Monday, February 28, 2011

LOOK FOR LESS: [stuart weitzman | alex | espadrille]

Hello Lovelies!

This weeks LFL goes to Stuart Weitzman's 'Alex' espadrille sandals.

The replica is Steve Madden's 'Fantasik'. This is a replica i can actually get behind.

Like i said last week, I'm all for cheaper replicas when it comes to shoes as long as they don't look super cheap. Steve Madden did a nice job with keeping to the little details in the shoe.


STYLE: [polyvore | wedding day bliss | style set]

Happy Monday my Lovelies!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. This weeks style set was inspired by my clients planning their wedding and Vera Wang's White collection for David's Bridal.

Wedding Day Bliss | White by Vera Wang

The dress is one of the dresses Vera Wang designer for David's Bridal. One shoulder structured fit-and-flare gown with dropped waist and skirt made of hand-cut organza flanges in ivory $1200. I just love the layering effect of the skirt, along with the modern feel of the one shoulder and the crystal sash ($148) makes such a cute combination.

I love the idea of colored shoes on a bride. Even though most dresses are so long that you can't even really see them, they're a cute little detail that looks great in the photos and is an extra way to add a hit of color.

I LOVE peonies (they're my fav) and I love the bouquet arrangement with the striped ribbon that holds it all together. The color are amazing, but if they're too bright for you they can also be done in a pink/light pink peonies as well.

As for the ring, how cute would it be to wear a knot ring while you're tying the knot?! It also represents unity and infinity. Love!


Friday, February 25, 2011

LOVE: [esty | ipad | holder]

Love these iPad and iPhone holders that look like note pads by Pad and Quill.

Head on over to their Esty page to pick one of these bad boys up and/or look to see what else they make these covers for.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

GOOD THINGS: [white bookselves | painted | inside]

What a great thing! Need to add a little color and character to your plain white room?! Just paint the inside of a while bookshelf and there you go! I think it's such a great idea and a good thing.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

INSPIRATION: [quote | keep calm and carry on]

In the past few years this poster/saying as been seen everywhere posters, rugs, cell phone cases, etc. It's definitely a good quote to live by and a cute added accent to some walls.

But did you know that this poster was first created back in 1939 during World War II by the British Government to bust moral of the British public under the threat of impending invasion?!

{source: wikipedia; image: casa de crystal}


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

GREAT FIND: [espadrille | old navy]

What an amazing find. I'm in LOVE with espadrilles and i just found these lovelies at Old Navy. the espadrille wedges are $29.50 and the flats are $24.50.

I must go get these before i head off to hawaii in a few weeks. love!


WISH LIST: [besty johnson | derbby | bootie]

Maybe this is some of my old tomboy ways talking, but i've always had a thing for menswear inspired clothing and accessories.

So when i saw the Besty Johnson 'Derbby' bootie, i feel in love. I also love the light beige color of the leather.

And for only $99.95, I'd say that's a good deal of these lovelies.

{source: Nordstom}

Monday, February 21, 2011

LOOK FOR LESS: [christian loubutin | studded bow | heel]

This week's 'Look for less' goes to these fierce Christian Louboutin 'Clou Noeud' slingbacks for $1195. N.Y.L.A. has created a cheaper version called 'Genevieve' for less then 10% for the regular price of the Louboutin's at $104.95.

Obviously the N.Y.L.A versions aren't as fierce with the lack of detail but for the price difference I'd say its not bad.

I personally don't mind buying replica shoes if they still look like they're made well and/or very close to the original and unfortunately i don't think these N.Y.L.A. version's one of them. I think the Christian Louboutin 'Clou Noeud' shoe is so memorable that you can't slack on the detail if you're going to replicate them.


STYLE: [polyvore | singing in the rain 2 | style set]


Happy Monday my Lovelies!

I hope you guys stayed nice, warm and dry this weekend. With all the rain that's finally falling in La La Land, it was only natural for me to do a style set for the rain.

I know that most of you are probably thinking that no one in their right mind would wear a cream long skirt in the rain but call me crazy because i would ha!

And who doesn't love rain boots that look like leather boots?! I'm truly in love with these Odette Rubber Rain Boots by Ralph Lauren. These babies will unfortunately set you back $395.


Friday, February 18, 2011

TGIF: [happy friday | everyone]

{source: Navid Baraty Photography}

Happy Friday Everyone!
with all the rain finally falling, here's an amazing photo of the rain in San Francisco taken by Navid Baraty.

Stay warm and dry out there people and have a lovely weekend.


LOVE: [1950s| inspired]

I love everything about this image. Love, Love, Love the 1950s inspired outfit. I adore the full skirt, head piece and the hair and make-up are a perfect finishing touch.

My least favorite about this photo is probably her shoes but I absolutely admire everything else captured in this photograph.

Absolutely Beautiful!

