Rue: Your Pathway to stILe

Yesterday, Rue released their second issue. I had lots on the agenda, so I only got to skim through it briefly (will savor it later). But when I came across this office, I paused for a long while, slobbered a little and imagined myself behind the desk, sitting on the buttery, yellow desk chair. Let’s have a moment of silence to appreciate its beauty.

https://i2.wp.com/www.ruemag.com/wp-content/gallery/work-spaces/RUE_office.jpg

Aaaaaannd we’re back.

Okay, one more time.

https://i2.wp.com/www.ruemag.com/wp-content/gallery/work-spaces/RUE_office.jpg

Gorge to the ous

There’s a huge deal of pretty in this online mag, and aside from this office, I usually tend to be seduced by the details.

Here are my favorite.

https://i2.wp.com/www.ruemag.com/wp-content/gallery/details/rue_img_9945.jpg https://i2.wp.com/www.ruemag.com/wp-content/gallery/details/RUE_GRaimi_0888.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/www.ruemag.com/wp-content/gallery/details/RUE_desk_top.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/www.ruemag.com/wp-content/gallery/details/rue_img_7926.jpg https://i1.wp.com/www.ruemag.com/wp-content/gallery/details/RUE_IMG_0742.jpg

Looking for distractions on this Tuesday? Read Rue. It’s free!

xx,

Irene

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Glass Candy

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If you like indie electropop with a bit of disco flair, then Glass Candy is for you (you can feel the disco in this song, but mostly I listen to this song).

I went with something loud and bright for this week’s Music to My Eyes because Mondays are usually drab. Hope this cheers you up.

 

xx,

Irene

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A Girl, Her Place and Her Plates

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Rachel Bilson can do no wrong. I fall even more in love with her wardrobe every time I see her. Did I tell you I ran into her at a Halloween pop-up shop? Gaaaahhh! I think I blushed while trying to keep it cool and not get caught checking her out. I tower over her both in height and width. I imagine her wearing this dress while hosting a fab dinner party using these vintage plates in her gorgeously glam, girly place.

Happy Friday,

Irene

images via coco+kelley, full house, picapp

 

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Table Settings Fit for a Turkey. Gobble Gobble.

My first year as a married woman, I hosted Thanksgiving. Mostly I just wanted the role of setting a pretty table. I asked my mom to make the turkey. I did, however, make some bombass mashed potatoes. Homemade. Or maybe that was the following year. Anyway, I think my in-laws and parents were rather impressed and not just because they felt obligated to. It paled in comparison to these, but this was long before I knew about blogs so my sources of (free) inspiration were limited. No more excuses.

http://www.annesage.com/.a/6a00e55225716d883301348907cfba970c-800wi

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/lonny_eddie_thanksgivingtable1.jpg?w=232

Top Pic The City Sage Bottom Pic Eddie Ross

These have got to be two of the best Thanksgiving table settings I’ve ever seen. I especially love that blue has been incorporated and steps away from the traditional yellows and oranges.

I am not hosting this year, but here are a few items I’d consider.

https://i1.wp.com/www.westelm.com/weimgs/rk/images/wcm/products/201038/0005/img72m.jpg http://images.anthropologie.com/is/image/Anthropologie/870122_whi_a?$redesign-openLarger$

https://i2.wp.com/farm3.static.flickr.com/2651/4096267628_6cbd0b3040_o.jpg

http://images.anthropologie.com/is/image/Anthropologie/973022_tur_b?$redesign-openLarger$ https://i2.wp.com/www.potterybarn.com/pbimgs/rk/images/dp/wcm/201041/0144/img76l.jpg

https://i1.wp.com/ny-image2.etsy.com/il_570xN.192726558.jpg

Maybe next year I’ll add in some teal and pink.

xx

Irene

plates West Elm and Anthro. Tumbler – Anthro. Wine Glass – Potterybarn. Tablecloth fabric – fabric(dot)com and Blessings napkins from Etsy.

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Not Over You

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I can’t seem to get over my massive crush of teal and pink. Show me something teal or pink and I go into a state of bliss. Put them together and it’s a party in my pants.

Are there any colors you can’t get over?

xx,

Irene

images via Sacramento Street, Urban Outfitters, unknown, LA In Bloom, House of Turquoise and Apt 34.

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Feeling a Little

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This summer, I bought a Native American-type sweater at a concert and it quickly became my favorite article of clothing because its perfect fit makes me feel like it was specifically displayed for someone who freezes once the sun sets – me. The knit is pretty darn similar to the one pictured and the styling of the outfit is too good not to copy.

Maybe it’ll help me stray away from the typical cutesy decor I tend to gravitate toward. Maybe.

xx

Irene

 

images via becauseimaddicted and elle decor

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Friday You're So Happy Chic

I recently bought one of Jonathan Adler’s new books – Happy Chic Accessorizing. I related to the candlelight tip immediately and felt like Jonathan and I do have something in common.

As a proprietor of bad dining room lighting, I always make sure to create the lighting myself in order to set the right mood for dinner guests.

Use this tip next time you plan a dinner party.

 

Happy Friday,

Irene

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