My beat up HUGE tote
A really cool series of screen prints by Marideestudio
Photo of my family in Guatemala from 1963
Tulips and new mirrored tray
Elmo pondering the meaning of life in Central Park
Awesome Christmas present from my bff
New Zara pointers
Zoe Saldana is able to balance sexy, fashion forward, and classic all in one outfit, and that's why I admire her style. She's not very trendy but ahead of the curve and always simple - no fuss. It's also important to note that she has a ballerina body, so she can make just about anything look chic. Well done Zoe (and your stylist).
I know I'm not the only one who daydreams about the details of their future beach house, right? I would prefer this imaginary beach house to be perched high up on a cliff with a killer view of the lush greenery below and the vast ocean. Of course it must have floor- to -ceiling windows in every room with an indoor/outdoor tub. A girl can dream.
(Photo of nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder by Sous Style)
After watching the documentary Hungry for Change I found myself agreeing with some interesting points made by nutritionist, David Wolfe. The take away message for me was simple; eat more of the goods stuff. One or two clicks on Amazon and a couple of days later, I received my copy of Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe and The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimblery Snyder (eh, might as well throw that in the mix right?).
In NO way am I a vegetarian, on a diet or a calorie counter. I bought these books because eating healthier is a no-brainer; you are what you eat. As a child I loved vegetables, my favorite being artichokes, mushrooms, spinach, and asparagus. I grew up drinking banana smoothies made by mom every morning (or as she would pronounce, "smoodies!") and never drank soda until I got into high school but even then very rarely. Now, at the "tender" age of 25 I am forced to analyze my poor diet. A year in New York has resulted in frequent and disappointing late-night take out, extreme weather conditions, all of which have taken a toll on my curls, skin, and energy. Generally, New York has left me feeling deficient in nutrients and the constant feeling of having dry, brittle and frizzy hair. Essentially, the worst of the worst. I reflect on my diet as a child and what my mother always said to me, " Sharlene, your face looks pale today, eat your vegetables."
Eating for Beauty and The Beauty Detox Solution is based on the idea that food shapes our bodies and vegetables or raw plant-food rather, play a major role in maintaining beauty from the inside out. What I am learning (and still reading) from The Beauty Detox Solution is that the order in which you eat your meals greatly affects your digestive system. Eating from light to heavy is the optimal routine, i.e., light breakfast, medium lunch, heavier dinner. I'm still trying to wrap my head around other equally important points both books cover about the alkaline/acidic food balance and all of the "beautifying" foods to add to your diet. A couple of chapters later and there I am, at Wholefoods with a basket full of healthy goodies I don't typically buy. Who is this person?
Here's to more juicing and more smoodies!
Perfect for storing sunglasses and jewelry, a mirrored tray is an essential styling piece. You can easily make it more chic by adding flowers and candles or use it to store makeup and perfumes. I bought this one at a thrift store in Bed-Stuy for $30 (kind of pricey I know). If you've been looking and haven't been able to find one at your local thrift store then, I strongly recommend doing a quick search on Etsy for "Brass Mirrored Tray". There are so many affordable options on Etsy it's kind of ridiculous.
I came across a small oval version on the Cotton & Copper Trading CO.'s Etsy shop for $15 and without hesitation I scooped it up.
I am in love with these new nightstands. Since the bedroom closet in the new place is teeny tiny we definitely needed the extra storage. The project itself was pretty simple and budget friendly. Paint + Stain + New Knobs, that's all it took to transform the ikea rast drawer chest into the perfect bedside table .You can find instructions here.
This is what it looked like before:
A quick trip back home was just what the doctor ordered. Instagram definitely came in handy. I don't know what I would have done without it. Although I packed the DSLR I decided to keep it in my suitcase. See more here.
The countdown for my return starts now: 1...2...3...
Some quick highlights:
1) My precious godson going nuts at the beach 2) Santa Monica Beach 3) I almost considered re-reading this for the flight 4) Urth Cafe with my old lady 5) The last supper with the gang
I've been gathering bedroom inspiration for our upcoming move to a new apartment. I love interior designer Rémi Tessier's room for La Réserve. It's open and calm (not to mention beautiful).
I love this piece by Almir Mavignier and countless other works by the amazing Brazilian graphic designer. That's why I decided to create a room inspired by this poster. What do you think?
There's no question that I love a modern home, but when you add a bohemian twist to a modern home I think you've hit the jackpot. Neutrals mixed with a rich green + natural wood elements paired with a dark metal, yeah, that's what I like.