Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I haven't made time to do this yet, but I'm planning to sit down and work out what the next steps are in decorating our apartment. A few things aren't quite right. Our overhead lights, for example, are too bright and we need either some sort of dimmer arrangement or some lamps. We also have way too many bare walls which are begging for some interesting artwork and colour. I love these abstract paintings in Orlando's home above - might be just want the doctor ordered.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
You guys. Big department stores over here keep doing amazing collaborations with high end designers. I managed to nab these wonderful (and very heavy!) apple bookends from JC Penney of all places. And they're pretty amazing.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
I just don't go out enough to swanky events to justify such expensive clutches as these. But if I did, then I'd definitely have one. I love that they could go with most outfits and are a little different compared to the usual black purse.
I've thought a lot about what the things in my wardrobe are that I do/should spend a lot of money on and what I can get away with finding bargains for. And I realised it's almost the same theory that I use to think about how I decorate our apartment. The big things need to be invested in - an Eames chair or a good leather bag or pair of shoes will last and look fantastic for a long time. Then you can buy a cheap throw pillow or t shirt that is more of a trend item and know that you can change it out when stripes aren't cool anymore. (By the way - that will never happen. Stripes will always, especially if they're black and white, be cool).
So in short, no pricey clutches for me right now. BUt aren't they pretty?
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Now that the apartment is all sorted and we have everything we actually need to love, I've been thinking more about what could be on our walls.We have very high ceilings and big expanses of wall that (in my mind) are longing to be decorated with some art. This tiger is interesting: I'd love to see if blown up and big on a main wall - we'll see.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
My friend Lorna and I speak about 'signs you know you're an adult. You know, when you get excited about fabric softener or vitamins being on sale or shoes looking comfortable. That kind of thing. And these shoes, while they do look comfy, fly in the face of that, but gosh they're pretty.