SPRING RELEASES Art & Design Books

A few weeks ago I posted about my current design library with tips on how to style a bookcase. It’s continuously a work in progress, as I continuously find more books to add to my collection (but how does one resist all this inspiration?!). To help you filter through the flood of weekly releases, here

HALLOWEEN HOMAGE The Bests in the Biz

Happy Halloween! I continued my no-carve pumpkin tradition this year, and set out to create an ever easier version than my 2-step paint & stick “edgy chic pumpkins” DIY, and my 1-step stick “disco ball pumpkin” DIY. But well, inspiration struck and I couldn’t resist having some fun with them this go around….call it an

FALL MAKEUP TREND Nude + Rose Gold + Bronze

I’ve been spying some stunning beauty looks in all the September issues, and in particular, these trends: nude lips, bronze cheeks, and just about anything rose gold. I recently decided to try it out for myself. Here’s my palette for fall: EYES Chanel Intense ‘Noir’ eye pencil / YSL ‘L’Afrique’ couture palette / Bobbi Brown

"Have Yourself A Sparkly Holiday" on Fashion Truffles!

Plus gift guide recaps for that last-minute shopping! Happy Monday-before-Christmas! Can you believe it? I am happy to say after weeks of being blah about the holidays, I am officially into it. A trip to all-decked-out Disneyland with my daughter and a bunch of shopping over the weekend did the trick! And today I get

GIFT GUIDE: Style Maven

One for me, one for you… I won’t pretend that this isn’t a wish list for myself. Yes, I would love to own any and all of these items. They say “sophisticated with a bit of edge” to me. And I am in that kind of mood lately.

"My Favorites" on Things That Sparkle + Gallery Wall Redux!

Are you sick of my house yet? (Say no!) I am so honored that I get to show off a few bits of my home for Alex over at Things That Sparkle today! One item is a piece of art on my office gallery wall that I posted about a while back. Since then, I’ve

[Guest Post] Gold & Gray: Must-Have-Now Picks

Please welcome Lily of Gold & Gray! I introduced you to Lily over at Gold & Gray a few weeks ago (you can thank me later), but I wanted to be sure to treat you all to her fantastic taste. She is a rising style star, in my humble opinion! Case in point… 1.Art 2.Feather

MODEL MOM: Arizona Muse for J.Crew

Get to know the freshest face in fashion She made Rolling Stone’s Hot List for 2011, is the new face for Prada Spring 2011 and now YSL, and has been in every major fashion magazine around the globe this year thus far, it seems. Meet Arizona Muse: 22-year-old (!) native Santa Fe-an, model, mom, and muse to