October 2, 2014

Chairish: Color Couples

Need a color refresh for your home? Chairish, an online vintage furniture retailer, sent me their favorite color combinations trending this season including: peacock and dove, peach and tangerine, caramel and brass, amethyst and emerald and finally persimmon and cornflower. They asked me share which color combination inspired me.

Usually I might lean toward the peacock and dove combination. To step outside my comfort zone, I thought it would be fun instead to try out caramel and brass, a more traditional pairing with masculine undertones.

Why I Love Caramel & Brass

Easily blend tastes as a couple: Incorporating these colors into your design is a great way to mesh feminine and masculine aesthetics. Caramel brings in an earthy, handsome feel. Its light tone complements the bright and flashy brass, which has a more glamorous effect that many ladies love.

Act as neutrals: Easily pair them with other colors. If you are looking to redecorate often, just maintain key caramel and brass pieces and swap out other furniture or paint in other colors for a brand new look.

Timeless feel: Caramel and brass are unlikely to ever go out of style. Depending on how you style these colors, you can go modern or traditional. A weathered leather chair with a brass etagere is always classic.

Below is a room I styled with pieces all from Chairish. With brass and caramel as a neutral base, I was able to add other colors easily. I went with teal and green. An oversized painting breaks up the color scheme nicely and hangs on the wall behind the couch. You could also add a wooden credenza below the painting for storage. A beautiful brass chandelier caps it all off. What do you think?

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See all the combinations on the Chairish blog and read more about Chairish in my previous post.

October 1, 2014

Wish List Wednesdays


What I want, need and love this week…
1. Kate Spade Say Yes Bangle: Put your heart on your wrist with this Love bangle in Kate Spade's signature script.

2. Tom Ford Nail Lacquer: Get high gloss and high performance with this ultra luxe polish by Tom Ford.

3. PhoneSoap UV Sanitizer and Universal Phone Charger: Are you a germaphobe? Never cleaned your iPhone properly? Get this sanitizer/charger and worry less about the device you put next to your face everyday.

4. Pratima Pandey Embroidered Jumpsuit: If you're living in warmer climates this season, you will love the laid back chicness of this floral jumpsuit.

5. Madewell Reversible Quilted Plaid Vest: Perfect for those who aren't into the volume of a traditional puffer vest and want a more refined look.

6. Bone Chevron Handles: Add natural texture to cabinets or dressers with these hand-inlaid bone handles.

7. River Island Silver Metallic Loafers: In need of silver flats? These $50 loafers are great for a casual chic night out.

8. Camille Styles Entertaining: From top Austin blogger and event expert Camille Styles, this entertaining book is full of fresh and inspired ideas for your next soiree.

See anything you want, need or love?

September 25, 2014

September Playlist

Topshop Heart Loafers | Bangles and Bungalows

Lately I have been trying to get my blogging groove back after being away for much of late summer and it has been tough. Reminiscing about past travels is a sign of a good vacation, right? On a recent trip to New York City, I bought these lovely Swiftheart Slippers from Top Shop. It is always nice to represent a little love in your life as a reminder of the possibilities life can bring. Music is one of my favorite reminders that spark feelings of love, happiness, sorrow and worlds past and future. Listen to my September playlist here on Spotify.
September Playlist 2014 | Bangles and Bungalows

September 24, 2014

#MyCosmoStyle at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas


Vegas.com invited me to share my style for a day at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Can you believe that I have never been to Vegas? I imagine the bright city lights, constant stimulation and endless entertainment to be bigger and bolder than in any other city. But more than anything, I get excited by the idea that something crazy fun could happen only in Vegas. No, I'm not looking for Hangover style fun, but just an experience to remember. And I would definitely love to stay at the Cosmopolitan while enjoying it all.

There are so many activities available at the luxurious Cosmpolitan itself like shopping, hanging by the pool, or catching a Bruno Mars performance at the Chelsea. Did you know there's a Rent the Runway store there? You can pick up a designer dress (intimates, outwear and accessories too!) to wear that night and return the next day. That definitely saves you room in your suitcase! If I had 24 hours to spend at the Cosmopolitan, I would relax by the pool and get a nice glow before heading out to a concert at the Chelsea and ending the night with dancing at the Marquee. And here's what I'd wear:

#MyCosmoStyle Poolside | Bangles and Bungalows

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Have you visited Vegas recently or stayed at the Cosmopolitan? I would love to know your recommendations on what to do and wear!

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