Pomp And Circumstance

Visions Of Jackie

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on June 30, 2010

Look at this beautiful piece of art by Andy Warhol

I have never been an Andy Warhol fan myself, but i think this piece is breathtaking. It is Jackie O. in mourning, and i think you can tell. I just adore it. I would love to have it in my house. I have been trying to find it online somewhere, but the only one I can find is from Christie’s, and it was an original that sold for like $40,000 or something like that. I’ll keep searching…..

If I lived In A World Of My Making, Everything Would Be Made Of Stripes

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on June 28, 2010

J. Crew Stripe Silk Romper

J. Crew Solid Ripstop Field Jacket

J. Crew Softspun Cotton Pocket Tee

J. Crew Gallery-Stripe Marlie Shell

Tomorrow, Miss Circumstance and I are taking a little day trip to have some sisterly-shopping-time (after work of course). These items (along with a gorgeous white silk oversized blouse from Anthropologie that I can’t seem to find a photo of) are some of the items I’m eyeing in preparation.  I hope I have some fun things to share with you when I come home!

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Color Not Your Thing?

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on June 26, 2010

If you play for the “is there any other way to go besides neutrals and creams” team, then look at this great room care of Lonny Magazine (my new favorite online place. Just you wait….there will be several nods to Lonny)

 It’s super well executed. Even with all the brown in there, it doesn’t scream “broooown!!”. One thing that I notice is the several places he used live plants or greens. That green makes a big difference. I also love the tufted bench, which looks like a twin size futon that is laid flat. I’m sure it’s not….I’m sure it’s some thousands of dollars fancy bench, but I think if you had a big enough room, a futon could be a great solution (do they even make twin size futons?? I don’t know). He also used a lot of textures- well worn leather, fuzzy throw, natural driftwood looking table, glazed pottery. That also helps break up the brownness. And the beyond high walls all painted white and bathed in light help too:-)

There’s You & There’s Me

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day, There's You & There's Me by Miss Pomp on June 25, 2010

(Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell, Shorts – J. Crew, Shirt – Anthropologie, Rings – Elizabeth & James and Dannijo)

Check out these awesome Jeffrey Campbell clogs, courtesy of my lovely friend Ashley of Love Letters. I have recently decided that I love tall shoes, even though all three of my new pairs escalate me to over 6 feet tall. This particular pair of shoes is a knock-off of the ever-fabulous Chanel Clog….

Image courtesy of Fashion Lookbook

But really, how many of us can afford Chanel clogs… Or, Chanel anything for that matter. And that, my friends, is when we turn to our good friend Jeffrey Campbell, always there to keep us stylish, and out of debt at the same time!

I Found Something Wonderful…

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on June 23, 2010

I stumbled across this online magazine somehow called Lonny Magazine. It looks lovely! I found myself really pouring over the pages….like a real magazine. You know the ones you love when they come in the mail, and you save it for that just-right moment when the kids are in bed, or the sun is out, and you get to settle in and really look and read at every part of each page? When you’re saving it for that just right time when you get to savor it? Not just thumb through it as you walk from the mailbox to the house then toss it in the recycle? That’s what this one feels like. Now I have only looked at this one, but there are a few more back issues that I intend to go through too. Here’s some images from the current issue:



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Spotted: Blake Lively Looking Foxy

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on June 21, 2010

Photo courtesy of Nylon Magazine

Photo courtesy of Nylon Magazine

Photo courtesy of The Purse Page

Photo courtesy of BagTrends Blog

I LOVE Blake Lively.  I love that she is so at home in a big city fashion-wise, but at the heart of it all, she’s a California girl. I love that she can rock cut-off shorts and a v-neck tee, and the next minute throw on a $10,000 dress and step on the red carpet, and can look equally beautiful in both settings.  But mostly I love that she seems like a sweet girl, a girl who I would be friends with….and borrow fabulous clothes from.

Who are your style inspirations?

Feast Your Eyes On This Hideous Cake…..

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on June 20, 2010

…but it’s awesome to my seven year old. This is exactly what he requested for his cake – red, blue, and green stripes with white polka dots. I’m sure someone could make this look good, but I couldn’t. Remember the things that you thought looked soooooo good when you were young (like that confetti cake and frosting, or those crazy character cakes with mounds of mountain shaped frosting in all colors of the rainbow), and now as a big person all you see is piles of pure sugar and fake food coloring? Seeing things through the eyes of a child is pretty much always a good thing, so I am happy to give him this crazy cake!

Here are some great images of other sweet treats-

Isn't this awesome?! It looks like Anthropologie on a table...

all images courtesy of Green Wedding Shoes

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They Call It The Old Switcheroo

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on June 18, 2010

(Shirt – Dolan, Shorts – Anthropologie, Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell, Socks – Target, Watch – Marc By Marc Jacobs, Ring – F21)

One trick I have found really helpful when I am having a tough time finding styling inspiration is the “one item switch-out”.  You may recognize parts of this outfit from my last post. In fact, I have only swapped out one piece of clothing – I traded in black skinny jeans for grey high-waisted shorts – and the result was a completely different look altogether. Let’s face it, we don’t all have unlimited budgets to buy as many pieces of clothing as we want, and when this is the case the one item switch-out is the perfect solution.

Nothin Beats A Good Work Space

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on June 17, 2010

I stumbled across this blog the other day (actually, as I am typing I remember more accurately that another blog I was looking at made a list of their favorite blogs, and this was one of them), and I loved what she did with her work room. I like looking at how people put color together, and how they display and organize everyday things, especially in work spaces. It’s a funny area because there is a ton of stuff you need, and it never looks as nice as in catalogs and other places. I mean, I don’t know about you but I have actual papers on my desk.

Here’s the before….

and here is the after…

It’s simple (which I like)- there’s blank folding plastic tables in there for cryin’ out loud, but it still looks put together. I love the fabric covered clip boards. And how much do you love that butterfly mobile?!

courtesy of Ish & Chi

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What’s His Is Mine

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on June 14, 2010

On many a morning lately I have found myself taking part in the following routine:

1) Shower

2) Throw on nearest pair of skinny jeans or leggings

3) Walk to my husbands closet and grab one of his button ups

4) Do a messy sleeve roll up, and I’m ready to go!

The reason I have fallen into this routine is I have been eyeing a slew of oversized men’s tees by one of my favorite brands, Elizabeth and James.  However, since I can’t afford to spend $195 on a shirt (ON SALE!), I instead started just grabbing pieces we already have.  Here are some of the Elizabeth and James shirts I have been eyeing as inspiration:

(Elizabeth and James via Shopbop.com)