Bangles, cuffs, friendship bracelets, mixed metals... What does your stack consist of?

The Pink Pagoda

Remember the artwork I featured in this post? It came from the Dallas-based shop The Pink Pagoda and I'm smitten!
The artist, Jennifer, has curated an adorable shop full of preppy chinoiserie-inspired art. This hot pink ginger jar print is a personal favorite!
Her prints are available in sizes 8" x 10", 11" x 14", and 13" x 19" and priced so reasonably that I'm tempted to invest in multiple pieces! Come to think of it, wouldn't these ginger jar prints look fabulous in a grouping of four?
Naturally I also love this floral elephant print! Wouldn't it be adorable in a little girl's room? 
The attention to detail in each print is truly something to be admired. I was delighted to learn that Jennifer is also launching a blog by the same name! I can tell by the color scheme (navy and pink — my favorite!) that it's going to be as darling as her shop.
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What do you think of Jennifer's artwork? Are you as smitten with chinoiserie accents as I am?

No. 24 + 36

A couple more glimpses into my 101 in 1001 list...
24. Learn to eat with chopsticks. I'm embarrassed to admit I don't already know how — anyone else?

36. Figure out the best way to store all those business cards! What's your preferred method?

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P.S. If you've started a 101 in 1001 list of your own, please leave a link in the comments so I can check it out!

Head-to-Toe White

Happy Monday! What are your plans for the week? I'm excited to be attending the Glitter Guide launch party on Wednesday night and of course I'm already brainstorming my outfit! Here's my inspiration...
Head-to-toe white! I'm probably not tan enough to pull it off but I can't help but want to give it a go. With ladies like Lindsey and Krystal making it look so effortless, who could resist?

Frieda Sophie

Lots of pretty new things at Frieda Sophie! I especially love the au natural feel of Sandra's druzy necklaces. 

I just ordered this necklace as the perfect everyday piece. What type of jewelry do you wear the most?

Get The Look {Mary McDonald}

With all the buzz about her show Million Dollar Decorators, I thought it would be fun to revisit one of my favorite Mary McDonald interiors. The pink walls equate to instant happiness in my book!
I love that she thought outside the box and upholstered the chairs in the same hue as the walls of the foyer. The vintage pagoda mirror is a glamorous accent to blue and white stripes and ginger jars.
Pairing pinks of different shades makes for a layered look that's classic but fun. The large print on the Lisa Fine rug makes the small seating area look bigger. 

To recreate a similar look in your own home, start with pretty pinks for the sofa and the rug. They're a far cry from run-of-the-mill neutrals but how could you ever tire of hot pink? Balance the bright color with pillows and vases in a traditional blue and white palette. What do you think of this look? Would you ever go this bright chez vous?

Moments in my day...

A little something different today, just because...
{Latté, lists, and Dani Notes iPhone case.}
{My new library card and the fifth Harry Potter book, which I'm reading for my 101 in 1001 list.}
{Two favorite necklaces from J.Crew and Loren Hope.}

{An afternoon walk around the block. Beautiful.}

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What are some of your favorite moments in the day?

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P.S. I threw my name into the ring for coco+kelley's contributor series and my column is up today! Please go check it out and leave a comment if it's something you'd like to see every couple weeks! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed :)

Lindsay's D.C. Digs

I was delighted to stumble upon my friend Lindsay's apartment featured in the latest issue of the Australian online magazine Ivy & Piper. Lindsay's blog The Pursuit of Style has long been a personal favorite and I do hope she'll return from her work-related leave of absence in the near future! In the mean time, we'll have these pretty pictures of her Washington, D.C., apartment to tide us over...
The combination of leopard print and yellow faux bamboo in Lindsay's dining room is delightfully unexpected, wouldn't you say? I'm also coveting her Quadrille-covered headboard and vintage book collection.
I love that Lindsay reupholstered an old barrel chair in hot pink linen and topped it with a leopard print pillow. She clearly shares my love of color, even citing Anna Spiro as her design idol. What do you think of her place?

Post-Weekend Wishlist

One thing about meeting style bloggers in person (see weekend pictures here!) is that it ignites a serious desire to shop. Suddenly you're uninspired by your own wardrobe and stand in front of your closet thinking, "I have nothing to wear." Here are a few things from Shopbop that I'm eyeing these days...

You know, so I have something to wear. What's on your wishlist right now?

P.S. I'm sharing a Luxury Monograms idea board over here today!

Happy {Social Butterfly} Weekend!

