Friday, November 30, 2012

Dressing For Mr. Claus

 Nordstrom Cole Haan High Pump
'Chelsea' $328.00. Also in black

Dolce and Gabbana Lace Dress $1375.00

Nordstrom  Natasha Couture Feather
Clutch $98.00

Saks Herve Leger Bandage Dress $1150.00
Nordstrom Laundry by Shelli Segal Tiered Skirt Dress $195.
Something reasonable? I found a couple of things.
 ASOS Coast Nikita Dress $219.88
 Payless Shoes $19.99
 What do you think? Santa would like
what I picked out to wear?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Getting In The Spirit

Before-tree is from Costco.

After adding the ornaments.
Mr. COS and I decorated the tree this week.

Butterflies from Saks

Cost Plus and Pier 1

Neiman Marcus.  I can't remember where I got the peace ornaments.

Love, peace and what Christmas is all about.

Christmas tree at Fashion Island in Newport Beach,
California. Over 100 feet tall and 17,000 lights and

We had Thanksgiving dinner here in Corona Del Mar,
California. Quaint restaurant with good food.

This is a decorating update.
A while back we finally found a floor lamp to replace
our broken one. I think it goes with the asian-pacific
design in our living-dining area.

New animal print goblets-only four were found at Home Goods.

I'm linking with My Romantic Home for
Fiona's Green Day

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pretty In Purple

Purple seems to me to be an under-rated color. I have
put together some fall/winter things in purple I think
you may like.  This first gown is from Nordstrom and
sells for $268.00.

 This little clutch is also from Nordstrom $128.00.

This short little dress is from ASOS $96.75.

This animal print dress is from ASOS $41.34.

These Michael Kors booties are from Nordstrom $194.95.

The rest of the things pictured are from  NM Catalog. 
This silk suit is $380.00 from Neiman Marcus.

These suede pumps are $1245.00. Also from Neiman Marcus catalog.
A bit pricey if you ask me, but sooo pretty to look at.
What's the deal with all the purple? It was my grand-daughter's
{first} favorite color when she wanted to be a princess doctor
when she grew up.

This is from Burberry $350.00 in Neiman Marcus catalog.
If I was where it was snowing and I was freezing I would
want this to keep me warm.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Beauty

Can you believe the markings on this little daisy? This is growing in a pot
in my next door neighbor's yard. It photographs so surreal.
This is my coral rose. It is is so photogenic.

This is my 'Sentimental' rose. I thought my roses had finished
blooming and my roses surprised me this week. This represents
the winter season in my rose garden. Can you think of a better
 rose for Christmas. It's red and white like a candy cane and
 it's named 'Sentimental'.
Another view. My hubby even noticed this bloom.


It looks like garden candy.

I'm ending this post with this oil that hangs in my office by
Bobbe Perlberg. It reminds me of a cool walk on the beach
in the fall. I hope all that have been devastated by the recent
storm on the east coast are on the mend and finding much
needed resources.

I'll be linking with Fiona for Green Day and
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Here is Neiman Marcus keeping up with the vintage trend.
All ornaments pictured here are from Neiman Marcus 2012.
This is by Jay Strongwater.
 This beauty was a gift. This is the front of it.

This is the back of the ornament.

This is a velvet covered ornament with gold braid and little faux pearls.
This was also a gift.

One beautiful ornament after another.

This is hallowed crystal glass with
a crystal dangle.
The following ornaments are from Wisteria:
I couldn't resist showing you these ornaments. They
are perfect for beach house decorating.


These are classic beauties.

This is a Jewish ornament with a romance
card explaining the tradition.

And finally this beautiful silver crown is
not an ornament but would make a great
decoration all year round. Also, from
 Wisteria $49.00.