Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I've been given permission to redo the HORRIBLE 70s wallpaper in my new place. I've noticed some really great papers out there lately, but literally gasped out loud when I found this one!

And how many more times must Anthropologie grab our hearts and stomp on them? Oh what a wonderful pain...

again, found here

Monday, September 28, 2009

Urban Outfitters September Sale 2009

My picks:

A wonderful idea for the replacement of my HIDEOUS wall paper in the kitchen.

Tree Pillowcases
Like sleeping in the orchards.

Cable-Knit Throw
That color...sigh.

Kimchee Blue Pieced Herringbone Dress
Herringbone is like god to me.

Colorblock dress
Despite it's disqualification because of my brain-washed hatred of strapless,
I love the structure and color.

Soft Open Blazer
I've been on the market for a blazer for some time's perfect!

Tweed Mini
If I have to wear a mini, this would surely be the one...paired with very opaque tights.

And of COURSE,
Fringe Thigh High
Because everyone needs to channel their inner Pocahontas...


Hurry, sale ends in two days!

Friday, September 25, 2009

More in Victorian Chic

Anyone have $1400 I can borrow?

Vintage Silver Leaf ~ Silk Upholstered Settee

originally found here

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Birdcages for sale...

Just spotted this one at the Urban Outfitters sale. Hmmm...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another New Obsession: Antique Birdcages

In light of my upcoming move, I've been inspired to rethink my design aesthetic. Through the last two years of taking in many different styles, I've settled on the one that most closely looks like my soul...victorian chic. Think high-backed fainting couches mixed with modern whites and saturated purples. I feel light-headed just dreaming about it.

To accent this, I've been on the recent prowl for Antique Birdcages, scouring craigslist, value village, design blogs, and etsy. I would fill it with plants or books or booze and paint it some wacky color. Flickr has provided much in the way of visual fodder to fuel this obsession...

Birdcage Me

Anyone got a birdcage hanging around?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Emmy Gossip.

Just a few insignificant thoughts from a totally irrelevant bystander:

Poor Jenna, she obviously snagged her dress on the limo or something. Tacky.

Totally loving this number on Carrie Preston. Perfect contrast...and it's totally hard to pull of orange and black without looking like a pumpkin during Halloween.

This is so bad, I have no words.

Kathy Griffen - you are one hyper lady. Hilarious.

I love Ginnifer Goodwin and her perfect pixie hair. Well done.

January Jones, seriously lovely.

And last, Blake Lively did it right, but only from the back.

Lordy me, one false move and you could possibly catch a peek of her "see you next tuesday."

And that's it from me, your thoughts?

All photos courtesy of SF Gate.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Purple Rain...

I spotted this hat in the window of Urban Outfitters as I was walking home from the grocery store a few weeks ago. I have loved it ever since, but was not tempted to spend the $40 until I went online and saw that they had it in purple. Ever since a little bird whispered that I needed to be in purple, it's been catching my eye.

And then, just before the rush of impulsivity took a hold of my fingers and clicked "buy," I had the saddest of all sad thoughts. I am no longer going to be in the city for the you know, I am moving out to the country. Then I had a flood of horrible thoughts, "Will I ever have an excuse for a fall hat again if only the birds and joel will appreciate it?"

And then I realized with great relief that I still have a car...and Seattle's not going anywhere...AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, that even if the birds were the only ones to swoon over my hat...they, me, and joel are audience enough.

I'll make my own damn purple rain, thank you very much.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mullberry Bags

I noticed these gorgeous things in the fall Vogue. I made a point not to look up the price as I wasn't in the mood to cry today...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Going to my happy place...

and this would be it...

Won't you join me? I'll be making lemon meringue pie...

image courtesy of desire to inspire (like usual!)

Stay tuned! The new fall Vogue is sitting on my nightstand and I still haven't cracked it open. I'm sure it will hold plenty of inspiration...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

More Fall Inspiration

More from the fall issue of Bazaar:

I love the whole romantic, Victorian, feminine but tailored look of this The Secret Garden inspired collection. I seriously want those boots hard.

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