Thursday, October 30, 2008

I want to have a costume party!

Wouldn't you love to have a masquerade? Especially around Halloween! And these dresses from A. McQueen would be dazzling!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ah, me.

Oh I think these shoes are simply darling! So Victorian-era and yet completely wearable now!! A definate yes please!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Espying Elegance

The sweetest little cottage.
Very homey and simple but with flair. I love the idea of carpet over carpet as seen in the above picture. Just means extra softness!

I think every bathroom should have a towel warmer.

I wasn't sure at first, but I do like the exposed beams painted white. It makes the room seem larger.
Does that door lead perhaps to a secret garden beyond? I can dream, right?

Monday, October 27, 2008

I love grey

or...gray...however you want to spell it.

Simply scrumptious outfits!

Even colder temperatures could be handled in such get-ups as these ;)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wouldn't it be lover-ly?

Every single time I look at this stone house it makes me happy.
And look at its sun-filled entry and gorgeous is like a dream.
These have to be the cutest bunk beds I have ever seen.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The runway.

Models in outlandish outfits and frownish faces.

I never understood how designers got where they did by showcasing such clothes as these. I couldn't wrap my mind around the prestige and glamour fawned over what I perceived to be ridiculous wastes of cloth.
But I have tried to sift through and find for myself the meaning of all the fuss.
I have come to find that no one does wear those outfits but if you look closely you can see elements of a certain piece that you could indeed corporate into more everyday attire.
What you see strutting down the runway is merely the most extreme of extremes for a certain piece of clothing and acts as inspiration for the more practical.
Am I completely clueless to have figured this out so late? Maybe.
But that is my perception and hopefully now I won't be so afraid of the fast-paced world of fashion. Whew, okay. Glad I got that off my chest ;)

That being said, here are a few outfits that I eyed from designers A. Ferretti and Andrew Gn, respectively.

Espying Elegance

This Victorian home caught my eye because of its versatility from room to room. To start with, the warm colored den area with dark (probably painted) wood floors and dim lights.

Then, you find yourself in a bright white living room with sigh-inducing paneled walls
and windows to die for.

Finally, you step into this bedroom from another age with its gilded furniture and painted walls.

A lovely blend of old and new where each room is a surprise!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Simply adoring this fantastic pink chair.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Imagine this coat in white...

and then you can picture what Mr. C gave to me yesterday. It was spontaneous, thougthful, and so very sweet!

Espying Elegance

A very feminine touch in this lovely home. I simply adore the overall white and black color scheme used throughout the home. It is cozy and chic at the same time. Enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2008

From Head to Toe

Fall is here and this would be my perfect autumn outfit for a weekend jaunt.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The calm and serenity of this bathroom is calling to me after a long work day.

Exposing Etsy

These precious clutches are soo stylish and adorable! I would happily be armed with any of them. Make sure to check out more styles at LaVita Lola's etsy store!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pleasing to the eye

Pretty, pretty.
How interesting that above the mantle is a window. For some reason, I have never seen this before! But I like it.

That fireplace/alcove turned stove area is brilliant.
Using this lovely lip gloss right now and loving it.
Find it here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tag---I'm it!?

I guess there's a first time for everything, eh? I got tagged! Hee, I've certainly never been tagged before (well, unless we're playing a real game of hide-and-go-seek. Then I get tagged all the time. I am a slow runner...)

Anyway, the simply lovely Sara from Peas and Bees extended this tag to me and so I guess I'm it. :) Here are the rule-y rules:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

C'est moi:

1. + = How I run
Yes, when I run I look something like a ballerina and a basilisk meshed together. Delicate and utterly graceless at the same time. I don't run much...

2. I am part Persian. My grandfather is from Iran. Most people are surprised by this since I don't look Iranian. I have all of the features---almond-shaped eyes, higher cheekbones, etc., but they are masked by my pale Irish skin.

3. Once, I caught a mouse in my hand. I put peanut butter on my (gloved) hand and waited by the kitchen sink for an hour until he trusted me enough to step onto my open hand. I named him Mr. McMouserson and then released him into the woods. (The picture is of the same type of mouse, though not actually the shot I have of the real Mr. McMouserson.)

4. At university I majored in History and received a minor in Anthropology.

5. My favorite color is silver

6. I am constantly compared to Giselle from 'Enchanted'. My facial expressions, gestures, and mannerisms are eerily the same. If you've seen the movie than you know what I mean.

7. I don't like chocolate.

I tag:
1. Emma from White and Wander
2. Jessica at The Love List
3. Stephanie at Stephmodo
5. Jordan from Oh happy Day
7. Michelle from MA Belle
You're it!