NYC + Fashion Week!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but my sister lives in NYC and works for Lela Rose (which is seriously cool).  Last night I flew in to visit her for fashion week!  I'm so excited for a fashion-themed vacation and obviously to spend time with my sister.  I'll post all about my adventures when I get back to Virginia.

Fashion Week illustrations by Gladys Perint Palmer

Happy Fashion Week!

Living Room Makeover

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I finally got around to taking a few pictures of our living room since I've been working on snazzing it up for awhile now.  (Unfortunately my picture taking skills are seriously lacking, but at least you get the idea).





I still need to find a picture of Nicholas and me for this frame, but for now this one is working as a filler.


While I was at it I decided to make a little desk area at one of the tables in the living room.  It's not really anything special, but so far it's been quite useful.


I had some green plastic desk accessories (the tape dispenser and paper clip holder) from college that I wanted to use, but they didn't match anything and were quite honestly pretty ugly.  Since the table is below the painting with the beautiful golden frame I thought I would try painting the green desk stuff with gold leaf I had left over from some other project.  It actually turned out really well!  Such a quick and simple fix!

Glorious Green

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Green has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember.  (With the slight exception of a period in kindergarten when I would only color with the hot pink crayon - but really, who can blame me for that).  Since I've been sick for the past week and pretty much laying in bed surrounded by the fabulously green walls of our bedroom I've had green on my mind even more than usual.  Then yesterday when I realized the Suzannah dress below, which I've been crushing on since I first saw it in navy, now comes in green I knew I needed to do a green post!

{1}Chic Shop Medium Malachite Bowl {2}TOPSHOP Bracket Ring {3}Elva Fields A Tree Grows Necklace {4}Current/Elliott Skinny Jeans {5}Vivre Small Agate Plates {6}ASOS Suede Pump {7}Mulberry Taylor Oversized Leather Satchel {8}Aqsa Emerald Green Necklace {9}Vivre Green Onyx Hinged Cuff {10}Chic Shop Emerald Eyes Finial {11}Chic Shop Peace Frog Finial {12}Anthropologie Hard Candy Knob {13}Lilly Pulitzer Picture Frame {14}Suzannah Green Silk Bon Bon Dress {15}Furbish Malachite Jewelry Box {16}Anthropologie Envious Ring

Ok - one more (somewhat embarrassing) reason I've been feeling the need for some more green.  The other day Nicholas and I were in Bed, Bath and Beyond looking for closet organization stuff and I found these baskets that would be perfect.  They only came in green or purple and for some reason I really liked the purple better.  Hubs noticed my hesitation and commented:

Nicholas:  You feel like you're cheating on green by choosing the purple, don't you?
Me:  Yes!
Nicholas:  It's an ugly green and won't look good in our room.  You should get the purple.

It was actually an okay green and we both knew it, but I love him for playing along with my craziness!

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