{ Archive for October 2008 }

Happy {Halloween} Weekend

I can’t believe October is at an end; this month has completely flown by! {Farewell my favorite month!} Enjoy tonight’s and this weekend’s Halloweeny festivities.

{Photo via mio-spr}

Outdoor Party

Following up from yesterday’s party post…Someday when I have a house and a backyard with nice billowy trees, I would love to have an outdoor party. How fun would an outdoor Halloween-themed party be? {I suppose it depends where you live…}

{Love these vintage-inspired invitations!}

{Images by Ryan Benyi via Country Living}

Thursday Night Returns: For Real

F-i-n-a-l-l-y! I’ve been waiting + waiting for the new season of 30 Rock to start, and tonight is the first new episode! {Although, technically this was on hulu as of last week.} I’m elated that my Thursday comedy nights are now complete!

{Image via TV}

Pop Culture Dress-Up

Why not dress up like Joan Holloway {via Mad Men} for Halloween? Body-hugging vintage dress + tasteful pumps + red lips + brooch + Sass = perfect ensemble. See other featured interpretations of current pop culture icons on the New York Times, here.

{Image via Tony Cenicola/NY Times}

Indoor Party

I wish I thought of this festive Halloween spread for my quaint dinner “party” last week. {Note to self: mentally file this for next year.} The simplicity of sticking to just two color schemes {black + white} and the cluster of glass apothecary jars makes this set-up more visually appealing. {This also looks pretty do-able…}

{Photos via Tina’s flickr:  sweet b.}

Kate Spade Fall

I’ve always loved the photography + imagery of Kate Spade’s printed ads; and her Fall campaign images {found on her facebook page no less!} are no different. Deep saturated photos of beautiful clothes + accessories:

{hello! teal tights!}

{I think I have a brooch like that…}

{Love the wide-open, wide-lapel collar! I also have a brooch just like this one…}

{Images via kate spade}

Buffalo Plaid

There’s something about red {buffalo} plaid that’s so quintessentially American. Love this red coat and blouse from Gap:

Reminds me of something Peggy O would wear {in a good way}:

{Image via AMC}

Eddie in Domino

Can’t wait to see more of Eddie’s apartment in the November issue of Domino! {As well as more photos of Jenna Lyon’s digs!}

{Image via Domino}

How-To: Tutu Petticoat

Found these instructions on how to make a tutu/petticoat from Free People’s blog. Cute idea for part of a Halloween costume. I’m sure having a homemade tutu will come in handy some day…

{Image via Primex}

R + R for the Eyes

I’ve always loved the subtle scent of lavender, especially on my bed linens and pillows — so relaxing! And now I can use these cute little Amy Butler fabric-covered flaxseed + lavender eye pillows, from Home Grown Pillows, for some extra R + R. {These would be great gifts for a mom/sister/friend for the holidays. Plus they are handmade!}