Archive | September, 2010

My Mini Fashion Inspiration

30 Sep

I know, I know… isn’t this little girl the most adorable thing you have seen all day!  I mean seriously, can I have her wardrobe? EVERYone of these outfits I would wear in a heart beat! I only wish I knew where these images came from… an online store maybe?  If you happen to know please do tell.  For now I will just go trying to make recreate these looks out of my current wardrobe.

Fall Roasted Chicken Pies via Sweet Paul

29 Sep
{images via sweet paul}
The second issues of Sweet Paul launched last week and is overflowing with fabulous fall inspired yummy-ness!  My favorite feature was for sure “Enchanted Forest”.  The table setting, swoon!  The food, YUM! and the outdoor location, fantasy come true!  I wish I had an excuse to recreate this lovely enchanted forest including all of the goodies of course.  I may just have to come up with one.  
Above is my favorite recipe featured, Fall Roasted Chicken Pies.  I’m filing this away to make mid Oct. once my travel schedule calms down.  If you make it before then, please let me know how it turns out.  
And don’t forget to check out the rest of The Fall Issue of Sweet Paul. You will not regret it! 

From The Runway: Cynthia Rowley, Spring 2011

28 Sep
Cynthia Rowley never disappoints. For her Spring 2011 bubble cutouts were everywhere!  In a few looks its even borderline sexy, which is not something we usually see from Cynthia.  However with the length of the garments and the overall styling what could be sexy is transformed in to whimsical which is quintessential Cynthia Rowley.  I would wear look #2 & #3 exactly as is.  I love the embellished bubbles done on the shorts and as the waist of the extremely well fitting pants. Both looks are very faltering.  Look #1, #4 & #5 I would have to have shortened a bit… being 5’3 this mid calf length can go from chic to eek very quickly! Right above is a much better option. Then I would add a cami under look #1 and loosen up the blouse on look #4 and I would be good to go! 
The color palette really is amazing! Navy, Beeswax*, Lavender, Ecru & Silver Cloud*! Love! I might need to add this in to my future home decor or at least incorporate in to my Spring wardrobe.  
Well done Cynthia, well done!
*Beeswax & Silver Cloud both a apart of the Top 10 Colors for NY Fashion week! 

Choose Happiness!

27 Sep
{photo via here}
I thought this would be a great mantra for the week ahead! It really is that easy, I swear, try it! All you have to do its wake up each morning and choose to be happy.  That’s it, its that simple.  Sometimes I think we just need a little reminder of how good we really have it, myself included. So this week let’s do it.  Let’s stop the complaining, the negative thoughts and the “why me’s?” and just choose happiness
Happy Monday Everyone!!!

Stop Motion: Every Color You Can Dream Of

27 Sep




I have become completely fascinated with stop motion animation lately, it seems to be everywhere these days….  {Oh Joy! did it here, kindle’s commercials here are adorable, Man Shop’s Globe used it for their promo here}  

Above is the latest stop motion animation that I have come across that I had to share with all of you.  Its for a Target commercial in Australia and has me completely smitten!  The concept its “every color you can dream of”.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  I must go and get a good night sleep to prep for the week ahead.  I will be leaving for Mexico Tuesday morning (for work) and wont return till Sunday evening.  Sweet dream’s everyone!

Kate Spade Book of the Month Clutch

25 Sep
I was in Charlotte, NC this past week where I stopped by Kate Spade at Southpark. I love shopping in the Kate Spade store as there’s always so many treasures to be found and this trip did not disappoint.  I have always been a fan of adding a touch of whimsey to your outfit, so its not surprise that I fell for these fabulous “book” of the month clutch by Kate Spade.  Inspired by a classic novel and topped off with a clasp top closure, these clutches are sure to not disappoint.  Of course it doesn’t hurt that they chose “Great Expectations” & “The Great Gatsby”, two of my absolute favs! 

Elva Fields 2010 Fall Collection

24 Sep
{images via: Elva Field}
I (heart) baubles!  Colorful ones, bold ones, beautiful ones, strange ones, one of a kinds… I love them all!    Click here to see the entire New Fall Collection from Elva Field.