Monday, 29 February 2016

My Best Dressed Picks for Oscars 2016

This Elizabeth Kennedy gown worn by Mindy Kaling was by far one of my favorites...check out the back of this dress...absolutely striking!   I think the makeup was a bit dark and a hit of pink on the lip and cheek would have been much fresher but I loved this gown.

Another favorite for me was Patricia Arquette who looked striking in this deep blue matte, satin gown by Marina Rinaldi.

 Sarah Silverman wearing Zac Posen.

Olivia Munn wearing Stella McCartney.

Charlize Theron wearing Dior.

Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior.

Eddie Redmayne and his pregnant wife wearing Alexander McQueen.

Here's a couple of dresses worn by TV hosts that I thought were bang on.

This beaded gown worn by Robin Roberts was striking. 

This charcoal beaded gown by Dennis Basso was absolutely stunning on Kelly Ripa.

And my top pick for men was Sylvester Stallone...he looked amazing in this navy & black tux.

(All photos or

Friday, 26 February 2016

Teen Rooms Get Updated

One thing we did recently was purchase queen sized beds for our two (very tall) teenagers, which meant more moving and shifting.  It always amazes me how a family is constantly growing and changing.  We switched out my daughter's iron bed in her bedroom...which is one of the sweetest beds and I can't part with this headboard...I may just put it somewhere unexpected because I love it so much.  I had the queen one above, in storage...I bought it at an auction years ago and stripped it down. I really do love it against the black wall.  (Speaking of growing and changing, my daughter is now telling me she wants the bed on the floor and the collage!)



And my son wanted his room moved up from the basement, which also means my office is now in the basement...and explains why I've been a little slow with posts lately. No headboard for this bed...just a huge arrow which I painted on the wall.  This simple, graphic arrow is one of my favorite things in my house.  I'll have to post more on this room later.

Do you recognize this industrial-style light?  It's the one I spotted last year at Home Depot....very cool and under $100.00.

Here's a pic of the office before it became a bedroom bed.

(All pics taken by me with my iPhone.)

So that's the quick update.  
Have a good weekend!