mirror, mirror {on or off the wall}

hello, lovelies! how was your weekend? i hope it was all kinds of wonderful. let's start off the new week with a heavy dose of glam — and honestly, does it get any more glamorous than mirrored surfaces?
a unique mirror defines a nondescript vanity.
the unexpected texture on the nightstand helps this whitewashed bedroom go from blah to bananas. (can you tell i've been catching up on past seasons of the rachel zoe project? guilty.)
the king of happy chic sends a pink foyer over the top with a mirrored console.
how about some simple moulding and flat mirrors to completely transform an empty wall?
every designer knows there's no better way to visually expand a room.

how do you bring glamour to your home?

happy weekend!

for those of you who haven't spent the past week traveling, congratulations on making it through the work week! thank you as always for your charming comments and emails — i'm sorry i'm a little behind in responding but of course i'll get back to you as soon as i can! i'm wishing you all a wonderful weekend...
whether you're on the road...
or home sweet home...
organizing indoors...

or entertaining out...
i hope your weekend includes a hint of whimsy...
and a whole lot of lovely.

'til monday, my dears!

can't get enough {calligraphy}

i know i've already professed my love of calligraphy but seeing new examples of artists' work just makes me so happy. i desperately want to learn!
can any of you do calligraphy? if so, how did you learn? was it tough? tell me everything!

{all calligraphy is by the incredibly talented neither snow spotted on the always inspiring delight by design}

framed fabric

lately i'm loving the idea of framing fabric — it's a fun way to introduce color and a compromise between blank walls and a long-term investment in wallpaper. what are your thoughts?

Style Icon {Gwyneth Paltrow}

who doesn't love gwyneth paltrow? besides her impressive résumé, i find we could learn a lot from her fashion choices both on and off the red carpet. she certainly knows what works for her — she loves the color black but will occasionally introduce navy or white, she knows how to rock a daringly short minidress, and she practically patented the blunt bob we see her with today.
rocking a balenciaga lbd.
rocker chic in black balmain.
a barely there minidress by preen.
a personal favorite: paltrow steals the spotlight in racy stella mccartney.
classic yves saint laurent.
stunning in dramatic floor-length ferragamo.
lovely in (backless) lace by antonio berardi.
testing out the nude trend in elie saab haute couture.
straying (just barely!) from her favored black in navy chanel.
a day in the life: sitting front row at adolfo dominguez.
a fresh take on summery style in giambattista valli.
if it ain't broke, don't fix it: paltrow nails it in another stella mccartney number.
walking the walk in an alice + olivia coat and christian louboutin booties.
showing up to husband chris martin's coldplay concert.
a never-fails color combination for when there's nothing else you want to wear.
her statuesque frame pulls off head-to-toe white beautifully.
wedge booties put an edgy spin on a classic tweed blazer.
lighting up a tv appearance in a sparkly gold jacket.

what do you think of her style? any favorite looks?

{all photos via day old news, in style, people, and style.com}

make an entrance

here's a handful of my favorite foyers to brighten the beginning of the week.
{via mochatini}
white floors and black doors. it doesn't get much better!
why shouldn't your foyer be as dressed up as the rest of your home?
a chic monotone space combines printed wallpaper with striped fabric in the same colorway.
a pale blue door makes a grand statement. check out the wide plank floors too.
white, bright, and lots of light! i love the old school wall-mounted seating.
an oft-blogged-about space with lovely floor-to-ceiling glass and a turquoise door.

which is your favorite?

desk du jour

a delightfully girly home office with mirrored furniture and shoes galore.

i hope you've all had a lovely week. thank you as always for your comments and emails and have a fantastic weekend!

You're Golden

i've never been much of a jewelry person but lately i've been trying to baby-step my way into better accessorizing. here are some classic and not-so-classic gold pieces i've been eyeing on shopbop:

{kenneth jay lane's fancy cut ring, $78}

{juliet & company's summer night earrings, $38}

{rachel leigh's greta hinge bangle in poppy, $132}

{gorjana's somerset cluster necklace, $115}

{rachel leigh's neon gumball ring in blue, $68}

{kenneth jay lane's enamel knot cuff, $160}

{house of harlow 1960's long key necklace, $98}

{kenneth jay lane's coral cabochon ring, $132}