Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Loafing and Skimming

I'm seeing a common denominator among the shoes that I've been scoping out recently. Namely, a combo loafer-skimmer look with a dress slipper looking upper...

1. JCrew $198
2. Jeffrey Campbell $66
3. Belle by Sigerson Morrison $235
4. Belle by Sigerson Morrison $195
5. JCrew $275

Any favorites? Have you seen this style elsewhere (maybe at some other price points)? I could really dig these with ankle pants, capris, wideleg trousers and jeans.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I have SO MANY THINGS TO POST! I've had some summer travels and attended some fabulous weddings and still had time to fit in some home projects. I just haven't made the time to post about them, yet.

Anyway, in the meantime, here are some photos from a recent trip to Chicago with some layouts, materials, textures and patterns that I'm digging.

Pattern and molding around the edges of the recess


Industrial (literally) lighting

Neat (as in tidy, not nifty, although I wouldn't deny that it's nifty) rooftop garden with varying shades of green

Can you use the adjectives "graceful" and "muscular" to describe a wall sconce?

Light patterns

So many tiles, precise but not too precise

Tiles and and Toms

Tiles and patterns


Maybe I need some netting to go with the string lights on my patio (I need to post the result of my search!)


Cool bench concept and pavers

 Have any summer trips provided you with some fun perspectives?