Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tuesday Shoesday

I love me some mirrored heels.  The instep of the heel of my Alexander Wang wedding heels had thin mirrors, and I felt as scandalous as could be (yes, my friends, this is scandal when you’re bookish and just a tad un-cool).  But seriously, heels with mirrors – très très chic.

I spotted these unconventional beauties over at Fashion Toast, and knew they were deserving of a feature.  They’re Givenchy, my friends.


Farm Table + Eames Chairs

I first encountered and then babbled about this stunning dining room here (the rainbow of pastels = divine.)  But on second look, I was struck at how perfect those egg-shaped, sleek modern chairs looked set against the heavy farm table.

Which leads me to my current design obsession: the farm table + eames chair pairing.  Request:  a second dining room, stat.

And, believe it or not, some of the sweetest eames chairs are available at Linens ‘n Things; check out the Space Living 1950’s Modern Shell Side Chair + the Space Living 1960’s Mid Century Rocking Chair.  As for the sturdy farm table, I prefer to hunt down my perfect table at flea markets and garage sales, then coat the entire piece in a glossy white or even matte chalkboard black paint (you know, if I had room for all of this design dreaming.)

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Postage Stamps + Going Vintage

I know this topic seems … well .. out there.  But as you all know (because let’s face it, you’re researching every last detail for your wedding right now), the details matter (especially if you’re Type-A like me, and live for the effort.)  We spend all of this time, money, and energy on our wedding invitations (the paper, the print, the design, the calligraphy), but how much thought is put into the stamp?

Your local post office likely has a wedding- or love-themed stamp available in bulk, and you can design your own stamp with sites like Zazzle and Perfect Postage.  But what if you’re looking for something just a bit more chic than doves and self-adhesives?

Drumroll: meet your new best friend/obsession – the vintage stamp.

With vintage stamps, you can hunt for a theme or color scheme or particular stamps from the destination wedding locale, for that added bit of personalized charm.

And there is this amazing company, The Paper Nickel Stamp Company; they’ll put together any number of vintage stamps for you. Created & curated by the brilliant creative director, Holly Bedell, the shop’s vintage stamp collection boasts a huge assortment of usable postage stamps dating from 1900 – 1980, all to adorn the corner of your envelope.

“I like to think of stamps as tiny little posters,” says Holly. “Each is exceptional and individual and provides the ultimate finale to your mailing.”

Brilliant, I tell you.

Images found on: The Paper Nickel // Sparkle & Hay // Snippet & Ink


The Vintage White Lace Dress

Over the weekend I spotted Sam of Could I Have That in this perfect white lace maxi dress, and I thought – “Wow, I adore that dress!”  Also, I thought – please let me look as fabulous as Sam’s grandmother when I too, am 91 years old.


I love the vintage feel of a long lace dress and likely because we all conjure up images of the big day when picturing a floor-sweeping white dress, even the simplest of it’s kind evoke a romantic feel.  Particularly, with peasant tops, tunics, floaty dresses in chiffon and soft cotton, full skirts with pleats and lace details, these dresses also have a perfect 70s-inspired vibe – which I love.

Here are a few other sweet lace styles I adore ( … clearly I miss my wedding):

Sam’s sleeved-maxi is from the line, Of Two Minds {you can check out their dresses here.}

To get you started for Spring, a few of my favorite vintage-inspired white dress picks:  Free People Cutwork Dream Dress // BCBGmaxazria Keylene Dress // Rebecca Taylor Beaded Gown // Beyond Vintage Blouson Lace Dress // Mara Hoffman Embroidered Peasant Dress // ALICE by Temperley Long Esmeralda Dress


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Moonrise Kingdom


I heart Wes Anderson almost as much as I love Luke Wilson.  And Wes Anderson was the matchmaker.

And now I’m very very excited.

Is it May yet?


Cap Toe Ballet Flats

I have a soft spot for ballet flats – they’re both easy on the feet and I’d swear I was a ballerina (minus a few inches in height) when wearing them.  The cap toe just adds a punch of fashion — all the better.

And – a bit of history for you – cap toes began on men’s oxfords or brogues.  The cap-toed ballet flat is actually just a feminine nod to the classic men’s style.

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