Friday, March 30, 2012

home inspiration

 You know I love a bright white space. I spotted this home here, and wanted to share. Love how open and welcoming this place is.

Hope it will inspire you to take a look at the place you call home this weekend.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kid Friendly- Woodland finds

Some cute things I think would be so sweet in a children's room.
bear print on etsy, furry boots, a whimical decorative candlestick holder

Need style consulting for your nursery?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

new work

One of the many clients I work with is Jack Rogers. (I became a huge fan of their sandals shortly after I was hired by them to do some artwork.) Wanted to share the new artwork I did for them this month. Hope you enjoy the springy feel of the new JR Girl. You can find it on twitter, FB and other Jack Rogers' pages. 

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I love the idea of a beachy bohemian bathroom. It all started when I saw a photo on pinterest of a cactus-filled guest bathroom, and I immediately began thinking up ways to redo my guest bathroom.
Here is the direction I am going in.
fresco towels, west elm soap dishes, wired baskets, blue bottles and plant life.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Makeup inspiration

Major bun.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Yesterday, I shared some inspiration for a cozy spring sleep.
In line with that post I wanted to share the new looks at ByLangley
Love the idea of loungewear that is comfy but also stylish.


I love the concept of grown up friendship bracelets. Really cute.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Perfect Spring Sleep

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Chanel Event.

This month I was lucky to be a small part of a big event.

A local client commissioned this fashion illustration for a Chanel-themed party.
The illustration wears the gown her daughter will wear to the event! 
We are also having the original blown up to create a very chic sign in board for the party. 
Will take some photos ;)

Need something commissioned for your next stylish event? 

Also, one of the blog contributors sent this over to me on my birthday and I just thought it was so sweet that I had to share.
Will definitely make step me birthday greetings up a notch.
ps) Thanks everyone for your birthday tweets, posts, notes and emails. It made my day- I mean that.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I do.

I have been hired to tackle a wedding related project this week, so keep an eye on my pinterest page if that's your thing! Lots of good inspiration turning up there today.

etsy shop spotlight: roltinica

Have an etsy shop you want to share? 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Loving this look for spring/summer! easy and modern at the same time.

Shown here: estee lauder in blazing coral,
Mac mascara.

Friday, March 16, 2012

This weekend, I am celebrating a birthday.

I feel so lucky to have found some close friends here in DE after my move,
 so I'll be celebrating with a few people I really like.

photos by alison conklin.
Styled by Styled Creative.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What I'm wearing this spring for a weekend walk in the sun. 
I am only 5'2, but I live in a maxi dress from April- Aug. So comfy.
See something you simply need to have? Links below.
emilio pucci dress, isabelmarant bracelet, bag,
isharya bracelet set, anya hindmarch cosmetics case, chloe flats

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Giveaway- from life factory, reebok and Dallas Shaw

It's time. The sun is slowly headed our way and it's time to think about getting healthy. 

Today I am sending on reader both the reebok fitness monitor above (Speed Monitor, Step Counter, Distance Tracker and Calorie Monitor) and a lifefactory glass water bottle in the color of their choice! Hoping it will encourage you to shape up more easily for summer.

To enter follow @dallasshaw01 on twitter and leave a note below.
For an extra entry, send a tweet about the blog or website (!
Winner chosen on Mar 21st.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

etsy shop spotlight

Need to get my hands on a pair.

Monday, March 12, 2012

makeup inspiration: lashes

This past year in my career has changed considerable and I have been a part of several photo shoots for editorials and publications. My favorite part about each shoot is getting to wear false eyelashes. I wear them for the rest of the day after each shoot is done. It's amazing how a little extra lash can give you a little extra confidence!
Searching online, I noticed many false eyelashes are over the top. While a very pretty concept, I don't want to wear glitter and stars on my lashes. I asked makeup artist Beke Beau to share a few of her favorite false lashes for real women. I love her breakdown and wanted to share below.
Ardell 110 - my go-to lash that suits almost everyone on earth and are what I call my "training" strip lashes for the newbies.

