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Thursday, April 29, 2010

What I'm Loving Right Now

I love a nice sillouette...they just look fresh and clean.  I'm currently searching for one of Lucy (a cavalier king charles spaniel)...let me know if you find one!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

10 Things Every Woman Must Own

According to InStyle, these are the 10 Things that Every Woman Must Own:

1. Black Blazer...I feel that navy would also be acceptable (I love navy...hence the bridesmaids dresses)
2. Leopard print scarf...I have one and haven't worn it in a long time...maybe I should bring it back out
3. Red flats: that one's not going to work for me...I hate red, I'll do pink or yellow instead
4. Striped shirt: nautical is so chic right now...I just got a cute one from J.Crew
5. Statement Necklace: couldn't agree with this more, although I could substitute a great chunky gold bracelet...sometimes that reallly does the trick
6. Little black dress. enough said.
7. Black opaque tights: do leggings work?
8. Oversize watch: highly agree...I love my Michele watch, and the changeable bands allow it to go with anything
9. Classic trench
10. Flared jeans

The only things I would add are:
1. Oversize sunglasses
2. Nude nail polish
3. Super thin gold hoop earrings

Thoughts...Suggestions? I'll add them to the list!

Clicke here for the InStyle version

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

exciting additions!

Here's a picture of the dresser that Matt made for me!  I got the knobs from Anthropologie and the lamp and glass hurricane from TJ Maxx!  The top middle drawer has a really cool section for jewelry...I'll post a pic of that soon!

Second new addition...the slipcovered chair! We ordered this chair, the ottoman and a new couch from (believe it or not...) JC Penny?! Who knew!  We got a great deal and turns out that the quality/comfort/style is fabulous...we are actually ordering another slipcovered chair for in front of the fireplace off of the kitchen!

I'll post pictures of the couch once we get it...it's backordered until May 5.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Job, New Office

Just got a great promotion at work and now get to move into a new (and bigger) office, which means....It's time to redecorate!

I've been scouring the internet for ideas and here are some that I fell in love with...

Loving the milk-glass lamp

love the chair cover...it's nice and simple

If dogs were allowed in the office, rest assured, the Lu would have this!

pretty pictures

Bold color done well.

An inspiration board in the dining room...how cool!

Monday, April 19, 2010

new favorite outfit

This is my new favorite outfit...never thought I'd have jorts, but hey- I'm digging them!

shorts: j. crew
top: j. crew
necklace: j. crew
shoes: aldo
the feeling of putting on jorts (jean shorts) for the first time = priceless.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cooking Lessons...

...Have made me dream about kitchens, kitchens and more kitchens!  Here are some of my favorite's:
Love the bright white...

oooh the walls are fab...I bet the view is amazing too!

not really my style, but I love the zebra cushions...

oh to have my own wine cooler...

***images courtesy of southernliving.com***

Have a great day!!!!! xo

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Standard Work Outfit

LRT Work Outfit

 Here's my standard work outfit. I work at a gym so I can get away with wearing workout clothes everyday! I try to spruce them up a little bit with cute cardigans and jewelry...but I do have to stick to a basic black outfit.

cool post-its!

Check these out...I love.

Get them here

Well-deserved lazy Sunday...

Yesterday Matt and I ran our second half-marathon together...I know it doesn't sound romantic, but to me, it was!  My favorite moment of the day was him circling back after he'd already finished (and registered his time) to run the last 200 yards with me (who does that!).  I was beat but he talked to me and cheered me on to the end...second best part: the post-half chow-session at American Flatbread in Burlington- Yum!

Sometimes he is just so thoughtful I can't even stand it.

Here's a picture of where I would like to lay around all day...
I love the oversized headboard...oh, to be in bed all day....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Signature Outfit

Signature Outfit
Signature Outfit by Lteevens featuring Balenciaga bags

Have any of you ever gone onto Polyvore.com? It's the coolest Web site...you can design your own outfits etc. complete with accessories and props!  

This outfit is definitely my go-to outfit.  White t-shirt, skinny jeans, some kind of wrap/sweater/cardigan top, flats, shades, gold hoops (when I wear earrings they are usually these) and my iPhone!  The bag is a dream item of mine and the dog is a stand-in for Lucy!

One of my favorite things...

Inspiration boards...(also known as bulletin boards) are one of my very favorite things! They help me put my thoughts down and also brighten up my workspace.

Here are some that caught my eye:

*** Both images courtesy of TraditionalHome.com ***

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kitchen Love

I was talking to a friend earlier who seems to be VERY concerned with my "lack of skill" in the kitchen.  I mean, I can boil water and make a mean bowl of pasta, but I have no other "meals" in my repertoire.  She and I have decided to make one meal a week together to build up my menu...she's a great cook and if I can even get close to her ability, I'll be totally pysched... (as will Matt.)!

Do you have any easy or go-to recipes? Let me know!

Also, check out this kitchen, it's divine...

**image courtesy of Traditional Home**

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hoppy Easter!

Hope you all are having a great Easter Sunday! I'm about to take a run but wanted to leave you with some fun things I found on Layla Grayce  What do you think...

Cool card/photo holder

I LOVE this desk...

although I wouldn't turn this one down...

I'm DYING for a big round kitchen table...and I feel like now I see them everywhere.  Check out the new Ballard Design catalogue for more big round tables....


Thursday, April 1, 2010

I wish I were still in bed....

Don't all of these bedrooms look so inviting...what's your favorite? I love them all for different reasons, but if I had to pick one for my very own I'd choose a combination of the bamboo/bed frame and the monogram pillow bed...

***Images courtesy of Traditional Home***