Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bridal Hair: Up-do's

On her wedding day every bride deserves to feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. After picking the perfect dress, it's time to pick the perfect hairstyle. For many women, a simple up-do is the way to go. Here are a few of my favorites:

Photo: Carter and Cook Event Company
Photo: Life, Love, Laughter
Photo: Style Me Pretty
Photo: Hair Romance
Photo: Wedding Wire

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dreaming of Summer

The recent unseasonably warm weather has me longing for summer! This little number is perfect for a casual summer night out. Pair an off-white crocheted dress with comfortable wedges, stacked gold bangles, and a small but functional handbag, and you're ready to go. Switch out wedges for a pair of flat sandals and you've a great daytime look.

Summer night

J Crew cotton dress
£66 -

Old Navy ankle wrap sandals
$12 -

Flat leather sandals
$168 -

Vintage handbag
$35 -

Monsoon stackable jewelry
£14 -

Lola Rose daisy ring
£100 -

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Perfect Closet

Most women long for more closet space, but few are lucky enough to have a closet that can double as a bedroom (aka: Carrie's new closet in Sex and the City). Just because our closets might be on the smaller side does not mean that they should lack style or organization. Here are a couple ideas that will leave you loving your closet:
  • Paint or wallpaper the inside of your closet with a pretty color or pattern.
  • Organize shelves with boxes. Label each box for easy finding.
  • And if your closet doesn't have shelves... add them.
  • Hang a shoe organizer on the inside of your closet door (these are also great for holding belts, scarves, tights and other accessories).
  • If you have enough room, put a small dresser in your closet for instant organization. Create a vanity by hanging a small mirror above. 
Having a more beautiful and organized closet will (almost) eliminate your dream of a bedroom-sized walk-in.

Photo: Dandee Designs

Photo: The Coveteur
Photo: Better Homes and Gardens
Photo: I Heart Organizing

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dramatic Black Walls

Recently I've come across quite a few spaces that have one thing in common... amazing black walls. Some of you might be doubting my design judgement right now, but trust me on this one, a little black paint can do wonders for a room. My personal favorite way to pull off black walls is to make them pop against bright white trim. Or go for a more monochromatic look and paint the trim black. Add light-colored wall accents, furniture and flooring in a space with black walls and the contrast will speak volumes. See for yourself...

Photo: Apartment Therapy
Photo: Elements of Style
Photo: Small Space Style
Photo: Design is Mine
Photo: The Happy Home