Monday, April 30, 2012

Get inked

Isn't this the most beautiful tattoo? I don't have any tattoo's but I've always wanted to be brave enough to get one. Do you have any tattoos or do you think you ever will get one?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Did you see?

Jen was so sweet to post my house in her Renting: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Series. I admire her so much, her creativity, fabulous art and blog, and of course her gorgeous home (and can't wait to see more pictures of her new apartment!), and I was so excited that she posted about my little house. Thanks Jen! Check it out here
I'm on the way to the airport to pick up the hubby, and can't wait to relax this weekend with him and sleep in and eat at our favorite bakery. Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Everyday Series: Design Darling

Mackenzie is one of my blogging idols, and I'm so excited to have her over today. Enjoy!!

Everyday Happy: House Edition
My desktop. It's usually in a state of organized chaos but I'm so lucky to work from home and do what I love! (And yes, I did label my finance folder in calligraphy so it would be prettier to look at!)

Everyday Happy: Closet Edition
I have the most fun wearing items from my boutique, like these colorful enamel bangles. Let's just say owning an online boutique has me playing dress-up constantly!

Everyday Happy: Morning Edition
Our dog Coach usually struts into my room and wakes me up around eight o'clock. Between that and a skinny vanilla latte, there's no better wake-up call!

Everyday Happy: Relax edition 
Reading! I'm really making a concerted effort now that I'm out of school to find the time to read for pleasure. Right now I'm alternating between design books like the above  and Jane Austen novels I'm tackling as part of my 101 in 1001 list.

Everyday Lust: Shopping Edition 
How perfect is this navy tote from Zara? Want it, need it, have to have it ;)

Everyday Lust: Pin Edition
This pin is precisely how I envision my dream apartment: brimming with books, boxes, and magazines! You can follow me on Pinterest right here.

Everyday Lust: Travel Edition 
I adore elephants so I dream of spending time at this Four Seasons in Thailand, where elephants are free to roam the property and hang out with guests! That sounds pretty perfect to me :)

Everyday Read: Blog Edition
Fallon's A Lovely Being for charm, history, and wit
James's Day Old News for daily celebrity catch-up
Hanna's Gadabout for fun features you won't see anywhere else
Shannon's I Love Your Crazy for preppy perfection
Julie's Shelter for interior eye candy

Thank you so much for having me, Eileen! xx

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pom Pom

This is the inspiration behind what's going on in my bedroom right now. Orange pom pom trim and an ikat headboard are in the works...Can't wait to show y'all!

Tomorrow we are continuing the Everyday Series with one of my blogging idols, make sure you check back!

The boyfriend

This look has been floating around Pinterest and I love it. The boyfriend jeans mixed with the stilettos make for a fun look that I'm going to be rocking this spring. 
I pulled a cream peplum jacket that I'm obsessed with and paired it with a stripe tank and Viv's Zara heels for a more spring look then Sabina wears. 
What do you think, would you rock the boyfriend jean with stilettos?

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Great Debate

Now that 80 degree weather is here to stay, I'm on the lookout for summer sandals. I normally buy new gold, leather and black sandals every summer and proceed to wear them into the ground. They always come from a place like Target or TJ Maxx and don't normally last more than one season. 
This year I'm debating my normal purchase... verses getting some staples I can use for more than one summer. I have my eye on these Tory Burch ones

And these I love from JCREW, and are $98

 But then these are $39 from Urban Outfitters, and I LOVE them
So here's the question. Would you invest in the Tory Burch ones or go with the $39 Urban Outfitter ones??? I need advice :-)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Let's Picnic

Thanks for all the love for the Everyday Series, I had such a fun time seeing all the fabulous guest bloggers and sweet comments, and can't wait till the next installment next week!
a.v has us dreaming of a spring picnic this week for Friday's Fancies, and pulling together an outfit with a comfortable maxi and tank and this adorable Kate Spade picnic basket makes me long for a spring date at the beach with lots of wine and cheese with my hubs.
And did you see the sweet baby shower that Anna and I threw for a sweet friend at my house? Check out the pics on Anna's blog :-)

And I'm leaving for High Point Market on Monday, but I have some fun posts lined up for ya'll while I'm gone!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Everyday Series: In Honor of Design

I'm in awe of Anna. Besides being an amazing mom and stellar graphic designer, she also has time to post killer outfit photos and some of the best DIY's around...

Everyday Happy: House Edition
My dresser top contains many of my favorite pictures, jewelry pieces, and handwritten notes:) 

Everyday Happy: Closet Edition
The newest seafoam and mint editions. Just in time for spring:)

Everyday Happy: Morning Edition

My babies get me out of bed each morning:) Sometimes against my will, but for the most part I can't wait to see them every day. Their smiles make the early rise worth it!

Everyday Happy: Relax edition 
(via instagram)
Coffee or tea with a friend or even better, my husb, is probably my favorite way to relax and unwind:) 

Everyday Lust: Shopping Edition 
Anything from the Emerson Fry Spring Collection. The mod dress cut and the suede heels! I die.

Everyday Lust: Pin Edition
I have a thing for stripes....and summer. That is why this pin is my favorite of the week!

Everyday Lust: Travel Edition 
Anywhere off the coast of Spain:) Would love to connect with my roots someday!

