Tuesday, February 8, 2011


It's almost Valentine's Day... some love it, a lot of people hate it. I'm not too opinionated about this certain Hallmark holiday, but I do love one thing that comes along with it...lingerie. Whether you're happily married, dating, single, or maybe it's complicated, don't you just feel prettier when you're sporting a cute pair of panties?? Even if you're the only one who sees them?? You know you do, sassy pants.

Anyway, I came across the Frou Frou Fashionista blog while reading the lovely Rue magazine the other day, and just had to help spread the good word. Mother/daughter team Gail and Alison Rubke opened Faire Frou Frou in 2005, and I'm a little jealous. I would looove to own a boutique filled to the brim with lacy, silky, girly pieces. Take a peek at one of their rompers below, paired with some more v-day inspired lovelies.

Clockwise beginning with super-cute romper: {faire frou frou by Stella McCartney}, {chaise lounge from Urban Outfitters}, {Perrier Jouet via elitechoice.org}, {champagne glass from anthropologie.com}, {cocktail ring from Betsey Johnson)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Can't stop thinking about....

DIY headboards. I've been wanting to tackle one since I found this DIY not long after we moved into our home, last spring. Time to get on it.

This color board has been sitting in my "bedroom inspiration" file for a while now. I of course lean toward these neutral colors, but all of those textures and patterns make it interesting and lovely. And the wallpaper headboard? So crafty.

I really like the shape of this one, and the nail head trim. I've heard that stapling the fabric to the back while working around lots of curves can be the hardest part, so this seems less intimidating.

And this is the fabric I stumbled across last night. I like the modern ikat look, but the colors (or lack of) give it that rustic feel that I love. It is $49/yard on-line, but the upholstry fabric at Joann's is always on sale in store. Might try to fanagle a better price out of them in person.

Have a great weekend!