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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Week 20: Don't Miss 'Ems!

As I'm writing this, I hope everyone is in the smack-dab middle of a memorable weekend!

The two boxes on my calendar representing this Saturday and Sunday are totally overflowing with things I've committed to, and now I'm really regretting the 60 lunges and 30 squats I did at the gym on Thursday (I blame it on all of the neon bikinis showing up in the blogosphere the past month). Quite simply I feel like my legs were run over with a garbage truck and it hurts to walk.

But I've been pushing through the pain and did a little estate saleing this morning (that awkward moment when you pay cash for someone who just died's used trash can), checked out the Portland Flea, and did a little vintage shopping this afternoon. My friend and I managed to stumble upon Megan Draper's entire closet at this one particularly awesome boutique on Burnside, but unfortunately for me, I don't think I've ever spent over $200 on a dress and I couldn't do it today.

I also took a decent amount of time this afternoon to catch up on all of the blog posts I didn't have time to read during the week, and I was overwhelmed by all of the cool things I saw.

Here is some of my favorite inspiration from Week 20/52:

this quirky vignette via Design*Sponge

model Elsa Hosk's adorable/pretty hair barrettes via Oracle Fox

this stunning wedding tabletop by Cassandra Lavalle of Coco + Kelley for The Everygirl

these particularly edgy handbags by Inés Figaredo via Honestly...WTF

this mid-century Palm Springs retreat featured in Architectural Digest

this funky camo and leopard pairing via Oracle Fox

this impeccable bar cabinet via Design*Sponge

this mouthwatering avocado and pistachio crostini via Keep It Simple Foods

this charming patio belonging to Leslie Landis featured at Apartment Therapy 
(I will do an entire post on her to-die-for home in the near future)

this hot tamale outfit on Aimee Song via Because I'm Addicted

this "is-that-real?" home featured in Casa Brasil via Design Elements

Are your eyes and heart happy now? Thought so.

How have you been spending your weekend?


  1. That outdoor dining space is to die for, particularly now when the weather is wonderfully brilliant everywhere!

    1. I agree! I'm seeing lots of great outdoor spaces lately - people are ready for summer!

  2. Loving this post! That vignette in the first pic is SO good.

    1. Isn't it?! The person who created it suggested hanging found objects (like the feather) alongside framed art to personalize the space. I love that!

  3. Great inspiration post. I love the photo of the bar from Design Sponge.

    1. I'm glad you like it! I love that shade of green in the artwork paired with the natural wood of the cabinet.

  4. I'm in love with that bar cabinet! I'm really enjoying reading your blog:)


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