Saturday, July 30, 2011

olivia palermo perfection

she was a total b on the hills, but she is definitely style perfection.

natural waves

i've been trying to perfect this look for years.  i wish i could wake up with this hair everyday.

afternoon at the shore

glad i was able to beat the heat this weekend down at the beach.  wishing i was there right now.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

the fall forecast is in

and it's cheetah cheetah cheetah

i am loving that i can wear my cheetah for another season.  i'm not so sure my husband is as excited.  i am very into the new cafe capri from jcrew in these bright colors.  it should really spice up the drab fall/winter here in the midwest.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

have i been living under a rock or what?

did you know that bath and body works sells their discontinued fragrances online?

i've sure been missing brown sugar and fig for the last 5 years!  not anymore!

magnum ice cream bars

are magnanimously disappointing!  i give these ice-cream bars 2 thumbs way down.  first of all, they are way too sweet (and i know what you're thinking, ali--it's dessert, it's supposed to be sweet!), like sucking on a sugar cube sweet.  then they are 380 calories, which is over 100 calories more than a delicious haggan daas bar--i'd rather have one of those any day.

europe, you've introduced america to a lot of good things... gelato, pizza, the spice girls, harry potter... but you can have these back!

* follow up, my bars had this weird chocolate syrup oozing out of the shell, and i took a picture, but then my hard drive crashed... you know how it goes.

the blog should be back up and running now though.

Monday, July 18, 2011

nails nails nails

i really need to get my hands on that gold glitter nail polish from sephora.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

2 of my favorite things...

chevron and ombre?  my favs.  the dresser is hideous, but i am kind of loving the wall.

happy bastille day!

my bastille day french dessert picnic wasn't meant to be this year.  i will however, be headed to the bastille day festival in cathedral square tomorrow night.  it is my favorite local festival, i look forward to the crepes and beignets every year.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

martha has a tip for everything

it's a good thing

all about hair today

braid pony love

one of the best crown braids of all time...

i saw this photo a few years ago on a local utahan photogs website.  i believe it was taken at the salt flats and i've been trying to copy this braid ever since. i love that it's so seamless.  maybe my hair is just too long??  or i'm just not that good at crown braids.

waterfall french braid

currently wishing my hands were better at braiding my own hair.

Monday, July 11, 2011

beach chic

i am definitely still on vacation mode!  hello!  need to stop eating like it too.  anyways, i am loving these x back chairs and their trellis seat cushions.  a new dining room may be in my future.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

deconstructed chignon

*definitely going to give this a try this weekend

new kate spade

kate spade was the first designer that i actually remember fantasizing about owning.  i remember looking through the nordstrom catalogues and thinking that some day i could have one of those bags.  i would love to carry any of her newest creations.  especially her new essex scout bag that every blogger has been ogling.

martha, you've done it again!

the only hard part is going to be convincing my husband that louboutin's are an art investment...

lauren conrad finally designs something cute

Monday, July 4, 2011

a much needed laughter break

He walked in wearing L.L. Bean duck-hunting boots and shorts, which I thought was kind of obnoxious.

lavendar, laven-do?

am i completely crazy to want to paint my room pinky lavendar?


mondays are hard...

even when they are tuesdays.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July kick off

i'm wishing you a real american 3 day weekend!  mine is going to be filled with pool parties, bbqs, fireworks and baseball.  enjoy the weekend!