Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Looking ahead to spring......clothes that is.

Sitting in my inbox when I got home was link to one of my favorite stores! They definitley carry out the kind of style that best suits me. Some of it was so great, I just imagine myself in it. Do you guys do that? Or is that just me?

Look #1:
This particular style is jsut the splash of spring elegance I was looking for. It's polished enough to wear on a date somewhere and causal enough that you are not secure and comfortable for a walk of brhnch-like engagement. Come to think of it, I think I am more in love with the deep coral color and the way it's color accents make everything else pop. This would look great with any accent color...green, blue, yellow, but this coral gives it the perfect romantic feel...hmmm...maybe some inspiration for 2/14? Love it!!!

Look #2:
I loved the mix n' match style that is going on now. I've been adventurous to try it out with different colors, not different patterns so much. But look at this pretty example...isn't it devine? With such a busy yet stylish ensemble you have to make sure to let the clothes do the talking, they did right to have the model with an updo.

Look #3:
This last look hooked me with the socks. Hello!!! Aren't those great? I pictured myself traveling Europe on foot looking stylish in an effortless way. Add a great backpack and a vintage camera and you're ready to roll. Spring is looking up! Time to tone those legs.

Was lovely to catch up with everyone. Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Updates: Wedding planning for friend was put on hold. So definitely looking for new project :-)

~La Femme

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I look to Europe often for inspiration and mystery; which I think ultimately define why I am so interested in it--lack of first-hand knowledge. I am ok with that being the circumstance now, I hope to alleviate that predicament as soon as I have the proper funds to get me out there.

Occasionally I doodle. I haven't posted anything lately, but today this picture sparked my interest:

It is called "Paris Grey" and I fell in love immediatley. In my crazy imagination, Paris is covered with art and beautiful corners like these to be discovered.
Paris Gray

Now this is the kind of grafitti art that I can appreciate. So I decided to try to replicate this using another color for my pen.

I call this one "Tacoma Bleu" :
I wonder sometimes with all of my interests...what path I should lead in life? We'll see.
Have a great weekend everyone!!

~La Femme

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What's for Dinner...

I don't consider myself much of a homemaker/cook type. However the art of cooking and all things Kitchen-esq fascinate me. I love learning and mastering different skills and I've recently have been given the gift of 365: No Repeats from Rachael Ray. This is a great beginner book for me to acquaint myself with this new interest of mine. My ultimate goal? To be a hostess with the most-ess. I want to be able to invite people over and not stress about my dish, but me confident in it.

Recipe #1: Beef Fajita Burger w/ Seared Pepper and Onion...take a looksie!

The worcestershire sauce was ah-may-zing! Add some black beans and voilà, nice savory dinner. Yum!

Recipe #2 ( I did this one today) Island Bird: Pineapple Rum Chicken
I paired this recipe with a bed of Jasmine rice and lots of red pepper flakes. My nose was running for days, but the pineapple simmered with onion and garlic and RUM was so so good. Here's some proof!

So I may be getting hooked with this cooking stuff.....and, I haven't even gotten to desserts! Exciting times and I'll be sure to share each of my discoveries (and failures) to come. Wish me luck. 

On a completely other note, I found these great teapots on Mariage Frères. They are beautiful, amazing, and most importantly, FRENCH!!! 

Oh, la, la.....what a day.

~La Femme

Friday, January 7, 2011

After Winter, comes Spring!

Hey guys,
For some reason I forget that winter goes past the New Year's festivities. It's crazy, but once I recover from the Holiday's I am ready for the Spring. My current winter looks like a soggy sponge, but my dream winter resembles this...


...ah Paris, Je voudrais être là!

So now to clothes. I'm feeling a pull to prints. I have not used prints at all much in the past; usually just to accessorize, but check out this sweater and skirt that make you feel .."pretty, oh so Prettty!!!..." Let me know what you think!

What a wonderful way to welcome spring! Those Brit's know what they are doing, check out www.us.asos.com 

Next up...more information on how my baby shower (and by 'my' I meant the shower that I planned) went. Also, I'll update you on the Wedding I am planning (for someone else). Just find it necessary to be clear! Don't want to confuse my 4 readers....if that.

~La Femme