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Moodboard Monday: Inspired by Mad Men Don Draper’s Apartment

16 Apr

Who isn’t inspired by AMC”s hit drama, Mad Men ? The storyline, the dialogue, the clothes, and the furniture are all swoon worthy. After a 1.5 yearlong hiatus, Mad Men is back and is turning heads again.

I mean, you know you’re a big deal when Mattel manufactures your character into a bonafide Barbie. Even if they do do a crappy job of making you look 1/10th as beautiful as you actually are.

Roger looks like a young Steve Martin. Don looks like a fresh-faced Mormon missionary, which he is the antitheses of. Plus, neither men would ever wear anything so bulky and unflattering. And please, get Joan’s measurements right. Her chesticles are four times that size. I think really, when it comes right down to it,  I’m just bitter Peggy isn’t there. Little girls all across America need their very own Peggy Barbie doll!! Please don’t deny them that.

But anyways, about the Draper’s new apartment:

Often, the sets are described as characters themselves because so much time is spent achieving a hip, historically accurate set. Now that Don and Megan are hitched and the show has returned, we’ve been exposed to their new swanky downtown penthouse apartment, the emphasis of today’s moodboard inspiration.

1. Mid Century Modern Wall Clock 2. Black Beige Grasscloth Wallpaper at Interior Place 3. Vintage Brass Sputnik Chandelier 4. Abstract Oil Painting by Schiller dated 196 5. Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman 6. Taylor L Shape Sectional at Thrive Home Furnishings 7. Kilim Pillows by Suzani at Etsy 8. Mid Century Carved Teak Lamps 9. Boom Metro Coffee Table

I have a running mental tab of everything I want to buy when I graduate law school. It deserves a whole post in itself. ASAP. Just know, that Eames lounge chair and ottoman ranks near the top. I’m not a black leather fan, but I would sell my baby brother for one of these any day. Try me, he’s really cute and all, but really, an Eames lounger? I’ll throw in my Dalaney for the camel leather one.

Also, if you’ve never been to Thrive Furniture, they sell the most gorgeous mid-century modern furniture. You’ll probably notice me refer to the sectionals many more times. I lust after the all their couches which are available in almost every angular shape and color. But if you order any color besides lush turquoise, you’re crazy stupid.

Moodboard Monday: An Ode to the Mustache

9 Apr

1. Mustache Key Hook from Benfloeter at Etsy ($45)  2. Secret Agent Mustache Pillow at Squid You Not ($24) 3. Mustache Poster from Handz at Etsy ($19) 4. Mustache Cross Stich Ring from MaMagasin at Etsy ($26) 5. Hand Painted Mustache Toms from CatalindaOfficial at Etsy ($78) 6. Mustache Grower’s Guide book at Amazon ($9) 7. Mustache Dresser from Rob Southcott 8. Mustache Mug from Urban Outfitters ($12) 9. Mustache Rug from Urban Outfitters ($19)

Dalaney has been known to rock a mustache. This board is my homage to his beloved, never-forgotten facial hair.

RIP ‘Stache. You made us laugh and everything was more fun with you there. You were a good friend, and I know we’ll see you again. Probably sooner than we know. Que finals.

Maybe Mustache March will turn into Mustache May. I sure wouldn’t  mind. In fact, to pass the time, I’m now dying to DIY my own mustache dresser.

Moodboard Monday: Stylish Modest Swimsuits Under $100

2 Apr

Top Row: Blue Polka Dot Suit at JCrew $84.00, Luck Be a Lacy One Piece at Modcloth $99.99, Beach Honeycomber at ModCloth $89.99, Peppermint Beach Grove at ShabbyApple $70.00, Salinas Seagull at Urban Outfitters $90.00

Middle Row: Billabong Alessa at PacSun $64.00, Junior Navy Sailor at Target $23.00, Shapeshift String Tanksuit at Madewell $90.00, Volcom Flip the Bird at Zappos $86.00, Cocomero at Shabby Apple $88.00,

Bottom Row: Yellow Striped Keyhole at Old Navy $29.94, Black Polka Dot at ASOS $44.76, Retro Pin-up Sailor at Etsy’s TheRedDolly $74.00, Seersucker Ruffle at JCrew $82.00, DKNY One-shoulder Show Me the Stripes at Zappos $89.00

Welcome to the first installment of Monday Mood Boards where I compile trends and pretty things. Today, I’ve scoured the internet looking for the cutest one-piece swimsuits. While I don’t wear one-piece suits probably as often as I should, I can attest that one-piece swimsuits are usually more flattering, comfortable,  and classy than any itty bitty bikini.

I bought one of my one-piece’s at  the end of the season last year for $3 from Old Navy.

Since it’s so difficult to find stylish, modest one-piece suits, I compiled a list of all my go-to places arranged by price.

Happy shopping!

All Things Vespa

31 Mar

1.Wood Grain Half Helmet 2. Scooter pillow 3. Tan Goggles 4. Life is A Beautiful Ride Print 5. Leather Bag 6. Volkswagen Vespa Sidecar

My first ever mood board of all the pretty things I wish I had for the Vespa.