Friday, October 18, 2013

friday funny

My friend Katie sent me a link to this hilarious post.  I knew I had to share :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Layering rugs

I don't know who came up with this idea of layering rugs, but when I saw it for the first time a few months ago, let me just say: My. mind. was. blown.  And then my mind felt dumb for being so blown.  And for it not being my idea.
EJ Interiors - living rooms - Cowhide rug, Pottery Barn sisal rug, rustic wood coffee table, bricklayer's table, white slipcovered sofa, lay...
layered hide
Coffee table styling
Christy Ford - A zebra hide layered atop a natural fiber rug
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Now I'm going to find a new rug to layer in one of the three rooms with rugs already in them :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Legging weather

I am beyond ready for cooler temps.  Last week was a bit of a tease because when the weekend hit it was back up to 90°F.  In trying to prep my closet for fall and winter, I've been getting excited about wearing dresses with tights (it's the little things).  I think I'm trying to convince mother nature that it is in fact time for fall.  Get it together lady.

light dress + black leggings & booties

love this outfit

Penny Pincher Fashion

Big Sweaters + hunters

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

Here's to hoping we start seeing a little fall weather around here!

Monday, October 7, 2013

A new 'do

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If you follow me on Instagram (kelleyblake), you may have seen this picture from a few weeks ago.  Yep, I cut about seven inches off the crazy mane I had.  I'm happy to report that I'm still loving my short locks.  My girl Sarrita at Amplify Salon does an amazing job!  If you're in the Montgomery, Alabama, area go see her - and tell her that Kelley Lee sent you :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

On the hunt: Bed (Part 2)

So yesterday I shared some of the four poster bed inspiration photos, and today I'm going to share some inspiration photos for upholstered headboards and beds.  Without further ado...
Bedroom Photo - A gray upholstered headboard with white-and-black monogrammed linens
sadie + stella: Whats been up

navy and raspberry bedroom

anthro regency linen bed - love!!
via anthropologie (if only...)
Upholstered headboard with nailhead detail + monogrammed pillows
via zhush

What do y'all have in your homes?  Do you have a preference?  I'm going to search craigslist as well as go to a few of the antique stores around town so see if I have any luck!  Have a happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On the hunt: Beds

The husband and I have been chatting recently about getting a new mattress, and of course, if I have anything to do with it we'll also be getting a new bed.  So, I've been gathering some inspiration photos.  I haven't narrowed down yet what kind of bed I want.  I love the look of the four poster beds, but then I love the upholstered look as well.

Here are some of the four poster beds that have caught my eye...

Traditional Update

Mark D. Sikes & Michael Griffin - A white canopy bed and a tufted chaise in a bedroom with deep-brown walls

White bedroom with paneled walls, a dark wood floor, iron bed frame, black pillow with white poka dots and a matching throw pillow at the foot of the bed. The black nightstand has a tall brass lamp with a black lampshade
via cococozy (this bedroom. i die.)
6th Street Design School | Kirsten Krason Interiors : Utah Valley Parade of Homes - A Feast for the Eyes
Traditional Photo - A canopy bed with white linens

Tomorrow I'll be posting some of the photos I've collected as inspiration for upholstered headboards.  Maybe I'll have my mind made up after I get through those...but let's be honest, probably not. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

my new favorite lipstick

This past weekend I traveled to Marietta, Georgia, to visit my mom and (of course) we went shopping.  Last month, my husband's and my home was broken into and they burglars stole quite a bit of stuff - including ALL of my makeup.  Uh huh.  You heard that right.  THEY STOLE MY MAKEUP.

So, in replenishing my stash of makeup I needed some lipstick.  This led me to meeting my favorite lipstick in the world.  It's true love, people.

The lipstick is Trish McEvoy in "Precious Pink."  It's the perfect hue and it goes on so smooth.  Growing up I was always a chapstick kind of girl, mostly because the lipsticks and lip glosses I tried always seemed too gooey or too dry.  This stuff is perfect.  It glides on soft and smooth and isn't too thick.  At $28 a pop it isn't cheap, but it's definitely worth the extra bucks.  I'm dying to try the other colors!

Have y'all tried Trish McEvoy's lipstick yet?  Or any of her other products?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

White Garden Stool

I got my One Kings Lane e-mail this morning on their current sales and saw this darling little white garden stool which normally retails for $250 on sale for $129...

I then realized it looks nearly identical to the White Lili Punched Drum Stool from World Market which retails for only $59.99...

I've got to say that I would definitely go for the World Market version - and to boot, I actually like it a little more than the one from One Kings Lane!  Plus the price isn't too bad either ;)

Which one would you choose?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pretty in Pink

The thought of having pink in the home used to instantly remind me of that awful baby pink in little girls' rooms or the rose pink that was trending during the mid-1990s.  Well, not anymore people.  We're now seeing these beautiful tones of pink in homes in a way that doesn't make our husbands grumble (as loudly).

I absolutely love the look of the punch of pink in these chairs' upholstery and the book on the vignette in the first photo!  They are both matched with these lovely "manlier" tones that seem to balance out the girlish pink.

I've also seen quite a bit of pink sofas lately - a look which I am loving.  As much as I would love one in our home, I don't think I could convince the husband.  But I'll keep it on the back burner for a rainy day...

If you don't want to take the plunge and do a piece of furniture, you can always incorporate pink into pillows or small pieces of furniture.  It's a wonderful way to add color in small doses!

Since we've started moving in to our new rental house (have I mentioned that?) I have decorating on the brain.  Adding pink elements into our home is definitely happening - sorry honey :)

Would y'all add pink into your home?  Do you already have it?  I'd love to see how you guys have decorated with pink!