Sunday, April 18, 2010

White Hot...

Can't get enough of the all-white trend in decor and fashion for spring and summer!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Green Geometric Finds

Nothing is more nautical-meets-spring trend than green geometric patterns. Here are some adorable finds that add instant color and spring accents to your home/ wardrobe:

Green and White Glazed 4" Terracotta Coaster:
From Anthropologie... I've been using mine as a candle trivet in my kitchen to add a little color.

Green Geometric Clasp Wallet:
To add a little green to my accessories, I found a cute structured wallet from Target for $12.99:

I like this wallet because it's sleek and thin but still holds a lot :) and fits nicely in my purse!

Avocado Bamboo Pillow:
This last item is still on my wish list but I think it would be cute with almost any style decor: beachy, Spanish, Mediterranean, modern, etc. It is from this cool decor website called They have really great prices and you can even sign up on the email list and get a free shipping code!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Designer inspired projects...

I love love love cruising fashion and interior designer blogs. It's fun to see what's new and happening out there in the designer world. Here are some of my favorite designer finds I've been drooling over lately (and how I've recreated/hunted down some of them on my own for wayyyyyy less) Muahahaa...

1. Gumps' White Garden Stool $195

My find at Ross for $14.99 (I seriously can't tell the difference and it costs less than the shipping alone on the designer one... yay)

2. Blue Artichoke Lamp $625 (Found in Coastal Living Magazine)

My version: $19 found on clearance at Marshall's (My second sea urchin lamp but who's counting) It came in all white so it just needed a quick paint job and voila! Not exactly an artichoke, but I like the sea urchin texture better anyway!

3. Jonathan Adler's Seahorse Sculpture $150 Jonathan

My rendition: $9 (formerly ugly yellow and orange) seahorse from Marshall's. It just needed multiple coats of white acrylic paint in matte finish and then some khaki colored paint to highlight the texture. I originally wanted to make a stand for it and then changed my mind and hung it on this little wall above the stairs to break up some of the symmetry and lines above the staircase. I also noticed that my version is actually a little larger than the Jonathan Adler one... bonus :)

The Perfect Cabo Bikini

Next month we are planning a little Cabo vacation, and it's never too early to begin the search for the new season's perfect swimsuit. Lately I've been seeing a lot of cute black and white retro inspired bikinis such as these:


both from Anthropologie...

and this cute one by vix swimwear... can we say $200 for a swimsuit?
Instead I got a really cute and flattering one from Target:

$38 for both pieces. Now I have the spring 2010 trend without spending too much. I'd rather spend the $200 on some gorgeous Mexican pottery anyway. Cabo, here we come!