Sunday, August 26, 2012
I wore my favorite Missoni dress today. I've had this dress for years! I love that Missoni pieces never go out of style.
After months of scouring every furniture store imaginable, I have finally found the perfect settee. My apartment is almost complete and its feel so good. More pictures to come!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I had the best time in Houston this past week. I definitely experienced "Southern Hospitality" - everyone was so kind, welcoming, and generous. I'm happy to be back home though - I missed the city. "I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance." -Nora Ephron I hope you all have a great weekend!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Today I've put together a Fall Trends post for a fabulous blog; The Style Pundit. The blogger behind The Style Pundit, Allison, is a fellow Arizonan, and is coming to New York for Fashion Week. I cannot wait to see her and talk all things fashion! Check out the post here.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
On my flight to Houston (I'm here for work, staying at the beautiful Hotel Granduca) I had a chance to look through all of my pictures from the past few weeks. If you're not already following me, my instagram is kattanita. Some of the highlights...
Early afternoon meeting at Vogue
Beautiful hybrid tea roses in an Anthropologie mug
Delicious Laduree macarons - caramel and pistachio are my favorite
Behind the scenes at the Haute Hippie look book shoot
On the Today show set with Natalie Morales, Kathie Lee, and Hoda - major highlight!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Remember when I posted a few shots of my mom's house here? Most of my mom's furnishings came from this amazing home decor store in Phoenix called Blueseeds. The interior designer and owner behind Blueseeds; Carla Bonner, has impeccable taste. I love how she mixes traditional pieces with unexpected patterns, pops of color, and eclectic elements. I'm heading to Arizona in 2 weeks and cannot wait to pop into the store - I'm hoping to find a great throw pillow (or two) for my apartment!
A little decor eye candy to start off your Monday. I so need that vintage Louis trunk...
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I desperately need artwork for my apartment so I decided to search Pinterest for inspiration. While searching, I came across the picture on the bottom left which originally came from one of my favorite design blogs; The Zhush! I love everything about the picture - from the vibrant colors to the pattern. I'm thinking it would be fun to do a gallery wall with pictures that are all different shapes and sizes. What do you think?
1. Crate and Barrel Cityscape print
2. Made by Girl Cocoa & Hearts painting
3. Birdaria Marrakech canvas
4. Art.com Prada canvas
5. Etsy Chanel print
Saturday, August 18, 2012
My new favorite bag is the YSL "Cabas Chyc" bag. After a recent trip to Bergdorfs, I tried on the bag in Black, Beige, and Biscuit (a saddle brown color.) The Biscuit color was such a gorgeous, rich shade of brown...I think I may need it!
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Just snapped up this denim vest from Levi's. It's kind of fun right? I'm thinking it will be perfect with my new BCBG long sleeve black t-shirt dress and tan Joie boots for Fall.
a.v. max bangles, Michael Kors watch
I had so much fun styling this video and working with model Emma Ostilly and videographer Evan Miller. Remember when I posted the behind the scenes shots here? I'm so excited to finally be able to share it with all of you!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I first fell in love with Ippolita my senior year of high school. I was on the hunt for a pair of gold chandelier earrings to go along with my strapless, Grecian-esque prom dress and stumbled upon Ippolita in the case at Neiman Marcus. My love for Ippolita only grew from there and that's why I was particularly giddy when they invited me to preview their Fall 2012 collection. A few pictures from last night...
Parker dress c/o, Ippolita jewels
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Last week my friend Jen (who designs these fabulous tunics!) was telling me about her favorite clothing line; Annie Griffin. I had never heard of Annie Griffin before (apparently I've been living under a rock since they have 7,000+ Facebook fans!) so I decided to check out their site. I loved what I saw. Annie Griffin was started by two darling sisters - Annie and Robin - three years ago. The Georgian based line has grown at such a fast pace and is carried in over 200 boutiques around the country. I just snapped up this blouse - the silk is so soft and the colors are so pretty. Outfit post to come!
Monday, August 13, 2012
I adore Momofuku Milk Bar. There are several different locations in the city, but I'm partial towards the East Village one. I always get the same thing - a cornflake cookie (made of cornflakes, chocolate chips, and marshmallows - yes it's as good as it sounds) and a cereal milk milkshake which is absolutely divine. I found the Momofuku cornflake cookie recipe on this blog a few days ago and am dying to make my own this weekend!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Sundays are for relaxing and that is exactly what I did. I slept in 'til noon, threw on my ridiculously soft Three Dots tank and headed down to Soho for brunch at Peels (their biscuits and scrambled eggs are to die for!)
Three Dots tank c/o (love this one and this one), Alice and Olivia shorts, Louis Vuitton damier speedy bag, Jack Rogers sandals, Michael Kors watch, Asha by ADM ring, a.v. max bracelets (love this one), J.Crew necklace
While strolling around the West Village today I walked by the townhouse from my last post. Isn't the exterior charming? There are only a few things I would change. I would add black window boxes filled with bright flowers and two tall topiaries to frame the door. Would you change anything or leave it just the way it is?
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Tommy works in real estate (on the commercial side) but he loves to browse the residential listings on the New York Times every week. He is always sending me links to stunning townhouses that are for sale and this was one of his favorites. The skylight ceiling, herringbone wood floors, and marble counters are beautiful additions to this townhouse that was originally built in 1848. I love the fact that it's newly renovated and unfurnished - it's just a blank canvas waiting for me to come in and decorate it!
Friday, August 10, 2012
I'm guest posting at one of my favorite blogs today; The Girls of Lincoln Park. The 4 girls behind GOLP are all best friends who live in Chicago's Lincoln Park. They could not be cuter and I am so looking forward to meeting them in person when they come for Fashion Week! Check out my guest post about chevron rugs here.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tommy came home with this beautiful bundle of hybrid tea roses - he's the best. The gorgeous orange-yellow color in the roses inspired me to do an outfit post wearing one of my favorite summery dresses by Gypsy05. If you're tired of seeing me wearing dresses and carrying my french market basket, I'm
not sorry. I think I'm the only person in New York who isn't ready/excited for Fall. (Ok, maybe I'm a little bit excited - Fashion Week is just around the corner!) Visit my Facebook for outfit outtakes.
Gypsy05 dress, Max and Chloe monogram necklace, french market basket, Sam Edelman flats, JCrew and vintage bangles, Michael Kors watch, Asha by ADM ring
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
I'm so looking forward to the weekend. I'll be spending Saturday night on a rooftop in Chelsea celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. Everyone is bringing something to eat - so I decided I'm going to bring a big plate of tomato mozzarella skewers. I hope the weather behaves for our outdoor festivities and I hope my caprese skewers turn out as pretty as these!
Monday, August 6, 2012
On the lookout for a new pair of cat eye sunnies. Loving the Elizabeth and James pair below.
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