January 7th, 2013
Clover Canyon Dress, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Zara Blazer, Prada Shoes and Bag
There are certain prints that would work just as well as wallpaper in an entryway as they would on a fitted dress. Clover Canyon makes consistently cool patterns (I last wore one of their dresses here) and this one, in a mirrored orchid print is no exception. It feels like the exact thing you should wear in L.A. on one of those uncharacteristically warm days, even in the middle of winter.
December 19th, 2012
Vintage Blazer (similar here), Jacquie Aiche Ear Cuff, J.Crew Chambray, Enza Costa Sweater (last seen here), Alice + Olivia Skirt, Prada Bag and Shoes
I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 18. I never thought earrings would be a good look for me and even to this day I feel like they sometimes make me feel too dressy. But I’m kind of obsessed with this singular stud/chain/cuff that makes such an impact, despite how dainty it is. It even prompted me to momentarily consider another ear piercing, though I learned the hard way (through a regrettable belly button ring), that made me decide against it almost immediately.
November 29th, 2012
J.Crew Hat (similar here), Brooks Brothers Shirt, J.Crew Bracelet, Vintage Brooch, Ralph Lauren Pants, Steve Madden Shoes, Reiss Clutch, OPI ‘A Roll in the Hague’ Nail Polish
Given how much I enjoy my fair share of girly details – in the form of sequins, high heels, ruffles, and lace – sometimes I’m surprised by just how good I feel when dressed in slightly more androgynous outfits. Of course the idea is not to look like I just emerged from my husband’s closet, so I like to balance it all with messy waves, a purple smoky eye, an art deco-inspired bracelet, with a touch of leopard, naturally.
October 18th, 2012
A few weeks back I visited my friend Cristina’s condo that she had recently purchased and sitting outside was this worn-down credenza. The shape was great – with a clean top, ample space, and an intricately shaped underside, but she didn’t have room for it in her current place. Instead of selling it, I convinced her that we should set up a sort of sisterhood-of-the-traveling-credenza situation. So I took it home and spruced it up, full well knowing that in a few years she might take it back and re-do it in a bright yellow. But for the time being, it’s filled a much-needed void in my office (which you can see here) and now holds miscellaneous supplies that didn’t have a place. Here are the simple steps I took to repaint it and how I incorporated it into the room.
I painted it three coats of glossy bright white with dark navy trimmed drawers.
I chose gold hammered knobs, since they felt slightly nautical without being overly thematic.
A souvenir from my bridal shower: a spray painted tiger – Rachel’s classy way of not decorating for a crazy cat lady.
I added several framed photographs that my husband and I’ve taken – this one’s from the roof of our hotel on our honeymoon in Rome. Also included: miniature pumpkins, Diptqyue’s “Figuier” candle, white hydrangeas, a stack of design books, and a Doloris Petunia necklace.
Some shoes are too pretty to keep stowed away in the closet, including my sparkly heels from our wedding.
Lastly, I lined the drawers in a fun bicycle print (it’s just paper that I secured with double-sided tape) to keep odds and ends, like my (excessive) collection of colored twine.