Monday, June 28, 2010

[monday morning] pearls of wisdom

"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no whenever you don't want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you're doing here. Believe in kissing."
-Eve Ensler

Thursday, June 24, 2010

easy, breezy

Today's insanely gorgeous weather has prompted a post featuring this funky beach house on Tybee Island, Georgia. I'm in love with the cheerful color palette and quirky details. The house is worn-in, comfortable and very clearly filled with personality. What I wouldn't do to spend a hot summer weekend inside this mint-green treasure. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

simply pretty

{images via roland bello}
No time for extensive blogging today -- just some stunning pictures and a quick hello! Happy Wednesday! xo

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

perfect pedestal

Good Tuesday morning! Today, I'd like you to meet my newest furniture crush: the pedestal table. He's perfectly charming and incredibly handsome. He's traditional, beautifully crafted and always cozy. When used as a dining table, the pedestal is sure to invite warm conversation and long, delicious meals with friends. And, versatile as he is, the pedestal table can also be used as a quaint bedside table to display your beautiful trinkets and vintage books. 
I'm in love, and I'm sure you will be too. 
Perfect, right? And coming soon, meet the family -- the pedestal sink & pedestal tub! xo.

Monday, June 21, 2010

one stunning gown

"Strapless nude tulle ballgown with crystal beadwork at bust, blush hand-painted floral tulle draped skirt and horsehair bow at waist." Simply stunning.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

dreaming of desks

...a fantastic, lazy weekend to be followed by an interesting, busy week
Online classes start tomorrow and I'm realizing that I might need a space to concentrate other than in bed with my computer on my lap. I'm fervently wishing for a handsome home office to type my papers and take my exams. Unfortunately, since classes start in less than 24 hours and I don't have the money or the authority to renovate this space, I'll be typing away at the kitchen table while I dream of this...
...and this.
I hope your weekend was as fabulous as mine, and here's to an even better week! xo.
images: onetwo and three

Friday, June 18, 2010

friday already?

Since school let out last week, I've had the immense pleasure of losing track of the day of the week. Monday blends into Wednesday and Thursday feels like it could be Tuesday. I suppose this is my last summer without a full-time job, so I'm relishing in the fact that I wasn't counting down the days until Friday this week. (It is Friday, right?) Happy weekend! xo

Thursday, June 17, 2010

one heavenly shoe

Don't mind if I do! My goodness, is it not absolutely fitting that Christian Louboutin showcases this beauty in a gold frame? J'adore!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

welcome home, sunshine

{images via chris nicholls}
Celebrating a day off and the return of the sunshine with a day at the beach. Wishing for that fabulous floppy hat and those chunky wooden bracelets to accompany my black bikini... Happy Wednesday! xo

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

wedding inspiration [rustic romance]

On this gloomy Tuesday, I just have to share a vintage-inspired wedding that has stolen my heart. The bridesmaids are wearing blush, the flower girls are in tutu's and the bulldogs make the perfect groomsmen. There are Christmas lights, wooden wine barrels and white peonies.  I'm just smitten with every single detail and you can be sure that I'll be filing this one away as inspiration for a certain special day down the road. [Head over to Style Me Pretty fore more!]
To see more photos & read about the details, click here.