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Fall Inspiration

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I’m taking a quick trip to New York City this weekend and considering trips to Cambridge, Princeton, London, San Francisco, and Atlanta (will any of these happen?) in the next few weeks. In other words, city-wear is high on my mind right now. These outfits would take me seamlessly from running errands and sightseeing during the day to dinner and drinks at night.  I hate to say goodbye to summer (more than most), but I will welcome cold, sunny days and red wine season.

Source: 1, 2, 3, 4


Written by doorr

September 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Posted in Boards, Lifestyle, Style

Daily Dose: 11-1-11 {November Weekend}

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November Weekend
November Weekend.  
So I’ve taken to Polyvore–an easy way to throw all of my expensive, over-the-top fashion desires into one design board.  Recently, I’ve been wearing gunmetal Chanel polish, hot pink MakeUp Forever lipstick, and searching for a chunky cableknit white sweater to wear with a fantastic green coat.  May the fashion police and lords of the bank have mercy on my wallet. Click below the jump for a link to every item in the board.  Happy November.

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Daily Dose: 10-27 {Fall Accents}

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Matchbook hits the spot with this fall update for a living room.  I love a good plaid/cream/purple throw.

Written by doorr

October 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

This Looks Fall

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Somebody else’s wishlist

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October 13, 2011 at 9:26 am

Posted in Boards, Style

Summer Essentials

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Feeling inspired by The Coveteur and Vogue collaboration featuring snapshots of Vogue’s favorite fashion players’ weekend travel bags, I created my own version of my summer essentials. In addition to the latest magazine, my book of the moment, and a big iced coffee in hand, I would pack…

1. Charles and Charles Rose for the host; 2.  J. Crew leather capri sandals (in black or neon); 3. Old Navy wedges (the most comfortable and inexpensive shoe ever); 4. J. Crew bikini in warm cedar (or if I had a paying job, this Tibi bikini); 5. J. Crew Timex watch (maybe with a coral strap); 6. Giles and Brother hex nut jewelry (or homemade hex nut jewelry); 7. Sunblock, Essie Geranium, and some music!

Written by doorr

June 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

Posted in Boards, Essie, Holidays, Style, Travel

Lauren’s Bedroom {Part II}

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Dear Lauren,

Please forgive me for letting finals get in the way of posting my design boards for your bedroom.  This is the second (and final) installment of your boards.  You had mentioned wanting window treatments and this bedroom set up looked so much like your bedroom that I couldn’t help but post it.  I really like the neutral headboard, the black iron curtain rod, and the lacquered white lamps flanking the bed.  As for your nook, I browsed IKEA and found a wonderful white chaise lounge and large silver mirror for your corner.  Judging by the inspiration picture, moving a wooden desk and adding a Louis Chair would look equally as good in your empty corner.  Let me know what you think and please send me photos of the final picture!

Thanks for letting me help you on this Project of a Lifetime.  Friends/readers of the blog (all 10 of you), please let me know if you ever want me to help you with something like this.  I had so much fun doing it!


Written by doorr

June 1, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Posted in Boards, Lifestyle

Lauren’s Bedroom {Part I}

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The Project of a Lifetime.

One of my good, good friends asked me to help her spruce up an empty area in her large, sunny bedroom in LA.  When you don’t live in a small city or in a cramped college town, there is a lot more space that the renter needs to fill.  Her guidelines were a mirror, a sitting area and some wall art.  Below is the first, simple design board that I created for her.  Both the bench and the mirror are from Home Depot.  Another friend owns the mirror and it is gorgeous and fairly big.  It would look great hung up horizontally above the bench.  I also found this mirror from Craigslist, which I think would look great spray-painted gold like the mirror in the Lonny bedroom.  Top it off with two black and white framed photographs and I think you have a nook!

Source: mirror, bench, Lonny bedroom; Photography: Santorini, Soldier Under Wing 

P.S. Lots of frame shops in NYC sell fairly cheap gilded mirrors, which would also help to recreate this look.

Written by doorr

April 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Posted in Art, Boards, Lifestyle

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