So I had to feature my favorite BFF/Blogger (notice BFF was first? Why Nicole likes me I have no idea) who just had the most gorgeous layout in Rue.
Just to remind you...
Nicole has amazing taste and disregard whatever she says about me helping her in any way. Just like any other designer, it is easy to tell a client what to do, but when it comes to your own home you need a sounding board. I merely listened.
Stella McCartney was inspired to create this horse sculpture out of over 8,000 Swarovski crystals in 2004. The name 'Lucky Spot' is after a horse her mother Linda had owned. The sculpture had been on loan to the Belsay Castle, the place that inspired her, until recently when she had it shipped to Las Vegas for her US flagship store.
Let me tell you, if I didn't have a reason to go to Vegas, I do now.
As I am sure many of you have experienced, I constantly face the problem of staying satisfied in my own home.
Being exposed to all of the latest and greatest - fabrics, furniture, and amazing accessories - leads me to want to always change my house.
Last night I seemed to hit my breaking point and I removed the pillows from my chairs and the art from my walls and am living in a barren home. It feels naked and I hate it, but hopefully absence will make the heart grow fonder, and I will soon be selecting amazing new fabric and art to adorn my humble abode.
I have to say that most people tend to think that they are either interior design oriented or fashion oriented. I think if you are in either field, that you probably have a little bit of both in you.
I mean, would you hire an interior design to design your home if she could not dress herself? No.
Anyways, I tend to think I really am more even than leaning one way or another. It is a problem for me, my husband, and my wallet. I do want to try and bring a little more fashion to my blog though because it is something that I love and dream about in my spare time.
I thought I would start with this. A fashion DIY. I think good ones are hard to find, but this one might need an attempt. If not for me, for my soon-to-be lucky little niece.
So after a poor ending to 2010 (if you had not noticed my lack of posts and then the one where I mentioned I was down with the stomach flu), I am back in action in 2011. I guess it is safe to say that 2011 is off to a better start, but then something horrible happened.
I am a creature of habit. I cannot help myself.
For Christmas I got a lot of wonderful presents and some cash and with that cash I finally went and refreshed ALL of my make-up. A costly job, but very necessary.
Once I got home and played with everything, cleaned out my old junk, and organized the new, I realized my old make-up bag had seen better days. I mean, it has been 10 years. It just would not clean anymore, and I hated the idea of putting new, clean things into a dingy bag.
It is perfect because it fits everything, and then when I travel I just throw it in my bag and easy, breezy done. That is why I have held onto it for so many years. (one of my previous roommates even loved it so much she went out and got one too after deciding it was the best bag she ever saw)
Well, I searched high and low and called a few stores and finally one of the benefit girls told me they were discontinuing them and they were only available online. Boo.
I immediately got on Amazon and purchased this baby, but I already have a fear for the next 10 years when I need a new one.