Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Flavor of the week

Don't we all deserve a flavor of the week? Mine just happens to be in closet formation. Endless amounts of shoes. Glamour girl chandy. A rug that could kill. Yes and yes please. I will leave you with this to ponder for the day. Don't worry. It will cloud your every thought as it did for me.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Last Minute Gifts Under $50

Do you all procrastinate like none other, such as yours truly? I know, I know. It is the worst, but I find that I do better under the gun. The only issue is I cannot stand being around or near a mall at this juncture in the holiday season. You feel? Get these amazing last minute gifts for under $50 bones. I can assure you, the recipient will not regret your straggler tendencies. This is where delaying pays off. Get it. Get it all. 

Get it: Mug/Earrings/Monogrammed pouch/frame/Tea Set/Fur Wine Bag/Ring holder/Necklace/Perfume/Hat

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Let your abode get its holiday on

So as I am pinteresting from my heated bed, I came across this amazingly decorated home here. This is what I call getting your holiday on. If I ever muster up the energy to put a tree up again, it will be hot pink. That is a promise. Just try and tell me you don't love this set up. Happy weekend my darlings. 



Monday, December 9, 2013

Dress the Mantle

Ummm hello? Anyone here? I am happy to report that I am back in action. Hallelujah. Rejoice and be glad. I know I have missed the boat on helping you decorate your space for the holidays, shame on me. But I am making up for lost time and we are going to be doing a crash course on the holidays. Procrastination has ALWAYS been my forte, so why not pass it along to you love muffins?

So I have to tell you, my favorite part of holiday decor always happens to be the mantle. Why you ask? Can't tell you. You're not old enough. But seriously, I feel there are so many ways you can mix it up to make it your very own. Go super traditional with reds, greens, Christmas plaid and fresh greenery. Or funk it up with non traditional elements such as a monochromatic color scheme by layering books and other fitting items. Get your mantle on. 





As you all know, I have champagne taste on a PBR budget. I mean why ever pay more? Target is my go to for holiday decor. A little of this, a little of that and next thing you know, your mantle is ready to roll. 






Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of  the opinions or positions of Target.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

to & from Gift Guide

Hey y'all! So much has changed since we last saw each other. I have a mullet now, I gave up Sauvignon Blanc and wear brass knuckles. Just. Kidding. So I know I am late in the game and you have seen a bazillion gift guides, but I am a part of the amazing to & from gift guide. Check it. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Taking a breather

My loveliest of ladies. I know you all have been wondering where the hell I have been. Honestly? I needed to take 5. I have been burning both sides of the candle for some time now between balancing my career, my design business, my blog, traveling, renovating my house and managing a social life. Something had to give. I felt like I was going a million miles a minute with no relief. Ever. So for once, I have decided that taking a breather is in order. Do not fret. I will be back when I feel like blogging is not a chore. I was starting to feel like my posts were on auto pilot and the content was mediocre and stale. This break will mean having me come back fresh to death and better than ever. I will see you gals after the Thanksgiving Holiday. Love you. Mean it. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An Eclectic Autumnal Tablescape

Yellow my darlings. You know what I realized? I realized I have not directed you in the way of a tablescape in a very long hot minute. What has gotten into me? Of course I cannot do anything conventionally, it has to be a collected, pattern mixing and eclectic table. That is for certain. Bold prints, mixing metals...you name it, I am on it. Just look at these fabulously eclectic autumnal examples. 

You feel me? Mix it up for a welcomed departure from the traditional Thanksgiving decor. 



Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of  the opinions or positions of Target.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Funday?

I know. Monday Funday? Blasphemy. Although I gained an hour this weekend, I am still muy tired. I know. So greedy. So I leave you with this, this Monday morning. This amazingly eclectic and over the top bathroom. Most would say all of these materials did not stand a chance together. I say absolutely. Whatchu think? Someone has a case of the Mondays...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall: It is ALL about the brass

So I have to be real. As the fall season rolls around, I tend to scramble a bit because warm neutral colors do not EXACTLY fit into my bold lifestyle. My fix? It is ALL about the brass. Brass is a material that adds both glam and warmth to any space. To warm up my living area I added an agate accent table and some major brass accessories. I mean if implementing a piece with a natural material such as a jewel toned agate doesn't take you immediately to fall and nature, I don't know what will. Get your sass on with the brass on. 