I'm closing in on two weeks in San Francisco and it's been so much of a whirlwind that I haven't done a real update! Suffice it to say that the apartment is beautiful, Rue has kept me very busy, I'm learning something new every day, and I've set up lots of dinner dates to combat homesickness (of which there's also been plenty).
On tap for this evening is a blogger meet-up with Taylor from Sterling Style, Alicia from Cheetah is the New Black, Caitlin from Sacramento Street, Lisa from With Style & Grace, as well as Anne from City Sage and Crystal from Plush Palate. I'm so excited to meet everyone and to toast to the launch of Taylor and Alicia's Glitter Guide this week!
I had a delightful dinner with KC from Thrifty Solutions for an Urban Gal (LOVE her!) last night and have plans with Cristin from Simplified Bee and Katie from The Neo-Traditionalist next week. I'm definitely doing my best to stay busy! What are you social butterflies up to this weekend?

My Dream [Summer] Home

I noticed I was pinning images that belonged in a separate folder for my one-day summer home and decided to share an idea board with you. Weathered shingles, abundant gardens, natural light, porch swings, painted floors, bunk beds, the list goes on...

{all images on my interiors board}

All About Aqua

Today I'd like to trade lives with whoever owns this pool, whip up a tray of festive beverages in this kitchen, and wear this necklace as I lounge poolside with a stack of magazines. Do join me, won't you?

Sunset Soirée

As a style blogger, I look at pretty things practically all day long. Beautiful clothes. Gorgeous interiors. (Hey, even perfectly edited Instagram pictures on Twitter.) But every once in a while I stumble upon something so pretty that it stops me in my tracks and makes it hard to look away. Case in point: the cover shoot from Rue's fifth issue, styled by Mindy Weiss and photographed by Elizabeth Messina.
The color palette is irresistible: pale blues, pretty pinks, and lush greens with splashes of bright white and sunny yellow. The flowers are insanely gorgeous and the atmosphere screams Palm Beach sunset soirée. In other words, to whom do I RSVP yes?
The invitations and menus hit the nail on the head, playing off the colors in the tablescape and introducing a happy orange hue in delightful geometric patterns that complement the console table that housed the dessert offerings.
I can only imagine how much fun the models were having at the shoot, dressed in darling ruffles and scallops. Why simply pose when you could instead blow bubbles?
Of course the delightful details don't stop there. A layered place setting — complete with flower bud and rock candy — brings in patterned polish while Mindy's adorable bicycle adds a delectable dash of whimsy.
Vintage swimwear was a brilliant choice for the imaginary occasion. I mean, did you ever covet a flowered swim cap before this moment?
I scream for ice cream! I'll bet that cheery raspberry-hued flavor tastes just as good as it looks.
I've returned to these pictures countless times since the issue came out and I'm happy to know that they can now be found on Rue's new Pinterest boards (which will take the place of the infuriatingly slow online gallery). I'll be repinning them for the next time I need an instant dose of take-my-breath-away prettiness. How about you?

Summer Brights

The temperature in San Francisco might have me confused but Twitter the weatherman tells me it's hot, hot, hot on the east coast. Whether you're seeking refuge in air-conditioned climes or faking it 'til you make it, I hope you'll join me in sporting the colors of the season! Every camera looks better with a striped strap.

Graphic Image Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is...
Entry #27, Julip Made! Congratulations — please email me so I can put you in touch with the kind folks at Graphic Image!
Thank you to everyone who entered and to Graphic Image for extending a 20% off discount for everyone with the code "darling" at checkout. 
Shop away! And tell me — what are your weekend plans?

P.S. San Francisco updates coming next week for those who have asked on Twitter!

Everyday Uniforms

I love stalking red carpet fashion as much as the next style blogger, but I much prefer seeing pictures captured on the street: people carrying out their everyday lives and wearing what works for them. 
Olivia Palermo is a constant and often lauded source of everyday inspiration. On-trend cat eye sunglasses and a timeless leather tote escalate her casual sweater-and-flats look from basic to blog-worthy.
Growing up in preppy Connecticut, I have long been a fan of the layered blazer-over-oxford look. But the ribbon belt and strappy heels tip it over the edge. These pictures made me think, what's your everyday uniform and how do you make it your own?
Are you a preppy dress-shirt-and-flats kind of girl?
Or do you prefer a dress and boots with "geek chic" glasses?
Or do you stick to the basics and let your accessories steal the show? Whatever your everyday uniform, I'd love to know!

{all photos via my fashion board}

Skirting Around

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Skirted sinks, sofas, bedside tables... I love the leggy look but lately the skirted option is catching my eye. How chic is that sofa for just under $1,000? 

Pair it with pink.

You all just let me know when you're sick of posts about the color pink, okay? Until then, I'll continue my love affair with color blocking à la Taylor Sterling and other splashes of color via my fashion board on Pinterest. How do you wear pink?