Ready for fall?

July 27, 2011 in LOOKBOOK

I’m not, but these colors definitely remind me of some of our beautiful fall colors we have to look forward to!  These colors look amazing with a tan, which I don’t have. I think the fall colors looks great on most (all?) people actually, which might be why its such a great season for fashion.

I’m anxiously anticipating my new Balenciagas that should be on there way here as I type! The pluralization of that was an accident. I was patiently on the wait list for a fall/winter Balenciaga for the past 4-5 months. About a month or so ago the colors started to come in and I didn’t hear anything from my SA. And then about a week ago I lost all hope and went ahead and bought a different used Bal in a similar color. Literally the next day I get an email from my SA saying they are expecting 2 of the color/style/hardware combo I requested, and I’m number 2 on the wait list :) My bank account is not happy, but I definitely am!! I’ll be posting pics as soon as they arrive!

Wear it 3 Ways: Gingham

July 25, 2011 in wear it 3 ways

At first I wasn’t so sure about this shirt. I have absolutely nothing like it, but I’ve seen other bloggers rock gingham, so I gave it a shot. And then it was final sale, so there was no turning back, lol!

These are some of my favorite outfits I’ve made in a while. They’re so bright and summery. I think I might need to pick up another one of these…

Before & After Remodeling Pictures!!

July 24, 2011 in house remodeling

Even though these rooms aren’t quite finished, I’m pretty proud of how they turned out so far, and would love to share the “before & after” pics!

The Bedroom

Who knew such a small room could be such a huge PITA? We ripped out the closets and the center 2 feet of ceiling and fixed both up, painted, and changed lights (well, we had the electrician do that). I still need to get blinds, I just haven’t had time to have an in-home consult. Hopefully soon.

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AFTER:

The Living Room

We had two problems in this room: 1) my mom painted this mural on the wall when she was 14 or so and turned into a crazy raging human resisted painting over it. I like it, it was just a challenge to pick a color that worked in the room. I know everyone isnt crazy about yellow, but I love this shade and how warm and inviting it made the room. 2) there are beams across the ceiling for structural reasons, because apparently when this house was made, uglier= better. We painted them white to match the ceiling. Well, we tried. 4 coats of paint later and you can still see the horrible stain that was on the wood. Obviously this room still needs blinds, too. And a tv. And maybe an area rug?
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Dining Room –> Study

I really like this room’s huge windows and fireplace. We haven’t finished painting it yet. The color is similar (cream vs white) and can be seen in the picture with the door. This was by far the easiest room to do. And I think it needs a shag rug. I’m obsessed with shag rugs.
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I hope you enjoyed these pics! I love seeing before and after pics, and have a new respect for the work that goes into those fabulous “after” pics :)