Pomp And Circumstance

Favorite Oscars Looks

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on February 26, 2013

Yeah, yeah, we all know J-Law looked stunning. That was a dress fit for a queen, and she rocked it…heck, the girl looked good falling up stairs. And we all know Naomi Watts was a stone cold fox in that little sparkly number, but I want to mention a few of the names that I haven’t seen on many best dressed lists, but that really topped my charts.

 

1. We like her, we really like her!

Sally Field in Valentino

 

2. Channing couldn’t keep his hands off her, and let’s face it, I wouldn’t have been able to either.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Rachel Roy

 

4. The look was stunning, the dancing – a questionable choice…

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

 

4. Not technically at the Oscars, but at the Vanity Fair after party. Still worth a mention…

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad Couture

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Seth Macfarlane’s song about boobs. Best Oscars moment ever? I think so.

The Importance of Good Signage

Posted in Inspiration by Miss Pomp on February 20, 2013

I hate bad signage. You know the feeling, you’re driving, waiting for a turn, like “Is this Attowatta Street? IS IT?!” Then you pass it, cause you can’t find a sign, and sure enough, it was Whatchamadangit Street, and you’ve gone and missed it in a city with almost exclusively one-way streets, where it is impossible to just flip a u-turn and call it good (Hello, San Francisco!).

Another time signage is important? Yard sales. I really had no idea guys. I mean, I knew they were important for informational purposes, but this weekend, we discovered something else: If you word it funny, they will come!

This was my favorite sign of the weekend:

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Don’t mind the chip in the top right corner. I swear I don’t eat things off the ground.

Other notable signs included: “Not’ch yo mama’s yard sale” and “Come make our stuff your stuff!”

Seriously you guys, we had people coming by all day that said they weren’t looking to go to garage sales, but couldn’t NOT stop after seeing our signs. So next time you do a garage sale – step up the signs a notch with some fun humor, it worked for us!

 

Another thing we learned? People like buying other peoples used tupperware. Who knew?

 

 

So Chic

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Circumstance on February 18, 2013

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I love the way that top white desk is styled, and that gilded chair might be the best chair I’ve seen this side of heaven.

Images via Adore Magazine

Miss C In The House

Posted in Circumstance's Home, Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on February 15, 2013

Alright, though there have been more exciting times in the land of Miss C as far as projects go, we’re going to play catch up on the little things that have been happening because I’m assuming, just like Us Weekly’s “There Just Like Us” section, we all like little glimpses into the mundane.  Here’s a state of the union-

1. My Junk Drawer Now Looks Like This-

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photo-10I’ve been wanting to do this for soooooo long!

2. I Make Green Juice Now-

I know….stop the presses. We’ve owned a juicer for many many years, but never used it. So I started, and I gotta say I like it. Super easy, a bit of a pain to wash the machine, but it tastes really good and is the only way I will eat that many veggies in a day.

IMG_0231I now include a bit more veggies than this, but that much stuff makes this much juice-

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It doesn’t look like much in the picture, but it’s about half full, 16 oz. The key ingredient is the lime BTW….as far as taste goes anyways. Adds that some’in some’in.

3. Trading out the knobs in my Ikea dresser for fancy pants brass ones-

I’ve had this classic Hemnes dresser for like 7 years. I got these horn knobs from Anthropologie  for the top 4 drawers-

They were only $3, so for now they will be good while I wait for the ones I really want to go on sale, for like,mmmmmm, 4 bucks-

Anthropologie Antler Melody Knob in Tusk

So for the bottom 16 knobs of the dresser, I’ve been looking at these and trying to pick one. I don’t want it to be too shiny or perfectly new looking, and just the right shade of brass. I will probably have to order one of each to decide. Ugh. I hate paying shipping.

Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 8.11.44 AMThat’s a screen shot of my shopping cart at My Knobs. Anyone else a true 4th grade boy at heart if ya know what I mean?

4. Lastly, I’m going to be painting my room again

photo-11This is a shot from my Instagram of the paint patch tests. My husband literally walked around the corner and stopped dead in his tracks and said “what the??”. That may or may not be because it will be the 4th time I’ve painted our room. It’s currently pale grey, which I love (duh), but I want something a little warmer and a little lighter and brighter. I’m going with a very pale peach/pink. It will go with everything I already have in there, which has NEVER happened.

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It’s actually a lot lighter and more subtle then that image would lead you to believe. Don’t panic.

NYFW Fall 2013 Street Style

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on February 13, 2013

A collection of some of my favorite street style snaps from NYFW Fall 2013. Enjoy!

(Images 1, 2, 3, 4 via, Images 5, 6, 7, 8 via, Images 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 via)

DIY Stripe Candles

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on February 4, 2013

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I made these for a company Christmas party client back in December (duh), because I needed a lot of them and did not want to pay upwards of $12 a pair. I ended up getting plain cream-colored candles from the Dollar Tree, but Trader Joe’s also has a 12 pack for a really good price. They are simple it’s true, but a couple of things to know that would make or break this project….

1. Clean the candles first with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball

This step is pretty important because it helps the paint adhere to the candle

2. Next tape off the area you DO NOT want paint to be. 

I had to re-do this when I realized I did not want paint on the wick part, which means I have to put tape on that part. So, start by taping off the wick end first, then work your way down.

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3. Paint with NON-OIL BASE PAINT. WATER BASE PEOPLE!

Super important if you don’t want your candle to burn in some kind of toxic mess. I just used my kids black Tempera Paint.

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I used two or three coats, and it dries pretty fast in between coats. I used a shallow dish filled with dried beans to stand up the candle sticks to dry.

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Lastly, peel the tape off, but do it gently cause it is easy to scrape off the paint (the down side of water-base paint, but, I’m thinkin’ the easy scratch off is a no-brainer compared to the choice of toxic fire hazard)

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