Tag Archives: Inspiration

TOPSHOP

Free shipping on all stateside orders at Topshop today! And tooooons of super cute stuff for Spring and Summer. Get it while its hot! Ok, so maybe its not so hot here in New York…rainy cold and cloudy today. Anybody seen the sun? It was around here somewhere yesterday.

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FRESH KILLS

Discovered this store by John Agujar and Fredrick Spendlove in my neighborhood last weekend while walking back from the Brooklyn Flea and it is literally the most amazing furniture + design store I have ever set foot in. The pieces are whimsical, some retro, some modern, and some antique. Just about everything is gonna cost you a serious lump of change, but its always fun to look for inspiration! From their site:

“The core of the original collection was an exclusive offering of Milo Baughman deadstock unearthed after decades of storage in Thayer Coggin’s warehouses, complimented by a diversified collection of vintage & antique pieces embracing aesthetic movements from the 1890’s to the 1990’s, as well as new in-production pieces by Thayer Coggin, Dunbar, & Classicon”.

Check out more of their pieces here or visit the store on North 6th + Kent!

 

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WHAT TO WEAR TO A WEDDING WHERE

Vena Cava Dress

Zara Braided Clutch

Bamford Wrap

Suno x Loeffler Randall Wedges

Cacharel Crossback Dress

Valentino Embellished Wrap

Kenneth Jay Lane Ring

Proenza Schouler Lattice Heels

Miu Miu Metallic Clutch

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dress

DVF Sunglasses

Opening Ceremony Cut Out Clogs

Crumpet Wrap

Helmut Lang Styx Clutch

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Sunglasses

Dolce Vita Wedges

Vena Cava (again) Dress

DVF Dress

Topshop Jacket

Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings

Woman by Common Projects Wedges

 

I have a lot of weddings + engagement parties to attend in the next couple of months, in all different cities, and I was thinking about how hard it can sometimes be to dress for a wedding. It’s always a fine line. Between being to dressy and too casual. Between looking good but not like you’re trying to show up the bride. Between wearing something fun but still looking wedding appropriate. Between wearing those great shoes and wearing shoes you can dance in. Not to mention the day-to-night and hot+sunny to chilly aspect. Bringing both sunglasses and a wrap is important. I put together a few inspiration boards to help me visualize it better.  Thoughts??

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THINGS ORGANIZED NEATLY

This is the most satisfying thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Some of the food shots remind me of Marina Ekroos’ food photography.

ThingsOrganizedNeatly.tumblr.com

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SPRINGSPIRATION

Mostly from Net-a-Porter,Opening Ceremony,ShopBop,Pixie Market,Asos,Nasty Gal,UrbanOutfitters,Free People

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Rustic Inspiration

Our apartment is pretty close to being done, with mostly just decorating left. Here are some things I stumbled across that I love for interiors right now. I love that egg photograph and I might have to recreate it for our kitchen. I’m also on a quest to find some form of taxidermy for our walls, but I have yet to convince Jay. I wouldn’t exactly call him a PETA activist but he hates all fur (even vintage+faux, which are the only kinds I will wear) I’ve been eyeing that upholstered wooden chair from Anthropologie for awhile – it has the names of NYC subway stations on it. And…unfortunately I probably won’t be putting a fireplace in this place, but its nice to dream.

Here’s where I found the bedroom.

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workisnotajob.

WorkisNotaJob is a concept + design studio that inspires you to live out a creative life + turn  your passions into a career path, or to “fall in love with your work”.  It’s all about working hard and playing hard being one in the same. They upload new designs almost daily to their Tumblr, so follow them if you need a pick-me-up on a rough day. You can also upload the designs to your phone to get your daily inspiration on the go. They’re also on Flickr!

“Work is not a job. Empower yourself and realise the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. Your every day activity and commitment, talent and dedication that exceed business hours define your work.” -workisnotajob

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Thanx – Giving

Being from the South Shore of Massachusetts, Thanksgiving is a big holiday for me.  This is the first year I’m not going to be with my family! Unfortunately we have to be our of our apartment 2 days after Thanksgiving.  I’m quite sad but that means that I will be cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner!!!! If you are into cooking, feel free to check out some of my Thanksgiving recipes-to-come on my cooking and food photography blog.

One of my favorite things about the holidays has always been dressing up for dinner.  Here’s some inspiration for your Thanksgiving adornment.

Top (from left) AsosPixie MarketMadewellPixie MarketUrban Outfitters

Bottom (from left) Urban OutfittersShopbopMadewellJ.CrewNasty GalShopbop

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Interior Design Inspiration

just starting to gather inspiration + ideas for our new apartment starting Dec 1.

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Wish Lists + Inspiration

Short Sweaters:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Sequin-Embellished Cotton Sweater

D&G Alpaca-blend Fair Isle Sweater

Rag &  Bone Grayling wool-blend Fair Isle Sweater

Long Sweaters:

Sonia Rykiel Alpaca-blend ribbed cardi-coat

Maje Wool and Leather Cardigan

Catherine Malandrino wool-blend cardigan

Marni Silk-Satin Bandeau Bra in Black and Purple

VPL Liquid Jersey Bra

Marni Silk-Satin Bandeau Bra in Dark Lemon

Capes:

Rebecca Taylor wool-blend Cape

Max Azria Leather-trimmed wool-felt Cape

See by Chloé Tweed Cape

Military Jackets:

McQ Double-breasted wool-blend Coat

Smythe Double-breasted wool-blend Peacoat

Etoile Isabel Marant Army-style cotton Parka

Adam Bead-embellished Silk Dress

Alice + Olivia Marianna Tiered Silk-blend Dress

Topshop Sleeveless Sequin Dress

Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch

Rag & Bone Wool-Felt Fedora

Temperley London Trinity Messenger Bag

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