Thursday, May 31, 2012

i'm throwing an arm party

embellished friendship bracelets

braided bead bracelets

macrame bracelets
There is something about summer that always gets me in the mood to make jewelry- specifically friendship bracelets.  Perhaps this is left over from my days of art camp craft circles, when seemingly endless piles of embroidery thread, beads, and charms were at my disposal.  True to form, summer is here and I'm officially craving new bracelets....and so, these three projects from HonestlyWTF may have to happen this weekend.  I'm already thinking about neon threads and rhinestones galore... because is there really any other way to throw an arm party?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

shoesday tuesday

all images via Glamour

With a dreamy, sun-drenched holiday weekend behind me, I am starting the week (coffee-in-hand) fresh-faced and ready to jump full-speed ahead into summer courses and long to-do lists... wishing I was running around in any of these gorgeous heels- from the (inevitably) insanely amazing Fall 2012 collaboration of Manolo Blahnik and J Crew.  

Happy shoesday, hope yours is marvelous.

Friday, May 25, 2012

of things to come

original image via pinterest, source unknown
In the midst of thunderstorms and between sips of coffee.... plotting new projects and summer weekend getaways.  Happy Friday, hope yours is magical.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

pinterest roundup

Hello I'm here!! It's been a busy week, apologies for the lack of posting... next week should be less insane (here's hoping).  In the meantime, here's a roundup of some pretty things I've been pinning:

found via patterson maker

found via cherry blossom blog

found via seventeendoors

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ocean calling

original image via serendipitous romance, text image via a well traveled woman

Have a wonderful weekend!  I'm off for a few days of sunning poolside, good food, a couple cocktails, and the best of friends.  See you on shoesday.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

shoesday tuesday : leopard & lace

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Thought this busy shoesday called for a bit of leopard and a touch of lace... 
with a long to-do list, fun flats were a must.  Wishing you lots of loveliness today.

Monday, May 14, 2012

finals finals finals

This is what my Sunday looked like... marker fumes galore.  Finals are almost completed; can't wait until then when I can (quite literally) breathe easier!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

shoesday tuesday : pre-summer picnic

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This shoesday, which has been full of rain and grey skies, I am dreaming of perfect pre-summer weather and a picnic in the park...wearing this outfit.  Bright green, gold, and blue gingham... what's not to love?

Friday, May 4, 2012


I've been pinning things like this:

via middlechildcomplex

via all things stylish

Illustration by Michael Sanderson

via the aestate

And discovered this website- The Everygirl, created by Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss... it is gorgeously designed, and full of great articles, resources, downloads, and lots of other fun stuff.  I really love the interview series that they do with various successful creative women.  Definitely worth taking a look at!
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Yesterday was busy busy...full of non-stop movement and to-do lists a mile long.  No particular shoes were calling my name, perhaps due to the fickle weather we're having (rain one minute, sun the next...and now back to rain.)  So, even though it's not officially shoesday, I stumbled upon this photo in my early morning blog catch up and had to share since yesterday's post never materialized.  Really wish that skirt and boots combo was my outfit for the day.  A sort of "take that!" to the weather...effortless, playful, comfy and chic all at the same time.

image via middlechildcomplex