Brass tapers: Target
Bowl: Similar


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of  the opinions or positions of Target.

Sally King Benedict Pop-Up Shop for Furbish

Oh folks. It is here. The day we have ALL been waiting for, and we didn't even know we were. The lovely and talented Sally King Benedict now has a pop up shop at THE Furbish. It is the first time she's offered prints of her work, and they're really amazing and most importantly, affordable. You know me. Champagne taste on a Natty Light budget. Just some that I cannot live this life without...


Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Musings: A little of this, a little of that

Seriously ladies? Monday? I know I am supposed to be inspirational and pump you up for the week but I have to be real honest with you here. Mondays blow. Amirite? Lawd help us. So what I am digging this dark and cold Monday morning is a bright aesthetic centered around the most amazing piece of art I discovered from my girl Tobe. She talked about Emma Gale here and ever since then, I am totally obsessing over the unusual pieces. Need it. Love it. Want it. Whatchu think? I would die to walk in my home everyday to this little set up. 


Get it: ArtCredenza / Lamps / Rug / Chair

Saturday, October 26, 2013

S+S Yard Sale: Authentic Dhurrie Rug for Sale

Ok. Not really. Anyway, in my family yard sale means losing your skis and everything else while eating it down the mountain while skiing. I digress. Selling this lovely authentic dhurrie rug seen in my home office for $250. Serious steal y'all. 68"x96" magenta and pink coloring. Email me at [email protected] if you are interested. I will ship but prefer a KC buyer. Have at it, ladies!
SOLD


Friday, October 25, 2013

Plum Pretty Sugar Giveaway

Y'all! I mean it has been a very hot minute since you have been spoiled. I am aware. I know. I am sorry. How dare I? But I am here to make up for all of that and then some. So Plum Pretty Sugar the home of all of the most beautiful and unique robes and sleepwear has decided to adorn one lucky S+S reader with their Pink Love Poppy Robe. Oooohh and ahhhh. Just feast your eyes on this, gals.

So let's do the damn thing. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also for y'all's information, the Plum Pretty Sugar Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Love and Awareness is currently happening. With any purchase of an item in our Pink Love Poppy print, clients will receive free domestic standard shipping and 10% of their purchase will be donated to the For the Cure Foundation. Great cause. Great style. Win. Win. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tory Burch Home

I mean what is going on people?!?! This is like cats living with dogs. Mass hysteria. Well, no. Not actually. It was an organic transition for Miss Tory Burch bringing her style into homes. Count it. Needlepoint pillows, lucite objects and brass trinkets. You know I am ALL over this collection. The design gods must be listening to my wishes. 









All images from Tory Burch Blog

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Get back to nature

So there is absolutely no denying it, fall is here. Booyah. I am talking neutrals, organic materials and the autumnal palette we all adore. To autumnize my space I look for natural materials such as stones, woods and furs that take you back to nature. They give that cozy and homey aesthetic that screams fall. Also on the list? Gold baby. Solid gold. Add a splash of brass to table setting or shelf and you have instant autumn glam. Do not forget the warm palette of orange, oxblood, ambers and teals. And voila! You have an enviable fall space. Get it. 


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of  the opinions or positions of Target.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Musings: Convex Mirrors

Good morning my lovely ladies. I have missed you so. Sorry for the unexpected radio silence last week. I have a lot of stuff going on with my 9-5 and I needed a little break. Forgive? I have a feeling that today will resemble just another one of those manic Monday's, a la the Bangles.

So I will be honest. In just about every S+S design, I try to incorporate a mirror of some sort. Whether it be a focal point of the space or a space filler on a wall, I feel it is a necessary piece for any room. And let's be real, not only are they chic, but they provide function. We all know that all of my designs are about functionality. I know there is dead silence out there on this one. The particular mirror that I am currently feeling would be the convex. Ooooohhh and ahhhhh. Talk about a peculiar shape and reflection that results from these bad boys. Gone are the days that these are used strictly for security purposes. They are chic. 













 
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