This little message has been in my head ever since reading it on Pinterest (the source of all wise words, right?) the other day. It’s true. It’s about pushing ourselves, going somewhere new, ignoring traditional boundaries, that we find greatness in the moment, and in ourselves. Before 2014 starts to pass me by — I mean how is it March tomorrow?! — I plan to take a step back, evaluate, so I can take the next steps to ensure I’m putting myself out there for great things. Happy Friday, guys! Enjoy the weekend.
brown snakeskin // mary jane // fuchsia // hole punched // black d’orsay // bow-tie back // leopard (ordered!) // striped d’orsay
left: stars // silver // right: grey // cobalt ballerina (comes in 11 colors)
Remember my confession on Monday that I’m really a flats girl? Ok, cats out of the bag, so now I’m back to share my current favorites. The d’orsay style (where the front and the back are not connected) is huge right now; however my advice is put it on your foot to see if it’s flattering. I like options with a bit more exposed skin or a v-shape by the toes.
In terms of wear, consider your pointed-toe flats a perfect alternative to heels or rounded toe flats. They’re impossibly chic, classic, and promise they’re comfortable (at least the right pair is!). And, like I said Monday: don’t worry if your foot is on the bigger size. I’m 5’3 and wear a size 9, and don’t have any issues. There are hundreds of black options but couldn’t resist sharing a few other favorites (ps: just ordered the leopard pair; I’ve been debating them for months and months and finally went for it. Every girl needs a pair of leopard, flats, right?)
Bar carts are having a moment when it comes to interior design. While I’m the most ‘average gal’ out there when it comes to decorating, my love affair for blogs convinced me that we needed a bar cart in our home, despite having two children under 5, being clumsy and not really having a dedicated space to put it. Catch this recent post loaded up with bar cart inspiration? Yeah, such good ideas! So, when I saw this cart for under $130, it had to be mine. Luckily, it fits perfectly in a dining room nook. While it’s just jazzed up for now since we haven’t had any big dinners, it’s really the perfect spot for anything — from water pitcher, overflow from your table, or even cookbooks, flowers or picture frames — to the more traditional storing liquor, wine and glassware.
Be creative with its uses; it’s really just a table on wheels, and check out after the jump more ways to style this specific one (love the DIY one where she refinished it).
bar cart // nate berkus plates // target ‘cheers’ glasses, shaker and urchin // three fav cookbooks: it’s all good, worth tasting, barefoot contessa // jewelry box (used as storage)
And, four more ways to style the same bar cart:
clockwise: 1, 2, 3, 4
A few months ago I was talking to one of Inner Circle’s contacts at Target when I off-handedly made a comment about how its home line, Threshold, pretty much rocks my world. While I’m totally lost when it comes to design and decorating, all of a sudden Target took me from browsing past its home aisles with pretty much total disregard, to completely causing me lake work nights a result of my two-hour procrastination debating lights, pillows, frames, baskets and other accessories (I mean how great are these mirrors, below?).
Upon my love affair mention, the folks at Target generously offered to connect me with Tim Kehoe, associate design director brand management + trend — basically, he leads the teams that bring designs to life and also is involved with creating the conceptual designs. I must confess this interview was done months and months ago, and while it’s taken me forever to get it to you (mostly because of our cute little baby boy!), so much of what he says resonates with me on a regular basis. Excited to bring his expert design insight, some of our Threshold favorites, and tomorrow, how I decorated my Threshold bar cart. Shall we begin?
TAGG: Tell me about the Threshold line. Why/when did Target to create this collection? I recognize Target has stepped it up in a major way with home, and Threshold, along with Nate and other lines, are a true testament how people of all income levels are heading to Target for quality, on-trend pieces. Keep Reading —>>