Wednesday, September 21, 2011

zara update

Ok, gang - here is an update on my Zara purchases. The palazzo pants are fabulous. I got a large (I am usually an 8) and will have to have them taken up at the bottom about a half inch. They are really long but that gives you the chance to hem them where you want. Love the color and the side buttons and the pockets. Amazeballs!

The yellow dress with the back cut-out was too large for me in size large, and was also made of a weird scuba suit material, so it went back. The black Angie Jolie style dress with thigh cutouts was gorgeous and sleek in a medium and even though I have nowhere to wear it I am keeping it because it makes me feel sexy...hahahaha
I also got these pants (below). I got a size 10 and they fit perfectly. They make me feel skinny and fashion-forward. But the print is just too crazy. I tried them with gray gladiator sandals and I just can't do it. I am not that cool of a girl and I don't think New Orleans is ready for it. They fit great but they are going back. 
Next I may try the black sequin blazer. 
I also want to say that the pre-printed Fed Ex sticker and return system are so easy and convenient...Have you gotten anything from Zara online? Give us a review!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

erratic posting

Hey guys - just wanted to give a head's up that I may or may not be posting every day for the next two weeks. The LSAT is October 1st and I am focusing on that for the next ten days. I have really searched my heart and mind about whether I wanted to go back to school next fall at 36 - finishing up and taking the bar exam at almost 40, and the answer is "sure - why not?"
I truly believe that for me personally it would be miserable to do the same thing forever. I have pretty much changed cities or jobs every seven years since I was 17 and I just can't see myself stopping now. There are so many things I would like to try out there and since you can do school at night and keep working during the day, I just don't see a reason not to keep learning and having adventures! This quote from Michelle Williams really clarifies my thoughts:

"When you have options, anything is bearable. It's when a situation is inescapable that it becomes hell," Williams tells Hobo Magazine. "It seems to me that as soon as you get good at something, it is a sure sign that it is about to walk out of your life because it ceases to hold your mind and creative energy hostage."

I don't know what these pics have to do with this post, except that they are workspaces that do it for me....

Friday, September 16, 2011

Killing me softly this week...

I am loving so many things this week that I have been attached to the computer screen - so inspired by the colors, fashions, and new furniture lines coming out this fall and next spring! First, Lily over at Gold and Gray got me excited about J Crew's Spring line. I will own these looks:

Kelly Wearstler's stores at Bergdorf's and Holt Renfrow have the best color scheme - turquoise, cobalt, black and white with a pop of kelly green...

These fluro heels are just one example of all the online shopping I have been lusting after: Topshop, Zara, and Asos all have amazing European style for low prices...

This amazing company Hippopota will take an everyday item that means a lot to you and photograph it so that you have a one of a kind sentimental piece of art! Crazy good idea for an unforgettable gift...

Dwell Studio is coming out with a super fab line of furnishings. I don't need anything in that area right now, but while browsing their site I got re-aquainted with their incredible accessories...the bar glasses are so cool and vintage looking!

Of course work is crazy and I am studying for my Masters exams and the LSAT, but I just can't stop looking at pretty things online. Thank goodness my job requires it!
Happy weekend...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

itsy bitsy spider

Autoban, one of my fave design firms in the world, calls this chandelier the Octopus. But it looks like a spider coming down its silky web to me. I especially love the shiny brass one...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

sliding doors

Do you remember that movie with Gwyneth Paltrow - Sliding Doors - where one moment in your day can change your whole life without you knowing it? I guess that doesn't have anything to do with this post - but if I owned my own home I would make all of these doors and it would change my life! hahaha
How fun would it be to take a ceiling medallion and put it on the middle of a door and center a door knob and paint the whole thing glossy black? Delish.
Oh, and everything was gone when I got to Target yesterday. I am kinda glad because now I am not into any of it. Except the baby zig zag onesie - which I got and am sending to Maddie.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

News around the interwebz...

There is so much going on today I just don't know where to begin! Firstly, Lonny was the best it has been in months.... my fave space belonged to Christian Leone, of Gilt Group. I am a little biased, because my old buyer from Takashimaya works at Gilt now, but really, this was the best space in the mag....

Next, the Missoni Collection for Target is out today and so many people tried to buy online that it crashed the Target website! I have to run right after work to try to snag one of these throws....

I finally got my little glass light fixture up in my bedroom this weekend and also scored a lucite coffee table base for my cypress coffee table. Hopefully will be able to start photographing progress in the apartment soon!

Will have cypress top instead of glass

I also scored some amazing flat black boots for the winter at Marshall's this weekend for $50 bucks! Love a good bargain. Hope your weekend is starting out great, too! See you tomorrow!

Friday, September 9, 2011

politically incorrect

I love fur. I know it may anger some, and I am not in support of hurting animals, but I love it. I  wish there were a way to do it that did not hurt them, but humans have been using and wearing animal pelts since the dawn of time. I love fake ones and I have several vintage ones. The damage has already been done, at least get some use out of it now instead of having it be in vain, thrown away.
Anyhoo, that is my rant on fur. I love this fall fashion inspiration shot and I will show you later how to take an old fur from the 80's and get several really modern pieces out of it...

And I have also always loved the look of a fur throw on a bed - as Delphine Krakoff has done in her bedroom. There are two or three other animal bodies in this bedroom as well - but it has always been one of my faves.

How do you feel about fur?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

the spanish are coming!

Hi, everyone! So excited yesterday to read on Luella and June that Zara's website is finally shopable! I have been missing Zara ever since I moved back to New Orleans. I spent hours on there and could really have gone crazy but I held back and only got a few things. The thing about Zara is you really need to know what looks good on your body shape, as they like to do a lot of egg shaped skirts and 3/4" sleeves. These are my choices - will let you know how they fit and how easy the return system is. Get shopping!

Not sure about this "Angelina" dress

Classic sweater

Love color and back cut out!

Leather sleeve coat - so sexy

Palazzo pants look so comfy

Metallic shoppers perfect for lugging design crap