Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Leak???

Seriously, I think I'm gonna lose it. Too much pressure, not enough release. I know that life will give you plenty of lemons and I'm supposed to make lemonade but right now, I need that lemonade topped off with some vodka. And I don't even drink vodka.

It's been a trying week and it's not even over yet. *sigh*

And to top off a horrible week, a FREAKIN' LEAK IN THE ROOF THAT HAS RUINED ONE OF MY WALLS!! What in the hell? We spend sooooooo much money on fixing all that ailed this house before we moved in. I thought we were good.. the house and I... with the exception of painting and adding furniture, we should have been golden. But NO, that would have been too easy..

I wish I could release my frustration and anger like children do in supermarkets.. with a monster tantrum.. kicking and screaming and snot.. the whole nine. But alas, I'm an adult and must deal..

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oldies But Goodies

Have you ever heard a song that instantly transports you to another time in your life? A soundtrack of your life then, if you will? Well, the following songs do just that for me.

"Show Me" by the Cover Girls... OMG!!! I thought I was the 4th member of this group. I was hooked by the video.. the clothes, the makeup, the hair.. the glamour of it all. I think that's when I started to sneak and wear eyeliner and Wet 'n Wild lipstick in #521A.

My mom didn't buy me mini skirts, so of course, I had to sneak those too, from my girlfriends.. and mimic the outfit that the lead singer Angel wore in this video. Ahhh, to be 14 again.

And this other song, was by Starpoint called "Object of my Desire"... LOVED. THIS. SONG!!  This song spoke to my young self... when I was having secret crushes on boys. Although, I blush now as I listen to the lyrics.. I now know why my mom would NOT want me singing this song with the fervor in which I belted it out everytime it came on radio. My older self truly enjoys a chuckle at the antics of younger me.

Oh and anything by Salt 'n Pepa.... forget about it!! *dances to "Push It"*

I wonder if I can talk my best friend into dressing up as Salt n Pepa with me for Halloween?

What song(s) were part of your soundtrack when you were a young teen?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Get In My Closet!

Fab wedge!

Never been a fan of ballet flats... these are a sassy alternative.

It's a sandal and it's Fall and I still want them. I can wear them with thick tights.

Fab tortoise bangle set.

Love this oversize convertible clutch.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I had such a great time at the vineyard. The hubby and I tasted several great wines.. we really LOVED the Riesling and Raspberry wine. YUM!!  The lobster tart was DELISH and it was a perfect pairing with the Riesling. And dark chocolate with the Raspberry wine.. OMG!! It was like a fireworks show for my tastebuds. I shudder just thinking about it! So freakin' good!

We are planning to go back again this weekend for their wine festival.. complete with food vendors, pony rides and hot air balloons. I'm so going on a hot air balloon ride.

On the home front, I ordered a sofa from Sanctuary for the living room.
Decided on a different sofa for the family room.. one without such a high back, which would be more comfortable for lounging.

Doesn't have nailheads but I can add those myself.
 And I think I found the dining table. I've been agonizing about it, much to my family's chagrin. They are like just order a table already!!

I wanted something with an Asian feel to it but not overly so...

I like the little detail on the table's notched edge.  The table has an leaf that extends the table to 96".
 And while trolling Craigslist, I came across this awesome Mahogany carved French mirror with Asian influence, that I would love to have.

This photo does it NO justice. It's so unique.. I just love it. I would put it the dining room, opposite the windows and put a vintage seating underneath.

This is the cutest, tiniest Camel back settee.

They say you should take your time decorating your house and initially, I thought so too. But I'm soooooo over that notion. I just want to walk into a house that is totally, tastefully decorated. But at this point, I'd settle for just having foundational furniture in all the rooms.. or at the VERY least, the common areas.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Brisk Yet Sunny

That's the forecast and while not my ideal.. (I like a balmy 90) it will be good weather for my first visit to a winery.

