daydreams & things

Dying My Hair Purple

Not really.  But I’m actually kinda digging it.

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NYE 2013

Tonight’s the night we bid farewell to the past year and celebrate what’s to come in the new one.  I don’t know about you but I’m pretty excited for 2013.  While I haven’t put much thought into my resolutions like I did for 2012, I have a feeling it’s going to be a great year.  Tonight Jarret and I are going on a long overdue date night at a yummy steakhouse and there’s really no way I’d rather spend my evening.  What do you have planned for tonight – are you going out on the town or staying in and watching the ball drop?

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However you’re ringing in the new year, I hope you have a fun, celebratory, and most importantly safe night full of love, laughter, champagne, and good friends and family.  Thanks for following along and see you in 2013!

{Image Credits: 1 // 2 // 3}

Whatever Lola Wants

Meet the newest tiny member of my family….

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Little Lola!  She’s absolute perfection and I am beyond obsessed.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to keep up with this critter; she’s taking over my feed and with good reason!

Swarovski Walls Yes Please!

Love love love this Swarovski Elements wallpaper collection.

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Just gorgeous.  Can you say dream home?

{Shot by Philip Karlberg // images via Trendland}

Street Style {Black + White}

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While I’m all about using color to add a pop of pizazz to any outfit, sometimes there’s nothing better than (not so) basic black and white.  The classic combo works year-round but I’m especially loving the polished Fall/Winter looks this palette inspires.

See more on my {Fall Fashion} pinterest board here!

Oxblood Lips

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I’m loving a deep, vampy burgundy (also known as oxblood) lip this winter. It is so on-trend and instantly makes your look feel polished and put together. Below are some of my favorite formulas to achieve this look.*

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{Splurge: NARS Sheer Lipstick in Vendages ($24) // Save: Wet n’ Wild Lipstick in Vamp It Up ($6.49)}

*Hint: Don’t use a lipliner and do apply with a lipstick brush to avoid looking like a vampire straight out of True Blood.

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Grace Coddington’s Fashion Sketches

I recently ordered Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington’s new book Grace: A Memoir, and I really can’t wait for it to come and to start reading it.   The book reveals one of her hidden talents, sketching.  “She is well-known for sketching looks as they come down the runway from her front-row perch during fashion week, but her drawings also take on a distinctly personal, and often humorous, tone. From childhood memories to her first day on the job as both a model and fashion editor to her big loves (including, of course, her cats), these remarkable, hand-drawn pictures reveal yet another dimension to an already famously fascinating woman.”

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How adorably quirky.  So excited to learn more about her!

{via Vogue}

Holiday Gift Guide {for the Ladies}

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{clockwise from top left (kinda) // tarte multiplEYE lash-enhancing liquid eyeliner ($22) // Tocca Solid Perfume in Stella ($30) // Kenneth Jay Lane Moroccan earrings ($300) // Diane von Furstenburg Buckle Haircalf Gloves ($265) //  BCBG Spiked Apple Jewelry Box ($78) // Michael Kors Two Tone Runway Watch ($275) // Stella McCartney Clara Whispering bra ($125) // Stila holiday brush set ($28 – a $124 value!) // Miu Miu studded glitter sneakers ($495) // Karen Walker NUMBER ONE Crazy Tortoise shades ($220) // Alexis Bittar Colorblock Pendant Necklace ($195) // Tory Burch Foxy iPhone case ($48) // Tweezerman Gold Glitter Tweezer Set ($30)}

Great gifts and stocking stuffers for the fashion and beauty loving lady.  They also happen to double as the cravings currently residing on my wish list.  I’ll take one of each, especially those shoes.

Broken Flowers

I’m really digging this series by New York photographer Jon Shireman.  In Broken Flowers, Shireman dipped various blooms into liquid nitrogen and then smashed them on a hard surface while recording the the destruction with a high-speed camera.

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Awesome results, no?

{via Trendland // information on Shireman + more of his work can be found on his website, www.jonshireman.com}

Holiday Gift Guide {for the Hostess}

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{clockwise from top left // Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People coffee table book ($53.38) // Platinum Etched Champagne Glasses ($24) // Color Burst glass magnets ($16) // porcelain birds ($9.95) // Brass Gold Lantern Gourd Vase ($78) //  Sweet Briar Notebooks ($12.95) // Fringe Fleur de Lys Foil Small Long Tray ($27.50) // Williams-Sonoma Finishing Salts Collection ($39.95) // Diptyque Paris holiday candle in Amber Oud ($68) // Polka Dot Pie & Cake Server ($14.95)}

Just a small collection of perfect hostess gifts to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier.  Now you can focus on what you’re wearing to all of the fabulous parties filling up your calendar, not what you’re bringing.  Cheers to that!

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