Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fashion Friday: Glitter, and Leopard, and Olivia, Oh My!

Today I'm linking up with Blonde Episodes for Fashion Friday. Since it's the end of the week I'm exhausted from nannying, interning, and trying to enjoy my last full week in St. Louis. I just need a dose of glam to lighten my mood, and glitter, leopard, and Olivia Palermo are just the ticket.

{COVET these.}
{Olivia wishes you all farewell, looking luxurious as ever}

Friday's Fancies: Modern Day Mary Poppins

Today's Friday's Fancies, and I'm linking up with Long Distance Loving! Since I'm finishing with nannying for the summer, today's post is dedicated to and inspired by one legendary nanny -  Mary Poppins.

The lace dress is from London label Issa (Kate Middleton approved) and would be perfect for the British Ms. Poppins. The bag is a nice and roomy Proenza Schouler, so it can be filled with tons of nannying tools and toys just like Mary's neverending bag from the movie. How cayoot is that belt? I thought the heart on the belt tied in nicely with the diamond heart studs. And how killer are those Miu Miu pumps? My modern day Mary is definitely a bit sassier than the 1960s one...
Friday's Fancies: Modern Day Mary Poppins

Issa scalloped dress
$1,015 -

Miu Miu high heel shoes
$675 -

Proenza Schouler python handbag
$3,645 -

Jennifer Meyer diamond jewelry
$675 -

Moschino Cheap & Chic Red Heart Buckle Belt
€91 -

Happy Friday's Fancies! Click on the button and "like" my entry (Lust for Living), so I can be a featured blogger on the Long Distance Loving next week! Also be sure to visit the other great blogs!

It Girls

Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz, and Hailee Steinfeld RAWKING the covers of Love Magazine. Eerie, but they all look effing amazing. Definitely the best young actresses in Hollywood - all of this talent is blowing my mind.

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There are five more covers yet to be released, so I'm anxious to see if the other cover girls/boys can top these ladies. Photography by the dynamic duo of Mert and Marcus.

Lust List: Hermes Trays

Just added an orange Hermes tray to my lust/wish/never going to happen list. It would look perfect in my new apartment holding some perfume, a vase of peonies, and some of my fashion-related books. Oh, perchance to dream...

{If I can't have the real thing, maybe I'll settle for an illustration}

{Love it paired with a chinoiserie vase}
{It can hold the perfect collection of curiosities. Love the skull}
{Ok, I love this room, but can we please discuss the large baby portrait above the fireplace? Ummmm...}

Pink and Green Thursday: Peapod Phone Covers

Happy Pink and Green Thursday! Today I'm linking up with Pink Preppy Lilly Lover to share a new favorite site, Peapod Announcements. One of the site's highlights is its great collection of cell phone covers. They have them for most iPhones and Blackberrys, and, boy, are they cute! Like any great preppy gift site, Peapod features a ton of these covers in pink and green phone. There are so many options; it will be tough to pick a favorite! Just click on the image source to shop to your heart's desire!

{My favorite. Def want to order this. I love the full name over the initial.}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Semi Wordless Wednesday: Disney Treats

I took these pictures for Semi Wordless Wednesday with Flip Flops and Pearls two weeks ago when my family visited Disney World. Disney is the master of making money off of and merchandising ANYTHING. They'll turn any product into something Disney and sell it to you, especially at Disney World. 

One product that was endlessly Disney-fied was candy. So much bright, colorful candy with a touch of Disney magic - they could definitely give Dylan's Candy Bar a run for its money. All of the treats are so cute; it almost gives me a sweet tooth looking at them...


Caitlin McGauley Prints

Every since I saw Caitlin McGauley's work over at Let the Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore and fell in love, I haven't looked back. Her illustrations and watercolors are so girly and scream "city-girl" chic to me. She's commissioned work for Kate Spade and Tory Burch, and her prints add a dose of New York glamor to any room. 

Some of my favorite prints are below; I'll definitely be framing these (I'm thinking gold matted frames to hang above my desk and in my bathroom) and hanging them in my apartment to add a little class and whimsy.

Makes me want a boxer. Too cute.

How perfect is this to hang in a bathroom?

all illustrations are property of Caitlin McGauley
Do you love these prints as much as I do? Should I hang them in my apartment this year?