Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Hint of Mint

I have recently decided to step out of my comfort zone when it came to my nail color. I am typically a neutral gal and on occasion, I will throw in a berry tone.  But I was feeling adventurous and decided to go for a mint green.

Needless to say, I LOVE IT!  I have gotten so many compliments and wonder, what have I been so afraid of all these years!?!

With that said, here is today's blog inspiration!  MINT!

It is such a beautiful color that works with many skin tones.  Plus, it is light and airy and will surely keep you looking cool during the hot temps!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Klismos

Lately, I've been obsessed with a particular chair...it's so fabulous, it can easily stand alone.  Its the KLISMOS!

A brief history from my favorite source, Wikipedia: 

The klismos chair  is a type of ancient Greek chair, familiar from depictions of ancient furniture on painted pottery and in bas-reliefs from the mid-fifth century BCE onwards.

The klismos was revived during the second, archaeological phase of European neoclassicism. Klismos chairs were first widely seen in Paris in the furniture made for the painter Jacques-Louis David by Georges Jacob in 1788, to be used as props in David's historical paintings, where the new sense of historicism required visual authenticity.

 It would be hard to find a French klismos chair earlier than the ones designed by the architect Jean-Jacques Lequeu in 1786 for a decor in the "Etruscan style" for the hôtel Montholon, boulevard Montmartre, and executed by Jacob; the furnishings have disappeared, but the watercolor designs are conserved in the Cabinet des Estampes. Simon Jervis has noted that Joseph Wright of Derby included the tablet of an approximation of a klismos chair in hisPenelope Unraveling Her Web, 1783-84 

In London, early klismos chairs were designed by Thomas Hope for his house in Duchess Street, London,[9] which George Beaumont had described as early as 1804 as "more a Museum than anything else";klismos chairs were illustrated by Hope in several variations in Household Furniture and Interior Decoration(1807), the record of his semi-public house-museum. Klismos chairs in their purest form furnished Hope's Picture Gallery (pl. II) and the Second Room containing Greek Vases (pl. IV), but the swept legs featured in variations on the classical theme illustrated in other plates. Henry Moses' illustration of genteel company playing cards seated on klismos chairs appeared in Hope's Designs of Modern Costume 

These days, one can find a number of reproductions of this classic piece!  Below are some of my favorite versions:

Michael Taylor

Scala Luxury

If your pockets won't aren't deep enough to get these beauties, have no fear!  West Elm makes a beautiful version!

West Elm

Style is available at any price point!  So be sure to introduce this classic piece into your decor...I promise you will not regret it!

The Eyebrows Have It!

I always wondered how some girls just seem to have the most perfect eyebrows, and no matter what I do...I can never achieve that polished eyebrow look!

Pinterest has been the answer to this girl's prayers!  There are so many tutorials on how to tame your bushy brows or add volume to ones that are lacking a certain "oomph"

This pin was the most helpful and helping me achieve my desired look!

After LC helped me shape my brow, another pin helped me define that shape

Check out this favorite mentioned in InStyle Magazine!  This nifty kit is key in creating the best brow!


Here are a few of my favorite celeb brows...if these girls are known for nothing else...their brows
will go down in history!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Orange You Glad Orange Is In?!

In the past, red was the go to color when people wanted to add a pop to their ensemble.  It was the best way to stand out in a crown.

Now, red is out and ORANGE is in.  Not just any orange, but the iconic "Hermes Orange".

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow.

Here are some great ways to brighten up your everyday life with a pop of orange.  Get out there and get noticed!


This throw should be a staple in every house hold.

I absolutely love the look of a barn door...and it doesn't get any better than an orange one!!!


This is by far, my favorite bag this season!  A twist on one of LV's classic bags.


Devil in a blue dress?  Heck no!  Look hot as hell in this form flattering garment!  

Another thing that is great about orange, its an amazing neutral!  It goes with absolutely everything.  Don't be try these bold color combos!