Everyday Read: Blog Edition
Oh I could list ten! A few current favorites ( hopefully some are new to you!):
Boutique 1524
With an i.e.
Hello Lark
Modern Eve

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Everyday Series: Sequins and Stripes

Liz is one of my serious girl crushes, LOVE her style and she is one of the sweetest people on the planet. Enjoy!

Everyday Happy: House Edition

My desk! This is where I spend the majority of my time.

Everyday Happy: Closet Edition

One of my favorite pieces is this Alice + Olivia dress, so versatile and comfortable!

Everyday Happy: Morning Edition

The sun! I don't keep drapes on my windows because I like to have my room fill with light. Then, definitely followed with coffee!

Everyday Happy: Relax edition 

Closing my computer, putting my phone on silent, and spending time with my friends or boyfriend. It is so important to keep that balance between work and life {although, work is never completely shut off!}

Everyday Lust: Shopping Edition 
I just recently created this collage of my current favorites for my blog.

Everyday Lust: Pin Edition

I am really loving this look

Everyday Lust: Travel Edition 
I would love to return to Paris! I have been dreaming of Laduree macaroons, morning cappuccinos and croissants, and long walks around the St. Germaine district visiting one of my favorites designers: Claudie Pierlot

Everyday Read: Blog Edition
I just recently got sucked into the Hunger Games! Aside from that, you can usually find me
shuffling through my favorite blogs, Refinery 29, The Coveteur, and
                                                                 Thank you! xoxo Liz

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Everyday Series: A Newfound Treasure

Anna is one of my blogging and real life besties and I'm so excited to have her over. She also happens to have stellar taste so I know you will love everything she picked!

Hey y'all! I'm Anna from A Newfound Treasure, and I am so excited to be a part of "The Everyday Series" here on A Creative Day blog. What a fun idea for a guest post series! Let's get to it...

Everyday Happy: House Edition

My bedroom -- waking up in this every morning makes waking up not so bad. 

Everyday Happy: Closet Edition

Layers -- I layer everything! I have some great staple and statement pieces in my closet that are very versatile and can carry through every season. The art of layering is put to the test year-round in my closet. Now that it's warming up and we're shedding layers, I am glad that I can continue layering my favorite jewelry pieces. I wear far too many bracelets, but I like it that way. My rule of thumb: put on all the jewelry that you plan on wearing for the day and then add 2 more pieces. Done!

Everyday Happy: Morning Edition

My babes -- along with my favorite morning blend... the best start to any day!

Everyday Happy: Relax edition 
Bath time -- There's nothing like it! After a long day, a hot bath is all I need. Scalding hot water, bubbles, a new magazine and Norah Jones serenading me in the background... heaven!

Everyday Lust: Shopping Edition 

Zara -- I'll take one of everything.

Everyday Lust: Pin Edition
What can I say? This room speaks to me. And side note, I need those lucite stools.

Everyday Lust: Travel Edition
Fiji -- a romantic tropical island far, far away. Yes, please.

Everyday Read: Blog Edition
The Daybook, Little Green Notebook, and Design Darling are worth everyday attention, no doubt.

Thanks for having me, Eileen... you know I adore you!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Everyday Series: A Creative Day

I can't tell you how excited I am for the start of this new series; I get to have some of my favorite people from the blogsphere over at my blog.  We are kicking off the series by having a whole week of it this week, and I have some AMAZING bloggers lined up, so check back! The Everyday series is going to highlight those little everyday things in your life that make you happy. Your favorite item in your house, what gets you out of bed in the morning, your favorite 'pin' of the week...
First post will be from your's truly, hope you enjoy seeing a few of my everyday things :-)

 Everyday Happy: House Edition

 New coffee table vignette with my dwell studio urchin and lots of stacks of books...inspiration via The Everygirl.

Everyday Happy: Closet Edition
 Fun button detail on my new H&M dresses, my favorite nude heels worn to one of my sweet friends wedding this past weekend, and new baubles...

Everyday Happy: Morning Edition
Coffee.. for sure. There is something about having a few minutes in the morning to relax and get ready for the day. Reading my favorite blogs and my morning cup of coffee helps me take a deep breath and get motivated to get stuff done!

Everyday Happy: Relax edition
Sitting outside on my porch with the hubs and a big glass of red wine. (ok maybe two glasses)

Everyday Lust: Shopping Edition
Anything from Amber's shoppe!

Everyday Lust: Pin Edition
Navy velvet, lacquared walls and ikat window treatments? Yes pls.
 And this just makes me happy.

Everyday Lust: Travel Edition
Greece! My mom lived there growing up and I'm dying to see where she lived, and that gorgeous blue water doesn't hurt :-)

Everyday Read: Blog Edition
These are just a few of the blogs that I stalk everyday, but there are so many more... you guys always inspire me :-)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Color Block and a New Series

Think I need to order. On sale for $44!... ASOS 
Next week marks the start of a new series here on A Creative Day...I'm so excited to be introducing 'the everday series'

I'm kicking it off next week with a full week of  'the everyday', featuring some pretty amazing and inspiring bloggers, and I'm still pinching myself they agreed to visit :-) Cant wait!

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