Archive | July, 2011

Decorating Obsession: Texture

28 Jul
Textured interior
It’s no secret that I have been consumed with shopping for my first apartment.  And by shopping I mean dreaming about all the things I wish I could have in my house.  During my nightly online shopping time I have spent plenty of time on various decor sites.  What I have realized is that I am obsessed with the idea of solid, textured materials in pretty much everything from bedding to bath mats to laundry bags.  I love the antique and feminine feel I get from these textured pieces.  Obviously I wouldn’t use all of them but picking the one or two pieces is going to be very hard.

To Buy or Not to Buy?

19 Jul

Sam Edelman 'Kellan' Wedge

I saw these on the Sam Edelman website and I absolutely love them.  Then I come to learn that they are available at Nordstrom, which means I could exercise my employee discount AND maybe use my Nordstrom Note that I will be getting soon.  Hmmm, decisions, decisions…

Cream, Casual and Can’t Live Without

10 Jul

As a self-proclaimed shoe junkie I am constantly on the look out for a great pair of shoes.  Obviously the first thing I always look for is a killer pair of heels or wedges but given that I am spending the summer working retail I am more concerned with flats right now.  My favorite pairs so far are the cream colored crocheted TOMS, Sperry Top-Sider ‘Montauk’ Boat Shoes in white and tan, and off white oxfords with a blue stripped laces.











I think that all of these shoes are versatile enough to be work with different looks while still being appropriate for both work and casual clothes.  Hopefully by the end of the summer I will have these three pairs (if nothing else) added to my shoe collection, even though the TOMS are sold out pretty much everywhere.  SO if you see them in a size 7 anywhere, let me know ASAP! Thanks! 🙂

Obsession: Decorative Bedding

2 Jul

Since I will be moving into my very first apartment at the end of August I have developed a new obsession, decorating.  More specifically I have become obsessed with finding my perfect bedding.  Of course I have had my own room at my parents’ houses, the dorms and my sorority house but nothing to the extent of decorating that is completely mine. I really like the idea of texture and mixing neutral comforters with bright colored sheets.  I have found a ton that I like but have narrowed down my choices to four.  I have some time to decide but until then I will continue to obsess.