July 23, 2014

creative spaces

As I've been promising for quite a while now, here is a sneak peak into my home office, and my closet (and surrounding areas).  Yes, my wardrobe focus has generated some overflow (as hubby calls it) from the actual walk in closet space.  

I've always been an all or nothing kind of girl who is very much affected by aesthetics and energy of the space around me   I guess this is somewhat typical of creative types, and it certainly isn't a bad thing except that we run the risk of needing everything perfect to do what we do best.
I'm sure it doesn't come as a surprise to you that my top creative spaces at home are my closet, my office and my kitchen:).   As my dad always said, Rome wasn't built in a day.  When I get impatient with the time and effort it takes to create a space that is perfect for me, I recall my dad's very wise words.  All great things evolve and the best approach is to allow ideas to steep when that is our inclination.  It has been my experience that the end result is always so much better for it.

Nothing on this side of heaven will ever be perfect, but we can make our home a reflection of who we are, and who we want to be.   My side of the office I share with my husband is flooded with images of style and kitty cats, stripes, dots & gold.  My little project that I like to call "wardrobe zen" is equally reflective of my penchant for black & white, chevron, stripes, dots... type A-OCD-hyper- organization...and the list goes on.   Although it isn't perfect, it is perfect for me.  It inspires me and that is all I can really ask for.

Oh, and if you are looking for an agenda (August 2014 - December 2015) I highly recommend the Kate Spade one pictured above (buy here).

Thanks for stopping by today!

July 21, 2014

deliberate detail


shorts: Gap
tee: old ~ similarsimilar, love this option here
flats: Madewell
tote: Madewell
watch: MK
sunnies: Ray Ban 


 One of the elements of style I am most fond of is mixing in pieces that are  feminine and glamorous with a more rugged item or two.  The look I'm sharing today is a good example of this juxtaposition.  Leopard footwear and scalloped shorts keep the ensemble on the feminine side, while the utility jacket and basic leather tote keep it from coming off too girly or contrived.

The looks I am most drawn to, or tend to create myself usually contain these two apposing elements.  Isn't it lovely... the carefree vibe that results, when, in fact,  these pairings are often quite deliberate.

What style formulas have you come to know rely on?

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