Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Weekend in Pictures

Well I finished off September with a bang!  This past weekend was the perfect balance of work and play.  Here are some of the highlights: 

I received a bunch of questions about my leather coat when I posted this picture on Instagram so I thought I'd share the details on the blog.  The jacket, made by June, has been a part of my fall uniform for a few years now, the buttery tan leather really goes with everything.  As you can see from the pictures above, I wore the jacket numerous times this weekend. On Friday I threw it on over my favorite basic black tee , these midrise dark skinny jeans and J.Crew leopard heels--perfect for a quick jaunt to the mart--then on Saturday I broke it out again with a striped skirt and blue button up shirt from Club Monaco. I'm having trouble finding my exact coat online but I did find a similar style in burgundy and brown. If neither one of those will do then try calling Tangerine in Wicker Park...that's where I purchased the coat a few years ago!

. Like I said above, I spent a few hours at the Merchandise Mart on Friday sourcing fabric for a project.  I found a bunch of great options but for some reason I continue to gravitate to the fabulous selection of John Robshaw block prints available at John Rosselli.  Pictures do not do these textiles justice, the colors and patterns are jaw dropping in person. I also fell hard for the block prints by Galbraith and Paul.  Clearly I'm having a moment with hand printed textiles (see last week's post).

. On Saturday I partied like it was 1999.  Seriously, my friends and I had a 12PM brunch reservation at Pump Room and ended up staying out until 2AM.  I honestly did not start to feel normal until Monday morning (hence no blog post yesterday).  It was fun but I now need a major detox.

. Despite feeling like complete hell on Sunday I did manage to make a few design decisions. I'm having this vintage credenza refinished and I about died when I received this picture of the stripped down piece...so long 1970s finish, hello ebony stain.  It's going to look so good, just you wait!  I also received a snapshot of this chair I had refinished and reupholstered for a client.  Isn't that the happiest blue velvet you've ever seen?

Now on to October, my favorite month of the year!

(images via my instagram)


  1. That jacket is seriously 100% perfection and is exactly what I've been looking for!

  2. You are just too chic! Love absolutely everything! xx

  3. Those fabrics look amazing! Love the color and design on them. October is my favorite month of the year too!

  4. Can't wait to see the finished credenza! Love the furniture pieces you've found.

    Thank goodness for October. We've been enduring a heat wave here in Los Angeles.


  5. The jacket is amazing! I am going to have to find you on Instagram!!
    and the Credenza... yep!!! good!!!

  6. Gorgeous jacket! Love both of the looks and sound like the brunch was a true success!