Fashion Friday: Uniform Dressing- Skirt + Bodysuit

As I was sitting inside all day yesterday stuck in the snowstorm I started dreaming of spring and the beautiful clothes it will bring. :) I’ve been on a skirt kick lately when it comes to prepping for spring, and for that reason I am JAZZED that bodysuits are back. Nothing works better with a skirt that needs a tucked in top than a good ol’ Flashdance-era bodysuit! No extra fabric, lumps or bumps or coming untucked! Even if you are scared of them, you NEED to give one a try this spring to see what I mean.
So here are four looks utilizing the bodysuit paired with a skirt– all of which need to be in my closet, like, YESTERDAY.

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Tiny Treaures

I think I’ve stated this before here, but tiny things make me lose my mind. Like, in my world, anything made miniature makes it 1,000 times as awesome. That holds especially true with art.  Tiny paintings in big frames are my jam, y’all. I’ll will buy them up like candy. Like in this room we styled- those two small abstract pieces were purchased on Etsy and custom framed– and they MAKE this image (shot my pal Michael J. Lee).  I also love how tiny art can allow you to buy original works on a small budget.  Nothing compares to original artwork- nothing.  So if you can’t afford big pieces, tiny will do just fine. Add a big mat and interesting frame and you’ve got yourself a stunner.

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I also love incorporating tiny works of art into my gallery walls. It gives them so much more depth and interest.  So here is a round up of tiny  original artwork sure to blow your mind, without blowing your budget!

The pieces above were from Lauren Adams.

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Neutral vs. Color: The Work of John DeBastiani

I’ve been trying to freshen up our living room and I cannot for the life of me decide whether to keep things neutral or go blue. I have been pondering this for a YEAR!  I can make decisions for everyone else, but for myself…. I’m paralyzed.   And so I’ve been circling the internet looking at inspirational photos, which has only deepened my quandary!  Especially when I can across the portfolio of John De Bastiani-– he has SUCH good examples of both totally neutral and blue based spaces!

Like this Beverly Hills pied-a-terre done in all white, beige and black. Stunning!

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Fashion Friday: Lady of Leisure

One of the biggest trends right now is “athleisure” (a term I kind of hate, but…).  A mix of athletic gear and more refined styling, this is perfection for busy moms, students and basically anyone who prefers to be comfy over constrained.  But you don’t want to look like you came right from the gym (even if you have)- so here are some ways to look put together and modern, while also being able to run after a maniac toddler with ease.  The key is a stylish top layer (like this Gap sweatshirt I have in three colors and am obsessed with) and popping on some fun jewelry and a big bag roomy enough to hold TONS of crap! :)

I love this knit blazer- it looks so finished and yet cozy atop any outfit.  Add a big fun necklace (I’ve been wearing this one non-stop) and make sure your leggings have cool rose gold hardware and you’re all good!
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Our New Office Bathroom!

Our new, bigger, better space is under construction and we will be moving in middle of this month (we hope). While planning the space we realized we had to completely renovate the bathroom studs in on the QUICK, which meant sourcing items that were in stock or quick ship. We turned to Designer Bath in Beverly, MA to help us source great looking items that we could get speedily.  They carry a lot of the brands we work with on a daily basis for clients, so while I was familiar with a lot of the lines, I had no time to get this all scheduled on my own. So the showroom manager Robin stepped in a coordinated the whole order for me and everything has arrived on time.  Before we start installing the pretty stuff I wanted to share the design concept with you!

The bathroom is small and windowless so I wanted to keep it bright, clean but with a SMIDGE of drama. :) One wall of the space is brick (11.), which will be painted Sherwin Williams Greek Villa (the whole entire office will be painted that color, actually), so for the other walls I wanted to use a really fantastic paper (3.), which is Miles Redd for Schumacher’s Brighton Pavilion in the grey colorway.  I love the traditional pattern, but the modern funkiness this paper will create.  And it’ll go well with our goregous flooring (again, throughout the whole space) which is this vinyl plank from Lowes (12.)

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