Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall 2011: Bamboo Pantone 14-0740

Summer may be behind us but that doesn't mean there isn't a fun shade of yellow to surround ourselves with. Bamboo Pantone 14-0740 isn't a Summer sunshine yellow, it's more subdued but still pop(py) enough to brighten one's day! Here is the peppy Bamboo in Interior Design, Fashion and pretties as well as a little shopping guide I whipped up on polyvore! you love Bamboo Pantone 14-0740? Will you be wearing it or using it in decor this Fall?

Living Room design by Michael DePerno and photo by Laura Resen via Elle Decor

The Great Gatsby, Mini yellow centerpiece via Martha Stewart
Look by Monique Lhuillier via Marie Claire

Bedroom scene via Rue Magazine

photo and Lemon Meringue Bar recipe via Martha Stewart

Bamboo Pantone 14-0740


Monday, September 19, 2011

hello, fall

hello, fall

hello, fall by lillyphunq featuring wedge pumps

And just like that, Fall is almost here! Despite the warm weather and desire to wear summer clothes until Winter, I am very very excited about Fall! I will miss the relaxed vibe that comes along with Summer. I will miss beach days (there were too few) and BBQ's and knowing that the year is still young. I am happy that Tracy has made it this far and amazed that another season has passed.  I'm excited about new beginnings and baking fall treats and the start of another holiday season! Here's to Fall! So this (past) week...
1. Am sorry to have posted so little last week, we were having internet issues:/
2. Want to go to Chicago to see this ! I've never actually seen the Marina City Apartment Towers in person but have loved them for years because I associate them with the cover of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
3. I'm not the only one revisiting and feeling inspired by the Great Gatsby
4. I totally missed the Missoni for Target launch:( Did any of you partake? What did you buy?! Do share!
5. For the first time in years I am not designing. I must say the break is kind of nice and the excitement of a new job is refreshing but I wish there was a great source for regular inspiration. I love so many blogs and magazines but more than ever I soooo wish Domino Magazine was still around:( What have you "replaced" Domino with? 

PS: I'm loving the new Fall colorways of Joy Cho's wallpaper

Enjoy the last days of Summer! xo

Sunday, September 11, 2011

This Week: Refreshing one's perspective

photo by Sarah Rhoads via pinterest

Once in a while a new routine will feel completely natural and easy to get into. This was the case for me this week. I had the most wonderful first-week-of-work ever, so good that I am actually excited to go back! So here's to new beginnings and really, naturally embracing change! 
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. After 10 years it is still terribly shocking to re-watch news footage, and so sad. My heart goes out to all of those who lost loved ones on that day:( It's silly that although we never forget that day we do sometimes forget to be thankful for each day and enjoy the little things because life really is too short. I am thankful for my life and for my wonderful husband, family and friends and hope that you are all happy and safe:) So this week...
1. My husband's birthday is coming up! This time next week my love will be 34! 
2. I totally missed Fashion's Night Out this year:( I know the FNO events in NYC were wonderful thanks to all the bloggers who've posted pictures but haven't heard a peep about the events in Miami. Unfortunately, FNO in Miami is nothing like it is in NYC. Did any of you attend any events? If so, how was it? I'd love to know what I missed.
3. Have any of you ever made a New England clam chowder? As soon as the weather cools off I am totally making a New England clam chowder and these biscuits!! If you have a great New England clam chowder recipe you'd like to share, please send it to me here.
4. How lovely are the images in this lookbook I found on pinterest?
5. Here are photos and an article about the design of the 9/11 Memorial designed by Architect Michael Arad and Landscape Designer Peter Walker. 
Hope your Sunday is restful and great! xo

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Currently Loving: Seeing spots again!

look from Marc Jacobs F/W 2011 Runway via Vogue

Polka dot Black and White wallpaper via The Second Bedroom

I used to be a huge fan of polka dots! When I graduated and started working at my previous job they expressed a dislike to polka dots in design and as I became used to editing away the very idea of using polka dots, I kind of drank the kool-aid and stopped liking them altogether:( I've come around since then, but not like before...until now! I love seeing polka dots everywhere for Fall! I love leopard print so I'm always happy to see it everywhere too, but I'm totally surprised by how excited I am about polka dots! I am particularly in love with polka dots in black and white or off-white and navy and white or off-white. I have a few little items on my wishlist that includes this ring, this blouse, these tights, and this cardigan . Are you loving polka dots too?! What polka dot items have you bought/plan on buying for Fall? Here's a little shopping guide in case you need a little inspiration! xo

Fall 2011: Seeing Spots!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall 2011: Pantone's Top 10 Colors for Fall

As fall approaches I am once again inspired by and excited about Pantone's Top 10 Color Selections for the season, this time for Fall! So since I had so much fun putting together posts inspired by Pantone's Top 10 Colors for Spring, I will be putting together a post for each of  the 9 new colors (see above!). I will not be creating a new post for Pantone's Honeysuckle 18-2120 since I already created a post inspired by the Color of the Year earlier this year, you can see that post here! Here's a little shopping guide I put together inspired by all the colors just to give you a little taste! You can click on the image to shop the items! you think you have a favorite yet? Do tell!! xo

Fall 2011: Pantone's Top 10 Colors for Fall

Sunday, September 4, 2011

This Week: The Unofficial End of Summer

photo from Florida International Magazine by Brendan Burdzinski

And just like that Summer is almost over! I know we still have about 20 more days left, but it always feels like Summer is over after Labor Day, doesn't it? I will admit, I've been looking forward to Fall but now that Summer is really almost over I'm kind of sad that it went by so fast. Has the weather started to feel crisp and cool where you live? It's hard to feel like it's actually Fall until November or December because it's sooo hot here:(  I'm sorry I've been missing in action around here, I've taken a few days off to refresh and regroup before starting my new job on Tuesday. I have not done much, some shopping, some short visits with friends, time spent lounging and a little bit spent cleaning and baking. While not the most exciting mini-break, laying low and taking it easy is just perfect sometimes. We tried to squeeze in a little Summertime fun today and spent a couple of hours at the beach but it was cloudy and there were jelly fish in the water so not the best beach day:( Will try again on Monday! What are your end-of-summer/Labor Day plans? Are you ready for Fall?! So this week...
1. Paris vs New York! I've seen these lovely images floating around pinterest and blog land for a while, have you seen these? Aren't they clever? Well Penguin has put them all together in a book! Going to the top of my wishlist!
2. I want so many Butter London nail polish colors! I'm especially in love with Wallis , British Racing Green, Henley Regatta, and  Bluey for Fall! I'm going to get gel nails this week. I hear there are very limited colors so I don't know that I'll have anything this exciting just yet.
3. Just found another Hemingway book to read! It's The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, I found it while flipping through the latest issue of Matchbook Magazine.
4. Have you voted for Lilly Pond(ering) blog? My blog is a finalist in CBS Local-Miami's Most Valuable Blogger Awards 2011! Please take a minute to vote!! And since you're allowed to vote once/day any extra votes you can squeeze in are greatly appreciated!!
5. Check in this week to see posts I will begin putting together inspired by Pantone's Top 10 Color Selections for Fall 2011!!
Have a great long weekend!!! xo

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