Friday, August 29, 2014


Let's get right to it, shall we?
Here's what made me feel all twitterpated, smile contagiously, giggle uncontrollably, etc.

  • Kindah Khalidy Hand Painted Clutch // I'm terribly smitten with Kindah's work. About a year ago, I purchased one of her clutches and the bright colors and abstract print make me oh-so happy. What's not to love?
  • Gingham Utility Shirt // This in burnished citron with a hot pink pom-pom has my name written all over it.
  • Linen Grosgrain Cloth Napkins // If it's trimmed with pom-poms or grosgrain, then I'm probably obsessed. I guess that's just another sign I'm my mother's daughter. What can I say? We brake for tasteful embellishments.
  • Copper Flatware Set // Lately I've warmed up to the idea of copper details. This modern set is outstanding!
  • NARS Cheek Palette // I need another blush like I need a hole in my head, but this palette is functional AND lovely.
  • Saftig Skifte (Juicy) // You know it's a great week when you learn about a new artist. This week, I learned a thing or two about Carey Sveen's hand-painted fabric art that can "shift from your wall, to your favorite frame, to an embellishing-spot on a beautiful table... and beyond. Her work is inspired by family artists in North Carolina and Norway, and, a never-ending obsession with color and shape." Å skifte means "to shift" in Norwegian—the inspiration behind her series.
  • Rapha Bidon Water Bottle // I'm not going to lie, we stopped by Flyboy's favorite shop in Austin, Mellow Johnny's, and I got a little excited when I laid eyes on this chartreuse water bottle. It's SO my color! And since my husband insists you can never have enough water bottles, he convinced me I needed it. I feel so athletic and legit whenever I sip from it. Ha!
  • Maya Brenner Letter Earrings // I'm a sucker for my initials, and while these earrings are nothing new in the blog world, I can't help but wonder why it's taken me so long to add a pair to my collection. They're just so dainty!
  • Bonjour Camille // I thumbed through this book while we were in Austin and it's seriously precious. I just know you'll flip for the adorable illustrations, graphic patterns, and delightful collages.
  • Fitted Striped Sheet // How many sheet sets could a child possibly need? I've got one grey set, but this orange stripe might come in handy. Anyone with bebe experience, feel free to weigh in. I can use all the help I can get.
  • Lips in Legend // This shade of hot pink is seriously amazeballs. I'm just itching to give it a go; however, like the blush, I have NO real need for it. In fact, my sister would end up inheriting it from me at some point. I feel like we have this unwritten agreement with lip color in which I purchase various shades, but always return to my trusty Catfight.

Cheers to another snazzy week, m' dears! As always, thanks for stopping by.
P.S. Let's catch up again next Tuesday. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!
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Thursday, August 28, 2014


Greetings from Austin Mural Restoration Project on South 1st Street
A Type-A(shley) sighting at the San José Hotel.
A trip to ATX in the summer requires a pitstop at Lick Ice Cream. I sampled Texas Sheet Cake and Caramel Salt Lick. Delish! 
Whole Foods hails from Austin, so we picked up a few snacks on our way out of the city. I was jealous of the gorgeous flower selection. Obvi.
So grateful to have spent four days away with this guy!
Our stay at El Cosmico did not disappoint.
Our humble abode, the Spartan Mansion—complete with air conditioning and colorful striped robes!
Ballroom Marfa in all its glory.
I couldn't wipe the silly grin from my face after seeing Prada Marfa. It was one of those pinch-me moments.
I can't stop thinking about the amazing Latte Macchiato and Waffles I devoured at the Swiss cafe, Squeeze Marfa.
A Texas babymoon wouldn't be complete unless a Vulture takes out the driver's side window of my beloved Rig. Poor girl!

