Oscars 2017 Red Carpet Review

So I actually thought last night’s Oscars red carpet was pretty boring. There was a lot I didn’t like, a slew I was “meh” about and only a couple looks I really liked. I hate it when that happens!  I still am craving to see people looking pretty and elegant (but unique), not edgy/ugly and “FASHION!!!!”

Nicole Kidman was my best dressed. Typically I do not like super pale complexions in nude dresses (which Nicole does allllll the time) but this one was amazing- the pattern, detail and neckline were stunning and that orange-y red lip made the entire look work on her.  Her hair, makeup and jewelry was also totally spot on (she didn’t look as Botoxed to high heaven as she normally does). Bravo.
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Sponsor Welcome: Old New House AKA the only vintage rug source you need!

The one element I have been using in homes non-stop the past couple years (no matter the style of decor) have been antique Persian or Oushak rugs. There is little else that can really ground a room and make it feel more sophisticated, warm and lived in than a rug with patina.  I especially love the look of these layered over wool or jute/sisal rugs (which also can make them a bit more affordable as you can buy a smaller rug and still have the impact!)
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A Gender Neutral Nursery For Beyonce (and one for us Mortals)

A couple weeks ago Real Simple asked me how I thought Beyonce would decorate the nursery for her soon-to-be twins. It was fun to think about and since then I’ve wanted to flush out the idea I mentioned in the article. So I took the time to imagine a super high end, amazing nursery in gender neutral tones (since we don’t know they genders yet). Blues and greys and a soothing palette. Dreamy but modern. I wish I could make this actually come to life for Purple Rain and Pink Floyd (as we’ve dubbed the twins in our office.)
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And then once I finished that board, I felt the need to see if I could create a similar look on a normal “non-Beyonce” budget. And I was able to! And I love this one just as much!  It may be short on Hermes and original Ellsworth Kelley art, but it’s still awesome in it’s own right! And I’m loving the palette of mint and grey/beige for a suprise gender nursery.

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Oh boy, all this nursery talk is making want another baby.

Fashion Friday: The All Powerful Neutral Shoe

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A purchase you will never regret is a great looking, well made neutral shoe. May it be a heel (essential ladies, it elongates the leg like no ones business) or a of-the-moment style like the backless mule, they go with everything and anything and are a key component to a well rounded wardrobe. And by neutral I don’t just mean BLAH beige- metallics (especially gold), sparkles and of course LEOPARD are all part of that category. In fact while strolling into a doctor’s appointment this morning some guy yelled “great shoes” about my leopard loafers which I had popped on because my outfit was otherwise very basic.

So heres a round-up of great neutral shoes– this spring it’s allllllll about the slide on sandal and mule. Backless or bust, I guess. :)

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