Holiday Sparkle

November 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

Happy Holidays! I love sparkle and festive attitude we add to our repetoire at the holidays. Hope you do too!

1. purse found on Polyvore.

2.floating candles and glitter from Pinterest.

3. dress from StyleCaster.

4. envelopes on Etsy.

5. Sequin dress, ‘glamp’, at Coco+Kelley.

6. Paper on Habitually Chic.

7. DIY glitter feathers from Ryan, Michelle, and Ellie Mae.

8. Nails found on Pinterest.

9. Shoes from Madewell.

Happy Friday! Enjoy your holiday weather and warm up with some Sparkle!

xo,

Liv

Congratulations Carrie!

November 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

My big sister is engaged to the man of her dreams and I couldn’t be happier for her! Hope you all love this classic look!

xo, Liv

4 Things

November 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

This week’s ‘4 Things’ goes back to my blog roll call for some real faves from the last few weeks. Hope you’re feeling as refreshed from a good holiday as I do!

via Coco + Kelley. I love a well-done fireplace. This little nook is too cute.

Laquered box via Design Sponge.

via Ideas y Estilos. I want a loft so badly, I’m going to be that crazy building them from scratch in the suburbs… So good looking. I highly recommend following the link for lots of great pics!

Sculpture of recycled magazines via Yunwoo Choi Studio. (and actually via my friend, Abby’s facebook).

Pullover Sweaters

November 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I went through my sweater chest this weekend and realized that out of about 15/20 sweaters, only 3 are not cardigans! And those are the three that I wear all the time. So, I’ve found some lovely closed sweaters on Polyvore that I thought I’d share with you all.

This one, by Allsaints Spitalfields is probably my favorite. Neutral goes with everything, the center hem does wonders for flattering any figure, and $225 for a beautifully designed 100% cashmere sweater is a good deal!

 

This one is hip and goes with a lot. Artsy enough to set you apart, but not so overdesigned to make you look lost in a 20-year-old hipster identity crisis. (ha…) By Karl.

 

This sweater by House of Dagmar has some color to make you pop when you’re lovin the sun regardless of snow/wind/cold. Perfect for a sunny vacation day in Colorado or Fridays in the city!

 

To start and end on basically the same sweater might seem like I’m telling you what to wear. And I am. If your wallet’s not feeling the 100% cashmere from Allsaints Spitalfields, this sweater by French Connection is $138 with the same basic flattering look.

Hopefully everyone wants to jump into one of these cozy treats because it’s time for Thanksgiving Vacation!! Wahoo!

xo,

Liv

4 Things

November 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

I like installing on one wall and leaving the others empty. It packs more of a punch than 3′ high shelving all the way around – and is more interesting.

The twisted siding around the framing of that room is awesome!

We dont think about exterior color enough (unless you work for the Historical Preservation Commission, in which case you have regulated attention to colors for the exterior of homes – no judgement.) I like dark colors for a lot of practical reasons, but mostly they have a rich feel to them.

 

Love this piece of artwork. No idea where it’s from!

A Structured Black Bag

November 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

Finding a lovely black bag is understatedly difficult. Here are a few options I found at different price points. Full-disclosure, I think I like them incrementally more as the price point goes up, which is an unfair way of the world sometimes!

Cole Haan, Linely Structured Satchel, $298.

Alexander Wang, Emile Small Dome Bag, $895

Chloe, Padlock Bag, $1625

YSL, Cabas Chyc Leather Tote, $2,450.

Happy Friday!

xo, Liv

3D Photobooth Exhibition

November 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

I came across this post on glossyinc.com.  I LOVE this. Not only is this artistically genius, it took an impressive amount of technical know-how. I’ve been coveting a 3D printer since my first year at RISD when I found out they exist and are not some sci-fi 90’s fiction. And who doesn’t want to replicate themselves in miniature?

 

This exhibition will be at Eye of Gyre in Harajuku, Japan November 24-January 14.

“Japanese company Omote 3D have designed a system that reproduces personal detailed miniature action figures, ranging from 10 to 20 centimetres in height. To create your mini me, users must remain still for 15 minutes, while a three-dimensional camera and printer to process and scan you and capture your data. From what I can tell, the site is in Japanese, the price ranges from 16,000 yen to 84,000 Yen – or roughly 200-1050 USD.” –Glossyinc

DIY White Bead & Pewter Necklace

November 7, 2012 § 1 Comment

This necklace was inspired by my purchase of a few strands of African beads when a local dealer visited my work a couple months back. I bought a few strands and wanted to go metalic with these gorgeous carved beads.

I used my strands of beads, some ‘Pewter’ metallic thread from JoAnn Fabrics, and my sewing kit!

Thread your needle, and pop on as many beads as you want. How cute are these fishscale-style ones?

Once you have your whole strand on, even out the beads, double check the drop on your neck and…

Tie a series of hitch knots (or pretzel knots if you have no idea what that is!).

Voila! Get your Christmas presents done with a fun weekend activity!

November 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Love!

seattleinspired

Yes, electric components can create this.

(via)

xx,

Valentina

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