Pomp And Circumstance

Pakpao Maxi Dress

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on April 16, 2013

IMG_0550 IMG_0553(Anthropologie Pakpao Maxi Dress)

This Weeks Adventures- Mara Mi, Weels (not that kind), and Sunnies

Posted in Decor Files, Fashion Files by Miss Circumstance on April 12, 2013

Here’s some snap shots of this weeks comings and goings-

Anthropologie Canary Grade WeelsHow sweet are those? Apparently they are called “Weels”, wedge + heel= weels. It’s celebrity mash-up name. They can be yours from Anthropologie.

These Rounded Horn Sunglasses I also had hoped would come home with me, but alas something had to go back-

Anthropologie Rounded Horn SunglassesMaybe I can live through you. You can buy them here.

Then I was at Target, and in this weird little off to the side section by the stationary I found the motha-load. I had never even heard of this company (that probably makes me an ignoramus….have you heard of them??) called Mara Mi. They had so much cute stuff! Strangely I couldn’t find ANY of these things online, but here are some crummy Iphone shots-

Mara Mi for TargetCheck out those cool pens on the bottom right! And that blue and white cosmetics bag. And the cell phone cover. And the grey and white tote bag.

IMG_0500Those candles smell sooooo good. And those notebooks beautiful. If I wrote stuff I’d write it in there.

Mara Mi Wooden Tape DispenserI suddenly have a great need for a wooden tape dispenser and cute tapes in my life.

Paisley Trails Tee

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on April 9, 2013

IMG_0980 IMG_0983 IMG_0986 IMG_0988(Anthro Paisley Trails Tee, Madewell Shorts)

 

Who Wears Short Shorts?

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on April 3, 2013

In Spring?

This lady!IMG_0574 IMG_0577 IMG_0590(Anthropologie Eclipsing Silk Blouse, Forever 21 shorts, Zara sandals)

Spring Means It’s Colorful Maxi Time!

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on March 27, 2013

IMG_0532 IMG_0536(Anthropologie Tropicalia Pleated Maxi Dress)

This beauty is currently on sale in stores (out of stock online) for $99!

 

New Knobs For Old Ikea Dresser

Posted in Circumstance's Home, Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on March 4, 2013

Well this ended up going in a totally different direction thanks to an amazing find from Miss Pomp.

She found these on sale for under 3 bucks at Anthropologie. They are super similar to the original ones that I was pipe-dreaming about for my Hemnes Dresser. I liked these horn beauties better then the other ones I had bought, so bye-bye to those. Annnnnnddddd, I also found one of these in a basket at an Anthropologie store for under 3 bucks-

How sweet are those?? So I ditched those knobs I had in my My Knobs basket, and went for those amaze-balls folded over gilded square ones, because though I only found one in the store, they were able to order me the other 7 I needed from other stores. So this is the end result-

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IMG_0393You can see in the last picture I started painting my bedroom. I’m going about it all ghetto style this time because I only have short bursts of time over the next few weeks. So, I completely painted 5 of the 7 walls, 2 coats and all, and put everything back, so my whole room isn’t completely tore-up for 3 weeks. It’s just half painted. Not the best way to paint a room, but, oh well.

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.

How To Pack For Long Trips

Posted in A Broad Abroad, Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on January 24, 2013

I get a lot of questions about how to pack when going on an extended trip. The trouble with traveling for 6 weeks at a time is that you can’t take 6 suitcases with you. Especially if you will be travelling to multiple destinations. It’s not so much of a problem if you will be travelling to 1 or 2 destinations and staying at each one for an extended amount of time. However, if like husband and I you travelled for 6 weeks as follows: California -> Nashville -> Nice -> Barcelona -> London -> Paris -> The Cinque Terre -> Lucca -> Sorrento -> Positano -> Rome -> California, you bet your buttuci you will want to have packed as light as possible.

My general rule for packing for extended trips is to bring a few options in each category that pretty much all go together.

Euro 1 copy

 

(Black Maxi – Anthropologie, Leopard Shift – J. Crew, Trench – Cartonnier via Anthropologie, Leather Jacket – Anthropologie, White Tee – J. Crew, Blouse – Konrad & Joseph via Anthropologie, Chambray Shirt – Madewell, Striped Long-sleeve – Anthropologie, White Blouse – Equipment, Boots – Frye, Sandals – Sam Edelman, Leopard Flats – J. Crew, Bag – J. Crew Brompton Hobo, Cuffs – Anthropologie, Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Black Skinnies – AG, Jean Shorts – Madewell, Jeans – Pilcro)Euro 2 copy

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Depending on the season I might swap out a couple things, for instance – If I’m going in spring or summer, I swap the black jeans for white ones, and pack some more cotton and warm weather items.

Once I have a good base of “Everything goes with everything” pieces, I add in a couple of fun and colorful items so things don’t feel too boring or monotonous. ie:

The last thing I do is pack doubles of a couple of items (like the white v-neck, or a couple white tank tops) that I know I will use a lot, so that I don’t have to do laundry quite as often.

And don’t forget to use an online travel checklist specific to the place you’re going. A good one for travel in Europe can be found here. You don’t have to stick to it like it’s your last lifeline, but checking against a list like this can be helpful to make sure you’re not missing anything important.

Any questions?  What am I missing? Help me out here, folks!

 

 

A Broad Abroad: A Night Out In Rome

Posted in A Broad Abroad, Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on January 17, 2013

On our last night in Europe, husband and I took a long stroll through Rome, with dinner in the Jewish Ghetto (once you eat there, it’s hard to want to eat anywhere else). It feels pretty amazing strolling down the street and coming upon ruins that have been around since before Jesus walked the earth. We don’t exactly have that sort of history lying around every corner in California.

(Dress – J. Crew – Jacket – Anthropologie Biker Melange Jacket (old), Sandals – Sam Edelman (old), Bag – J. Crew Brompton Hobo)

And that, my friends, brings us to the end of #HashtagEuro2012…. I hope you’ve enjoyed travelling through Europe with husband and I. I’ve certainly enjoyed reliving each stop through photos and memories.

So, husband. Where to next?

Layering A Bed, Whimsy Style

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on December 21, 2012

After mondays post on layering a bed, my other friend asked about putting together a more whimsical style bed. So this is for my girl friday, who loves to get her whimsy on.

This first one is a bit less feminine then whimsy can normally run, in case there is a man who would also like to lay in the bed.

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West Elm- Linen Cotton Duvet Cover in Plaster, West Elm Diamond Stitch Cloud Cover Shams in Night Shade, West Elm Organic Ikat Sheet Set, Anthropologie Lille Shams, Serena & Lily Throw in Plum, Anthropologie You Are My Sunshine Pillow

Should one want to lighten up the look, you could just change out the Indigo Shams for these ones from Anthropologie-

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Anthropologie Emmeline Euro Shams

On another note, this will be our last post until after Christmas. Monday is Christmas Eve, and ol’ Miss C over here still has one person to shop for- my dad. According to my mom there is only two things he wants- a bowler hat and a sweater vest. Ummmm….no. I think he got his wires crossed with Mr. Rogers. I refuse.

So merry, merry Christmas. May He bless you and keep you, and His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you……