ladylike

Lately I’ve been finding myself surrounded by ultra-girly things…and loving it…

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On my dresser: A framed drawing of my favorite flower (a pink peony) done by my Valentine, making friends with a colorful new necklace.

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By my window: A set of Parisian Rifle Paper Co. cards I’ve been eyeing for quite some time- gifted to me by the roommie for my birthday.  I plan to frame and hang those bad boys as soon as I get some free time…

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In the porcelain dish: My current daytime ring collection (that teeny Catbird memory ring is a new addition!).

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On my nightstand: A stack of stylish books, two of them birthday gifts from friends who know me oh so well.

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On my fingers:  Last week’s funky manicure.  Hashtag confused ring finger.

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On my dining room table: A pretty bouquet of pale pink birthday roses from the boyfriend.  I’m a lucky girl :)

On deck for tomorrow: The return of Sandra Jennings to the FBP studios and some major Agon work.  Oh, and more of Viktor Plotnikov’s Orchis. Happy Weekend! xx

Spring Forward

MSGM / Pre-Fall 2012

It’s that time of year again!  Last night we switched over our clocks (unless you’re like me, and never “fell back” in the fall, then your clocks are finally caught up!), and lost a whole hour in the day.  I suppose this is a fair enough exchange for the entire bonus day we got at the end of the month (February 29- leap year woo!).  Either way, I’m taking Mother Nautre’s newest hour-snatching as a sign to get out there and gobble up the first signs of Spring.  I’m off to a day of antiquing, manicures, and sunshine.  In the meantime, I’ll be lusting over this ahhhdorable MSGM bubble mini (above) and I will leave you with these words of wisdom:

xo

Candy Nails

I absolutely love getting a manicure.  Every time I leave the nail salon, my hands feel undeniably pampered, soft and fresh, and carefully coated nails can brighten even the saddest of days.  But I often find myself staring at the tower of polishes, hopelessly unable to decide on a color.  Turns out I’m not the only one with this dilemma- enter the ombré nail.  Bright, chic, unique.  Aaaaand you don’t have to settle on one shade!  I think I’m sold…can’t wait to try this out!

Mirror, Mirror

Mirrored, metallic nails are popping up everywhere and I’m loving it!  A long time fan of metallic nail polish (I’m rocking OPI’s Glitzerland as we speak), I am thrilled to know there is now a way to turn my nails into teeny little mini-mirrors.  Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate the simplicity of choosing Ballet Slippers and the chicness of Wicked, but I think The Jetsons, Snow White’s evil stepmother and the Tinman from The Wizard of Oz would all approve of the new reflective laquer.

Soooo friends what do you think?  Love it?  Hate it?  Think it looks like the start of tin foil gloves?  Do tell!

 (And by the way yes, I am aware of the fact that my super convincing argument in favor of the extremely shiny nail trend includes only fictional characters……..what’s that?  You mean you’re not convinced that mirrored nails are the best thing since waterproof mascara?!  If the tinman had a heart it would be breaking right now.)