Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Favorite Cyber Monday Finds

Let's be honest.... Black Friday is fun but Cyber Monday is really much, much more appealing.  Sitting behind my desktop computer perusing an array of website pretties with a cup of coffee while in my PJs? Uhhhh.... yes please!

I ohhhhh'd and awwww'd over One Kings Lane, Neiman Marcus, ShopBop, Tory Burch, and the like.  Below are my absolute favorite finds...


 



Tourance Faux-Fur Pillow, Cheetah, $45 via One King's Lane
This pillow would up the glam factor in a room of neutrals, like this one...

Image via 3.BP

Speaking of neutrals....





Crystorama Carlyle Chandelier II via One Kings Lane Selling for $229!

I can see it working perfectly here....





    

  It's everything, is it not?

Did you score any stellar Cyber Monday sale items?  Do tell!  Oh, and today I turn 24 and welcome the mid-20s!  If they were anything like the "early" 20s, I can't wait. 




XOXO!  Have a fabulously chic day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Morning Inspiration: From Feast Fashion Faves

Happy Monday!  Today's Monday Morning Inspiration post comes from Amanda over at Feast Fashion Faves.  Amanda has a beautiful, unique blog and a unique spin on all things food and fashion.  We also recently discovered we were both Tri Deltas in college!  Too crazy. 

Hi Everyone! I'm Amanda from feast.fashion.faves, and I am so excited to share some of my current inspirations! I just recently got on the Pinterest bandwagon and been loving every moment of it! It is seriously the greatest tool for finding inspirations in all places. Enjoy!
Whether it's an authentic bento box at a Japanese Restaurant or a handmade lunch bento box, I just can't get enough! Making a bento box for a meal is a great way to have equal proportions of everything, and that way you  won't miss a bite from being too full. I was surprised to find so many creative and fun designs that went into making bento boxes...such as the snowman design below. Make your own bento box by using a rectangular plastic container, such as tupperware, or a muffin tin!
{Sources-friends, lovers and chocolate; The Bento Box; OC Weekly; Alphamom}

 I've been brewing a lot of tea lately, but not in a teapot, because I don't have one! So I was delighted to  stumble upon so many pretty and exquisite teapots, so maybe I can finally pick one up. Utilize teapots as a vases as well, they are such a lovely way to display flowers.

 I adore the natural and raw look of tree branches, so much so that I love using them to display jewelry or just alone for room decor.


I absolutely love vintage frames! It's so much fun to peruse a garage sale or thrift store and discover these beauties. Depending on the condition in which the frames are found, you can re-paint, re-purpose, or simply display them!

{Sources-Katie's Rose Cottage Design; Lauren Conrad; Real Simple; A Life of Blue; Home Stories A 2 Z}
Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons galore! I must have a stockpile of ribbons in my craft box! Aside from using ribbons for sewing purposes, there's a myriad of other uses for ribbon such as braiding it into your hair, making a pretty mobile, or to wrap presents and more!

{Sources-Liquid Paper; Lonely Afternoon; The Sweetest Occasion; My Blessed Life}
{Graphics via Polyvore}


Thank you Amanda for sharing with us today!  I love those branches for jewelry displays- what a great idea!  Everyone go check out Amanda's blog at feast fashion faves.


Have a very inspired Monday, friends!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mad for Morocco

I'm absolutely mad for Morocco.  While I have longed to travel to this majestic land and experience the culture, it's aesthetic has already been influencing my design palette for many years.  The bold colors and patterns, dreamy rugs and wallcoverings, and romantic floor-style seating are just my style.


via Pinterest


One specific Moroccan element I love is the puff.  It's such a fun touch to add, and can be juxtaposed easily in most traditional spaces.  Here are a few rooms I love that added a Moroccan puff.


This photo was just posted on Bijou and Boheme.  Isn't it fabulous?

If you aren't keen on the Moroccan look, try starting with a netural-colored puff.  It will add a funky element while not standing out too much.  What are your thoughts on all things Moroccan?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Bliss

One of the sweetest parts of being home for the holidays is having a chance to visit all the nostalgic places you grew up around.  Today, I had such a fun time visiting my favorite hometown interior decor boutiques.  
Many wonderful pieces in my home are from Antique Garden, a lovely spot on Campus Corner near the University of Oklahoma. (Boomer Sooner!)  Visiting this store truly feels like going on a treasure hunt.



I couldn't help but grab a few goodies, thanks to their Black Friday sale.


Did you find any good buys today?  Was anyone brave enough to go swarm the big chain stores?  I am looking forward to a relaxing evening cuddling with my Great Dane and catching up on some reading.


Have a good evening, friends!