Thursday, October 2, 2014

thursday treats 10.2



I bought these, I had too. Do yourself a favor go buy them!!!! If you are in the market for some really cute and comfortable flats, get these!!! They are soo flattering! And perfect for Fall!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Crushing on.... Simplicity & Greys


It's hard to deny that Fall temps are on the way (Let's all pause and grieve the end of summer sun & warmth). Harummmph.

I'm passing up on patterns and opting for classic lines, and all forms of grey this fall. From the palest greys/white to the darkest/black. Chunky D'orsay Heels, Simple bags, classic studs, hints of lace & fun flat boots & sneaks!

Have you purchased anything yet for Fall?

Shop the post & some more favorites here:

Friday, September 26, 2014

new digs: Bathroom Update

As some of you know, probably most of you (if we are friends on da' insta) we moved at the start of summer. To say we are in love with our new home would be an understatement, it's very much 'us'!

After getting the keys we had our entire place painted, well, all the common areas. Leaving the bathrooms, and bedrooms as is. They were all neutral-ish colors so nothing like OMG katsup and mustard on the walls (like the living room!) and worked for us.

Now after settling in, I've finally gotten the urge to keep making it ours! We added Bessie about a week ago and now my sights are set on the hall/guest bath. Dark walls, covered floor to ceiling with art. Modern, old, photos, oil paintings. personal moments, vintage family portraits.




Now I know I don't want black walls, it's a small bathroom without any natural light. But I want them dark enough to make the art the focus! But I need to make sure the tile doesn't look crazy bc it is tan in color as is the granite (and those aren't changing).....Here goes nothing!!! Off to the paint store I go :)

Oh and here is our hall bath as it was BM (Before Mikell's, LOL) [The color is a sage-ish green, kinda tany. It's floor to ceiling & it screams Mom/suburbia!]


Thursday, September 25, 2014

2 eggs and Paris


Wow, where in the world did a month go?!?!?!!!!

If you really want to know I can summarize it into 3 quick statements. (1) Impulsively book trip to Europe. (2) Work your a$$ off (teach lots-o-Barre and endless overtime) to increase your shopping money (3) Obsess that you won't have the right outfits to wear in Paris!!!!!!!!!

So yea, that's been consuming my brain for the last month! PARIS (and Amsterdam). This will be my first time to Paris, although 6th time to Europe, never made this stop until this coming trip! And first time to both with my love!!! We are soo excited!  If you know me, you know my type-A is in overdrive, reading researching finding the best places to eat, shop, people watch, explore, stay, eat, shop, fall in love, oh did I say eat yet? or shop? ;)

Have you been to Paris or Amsterdam? Where should I go? Eat? Do? Anything and everything! Please share!!! 

[Oh this picture has nothing to do with Paris....except it's #PFW (Paris Fashion Week) and I saw that Kimye arrived in town...Oh and I like and need to buy it for something funky that's going on in the guest bath!!!Will share soon!]

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DIY - Embellished Sandals

apologies folks, this post should have gone up last week! I neglected the most important button in a post, Publish! LOL But without further ado, a quick and easy DIY!

Early in the summer I started seeing simple embellished sandals all of stores, Instagram and on my friends! My favorite J/Crew pair sold out almost instantly. Not surprising, knowing J.Crew, but even though I loved them, I didn't love the price. So I set out to make my own, on the cheap!

I was able to get the perfect sandal from Old Navy (which happen to be the most comfy ever!!), on sale and jems from a local craft store. I laid out the jems in a few different variations before settling on my favorite. Glue and dry. BAM!



I even made a pair for each of my besties, and now we text before brunch on sandal dibs!!! ;) Go make a pair and enjoy all the warm days left!

Get sandals or similar pairs here:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

'vest'ie!

Vest-ie, like bestie....well maybe not.

But ok, so last year I realllly wanted the camo vest from J.Crew, well I never got it. But now it's at J.Crew Factory, and it's on sale soo.....so I mean it's kismet! Can't wait to wear it!!! ;) (yes, I bought it!) 


I love vests! They make transitioning into cold weather much easier! And then when full on winter hits, you can have a cute extra layer under your jackets! Here are more favorites!!! (Esp that first one, some one get it for me!!!)

Friday, August 8, 2014

this week

this week....

9 Must-Haves for a California Eclectic Home
no correlation to the below. I just like it, and we are finallllly 
starting to shop for a new dinning room!  {image}

I've been loving all the new pre-Fall items at J.Crew. I blame the cloudy weather, and over-AC'd office (which is freezing!). Don't get me wrong I am not wishing colder weather at.all.not.at.all.

I really want this skirt, dainty earrings and this dress. And while we are at it I think I might need to procure this cute charger, since my phone can't seem to last through the day!

Did you see this pregnancy announcement? So cute! (No I am not on that baby-train)

I finally ordered from Fabletics (work-out gear), obsessed! Such great quality! Has anyone else?! Now I want it alllll :)

Hope you had a fabulous week!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Nordstrom Half-Yearly SALE!!!!

My most favorite time of the year!!!! Nordstrom half-yearly sale time, LOL! I always love a good deal, and a sale on fall items prior to fall - Win Win! (All items go back UP to full price after the sale!)

I already placed an order for the Hubs and I earlier this week! If you are a cardmember with Nordstrom you recieved early access! Here are a few of my favorites from this years sale....of which might be on their way to us! :) hehe!

Did you get anything?


Thursday, July 17, 2014

lately

I've been really bad at blogging lately, I'm blaming the warm summer weather! I mean after a brutal winter the last thing anyone wants is to sit at a computer any longer! Am I right?!

But one thing I haven't given up is my completely obsessive pinning!!! Pretty much every commute, and before bed I add more! Follow along to see what is currently inspiring me!


Do you follow anyone on Pinterest that you 'just love'??? Share, I always love following more people!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

let's go shopping - 6/12



1. Copper Mug(s) - It's almost summer, which means I need Moscow mules...Lots, preferably, outdoors on a patio and I think my own is perfect!!!
2. Bauble Bar Metal Studs - yep, I need these!!!!
3. Madewell Denim Track shorts - long bike rides and the seams in regular denim shorts don't really agree with my lady bits (if you catch my drift! LOL) and these cuties aren't gym shorts so I wont feel under-dressed when we enviably stop for drinks!
4. Loeffler Randal Slides - come to jes...ME! easy sandals are my jam this summer!
5. Bauble Bar Tassel Necklace - I haven't purchased a new necklace in forever
6. Target Pouf - I have a pouf, but a house needs two to be complete right? I think so, and my reasoning is our new place is bigger!