Friday, October 28, 2011

Pretty Pumpkins

I feel like I've been such a slacker this week. Leaving town every weekend makes my week incredibly short, thus having less time to accomplish the tasks at hand. I hope you all can forgive me. Here is one last Halloween post for you all to enjoy. Check out these super stylish gourds, and hope you have a spooktacular weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wardrobe Envy: Nicole Richie

From her perfectly effortless strands to her chic pedi, the girls has it down to a science. A far cry from her early days of celebrity, Nicole has found the exact equation for mixing a little boho with a little glamor, to create her hip signature style. I believe that one of my other fave fashionistas (Rachel Zoe) can be credited with being the catalyst for this transformation, but the girl has taken it and run. Even throughout her burgeoning pregnancies, Nicole remained perfectly put together. Girls around the world look to her for style cues, and can find a treasure trove of stylish gems to mimic.

2. via Zimbio
3. via Closet
9. via Denimology
10. via Glamour
11. via Latina
12. via Sugarscape
16. via Fashionista

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Costume

With TRF going on, constantly working on my house, and now being sick, I've not had one nanosecond to think about what I would like to be for Halloween. Historically, it has been my favorite holiday, but I have just been so preoccupied with other things that there has been no time to wrap my brain around it. Putting myself on house arrest today, so as not to become more sick, I am command myself to sit and decide what to wear. If it could manage to somehow work with Renaissance during the day, and transfer into evening, that would be just divine.This aspect actually has me thinking in strange directions. Here's where my brain is wandering...

Snow White via MovieFone.

Maleficent via Los Angeles Times.    

Witch via Wallpaper Abyss.

Angelica via Movie Fanatic.
Sorceress via Wallpaper Abyss.

Any thoughts?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Mantel Decorating

Carrying on with the fall spirit, I have gathered a collection of images featuring wonderfully decorated mantels in honor of the season. Whether one cares to follow a harvest or Halloween theme, here are some fantastically inspirational examples.

 For more tips and ideas on fall decor, check out the source links below.

1. via Pinterest
10. via Pinterest

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Tablescape Decorating

Continuing with the autumn decorating theme, today we move on to tablescapes and entertaining. This is the perfect season for gathering with friends and love ones to share happiness, warms, love, food, and drink. I love to entertain, and have far too few opportunities to do so. However, we still have yet to have a housewarming party, and I'm thinking that this may be the perfect excuse to really go all out and invite some friends over. Here are some inspirational tables, hand picked by yours truly, to get your motors running this fall....

For more ideas and tips on holiday decorating and entertaining, check out the source links listed below.

1. via poshposh
4. via Localism
11. via Parents

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Soft Place to Lay Your Head

With week one of TRF under my belt, I am a little worse for wear, but happily have some extra dough in my pocket. All I want to do is fall into a mountain of cozy pillows and soft fabrics and sleep for the next few days. Who doesn't love a deliciously comfy spot to collapse and hide away from the world? I think we all need a little nest for just such purposes. Here are a few envy inspiring spaces where these lucky home owners rest their weary heads...

The Beauty File


Eyes Like a Shutter.... 


Friday, October 7, 2011

Things I Love From Etsy: Renaissance Gear

There is one season that I most anxiously await each year. A season that I love more than Christmas. A season wherein all come out from the shadows and wave their freak flags high. Renaissance season! Tomorrow is the opening day of the Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF), a fair that I have been working for nearly half of my life. For me, it is better than Christmas, because I get to spend eight weekends with my family (who also participate), I get to play dress up, I get to entertain, I get to hang around some of the most interesting people, and (best of all) I get paid to do it! As something I unwittingly stumbled into at the age of fifteen, Ren Faire has now become something I love, cherish, and eagerly anticipate each fall. In honor of this magical season, I have rounded up some Medieval Madness inspired creations from some talented folks at Etsy.

1. Bow and Arrow Pin Brooch from Unique Creations.
2.Crow on a Skull Gothic Macabre Art Print from Tiger House Art.
3. Black Underbust Corset from Damsel In This Dress.
4. Medieval Studded Boulder Opal Ring from Earth Art Jewelry & Gem.

1. Knight Mast from Atelier Pirate by Piratemask.
2. Steampunk Leather Cuff from Sewlutions by AMO.
3. Wide Leather Buckle Belt from Karen Kell Collection.
4. Armor Helmet from L H Black Smiths.

To see my entire collection of Medieval Madness inspired items and their links, click here.