Friday, January 27, 2012

floret friday

Confession: Every single time I get ready to make something I'm terrified!

I was drawn to the colors and textures of all of these elements. I wasn't sure how everything would look together. There are some more classic garden flowers-snapdragons,queen anne's lace and hydrangea-mixed with some things that I usually avoid-protea-and some new to me things-kangaroo paw and pink lepto.

It has an unusual composition that I really like.
Happy Friday, my friends!

Earth laughs in flowers.
                                                                  Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Thursday, January 26, 2012


wearing:shirt-jcrew/sweater-f21/jeans-target/vest-the gap(a million years ago)/bag-kate spade(waay old!)

Can we talk for a minute about the awesomeness of the elbow patches on this sweater? Ohmygosh I love them! This sweater came in a few other colors and I'm wondering why I didn't get them all:(  

Two separate things in this ensemble are way old. I think I bought this vest from the Gap when my son was two or three. He just turned 15 so..yeah it's old(damn, so am I!!)
And, this marvelous Kate Spade tote was purchased maybe eight or nine years ago. I've been looking for a bag big enough to be my purse and roomy enough for me to carry my ipad. I forgot about this bag! It's back in the rotation. 
How's that for investment shopping;)

insta gratification

This week in instagram:

1. A little reading material

2. My obsession with glitter polish is officially entering Intervention status!

3. Beautiful but spooky tree outside the Krohn Conservatory

4. Jotting down inspiration

5. At home pedicure
6. A cuppa joe;)

7. Can't wait for the weather to break so I can strut my stuff in these bad boys!

8. Freshly painted toes

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

spring sparkle

 Sunday was a cold and gray day. Thank you, January:( My husband suggested a trip to the Krohn Conservatory to check out the Early Spring Show. I think it was officially called the Early Spring Sparkle and Bling Show. I'm not sure what bling has to do with spring flowers. While we're at it, can we please add bling along with diva and man cave to the list of words that should be retired!

Anyhoo, the strands of sparkle certainly helped light up the gray sky!

 I'm in love with citrus trees! I'm trying to convince Doug that we could have a Meyer lemon tree in our yard. Has anyone in the midwest had any success with lemon/lime trees?

 I'm not a huge fan of tropical flowers but how can you not love orchids?

 Succulents are huge trend in weddings and events. I'm dying to work with a couple that wants to use them in their wedding bouquets and centerpieces!

 Am I in Cincinnati or Belize?!

 Hello husband:)

 Clearly I'm in Cincy because if I was on vacation I'd be wearing a lot less clothes!

 Close up of the details.

A little Gothic,no?!

Monday, January 23, 2012

date night


The return of winter means indoor photos are back:( I wasn't able to capture the color of the sweater. It is highlighter green and I looove it! I had to talk my self out of wearing this outfit all weekend.

Saturday was freezing but I braved the bitter cold for a chance to hang out with my man. Ahh...the things we do for love! I am so happy that I'm no longer a 20something that feels the need to freeze my bits off in an attempt to look "hot" in the middle of winter. 
Frostbite, so not sexy!

How was your weekend? 
You may have noticed that I changed things up a little on blog. What do you think? 
I am notoriously against change but after 400 posts(!) I figured it was time for something a little different.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

insta gratification

This week in instagram:

1. My beloved  hydrangea in a mason jar.
2.New Yorker ipad cover.
3.Vintage with leopard print...yes please!
4.A cold beer after a rough day.
5.A lazy Saturday;)
6.Pretty manicure and fancy new gloves.
7.A thank you note from my best friend in sweet!

Monday, January 16, 2012

gray gardens

wearing: top-anthropologie/jeans-f21/cardigan-express

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Because it was bitterly cold, I spent much of my weekend under blankets drinking tea and reading. You know...indulging my inner 80 year old tendencies;)
The prescription for a gray Monday morning is a bright floral print, of course! I like to call my own little sartorial antidepressant.  

Friday, January 13, 2012

floret friday

I never met a hydrangea I didn't like! Blue is my favorite. I mixed my beloved blue hydrangea with white hypericum, a little green hydrangea and the always dramatic black callas.

“A dead hydrangea is as intricate and lovely as one in bloom. Bleak sky is as seductive as sunshine, miniature orange trees without blossom or fruit are not defective; they are that.” 
                                                                                    Toni Morrison- Tar Baby 

Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 9, 2012

red pants


Despite my best efforts Monday morning has arrived bringing it's bestie, the blues. The best way to fight of the Monday blues is with a huge dose of red+ a double dose of animal print!

Even though I spent most of yesterday in pajamas, I'm so tired today. Instead of rambling, I'll just wish you a happy Monday! See you on the flip side;)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012



This look is directly inspired by one of my recent pins(isn't pinterest the best time suck.ever?!)

Winter has finally arrived but instead of opting for blacks and greys, I decided for just a whisper of color. I'm still having a MAJOR romance with bright colors but lately more of this blush color has been popping up in my closet. Over the holiday I did a major closet overhaul and I'm embarrassed to admit there lots of things I'd forgotten about and almost as many things that had never been worn. This skirt was one of them. It's a bit ballerina girl, and, for the love of Lionel Ritchie, it doesn't really flatter my shape much,but if lovin it is wrong I don't wanna be right. Because sometimes a girl just needs to be dressed in tulle, ya know;)