Friday, October 24, 2014

make an entrance

-- 10 particularly stylish pieces from one kings lane to welcome into a chic entry --

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

a whole new world!

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exile in williamsburg

this is fascinating... the former president of georgia has exiled himself to williamsburg, brooklyn. he's really living his best life, in true hipster form - spending evenings on at the rooftop bar of the wythe hotel, riding his bike over the bridge, checking out smorgasburg by the river, wasting time in 'democratic' cafes, and frequenting the flea market in his prada sunglasseses.

saskashvili on his new neighbors: "they are hipsters," he said. "but they are still making tons of monday, and they live a pleasant lifestyle and make it in life. they are no longer a marginal part of society."

check out the article - it's full of amazing nuggets, like his affinity for pricey 'bite massages', his outfit suggestions for better selfies, and the fact that his eldest son broke the world record for speed typing on an iPad.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

behind the scenes

alina ended her florida trip with a visit to the hemingway house. see that cat!

i'm still drooling over my friend chastity's kitchen in charleston. that black crow studio wallpaper!

jessica's blue and white runneth over

leah spent a lovely weekend at atlantic beach. we really do have the prettiest beaches in nc.

tori got her slide on at the nc state fair last night

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

extra extra!

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easy outfit - sleeveless jacket

fall, especially in the south, is a great time to sport a sleeveless jacket. just warm enough to bundle up in on the way home when it's chilly, but cool enough to start the night out hot. i packed my isabel marant jacket for a trip to charleston last weekend, and it was the just the right choice for the breezy mornings and the late-night walk home.  i picked mine up at vermillion, here in raleigh, earlier in the season, but there are a few left online at barney's.  you can also get the look for less with this similar option from club monaco.

white can be done after memorial day - hey, when did i ever pay attention to rules? current and elliot's coated white jeans read winter white, and my anthro sweatshirt has proven to be a closet staple. i picked up the sunglasses from my favorite charleston boutique, hampden clothing - they're the 'new york' style, and i like them because the lenses are a bit more gray than opaque black.

black leather slip-ons are having a moment - i like that ash's version has a platform.  i'm so used to boots that being flat feels funny, so at least i get an inch or two with these.  i have the python version, but there are lots of options out there.

my buddy jane pope, and photos by gray benko

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

you can sit with us

i'm not asking you to start thinking about holiday tables, but i am.

we can ease into it, with this table setting i worked on at the at the school of styling.

my favorite are the brass gem objects.  it's so hard to find a little something to make the table special without overcommitting and becoming totally impractical, so i like that these are visually light, but still sculptural and shiny.  also great for a mantel, coffee table, or chic vignettes anywhere in the house, they can show up where you need them - the ultimate styling piece.

ginger jars are easy for centerpieces, especially a smaller one.  short enough to see over, classic, and quirky paired with unexpected blooms.   we'll be getting more in stock soon for the holidays.

gold flatware says you mean business.  period.

blue and white plates in graphic patterns are easy to collect - try west elm for the great dotted ones, we have some cute ones at furbish.  anthro too.  i always grab basic white plates at pier 1.

we know i love a tassel and a pom, so save them a seat at the table.  we have a great blue and white runner in the store, and i'm working on a christmas table situation that's going to include this guy.  think more ginger jars, quirky neon grandma florals, pink and red striped candles and staffordshire dogs for everyone.

i think crystal keeps the situation from feeling too trendy.  it says you haven't completely lost your mind.

it's what i do.  you should too!

photos by emily march

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

rita konig: delight in the details

from her manhattan apartment shot for the selby

Monday, October 13, 2014

closet cravings

1 - james perse raglan dress revolve clothing / 2 - crop sweatshirt madewell / 3 - current/elliot rigig fling jeans shopbop / 4 - jodie quilted slip ons shopbop / 5 - heartbeat bangle bracelet - shopbop / 6 - adelaide tassel necklaces furbish / 7 - santa fe fringe jacket revolve / 8 - mckinley printed weekender sole society / 9 - elephant bag charm furbish

and did you wake up this morning feeling a little bit like discovering?  well that's b/c it's columbus day - so you can save 30% off all fall styles at madewell with code OHFALL (consider snagging these, this or these)

also, shopbop is having 25% off everything! for the next 3 days - friends and family!

Friday, October 10, 2014

i just bought a keurig for the office!  things are really shaping up.

i'm afraid i look like keith urban, however.

do you follow the fat jewish on instagram?  you should

i'm liking liz's coat - you can get it here at intermix

are you coming to hang with erin monday night at the shop?  her book really is fun, and a cute small size.

this - it's magic.  available from here

this pillow situation from a betsy burnham project tickles me.

these drapes we installed in a dining room also tickle me.

and this is how major rides (on) rowdy in the car.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


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