Thursday, September 26, 2013
Shiny copper and a wall clock for the kitchen and coral for my bedroom – thanks to a few great sales currently going on at Joss and Main! Check out the Old Dutch and the Arcadian Accents sales. The wall clock was only $38, and the quatrefoil jar was called Alayna! I didn’t have a choice really…
Monday, September 23, 2013
i also sliced my hand pretty badly washing dishes (it can get violent), but hey – it’s fall! silver lining, people. how did you celebrate the return of the greatest season of all seasons?
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thanks to the talented Shayna, letterpress artist and founder of Steel Petal Press here in Chicago, Danielle and I finally have some respectable business cards. Since we printed our first cards in November 2011 (for our NYC trip), we’ve always gone to Kinko’s for a quick fix before we had to travel or attend an event. But those cards bent, smeared, and this that or the other.
Extra thick weight, coral painted edges, simple design.
It’s like a freshly baked chocolate cookie served up paper style.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Behold: the inspiration
I definitely want to do vertical since it’s a small space and no single wall is especially long. And I want slightly wider stripes (like the powder room shot above) – I’m worried thinner stripes will feel like a jail cell.
My entryway has been nothing special at all since moving in. Mostly a holding area for my old coffee table, shoes, and dog paraphernalia.
Help! What do you all think?!
UPDATE: per reader Annie’s suggestion, I moved some things around and instagrammed the new arrangement. LOVE it. The door looks like a great architectural accent instead of a secret, unused door. Thanks, Emily!
Monday, September 16, 2013
Sofa is Pottery Barn Carlisle, rug is from Joss and Main, brass curtain rod and curtain are West Elm.
You can purchase here.
grey trellis from Serena and Lily , black and white spotted from Furbish Studio,
When I downsized, the only two pieces of furniture I was able to bring with me included the couch and the bed – the two pieces I never wanted my dogs on. So it was time to finally get them a bed they’d actually like. Unfortunately, the styles at Costco and Petco just weren’t cutting it. Thanks to Harry Barker for this stylish black and white toile bed. It’s the medium size so it’s large enough for both of my 25-lb furfriends. They love it. And I’m happy.
This will inevitably change, but for now the $30 brass end table I got in Craigslist is showcasing a few decorative pieces from my old place. The milk glass lamp, the faux topiary (I can’t keep real plants alive), a candle, some coasters, and my favorite porcelain horns that are Jonathan Adler but I got from Furbish Studio.
photos by Alaina Kaczmarski
Thursday, September 12, 2013
so excited to sport these shoes and this rebecca taylor dress at our bloomingdale’s event tonight.
(my dress is actually the black and gold version)
hopefully i’ll be seeing you there!
if you haven’t yet rsvped-do so here! and bring your friends!
bloomingdales at 900 n michigan ave
enter on the walton street side
cocktails, photo booth, dj, light appetizers, and gift bags for the first 100 guests!
photos by alaina kaczmarski
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
everygirl photo shoot at nordstrom rack
everygirl event at the apple store on north michigan
everygirl event at bloomingdale’s at 900 north michigan
details and rsvp here
friend’s engagement party
my nephew’s 1st bday in the afternoon
wedding shower in the evening
wish me luck!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
So all is well and fine. Then my Chicago Magazine Singles article came out, and someone-an unidentified Elizabeth-left the following comment:
Your outfit looks great. What’s holding you back is that hair! Long straight hair ain’t doin nothin for ya. Cut it off to shoulder length…get some layers going…graduate to a more sophisticated style.
Well, Elizabeth. Shoulder length will NEVER ever happen on this girl. I love long hair on women, myself in particular. I think it’s feminine and sexy and fun to flip around when I’m dancing. That being said, I was desperate for SOMEONE to help me with my volume situation.
Enter Andreas Zafiriadis, Chicago’s leading hair stylist and owner of Salon Buzz on East Delaware Street. I visited the Streeterville location and three hours later emerged with my “more sophisticated style.” Behold.
This place sure is perty. Chandeliers, zebra wood, and all.
darker, fuller, fresher.
i’m still learning how to style it. there are some serious layers in the front that barely even go back into a pony (ahh! whadoido?!) my sis says a round brush is necessary. so i need to learn how to use that… more details to follow.
what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done with your hair?
Tuesday, September 3, 2013