{source: coco+kelly}


Thursday, February 17, 2011

GOOD THINGS: [cooking tip | chopping | garlic]

I'm taking this "Good Thing" straight from the creator of it, Martha Stewart.

I don't know about you but when I chop garlic it always gets stuck to the knife on the other side of the blade. Here's Martha's garlic trick.

"sprinkle a pinch of kosher salt and a drop of olive oil over the cloves before chopping; the salt acts as an abrasive, helping to pulverize the garlic, and the oil lets it slide off the blade. To make a paste, lay the side of the knife on the garlic and, applying even pressure, drag it across the garlic several times."

I'll definitely going to trip this trick the next time I have to chop some garlic. 


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FASHION: [behnaz sarafpour | nyfw | fall 2011]

Behnaz Sarafpour Fall 2011

FASHION: [chris benz | nyfw | fall 2011]

Here's my picks from the Chris Benz Fall 2011 collection.

INSPIRATION: [color | pantone | fashion]

Pantone asks designers of New York Fashion week to pick the most directional colors for each season. So here's the pick for this years Fall 2011.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm LOVING the color pallet.

{source: pantone}


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FASHION: [altuzarra | nyfw | fall 2011]

I've always LOVED jackets and maybe even more so because i just got back from snowy Colorado. Altuzarra's Fall 2011 collection has some that would look amazing in my wardrobe.

NEW THINGS: [bhldn | anthropologie | weddings]

Low and behold-en... Anthropologie has released a wedding line called BHLDN and it's amazing! Here are a few pieces from they're just released collection that I adore...

WISH LIST: [walk-in | closet]

Now tell me, what female doesn't want to have a HUGE walk-in closet?!

I've been trying to convince the hubs to let me convert a second bedroom into my closet but it hasn't worked yet. Still working on it though ha!

Ideally I'd love a seating area, as well as a vanity. A fireplace like the one in the photo would be amazing too. lol.

A girl can dream can't she?! ha ha To be honest though, I've donated so much of my clothes, I don't think I would even be able to fill a huge walk-in closet. That just means room for new clothes. ha.

{Jenna Lyons is president and executive creative director of J.Crew Group's closet. Photo by Domino}

This is the one thing on my wish list I truly want. Here's to hoping it'll come true one day. ha!


Monday, February 14, 2011

STYLE: [polyvore | keep warm | style set]

Ahh yes, it's Monday once again. That means it's time to post a new Style Set and In honor of just getting back from snowy Colorado I thought that I'd get inspiration from the chilly cold weather I just came back from.
Keeping Warm



HOLIDAY: [happy valentine's Day]

Happy Valentine's Day!

I've been with the hubs for almost 11 years now and we've always agreed that Valentine's Day is a Hallmark Holiday and that we didn't need a specific day in order for us to celebrate our love for each other.

Most cards made for v-day are usually loving, sweet, cute and sappy. Which is all very good but definitely not made for the hubs and I. We're much more silly and goofy than sappy and sweet, that's just how we are. And if we did celebrate v-day, I've FINALLY found a card that would definitely be perfect for us made by Tiny Prints...
Love it! Happy Valentine's everyone!


Friday, February 11, 2011

TGIF: [happy friday | everyone]

Happy Friday!

Although I'm not currently in New York City at the moment, I am however in a place with snow (Colorado). So i thought that i'd leave you for the weekend with this amazing image i found of snowy NYC way back when.

Have a wonder weekend my Lovelies!

Until Monday.

LOVE: [casual | glam]

I'm in love with the concept of this outfit. It's what I'd like to call "casual glam".

I'm not usually a fan of sequin but this outfit definitely makes me want to go get a sequin skirt and perfect for you ladies who are going out for Valentine's day.

{source: coco+kelly}


PERSONAL: [nunn better design | logo | revamp | #2]

So you know how last week I thought that I did a final revamp of the Nunn Better Design logo?!

Well guess again. Last night I got a little inspiration and decided to revamp the logo once again. I think I'm leaning towards this new logo more so because it has a nice feminine touch to it.

Please let me know what you guys think, should i stick to this new logo or stay with the old one??

Thanks a bundle!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

GOOD THINGS: [diy | felt | hearts]

Another DIY craft project just in time for Valentine's Day.

This one is hand sewn felt hart pins by The Purl Bee. You'll never want to by Vday cards again. Why would you when you can give a heart instead?!

You can pin them to a blank card to make your own card and then they can pin the heart onto their clothing or you can leave the pin off and also use them as vase fillers.

This crafty idea is definitely a good thing!

Head over to The Purl Bee to get the How-To.

Have fun!


GOOD THINGS: [crafts | vday | cupid's arrow]

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

{source/images: Creature Comforts}

How cute are these DIY cupcake topper and treat bag topper?! If i had kids I'd definitely have fun making these for their classmates. Now this is a good thing!

To find out how to make these adorable toppers head over to Creature Comforts and have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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