Alba Estate Winery is having a special wine release for their 2010 Dry Riesling. I have just recently discovered the yumminess of Riesling so I'm excited to try this. In addition to the new wine, they will be serving a warm Lobster Tart as part of the tasting. More yumminess!

I guess it will be a perfect time to break out the coats and boots.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Get It Together Target, per favore

Hmmm, I'm a little annoyed that Target seemingly didn't plan well for the Missoni for Target promo. Boo!

I tried to access the site several times this morning and was shown a splash page, more or less because I couldn't navigate the site. I figured maybe there were server issues or not enough capacity planning for such a highly anticipated launch. I mean, come on Target, bloggers and everyone else have been talking about this collabo FOREVER and everyone wants to see all the offerings.

When I was finally able to access some of the Missoni wares, most didn't have descriptions. GAH!!

For instance, while I hadn't planned on buying any dishware, I really liked the colorful salad plates and couldn't find out anything about them.. Are they plastic.. ceramic...? Annoying.

I'm gonna try back later on this morning and hopefully they have some redunancy going on with the servers and descriptions of all the items. Rant over.. going back to sleep.

Hopefully, your experience was much better than mine.

Head Turnin' Turbans

 Turbans are re-emerging in popularity and I'm loving it.

From simple...

To the more elaborate...

Such a fab ensemb!
  I plan to rock this look as I've been toying with turbans and I really love the look on me.

It will be my hat alternative this late fall... I really love it paired with a camel colored coat. Instant chic!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Project To Try

I like the look of a lined lampshade:

Silver lampshade liner - so glam!

Gold lampshade liner - love the warm glow.

Now that I have the project, just have to find some lampshades.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Shop Zara Online.. Finally!

Did you know that you can now shop for the chic, fashionable clothes that is Zara's, online?

 Cute clothes and FREE shipping.

I would get this if I had a little girl to shop for.. so darling.

And this too! Too cute!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Song Of The Day.. Every Day

Ever have a day where you feel crappy, feel like you look crappy and having a case of the blahs? Well, that's how I was feeling the other day and as I passed my husband in the hallway, outta the blue, he said, "I wish I could marry you every day."

My case of the blahs vanished and I felt renewed, revived and like the luckiest woman in the world.

If we had the means and it tickled our fancy, I would marry HIM everyday, too.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Haute House

I just LOVE the interior shots for the new H by Halson Fall ads.

Love the varying shades of white, the texture of the rug and the luminescent silk pillows. Great inspiration for the luxe Living room I'm going for.

Animal print - LOVES

Fab nailhead detail on the velvet sofa, the burled wood cabinet, the brass lighting, mirrored table and more animal print. Fierce combo in this room. The model is workin' it too!

Fab golden panel screen! I love the punctuation to the room. 
These photos are definitely going into my inspiration files for the Family room. I'm really feeling the masculine yet stylish feel to the space.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Get In My Closet!

While I'm kicking and screaming my way into Fall, I will have to go albeit, fashionably.

Here are a few items on my must have and get list:

Pigalle 120 Loubous - Gotta have 'em!

Insanely tall wedges

Monmartre Coat -I know this is more of a winter coat but I really like this, it has swagger so it made the list.

I still need a pair of red pants.. a trip to the mall is in order.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Get In My Closet!!

My walk in closet that is.. I need a glamourous chandelier and I'm totally smitten with this one:

Demure Chandelier
I think it would also look good in the living room too. It's just so pretty, I just have to have it somewhere in my house.

Hello, Yellow

I really love trays. They provide form and function and I just can't stop adding them to my burgeoning collection. I want to get this fab yellow leather one from Belle Maison:

So Cute!

Say It Ain't So

The summer is almost over and I'm not ready. Not ready to let go of the longer, sunshiny days, the sweet smell of the air, the balmy nights, the free-ness of just wearing sandals and maxi dresses... *sigh* I'm not ready.

But if I must, I just ask for one more beach worthy day... high of 90, clear skies... so I can can bask in the sun and be mesmerized by the sounds of the waves.