By Lauren on March 6, 2014
The weather in Austin has been so weird since we have been back. We had two days of warm 80 degree temps and then it dropped into the 30′s/40′s and has pretty much stayed put. Just because it is not quite spring yet does not mean we can’t bring some pastels into our every day wardrobe. I am ready to lighten up my look.
10. IPhone Case
11. Kate Spade Watch
By Lauren on March 5, 2014
Now that I am back in Texas I can finally visit the hair salon again. It has been way too long since I had my hair cut and colored and my roots are a growing and bangs a complete mess. I generally color my hair every 8 to 10 weeks and trim it each time since I am trying to grow it nice and long. I am planning to dye it dark brown again but maybe next time will go a tad redder for spring. Lately I have been so inspired by pastel colored hair. I love how it is so spring like and feminine and reminds me of the My Little Pony dolls I used to play with. As much as I would love to color my hair baby pink, the process would involve bleaching all of my hair first. I don’t want to put my hair through that process so I am admiring from a far.
By Lauren on March 4, 2014
After a week of driving across the country we are finally back in Austin Texas. I am so happy to be near our house which looks amazing by the way. Better and bigger then I expected. We have our closing date set for April 18th and are counting down the days till we can make the house ours and move on in. The only negative is the temporary apartment we are living in, which is a pit. It is definitely the second ugliest place we have ever lived in. But we have cable/DVR and internet so I am trying to look at life from the brighter side.
The weather in Austin has been crazy since we have been back. Friday and Saturday were beautiful with 70 and 80 degree temps. But once Sunday hit the temperature dropped to the high 20′s with freezing rain and high winds. And on went my sweaters and rain boots again which I thought would be left with the connecticut winter. I am dreaming for spring time, for being able to pack away my sweaters and winter jacket, wear my loafers, sandals, and ankle booties. To spend much more time outdoors going on a daily walk with Craig and cooking healthy meals at night. When I think of spring the first thing that pops into my head are pastel colors. I just love them because they are light and cheery and bring warmth and I think it is about time I start adding some of those colors to my wardrobe again.
The prettiest wall paper and matching blue hair.
Would love to add this rocking chair to our new study/library.
I have been having my fair share of ice cream since being back in Texas.
My inspiration for my home office/guest room. Light pink walls and a queen size bed.
Who could resist a vintage pale yellow rotary phone?
I wish my key board was mint green.
Would love to hang this photo of a 1950′s New York in the new house.
Such an unusual light fixture made from mason jars.
Hope your Tuesday is off to a great start.
By Lauren on February 27, 2014
As I am writing this post I am stuck indoors because of the blizzard outside. Our car is trapped and there is snow upon snow every where I look. As you are reading this I am hopefully somewhere near Austin since we are supposed to be moving into our new temporary apartment tomorrow. Yes, I planned and wrote ahead so I did not have to do any work on our road trip, score!
I am not much of a hat girl but after being inspired by so many beautiful hat loving women of yesteryear I am getting the itch. I think it is time to add some new ones to my closet. I don’t want to be that girl who only wears a hat in the cold and the hot and lets not forget “bad hair day”. I would like to wear a hat for fun maybe once a week. A panama hat and floppy hat are calling my name this spring and summer. Preferably worn with a new pair of cat eye sunglasses.
5. Missoni Hat
By Lauren on February 26, 2014
I am by no means a hat person even though I would aspire to be one. I have a large head and have lots of trouble finding hats that fit. Especially if they are one size fits all. Those styles generally never fit my big head. Which is very frustrating because I love the way hats look on other women. They look so chic and fashion forward almost like they are not trying. I probably own no more then three hats made of straw from Target. The quaility of them is terrible and they loose their shape pretty quick but they shade me from the sun so I guess they are doing their job. I would love to add some vintage and higher quality hats to my wardrobe at some point. And not just save them for bad hair days.
I love the way women looked in hats in the 1930′s, 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s. So elegant, stylish, and beautiful. I think I need more of that in my life!
By Lauren on February 24, 2014
Craig and I love to collect art for our homes. I think we have lived in 9 different apartments in the almost 10 years we have been a couple. The size of our apartments has changed throughout the years. Sometimes bigger and sometimes smaller. But if we have four walls surrounding us they will be filled with art, always. We are by no means art snobs and don’t spend alot of money on it. We buy what we like and what we can afford. And truth be told alot of our prints come from art books. It is such an easy and inexpensive way to add some color to your walls.
Now that we are building a 2500 sq ft house I am beyond excited to fill our home with beautiful prints and photos. I would love to add a print or two by artist Yoni Alter. I randomly discovered Yoni on pinterest and was drawn to the city scape and bright colors of his work. They seem so 1960′s to me. The New York City and Austin prints are calling my name.
Happy Monday. Craig and I are on the open road with our kitties making our way back to Austin and hopefully leaving this cold winter weather behind.