8.01.2015

Miniio Modern Dollhouse


As a kid, I never had a dollhouse. Not even one for my Barbies.  I liked what I call free range play which involved putting Barbie in social situations rather than confining her to spaces. However, after stumbling across Polish-brand Miniio's modern dollhouses, I'm thinking Barbie would have really enjoyed the unfussy minimal space if provided the opportunity. 

Miniature anything is almost always cute, but this takes miniature to a whole new level. I see it more as a showpiece than a child's playhouse and would really be too scared to let young children near it. The pieces resemble the delicate architecture models my sister made in school rather than the sturdy child-proof plastic houses that I'm used to. Either way, the price range is not completely outrageous if you have room to display it and would really make a great conversation piece. I've even considered purchasing the sets which range from $54 to $78 and placing them in shadow boxes. How cute would that be?

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The small and large dollhouses and sets can be purchased from here: DLK.

7.18.2015

Mood Board ++ Soft Scandinavia


As much as I love the Scandinavian aesthetic, often times it can come off as too austere or cold especially in the home. I tend to gravitate toward a little color so I've been taking cues from the Aussies who seem to love Scandinavia but add their own soft touches. This means pleasing pastels mixed in with natural wood, and yes, perfect for a baby's nursery! Below are some lovely ladies I follow on Instagram that have inspired my decorating choices of late:

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1. _harlowsworld_

2. jazura_styling

3. oh.eight.oh.nine

4. mitahli_designs

5. whistle_dixie

6. misskyreeloves

7.08.2015

Pregnancy Blogging

Hi guys!

Sorry for the lack of posts, but running a blog whilst pregnant and working full-time has proven more difficult than I thought. The last thing on my mind is taking photos of my ginormous self and rambling on about what I am wearing. Therefore, I've decided to go a different direction. On the style end, you'll be seeing more baby decor while attempting not to be overrun by baby toys. I can't wait to travel again after the baby arrives, so travel pics are always fair game. Of course, I throw out the disclaimer that all things are subject to change post-pregnancy. I do have pregnancy brain after all. ;) For those wondering, I'm in my third trimester at 33 weeks. Home stretch! Yeah!

Looking forward to getting back on track and posting again!
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My final mini-babymoon in South Padre at 26 weeks. Ahh... to be at the beach again...

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Just last weekend when my L.A. gal pal came to visit me over the July 4th weekend. Here's a nice side view of the ever-growing bump! And if I forgot to mention, it's a girl!

3.09.2015

Julia Gabriel Studio SS15: Perimeter Series

Photographed by Joshua Anderson
Directed by Tyler Swanner
Styled by Julia Gabriel

I first noticed Julia Gabriel's work at an art show which featured her architectural yet whimsical embroidered backpacks. So cute yet so practical, and so sad I didn't get my hands on one of them. She has since moved on to perfecting her proportionate line of unisex bags based on minimalism, geometry, and the "elegance of ballet."  The bold pops of color in the trim adds a quirky touch that shows off her sense of fun and attention to detail. On Julia's Instagram, she even had her followers help pick out colors for her spring line.

Julia Gabriel will be debuting pieces from her Perimeter Series at a trunk show hosted by one of Houston's top indie boutiques, Myth + Symbol, on March 14th from 4-6pm. I'll be there to check out the structured bags in the flesh and in case you wanted to take a peek too, there will be drinks and light bites to keep you refreshed as you soak in the goods.

3.05.2015

Spoiler Alert: Babymooning in Cozumel


Not going to be able to wear this bikini top much longer.

Great mom-and-pop taco shop off the beaten path.

The view from the private beach right outside of our hotel.  I'm counting 6 shades of blue!
Oh, just chillaxin' and hoping I can just lay here forever.
Yes, you heard right.  If you haven't already poked your head into my Instagram, you now know that I am preggers.  15 weeks to be exact.  Since we didn't go on vacation last year because of the new house and I've been daydreaming about the beach for quite awhile, we decided to do a quick trip to Cozumel.  One of the very few trips we will be able to go on before I spawn a new life form.  Freaky, huh?  It was the best three days I spent in a foreign land. The weather was in the perfect 80s, the water was clear as the eyes could see, and there seemed to always be an empty palapa just waiting for me. The only disappointment was the food, but I guess living in one of the best foodie cities spoils you. Oh well, can't really complain, since the beaches here beat out anything near the Texas waters any day.
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