink.
Well this is just phase 1 of many I'm sure, about the only thing I am certain on is the marble hexagon tiles, I've loved those for years and years, so not likely to change my mind on that.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall Picks

Temps are dropping, and I'm thrilled! As much as I love summer, fall is my jam fashion wise. Here's what my closet is missing for this coming fall. Super cozy boucle sweater jacket, Camel tie up coat, this one for H&M is a good option if I don't find my perfect vintage version... and last but not least, it's time for me to invest in a black leather jacket, Whats on your fall shopping list?

Friday, September 11, 2015

farmacie fran├žaise

A friend of mine is planning a trip to la france, and asked about the sacred french pharmacy.  My bestie and former Dijon resident compiled a list over on her blog with some really excellent suggestions (she also got me hooked on most of the above) and if you google french pharmacy products there are tons and tons of lists, this buzzfeed one is pretty great. BUT everyone is different, and everyone's skin is different, so I thought I'd put my own list out there. The next time I find myself walking under that big green cross into la farmacie this is what I'm picking up.
1. I still have half a pot of this sanoflore lip balm, and it's awesome. Totally on par with the much more expensive NUXE lip balm. Super hydrating and with a matte finish which makes it a rare find, and I love the floral scent.
2. I think just about everyone is hip to the huile prodigieuse crazy, and I'm on board for sure. Sure you can get it at target and amazon, but it's WAY WAY cheaper in france, even with the exchange rate. So stock up!
3. Roger et Gallet is like the french Bath & Body Works, (if Bath & Body Works didn't suck) their perfumes, body washes, and soaps are affordable, and the scents come out seasonally, on the next trip I'll stock up on cedrat, amande, and bois d'orange, my faves
4. Love this hand cream. so so much.
5. I've actually never tried  La Roche-Posay's Redermic, as the last time I was in france I didn't yet have wrinkles...but now I do, and it has a cult imma try it out.
6. I'm also going to buy the biggest bottle of their Toleraine Ultra moisturizer, this stuff feels like pure luxury, and is SUPER soothing for my red blotchy skin.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


I'm re-thinking the kitchen back splash and I'm loving all of these intricate Moroccan mosaic tiles. top 2 are probably more affordable from Cement Tile Shop, the bottom 2 are by  New Ravenna, hmm can't seem to find any distributors or pricing...I'm sure that's a bad sign $$$

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Diamond slice jewelry is popping up everywhere! I love the organic shapes, and how low profile they are, plus it's a great way to get a larger sized ring without the cost of a giant diamond. 1 / 2 / 3

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Vintage Coach

Remember way back when I was thrifting out the the super western burbs and found this? I happened to be out there again a few weekends ago and vintage coach luck has struck again. I found the above perfectly distressed willis bag, as well as a small black turnlock cross body bag., for $4 no less. If you love this style but don't have the patience to thrift and dig, here's a great one on Etsy right now.