Charmed

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I hadn't intended to take a blogging break last week, but it ended up being wonderfully busy! We had a fabulous Thanksgiving with tons of family at my grandmother's house and I celebrated my 26th birthday on Saturday (the 26th!). Among lots other great things on my birthday (like FSU beating the Gators) my sister and I did a little shopping.  While in Anthropologie I noticed their cute little DIY charms.  I'm not sure what makes them consider these DIY, but they are adorable nonetheless.  

All charms can be found at Anthropologie

I love how they look like little souvenirs picked up in your travels, or little trinkets from around the house (like they mini lock and keys). The charm on the top right could totally be an earring that's lost it's pair. I am now completely obsessed with the idea of making my own charms out of leftover beads or little things I've collected.

What do y'all think of these?  Has anyone ever made their own charms?

Residency Interview Craziness + Much Needed Shoe Eye Candy

Friday, November 18, 2011

We are well and truly in the middle of residency interviews now and this week has been a little crazy (admittedly more so for Nicholas than me). Monday afternoon I drove him to Dulles (about 2 hours from home) so he could fly to NYC for an interview on Tuesday and another on Thursday. Then last night I drove to North Carolina to pick him up at the airport for his interview at Duke today. Some time this upcoming week he has his interview at UVA and I think he's headed back to New York for another interview again on Monday (or maybe Tuesday?). I can't keep up!  All I know is he'll be back in time for me to pick up my sister from the airport on Wednesday and then we're driving to my grandmother's home for Thanksgiving (and my birthday on the 26th!). Between Thanksgiving and Christmas he has another interview (or maybe a couple more) in NYC, one in Texas, another in Virginia, and one in Florida. I have no idea when though!

Although I am absolutely thrilled for him to have so many interviews and I'm so proud of him - this next month and a half is going to be crazy!

I am definitely in need of some fabulous High-Heeled eye candy! (I would say that hubs is too, but somehow I just don't think looking at shoes will help rejuvenate him). Anyways, how stunning at these heels from Alexander McQueen?!


Skulls aren't my usual choice for embellishment, but I love the contradiction between the lacy, almost delicate, look of the laser-cut shoe and the hard crystal skull adorning the toe. Oh, and of course the 5 inch heel!

Pick of the Week

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day and 11-11-11!  (Which, by the way, has to be the coolest date since November 11, 1111 - but I'd much rather be in 2011 so that's okay).

Anyways, I must be in the mood for nude shoes, because even though last week's heels were buff hued and I'm going with another pair this week.  The glossy leather on these Elie Tahari pumps is beautiful and I love the four inch heel.  The bow is of course fabulous and the cut-out near the toe is a fun addition.  Such a perfect shoe!

Abstract Beauty

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I love finding new (or at least new to me) artists.  While perusing Pinterest the other day for abstract painting inspiration I realized that several of the pins I had clicked on were all from the same artist, Michelle Armas.  Naturally I had to explore further and now I've become completely enamored with her work!

I love painting, but I've never tried doing something abstract because I have no idea how to go about it!  Does anyone do abstract art?  Where do you get your inspiration? 

Chicago Bound + Pick of the Week

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hubs and I are headed to Chicago this evening so he can attend his first residency interview tomorrow!!  I cannot believe he is nearly finished with med school and unless he ends up here for residency we will be leaving Virginia this summer.


For this week's High Heeled pick I chose these fabulous pink and nude pumps from Red Valentino.  According to Net-a-Porter, Red stands for Romantic Eccentric Dress (which is fabulous), as well as being their trademark color.  I would like to claim that I searched around for this to go with my pick, but in reality I just spend a lot of time perusing and lusting over various items on their site and randomly happened upon this fun fact.

I love all the little details on these shoes.  The pink scalloped edges are fabulous and I am a sucker for heels with bows.  The pink hue is wonderful, too.  It looks like honeysuckle (Pantone's color of the year).  I'm just so glad to finally see a pink out in the fall that isn't magenta.  I hated that for the past couple years it seemed like that was the only option available.

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