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Beachy Decor and a Happy Weekend.

I am crushing on this gorgeous beach house space above. I would definitely spend my summers retreating on a porch like this and the hues are subtle without being boring. The large sofa swings just leaves me breathless, as I love the way they hover on the porch and sway in the breeze. They must feel like you're riding on a wave... very clever don't you think.


Happy Weekend my lovely friends. Stay tuned for more summery post coming your way.
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Happy Birthday to...

Vera Wang-Spring-2012-Bridal-Collection-wedding Dresses



Join me in wishing Vera Wang Happy 63rd Birthday...
 I admire her incredible creativity and hard work of the brand she has built over the years. Here is brief outline of her early career.
Fashion designer. Born June 27, 1949, in New York City. The daughter of affluent Chinese immigrants, Wang enjoyed a pampered childhood growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side. She attended the elite Chapin School and the School of American Ballet, before enrolling at Sarah Lawrence College. During her sophomore year, Wang briefly studied abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris, but returned to the United States to complete her degree in art history.

A talented figure skater, Wang competed professionally throughout her teens. In the 1968 and 1969 U.S. National Championships she and her partner, James Stuart, placed fifth in the junior pairs competition. Upon her graduation from college, in 1971, Wang shelved her skating career and began working for Vog…

Summer Style: Kaftan Chic.

Flower print "Roberto Cavalli" Silk Chiffon kaftan
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Summer is as good reason as any to look fabulous, whether with a full-on bright look or with a bold accessory. Go for the coveted sun-kissed, vivid summer look with a stylish kaftan, that will brighten your look and cheer up your wardrobe.

Stylish kaftans are not just for the beach, they make perfect evening wear, loungewear and sleepwear because they are so loose and comfortable, and are so easy to just slip on over your head. They especially look beautiful over bikinis, or dressed up with jeans. This is a great look that goes well with bedazzled heels, flip flops, sandals, or just barefeet.


Marchesa Silk-chiffon embroidered kaftan
Naeem Khan beaded kaftan




Are you a kaftan lover????? They are so many takes on this classic style and with a rich, international history, here's is a bit of background on the kaftan. 
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Origins of the Kaftan
Way before the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly wore kaftans, Sultans in the O…

Happy Friday and Beaded Details.

Hello Everyone, after a busy week in the office, I'm looking forward to just taking it east today, probably a walk on the beach or just sitting in my fave cafe with my coffee and a good book. Sometimes I just need some alone time, how about you? Do you take time out for your self? Do you enjoy your solitude? I look forward to those times to gather my thoughts, to plan, meditate, pray or just watch the world go by. I find it is so necessary to have balance in my own life. How do love to spend time alone?



Here are 3 reasons why you need to spend time alone1. You’ll feel better and happier

We all seek happiness, but very few realize that happiness can only be found through moments of solitude. Otherwise, we will be drifted away from what is meaningful and what is valuable … and what brings us true happiness.

But spending time alone, in general, will make you feel better and be happy. Because, it is your way to an integrated mind, body and soul. It is your way to slow down, live in peac…

Pastel Moodboard

images via Etsy, Tumblr, Pinterest

Pastels remind me of my summer childhood days...pretty frocks, ice cream cones and balloons. Here are some of my favorite inspirations that are both pretty and refreshing.
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Cheers My Lovelies.






Look of the Week. Embracing Embroidery.

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Caroline Issa in a riot of color outside the Viktor& Rolf show, Paris Fashion week 2012. In addition to the embroidered blossoms on her dress, her shoes are blue, her glasses are lime green and her clutch is coral! 
I hope you are inspired as I am today to try this look, my Lovelies.



Thought to Ponder:

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.  Confucius.




Decor Inspiration: Kitchen Style.

all images via pinterest
As the week comes to an end, Saturdays are usually my time in the kitchen to bake cookies, fresh bread or prepare a meal. So I'm loving these images that fill me with ideas and inspiration for accenting my own kitchen on a budget.


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The Loveliness of Lace.

Hello everyone, I've always adored lace from a child. My love affair goes as far back as my grandmother, and she had quite a collection of wonderful tablecloths, napkins, curtains and beautiful place settings. Now more than ever lace is no longer for just for brides and their maids. Lace can be seen anywhere, anytime, like at a gallery opening, happy hour and even the office.

Blue lace...SWOON!!!

Here is Kate killing it with turquoise lace, can she possibly be more divine.


I almost missed this green lace skirt, as I was distracted by the matching clutch and shoes...great ensemble.

Very sexy, this black lace pee-a-boo insert.

Lauren Conrad's plum lace dress is a keeper. What about you are you loving lace at this moment? For my cousin's wedding I'm hoping to find just the right lace outfit. Cheers to the weekend everyone. All images are via my Tumblr.
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Try this Trend - Undereye Liner.

It’s easy, very edgy, and makes eyes POP. A thick line under the eyes might sound like venturing into the Adams Family territory, but keep it fresh (not frightening) with dewy skin, a pretty flush of colour on the lids, and lightly defined lashes. Is this your new smokey eye? I'm willing to try, what about you. See you on the other side gals!
Much Love Always.



Wednesdays' Inspiration.

I am so swamped with work this week and planning a trip to Atlanta next week as well. I wish I had two of me to do all I needed to get done. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to get some much needed rest and relaxation. Take Care.




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Something to brighten up your Weekend...

Here is some brightness to take with you on your weekend and it does seem a little neon goes a long way... whether it's spring, summer or fall. This weekend I'll be sure to try some of this lovely brightness.
Cheers my lovelies.


xx


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