Outfit of the Week: No. 24 … black and white, polka dots and cat eyed sunglasses - retro chic

Outfit of the Week: No. 24 … black and white, polka dots and cat eyed sunglasses - retro chic

Style Inspiration: Personality & Simplicity

Style Inspiration: Personality & Simplicity


As with life, so too is it a good idea to keep a sense of balance about our wardrobe when we pair tops with bottoms, shoes with jewelry, and prints with solids. In today’s Style Inspiration, choosing a neutral or wardrobe staple and pairing it with a bold, unique or statement making print, top or texture, creates the perfect balance of simple with personality. After all, it only takes a subtle…

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Why Not … Create a Special Occasions Capsule Wardrobe?

{Why Not … Create a Special Occasions Capsule Wardrobe?}


I have spoken for quite some time about the benefits of creating a capsule wardrobe. Not only does simplifying our wardrobes to 10-15 times make it easier when it comes to making decisions, but when we invest in quality, timeless pieces, we create a peace of mind each time we pull together an outfit knowing we look our best.

So the thought occurred to me this past week as graduation ceremonies…

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This & That: No. 112

A polka dot bikini, a book to encourage you to learn from your mistakes and more {This & That: No. 112}


A book to keep while traveling around France, a tufted headboard to complete your bedroom decor and more …

~Books  ~Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

Looking for inspiration? Seeking inspiration to give as a gift to someone starting a new journey? This may just be the book you’ve been looking for. Jessica Bacal interviews 25…

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Decor Inspiration: A Spanish Foodie Haven

{Decor Inspiration: A Spanish Foodie Haven}


Interior designer Jessica Helgersonof Portland, Oregon, turned an industrial space into a Spanish kitchen to cook, create, relax and converse. A 1926 Mediterranean-style building, the Alhambra Condominiums, offered Helgerson the opportunity to turn the original industrial space into a haven for foodies to come together and perhaps never make it to the dining room (although it looks lovely as…

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Evening leisure reading … @nataporter

The 8 Gifts of Mastering the French Mystique

{The 8 Gifts of Mastering the French Mystique}

6.9.14a “French elegance lies in the balance of romance and restraint.” -Sarah Turnbull

Lately, I’ve had France on my mind. Perhaps due to the recent conclusion of the French Open or the festivities in Normandy to honor those who gave us the future we have today. I’m not quite sure why this sudden urge to dive back into the French culture has inundated my thoughts, but regardless, I am loving it.

And it…

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Petit Plaisir: No. 23 - Jumpsuits

{Petit Plaisir: No. 23 - Jumpsuits}


A few weeks ago I shared on the weekly This & That a handful of jumpsuits I had discovered from Tart. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I am in love with my first, and certainly not my last, seventies inspired summer one-piece must-have item.

As someone who is always looking for simple, stylish and comfortable clothes, this whole jumpsuit trend made the cut.

Whether choosing strapless, halter,…

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The weekend begins and teacup roses find their brilliance … #simpleluxuries

Fête & Repose

{Fête & Repose}



A weekend to catch one’s breath, a weekend to celebrate graduates, a weekend to … whatever we need it to be. I think I need a few more hours of sleep and perhaps an extra long weekend (if only we could request in a moment an extra day off).

Needless to say, this week has been one celebration and excitement at work as the seniors prepare to walk down the aisle and receive their diploma. A…

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