Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wellness Kick

This is my first ever post on wellness, but now that I'm in a fitness and health food kick you might be seeing more and more! I'll give you a little background as to why this summer has become centered on healthy eating and fitness. I don't know about any of you but I have always had very little energy throughout the day... I require about 9-10 hours of sleep a night (nearly impossible in college) and still wake up feeling tired. I've always been a healthy eater, I don't really like sweets, and desserts and eat a lot of fruits and veggies but lately I have made a complete food transformation in the sense that I've increased the amount of fruit and veggies by a lot! Yesterday alone I had... 

And what I've realized is that even though I am eating more frequently because the fruits and veggies don't fill me up as much as snack foods, I have more energy throughout the day and in addition am getting many more nutrients and minerals naturally! I've also been running occasionally, doing laps in the pool and working out at home (crunches, push ups, russian crunches).The next big step is to increase the amount of water that I drink... I've never been one to carry around a water bottle with me everywhere. Do any of you have any good ideas that might help? 

Maybe some of these cute water bottles might help my cause! 

Enjoy the beautiful weather! xox

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Beach House Bedrooms

How lovely are these beach house bedrooms? I love the mixing of navy and turquoise with orange, green and yellow... so nautical and airy at the same time! Which one is your favorite? 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tory Burch Southampton Estate

When I came across Tory Burch's Southampton Estate a couple of months ago in Vogue I couldn't help but fall in love with the eclectic style of her home, just like that of her stores. Her home is filled with old and new pieces and neutrals and colors... the perfect balance of everything! 

The walls flow right into the curtain fabric... stunning!

In addition to falling in love with her beautiful home, I couldn't help but go crazy over her hedgehog inspired clothing... after making all of my backgrounds on my computer, phone and iPad in this adorable downloadable design I couldn't help but add this shirt to my wardrobe. 

The little hedgehog is adorable! 

I also loved this tunic! 

Monday, May 28, 2012

This Weekend Via Instagram

Happy Memorial Day! First off thank you to all of the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces.

This weekend has been filled with family, friends and good food! I helped garden on Saturday and went out to dinner with my family, spent Sunday morning with my grandparents, went shopping in the afternoon and went out to dinner with friends, and spent the day today soaking up the sun sitting by the pool! I got more burnt than tan... lobster-esque!  

Long Island Sound

Love this Equestrian Wall!


By the pool today... Homemade Iced Tea Lemonade, and a great book! 


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Memorial Day weekend! It seems as though the weather is going to hold out to allow for some gardening, sitting by the pool and some time spent with family and friends. I came across this fabulous, red, white and blue ensemble that I thought was perfect inspiration for Memorial Day weekend. 

Enjoy! xox

Friday, May 25, 2012

This Week's Recap

I know I haven't done a full week recap in a really long time and since today is a semi-day off, I figured I'd take some time to write one. This week was filled with a lot of laughs, hard work and was very productive despite what this post may share.

My parents got home from Puerto Rico Sunday night/ Monday morning after 5 days of me babysitting my sister and pooch. My mom and I got right to work on Monday morning (I guess you could say I am her newest employee) organizing, ordering fabrics and wallpapers and keeping client projects moving along. We had to run and do some errands, like pick out a rug for her client (funny story coming about it) and went to another store and found these awesome plates...
I also found out that another one of my friend's from school is coming to Rome with me! I can't wait... we've been planning our weekend trips just about every day this week. We were thinking Amalfi Coast and Capri one weekend. Have any of you been? 

We got a lot of shopping done for more of my mom's clients and then went to the main house to try out the rug from Monday's excursion my mom and I had a Lucy and Ethel moment. We wanted to see how the rug would work color wise in the house and decided that carrying a rug that weighed nearly as much as our combined weights, through the rain, would be a smart idea. We got the rug inside with little problem but once we unrolled it, there was no way that we could get the packaging back the way they had it and therefore getting it outside became a monstrous issue. After dragging it through the main floor of the house we had to pick it up and carry it up the stairs outside, through the pouring rain. Only the two of us would think about carrying this $9000 in this way, and we were laughing so hard it took us forever to get it to the car! So you could say it might have gotten a little moldy from our excursion! 
Lucy and Ethel Moment

We had a Bethenny Frankel moment... my mom has a studio room in our house where all of her wallpaper, fabrics and design stuff is stored and when my mom's other employee came in for the day the three of us were crammed in this room trying to work. With the dog of course... just like Cookie from Bethenny Ever After! The afternoon consisted of some more antique shopping and then I finally broke down and went for a run around the block. It felt good to get back into some working out this week along with eating my refreshing foods I have had much more energy! 

Yesterday I was the assistant at one of my mom's painting jobs. Another highly productive and successful day that ended with a walk with the dog (I've been trying to take him every day) and a trip to the library to get some new books! I can't wait to start reading today... hopefully by the pool with some sun thought!
Here is the view from the house that we were painting at... right on the water!

A lot to read! 

Today is going to be a much more relaxing day. I have to return the rug today and then I am going to curl up under a blanket by the pool and read until about lunch time when my mom and I are going out with some family friends. Should be a great day leading up to a fabulous weekend! 

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!! xox

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Right On Point... Peplum

This season has been all about color, pattern and Peplum! I love how fun and feminine the peplum design is and couldn't help but be inspired to put a peplum dress on my own wish list. 

Kate Middleton looks beautiful in this nude colored
peplum dress with fabulous accent details.

I love this combination... fun and floral!

Color blocking and Peplum... Emma Stone Peplum Perfection.

Peplum in simple colors mixed with florals!

Polka- Dot Peplum

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fashion Inspiration A La lauren Conrad

It's time for another update on one of my favorite fashion gals... Lauren Conrad. What I like most about her style is that she has the casual/ comfy look mastered and still adds some sophistication to make her outfit complete! I'd love to hear about some of your fashion guru's and why! 

Stripes and cheetah print!

Sophisticated black outfit with a pop of aqua.

Love this tunic! 

Have a wonderful afternoon! xo

Monday, May 21, 2012

Quote For the Week

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is having a productive Monday. I thought the best way to start of this rainy week is with a fabulous quote by none other than Oprah herself. Surrounding oneself with positive, open minded and genuinely passionate people is not only enriching and rejuvenating but will ultimately motivate you to be the best person you can be. Enjoy! xo

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Just wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!
 I just went shopping with my sister and now I'm off to soak up the sun. 

Enjoy!  xox

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fashion Inspiration A La Olivia Palermo

I've always loved the way Olivia Palermo can mix classic and eclectic, dressy and casual and sophisticated and sassy pieces all at the same time. There is an effortlessness that she brings to the fashion world that is admirable. 
She has an amazing eye for style and she is certainly one of my fashion icons to date. 

Color, pattern and texture!

Stripes on  Stripes

Effortless Style

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Equine Interiors

When I was going through the antique centers with my mom the other day I couldn't help but be drawn to the equine pieces... horse photographs, figurines and much more. I've posted before on equestrian details but I thought I would give you guys another glimpse into what my house might look like one day with all the equine details.

What a lovely office... all the right details! 

I love the warm feel of this room.

It's all in the details.

I love this little nook.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Geometric Walls

I came across these geometric, fabulous wall coverings on Pinterest and couldn't help but dream about them in my house one day! 


How adorable would this be a in mudroom!

Back hallways perhaps...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sweet Lemon Magazine

The new Sweet Lemon Magazine is out and I have already read it over three times! Here are a few of my favorite pages... go over to SweetLemonMagazine and check it out. 

The Weekender Section Was My Favorite!

Road Trip Styles Here We Come...