Pomp And Circumstance

Birthday Wish List

Posted in Decor Files, Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on July 31, 2012

It is my firm belief that on birthdays and holidays, one should ask for the most outrageous things one can. That way, you have the possibility of being pleasantly surprised (hint hint) by your husband (hint), sister (hint), and followers (hint – only kidding, but seriously – hint). So, as my birthday is just around the corner, here’s my fairly outrageous wish list…

J. Crew Etta Calf Hair Pump, $350

I think my affinity with leopard has been well established.

Cambridge Satchel Company – Fluorescent Satchel in Pink , $155

Classic shape in a highlighter pink! Yes please. (Note, this bag is $170 at all the other retailers I’ve found, but $155 via Bloomingdales in the link above)

An antique ring…This 10 carat emerald from Waltons Antiques will do.

Serena &Lily Hanging Rattan Chair, $450

Folks, this is it, the thing that I want more than anything else (besides the ring of course, but who am I kidding with that one?). This baby has had my heart for a while, and just think, if I get it now, I’ll still have time to enjoy some warm summer afternoons lounging and watching my tomato plants grow.

J. Crew Everly Suede Pump in Azure, $245

This is the Mona, but with a pointed toe. Oh Everly, where have you been all my life?

Disneyland Season Pass, Prices vary depending on awesomeness of pass

Ever had a corn dog at Disneyland?  ‘Nough said. Those deep fried delicacies are what dreams are made of.

Ryder Short Leather Buckle Boot in Adobe, $258

I’ve been looking for a laid back biker boot for a while, and these babies have my name written all over ’em.


Gift Card to Fabric.com

With all the renovating that goes on around this place, I buy fabric pretty often. Plus, once I get my hanging rattan chair, I’ll need to order some outdoor fabric to make pillows. A girls gotta be cosy.


High Shine Wide Cuff, $68

Do I really need a reason to want something shiny to adorn my wrist? I think not.

An afternoon swiggin’ beers and watching a Niners game with Tim Riggins, Price unknown


Pomp and Circumstance Featured on Design Sponge!

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files, P&C Portfolio by Miss Circumstance on July 30, 2012

Design Sponge has been a long time favorite of mine and Miss Pomp’s, so we were SO excited when they featured one of our projects! This DIY Balsa Wood Lampshade is one of our favorites. Is it the curse of the design-minded to notice all the things in a movie/catalog/magazine that are NOT for sale or mentioned?? Like during the intense scene of a couple fighting in a movie I notice the wallpaper in the background? Or want super bad that one thing in the West Elm catalog that is not for sale, but just an awesome prop? Several comments on Design Sponge were in regards to where the pillow and nesting tables are from….so unsurprising to me cause that is exactly what I would ask. (BTW, the nesting tables were from my Grandma’s house, and the pillow is a DIY present I gave to my sis. Just an Ikea white linen pillow case and handmade stencil).

Check out the feature here. Thank you Design Sponge Crew!


J. Crew Hair Inspiration

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on July 23, 2012

Just wanted to share a few screen shots I took a while back on Jcrew.com

The hairstyles are so simple and easy, and yet really fun and put together at the same time, and even though I took the pics a long time ago, I still love them. Timeless, simple, and fun. I’m in.

Teepee Town

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on July 19, 2012

My kids got to do a photo shoot yesterday with our friends the twinsie photo-babes from Aim & Arrow. They showed up with a DIY teepee that was killer. And, just the day before I was talking with a friend about building a big one in a kids room. Two teepee situations in two days. I started looking around at some DIY versions and there are some good ones out there-

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So Nice We Did It Twice

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on July 18, 2012

(Top – Anthropologie, Skirt – Gap, Hat & Bag – J. Crew)

Spent another relaxing day at Soquel Vineyards! Foggy and gross in town, sunny and lovely up in the hills! Yes please! Flowy and cosy has become my go to wardrobe choice on pretty much a daily basis.

Etsy Does Hollywood

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on July 17, 2012

Etsy can be a great resource for some good old-fashioned Hollywood Glam

Growing Our Own Grub

Posted in Fashion Files, Food Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on July 16, 2012

About 5 weeks ago, husband and I put a few garden beds in the backyard and started growing our own veggies. I can’t even tell you how great it is to just walk in the backyard to get lettuce for salads when it’s time for lunch. AND, check out the last pic below, there is totes a tomato in that photo people. It’s little, but I promise it’s there.

And, this next one is the face I made when the neighbors cats started doing it right on the other side of the fence while I was watering the above-mentioned veggies. 

(Jean Jacket – Gap {probably at LEAST 10 years old}, Top – J. Crew, Pants – Joe’s Jeans, Sandals – Sam Edelman, Bracelets – J. Crew, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Vintage)

Be sure to check out my Pinterest page here!


Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on July 12, 2012

This is what happens when one person tries to do a two person job.

I’ve had this chair in my room for a while now. It was a gift from a dear friend who passed it along to me straight from her living room when she moved after some devastating things happened in her life. She remembered me stroking it and loving it, and then raising my fist to the air when she told me she got it at the goodwill. So kind.

Anyways, I had been feeling like the orange was throwing the room off a bit, and i thought I would give it a try in my son’s room because it would be an awesome cozy reading chair. Then I got it stuck in the door jam. I eventually shoved it on through.

You wanna know what would be a smokin’ reading chair? This-

via Serena & Lily

How cool to have a rattan hanging chair to kick back and enjoy the brilliant read that is Everybody Poops.

DIY Balsa Wood Lamp Shade

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on July 11, 2012

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a great DIY for you guys. It is SO EASY, and I was super excited with the end result.

Check ‘er out!

Materials: Lamp shade, balsa wood (different amounts depending on the length/width you get, but buy extra because you’ll need more than you think – also, get balsa wood that is super thin and bendy, that way you don’t have to steam the balsa to get it to bend), glue gun, and glue sticks (obvies)

Note: I only used glue on the very edges of each piece

Step 1: Line the top and bottom edge of the shade

Step 2: Add pieces willy nilly! Tuck the ends into other pieces and wrap in a manner that leaves a little space and isn’t completely flat against the shade

Step 3: Keep adding! Keep tucking! My goal was to have all the ends tucked so none were showing

Step 4: Stand back and admire your beautiful creation. After all, you are a very talented individual.

And there she blows! Standing in all her my-mama-just-made-me glory!

Check out my last DIY lamp shade here!

And while you’re at it, find me on Instagram! My username is misspomp

Grown Ups

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on July 10, 2012

(Denim ~ G-Star Raw, Tank, Hat and Bag ~ J. Crew, Sandals ~ Sam Edelman,

Watch ~ Marc By Marc Jacobs, Bracelets ~ J. Crew)

I love summer. Even though I’m not in school anymore, there is something that just feels vacation-y about summer. This weekend  hubs and the besties (that’s the female half of besties in the last pic above – she and her twin sis are AMAHZING photographers, check them out here) and I took an impromptu trip up to Soquel Vineyards, and subsequently became members of their wine club! The grounds are beautiful, the weather is amazing and warm up there, and I’m looking forward to lots of afternoons spent wine tasting and lounging in the sun this summer!