Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mixing and Clashing Patterns: Get the Look




All the rage if you dare: Mixing prints and clashing patterns...this is not for the shy or the weak at fashion heart, but you can go in slowly and subtle, or dive in head first with a pattern frenzy.  Whatever suits your style and personality- either way - own your look. 

These are some of my faves:


{Remember this?  I <3 Carrie}




{Mixing like colors and prints at Milly}





{Clashing Prints via Wendy...love her too!}



{Sohl in the City Mixing & Clashing Patterns Inspiration:}






1. and 2. The Subtle Mix : TOP and SKIRT

3. and 4. The Girly Mix: TOP  and SKIRT

5. and 6. The Bold Clash: TOP and JEANS


How will you mix???
xoxo
Michelle


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

{My} Trending now....

Trends I can't get enough of...and items I now can't live without:



{Animal Print mixed with Brights}
Check these out:
Leopard and yellow Sandals
Cheetah Jeans with a twist





{Stripes}
in every shape and color-I love this
 striped Midi Dress




Perfect for Summer
{BB Cream!}
A Beauty/ Blemish /Balm...kind of an all in one.





{Chunky watches:}
I love the dark face on this Gold Watch too



Happy Trending!
xoxo
Michelle


Friday, July 20, 2012

For The Men

So it's time to give the dudes a little love- I mean, everyone does love a sharp dressed man.  Though it seems like Men's clothes can get a little repetitious - they too can have a little fun with their wardrobe.  Have you seen JCrew's catalogue? One word. Gorge. 
Then you have the Celeb guys that seem to do it right all the time.
Such as: George Clooney (Natch), David Beckham, (ahem) and Ryan Gosling (Go ahead Eva!)

 I am definitely inspired.  (wink wink)


George Clooney
(Image from A Question of Style)



David Beckham
(Image from JustJared.com)



Ryan Gosling
(Image from Midwest-dressed)



Sohl in the City's Man:








This was fun by the way...


Till next time
xoxo
Michelle


Thursday, July 19, 2012

~KEEP ME LACED~



Reese, Kate and Whitney
From People.com

Have you seen all the celebs rocking the lace shorts, lace dresses, lace tops...lace lace lace- I know...lace can be girly, feminine and sweet though- it does not have to be all racy and well... you know...risque.  Plenty of lace inspired frocks and heels all around...for everybody.


Olivia Palermo and Ginnifer Goodwin
From People.com




3. White lace dress (a la Ginnifer Goodwin)
5. Lace shorts (Cute with flats and a blazer)
6. A flowy top (Perfect for jeans or a long maxi skirt)


Get laced girls
xoxo
Michelle

Monday, July 16, 2012

{Angel Candy Cake}

I was never one to say Angel Food Cake was my ultimate fave- not even with whipped cream and strawberries, not even with some kind of chocolate concoction. However, I may have changed my position on this. Has anyone else tried Angel Food Cake grilled? Then topped with rainbow sherbet? I had it as a sandwhich - two pieces of cake grilled with sherbet in the middle- and open faced too- sherbet on top with whipped cream. The cake gets crispy and airier and mixed with rainbow sherbet has a taste oddly reminiscent of cotton candy.

The perfect summer time treat:



Delish...grilled


 

Topped with sherbert





Old School Flavor


 


As a sandwhich...you have to try!


xoxo
Michelle


Thursday, July 12, 2012

{Flashing Brights}

I am super excited about this post- I have been quickly becoming obsessed with anything and everything bright and neon colored.  Shoes, bags, watches, bracelets, dresses- you name it.  Paired with jeans, neutrals or white and black- there are endless possibilities.  These are some of my faves right now:




Be Bold and Bright this Summer friends!

Till next time
xoxo
Michelle

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happiness is a long weekend...

I had almost a week off to spend time doing the things I love. Spending time with loved ones, trying out new restaurants and a purchase here and there (wink wink- on sale!!). We did some work to our yard too and finally started getting our office together.  Somewhere in there we got some sleep too.



{A cute wall applique for our office}






{A little arm bling}







{A gift for our yard: Bird pillow}







{Lamp for our office}







{My new addiction - Neon yellow pumps}
Get them here:



 
Till next time!
xoxo
Michelle


Saturday, July 7, 2012

DIY: {Summer Porch Side Table}

So we finally got around to buying a patio set for our deck which means our little adirondack chairs that we used in the meantime got a new home. We moved them to the front porch and bought a little natural wooden table we wanted to paint and make our own.  We bought 2 cans of spray paint from Lowes and in no time we had our very own DIY table. We painted it to match the pillows on the chairs. We don't have any bright colors inside the house so it was fun playing around with shades I never played with before.

{The color scheme we were trying to match}



 

{A work in progress}

 


 
{Up close}



 

{The easiest way to paint}




{Finished}




Be inspired!
xoxo
Michelle

Thursday, July 5, 2012

My Latest on Instagram

My husband makes fun of me now... "Are you going to Instagram that?" I chuckle to myself because well- actually I am.  I love Instagram.  For one, it makes me feel like my own professional photographer, second - I get to share cool pics with people all over and see inspirational photos of theirs too. There are some really talented people out there. I'm just glad that people like to share the beauty that they comes across daily. It gets my creative juices going and makes me want to find beauty and intricate details in everything I see.


My little Coconut on her adirondack chair




Top by H&M
Shoes by Zara
I think I need these too: http://rstyle.me/hs5hxpmf3e




Top by JCrew (That I found on sale for $20!)




Hi-lights for the Summer




Trying to beat the heat and look presentable....getting more and more difficult!
Clutch and Pink Pencil Skirt (on sale) from JCrew as well
This one works too: http://rstyle.me/hjzfvhmf3e
Wedges by Jessica Simpson

 

Happy Instagraming!
xoxo
Michelle