is it any wonder that today i picked something so proper? probably not, because as i write this i’m still in my bath robe and pajama pants (which i wore in the car to drop the littles off at school – don’t worry, i stayed in the car).
i’m liking this ensemble quite a lot. red shoes. ripped jeans. the little louis case . would you wear this? i’d be feeling all businessy trina…ready to take on the world.
if you are looking for some rugged jeans…i’m loving these destroyed skinnies by free people.
what about you, lovelies? what do you wishing you were wearing today?
oh, and after my long businessy kind of day, i’d spend my evening here!
this entry way. the floor. the light. the bike. the white. yes, perfection achieved.
labeling jars like this (and check out the kitchen in which they reside).
big hair and good color.
lemon curd. almost bought some in england + wish i would have. maybe i’ll attempt to make some.
what are you loving this week?
if there is the slightest chance you don’t know camille than it is my pleasure to introduce you! camille is the founder and lady behind camille styles (and yes that is her real name) which happens to be a favorite stop for all things entertaining, food and beauty. if you want to know how to throw a beautiful party than camille is your girl. she has mad entertaining skills and doesn’t miss a detail. her site is one of my go to’s and i’m pretty sure it will become one of your’s too. thanks for sharing your mess, camille!
I’m a major card-sender and letter-writer, and I’m a total sucker for beautiful stationery – (if it happens to be letterpressed, even better!) The only problem? Organizing my growing collection and keeping it from getting out of control! I’d like to setup a system for corralling cards by occasion, so that when I need a birthday, thank-you or congratulations card, I can easily see all my options. I’m thinking that a file system might be my best bet…
Since the CamilleStyles.com office is on one side of my house, our dining room table often becomes my team’s “conference room” (or photo studio, or break room, depending on the day.) A typical Monday morning brainstorm session usually ends up with magazine tears, stacks of books and lots of coffee cups strewn about, and I actually kind of love it. This photo (above) is a visual illustration of all the creativity and productivity that is happening!
i’m curious … does anyone else collect stationery and cards? i do and, i have to say, my supplies are all squished in a drawer and i always find myself buying double because i don’t first check my disorganized stash. thanks to camille, i’m definitely thinking about a filing system now too. how do you keep your stationery and such organized? i’d love to know.
images : 1 + 3 by Suzy Q / 2 + 4 by Camille Styles
hi lovelies. i’m back from england with a tired body but rested heart. i can’t wait to share photos and stories with you next week. but, before i begin that i suppose i should start with, at least, one of the reasons why i traveled across the sea. a few weeks ago i wrote this in my journal :
i am tired. inside and out. the list of to do’s (mostly ones i’ve brought upon myself) is pretty long and i want to blow them off, almost, as much as my high school geometry homework.
all i want to do is read and write. write and read. look at words. hear them. ponder them. and think them. all the while, making making my own with an inky pen or the punchy click of my computer keys. stringing words together to make sense of my soul.
i’m so excited that my entry way finally looks inviting! i’ve been wanting to do something in this little spot forever! i longed for wallpaper but it just wasn’t happening. and the more i thought about it, (it’s a darker space) i just wanted it to be bright and inviting, but most of all i wanted it to welcoming to all guests and family who enter our home.
i strung together a few words, sharing what we are all about as family and i really wanted them on the wall as reminder to our brood. what is really funny is that when one of the littles gets in trouble they come reminding me that the wall says we give second chances – ha!
if you are wondering, the words are actually wall stickers and they are from vinyl impression. they have a variety of stickers (images and sayings) but what i love is that they take custom orders. and the customer service is really great. which is always #1 with me.
have you decorated with wall stickers in your home? it’s an easy way to make a big impact.
sticker c/o of vinyl impression
Hi everyone! Kirsten from Simply Grove
here, filling in for Trina as she travels the world!:) I’m a huge LaLa Lovely fan so of course it is an honor to be guest posting for Trina!
When it comes to designing your dining room or even just simple decor, grey chairs are a perfect way to go. They are neutral enough to match a style of decor and are just a really good staple piece. If you are a vintage lover, a rusty grey medal base would be great.
Maybe you are one who likes the modern look. Find a chair with a sleek and minimalistic look. These Hay chairs are such a striking choice. Pair them with a wooden dining table for an eclectic look.
However, if you are one that doesn’t know what kind of chair would look great in your space, a simple grey choice with a wood base can make for an easy decision. They are stylish to the eye and will certainly wow your guests.
In the end, grey chairs are always a nice design choice, at least in my book.
imags / one / two / three
Now, if you don’t know, over on Apartment 34 we have a thing for neutrals, and we’re especially smitten over anything white. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite white kitchens that all had a little something extra: black! Adding a few pops of black and white patterned towels or black and white stoneware is a great way to mix up an over saturated white kitchen while still keeping it primarily monochromatic and interesting.
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The great thing about adding some black and white accessories to your kitchen is that they go with any color palette that you already have or might decide to change it to in the future. It’s not a trendy color palette, so you don’t have to worry about buying out a whole store in fear that the color won’t be back next season. It’s timeless and classic and looks great in any kitchen. I hope you will enjoy some of these modern and fun updates in your own kitchen and you can check out more installments of Tasty Tuesday over on Apartment 34, where style lives happily ever after! Thanks for having me!
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i recently did an interview with the lovely laura tremaine, aka the hollywood housewife (love her blog), about mom’s who blog for all parenting. it was pretty fun!
so . . . if you’ve ever wondered what a normal day looks like for me, when + where i blog, how i met my husband and few time management tips than it’s all right here.
image / noelle ann photography