Pomp And Circumstance

Anthropologie DIY Animal Head Candle

Posted in Before and After, D.I.Y. by Miss Circumstance on January 31, 2012

Here’s a little before and after for you, with some weird little animal bust things. Remember these sort of strange but beautiful creations Anthropologie had a few years ago…..

Well, so did I. And they are what I thought of when I saw these at the Dollar Tree-

Not terrible as a “before”, but not great. You saw a peek of the after of these here, at the company Christmas Party I had been working on. I sprayed them with brown spray paint, and set one of the Christmas Tree trunk cast offs between the newly sprayed head and a white glass candle holder. Super simple, but looks pretty good I think.

I think the floating heads fit right in with their woodsy friends. They are not candles, like their original counterparts, but I think they do the trick.

Put These Up The Other Day…

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on January 26, 2012

I ordered this 2012 calendar from Indigo Bunting for my office at my real job. What I love about it is for 30 bucks you have almost a whole walls worth of art. Beautiful and functional. Nice to have one of those. Those chunky binder clips are pretty cheap from Staples, and a fun and interesting (read: cheap) way to hang wall art. I liked the twist too of having a vintage empty frame to move around as the month switches. It’s the little things.

“Good morning! You look like a popsicle today.”

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on January 25, 2012

(Blouse – J. Crew Suzette in Ripe Melon, Pants – J. Crew Minnie in Vibrant Flame)

That’s what my friend said when I got to work the other day…

And I decided I liked it, so henceforth I shall only dress like desserts.

Only kidding…kind of.

Still Catching Up From Christmas

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on January 23, 2012

Remember that Christmas party that I had been working on in December (mentioned here, and here)? Well finally here are some pictures from the main food table

I wanted it to feel sort of monochromatic and organic, so I used lots of different textures but kept them in the same color family(ish)- linens, velvets, slubby cream-on-cream stripes, driftwoods. I kept the hems messy (as you can see in the last picture), and loosely knotted the corners for that easy-breezy look. I used golds, candle light, and mirrors for reflective surfaces, and one of my personal favorites was the bronz-y fake python I used for the bar (not pictured) and in the tray that held the utensils. Every party needs some python right? I think the key to this kind of thing is lots of layers, textures, and little vignettes for points of interest, but they all need to “speak” to each other as they say. I know- I want to punch me too.

I didn’t get pictures of the other areas, but you get the idea from the main food table. So once again I get on my soap-box of using the main food table for a high impact punch of decor goodness.

Door In The Wall

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on January 19, 2012

image via Coco & Kelly

Sort of love this door with the architectural detail and handle in the middle.

Fashion Show, Fashion Show, Fashion Show At Lunch

Posted in Fashion Files by Miss Circumstance on January 17, 2012

I’m a poser today, posing as a fashionista cause I love this outfit. It wears how I like to decorate- two seemingly opposing things coming together to make some goodness. Like the Bieb and Busta. Silky dress meet military jacket. And like each other.

via Clamour For Glamour

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on January 13, 2012

Firstly, Miss Pomp is much more fun than me. And then, I’ve got art on the brain. I’ve been saving pictures of art pieces I see here and there. Usually they are pieces that cost several hundred dollars. Hence me hoping to stumble upon one at the Goodwill up the street, or print them out on nice paper with a printer, thereby cheapening them by a crazy percentage. Here are a few I have saved-

Do I remember or know where any of these are from or who they are by? No. That would be too easy and organized. But I love them in all their big baby-got-back full size largeness. Large scale art and paintings, and pictures even, are so beautiful and in your face. I love it.


Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on January 12, 2012

Last Friday night, husby and I hung out with a few of our lovely (read: a little kooky, but totally rad) friends and did what any other 20-somethings would do on a Friday night:

We had a progressive dinner.

Folks, let me tell you, it was a total blast, seriously, it was REALLY fun. So fun, that we are going to invite more people and try to do it once a month. Fingers crossed. Applications for empty slots currently being accepted.  Shameless flattery will help your chances.

Here’s some pics from our evening

This is what I wore

I felt very silly...

And also very happy

These are the rad people I progressed with ~ Cole, Amy, Jonathan, Uncle Jesse, and Katie

We are very proper

Actually, on second thought....

Then this happened

And this.

And also this

The Painted Ceiling

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on January 11, 2012

I am still trying to figure out the art of the painted ceiling….when does it work, what color’s work, that kind of thing. But I love this after photo from Design Sponge. I love the color combo, and it is a painted ceiling done well. One for the decor files….

There are some other great after photos to be seen here

Abstract Art Tutorial

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on January 9, 2012

One of the blogs I read, Oh Happy Day!, talked through how to do an abstract art painting. One of the things she said was how easy she always thought it looked (Guilty. Remember, I am riddled with the I-can-make-that disease), and thought she could just slap some paint on a canvas, but upon closer inspection realized the ones she liked were many layers of color and texture. She does some great explaining on things like “toning the canvas” (what the what?? Didn’t even know what that was), and patience (doh. I guess I’ll have to get some of that), and blocking out colors (thought that was basketball but I have been enlightened).

Mixing paints, while starting with just a few colors

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