Monday, August 30, 2010

Hottest Hairstyles for Fall

So we basically have five categories:
> Gamine
> Bob
> Shoulder Length
> Long and Layered
> Bangs

Gamine. Completely in love with this. The only problem is I'd get sick of it in a, probably an hour, then cry for weeks because it would take about a decade for me to get any sort of length back on my hair. I admire people who are brave enough to go for this look! I'm definitely not rocker-chic enough. Sad day.

Bob. Always chic and stylish. Reminds me of my haircut from 2nd - 6th grade {minus the curling iron bangs I sported...I was cool} though so I don't think I'll be revisiting this look any time soon. Absolutely nothing wrong with the style though - can conjure up everything from preppy to punk.

Shoulder length. A timeless, never fail look. Curly or straight or anything in between, this is probably the most popular length among most women and for good reason. Polished yet versatile - short enough to wear down and not look overly messy, long enough for a pony tail - overall a great option.

Long and layered. My personal fave! Straight and sleek, wavy or messy, anything goes with this cut. ps Rachel Bilson is so cute I want to just squeeze her!

Serious bangs. Also love, but this has its limitations, mainly not being able to see where you're going. It is definitely a dramatic look, but for more wear I'd do something less thick, more able to sweep to the side if preferred.

Which will you be going for this fall?

xoxo Sheridan

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Last Days of Summer

Head over to Nursery Notations to check out my August post on children's clothes. Andrika has been doing some great features lately, so make sure you have a while to sit down and look through her site to catch up on the cuteness!

xoxo Sheridan

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Most Wanted: Exotic Sofa

My best friend in GA was talking to me about Vogue's "Most Wanted" list yesterday. It changes weekly, with a new face in the fashion world basically giving a list of some of their most wanted items. Genius! My own personal Most Wanted list is endless and ranges from home furnishings to kitchen appliances to clothing and accessories, of course, so I am going to start sharing things from my list with you guys. Enjoy!

This amazing piece is from Wisteria. It's been bookmarked on my browser for ages. The perfect blend of exoticism and bohemian style, don't you think? The black and white coupled with the dark wood legs add a bout of classicism to it as well which I love. Not too big, not too small - juuuuust right! I have THE perfect spot for it in our home, but unfortunately it is more of an extra rather than a necessity so I'm afraid it will remain in my bookmarks rather than my house for the foreseeable future. Bummer.

I heart you sofa.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Most Wanted: Wedding Dress

I absolutely adored my wedding dress {below} and wouldn't change it for the world, but if I had to select another one, I would go with this Marchesa design above. What do you think? Too over the top? YES! And that is why I love it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Star Style: Reese Witherspoon

This is one of times when Adobe Illustrator would come in handy. I could put all the photos together on one board rather than posting them individually...sorry 'bout that guys. Bare with me! Learning how to use AI is still on my list of things to do. I'll get around to it one of these days...

Anywho, I have to start doing posts entitled "Star Style" because the manner in which celebrities portray of themselves is so important to their persona, image, and overall reception as a star. My first had to be on Reese Witherspoon because I truly adore her. She never fails to carry herself with poise, grace and elegance. Reese takes risks yet keeps her outfits put together, something which few can pull off well without looking too over the top, or too boring. She (or her stylist) nails it EVERY time, and I don't think I can pick even one other actress who, in my opinion, has never made a single bad outfit choice. During the day she keeps it casual and comfy, always adding fun accessories along the lines of a great bag, fun sunglasses, or relaxed scarf. At red carpet events she goes for super chic; even in metallics, she looks refined. Whether it be shopping on Rodeo, running errands, or attending a premier, Reese is a woman who's style others can only hope to emulate half as well as she does.

This yellow Nina Ricci is my favorite look of hers of all time methinks.
This was her first outing with these bangs - the style that launched a thousand hair cuts!

Monday, August 9, 2010

How I Wore It: Rhode Island

Kbos and I {sometimes I call Biz Kbos...starting now} went to a breathtakingly beautiful wedding this past weekend in Newport, Rhode Island. The picture above is a shot of Thames Street from an old postcard and trust me, nothing has changed minus the carriages. It is exactly as you would expect an old colonial seaside town to be - I loved it!

The wedding was a morning ceremony with a lunch reception held on the veranda and lawn here:

I'll pause and allow you to pick your jaws up off of the floor.
Gorgeous, no?

We had an afternoon break to regroup and prepare ourselves for a night of dinner and dancing here at this castle:

The band was set up in front of that little mini castle in the wall. {Obviously the tables were moved for pleeeenty of dancing space...proof below}

I wore a black cocktail dress that I actually bought as a bridesmaid dress for my friend's wedding a couple years ago. Yes it still fit at 4 months pregnant! *doing a jig*

Dress - Elie Tahari, Shoes - Louboutin, Earrings - Prada

I know these resemble torture devices but they are actually shockingly comfortable. For reals. I danced for 4 hours in them.


Love these earrings. L-O-V-E. Recent purchase from Neimans Last Call sale so I didn't have to pay full price = even more heartsies.

Best part of the night were the sunglasses borrowed from an old, dear friend of mine. My coolness really shines in moments like these. Especially when you see the photo below...

Oh yes. They flip up.

Please still read my blog.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wooden-Circle Bib Necklace

This do-it-yourself wooden necklace seems like a great way to spend 30 minutes of free time (if I had any these days). I found it on Martha. Looks pretty easy, and the reviews on the page confirm it's simplicity. If anyone gives it a whirl let me know how it turns out!

Tools and Materials
- 3/8-inch round wooden beads, by Lara's Crafts
- Nylon-coated beading wire
- Metal crimps
- Needle-nose pliers

Step 1

Make Center Piece

Cut an 18-inch length of nylon-coated beading wire. String 12 beads onto the middle of wire, and thread opposite end through last bead to make the bottom circle. For middle circle, string 5 beads onto each end. Add 1 more, and thread opposite end through it. For top circle, string 5 beads onto each end. Add 1 more bead and a metal crimp, and thread opposite end through each. Close crimp with needlenose pliers; trim ends.

Step 2

Make Right and Left Pieces

Cut a 55-inch length of wire. String 7 beads onto the middle of wire, then loop in far-right bead of center piece's middle circle. Add 3 more beads to left end, and thread opposite end through last bead to make bottom circle. For second circle, add 5 beads to right end. Add 2 beads to left end, then loop in far-right bead of top-center circle. Add 3 more beads to left end, and thread opposite end through last bead. For third circle, thread 5 beads onto each end. Add 1 more, and thread opposite end through it. Repeat to add more circles to reach nape of neck, and close final circle with a crimp. To make the left piece, follow steps above. On final circle, loop in a bead from right piece's last circle as the 12th bead, and close with a crimp.

There are tons of other crafty jewelry ideas on her site. Photos of a few below... great weekend activity! Happy Friday xoxo

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Keep Your Cool

I can totally identify with the Wicked Witch of the West these days. Every time I go outside I feel like I am melting. Biz said his car thermometer read 108 yesterday. So not pun intended.

I adore the color blue when it comes to clothes - electric blue, icy blue, you name it. But strangely, I rarely turn to the color for home decorating {aside from my new kitchen table, which is the first blue in my home.} That said, the only place I want to be right now is in a very calm, cool, serene blue room as I feel it might actually make it seem, oh, around 90 outside. Hallelujah! Really makes me wish I were at the beach...


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