D.I.Y. Bed Tent Canopy

This weekend I tackled a D.I.Y. for my daughter’s room, and it was SO easy, I had to share! I searched for the idea initially on Pinterest, but then I couldn’t find any curtain panels that went with her room decor. So I decided to make my own, using a pair of $10 sheers from

NEIMAN MARCUS + Target, Tomorrow!

We’ve been talking about it for months, and it’s finally here! TOMORROW, the designer collaboration between Neiman Marcus and Target launches in store and online, just in time for the holidays! In addition to donating $1 million to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in support of the American fashion design community, the two companies have recruited 24

[Guest Post] MadeByGirl 5 Gifts Under $50

Please welcome Jen of MadeByGirl! Obviously I am incredibly honored to have Jen Ramos here today! Between creating artwork and curating pieces for her MadeByGirl and Cocoa and Hearts shops, writing her hugely popular blog, and decorating her stunning home, her time is precious, I know! But lucky for us, she has picked out 5 gifts under

PRETTY PICS Please & Thank You

My daughter has been sick at home the past few days, so today I’m posting gratuitous eye candy to get us through this winter cold, courtesy of my tumblr page,  …


Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got to take advantage of the downtime to catch up on some reading. No surprise, I am completely smitten with Michelle Adams’ makeover of this little Brooklyn pad in the November issue of Lonny! A gorgeous mix of florals, fur, antlers, wood, leather and Lucite against a perfectly white backdrop…

TO & FROM Holiday Gift Guide 2012

I’m so honored to participate in Meg and Kate’s to & from Holiday Gift Guide 2012! Check out my handpicked items that I would love to give (and receive), with the fashion-forward woman in mind, such as…

NAPA VALLEY My Do’s & Don’ts

I’m off up to my parents’ house in Napa, and couldn’t be happier for the break! We don’t get up there often enough, but when we do, my dad (who works in the wine industry) always makes sure we have a good time. A few simple things I’ve learned through the years that I thought


Ahh Parisians…how you slay me with your sleek blazers, spikey heels, and skinnies for every occasion. Lots of black and just enough attitude to go with. Count Vogue Paris’ Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt as my style idol for the next few months…

L’S ROOM PROGRESS "Cute Bohemian"

I’ve slowly but surely been working on Leighton’s big girl room, adding and adjusting as I go. I’m hoping to tackle a bed tent canopy DIY this weekend, and then I *think* I’ll be ready to photograph it, finally! The current inspiration and board…

[Guest Post] Bijou and Boheme Burgundy, Pink & Mint

Please welcome Christine of Bijou and Boheme! It’s like she’s reading my mind…absolutely in love with Christine’s pretty post today! I’m sure you have all heard of her, but if not, you will fall in love too. And count myself as one of the lucky ones that got to meet her last May in NYC.

ZARA HOME 20% off

Spending the last five days with fellow volunteers, we inevitably got to chatting about home stuff. I was shocked to learn they had not yet heard of Zara Home! So ladies, this one’s for you…

‘TIS THE SEASON of Charitable Giving!

I think most of us can say, growing up, we were able to celebrate the holidays in a loving home. But there are too many kids in our very own communities without families, food and shelter. This is why I choose to volunteer, and this year, I’ve been giving the little free time I do have to

AT HOME/WORK Fashion Designers & SS13

New “Design Under the Influence” Coming off quite a night here in the U.S., let’s look at something fun and lighthearted today, shall we? For this month’s “Design Under the Influence” on La Dolce Vita, I’ve gathered up the homes of five fashion designers with pieces from their Spring 2013 collections to look at how

PARIS & The Pantsuit

I’m all for a good editorial shot in Paris, especially during Fashion Week. Even better? One that features 70′s style suits from McQueen, DVF, Miu Miu and Paul & Joe…

WISH & TELL on Recently

I’m over at Recently today, sharing what I’m wishing for, and telling what I’m loving right now. Come over and join me there!

CHIC BUYS Under $100

sunglasses / blouse / pants / clutch / bracelet / heels Three fall looks…for less I popped into Mango last week (a real treat…it’s rare I make it to the mall!) and was so excited about all the finds, it got me pumped on how to update your fall wardrobe on the cheap with the

SAFE & SOUND?Good, Now Help!

I hope you all had a great Halloween! My little one had a blast being Minnie for a day (clearly!). But today, I’d like to encourage everyone to donate $10 to the Red Cross’ Disaster Relief for those that did not get to enjoy Halloween like we did yesterday. (It’s $10, we can do it!

[Guest Post] a creative day D.I.Y. Scarf

Please welcome Eileen of a creative day! You guys know I love a good D.I.Y., especially when it’s something budget-friendly that looks like it cost a pretty penny. So I was beyond thrilled that creativity guru Eileen sent over this fall-perfect project for us to try…and just in time for the holidays! (You must also

STYLE STALK Kelly Wearstler

I’m embarrassed to admit that I completely missed Kelly Wearstler’s feature on The Coveteur. (Thankfully, style twin Meg** posted some of the pics last week.) I get the sense that Ms. Wearstler is a quiet, private person, so I especially appreciate such an intimate look into her inimitable closet and home (many rooms I had not seen!)…

FEATURED Girl Friday!

Profiled on Move LifeStyle today! You’ve been seeing the pics from my photo shoot last month with Jennifer Daigle, now see the full feature and interview on Move LifeStyle today! I feel so incredibly humbled and honored that Autumn Reeser asked me to participate in this series, alongside such inspiring do-it-all women. Here’s what I

BOOKS Lust List

Kate / Jimmy / Kelly / Fendi / Slim Would anyone really be all that surprised that I want/need/must have these five works of art in my design book collection? Don’t even get me started on Kelly Wearstler’s Rhapsody Limited Edition…sigh…

[Guest Post] Honey We’re Home (& Healthy!)

Please welcome Megan of Honey We’re Home! Really excited to welcome such an inspirational woman here today! Megan and her blog are a delight, and her D.I.Y. Projects and Organization Tips are so doable you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of them before! On top of it all, she recently launched a second blog Honey We’re Healthy. Read on!

REVEAL Office Redo

That sounds a lot more exciting than it is, BUT, I am sharing a few beautifully shot photos by Jennifer Daigle Photography of my revised office decor on La Dolce Vita today… Remember this scheme?

D.I.Y. "Edgy Chic" Pumpkins

So basically, I’m never carving another pumpkin again. Easiest pumpkin D.I.Y. ever…in just 2 steps…