Thursday, June 30, 2011

only by chance

"I do my thing, and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful."
-Frederick S. Perls

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

hot summer color

hot summer colors

H&M dress (orange) $48
pleated skirt skater dress (pink) $30
DKNY Ruched Crepe Dress (red) $385
Kate Spade New York Aggie (yellow) $224
Tory Burch Eddie patent leather ballerina flats (pink) $255
Kate Spade New York Florina (red) $228
date night ring (orange) $55
Johanne Mills Pink Tassel Earrings (pink) $215
Sabrina Dehoff Rope-style link bracelet (red) $155
Sun & Sand Orange Striped Straw Hat $20
Untold Skirt taffeta plain prom (pink) $60
Coral Formal Capri Trousers (orange) $76
Moschino Ruched linen-blend skirt (yellow) $800

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

home libraries

I have always had a love of reading and love the feeling of books, old or new...I am not going to be lining up for a kindle any time soon! One distinct memory I have was watching Beauty and Beast as a little girl and being so incredibly fascinated by the library. Yes the ball room was suberb, the beast was scary, the yellow dress was gorgeous, I remember all of the talking furniture, sing along to "Be Our Guest", and feel touched everytime I hear "Tale As Old As Time", but I absolutely LOVED the library. I save most of my books from school (Geology 110 I can do without) for dreams of one day having a library of my own! Here are some gorgeous personal home libraries that you can enjoy!


Monday, June 27, 2011

"they loved each other, but they were fish"

I was sunbathing at the pool this past weekend (working on a healthy summer glow) where I heard the above phrase. As I was flipping through a magazine, I overheard a young boy walking by telling a story to his friend. The story began, "they loved each other, but they were fish". Not only do I love the imagination and creativity, but I thought it was one of the most adorable things I have ever heard!

For a love of all things fish!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

summer picnic

I have never been on an elaborate picnic before, just the occassional 4th of July firework evenings where we grab a case of fried chicken and make our way to any open green patch we can find in the park to throw a blanket down. However, as I try and come up with new ideas for the summer...a picnic sounds more and more desirable! I am not a goddess in the kitchen, so fried chicken would be my easy way out, but some of these picnic pics are beautiful and seem so perfect for a summer afternoon or evening.

If these pictures do not get you in the mood to throw a picnic of your own, I have a list of the ultimate summer picnic meal with many yummy recipes which might seal the deal!

Your ultimate summer picnic from All You magazine

(serves for 8)

Garlic Pita Chips
Red Onion Dip
Pressed Mediterranean Sandwiches
Two-Bean Salad
Roasted Peppers with Black Olives
Greek Salad with Shrimp
Chocoate Dipped Shortbread Fingers
Pomegranate Spritzers

Check out the receipes from the link above!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What I am loving now

As we are celebrating the beginning of summer I have a new collection of current favorite things!

So here's what I am LOVING now:

Vinatge pink convertible. How fabulous would that be to drive around on a summer night? Put a beautiful bright orange scarf in your hair, turn the music up, and feel the wind in your face.
Anthropologies dishwear collection. I bought my mom one of these bowls for her ice cream treat! Perfect size and oh so adorable.

My summer reading. An absolutely fascinating story weaving various lives together with the backdrop of Russia in the late 19th C aristrocratic Russian society. The work is quite involved and it is taking me awhile to read it although I know I will feel great when I successful accomplish reading the 800+ pages!

MIH. I am working at a boutique this summer and these are the MUST HAVE jeans. The brand started in the 1970s referred to as "made in heaven" jeans and has resurfaced in the past couple of years. The style has a bit of a 70s flair, but are incredibly flattering and flying off the shelves! I personally like the London cut (medium rise with a bootcut leg). Other popular styles are Paris (mid rise with a cropped leg) and Marrakesh (the trendiest look, high rise with flared leg).

A wonderful summer treat, strawberry shortcake!

I absolutely love flowers, and right now I am loving the hydrangea blooms. We have a bush in our yard with the white flower, and although the colors are wonderful...I think the actual flower is extremely beautiful. They have such fascinating texture and volume and look beautiful in any yard, arrangement, and centerpiece.

Summer days in the sun! What can you not like about this picture?? From the beautiful blue water to the colorful and bright umbrellas...this just has to put a smile on your face!

Hope my loves make your day a little brighter!


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