Maybe it’s because it was just Valentine’s Day or because I’m currently decorating for the new baby’s nursery (which is so fun but so expensive…why are baby things so pricey?) but I’ve had all things pink on my mind and on my Pinterest board for the last little while. I guess it also has to do with the fact that we’re coming into Spring soon and a lot of the shops are showing pretty blush colored dresses and tops, though I’ve also been seeing a lot of pink in interiors lately and I’m really liking it.
Having a little something pink in your decor feels so unexpected but can look very sophisticated and not overwhelmingly feminine when done in the right way. I swear! The key is to keep the rest of the look relatively understated or neutral, or to throw in some darker colors to help ground the look. A good way to incorporate a little pink into your life while keeping things from being too sweet is through art – I really love this painting and think it would look so cool in just about any room. The pink things that started my obsession are these chairs in this pink fabric, which I had planned to order for our old house but ended up cancelling since they were a little big for the space (plus they were backordered for months which is frustrating). I’m determined to have them in my life at some point when we have more space, but for now I’ll focus my pink obsession on the nursery.
There’s also a way to wear pink without look too saccharine and sweet, as shown by a few of the incredibly chic girls in the images below. The key is to either keep the pink pieces tailored or the rest of the outfit not too perfect looking (messy hair, a half tucked shirt, etc). There are some women who can really pull off the perfectly polished, super girly pink look (Julia from Gal Meets Glam comes to mind) but I find that I look like I’m trying too hard to look young and like I need to mess up my hair or grab an edgy accessory whenever I try on something too girly.
Scroll on for more pretty pink inspiration, and have a good day 🙂
Are you guys familiar with Tanya Taylor? I feel like I have heard of the brand before but hadn’t really looked into it prior to this morning when I was browsing Moda Operandi’s current trunk shows and came across this gorgeous dress. I did a little digging and found that not only is the designer a fellow Canadian, but that she’s dressed all sorts of amazing women like Michelle Obama, Aidy Bryant (are you a huge SNL fan, too?) and Anna Kendrick, to name a few. I found these images from the brand’s Spring 2017 ready to wear collection and felt like I just had to share in case you’re also done with winter and ready to start thinking about easy dresses and pretty prints. Her stuff reminds me a bit of a few of my favorite brands all rolled into one; I feel like I can see a bit of Tory Burch mixed with Saloni and Milly.
I kind of wish I wasn’t torturing myself by looking at all this stuff that I can’t fit into at 7.5 months pregnant, but maybe having this in my closet would be good motivation to get into shape once the baby comes? You can currently shop Tanya Taylor in a few different shops but Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus seem to have the best selections (or Moda for presale). Happy Monday!
A group of girls and I went up to Ojai for the weekend to celebrate our friend Tamara’s birthday, and we had such a good time. Ojai is such a special place – it’s this completely beautiful little town surrounded by mountains with orange and olive groves growing on them, and it has a casual hippie vibe to it. It’s so nice to have somewhere that feels so different from LA that’s just a little over an hour’s drive away.
We rented a house this time which was fun, though the last few times I’ve been there we’ve stayed at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa which is one of my favorite hotels. Justin and I actually got engaged there – fun fact 😉 We didn’t have a ton of time up there for this visit but we did make the most of the time we had. We went for a nice walk into town and hung around at Topa Mountain Winery’s tasting room, which had a Christmas market and live music, with food trucks for snacks and cozy blankets for keeping warm once the sun went down after Ojai’s famous ‘Pink Moment’. On Sunday we had brunch on the patio at Noso Vita before checking out their sprawling farmers’ market where I picked up some local olive oil, flowers and veggies to take back with me.
Here are a few iPhone snaps from the weekend. Let me know if you ever go and need any suggestions on what to see and do!
I came across this stylish Aspen cabin on 1st Dibs the other day (was meant to be sourcing something for a client but I got sidetracked by all the prettiness) and wanted to share with you guys. This Peter Dunham designed cabin is just so chic yet supremely cozy looking at the same time – I feel like I could and would (and do!) want to move right in.
The key to upping the coziness factor throughout the house is the variety of different textiles and upholstered items in each room; the vintage looking blankets and pillows draped on the patio set above, the linen lampshades and fabric panels on the canopy bed, the overstuffed window seat in the family room, etc. It helps the space to feel warm and inviting even with all of the wood on the walls and ceiling throughout the space. I’m a firm believer that you can pretty much never have too many throws and pillows around the house, and this space confirms my belief.
If you’re a big Peter fan and not in LA, you can shop quite a few items from his showroom/shop Hollywood at Home here. They tend to be on the pricier side but his fabrics and vintage picks are so gorgeous that I think it’s worth the splurge for a special item or two 🙂
Scroll on for more pictures of this great home below:
A few weeks ago my friend Annette and I joined Serena and Lily for a fun afternoon to check out their latest showroom/shop, situated in the newly revamped Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. We boarded a Duffy boat for a quick tour around the harbor before heading to the new shop, where we were met and given a tour by Serena herself. I don’t know about you but I’m a huge fan of Serena and Lily so it was very exciting to meet the woman behind the brand, and to get to see their latest location and a few brand new items (like these stools, they just came out with them in this natural color, so pretty right?).
After browsing for a bit we sat down for a chic little lunch on the shop’s patio, before heading back home before traffic got too crazy. It was such a perfect little afternoon, and I highly recommend both renting a Duffy boat if you’re ever in the area, and checking out the Lido Marina Village. Happy Friday!