Hello Friends & Fellow Bloggers!! With all of the projects (new and old) that I have on my plate I've decided it's time to sign off from Live Love Chic. Of course, I'll still be sharing all of my favorite things - if you'd like to keep up with me, you can find me pinning away on my Pinterest pinboards HERE! It's so much fun (and majorly addicting - don't say I didn't warn you ;) and I'd love to see you there...

Goodbye for now!




Serena & Lily - Take II!

Just last summer I posted some of my favorite things from Serena & Lily's lovely collection of home decor... but this morning I came across their brand new catalog and now I'm totally dying to redo every bedroom in the house (and living room and hallway...) with their gorgeous textiles!!

It's almost time to get Audrey a twin-size bed, so I'm seriously considering some of these cute duvet covers...

...and really loving the combo in the next photo for my own room.

Our living room needs a serious pillow update... I'll take the grey one & the entire stack below it, thank you! :)

And then there's the cover of their new catalog... so perfect!!

Happy Wednesday!!



Persnickety's Knits!

My sis-in-law, Nicole, is the lovely and amazingly talented knitter behind the adorable Etsy shop, Persnickety's Knits. I've used her hand-knit diaper covers to beautify little babies' bottoms for a couple of years now, so I can totally swear by the durability and utter cuteness of her products...

I'm especially in love with this little pink one...

...and this one would be so cute for a little baby boy.
There are loads more in her shop - they'd make such a perfect baby shower gift, and it seems to be the season... Happy shopping!!


P.S. This is my 150th post!! I think I deserve a reward... ;)



Love the cover of Vogue this month, photographed by the amazing Peter Lindbergh...

...it's so nice to see the lovely and talented Ms. Witherspoon gracing this month's pages, and I'm really excited for the upcoming Water for Elephants film. I actually happen to be reading the book right now, and every time the preview comes on TV, I cover my ears and sing, "lalala..." until Jeff lets me know that it's safe to look - I don't want to give anything away! :)

Hopefully I'll have time to actually sit and read the entire magazine front to back one of these days... but for now, scanning the beautiful images will just have to do!

Happy Monday!

Images by Peter Lindbergh/Vogue May 2011


Cameras, New & Old

I'm really beyond excited to be shooting a lovely spring wedding tomorrow, and since I'm in the mood for pictures, I'll leave you with this one:

One of our October wedding couples (who also happen to be wonderful friends!) gave us this beauty - just for the fun of it!! We can't wait to get some film and try it out this summer...

Hope you all have wonderful weekend plans!



An Updated Braid...

...who would've thought to braid fabric right into their hair?? I've been seriously thinking about giving this a go this summer ever since I saw it on Refinery 29.

I have a bunch of my husband's worn-in woven shirts that I've been planning to repurpose, and this would be a fun way to use some of the scraps!!

Check out the how-to HERE.


Photos via Refinery 29


Tuscan Escape

I have a dream of gathering a bunch of my family members together and setting off to explore Italy... Imagine booking a Tuscan villa to enjoy with your nearest and dearest, and then jaunting off for day trips to taste wine, or tour the countryside - sounds like the perfect trip to me!

When I came across photos of this gorgeous villa, I knew I had to share...

How could you not be perfectly relaxed in a place like that?! They appear to be pretty booked for 2011 (as am I!), but perhaps in 2012...


Photos via Podere Palazzo


Pretty Pattern

I am moments away from ordering this little beauty for my iPhone...

It's currently adorned in a boring, masculine-looking case (don't worry - the hubby will be using that one before long, so it's not just getting tossed in the trash!) and I can't wait to brighten it up with a bit of Kate Spade sunshine! :)



EmersonMade for Spring

By now, everyone's heard of EmersonMade, right?! They have adorably chic clothing and accessories, and a great sense of humor, too...

I love that each item is stylish yet feels like a staple piece that could be a relevant part of my wardrobe for years, rather than mere seasons. :)

Some of my faves:

The Navy Dot Scallop Skirt (above) - that hemline is sooo cute! And the Little Blouse - Accordion Pleats in Blush (shown below)...

The EM Original Bluebells are another classic must-have:

I could go on and on... do please check out their online shop!!

Bye for now,

All photos via EmersonMade


Gourmet Cookin'

We celebrated the 1st anniversary of my dad's heart transplant (crazy, right?!) over the weekend, and that, of course, meant lots of cooking...

