Walk into my small apartment any evening and you will immediately notice the multiple candles burning throughout. I purchased this Missoni for Target candle a while back and could not toss out the holder once the candle had burned. I slightly melted the wax and cleaned out the inside and it has become a multi-purpose container. From flowers to markers and even small candles, It continues to move around my apartment {it’s now on my desk at work, shown below}. Just remember this before you toss out that pretty little candle holder. {also, keep the glass ones and clean out and use for little flower vases around your house or as a thoughtful surprise for a friend}

friday finds {purchased}

When I first started Friday Finds, I wanted it to be about something I purchased, re-purposed or found that week. I kind of got away from that idea, but I am bringing it back, time to re-focus on my original objective.

Today’s Friday Find is this great top I purchased this week from Old Navy. I have a very good feeling I will be living in this for a while. I purchased a size bigger and love the flowy oversized look! It’s also a thin fabric which will be perfect to last through the summer. Photos to come on twitter over the next few weeks on ways to style. {thinking I may need the red stripe too}


Another edition of Pantone palate. I love this color pink {cabaret} and not just for the name, but the bright shade. Even if you don’t want to go all out with the color make a splash with a statement necklace, lightweight scarf or oversized clutch.

dress, bracelet, maxi skirt, necklace, clutch, jeans, umbrella, flip-flops 

big easy style

New Orleans homes have always intrigued me,  not because tourist pay to take walking tours {which I highly recommend}, but because the eclectic design mix they all contain.  Majority of the homes I have been in have the right combination of style and antiques; drama and comedy; darks and lights; new and old. Not to mention most Garden District homes are well over a 100 years old. The house I live in was built-in 1903!

Bryan Batt is a New Orleans native and celebrity and not just known for his acting on Mad Men, but for his style! He is the author of this classic book that portrays the right amount of aged and modernism, tough and playfulness. I highly recommended for a gift or for yourself. I got mine for Christmas! And of course it’s displayed on the coffee table! {note the chapter titles, so inspirational even on their own}

and the oscar goes to….

Hands down, my best dressed pick goes to Michelle Williams. She looked absolutely stunning in Louis Vuitton.  The color, the simple details and her coloring (skin and hair) all worked together so perfectly! Not to mention the pastel colored clutch, I absolutely love the two colors together.

{love the color? check out the tangerine tango for more inspiration}

their way and the save way

My denim button up has been a staple in my wardrobe over the past year and I’m SO ready for spring, to pair with pastel jeans! Just another example that you don’t have to spend a lot! {both versions are 100% cotton too}

{their way current/elliot, $218}

{old navy $26.94}

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