Saturday, November 19, 2011

Anthropologie Home

Oh, how I love Anthropologie. I never really took much notice to their home section until I was recently in the Rockefeller Center store and looked at some of their home goods. 

And my favorite (an of course the most expensive) item, this stunning art... costing $8,500. Yikes!

Instead, I will settle for this little $24 butter dish :(

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Missing in Action

I have been MIA.  Things have been nuts.  I am busy at work, closed on our apartment, moved to our new apartment, attempted to unpack at least half the apartment, and... oh yea, dealt with having a new dog!  It's been wacky.  

Also, picking paint colors is tough!  I thought piecing everything together would be easier, but nope.  After a week+ of back and forth, I have picked some colors and the painters will be coming tomorrow.  Woohoo!

Now, next thing on the list, find a desk.  I love the DIY idea that I saw on Young House Love, but I need something with more storage.  I refuse to let my hubby put his techie books back on our bookshelves in the living room. No. Not happening. So they will be in the office.

I would love to have something like this, but city living doesn't allow for monster desks :)

A little too country livin' for my style, but definitely beautiful wood

I think something like this will work. And I definitely can find inexpensive pieces at Ikea or a thrift store.  Easy enough, right?  Well, easier said than done ;)

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I was excited when I came across a site called NewlyMaid, where you are able to trade-in used bridesmaid and prom dresses for a "new" dress.   You mail your used dress in a bag to their NYC office, they inspect it and issue you a credit towards one of their dresses.  Sounds great, right?  Well, not so much.  I sent a $300 dress that I wore for a wedding a few years ago, and I realize that I wasn't going to get a $300 credit since it was 1) used, 2) somewhat dated and 3) I was willing to send it to some random company, which means it was about to go in the donation pile. 

So I sent it along and got an email from them a few weeks later saying I had a $60-$70 credit (depending on which dress I picked).  I was excited to start online shopping!  But when I got to their site, I was shocked to find out that my credit didn't get me far.  

Here are some of the options:

Cute, right?  Yea, they are cute.  And if my $70 credit paid for, let's say, 75% of the dress, then I probably would be stoked.  But have it pay for less than 50%?  Eh. 

I love this idea and if these were somehow designer (I used that term VERY loosely) dresses or something that I could fathom paying an additional $70 for, then I would be into it.  If the dress was really worth $140, I'd be shipping in old dresses every day.  

Great concept, in any case.  Are there other companies out there like this one that offer better value?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Faux, of course!  I just bought my first fur vest (although I have a couple of vests with fur trim).  Now, I just have to figure out how to wear it.  I am going to a casual bridal shower this weekend, one that said "jeans only" on the invite.  So I think I will wear a chiffon long-sleeve blouse, jeans, fur vest and some boots.  

Fur Vest // Day to Night

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Almost makes me want to cook. Almost.

These kitchens are uh-maz-ing! Drooling.

I need a farmhouse sink!

white on white

rustic charm

subway tiles and warm wood give a vintage feel, yet white adds a chic and modern look

Modern, dark, sleek, sexy, masculine

And now, for my own (soon-to-be) kitchen.
So it may not be magazine worthy, but it will suit us just fiiiiine!
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