Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The One Hundred

Fashion guru Nina Garcia has a book out called the 'The One Hundred'. This book is AMAZING. It's a pretty elaborate version of the usual lists your used to reading in magazines. I can say that after reading this over there are VERY little things on this list that I do not agree with.

Here's the list breakdown:

A: A-line Dress, Animal Print, Ankle Bootie, Aviators

B: Ballet Flat, Bangles, Belts, Bikini, BlackBerry, Black Opaque Tights, Blazer, Boyfriend Cardigan, Brooch

C: Cable-Knit Sweater, Caftan, Camel Coat, Cape, Cashmere Sweater, Charm Bracelet, Clutch, Cocktail Ring, Converse, Cosmetics Bag, Cowboy Boots, Cuff

D: Denim Jacket, Diamond Studs, Driving Shoe

E: Espadrilles, Evening Gown, Exotic Skin Bag

F: Fishnets, Frye Harness Boot, Fur

G: Gentlemen's Hat, Gloves

H: Havaianas, Hobo Bag, Hoop Earrings

I: Investment Bag, iPod

J: Jeans, Jewelry Pouches

K: Khakis, Knee Boots

L: Leather Pants, Lingerie, Little Black Dress, Little White Dress, L.L. Bean Tote, Luggage

M: Mad Money, Man's White Shirt, Mary Janes, Minnetonka Moccasin, Missoni Knit, Monogrammed Stationery, Motorcycle Jacket

N: Nail Polish

O: Old Concert T-Shirt, One-Piece Swimsuit

P: Pajamas, Peacoat, Pearl Necklace, Pencil Skirt, Perfume, Plain White Tee, Polo Shirt, Pucci, Push-Up Bra

Q: Quality Champagne

R: Red Lipstick, Robe

S: Safari Jacket, Sandals, Sarong, Signet Ring, Silk Scarf, Slippers, Spanx, Statement Necklace, Stilettos, Striped Sailor Shirt, Suit, Sunhat

T: Trench, Turquoise and Coral Jewelry, Tuxedo Jacket

U: Umbrella, Underwear

V: Valid Passport, Vans, Vintage

W: Watch, Wayfarers, Wellington Boot, Wide-Leg Trousers, Wrap Dress

X: (nothing for the X)

Y: Yoga Gear

Z: Zippered Hoodie

I italiced all of those that I just dont think are for me per say, but the list is pretty amazing. It's so amazing in fact I think I'm going to put this on my new years resolution list for 2011. I'll bold as I collect my wardrobe essentials. :)

Adding to the list for myself:
Appropriate Short Shorts, Burberry Scarf, Cognac Riding Boots (Frey's harness boots are too chunky for my short legs), Perfect Strapless Bra

I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Renovation Inspiration

I bought my house from a family member during the ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) boom that caused so many families to foreclose a couple years ago. My intentions were to help save this persons credit and then to somehow slip out of the loan. My 21 year old understanding of mortgages obviously wasnt very strong, because, well...duh? You cant slip out of a mortgage. Now, here I am doing my best to turn lemons into lemonade. I am going to renovate this house and make it shine.

First on my list of renovations is the bedroom. I'm going for glam, fun, sexy. Very Jonathan Adler. Somewhere where I can take my spaghetti covered mom clothes off and wind down in pretty pajamas with my love.

Ready to be inspired?

Images from Jonathan Adler

The thing I LOVE about all of these rooms is how fun they are, but are still chic, sexy and super glamorous.

Images courtesy of Design Sponge Sneak Peak of Amie Corley's house

Bedroom TO DO list:

1. Make DIY nailhead headboard
2. Find a beautiful old louis chair and reupholster in FUN fabric
3. Paint dresser white
4. Buy a BIG fluffy flokati rug
5. Hang curtains on windows
6. Hang mirrored closet doors
7. Spray paint old brass chandelier and hang

Before and Afters to come!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

So Fresh.

To say I'm a dreamer is an understatement. I often find myself looking forward to the future and planning ways to make it as fabulous as my idealist mind will let me. In this little la-la land that I sometimes find myself in, blogging tends to be on my list towards the top of things I would love to do. I simply think sharing things that bring me joy with others is awesome. Who doesnt need a little extra joy every now and then?

My decision to start a blog now?

Well...this fall, the leaves arent the only thing thats changing around here. I have recently learned of news that will change my life in three thousand six hundred and seventy five ways (since my last calculations). No, Im not confirming anything now (where's the fun in that?!) but I figure it's a great time to start a blog. Maybe I'm buying a new house? Maybe I'm having another baby? Maybe I'm buying a new chihuahua? Maybe I'm getting married? Maybe I'm doing all of the above?

Stay tuned. Until then, I'm painting my toes Mink Muffs by Essie