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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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August 23, 2012

Room of the Day

I'm loving these two images. Even more so together. 


What originally got me about the first image was her peplum top, then her haircut (I've been putting one off for probably a year now - could I go that short??), then the picture she's holding, then the gold frame, then I realized I loved the entire image.  My brain pieces things together slowly I guess?

The second image - that coffee table!!! how genius!  I also am loving that rug - want to bury my toes in it.   The black framing on the window is really what makes me want to put these two together.  I'm diggin' it.  

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August 22, 2012

I Want Wednesday

This is the first time I can remember that I am actually a tiny smidge excited for fall.  This summer hasn't been the best and I'm ready for the change in season and the comfort of a big sweater and a cool breeze.  I am OBSESSED with both of these 3.1 Phillip Lim bags - the Palshi and the 31 Hour Bag. 

If I had an extra grand lying around I don't even know how I'd pick between the berry and the black!
August 15, 2012

The Closet Factory

My new closet is finally installed!  It looks totally transformed and I am in OCD heaven.  I need to get down to the nitty gritty of it, but for working with what I have - I am pretty pleased so far. 

Here's the before:

  I don't even feel like attempting to describe the situation before. 
Total chaos (and apparently a lot of laundry to do).


The new layout uses the height of the walls more effectively.  You can't see it in these pictures, but there is space above the entire units so that I can store my luggage and other large items.  I also plan to throw some baskets up there with some things that I do not use that often.  One of the best things: I can see all of my shoes!  It's like going shopping in my own closet every morning when I get dressed. 

Left to do:
1. Fix the hardwood floor (there's a chunk missing from where we removed the old shelving)
2. Get a full length mirror for the back wall
3. Add a chandelier
4. Hit up The Container Store for organizational tools that are beyond my imagination
5. Get matching baskets for the top shelves and underneath on the floor

This means I get to cross off another item off my summer To-Do List
August 10, 2012


It's Friday. I'll let you guess what the second F is for. 
It's probably been the hardest week I've ever had at work and I haven't been able to catch a break in the office OR on the home front - I'm beat and ready to raise my white flag. 

A long time ago I started this blog to investigate how easy it was to make your life look awesome via highly saturated SLR pictures. 

The conclusion - it's dummy-proof easy.  

When I stop to look at my blog - my life looks pretty sweet and in order.  In reality, just this week - I had a horrible appointment with my biggest account,  missed the Lumineers and Old Crow Medicine show in Central Park that I'd been looking forward to for weeks, cried (at my desk AT WORK) over faxing health forms for my grad school registration, tripped on the street on the way home from the gym because my knee gave out, and to top it off - last night I forgot to stop to get creamer and eggs (breakfast is a MUST for me) on my way home from the gym, so I had to go back out - then the second I came home and turned the light on in my closet - it blew out - I had no more light bulbs in the apartment AND I WAS JUST AT CVS!!! If that's not the push over the edge for a complete break down, I don't know what is.

 I deserve this piece of cake. 
August 2, 2012


I've been M.I.A.; I apologize.
Here are some crappy iphone pictures to try to make up for it:

 {spackling, sanding, and painting all weekend}

 {Hump day rooftop sunsets}


 {Monday night run}

 {celebratory prosecco and thai with my sister}

{OMG, shoes.}

Can you believe it's August?