My bookshelves are already overflowing with design books and the situation is about to get worse as I’ve spotted a handful of new books I can’t wait to add to my collection. If you love design books you’ll definitely want to add these titles to your Amazon shopping cart.Style & Simplicity: An A to Z Guide to Living a More Beautiful Life by Ted Kennedy Watson Release date: May 6, 2014 Having lived in Seattle for many years, I can’t wait to see the style and vision of the Watson Kennedy store come to life on paper. Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence,and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces by Susanna Salk Release date: April 8, 2014 After hearing Susanna Salk speak at the Design Bloggers Conference I can’t wait to get my hands on her book. I know it will be filled with stunning images and fantastic inspiration. Elements of Style by Erin Gates Release date: Oct. 7, 2014 The cover along is reason enough to buy this book but I’m sure if the book is anything like Erin’s blog it will be filled with even more beautiful images and design ideas.
I love a great open toe or slip-on sandal but sometimes I feel like those styles are a bit too casual when I’m heading out to meet with a client or have an appointment. When I dress for business during the spring and summer my favorite work shoe is a slingback sandal. I love the more polished look they give an outfit and the low heel makes they easy to get around in. I so glad that slingbacks are a big trend for spring and summer 2014, which will make footwear shopping a breeze.
My personal requirements for a slingback sandals are…
**they must have a pointed toe (makes you legs look longer)
**they must have some style (a bow, pattern or fun color)
**they must be affordable (long are the days when I felt I had to spend $$$ for a pair of shoes)
During a recent on-line shopping exploration I came across some really cute slingbacks that meet all my requirements and are the perfect way to infuse this spring footwear trend into my wardrobe.
Take a look and tell me which is your favorite?
Nine West AnyaMarie Slingback / Nine West Kilianna Flat / JCrew Lucie Printed Leather Slingback / Kenneth Cole Mercer Flat / Nordstrom Chelsea Tri-Color Slingback / Loft Dylan Slingback
Have you ever been asked the question “what famous person would you like to have dinner with?” I have and my list of names includes a handful of people, one of which has inspired me in design and in life.
The first person on my list, Oprah, needs no explanation and I am grateful to her for giving the second person on my list the design opportunity of his life and making me aware of him.
Hi there everyone. I hope you week is going swell. I’m back from three days of networking, learning and socializing at the Design Bloggers Conference and my brain is in overload mode. It was an amazing event and I want to share it all with you but I’m taking today to decompress, regroup, clean the house, do laundry and I’ll also be doing some of this…
I’ll be back tomorrow to dish and share!
I love wearing jewelry and necklaces are an essential part of my style statement. Sometimes I wear a single necklace and other times I layer several together for a more eclectic look.
But from time to time I’m faced with a necklace challenge…What’s the right necklace length?