Pomp And Circumstance

To Tide Us Over…

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration, Uncategorized by Miss Circumstance on May 31, 2010

Sorry guys for disappearing (although most of you are probably out doing awesomely perfect 3 day weekend nothingness like laying in the sun reading, or watching your kids slide down a plastic slide into a kiddie pool 50 times in a row, like they have never done it before). Here are some beautiful rooms from the Elle Decor website to tide us over (which I will admit is a bit of a half wit post, but I gotta get back to soaking up my nothingness)

And So I Gave It A Whirl…

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on May 29, 2010

Last week, I posted some gorgeous photos of the one and only Ms. Zooey Deschanel. (You can view the post here).  Toward the end of said post, I made note of the great boho headband she was wearing across her forehead.  And I quote:

“The boho headband.  In my opinion, it’s slightly tough to get this look right, but I’m gonna try it anyway!”

Low and behold!  I have tried it!  Check it out….

(Tank – Anthropologie, Shorts – J. Crew, Tights – Old, Boots – Frye, Necklace – Marc By Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses – Ray Ban, Rings – Elizabeth and James, Dannijo, and F21)

What do you guys think?  Have you tried the boho headband?  Thoughts? Musings?

Some’n out’a Some’n Else

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on May 28, 2010

This post on Apartment Therapy is totally up my alley….different ways of decorating using everyday objects

Silver platters and serving trays mounted on the wall....and check out that gorgeous bench

Vintage keys- I have seen this in a local Santa Cruz store (Stripe) where they have used a ton of keys to make the shape of letters in order to spell a word

Old matchbooks

Ever wonder what to do with all your old buttons? The key to this look is keeping them in the same tone

These look like cuts of a tree trunk...or baskets maybe?

Leather and Stripes and Lace, Oh My!

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on May 26, 2010

It seems that lately each time I am just about finished putting on an outfit in the morning I go through the following debate:

To belt, or not to belt…That is the question.

While I definitely appreciate the figure flattering quality of adding belts to just about any outfit (and on this particular day I went with a belt), the closer it gets to Summer, the more I just want to wear cosy, flowy pieces!

(Dress – H&M, Tank – Anthropologie, Jacket – Purchased at Ambiance in the Capitola Mall, Belt – Urban Outfitters, Socks – Marc By Marc Jacobs, Boots – Frye, Rings – Elizabeth and James, Dannijo, and F21)

So, what do you think? To belt, or not to belt?

The Art of the Art Wall

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on May 25, 2010

Most of us have several pictures, prints, framed finds, and works of art that we are not quite sure what to do with. I’ve often been stuck at how to group things in a way that is intentional looking and flows, yet doesn’t look matchy-matchy. Here are some pics of walls that seem like they hit the mark to me-

Domino via Apartment Therapy

(this one the art is the wall, but isn’t it a great simple way to fill a big space with something bold?)

I guess I lean toward the eclectic non-matching art walls. If you look at all those images, they are collections of frames in various finishes, sizes, colors, and thickness. I like that….it makes it look like it’s been there awhile and didn’t all come from a catalog. It’s hard to pull off sometimes and not have it end up looking like a bunch of stuff that has no thought to it.  I have something like this going in my office. I’ll try to take some pictures soon to post….

The Bulking Up Begins…

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on May 24, 2010

I had previously mentioned in a post that I am currently spending some time and thought bulking up my own personal shoe department. This week, my first pair of beauties arrived, and I couldn’t wait to share them with you!

(Denim leggings – Joe’s Jeans, Shoes – Deena & Ozzy, Shirts – Anthropologie, Leather Jacket – Purchased at Ambiance in the Capitola Mall, Sunglasses – F21, Rings – Elizabeth & James, Dannijo, and Urban Outfitters)

A Dresser Upside Down Is A…..Flower Bed??

Posted in Circumstance's Home, D.I.Y., Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on May 22, 2010

Miss Circumstance is venturing outside the home today and onto the front patio, where I have made my first attempt at a vegetable garden. I got this awesome book at a local bookstore with a gift certificate I got for Christmas called Grow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small Spaces

It’s all about working with what you’ve got- you got a sunny window and a coffee can? You can grow tomatoes! It’s not an overwhelmingly fatty book either, which is good for me because I can get lost in a how-to book if it is too thick and too long. Anyways, one of the tips in this book is to look for free piles of stuff on the side of the road, because you would be surprised at what can be made into a flower bed. And building flower beds from scratch can actually be kind of expensive.

So here is my veggie and herb garden – it’s on the front patio of our house because that is the spot that gets the sun for the longest. See the bed on the left? That is a dresser that we found on the side of the road!! We (the husband part of we) pulled out the pieces of wood that separated the drawers and voila…a garden bed.

Close-up of dresser garden bed

So hopefully we’ll be eating some fresh cucumbers, green beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots soon. The herbs have been growing great and are sooooo easy. If a dummy gardener like me can grow them, anyone can. And it is so much better than paying for them at the store when they are so easy to grow. And you usually only need a little bit but have to go all the way to the store for that little bit. It pains me to pay for an herb like basil when I could be growing one plant that would last me a whole season. So go try it! You can do it!

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Stripes Were. Stripes Are. Stripes Will Always Be.

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on May 22, 2010

(Zooey Deschanel via Fashion Gone Rogue)

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Miss Zooey Deschanel.  I love Zooey, and have decided that from this point forward I am going to carry on as if we are on a first name basis with one another. So, today, I would like to talk a bit about my friend Zooey, and her incredibly gorgeous style.  Zooey always manages to look adorable and yet completely accessible at the same time.  The above shots are styled really simply, but all of them are featuring spot-on trends that I’m ready to jump on the wagon with!

1) White!  Happy Springtime everyone!  Break out the clean white ensembles! I especially love the full petal skirt. Amazing.

2) Stripes! Stripes were. Stripes are. Stripes will always be.

3) The boho headband.  In my opinion, it’s slightly tough to get this look right, but I’m gonna try it anyway!

4) Blush colored ensembles! I am loving the soft and feminine style of this trend (paired with my leather jacket of course).

Check Out These Beauties

Posted in Circumstance's Home, Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on May 21, 2010

Remember awhile back when I talked about giving my bedroom a little makeover? I picked up these babies today at Home Goods (don’t they remind you of Jonathan Adler?). You are probably familiar with that store, or noticed a sign for it while driving on the freeway. They are usually in those weird little shopping centers with Linen N’ Things and Smart and Finals. It’s one of those stores like Ross that has last seasons stuff or overstock items. Home Goods is awesome – it is GREAT for furniture, rugs, vases, decorations, lamps, and kitchen stuff. Hmmmmm, that’s just about everything isn’t it? I saw a humungo beautiful 8×10 lavender rug for $199. That’s a fantastic price. Anyways, I thought I’d give a little preview of my room by showing you these lamps. Their pretty big ( over 2 feet high), and should look good on either side of my bed.

Spring Has Sprung (If Only In My Mind…)

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on May 20, 2010

While the weather outside has been fairly cloudy and dreadful, I have decided that it is still time for my closet to get it’s spring sprucing underway.  For me, this has meant keeping my eye out for good deals on cute shorts and as many colorful items as I can get my hands on.

While the weather doesn’t yet permit my taking these items out for the well-deserved-trot-around-town they deserve, I couldn’t help but share some shots of this oh-so-cute romper I recently purchased at Anthropologie (on sale for $30!!).

(Romper – Anthropologie, Ring – Dannijo)

I have already thought of multiple outfits I can center around this cute new find!