Let’s Get Real: Expectations (with repost)

This post struck me today because I’ve been struggling with expectations.  As I approach 40, I think about where I thought I’d be at this point.  I wonder why I’m not where I want to be, and why it seems others are further along.  I think this problem is universal- the human condition.  I’m going…

Let’s Get Real: Perfection

You read the blog posts, the magazine articles, about how we shouldn’t strive for perfection.  It’s unattainable.  They even make you feel a bit silly for trying. Then they flip the coin.  They show you perfect houses.  Perfect looking skin.  Perfect hair.  Perfect alertness. Instagram filters and mega pixels. Get real.  It doesn’t exist.  Perfect…

Weekly Roundup: Botanical prints

I know I might freak purists out by combining my writing and fashion pursuits on the same blog, but it’s who I am.  No use separating them. Anyway, this week I noticed a lot of botanical prints come across the web at me.  I’ve always been a sucker for a floral print (especially the past…

Weekly Roundup

  Some articles catching my eye: – Wes Anderson inspired places * He has inspired a genre of design all its own.  And it’s pretty fabulous. – The Doors of Tallinn *I’ve been to Tallinn and I can attest to its beauty.  This article makes me want to go back. –No-Braid Braid *I’ve decide I’m growing my…

Inspired By…

Florals. They’re everywhere, which just makes me insanely happy.

Weekend Roundup

I’ve been seeing a lot of good stuff on the web recently, so I wanted to share.  Though I want to try out all of them, the ice cream shops of D.C. in this article are really calling my name.  (They forgot Dolcezza, however, which is a great oversight) As it’s my wedding anniversary today, I was…

Inspiration: “Stoker” the movie

I had forgotten all about this film until I recently recommended it to a friend of mine.  The movie itself- while beautifully acted and gorgeous in cinematography- is extremely creepy.  Creepy in that way that it could be true.  Creepy in that way where you want to look away, but you can’t. So I recommended…

Inspired by…

all images from anthropologie.com, except stone rings (from Hawk House store on Etsy) and vase (from Still House).

Weekend Roundup

Things I’m doing/loving right now: Reading- Soulless by Gail Carriger Watching- Listening to- Loving-      

I’d Rather…

Be here: Place of Zen…I can breathe…everything slows…serenity envelopes…I am home.

I’d Rather Be…

Here:   Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Chilled air nips at your face…enchanted castle rises above you…the stillness and quiet capture you as you gaze on the winter landscape.

I’d Rather…

Be here: Dramatic cliffs…Mediterranean breeze…Limoncello on a patio…