Friday, August 19, 2011

I always knew

Happy Friday! Don't you just love this quote? I feel like it perfectly describes most 23-year-olds like myself, and it's certainly making me feel better about life on this dark, rainy morning.

That's the [funny, frustrating] thing about life -- no matter how old you are or what stage you're at, there are always choices and uncertainties and "what-if's" and forks in the road. But I love how DVF puts it, because while it might not be clear which option to choose or which road to venture down, if you stay true to who you are and the kind of person you want to be, you'll be okay. 

What are your weekend plans? My schedule is full of football games, hair appointments and birthday dinners, but I'm wishing I had some fabulous occasion to wear that floor-length fuschia gown to -- it's almost too gorgeous. Enjoy!

{image via the glitter guide}

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

the perfect outfit

With 365 days in a year, it's tough to come up with creative, fashionable looks day in and day out. Which pants go with which tee? Does this shade of blue go with this shade of green? A girl can only do so much! 

That's why I love... the dress. When you find the perfect pattern in just the right fit, you can't go wrong. Throw on some colorful accessories and you're good to go. That's my kind of outfit, and I'm simply swooning over Anthropologie's collection. All three styles above can be toned down for work or totally spiced up for fun. Perfection! What's your go-to outfit? Do tell!

I'm off to another busy day at the office, in shock after looking at my calendar and realizing that we're halfway through August already. The summer flew by -- partly because it's my first summer not nannying by the pool all day, and partly because we haven't hit 80 degrees once this summer. Yikes. Happy Tuesday!

{images via anthropologie}

Sunday, August 14, 2011

home office heaven

I'm positively drooling over these work spaces! While my office building gets a giant makeover these next couple months, I'll be spending many, many days working from home and would gladly take any of the above to call my own. It's tough to draw the line between cluttered & clean, decorative & distracting, and organized & overwhelming, but a beautiful, inspiring work space is so important, don't you think? 

Happy Sunday! I love the slow pace of this day. Long mornings spent sipping coffee in pajamas and extra special family dinners on the patio. That's my kind of day -- enjoy it!

{images: one & two, rue mag; three & four, lonny mag}

Saturday, August 13, 2011

fall preview [banana republic]

Yes, you read that right -- I said fall preview. Can you believe it? As much as I hate to admit that summer is rapidly disappearing, I always get a tad bit giddy dreaming of pulling out my chunky sweaters and tall boots in anticipation of the first chilly afternoon. 

And oh my goodness, I'm feeling more than a tad bit giddy over Banana Republic's Mad Men Collection for fall. So chic, so fun and so 1960's. Do you love? I, for one, will definitely be adding some lace, pearls and a fabulous pair of cigarette pants to my fall wardrobe this year! 

{images via banana republic}

Monday, August 8, 2011

shoe time

Just completely obsessed with BHLDN's fabulously quirky shoes. What's not to love about glittery Mary Jane's, oversize poppies and vintage polka dots? It's certainly time for me to expand my shoe collection to include some of these beauties. I tend to play it safe on my feet with neutral shades and comfortable styles, but I'm ready. I'm ready for sparkles and tassles and brilliant shades of turquoise!

shoes: twinkle toes mary jane'spolka dot d'orsaysliberty d'orsaysfirework fringe slingbacks}

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

wedding inspiration [rainy day]

Words repeatedly fail to describe how much I love this wedding. And these photographs. The couple is cute as can be and happier than happy -- just how they should be on their beautiful, rainy wedding day! The bride's lacy dress, faded cowboy boots and vintage earrings are simple and effortless, and just the perfect combination of personality and glam. Well done, Mrs. Newlywed, well done! 

Head over to Style Me Pretty to see more from this gorgeous, rainy wedding -- and trust me, you'll want to see more!

{images by jenna walker photographers, via style me pretty}