Today in Maine, we are having a small blizzard. This does not excite me at all and serves no purpose whatsoever especially since the roads are treacherous. However, I am trying to find something good out of this snow storm and the only thing I can think of is how beautiful (sometimes) things look when they are entirely covered in snow. So my thought is that entirely white rooms with very little color added may have the same dramatic effect as the rooms I write about that are filled with neon and pastel colors. So, here it goes, making the best of a blizzard while focusing on mostly white rooms. Oh, and spring? hurry up.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope everybody had a fun weekend. Mine was entirely too short and filled with a lot of homework. I did however get a chance to watch the movie All the Pretty Horses, which I had never seen and highly recommend. I also went to the mall with friends yesterday to help them pick out clothes for work. Sometimes I seriously consider quitting school to be a stylist since I love it so much. However, with only 4 months left of law school I think I better stay put. I thought I’d take the time to blog about flannel today for several reasons. 1. I live in Maine 2. I never knew it was a style until I moved here 3. I realized I only have a few months left in Maine and so I should get all my Maine-related blog posts in now. So, I set out to find some flannel pieces that anyone even outside of Maine would look good in. Some of my favorites are pieces that incorporate the softness of flannel without the typical print. Enjoy! xo
On dreary days like today, I look to color inspiration to cheer myself up. Neon blouses and fingers are popping up for spring, but what about neon rooms? I found some bold looks for home decor that might be pretty risky, but I think in the winter months these jolts of color can really liven up a room. What do you think?
Let me first start off by saying, I am not strong in math. Actually, I’m terrible at it which is why I went to law school. Fractions mean nothing to me which is why I am currently struggling in trust and estates and why if I had to divvy up a will, it would not be a pretty situation. Nonetheless, if math and fashion had a child, it’d be the hot spring look of geometric prints. Now, this is the kind of math I could get into.
Hi everyone! So, as we get into the spring semester, Alex and I find ourselves trolling craigslist for our new home in New York. This is much easier said than done given how big the city is and how small, comparatively our budget is. Finding an apartment in Maine took all of 3 showings, one giant “YES” when we found our 2 bedroom two bathroom palace with washer dryer and central air conditioning included, and a quick signing of the lease. New York rentals prove to be more complicated. We have seen a ton of apartments with lofted bedrooms which we’re beginning to like the idea of. I decided to find myself some inspiration so that when we start our apartment hunt in March, I’m readily prepared with ideas for how to lay out such a small but unique space. Some favorites below!
Happy Monday! This weekend went by so fast, as it normally does when you don’t want it to be over. Highlights included watching the 25th Hour on netflix (highly recommended if you love Ed Norton), and the Giants earning a spot in the Superbowl (which they will ultimately win). I also spent a lot of time browsing spring styles online and I think color blocking is one of my favorites that has also been popular this winter. Some favorite pieces below that are going straight to my wishlist xox
If you watch as much HGTV as I do, you start learning the vocabulary. One of my favorite new terms is “focus wall”. A focus wall appears to be a wall in any room, typically the living room that is completely different than the other walls in that room-hence, a focal point. Usually, it’s full of art, a different material, or a built-in fireplace or bookcase. Some of my favorites are one wall in a room thats wallpapered or words or messages splattered on a wall. Below are some that I found as examples. I certainly do like the idea of choosing one portion of a room to go totally nuts with-it allows you to be totally creative while keeping the rest of the room more neutral.
I have to begin by saying that I had no idea how much I used Wikipedia until today. I do hope the SOPA/PIPA bills aren’t passed and that we can go back to our regularly scheduled internet.
Onwards and upwards to fashion. I have been searching for months for some adorable turban style headbands to wear in spring. Finally, I noticed today on Free People’s website that they are offering some fantastic ones at reasonable prices. Perhaps going along with my love for middle eastern home decor, I love these turban styled headpieces that add a little pizzaz to the regular headbands I used to wear in 3rd grade and with all the nifty colors and florals now offered, you can spruce up any outfit. I also not so secretly love that it truly caters to the more artsy laid back look I try to achieve in warmer months. This stems from the fact that I also not so secretly wish I was from/lived in California. Enjoy! xox