Wednesday, June 24, 2009

$15 Skirt to Brighten Your Wardrobe

Check out this skirt from Kmart! I love the color and design.... not to mention the price!

Attention Pencil Pocket Leaf Design Skirt, $15

Turquoise Room Inspirations

The most recent post at Hidden in France almost made me squeal out loud here at my desk. The blog that Corine pointed out, House of Turqouise, is completely decorated to... you guessed it - the color turquoise! Here are a few images that I'm saving for my own personal inspiration as I piece together a room with a color scheme inspired by a dresser that I painted a beautiful color somewhere between turqoise and aqua.

After looking at these pictures and the rest in my folder of inspiration for the room, I've realized there are a few things that I gravitate towards:
  • turquoise
  • chandeliers
  • a light, airy feeling that isn't bare or sparse
  • gold accents
  • ornate details mixed with some modern elements
  • geometric patterns like greek key, lattice, stripes, and quatrefoils
  • travel inspired details like maps, globes, and souvenirs

Are there any certain things that immediately draw you to a room or picture?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Steals

If this Liz Claiborne dress didn't look so eerily similar to the ruffle-front Ann Taylor shirt-dress I'm wearing today, I would snap it up in a jiffy. Alas, I'm passing on this $20.99 treasure to you guys.


And for $20.99... you've got a little left over to pick up a few other steals from the sale! Like these bangles for $9.99, or the peony-print cardigan for $29.99.

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And finally, if you're in need of cardigans (who can't use another cardigan?!), there are crewneck and belted ones in tons of different colors for just $14.99 and $19.99 a pop.