Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fem.

My new goal is to put up at least one blog post per week. We'll see how I do, won't we?

Every spring I find myself getting giddy at really pretty, feminine interiors. They aren't necessarily designs I would have in my own home (mainly because of that whole "Joseph" thing), but they still make my heart go all pitter-patter, and I find myself figuring out ways to fem up my space without going totally overboard.

This season's inspirations:

Elle Decor


Lonny

Elle Decor


Houzz


Houzz. Not sure why those little green tags are showing up...


Lonny

To feminize a space co-habited by a dude, I've found the best thing is to just add a few sprightly throw pillows or flower arrangements, but who knows? Maybe I'll paint the dining room pink tomorrow just to see what happens.

Stay tuned!


Friday, March 15, 2013

New-trals.

I would just like to point out that when I said yesterday that I only got out of my neutral rut by losing weight, I in no way meant that you had to lose weight to wear colors! I really hope it didn't come off like that; I started thinking about it and worrying it might've. I want EVERYONE to be jazzy; my weight gain just happened to be the reason that I personally was in a battle against color. My sister has pretty much the best body around, and she was in a neutral rut for years, too. So there!

Anyhow, I do know that some people have the pendulum swung the entire other way and could use a bit more of the "boring" spectrum in their closet. Thus, my suggestions for cool-arse neutrals you need to scoop up.


New Neutrals.



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jazzy.

I may be too busy to blog regularly, but I'm never too busy to shop. And I've really been trying to step outside my comfort zone a tiny bit with what I wear; maybe wear colorful shoes when I do black top and jeans, or a cardigan with a pattern instead of a solid. I know, I know: really small changes, and nothing in particular to write home about, but still. For instance, today I put on a black shirt and black jeggings, and instead of my usual black cardigan and pumps I went crazy with chartreuse:


and a polka dot pump:


Well, more specifically, two polka dot pumps.

I was pretty good about stepping outside my comfort zone when I was about 16-20, but then I gained 40 pounds (15 of which I needed to gain, admittedly) and any confidence I had went straight out the window. I still bought some nice pieces, but they were all black and cut in a way so as to camouflage pretty much anything and everything (minus chubby cheeks).

At any rate, as the pounds started dropping off, my closet started to get more and more fun. I started embracing colors that I never would have worn before, like coral!

bonus: Jane!

And even (gasp!) PATTERNS:

Purple paisley people eater.

While I would love to say I've gone full man repeller, I am not that cool or adventurous quite yet.  But if you're stuck in an all grey/black/brown/olive wardrobe and looking for a change, spring is definitely the time to do so! Below, my picks for adding some spice to your closet (don't worry, nothing is too crazy. Maybe in 2014):



Jazz it up!




Tomorrow, my picks for jazzing up a wardrobe that needs MORE neutrals!
xoxo