I’m calling it a weekend a little early. I’ll be back with regular posts on Tuesday, January 3rd. I hope you all have a fabulous next few days. Ring in 2012 with a bang!
Do you all have any plans yet for New Year’s Eve? I’ll be spending mine on the beach (yay!), but if I was going to be home I’d think about throwing a little party with these invitations from You are My Fave. Aren’t these perfect? They’re so simple – all you need are glassine envelopes and confetti! Check out the step-by-steps right here.
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Since I can’t bring you all to the beach with me, I thought I’d bring a little poolside glam to your computer via artist Nina Nolte. These strikingly colorful paintings are a part of the German-based artist’s series “The Best is Yet to Come.” The poolside scenes are reminiscent of a different era. The women are all oh-so-glamourous lounging by the pool in their brilliant jewels, oversized shades and brightly colored turbans (maybe I need to add a head scarf to my suitcase?). There’s almost a Slim Aarons element to these paintings. What do you think? Take a peek at the entire series right here.
Happy Friday! Am I the only one who felt like this week was extra, extra long? I’ve been counting down the days until Christmas, and I’m so glad it’s (almost) finally here! I’m especially looking forward to my vacation next week. I’m headed to the beach first thing Monday morning! (Don’t you love this image? It’s one of my favorite Slim Aarons shots. It’s actually of his wife lounging in the pool on Christmas. Look at those floating ornaments!). I’m so ready to escape for some fun in the sun with friends and family. I’ve already got posts lined up for next week so check back for updates! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Merry, merry!
Image via Poolside with Slim Aarons
1. BIANCA BRANDOLINI Image 2. MIH JEANS Safari Washed Silk Shirt 3. GAP Women’s Really Skinny Pants 4. CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL Fluoro Satchel 5. VICKERMAN Tinsel Lights 6. GYPSET STYLE Hardcover 7. YSL Golden Gloss 8. KATE SPADE Triple Threat Bangle 9. CHLOE Marcie Large Leather Tote 10. BOY BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS Wool Jacket 11. LEIF Glitter Tart Server 12. DANNIJO Bracco Earrings 13. POP ROCK Diamond Ring Bottle Opener 14. STELLA McCARTNEY Sandals 15. ILLAMASQUA Nail Varnish 16. DANNIJO Zeila Necklace
Bradley may be headed to the beach next week, but I’ve got my mind on cooler temperatures. There’s nothing like spending the holidays skiing followed by hot toddys by the fire. Here’s a round up of a few things that will keep you chic while you’re there!
1. CONFETTI SYSTEM Gold Piñata 2. ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Silk Top 3. JIMMY CHOO Glitter Clutch 4. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Ballet Flats 5. VINCE Sequin-Embellished Crepe Dress 6. 10 CROSBY Wide Leg Trouser 7. GIUISEPPE ZANOTTI Platform Slingback 8. SEPHORA Glitter Nail Polish 9. REED KRAKOFF Metallic Card Holder 10. MADEWELL Sparkler Pencil Skirt 11. MARC BLACKWELL High Ball Glass 12. ANTIK BATIK Salma Wrap Skirt 13. LULU FROST Corkboard Single Brooch Necklace 14. TORY BURCH Small Cosmetic Case 15. NATIVE UNION Pop Phone 16. KENNETH JAY LANE Studded Cuff 17. NATE BERKUS Metallic Pouf
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Top Row (L to R): TASCHEN’S 4 Cities Books / KJL Gold Resin Ring / URBAN OUTFITTERS Sequin Swirl Pillow / MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Passport Holder
Middle Row (L to R): MAISON SCOTCH Delicate Knit Scarf / TOPSHOP Premium Clutch / J.CREW Resin Colorblock Necklace / C. WONDER Ikat Mug
Bottom Row (L to R): GLAM GLOW Mud Mask / ASSOULINE The Trench Book / NATIVE UNION Pop Phone / TOPSHOP Multi-Pattern Pencil Box
The countdown to Christmas is in the single digits! Have you finished all of your holiday shopping yet? I thought I had it complete, but I realized yesterday that I was lacking a few gifts. (Doesn’t that always happen?) Since I’m not dying to go to the mall, I think I’ll finish it up online. (Note: Shopbop is offering FREE 2-Day Shipping right now, so you can get your gifts just in time!) If you’re rushing to get some last minute shopping done, take a look a at this round up for some great budget options. If you’ve got a traveler in mind, the Taschen’s 4 Cities book set or the Michael Kors passport case would be perfect! Of course, my favorite is that adorable sequin pillow. Not only would it be ideal during the holidays, but it’s the perfect way to add some sparkle into your home year-round!
1. REISS Jilsy Knit Dress 2. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Rickie Faux-Fur Jacket 3. KAREN WALKER Patsy Sunglasses 4. DESIGNER FLUFF Angles Pillow 5. LANVIN Medium Shoulder Bag 6. BELLE BY SIGERSON MORRISON Boots 7. SHOUROUK Crystal Necklace 8. J SCHATZ Ridge Nesting Bowls 9. ALEXANDER WANG Marion Bag 10. TOYWATCH Fluo Pink Watch 11. MARTHA STEWART Glitter Assortment 12. BEN-AMUN Green Glass Drop Earrings 13. GIULETTA Polka-Dot Blouse 14. JAYSON HOME Glitter Letter Ornament 15. RUSSEL + HAZEL Quips and Queries Set 16. JANIS BY JANIS SAVITT Sunflower Ring
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