Hexagon Side Table | Crisscross Cuff
I’ve always been pleasantly surprised by Urban Outfitter’s home offerings. I’ve posted about this rug before (still love those colors!) and think this pillow is a great twist on traditional ikat which has become somewhat ubiquitous as of late.
The real jaw-dropper though is that hexagon side table you see above. The geometric gold frame is classic and looks much pricier than its mere $99 price tag. As a renter I’m not yet at the place where it makes sense to splurge on my dream pieces–who knows if they’ll fit in our next home–but that doesn’t mean I’m willing to compromise on style.
This little table is far from a compromise! I’d put it next to a chair as occasional table in our current apartment and can easily envision using it as a nightstand in a small guest bedroom when we transition to our first home.
When I caught myself lingering over the architectural lines of this gold cuff I couldn’t help but be reminded of the side table. Isn’t it funny how closely our tastes in fashion and interiors are linked?
The past few weeks have been crazy in the very best of ways. When this weekend rolled around all I wanted was a pair of sweatpants and a DVR full of my favorite shows.
I was actually a little disappointed when I found out we wouldn’t be getting snow like the majority of the Northeast, but now I’m feeling incredibly grateful not to be among the 630,000+ people without power–my parents and grandparents on the Cape included. Stay safe and warm!
After getting my laziness fix I ventured out for some other self indulgent essentials: fresh flowers and an almond croissant. I’ll happily settle for a fluffy white bouquet if it’s the only white out my apartment will be seeing this winter.
Side note: there’s the infamous tortoise ice bucket I’ve mentioned (obsessed over) before.
Our golden retriever, Brody, took complete advantage of the extra few hours I spent lounging in bed. I’m not entirely convinced his half on/half off position could be comfortable, but he seemed to be enjoying it!
How was your weekend? Were you lazy like me, or were you tackling a never ending to-do list?
I recently read Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland and in it there’s a great story about Lauren Hutton. Lauren was just one of the many models made famous after receiving Diana’s seal of approval. Interestingly enough, she actually changed her name from Mary to Lauren, inspired by Lauren Bacall, who was one of Diana’s other great discoveries.
The photos above are from Lauren’s very first photoshoot for Vogue in 1966. As the story goes, Richard Avedon had turned her down at least three times before Diana convinced him to put her in front of the camera.
Diana was right, of course. Avedon was captivated and the rest is history. Great inspiration to keep on trying, right?
I must have spent at least two hours last night perusing the online galleries of artist and textile designer, Lourdes Sanchez. Every time I thought it couldn’t get any better I’d open up a new gallery and fall in love all over again. Do you know how hard it was for me to only include six pieces in this post? Any modicum of editorial control went out the window.
I haven’t been this inspired by an artist in awhile. Her color combinations alone have me wanting to mix things up in my wardrobe and experiment with unexpected pairings. Check out her galleries and report back with your favorites. I won’t expect to hear back for at least a few hours!
Seersucker Robe | His and Hers Glasses | Heart It Pillow | Face Stockholm Lipstick Red | Face Stockholm Lipstick Pink | Single Tray | Love Knot Ring | Diptyque Roses Candle
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I happen to think that one of the reasons people hate Valentine’s Day is the cheese factor. Stuffed animals from CVS, cupids, and heart shaped jewelry (unless it’s this) I can do without.
I’d prefer to celebrate with a night out at one of my favorite restaurants and a heart felt card. But… if gifts were to be exchanged there are a few things I wouldn’t mind receiving. Hello, pink sapphire love knot ring and monogrammed robe.
If you’re not partnered up, there’s no reason not to show a little love to yourself, or maybe your mom, sister, or best girlfriend. I think this cheeky John Derian tray is pretty amazing (also available in “my love” and “desire“) and would actually prefer my roses in the form of a Diptyque candle instead of a bouquet.
Will you be celebrating or giving any gifts this year?
P.S for more Valentine’s Day gift ideas check out my Houzz post this month.