j. crew spring 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

yayyy I finally have a computer charger again and I'm done neglecting the blog! We've been having a lot of unseasonably beautiful weather here in Oklahoma, but for some reason I'm still ready for Spring to get here. J. Crew recently came out with several new pieces for Spring 2012 and I have compiled a few of my favorites.



All of these lovely pieces are available here on J.Crew's website! And if anyone is feeling the need to send a little J.Crew gift card my way, I will gladly accept.

Cheers,
Ellie

tuesday inspiration

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

so sorry for the lack of blog posts the last couple of days... I'm waiting for a new computer charger to come in and as soon as it does I'll be back to posting regularly! till then, here is a little inspiration for today... how gorgeous are these patterned walls? I'm in love. Also, I thought this was an interesting quote/print.. I'm not sure if it's necessarily true, but it's something to think about.  I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far!

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Cheers,
Ellie

entryway inspiration

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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 Styling entryways often gets overlooked for decorating larger rooms, like the living room. However, decorating your entryway is important because not only is it the filter between you and the outside world, but it's the first impression that guests have of your home. Even if you don't have a definite entryway room per se, you can create one with a lovely console table and some careful styling. Check out a few of my entryway inspirations!

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Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | january 18

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

happy Wednesday! here's this week's wishlist:

1. This cute little Matchbook Calendar from Inkello Letterpress is the perfect size to set on your desk or dresser.
2. I'm obsessed with this basic BDG ringer tee from Urban Outfitters - I'm thinking I need one in every color.
3. I love the nude + crystal look of these SUPER People sunglasses.
4. These Perpetual Blooms Towels from Anthropologie are darling and would fit beautifully in any bathroom.
5. The Expand Your Horizons bag from ModCloth would be a great bag to travel with or just for daily use.

Cheers,
Ellie

the best is yet to come.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

two things I'm loving right now: Zooey Deschanel and this awesome "The Best Is Yet To Come" print, which is available here at inkstomp's etsy shop. I'm obsessed with Zooey's new show, New Girl, and her style - especially her style in this photo.

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Cheers,
Ellie

you can go your own way

Monday, January 16, 2012

Traveling is one of my favorite things to daydream about. Even if I don't have a trip coming up, I like to think about visiting exciting new places that I've never been. Here are a few of my favorite travel inspired images including places, travel style, and a few fun travel accessories.

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1. Paula Scher MAPS - Anthropologie
2. Choose Your Adventures Luggage Tag - ModCloth
3. Travel Journal - Anthropologie


Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | january 11

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

it's wishlist wednesday!!!


1. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, and these West Elm heart bowls would be an adorable way to set out heart-shaped candy.
2. I'm loving Of Monsters and Men's new EP, Into the Woods; be sure to check out the song "Little Talks".
3. This little coral chevron pillow would be a great complement to any room, and best of all, it's reversible.
4. Funny name, great product; Clinique's Chubby Stick is the BEST daily lipstick I've ever found.
5. As soon as I saw these neon Sperry's for J. Crew, they jumped to the top of my Spring wardrobe wishlist.

I hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Cheers,
Ellie

wear + live

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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I love the style and sophistication in both of these looks. I'd love to come home to this artsy and stylish living area wearing that geometric dress.

Cheers,
Ellie

monday inspiration

Monday, January 9, 2012

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their week! I adore this neon pink chair and the Creativity Rules pillow, because you know what? It does. And this little popcorn and wine set up is what my Monday night is going to look like because one of my favorite guilty pleasures, The Bachelor, is on [don't worry, I know it's dumb but I love it]. If you follow the show you HAVE to read this blog, ihategreenbeans.com, because it is a hilarious take on the show.

Cheers,
Ellie

bath time

Friday, January 6, 2012

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I've recently been looking to make a few changes to my small bathroom just to make it a little more functional as well as beautiful. Here are a couple of lovely little bath rooms that inspire me.

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The dark walls in this bath are extremely unusual, but the orange, white, and turquoise accents keep it bright.

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I love the texture of the countertops and the glitz of the mirrored backsplash.

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I love the look of this bath; it has a classic, preppy style because it comes from a Cape Cod summer home.

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I think this bathroom is very ideal because of the classic white/black color combination and the clean lines.

TGIF! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Cheers,
Ellie

new calendar + new matchbook mag

Thursday, January 5, 2012

As if the first month of the year wasn't exciting enough, the January issue of Matchbook Mag is live and available here, and the Free People January 2012 desktop calendar is available to download here. Matchbook Mag has definitely become one of my favorite online magazines, and I look forward to it each month. Plus, a new Free People desktop calendar is always a great way to start the month off right.  Enjoy!




Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | january 4

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

first wishlist wednesday of the year! enjoy!



1. The Architecture of Happiness by Alain De Botton just made my reading list. It discusses the effect that architecture and our surroundings have on our moods and attitudes.
2. I'm in love with this polka dot sweater, and it's even from Old Navy so the price is definitely right.
3. This gold ikat Nate Berkus bowl is out of stock right now but I'm crossing my fingers that it comes back soon.
4. I'm in desperate need of a new cosmetics bag, and this polka dot Kate Spade bag is even on sale!
5. I would make this adorable Paris-themed wallpaper from Anthropologie work in any room of the house.

happy wednesday!

cheers,
Ellie

new year.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

well, ladies and gentlemen, 2012 is actually here. ringing in a new year is always an exciting thing, as there is much to look forward to and there is a chance to make a new start.  here are a few of the things I'm excited about in this upcoming year.

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1. I love this quote, and I feel like it's a good thing to remember at this point in my life and as I move forward into this new year.
2. This is the year for my golden birthday, as I'm turning 23 on August 23. Not really sure what all that entails, but I'm excited!
3. I've been living in Tulsa for the last 6 months, and I've kind of fallen in love with it.  I can't wait to explore and appreciate it even more this year.
4. I have a couple of exciting work trips coming up this year, and hopefully some fun trips with friends as well. Going to new cities always helps me to grow and broaden my horizons, so I can't wait to see what traveling adventures 2012 holds.
5. Mad Men season 5 starts in March which means Don Draper will be back in my life so yeah, I'm excited for that.
6. Interior design is one of my passions, and this year I'm hoping to continue to evolve my personal style by continuing to decorate my home.
7. Hunger games movie. Enough said.

these are just a few of the things I have to be excited about in 2012, and I can't wait to see how this year unfolds.

cheers,
Ellie
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