Red Cherry 747S - these lashes come in four lengths, but the "S" is another standard lash that works on most.  A bit fuller and more curly than the 110.

Ardell Fairies - a long, spiky lash I use for more believable drama - this one's good for deep-set eyes.

Red Cherry 01 - the most dramatic of the "natural" lashes. 

Ardell 116 - another long lash that's not too thick.  It has a lot of swoop on the outer corners.  

Red Cherry 218 - I used a lot of these when I did a shoot for a strip club.  Enough said, but they're not ridiculous. (ha! why I love Beke.)

Ardell Accent 301 - a half lash that works one women with thick but short lashes.  Fairly easy to apply because of the shorter length.

Red Cherry or Ardell Individual Lashes in Short Flair Black - once you get the hang of applying these, it's easy to pop a few on.  I don't necessarily concentrate at the outer corners but tend to space them evenly across the lash line for more length and fullness.

(let the glue set for about 30 seconds before placing them.  At the end of the party, gently peel them off after cleansing the face.  Remove whatever glue might be left on the lash line with something emollient like baby or jojoba oil.)

Thanks Beke!!!
1) red cherry 01, 2) red cherry 218, 3) red cherry 747s, 4) red cherry short flairs.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Stop. How cute is this.

Rugs Usa, stock up alert

Decided I would show you some shots of my still-in-progress town home
 since the rugs are from Rugs USA and they are having 20-35% off right now.
You can find the gray surya rug here, and the navy morrocan trelis rug is on sale, here.
Some other favorites of mine at Rugs usa
This one for a pop of color.
This chevron beauty in blue
This one, which I have in my office.
This one is the perfect accent for the chilly months.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

on my list...

Ok, so neon is having more than a moment at this point. It's everywhere in stores, right alongside pastels and primary colors. I dare you try attempt to find anything navy right now. Instead of buying tons and tons of color this spring I decided to pick up just a few brights. One of those pick-ups includes these neon pink shorts. Will be such a nice pop to my spring/summer wardrobe.
Instead of pairing mine with more color like so many are suggesting, I am going with a classic olive tee and leather flip flops. Much more "me".
(I wear nude polish whenever I wear a bright, If you don't want to go all-nude with nails, try essie's  topless-and-barefoot on your hands, and clambake on toes.) 

How will you wear your brights?

Neon shorts here, The only olive pocket tee I can even find here  
(told you , it's colors or nothing it stores), earrings

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

new work

A new original I want to share with you. Her heart shaped glasses are painted in metallic gold,
with a metallic gold signature to match.

Purchase her framed at matted at

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Garland Collection

I am pretty bummed I missed out on the arrow necklace above, but will now be 
making it a point to revisit Garland Collection more often so I don't miss out on anything else.

Monday, March 5, 2012

makeup inspiration: maybelline

 I visited the Maybelline website last week after seeing a few products that caught my eye in the tents at nyfw. I didn't have time to ask questions to the reps so thought I'd check out the website and see what's new.
I am so glad I did and urge my readers to check this out too. There is a section of makeup lessons there that I just adore. Such fresh looks, and easy step by step video. I can't wait to pop into the drug store and try some of this product after seeing this!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone.
Thank you to Anna at IHOD for the feature this week, and also to BubbandDimples.
Thanks also to everyone for their sweet emails, tweets and comments about the new website.
I am so flattered you all enjoy it so much. 

I am off to ship some little gifts for this month's clients, all of which I adore.

photo IHOD

Thursday, March 1, 2012

While this blog focuses heavily on my personal style, it's brought to life with the help of some other (very) stylish ladies. Meet Katie, Ashley and Libby our stylish blog team.

Do you have amazing personal style and want to be part of the blog? Email

Kid Friendly- Scarves

It all started with THIS one from Caramel baby and child (stopped by this little shop last time I was in the UK). How stinking cute.
Then, last week I pinned this and realized there was a pattern to my pins...