ROOM PICK // black-walled study

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I'm kind of obsessed with this black-walled study in fashion designer Jenni Kayne's home, as featured in Architectural Digest. The color of the walls is striking, yet not overpowering, and I love the laid back feel of the decor. One of my favorite things in design is when a room can look high-end but relaxed. Check out my picks for how to create this look.

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Cheers,
Ellie

san diego recap

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I thought I would give a quick recap of what I got to see while I was working in San Diego last week! Here's what the best of the downtown/Gaslamp Quarter of SD had to offer me:

Quick pic of the skyline in the cab from the airport

 
I was so excited to meet up with one of my interior design friends from OSU, Jessica, who took me to the coolest restaurant called The Lion's Share.

 Good company and good wine are a hard combo to beat.

 We split the corn & tomato salad, sardine bruschetta, and the antelope sliders - all of which were to die for.

 I stayed at the Omni San Diego, which was quite nice and in walking distance to a lot of shopping, restaurants, and the convention center.

 I stumbled upon this little pizza place called Berkeley Pizza in the Gaslamp District that had awesome deep dish pizza and local craft beers on tap.

I also came across this cupcake shop that was appropriately named Heavenly Cupcake. The Twisted Love cupcake is not to be missed.
 
 My hotel was right next to the Padres' baseball field.

 Searsucker was another awesome restaurant in the Gaslamp District - they had amazing decor and the food was great.

 Loved these cool light fixtures inside of Searsucker.

Couldn't stop myself from doing a little shopping at Fashion Valley Mall.

I'm seriously obsessed with any restaurant that can be considered a French cafe, so Cafe Chloe was right up my alley. Their mussels in cream were almost as good as the ones I had in Paris. :)

Overall, I had a wonderful time in the lovely city of San Diego. I can't wait for my next trip back!

Cheers,
Ellie

happy friday, y'all

Friday, April 5, 2013

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happy friday, you guys! Really pumped to be heading home to Enid, Oklahoma this weekend for my cousin's wedding! Cross your fingers for on-time flights today because as soon as I land from San Diego I'm hopping in the car to hit up the rehearsal dinner. I haven't been home since Christmas, and I'm seriously excited to get back. I've been a little homesick lately for whatever reason, and I'm thinking some time with the fam is just what I need. Hope you all have some time to enjoy this weekend, and hopefully we'll all be graced with some lovely spring weather!

Cheers,
Ellie

style icon | elizabeth olsen

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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It's hard for me to find anything wrong with actress Elizabeth Olsen's lovely style. The sister of Mary Kate and Ashley has amazing taste, and (dare I say it?) might even have better style than her older siblings.She has that tomboy chic thing down to a tee, and I love that everything she does is so laid-back, yet elegant. Not to mention, she's extremely talented and down-to-earth, as I've said before after seeing her performance in Liberal Arts. Check it.

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Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | april 3

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

happy wishlist wednesday!


1. I'm obsessed with this new-to-me San Francisco brand, Buy Me Brunch, and this cheeky tee is going to be a necessary addition to my weekend wardrobe.
2. Kate Spade can basically do no wrong, and I'm sure their new perfume, Live Colorfully, is no exception.
3. April showers bring May flowers... or something. aka I need this Madewell Rainy-Day Umbrella.
4. This My Junk Lissa Pouch from Rebecca Minkoff is perfect for your carry-on or tote bag.
5. Furbish really just has the best things, and I think this Husband Quote Print is interesting and gallery wall worthy.

Cheers,
Ellie

san diego

Monday, April 1, 2013

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I'm working in San Diego this week, y'all. I'm excited to visit another city that I've never been to, and I can't wait to share what I see when I get back. Follow along on my instagram and twitter, if you please. Stay classy, Oklahoma.

Cheers,
Ellie
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