As I always say, you never know when inspiration strikes and mine came with this fabulous pair of Gianmarco Lorenzi Double Platform Heels (trademark of this fabulous designer) with exposed zipper detailing within the exposed platform. The detailing of this black shoe allowed me to carry this over into great decor options that can add some pop throughout your home!
In the bathroom, add details such as this black and white Legacy Home Linea Graphic Shower Curtain which has a nice architectural feel. Moving into the bedroom, flatsheets by Natori are another classic with a twist as they have a Ming theme on them. Pair this with bedding by Ralph Lauren as it's a classic that never goes out of style.
Moving into the kitchen, I am a huge fan of Mavea as we use this throughout the day, unlike my Penguin which turns my water into seltzer, this container purifies water and can hold large amounts. Paul and I drink from this everyday and many times, my water filters here before being used for my Penguin or Breville (tea maker that I am also obsessed with). In addition, I love fun dessert plates as these are perfect when you're having something sweet or you want to eat from a smaller plate, I love these Vagabond Vintage Black and White plates.
Moving into the living room or wherever you choose to relax in, I think having a Media Cabinet is a must! You can store your media in here OR it's great in your office if you want to store your accessories which is also another fun way to display as well as organize them. Add fun pillows to your space from Horchow which has visually appealing graphics. Finally, we're always charging our tech everywhere and sometimes you just want to talk with others on a phone (you know the ones we grew up on), so these Bluetooth Handset and Charging Stations available in black and white is perfect and adds a bit of pop in your decor!
We just switched our closets as it's getting harder and harder to wear a lot of our summer items and pass them off as current season. We're mid week and thinking of the weekend and that means, it's time to relax. We love that he can rock his comfy jersey track pants by Baartmans and Siegel with this fun graphic tee by O'Neill! Paired with this Brera watch and Sorel surplus boots. To keep the chill off, how about this quilted Lacoste jacket is the perfect way to complete the look whether heading to Whole Foods, brunch or wherever the weekend takes you!
The plaid shirt is analogous to my love for rocking skinny jeans and leggings at any given chance! With that said, when you have a staple that is without question, your "go to piece" then you have to think about all the ways that you can wear it to keep it fresh. This week and next week we tackle the plaid issue for men. This week, we look at the casual way of wearing it and pairing it with appropriate graphics that definitely highlight you chic vibe of being comfortable. In addition, there are number of shoes that you can wear to complete the look. I have become a fan of Adidas for men so it's nice to see this included within the spread! For those who embrace this look, we'll see you wearing it this holiday season, at brunch, traveling and so much more!
If you haven't been able to tell, I'm excited about heading out to Vegas. I always have a great time and when you're talking about this time of year, it's all about tradeshows. Everyone wants to tell you about their product, provide you a take away of sorts and they want to leave a lasting impression. There is no better way then when you see promotional models on the floor wearing the companies outfits or wearing items that have been embroidered, silkscreened, etc with the companies' logo. If this is what companies do at these venues, how much more should we think about it for our businesses, events, etc. There are a lot of options but how about a place that does various kinds of branding at one place? I'm aware of places that do graphics on tees but that doesn't always means that they do embroidery.
Today, I was introduced to Indigo Clothing which has various options for t-shirt printing and also many styles for mens and womens clothing as well as interesting bags and other promotional items. With so many options, you don't have to wonder if there is an article of clothing that represents the look you're attempting to achieve. Whether you're talking about a new lounge, booth, a video your doing or it's an additional item that you're selling on your site. Just looking at these items made me think about items that I would love to place my logo on for my jewelry line that is getting an additional line added. This would be perfect for holiday sales and when I want a cute tee for running around! In addition, it's a great idea for items on the site as well! I'll let you now how that goes!
Yes I may be an NYC girl, but originally (and if you checked my Tweet this morning @Cocoaebe) you would find that I am from Indiana. Born in a medium sized town and at the age of 8 moved to Indianapolis! Oh yes and then I went to college at Indiana University, decided that I would head east as my mom moved back to Jersey and here I am a NYC girl. That is some serious traveling and I have never had a cute Indiana shirt except for the ones that I wore for college!
Now I am all about graphic tees - look at my drawer and you know that when I am not in something else, I am in this and I am happier dressed like this. But Festa has taken my love for graphic tees to an entirely different level. They know how to make you look cute while you "rep" your area and they have such a variety that you will start to snag more than just where you're from. With Fashion Week coming and knowing I will attend every show known to man, I am going to need comfy clothes to relax in!
If I posted every shirt that reflects where I am, it would take all day but know that you have a new fan that will be doing quite a bit of shopping on this site. Definitely support this and look for your area! You know I love it when I have two Fashionable Fridays posts in one day!
First, I have to say thank you so much to everyone who participated! I love when people leave comments and share something about themselves! If you have always wanted to know what you could do to relax, I would definitely take notes from the people who left their great pieces of advice! But unfortunately, we only can have 2 winners although it was so close, I decided to give away 3 Spongelle Soaps!
Congratulations Jennae who was my favorite, I think it's adorable that she is able to relax while having fun blowing bubbles with her child. Obviously, she's a busy lady between doing graphics, blogging and also dabbling in yet another form of creativity! I checked out her site at Green Your Decor and I think we should all take notes!
Another kudos to Mary Jenkins! I love taking baths too and although I find to get the perfect one, it takes some time - it's so worth it. Check her out at Now Entering Momville - I definitely started reading it when I had a second and gave me some much needed laughs!
And finally, I love keeping it simple so how could I not include Theresa N who does yoga in her garden? Maybe it's because I grew up in the Midwest and sometimes miss those serene moments being out in NYC but it made me feel refreshed just thinking about it!
Congratulations ladies and thank you to everyone who put in comments as well. As a heads up and in honor of Fourth of July we have an amazing giveaway that will include two different items which is going to be fun. One involves a food that is definitely iconic when you think about Americana dining and the other is something that is quickly becoming a typical activity that we enjoy more and more! Both will launch on Mon and winners will be selected on Fourth of July so keep your eyes peeled!
I love t-shirts! Those with graphics are even better! I think they're perfect year around and they can be layered as well. I love this shirt with the pops of yellow on it. What a sunny shirt to wear when you're out and about with friends on a weekend brunch, when you're traveling and want to wear something comfortable. I love the 60/70's "Love Theme" that seems like something Beatles oriented. The best thing about this shirt is that for under $9, it's all yours - what a great way to build your weekend wardrobe or your vacation one if you're about to head out on a trip. You have to love Forever 21 and if it's not in your area, you can shop online which is always a good thing! Check out more pieces on Forever 21 for you and others (great gifting).
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