  • Our arrival in Austin was delayed a few hours on Saturday due to traffic in San Antonio. Over the past year, Flyboy and I have grown to despise I-35; however, we were bound and determined to not let the pesky weekend road work affect our little getaway. That's nothing an Iced Grande Caramel Macchiato can't fix. Am I right?! Hooray for SBUX!
  • When we arrived in ATX, we checked-in to our hotel, and I was ready to hit the ground running. All I could think about were the fun-tivities on our itinerary and four days away from the Swell Rio routine. Yee haw! This whole pregnancy thing was NOT going to slow me down. My family calls me Turbo for a reason. Just watch these short legs move.
  • After waddling around the city for five miles in 102-degree heat, I finally admit defeat. My bladder is full AGAIN, my appendages are swollen, and that chambray dress I originally felt kinda cute in is now sopping wet from sweat. Thankfully, a handful of delightful stores keeps me upbeat and persistent. Half-way through our afternoon trek, Flyboy and I decide it might be a good idea to grab something small to eat. We stop at an adorable seafood and oyster bar called Perla's for some calamari and drinks. I can't help but wonder if everyone is staring at me because I'm sweating profusely. I hope and pray it's just that pregnant glow that people brag about. Yeah, right....
  • We returned to the hotel around 6:30 pm with the intent to cool off and rest before heading out for a fancy pants dinner. Ha! You know you've been married for 6.5 years and you're 33 weeks pregnant when your Saturday night out on the town looks more like room service, pajama pants, and compression socks. Seriously, who are we?!
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Why don't you...
Take FIVE minutes and hop on over to Into the Gloss and read this interview with m' girl crush, Jenna Lyons.

A Few Notes:
  • Upon reading the article, I immediately purchased MAC's Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish. I mean, if it's good enough for Jenna... Now I just need to try the Stress Relief Eye Mask.
  • I don't want to ruin the interview for you, but my favorite quote: "I approach aging with ice cream and a martini."
  • When Peggy Guggenheim and Frida Kahlo are referenced as inspirations behind J.Crew's fragrance line, you have my undivided attention. Has anyone tried it? Do share the deetz.
  • Years ago, I fell over when I read Jenna shares a love for Washi tape. You've got to be kidding me. Were we separated at birth?! Does this mean we're best friends?! And now I see she's got a thing for her label maker. I'm dying over here.
  • From the One Fine Day vault, I present my take on Jenna's wildly stylish office in this post. You don't want to miss it!
P.S. We're bugging out and headed home today. I can't wait to share snapshots from Austin and Marfa with you!
In the meantime, you can find snippets of our trip on Instagram. I hope your Tuesday is tremendous!

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Friday, August 22, 2014


Let's get right to it, shall we?
Here's what made me feel all twitterpated, smile contagiously, giggle uncontrollably, etc.

  • Hand Dyed Linen Pillow Cover // Last week, I had an affinity for all things green. This week I'm obsessed with vermilion.
  • Nora Calf-Hair Ballet Flats // Hands down, these are the greatest ballet flats I own. That being said, my current pair is looking rather pathetic. I was SO afraid J.Crew was going to discontinue the style, but I was elated to see them pop up in the latest batch of new arrivals. Phew, that was a close one! I was not ready to part with my ballet besties.
  • Bright Lab Lights // I ordered a set of these last week for Max's nursery, and I can't wait for them to arrive! I tried to keep the room pretty neutral, but it was missing a few pops of color. This ought to do the trick.
  • Six Month Stripe Scarf // It's a tad hard to think of sporting a scarf in 100-degree weather, but I look forward to cooler days and oodles of cute accessories ahead—even if cool means we're in the 70s. I'm particularly smitten with this gem.
  • Lucite Tray // Okay, I obviously love this for many reasons (the stripes, gold foil, etc.); however, it's a nice little reminder that I'll reunite with m' friend Hendricks soon and very soon. Yee Haw! That's going to be such a delightful day!
  • Union Suit // If Sir Maxalot wants to match the ol' blog motif, then this one-piece might just be a must.
  • Organic Pear Rattle // I've had the most fun searching for baby odds and ends. The shop, Brimful, is my latest fab find.
  • Mini-City Bag // Fall is my favorite season, but I have to admit I don't love most of the color palettes I'm seeing at my favorite stores right now. I've found that I have to actively search for just a splash of color—like this yellow bag.
  • Cashmere Lip Creme // So you're telling me I can sport a bright lip while simultaneously thinking of my favorite sweater?! Sign me up. I've always wanted to try this brand and now that it gets J.Crew's seal of approval, consider it done.
  • Big Hair Don't Care // There's something absolutely charming about Marcus Oakley's square drawings. In fact, this little lady could teach the state of Texas a thing or two, and that's saying a lot. I mean just look at her voluminous coif.

Cheers to a snazzy weekend, m' dears! Make it count. 
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