23 March 2010

Weddings {Creative Favor Boxes}

Custom favor boxes are becoming more popular each year. It's like putting a little personal touch to each table.

I really wish I would have know about these Sakura (cherry blossom) favor boxes a few years ago when I had my Sakura themed wedding.

Here some inspirations for your theme weddings!

Images from Martha Stewart Weddings, d.sharp

Happy Spring Shirts for This Season

What a beautiful first weekend of Spring! So pretty! Well, it also got me to thinking what new Spring shirts they have out this season. Here are just a few I found this weekend at Anthropologie. I bought the light blue one. Love it!!

Which one do you like?

Images from Anthropologie

18 March 2010

Sunny Days to the Beach

A beautiful, sunny day like this makes me wish I lived next to the ocean on the West Coast. I love the feel of the warm sun raining down on me, especially after a very snowy winter. Finally can break out the warm weather cloths this weekend. So glad!

If I could live next to the ocean, this would be my house. Love it!! Enjoy the nice weather!

Images from Coastal Living

17 March 2010

A Green Scarf for a St. Patty Day

Happy St. Patty's day everyone! Hope all of you got your 'green' on today. If you need some green today, try a green scarf as a bit of color to your outfit. It will brighten up your smile on a sunny, breezy day, like today.

Images from flickr

15 March 2010

Room with a View {City Balcony to Die For...}

The view from a cute city apartment/condo in Spring. I wish my balcony looked this good. I can just hear the Sex & the City theme song in my head now....

Image from house to home

Stylish Home Offices Inspirations

Hello everyone! Hope all of you had a great weekend. It's Monday again. And...speaking of another work week, I was thinking about my home office. As I'm still in the cleaning/organizing mood! What would be some good ideas for a home office?

The big things that come to mind are colorful, storage, simple organizing items, bright, and a bit of stylish flare! Happy Monday!

Home office ideas:

Wall storage ideas:

Image from Good Designs, At Home with Kim Vallee, silive, housetohome, Home Designing

Staying Organized at Home and Work

It is always hard to stay organized in life. I speak from the heart on this. So, I'm trying to re-organize things in my life and I came across these really fun and cute ways to keep track of things.

All of these are from the Franklin Covey company.

Happy Organizing!!

Images from Franklin Covey

14 March 2010

Spring Break Fashion {Ideas from American Eagle and Aerie}

Many of you are heading out to the warm destinations of Spring Break or just a Spring holiday (for us working). But anyway Spring is in the air, and Spring fashion is on everyone's mind for new trips.

Here are some fashion ideas from American Eagle and Aerie to think about before you head to the stores to buy your Spring Break outfits.

I bought these shoes. So cute!

Images from American Eagle, Aerie

Raining Boots

I just ordered these the other day, and can't wait to get them. We've been getting so much rain here on the East Coast lately. I'm sure that I'll need them more times then I think. Also they're really stylist rain boots! They'll look so good with my tan trench coat.

Got them from Piperlime - Chooka Croco Dual Buckle - $70  (Great place to buy shoes! Really good prices and styles.)

Image from Piperlime

What's New {Wedding Boutique at White House Black Market}

The new flyer from White House Black Market arrived yesterday. Love their stuff! I was surprised to see that the company is going into the wedding market.

Beautiful wedding dress and at a great price! $498

I also love the shoes with this dress. (I got them in a red rose pattern in November last year.)

Images from White House Black Market

Closets, closets, and more closets

Trying to get organized. So I'm looking into closet design ideas as the air of spring is now upon us. I also need to do some spring cleaning inside my closet as well.

Here's some tips on how to edit one's wardrobe:
  1. Get Started and Clean up
    1. Prep
      • Pull everything out of your wardrobe and onto the bed.
    2. Plan
      • Things you'll need for your editing:
        • Full-length mirror
        • Garbage bags
        • Labels and lots of hangers
      • Ask a friend to come over to help. Second opinions are great to have on deciding what items to keep and toss.
    3. Sort
      • Create four piles: (1) Things to Keep, (2) Items that need attention(dry clean/tailor), (3) Thing to Toss, (4) Things to Donate/Resell
      • If it looks bad on you, haven't worn it in two years ('two-year rule'), or is too big or too small, it's time to get ride of it.
      • Remember: Be ruthless when editing!
  2. Organize and Store
    1. Decide what to store
      • Use seasonality or frequency of use be to determine what to keep in the closet and what to store.
    2. Organize hanging garments by type and color.
      • Skirts with skirts. Blouses with blouses. By keeping like with like, options for a given outfit are clear at a glance.
    3. Upgrade your hanger.
      • Your closet will look neater if you use just one type of hanger—wood, sturdy wire, or plastic.
    4. Arrange folded items.
      • Any clothing that will stretch out of shape should be folded over hangers.
      • When organizing the folded clothing you’ll store on shelves, place heavier items at the bottom of the pile, and lighter ones at the top.
      • After folding, arrange garments by function (workout tops together, business tops together, etc.) and color (white to nude to bright colors to black).
      • If your closet doesn’t have shelves, consider using part of your clothing rod for hanging canvas ones.
    5. Get a garment bag.
      • A sturdy canvas garment bag protects fine suits, dresses, and jackets better than plastic.
    6. Smart Storage to manage odds and ends.
      • Buy bins, baskets, containers, or hat/storage boxes to hold items that can’t be hung on hangers.
    7. Pick a system for storing shoes.
      • Choose between a shoe rack on the floor, a hanging shoe organizer, see-through plastic boxes, or original shoe boxes with photographs stapled to them to identify the boxes’ contents.
  3. Add some style to your closet
    1. Add a boutique touch
      • Paint the walls or the back wall
      • Install vintage hooks
      • Hang a pendant or small chandelier light
      • Add an footstool or ottoman 

Before changing the layout of my closet, I thought about looking up some closet style designs for inspirations. Here are some below:

Love the damask design! Anyone know good places to get damask storage boxes?

Celebrity closets.

I need this shoe closet....and the shoes

Closet designs..

Good luck on cleaning everyone! Spring is almost here!

Images from Girl, Organized, A Passion for Home, Closet Solution, momoy.com, julianinterior.com, stylestring.com, colleenfoxinteriors.com, containerstore.com, newenglandclosetdesign.com, www.sweetspot.ca, e-tells-tales.blogspot.com, decor pad, Real Simple, the book: In Style: Instant Style: Your Season-by-Season Guide for Work and Weekend
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