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…

CHECKLIST Fall Fashion 2012

I realize it’s mid-October, but after my month of health and computer issues, I’m ok with the fact that my fall shopping is very much still in progress. (Not to mention, it’s still 80+ degrees here!) On the list (some checked off, some not)…

GET THE LOOK French Phrase Tops

Peony Lim I’m guess I’m a sucker for type tees en français…

HOUSE TOUR Design Crisis

Plus a new “Design Under the Influence” on the Breuer Caned Chair! I  have been in love with Erin of Design Crisis’ style since I first laid eyes on her dining room — majorly crushing on her caned Breuer chairs, which I had as a kid growing up (wish my parents had kept them!). Because they


I haven’t forgotten the fox buckle worn by Claiborne Swanson Frank in that Vogue feature earlier this year. Seems like our favorite retailers have caught on: Tory Burch, Burberry, Zara and French Connection all have their own incarnations of our foxy friend…


In my recent absence, I completely missed this APT with LSD feature on Alina Cho’s NYC home. Of course my husband would never let me do pink walls, but when you pair it with contemporary art, mid-century modern classics, brass, black AND Lucite…well, you can’t go wrong…right?


If you can’t tell, I’m kinda diggin’ this vibe for fall…

CELEBRATING 10 Years!!!!!

Welcome to my new site!  Break out the party people, today I’m celebrating 10 years of working for myself! A million thank you’s to all of my amazing clients that have let me shine through the years. Honestly I didn’t think I’d make it today…


I’m thrilled to announce the launch of another fun project! Merely Sweets is a family-owned bakery here in Orange County, and they came to me after being open for a few months with just a logo…


Guest posting on Things That Sparkle! Alex is off sparkling on her honeymoon, and I get to fill in for her today! Check out all the jewel tone inspiration I’ve pulled together, plus a few pieces that will add your own sparkle…

THE SPUTNIK and a Mini Makeover

Plus a new “Design Under the Influence” As I mentioned last week, we did a mini makeover on our master bedroom. I’ll have more “official” photos to share soon, but here’s a first look!

5 PIECES To A Great Room

Guest posting on Little Bits of Lovely! I’m sharing my unintentional “formula” that I didn’t even recognize I tend to follow until recently: 5 pieces that together can make a standout room. They are identified in the above. Curious? Check out the post to find out more!

PROJECT LAUNCH Lulu & Georgia is Open!

I’m so pleased to announce the launch of a project I’ve been working on from the very beginning with the branding and identity, to conceptualizing and styling the photo shoot, and designing a multi-faceted eCommerce website! Let me introduce you to Lulu & Georgia, a home decor site full of rugs, furniture, and accessories carefully curated

It’s A Doozy

Between being sick all week, and my year-old iMac deciding not to turn on (still), I somehow made it through the photo shoot yesterday. Don’t ask me how! Definitely one of those state of delirium situations where you just do what you gotta do to make it through. But photographer Jen Daigle is always a