Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Am Loving....

The effortlessness that seems to go into a space like this. Again, the vertical stripes are amazing and it's black and white, the colors I seem to be craving more of these days - a perfect combination! It's so classic yet chic all at the same time...

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things.....

Today, I had the very scary experience of misplacing my makeup bag! And, to my surprise, the only thing I could think of was my Smith’s Rosebud Salve - it is the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I carry it everywhere - it combats dry lips and hands, and is perfect when travelling.

Do you have a "must have" product that you just cannot live without?

Monday, April 18, 2011

An Office Worth Working For....!!

Over the past few months, I have promised myself that I will create an office space worth working for!! This inlcudes a large work table that I will refinish, a few shelves for my books that are so neglected, a few memo boards, a great vintage lamp and hopefully a refinished all-purpose side table. Now, this would seem like a small feat for the average DIY-er but for me, it will be a monumental endeavor. To assist me with getting it all together, I started collected images of spaces that I like!

So, what do you guys think?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Weekend Inspiration....

So, maybe I need to preface that I am a Net-a-Porter fanatic! I love their dresses, shoes, handbags, accessoies - well, lets just say I love it all! Now while I may have to go without eating for a month to afford the dress I so desire, I think it will still be worth it. And, the way I see it - it will allow me to achieve two goals, drop a few "lbs" and have a fab dress that will fit!!! So, imagine my amazement when I realized that they publish a weekly online magazine that gives you all the goodness that is net-a-porter in one glance. Here are my weeks' faves! I am really lovng these rose gold pumps!!

An Obsession with White..

In the wake of this wonderful spring weather, I also wanted to do my annual "spring cleaning" overhaul. With this in mind, I made the decision that I would find a great desk for my office and repurpose it white. My inspiration of sorts came from this image - I love the feel of white and black and the fact that colors create small touches across the board! I just imagine myself on a sunny Saturday afternoon reading my latest book: "How to Be a Better Foodie: A Bulging Little Book for the Truly Epicurious." Can't wait until I finish, so I can give you all the details! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Stye Inspiration: Paris Steet Chic!

As Houstonians (can't believe that it's been two years since my transplant), we are very accustomed to short winters and early spring! So, at this time of the year, we are well into our spring wardrobe and style inspiration from the streets of Paris makes me think of all the various ways I can make my wardrobe pieces work fr me.
Now, while I know boots aren't the go to accessories for Spring, these animal print booties coupled with this flirty blush dress is perfect for a mild Spring day!

Love these palazzo pants with the floppy hat!

These boots may be a tad hot for spring but this outfit is very utility chic and hot!

Sexy, and so very me - a long, stripped, sheer boatneck dress~ this is a spring essential!

And the ultimate avant garde, LWD - a girl's staple piece for the summer! While the sleeves maybe great for a Midwest summer, I am not sure how we would handle this here in Houston! But I would really be willing to try!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's As If Time Stood Still and Here We Are! Eight Months Later....

Well everyone, I can give you a laundry list of reasons why I've been missing from the blogging scene for more than eight months!! However, I am just going to say that I have kept up with each of my daily reads like coffee on a bad Monday morning. But more importantly, I am very excited to be putting my fingertips to the keyboard and waiting with baited anticipation until I click the publish post button to see your reactions and to chat with you all virtually!! In the spirit of reinvention, I have also changed the name and look (somewhat) of the blog - "Classically Chic". I think this defines where I strive to be in my life and definitely summarizes where I want this journey to take me. I have also placed a face to the name and my pseudonym "Kiki" is no longer! Everyone, I introduce you to Karee!

I have missed you all and I hope you will once again open your bloggy doors to me so we can chat and and reconnect!! Until my next post, Au revoir!