Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Trend Report: Sumptuous Leather

  I wouldn't recommend sporting a leather getup in July, but it's perfect for fall/winter. Leather shoes, leather skirts, leather bags, leather shirts-- I'll take one of each please. 

Pictures via Zara/Mango/Markus Lupfer                1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Apartment Snippets

   My sister snagged my kitchen table for me at a garage sale ($10!). It was a grubby, grey color so my husband and I painted it this funky avocado green, and stenciled this design in the middle. The trouble was that we couldn't find a pre-made stencil that we liked, so I found a picture of a mirror that had the design I wanted, and my dear husband did the tedious work of carefully cutting out a stencil from the picture I found.

Gifted monogram mug: Anthropologie

Stenciled Pillow Tutorial: Real Simple

Painted Curtain Tutorial: Lovely Indeed

Let Them Eat Cake Print: Etsy

Monday, September 10, 2012

May the force be with you.

    I am ashamed to admit that up until a week or so ago I had never watched the original three Star Wars movies. I liked a lot of things about them (including what a cute little puppet Yoda is), but mostly I spent the span of the three movies coveting Han Solo's fantastic boots. And thus, today's style collage is brought to you by a galaxy far, far away...

                                             1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / Pictures via 1 & 2 / Tape Clip Art

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vintage Classification Posters

    When I was a kid I had a few of these vintage Smokey the Bear posters hanging on my bedroom wall. There are fifteen total in the collection including snakes, reptiles, and fish, but I was all about the butterflies, wildflowers, and edible plants. I used to practice memorizing the edible plants poster, and then I'd go out into our yard and the nearby forest to try to identify what was safe to eat (you know, just in case).
    I'm sad to say that I have no idea where those posters ended up (I think they got lost in a move) but I am set on getting my paws on some more-- they'd be rad for a kids room, or if you're feeling a little bohemian, your living room.