What I Wore: School Marm Chic
what I wore: dress – vintage mr. eddie via cheap thrills, heels – breckelle’s, ring – black cherry vintage, earrings – mom’s, glasses – shop ultra
With cooler mornings and evenings, I was finally brave enough to wear this lovely 50s shirt dress.
Is this or is this not exactly what you thought Taylor Tomasi Hill‘s apartment would look like? I probably wouldn’t have foreseen the plants (but being from Texas she probably misses greenery) but everything else looks about par and of course fabulous.
vogue via dja
Dreaming of Outdoor Living
There’s nothing like pinterest to remind us all what we want and haven’t got. In the depths of January, despite our warmer than normal temperatures, I can’t get my mind off summer and pools and dream backyards with green grass. Typical. On Friday afternoons, my mind often wanders to what my plans would look like if it were May-August…
Suffice it to say, pool time would be on the agenda. These are a few of my favorite outdoor living scenes. Follow me on pinterest for more: http://pinterest.com/paytonvail
From the Weekend
It was quite an eventful weekend. We got a cake sample for our wedding cake and it tasted as good as it looks. .
A new and exciting sponsorship opportunity from BeBop Clothing. I got some goodies in on Friday and couldn’t wait to try them on – more to come!
Karaoke with Ro, my brother Hampton & his brother William. I couldn’t stop myself from singing “Alone” by Heart but regretted it later…
Ro’s mom came up bearing gifts! Including the below four poster bed frame for our room & a dining table. I’m obsessed.
Some sweet friends threw a stock the bar party for us and it was incredibly lovely. Here’s a picture with my mom. (dress – vintage from the grey dog)
Spoils from the stock the bar. Planning this wedding has certainly shown me how many people love us. I feel very special.
I hope you had a lovely weekend!
Shall we dine?
Mealtimes are my favorite times. It’s not just about eating – it’s mostly about conversation and wine and the art of a beautiful table – but it is also about eating… One of the things I aspire to create for my home is a welcoming/chic eating area.
via Lonny Pinterest
M is for Monogram
While I do have a few preppy tendencies, I wouldn’t consider myself or my style “preppy”. Why then am I tempted (attempting) to monogram everything from beer glasses to bed sheets?
I’ll tell you why, because it’s adorable. Annnnd I might be a little excited about our monogram: PBR.
via Erin Ever After and Williams Sonoma
New Orleans Dream House
Continuing my obsession with all things New Orleans, (it never really subsides but has been kicked into high gear after my trip this weekend) I had to share a dreamy little shotgun that is so adorable.
via My Home Ideas
Fabulously Feminine New Orleans Home
In honor of my trip to New Orleans this weekend (leaving tonight!) I thought I’d share this decadent, beautiful home of “a Southern-born media executive in New York who wears clothes with great silhouettes and really fun modern jewelry from Africa or France. She collects contemporary photographs and art. Her husband is a food and wine writer, and at the drop of a hat they’ll give a party for 60 to 70.” from House Beautiful. I’m drooling. That’s who I want to be.
The homeowner shares, “I think I dreamed the house. When you bump into something that’s in your mind’s eye, you recognize it. What’s the French term? Coup de foudre— love at first sight. The house is like a character in our lives. In New York, our home is a condo. It’s mostly where we retreat to plug in our batteries. But this is a real house, big enough to gather all our friends into, with a dining room table sturdy enough to hold a suckling pig. This is so Southern — in my walled courtyard, I have my late grandmother’s gardenias planted. We brought them over from Alabama, stem by stem, with the roots in little jars of water. To sit near them reading the newspaper in my pajamas while listening to the New Orleans soundtrack of crickets, steamboat whistles, children playing, cathedral bells, and the pie lady selling pies — it’s divine.” Divinity indeed.
At Home with The Man Repeller
Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller). Love her, love her sharp tongue, love her blog, love all the recognition she’s getting and now am completely jealous of her clothes/shoes/bags/abode.
Images via The Coveteur. Top Image via The Man Repeller