Holiday Season

How early do you start decorating for the holidays?  It seems like everyone has a different rule, just after Thanksgiving, first weekend in December, just before Christmas. . .  I for one can't wait to put up the tree and some twinkle lights.

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Interior of the Week

The contrasts in this room from the November Lonny magazine are just lovely.  I'm also a sucker for a woven shade.


Happy Thanksgiving!

It's always nice to have a holiday and a break from work.  I hope everyone else in the US is having a lovely Thanksgiving and holiday weekend.


Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga Class

Would you sign up for a stand-up paddleboard yoga class?  This WSJ article by Jen Murphy discusses the details of a class near Isle of Palms in South Carolina, close to Charleston.  Now that's the way to shake up a workout routine. . .

(Photos by Stephen Morton for The Wall Street Journal)


J.Crew December 2012

Oh, J.Crew, the December 2012 catalog did not disappoint.

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Interior of the Week

I love the simplicity of Jenny Komenda's interior designs, she manages to take away all the pretentiousness of design and fills interiors with artwork, color, and simple furnishings.  It's always nice when a decorator pulls a space together,  instead of just starting from scratch.


On My Radar: Preppy Tartan

I love the mix of a full dress with casual accents, it always feels carefree and effortless.

Have a lovely weekend!

Outfit Inspiration

(Photo via Toast UK)


Outfit Inspiration: Buffalo Check

Nothing is cozier than buffalo check in the fall and early winter.

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Ideas for a buffalo check shirt:


Lonny Magazine Photo Archives

Did you see that Lonny finally compiled all their wonderful photos into an archive ripe for pinning?  I've already been perusing the lot. . .

via Little Green Notebook


J.Crew Colorblock Boatneck Top

I've been eyeing this top, I love the colorway.  Have you been checking out J.Crew's sale?


Interior of the Week

Jackie Astier's New York apartment featured in Elle Decor is glamorous and chic.  


Kari Herer Botanical Photography

Loving the Etsy shop of Kari Herer, her botanical photography avoids being twee and is moody and striking instead.


"Good Night, Day: Modern & Minimalist Knitting Patterns" Booklet

I've been eyeing this knitting pattern booklet for awhile now.  It includes signature patterns from Good Night, Day.  Perfect knitting material for winter.


Pumpkin Pie Almonds

I've been busy planning for a trip to Indian Wells, four months from now, in March.  Hopefully trip planning around a tennis tournament will get easier with experience. . .

This recipe for pumpkin pie almonds has been in my Pinterest folder for awhile now and I finally have all the ingredients.  'Tis the Season!


Thinking About: Sutton Sofette

Although I was leaning toward the Lorimer sofa a few months ago. . . I ended up ordering the Sutton Sofette.  It has more versatility and can be used in many other rooms when I have a bigger place and need a bigger sofa.  I also love the new fabric swatches at West Elm and ordered the ink blue velvet, very soft and cozy.  I can't wait for it to arrive!

Have you looked at the book "Good Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces That Will Carry You Through a Lifetime"?  One of the suggested pieces is a loveseat.  It's perfect for small living rooms, at the foot of the bed, nurseries, even entryways.  As someone that loves to move furniture around and mix it up, flexibility is key.


Interior of the Week

I'm still tracking down all the pieces to pull my living room together.  It definitely takes time and finesse to make a room cozy, but not cluttered.


On My Radar: Little Blue Dress

I know the little black dress gets all the attention, but a blue dress can be just as versatile.  It's an easy way to stick out of the crowd in a simple, but striking, way.

Have a lovely weekend!

On My Radar: Little Blue Dress


Pixie Cut

Would you ever be daring enough to get a pixie cut?  Sign me up if I'm guaranteed to look this cute.

Pixie Cut | Style Me Whimsy

Pixie Cut | Style Me Whimsy

Pixie Cut | Style Me Whimsy