Tag Archives: Pastel

Fete des Fleurs

I flipped over the Fete des Fleurs Lookbook from Shabby Apple. With all of the fall fashions showing up in stores, it will be a few months before we get to see florals and pastels again.

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I want the pink tulle skirt in the first photo so badly! I don’t know where or when I would wear it, but I’d find a reason.

All images from Shabby Apple.

A Girly Girl

I am have the toughest time trying to decide how to decorate the new house. For a while it was full speed ahead. Wall color, furniture, whatever, I knew exactly what I wanted. Now that I am getting into the more specific design elements like artwork, window treatments, room accents, I can’t seem to find my rhythm.  Every place i’ve lived has be decorated differently. One place I painted the walls a vibrant green and then painted abstract cherry blossom trees in black and white. Another was all stormy grays and blues with Degas and Monet framed posters. But this house, my house is tripping me up.  I know at least part of the decorating block is because I really want to make sure that whatever I end up choosing, Andy likes it too.

So for now our walls are bare and shelves empty.  And I flip through magazines and online archives searching for inspiration. Besides, I love getting an inside peak of people’s homes. You can tell a lot about someone based on how they decorate their living space. The things they display, colors they choose and trinkets they’ve collected. Haleigh, of Making Magique has a gorgeous apartment with pastels, gold accents and table top collections of pretty bits and baubs that she has collected over the years. Every time she posts new pictures, all I can think is, “Wow, this looks so much like a modern version of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Anotoinette.” Were I unwed, this apartment would be mine, oh yes, it would be mine. Because it’s pretty.

Find her original post and additional images here.

Pretty Dresses

Normally i’m not really interested in reviewing a designer’s collection.  I feel bad picking apart someone’s vision, especially since I wouldn’t really want it done to me.  But occasionally there is something so amazing, so fabulous it make me squeal on the inside and I just have to show other people.  The long dresses that floated down the runway of the Valentino 2012 Resort collection being one of them.

Pastels , flowers and beading oh my! While I was looking at the collection, my inner monologue went something like this, “I want that! No, wait I want that. Look look, BEADS!” Needless to say I A) wish I had the funds to afford one of these beautiful dresses, B) wish I could actually fit into one of these dresses, and C) wish that adult women could have Mad Hatter style tea parties and wear dresses like this on a regular basis.

Images from Style.com