Pomp And Circumstance

Christmas Wrap-Up 2012

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on January 4, 2013

Santa and my family hooked me up this year in a big way. Here is a taste of some of the bomb presents I got this past Christmas-



I want to get something engraved on the Madewell ID bracelet, and I think I’ve settled on “Toots” on the front and “let me see that tootsie roll” on the back. What?

There is some depth to that I promise. Not a deep water pool depth, but like a kiddie pool amount of depth. It has some family meaning. My family is just like Socrates family.


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……

West Elm Palo Alto Launch Party

Posted in Decor Files, Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on October 24, 2012

Last week, Miss C and I headed over to Palo Alto for the launch of the new West Elm store, and WE HAD A BLAST. Girls nights are such a great time. We hung out in the store, picked up a few fun items, enjoyed the DJ spinning tunes, and spent more than our share of time in the photo booth…

And in between the fun times, I managed to snap a few pics with my iPhone to share with you all!

How cute is this lady? I followed her around for a while trying to get a good pic….I know, super creepy.


We finished the night over a shared steak and salad. I mean, could there BE a better meal? I love me a good steak!

Be sure you stop by and check out the new store, and let us know what you pick up!


Inspiration for Ronda, Part 2

Posted in D.I.Y., Decor Files, Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on February 8, 2012

One of my favorite color combos, wether it’s for home decor, clothing, or event decor, is metallic gold and pale pink. Here are some images I have floating around on my desktop, waiting to be used to inspire an event or space…


I’m thinking these David Stark for West Elm plates, with some pale pink peonies?

I can see the dessert table in my mind right now! And it has these authentic french macarons….

Then you must throw in this DIY sequin wall for an awesome photo booth backdrop.  These people look like they are having fun, so if you put up this wall, you will have fun too.


Miss P

What I Got For Christmas

Posted in Uncategorized by Miss Circumstance on December 28, 2011

Dress and Blouse- Anthropologie, Striped Tumbler- West Elm

Santa was good this year

Crew’d and Wested

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration, Uncategorized by Miss Circumstance on January 10, 2011

I get a bombardment of catalogs, most which end up in the recycle bin, but there are a couple that I thumb through every time they come. One is J Crew, and one is West Elm.

Here are some that jumped out at me from the J Crew January 2011 catalog

I love that outfit with the shiny buff pink puffy jacket, and that is something I would have walked right past in the store and probably actually thought was ugly. But I love it here. That is why I need catalog visuals when it comes to putting together clothes.

Annnnnd, The West Elm catalog had a ton of super great new bath products. Hello striped shower curtain. Hello awesomely zig-zagged bath mat. Oh, is that a striped hand towel I see?? What?? Enough with the stripes? Nev-a I say!

All I Want For Christmas Is You….And You, And You, And You.

Posted in Decor Files, Fashion Files, Inspiration, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on December 15, 2010

Sorry for the lack of posts lately guys.  Between moving, still not having the internet at mi casa, and Christmas, my life has been ca-to-the-razy!!

Here are some items I’ve been drooling over online, and most definitely wouldn’t mind finding under my tree come Christmas morn – Hint, hint…

West Elm Zigzag Rug

Eames Rocker in white – Not pregnant, just want one

Equipment Signature Blouse in Nature White

And, ladies and gentlemen, the gift of all gifts, coming in at a whopping $2,310…


 The Givenchy Nightingale Bag in Black

What’s on your Christmas Wishlist? 


If Ever We Have More Than 100 Square Feet…

Posted in Decor Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on July 23, 2010

For the last 4 months I have been saving my home-decor budget (a whole $50 a month – woot!) in an attempt to give our living room a total overhaul. While this most definitely doesn’t include all new furniture (I would be saving for the next 3 years…), I have been looking at ways to make everything feel new: ie new paint, some new throw pillows for our couch, etc.

While I am sticking to my strict budget for the actual room overhaul, it’s also really fun to think “What would I want if I could decorate a room from scratch – and had no monetary constraints?”

So, here it is folks, the pieces that make up the current room of my dreams…

West Elm Sutton Sofette

West Elm Martini Side Table

Eames Rocker via Design Within Reach

CB2 Code Rug

CB2 Firefly Pendant Lamp

CB2 Eclipse Clock