Photos From Lately

Re-organizing and updating my desk top from high school into a little getting ready area

Close up of my re-organized desk top

Found my old paint palette and think it would look great hung on the wall!

A new light weight scarf for summer in my favorite color combination, pink and orange!

I don't know about you, but I find it VERY hard to throw away magazines, these issues from 2002 that I found in my old closet may be even too old for me to hold onto though haha

My mom just surprised me with these lovelies from a recent Friday Faves post! The major bonus of having a blog, your friends and family have an automatic wish list for you! (sorry my feet look so boney and scary haha)


In The Market For: Denim Jacket

If you had asked me a few years ago if I liked denim jackets, I would have thought you were crazy, but lately, Im feeling quite different about this staple! Originally I would view denim jackets as frumpy and out of date but now, words such as fashionable, laid back, and classic come to mind! My two favorite ways of wearing this look is either with a flowy feminine dress (see above on Reese Witherspoon or Emma Watson) or with black jeans/leggings and a comfy white tee (see above on Kourtney Kardashian)! Denim jackets can also still be worn in a very unflattering way though, for example, any kind of detailing like bedazling or patch work as well as I DESPISE denim on denim, no excuses! Below you will find some great options of denim jackets, no matter which type you are in the market for!



Ann Taylor Summer 2012 Accessories

I previewed Ann Taylor's Summer 2012 line in this post back in February and now finally its in stores! I am especially in love with their accessories right now! They are so unique and so not stereotypical office jewelry like you would expect from Ann Taylor! All the shades of emerald green and robins egg blue are gorgeous and would really spice up any outfit! Some of Ann Taylor's clothes are kind of expensive (because most are suiting pieces) but I find their jewelry to be very affordable, especially for how unique and show-stopping it all is! Im seriously considering buying ALL of the pieces shown above but if I had to pick one, I would scoop up that beautiful emerald green cuff!!


In The Market For: Lip Stain Markers

Growing up, I was never all that into makeup, I usually stuck to coverup and mascara and thats about it! But the past couple years, I have grown to love getting all dolled up and trying new makeup products! Maybe its because I went to school in the south or just because Im getting older now, but I thoroughly enjoy doing my makeup! When it comes to summer makeup though, you kind of have no option but to simplify your routine since a full face of makeup combined with hot weather and sweat is never a good look! Thats where these new lip stain markers come in, they are just the right amount of color and shine for laying out by the pool or just playing outdoors! Im a big fan of lipgloss and sometimes lipstick if I really want to get dolled up, but I have zero desire to wear any of that in sticky summer weather! There are so many options of these stains out now though that I don't know which one to buy! My ideal stain would be long lasting, have very pigmented color, moisturizing, have a little bit of shine or shimmer, and also could double as a cheek stain. Have any of you tried these? Do you have a favorite? 


Guest Post: Arcadian Lighting

Hi! I'm Joanna, a guest blogger for Arcadian Lighting, a terrific source of inspiration for every room and exteriors too. I've got the best job in the world. Daily, I get to gather the most beautiful interior design images and decorating ideas to share on blogs such as Gotta Have It.

I adore romantic spaces that are just a little bit girly without being overdone. A room doesn't have to be all pink with florals everywhere to achieve this look. Every style from a modern all-white dining room to a bedroom with mint green accents, can give you a romantic feel. Following are a few of my favorite rooms! Thanks for letting me share with you today.

This sitting room has a vintage vibe to it. I love all of the textures, patterns and soft colors. The rug is gorgeous in pink and gold!

Who knew a kitchen filled with marble and sleek contemporary style could have such a romantic feel? The sheer cage shade gives the ornate chandelier a fresh updated look that casts an ethereal glow.

This soft gray sitting area shows just how romantic chic sophisticated spaces can be. The tiny lilac shaded wall sconces and pretty wallpaper add even more feminine appeal.

Venetian mirrors exude romantic style. An ornate chest paired with a Venetian mirror makes a stunning focal point in this entry.

All-white decor in the dining room is elegantly sophisticated. This space is modern with French touches.

Mint julep anyone? This bedroom is a bit on the feminine side, giving it a romantic feel. The light fixture and furnishings have simple lines and are quite chic.

What is more romantic than a room surrounded by nature? This glass-walled space blurs the lines between indoors and out.

Can't you just imagine soaking up the ambiance of this Asian-inspired bathroom? Bright pink walls are dramatic against the dark vanity and bath surround. 

Which space was you favorite? Be sure to head on over to Arcadian Lighting and find a multitude of fixtures and decor to complement any style of room!


Friday Faves June 1, 2012

I can't believe its June already! There are thunder warnings for tonight and Im a big baby when it comes to storms so Im hunkered down in my basement at the moment surrounded by all my pets who are equally as freaked out haha. Have a great weekend, hope you have better weather than here!!