Tuesday, November 24, 2009

French Bun

(photo found on A CUP OF JO)

After a disastrous haircut back in April I am growing my hair out and can't wait till it's long enough to do a messy French bun.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shopping in ATL

(photo via bebe)

Yesterday, my girlfriends and I drove down to Atlanta to do some shopping. It's only a 3.5 hour drive from Charlotte and we've been itching for a day trip for a while. The drive to and from was miserable, it rained the whole way, but the company in the car made it wonderful.

We did our best with a very aggressive plan and only 7 shopping hours. Our first stop was Zara at Perimeter Mall. When I visited the Zara store in NYC this past September I was not inspired, at all. This time around I wanted to buy half the store. We spent over two hours trying on arm fulls of clothing and ended up getting lots of staples and necessary classics. We continued to shop around the mall and stopped by Bebe. I do not shop at Bebe for multiple reasons, one of them being fit. Everything is too tight and too short for me so I usually pass the store without giving it a thought. My friend Liz loves the store so we spent over an hour looking around. Sash and I stood around waiting and she saw the coat pictured above hanging on display and tried it on. Next thing you know I'm asking for it in my size. It fit great, even the arms were long enough! The coat runs around $260, which is a lot more than I would pay for a coat at Bebe but surprisingly, I was in their loyal shopper database so I got $50 off of my purchase which made it that much more desirable. Now I'm just waiting for it to get really cold outside!

After the mall we made it over to the Container Store where I had to, well, contain myself from buying everything there as well. I behaved and walked away with a handful of Christmas gifts and half a dozen ideas for other people. With time running out, Sash refused to leave Atlanta without boots so we spent the last hour at DSW where she walked out with three pairs of boots.

Overall it was a successful trip. Next time we have to make it to Loehman's and H&M and some local boutiques as well.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

crayon people

(photo by Diem Chau, found via ...and i like you)

More at Diem Chau.

Friday, November 20, 2009

post-it love

How sweet is this video?! I'm so happy I was able to find it again.

Does anyone know where I can find some cool Post-It notes?

hunting for color

(photo taken by me)

(image via color hunter)

In the process of designing a look/theme for this blog I am finding some really neat tools such as color generators. I've discovered Color Hunter and Color Palette Generator via Our Designed Life and haven't been able to stop uploading new photos for color palette ideas.

I have taken all of next week off and look forward to taking lots and lots of pictures, playing with Photoshop, designing this blog, reading, relaxing, and anything else that tickles my fancy.

Oh, and can't forget eating crazy amounts of food!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Etsy love: artLAB's Oversized Wool Wrap No.4 Charcoal Gray

(pictures via artLAB)
I am absolutely in love with artLAB's wool wrap! You can wear it as a scarf or as a wrap and because it's made out of wool it's bound to keep you warm on a cold winter night.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

diamond in the rough

(image via onestonenewyork)

I love love loooove this ring from One Stone New York. It's simple, it's rough, it's beautiful! This ring is definitely making it on my Holiday Wish List. And the earrings too...

Monday, November 9, 2009

under the weather

(found via we heart it)

I don't know if it was something I ate or an allergic reaction to aspirin but I've been hugging Mr. Toilet all day. Not exactly my idea of fun. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to eat more than just saltine crackers. One can only hope.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

back to life

I've brought in the Queen City back to life but keeping the Pavot Bleu content. New content, graphics, etc coming soon (if I can ever get a day off).