Friday, October 26, 2012

rainbow locks

so everyone who knows me understands that color is my thing. when I saw this image in bazaar magazine, I nearly died. colorful hair=permanent color statement. I wish I had the guts to do this slash I constantly think about making a daily statement like this...thoughts?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

{real} golden nails

behold, nail polish with 18K gold flakes. 

while reading the november issue of bazaar magazine, I came across an advertisement for this OPI nail polish. I was immediately excited. two of my great loves, jewelry and nail polish, were combining forces. and at a $30 price tag (gold is currently about $1,720 an ounce), what's not to love. you can guarantee I will be adding this to my nail polish collection very soon! and I totally plan to pair it with my gold marilyn necklace for holiday parties.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

how to wear the silver marilyn

the other day while I was browsing through images on pinterest, I came across a photo of a woman wearing a big sparkly necklace with a printed tee shirt. I loved the look and have started wearing my marilyn necklace with printed tee shirts for a casual chic look.

1. katie bartels marilyn necklace in silver // 2. great gatsby tee // 3. essie nail polish in orange, it's obvious // 4. j brand 901 low-rise waxed leggings-style jeans // 5. rachel roy gardner heels in black patent

Friday, October 12, 2012

interior inspiration

I have always been obsessed with interior design. when I was seven years old I sketched out my dream apartment. my aesthetic has changed a bit since I was seven, but my desire to have lots of color in my home remains. 

this fall I have been taking an interior design class at the school of interior design in nyc and our final project is to design a one bedroom apartment. over the next few posts I will share the details of my apartment design, starting with the dining room. 

the dining room is inspired by my recent trip to india. I've contrasted classic wood furniture from crate and barrel with bold prints from madeline weinrib. and of course a statement chandelier and bright blue paint on the ceiling. 

pillows: madeline weinrib // chair: crate & barrel

chandelier: furbish // table: crate and barrel // paint: sherwin williams // chest: crate and barrel

Thursday, October 11, 2012

inspired iphone case

several weeks ago I entered the uncommon fall inspiration iphone case design contest and submitted my fall inspiration board. I was incredibly excited when I heard I was picked as one of the six winners and that the uncommon team was going to design an iphone case based upon my inspiration board. the iphone case just became available online and I love the colors and geometry the uncommon team used in the case!

"desert floral" iphone case inspired by my fall inspiration board

my fall inspiration board

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

clothing and sparkle: the jenna necklace

obsessed with boyfriend jeans these days

chanel tote // prada shoes

wore this outfit to drinks at the highlander with 
Tracy of The Right Shoes (who took all of the photos) 

Friday, October 5, 2012

paris fashion week favorites

stripes and shimmer at christian dior

a hint of lilac at christian dior

an amazing pearl dress at chanel

ruffles and plaid at dries van noten

navy at lanvin

magenta polka dots at nina ricci

loving the all navy look at nina ricci

a pop of orange at christian dior

statement coat at monclear

 valentino never disappoints with red dresses

adore this marigold and taupe combination at chloe 

love a peony pink and tomato red pairing (christian dior)

cape! (saint laurent)

the perfect green leather pants at akris

fabulous coat at akris

comfy and sophisticated at andrew gn

orange and ethereal at cacharel

neon pattern at elie saab

pattern mixing at dries van noten