Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Lottery Winning Pants

So first thing I am going to buy when I win the Mega Lotto (because I WILL WIN) this Friday, are these super sexy white skinny leather pants. Oh, I love them!!!! And I love this look.


Balmain bike pants
$6,110 -

High heel shoes
£185 -

Chanel shoulder handbag
£1,950 -

Illesteva sunglasses
£160 -

Shirts blouse



Monday, March 26, 2012

ChalkBoard Art

Sorry I have been missing from the blogging world lately, super busy hand making just about every freaking decoration for my sister's baby shower...but what can I say? Love doing this kind of stuff, but I am taking a little break to keep me sane.

So today, let's talk Chalk......
I used to love doodling on the chalk board in school....who didn't, right? Chalkboards are everywhere now...with the chalkboard paint being so popular, you can basically turn anything into a "chalk board." My favorite is probably the Chalkboard refrigerator. Love how Lauren turned her fridge into a fun place for her kiddos to hang out and be creative or "stay busy" while mommy cooks :-)

So now, check out this chalkboard art that I am loooooving. So wish I could do this for my sister's baby shower. A welcome sign would be perfect. Hmm, maybe (oh crap, just gave myself more to do).

Dana Tanamachi outdoes herself with her beautiful chalkboard signs....seen EVERYWHERE lately. I mean...scroll down....yup, that's her work on "O" with the one and only Oprah besides Dana's work. Very cool.

Love this sign done for a wedding by CJ Hughes of

Beautiful, the detail is insane. Wish I knew who created this to credit....let me know if anybody knows.

Cute for a little boys room....from

Beautiful pomegranates done by Yoremi Campos

My fellow Starbucks lovers....any of you notice the cool chalkboard art in there? I love it.

Have a great week...(will try my best to post more this week.)



Friday, March 16, 2012

NAMI SS12 Launch

Okay, here we go...time for some shopping. Remember the NAMI fashion show I went to HERE, well NAMI will launch it's new online store to offer the full collection from Spring|Summer 2012 this Saturday, March 17th. Super excited, so many beautiful pieces.

One of my favorites above...such a beautiful color.

Shop the collection HERE.



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Time is Near

With Spring just around the corner, it's time to brighten up the house with beautiful colors. I love how simple things can be done without spending too much money. Here are some get busy, bring on the Sunshine!!

Paint chairs a bright these yellow chairs.

What a great idea....have a glass fitted to a table and place a beautiful, colorful paper under the glass.

And more yellow. Paint doors. Perfect to bring in some brightness instantly.

Gather beautiful turquoise bottles. So fresh.

Bright book binds, turn other books around to show white pages so colored binds stand out.

Hang some green drapes for a pop of springy color. (so in love with green right now).

AND of course....fresh flowers. Treat yourself every weekend, you deserve it.

Via elle decor, remodelista, cozybliss, eclectic revisited, katyelliott}



Monday, March 12, 2012

Heavy Heart

Too often, we forget how short our lives really are. We take for granted the little things that really make our lives special and meaningful. We sometimes complain way too much. We are not thankful for the jobs we have. Wish we had things way beyond our means. We don't call our friends enough. We don't make time to hang out with our families as much as we can. Forget about stopping to smell the roses, we are way too busy , always on the go. And it's really sad, that someone close has to die in order to realize just how special (and short) life truly is.
On February 23rd, a dear friend of mine had cardiac arrest at the young age of 31. How this can happen to someone so young is still so incomprehensible to me, just shows how tricky and powerful (or powerless) the human body can be. He gave his lovely wife, family, and friends two weeks to spend time with and say goodbye before his final day on March 9th. I am so happy I had the chance to say goodbye to my dear longtime friend. My heart aches for the family. My heart is so very heavy.

Where it all began....1998. Oh so young. We met first semester of college. He asked me out to dance at a friends party. He was so very goofy and had this charisma that was just cool. A lifelong friendship blossomed.

He had just gotten married less than 6 months ago.

Us at his wedding last September.

Peter and I with our dear friend.

With Peter 4th of July, 2008. So funny. He wanted to be so gangsta on my pink bike.

A picture I remember taking a few years ago while at a boat show in Newport Beach. So handsome in his manly pink shirt :-)

He will forever be in my heart. My thoughts are with his wife and family every single day. I can't imagine the pain they are feeling.

Alex, you will be missed very much.



P.S. Sorry for the lack of you know why. Could not get myself motivated to blog about pretty, happy things. Promise will get back to pretties this week (hopefully, am also crazy planning for my sisters baby shower).

Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's the Weekend!!!

Happy Saturday lovelies. Just a little quick hello before I get going on my search for cool fabrics, furniture at Salvation Armys and yard sales, and then back to get ready to celebrate a good friends 60th birthday in Santa Monica.
It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.


What are your weekend plans?



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kiss Me I'm Iris{h}

Happy March!!! Yup, the month of Leprechauns, pots of gold, green beer, people getting drunk (on the 17th) and lots and lots of GREEN everywhere. I especially love a bright emerald-ish green...especially in interiors. I have also found myself purchasing a lot of bright green jewelry (unfortunately not emeralds)..I just love love the color and it's going to be a HOT color this spring and summer.

Be inspired...

I am going crazy looking for a bookcase like the 2nd to last photo that I can paint green....I LOVE IT and want one so bad.

{images via my home idea, emily henderson, one kings lane, apartment therapy, justinetaylor.tumblr, pure home style, remodelista, rob and bob studio}