Monday, June 10, 2019

Love the look - Carolyn Murphy

As a designer, blogger and overall visual person I admire people who embrace their personal sense of style. I'm often drawn to classic looks with a twist, that appear natural but never boring. I've long admired Carolyn Murphy's clean, elegant and timeless style and beauty. Her wardrobe is built on classic staples and simple accessories. Murphy is also an avid environmentalist and spends much of her time advocating for the ocean conservatory. A cause, that is also important to me. Carolyn is launching a lifestyle brand this fall, Mamma Murphy.  I've also shared a peek inside her refurbished Long Island get away. Begin to build your Carolyn inspired wardrobe with the above pieces. 
Carolyn and her daughter. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Dining Al Fresco

I FINALLY had the opportunity to enjoy some amazing weather outdoors this weekend! I even fit in three days of running outside, which is an added bonus. After a taste of perfect weather I am looking forward to dining outdoor this summer. I came across this lovely home and inviting dining area via @bungalowblue on Instagram. The original photo is of @mrmariograuso's beautiful home. Image via House and Home Magazine. Here's a glimpse. This set up would be ideal in my yard. Hope your week is off to a great start. xx

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Shelter loves....

Hello, hello! My apologies for the radio silence. I have been busy living, working, designing, ordering client goodies, folding, cleaning, living, traveling and shuttling my kids to an array of sporting events and practice. I'm sharing what's on my brain today. 

I'll be back tomorrow with more design inspiration - promise! 

1. I prefer rooms and people who don't take themselves too seriously!! This is such a carefree fun children's space. 
2. Ok, I have an affinity of bohemian inspired eyelet blouses. Thank god my good friend is usually with me when I see them out shopping. She says "you have something very similar to that, put it back". She has saved me hundreds of dollars. hehe
3. I went to New Orleans, Louisiana a couple of weeks ago. I LOVED that city. The food, people, architecture, colorful streets. It's a bit quirky but that is a apart of the charm.
the photo above is Hotel Monteleone on Royale St.
4. Wonderful sentiment.Everything looks and sounds better in French. Don't you agree?
5. We all have rough days, flowers always cheer me up. Peonies, which are blooming soon here in the Northeast are my favorite. Their layered, fluffy petals and rich color are LOVELY.

Have a great week! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Luxe in London

All eyes are on England this week with the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's adorable baby, Archie Harrison. My aunt often traveled to England when I was a little girl. I remember anxiously awaiting my treasure when she returned. My perfectly packaged gift was most often a memento of Princess Diana or Buckingham Palace. I grew up enamored with Princess Diana's grace, charm and beauty. I am not going to speak for everyone but I think most of us can appreciate following a fairytale across the pond. Everything about the images released today, warms my heart. I've also shared Vista-Jet founder Nina Flohr's uber chic London townhouse. 

I love this color palette. 
If I were to have a dressing room, you can bet it would look something like this. 

 Images: Architectural Digest 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Shelter Loves...

Yes, I realize I'm dishing lots of love this week! I've been inspired, that can't be a bad thing, right? Here's what I found worthy of Pinterest!

1. British racing green on a mini? Yes, please. Hopefully it has a camel leather interior! 
2. Light wood built-ins with caning. I love mixing things up and adding natural wood to interiors lately. This is a gorgeous, functional piece. 
3. Hairs pins and barrettes, they are both feminine and a elegant. I'll be wearing one this weekend. 
4. Okay, do these bring back memories or what? I swear I had almost the exact woven mule in brown in college. #flashback  Purchase here
5. I'm loving the spots
6. Frida!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Love the Look

I'm still not sold on MOST ulta-high wasted "MOM" jeans (Medium rise and non button/zip high wasted are great - it is also nice to finally be able to bend over without fear of exposing my back side to the world. I am however, thrilled about the return of the flare pant this Spring! The look above are adorable. I have also included a round up of some of my favorites below. 

I think we are all anxiously awaiting the warm weather here in the North East, to say it's been cold and gloomy is an understatement! I don't do well with cold feet so for now I'm still wearing booties. I look forward to wearing sandals and an outfit like this very soon! Cheers and happy Thursday! xx
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Monday, April 29, 2019

Shelter Loves

Here I am with Friday's post! I'm kicking off the day on a feel good note! I spent the weekend in Nantucket, I feel very fortunate to live near such a magical (and fun) destination. Here is what I pinned last week!!

1. This summer's sneaker pick will be a pair of Veja's for me! I like the simplicity of these
2. Nantucket and vintage Wagoneers and Rovers. I may need to pick one up for myself one of these days. I need a garage first. ;)
3. I am trying to live this! Letting go, moving forward and pushing past fear takes bravery. Vulnerability can be a scary thing but we will never know how amazing our lives can be unless we take risks! 
4. Fields of tulips. New Englanders appreciate any sign of Spring we can get.
5. After having several skin cancer spots on my face, I am assiduous about my skin care routine. This exfoliate will work wonders on your skin
6. Round tile mosaics arranged in classic patterns. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

J'aime La France

I've long admired the French culture and have had the city of Paris in my thoughts. I'm due for another French style post that shares key pieces that are unmistakably French. Here is a round-up of why I'm drawn to this uber-chic country and the city of Paris. 









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