Fall Outfit Inspiration

 Images via:     Olivia Palermo  Fashion Mugging and Song of Style

I'm up to my eyeballs here in paint, wallpaper and kitchen hardware samples, working with Muse Interiors in an effort to get our new house "move in ready" by the end of October.  I've been Instagramming the design progress, but every time I sit down to write a full blog post about our new home, I either get so stressed out over all the details that need to happen between now and the end of next month or so emotional over leaving this house that we've loved so much since October 2000, that I end up abandoning the whole idea!

The other day, in an effort to calm down and re-boot, I took part in some retail therapy. Scroll through to see what I came home with (using the above as my inspiration)...a little leopard, a some black leather, a few basics . I still feel overwhelmed, but there's something to be said for that shopping serotonin rush!


Fifteen Favorite Things

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Katy Byrne (of DBK) tagged me in her Favorite Things post. The idea is to share fifteen favorite things I use and really love on a daily's a great way to get some solid reviews and recommendations if your looking to try something new.  I went with a range of prices, gift ideas, home decor, beauty and fashion...Here's my list:


Book Review: Modern Country

I absolutely love the tension that comes from combining rustic, country style with modern, industrial pieces. So, today's book ~  Modern Country: Inspiring interiors for contemporary country living, is right up my ally! If the name of this new book by Caroline Clifton-Mogg, doesn't give this theme away, the stunning images inside will drive this visual point right home. Each page contains unique photographs from the archives of French interior magazines. Every picture is a beautiful example of how to integrate traditional design elements with a more modern edge.

Monday's P.O.P.

purple pleasures

Images via: HouseBeautiful


This and That

I came across the above image over on Pinterest and tracked it down to this video over at House and Home...seriously, check out what this designer did with just 400 square feet ~ so incredibly inspiring!

We have a few "dressy" events on the calendar this fall, to know me is to know how much I dread putting on a dress... I just bought this chic and flattering black jumpsuit - now I just need to work up the nerve to actually wear it!

Speaking of nerve, I can't get enough of Jersey Belle on Bravo! I'm a born and bred New Yorker (soon to be Connecitut-er?) with a soft spot for all things Southern (monograms, mint juleps, drawls and fancy china, just to name a few) I feel like this show was tailor made for me! I love how the "Jersey girl" protagonist, Jamie, has a great sense of humor and is completely self aware...yes, I do realize that I'm breaking down a reality show like it's Shakespeare...

And, speaking of break downs, I'm completely overwhelmed with our upcoming move, the start of the school year (and endless after school activities for my three kids) running this blog, the store, etc.,  I'm trying out a new system to stay on top of things and hopefully be more organized (ie. an old school portable paper calendar/planner) I'd love to hear what works for you?! Have a great weekend!

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