Sunday, May 31, 2009

High heels clacking on concrete is one of my top 5 favorite sounds.

So, my massive office is in the process of moving to a new building. Imagine boxes, movers and 20 years of paperwork. Everywhere. Because there has been so much traffic through all of the halls, the movers have laid sheets of peg board over the carpet in the hallways. Coincidentally, the only way to get to the bathroom is by walking over these boards.

So what have I heard everyday for the past 2 weeks? Professional business men and women click clacking their way to the bathroom. It's no high heels on concrete, but I think the men secretly love it.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Book Fairs and Scholastic Magazines

 If I were to start a summer reading list... 

Memoir about a girl finding God through the Catholic Church. Writing style is a mix of Anne Lamott and Lauren Winner. Ah yes.

I love the movie the Painted Veil. It's based on the book written by Somerset Maugham. The Barnes and Noble guy helping me find the book kept saying, "Oh yeaaa.. its written by Mom." Or at least thats what I was hearing. Anways, Maugham is the writer. I'm intrigued.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Birthday Suit

June 5th means two things this year. One: Best friends Birthday and Two: A 13 Auburn Friends Reunion in Mobile, Alabama! My contribution to the weekend is the birthday present to birthday girl Ivy from all the friends. Gift Genre: An outfit. I'm thinking something along these lines...

Forever 21 Tunic

Forever 21 Studs
Yes, they are that cheap.

Urban Outfitters Sneakers
(LOVE these)

Need to find a clutch or sling to go with the look. Maybe a bright OPI nail polish too?

Shouldn't be more than $75 total!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Minty Fresh

Roommate Jamie introduced me to these mints. They are weird and congealed and I love them. They last forever too!

Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Joann's Fabric

These are all stores that I love. Ironically, these stores do not exist in Manhattan. Yes we have districts for fabric, flowers and trim, but sometimes its nice to go into ONE store that has all of these things. On the search for bed skirt fabric, I ran across this store

Tinsel Trading Company. Had a shabby chic meets elements of style vibe.
The best part about it?

The walls and walls of RIBBON. Maybe I'm just slow, but it has taken me almost 2 years to find a place that sells more than 10 spools of ribbon. 
Know what else? Martha says its her favorite store in all the world!

Ugh. Bed Skirts.

So I live in New York. I live in a glorious and quirky Pre-War apartment with 3 other girls. We've converted our "Classic 6" Apartment (Meaning it has a living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, maids quarters and a kitchen) into a 4 bedroom. I live in the maids quarters and I love it. It's probably 7x10 feet of New York goodness. Living in Manhattan has meant sacrificing a few everyday norms. Sonic drinks, owning a car, a full sized bed....
All this to say, I have a twin day bed. 

This is my bed and this is just a season of my life, so it's livable. It's a $99 Ikea bed that is incredibly sturdy and pretty darling in real life. I've changed my bedding and pillow arrangement around many times and finally settled on an all white layered look with a few Euro pillows. 

Dilema: I have some shotty looking chords running under my bed that are driving me crazy. Therefore, I need a bed skirt. 
And I'm in the mood to craft one. Hopefully writing all this down will motivate me to get cracking on it. I went to Mood the other day and collected a few swatches. Still looking for just the right print though...

A little Sparkle

Organizing and storing jewelry can be tricky. With the help of my mom and sister, I have decided on these 3 options: 

Option 1: Mug O' Jewelry
Everyday bangles and bracelets.  All on the sprightly side.
(Next to the mug I have a dainty porcelain bird box. It was a gift from a dear friend. 
There you will find my very favorite jewelry!)

Option 2: Over Sized Glass Vase
I've gradually become a minimalist over the last few years and don't like keeping things I don't wear. This is a way to keep my spunky and sentimental pieces around. 
Functional storage meets decor. Yes please. 

Option 3: Clear Hangy Dealy
I do believe that is the proper term. My sister introduced me to this. I'm hooked. I used to have both sides filled. Not since the minimalist kick, though.
Keeps everything accessible and organized.