The Gourmet Cookbook is always one of my favorites, but it proved to be very worthy with both an amazing pizza dough recipe and a fabulous hot fudge concoction!

Of course, the loads of yummy pizza toppings (blue cheese, barbeque sauce, cilantro, prosciutto, just to name a few...) and the Molly Moon's ice cream didn't hurt. :) Definitely check this book out if you need a great, comprehensive cookbook!

Hope you all have a lovely, stress-free Monday!


An Easter Dress...

...for Audrey. I'd love to get this dress for my little chica. Isn't it sweet?

Crewcuts always gets it right!

Also, my favorite three posts from blog-land this week:

*The lovely wedding of the editor of Snippet & Ink on the amazingly talented Elizabeth Messina's blog...

Hope you all have some lovely weekend plans! I'll be doing office work & hopefully getting out in the garden despite the rainy forecast.



Vintage Glam

I couldn't resist this vintage (French!) gold thread while shopping at Lucca on Sunday... I think it'll be just the right gilt-y touch for an upcoming shoot I'm working on. (Although it'll be hard to want to unwind it from the adorable tiny spools!)

Isn't it pretty?! Maybe we'll wrap it around a bouquet, or hang something from it, or perhaps tie it around an invitation - there are so many possibilities... Can't wait to share what we come up with! Happy Thursday! -Sally Photo by Sally Honeycutt/Sea Studio


Lollia Love

Love, love, love all the gorgeous packaging from Lollia - especially on these new candles!

Gorgeous, no??

Definitely inspired to beautify all our Sea Studio wrapping!



Stella's Store

I'm obsessed with Stella McCartney's LA flagship store...

Imagine - a clothing store with ivy growing up the walls?!! So eco-chic!

Check out the article in the newest issue of Lonny Magazine...


*Photos by Patrick Cline via Lonny March/April 2011


Domino Inspiration: Part VI

This uber-colorful arrangement from an old Domino felt like the perfect pick-me-up for a dreary Seattle Monday... if you must be stuck inside, a bright bouquet is a must-have!

I love the unexpected contrast of the dark turquoise vase and golden yellow flowers against the sky-blue wallpaper...

What's your favorite way to cheer up a drizzly day? Tea & cookies? Endless pots of coffee? Please share! :)


Photo by Ditte Isager via March 2009 Domino


Work it Out

Hi there, friends!! I'm not sure if a tropical getaway is in my near future, but I've seen so many adorable swimsuits this season I decided to get to work on getting toned! Since I don't care to go walking/jogging, etc. in the Seattle rain, I looked for a good workout video - and I'm sooo happy with the ones I found.

Elle's Beauty Sculpt stars the adorable Brooklyn Decker, along with a pro trainer - and man, does it work! (Well, to be fair, I've only done the workouts a couple of times so far, but my legs feel amazing! :) Loving the cardio workout, too - totally recommend this series if you're looking for a fun workout you can do in your living room!

Bye for now!


Behold: BHLDN!

I bet I'm the first person to come up with that post title! ;)

Of course, since I'm so behind on blogging, most of you have probably already heard about the new wedding line from the people behind Anthropologie - "BHLDN" - but I had to share a couple of my favorite dresses here anyway!

Love the soft details on this gem:

And here's some seriously gorgeous pleating:

I kind of have a thing for black bows like this one:

My other favorite from this collection:

I'm picturing the last one for a beach wedding in Mexico... so romantic!

If you haven't browsed through their lovely site already, do go take a peek...

Happy Wedding Wednesday!



Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you all have something fun planned today! There's something so right about a holiday that revolves around love, chocolate, and heart-shaped candies. ;)

My little chica loves running around in her cowgirl boots, even if they are a little big for her still!

Oh, and there are more on my other blog. :)



Birthday Season!

Not only did I celebrate my own birthday on Monday, but Live Love Chic also turned one this past week!! Of course, no birthday celebration is complete without a bit of bubbly and some pretty pink flowers. ;)





Have you guys seen the new Lonny Magazine?? The January/February 2011 issue is just dreamy...

An unbelievable view from a Manhattan terrace...
I love love love the mix of modern/rustic/vintage/white, etc. in this next room - and I need to live with that chandelier. Seriously. ;)
More yummy modern/rustic design... this place is beyond cool.
Ever-lovely images by Patrick Cline via Lonny

I'd love to live amongst any of these spaces, but right now they've got me really inspired to make our (near?) future photography studio/office look this amazing...

Happy Thursday!

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