MACK | The Pursuit of StyleYesterday I introduced you to MACK, the new site shaking up the online decor scene. Hopefully you had a chance to visit and start making your wish list, because today I have the perfect thing to kick start your shopping spree: a $200 gift card!

I’ve rounded up a few things I’d happily put the prize money towards–a lavender hide, a statement making chandelier, or maybe a set of greek key cocktail napkins–but I’m sure you’ve already got a long list of your own. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you if you promise to share what you buy if you win.

To Enter: follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below (if you’re reading in a feed or via email you’ll need to click over to enter) and I’ll be contacting the winner next Wednesday, April 23. Good luck!

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Keeping it Real: This post is sponsored by MACK, a company whose model I’m excited about and happy to share.


The Pursuit of StyleIkea Stockholm Sofa | Teil Duncan Nude | Bungalow 5 Malachite Side Table | Bauble Bar Necklace | Serena & Lily Gobi Sheet Set | Amber Interiors Shoppe Fig Leaf Pillow

Green is typically not a color I dress or decorate with, but after spotting this green velvet Ikea sofa (yes, Ikea!!) I made a silent vow to change my ways. It seems only appropriate to be turning over this new leaf (four leaf clover, perhaps?) just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

I really don’t know why I haven’t embraced green sooner when there are so many fantastic options like the ones above. I’m keeping this malachite side table on the back burner for a future home, but will definitely be headed over to the Teil Duncan pop-up shop today at 10:00AM to try and snag one of her nudes.

Or maybe a beach scene might be a better choice since we already have this pretty lady by Jenna Snyder Phillips in the mix. Not sure how many nudes you’re allowed before it becomes a brothel!


Ralph Lauren | Jamie Beck

With a snowstorm, a client presentation (can’t wait to share–really excited about this one!), Valentine’s Day, and scrambling around with lots of last minute errands before catching my 5:00am train to NYC this morning, this week has been nothing short of a whirlwind. To be honest though, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’m looking forward to kicking off the week ahead by spending some quality time with my mom and sister, trying on lots and lots of beautiful white dresses, and hopefully saying yes to one of them! Follow along on Instagram for more of our NYC shenanigans.

For Wardrobe Inspiration:
-Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 is pretty near perfection.

For Your Art Collection:
-Some really great pieces from emerging designers. I wish I weren’t running out of wall space!

For the Love of Stripes:
-Here’s your Chance to snag the best of the best at 40% off.

For Planning:
-Wedding tips from one of my design idols.

For the Wish List:
-Love the typography, color, and city of course!
-Saving up for these…and basically the rest of the Spring collection!
-Don’t even know how I haven’t pulled the trigger on this yet.



I might have ended January feeling a bit blah, but this first week of February has been the perfect re-set and I couldn’t be more excited about the month ahead. I started this program and survived my first nine days (oh what I’d give for a Diet Coke…), dragged myself out of bed for my first barre class this morning, and scheduled a trip to NYC next week to go wedding dress shopping with my mom and sister (!!)–kind of happy we’ll be missing the NYFW craziness, although I do love watching from afar.

A few things for your perusal on this chilly Sunday…

For Fashion Week:
-I love’s split second previews. A peek at the inspiration behind some of the biggest names in the industry’s collections and descriptions in 140 characters or less.
-NYFW by the numbers: can you imagine spending $60,000 for ten minutes?!
-The latest designer collection that had fashionistas waking up early to shop.
-This collection is aimed at a much younger audience than your typical NYFW crowd but it’s pretty much my favorite.

For The Bedroom: -Couldn’t agree with this article more. It’s all about the mix!
P.S if D.Porthault isn’t in your budget (don’t worry, it’s not in mine either!) here, here, and here are some of my favorite bedding sources.

For Inspiration/Aspiration:
-I’ll never get enough of this home. Ever. Don’t miss the stylish musings of it’s owner either!
-I just discovered this new-to-me luxury shopping site. Holy rainbow of Birkins!


The Pursuit of StyleAs January came to a close this week, I found myself feeling disappointed in what I had accomplished in the first month of the New Year. Re-committing to green juicing and clean eating didn’t happen, I never signed up for that first barre class I wanted to, and this blog fell by the wayside as wedding planning frustratingly began to consume my life–well, at least my free time–and all the changes I had hoped to implement moved to the back burner.

But that’s the beauty of a new month (or week, or even day!) it’s a clean slate. I decided February 1 would be my chance to course correct and re-center after feeling like things had started to spin out of my control. So here we go. Inspiration for turning over a new leaf!

For Your Netflix Queue:
-I never expected to find professional motivation in a film about an 85 year old sushi legend, but this one lit a fire under my butt. The most memorable quote: “Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success… and is the key to being regarded honorably.”

For Your Frame of Mind:-I wish I had watched this video before heading to the frame store earlier this week. Can’t wait to share my new art all gussied up.

For 30 Days:-I’ll be doing this. I’m hoping that posting about it here will keep me accountable. Has anyone else tried it?
-Looks like I’ll be ordering these for the next month!

For Your Inner Monet:-I’m obsessed with this new app. Everything looks better in watercolor. I bet it’s a great way to entertain little ones too (judging by how much fun I have watching it do its magic!)

For the State of the Blog:
-This was an interesting article and something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. What comes next?

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!