I know everyone is familiar with this scenario.....someone asks you to do something and it is in the future and it's so easy to be caviler about it with a big fat "of course"....cause it's so far in that magical place called "the future" you can't imagine that it will be a problem getting it done.

Then that "magical future" is tomorrow and you are wringing your hands thinking "how in the heck will I get this done????"

Welcome to my life....all the time....everyday. we are with a fall fashion post put together by the talented Cindy Hattersley who should be running for office with her persuasive talents....

Anyway....I need to shut up and get on with it cause sitting here complaining will not get the job done!

I am joining some amazing fashion bloggers today who are posting their fashion tips.....since it is for girls over 50 if you are need to run along and find your own group.....hahahahahaha

Just Kidding.

Let's start with this vintage wool Ralph Lauren jacket that I purchased at Scott's antique Market a few months ago.

I have put together a few ways to wear it....

Here she is with an old silk bow tie blouse....a vintage brown belt.....Gap denim and some Marc Fisher cheetah heels.  
Fashion Tip: Don't forget to belt a jacket really gives it a whole new look!

Of course next up is a blue denim shirt from J Crew...a vintage belt that I got at Scott's a while back....the same Gap jeans and cheetah shoes!
Fashion Tip: You will never go wrong with a blue denim shirt!

Changed out the denim to a dark wash and added some old Frye boots that I have had for many years.  I think they were my first pair!
Fashion Tip: A good dark wash denim needs to be in your wardrobe!

Next up is this Target sweater that I got last year....You know how cheap sweaters sometimes don't last but I really hope this one does because I love it and the color is so creamy....and it is NOT itchy!
Fashion Tip: Belt or french tuck the sweater!

So the last look I pulled together with this jacket is a little more dressy!

A pretty tuxedo shirt that I got on major sale from Banana Republic and I layered my pearls on....
Fashion Tip: Pearls always work! second hand wool jacket can give you many looks..... 

I googled this jacket and found one on this site!

It says it is a medium but mine is actually a size 10 so not sure what that means....but you can look on Ebay, Poshmark and other sites like Etsy for vintage RL jackets!  They are so well made it is worth it....

Check these fashionable girls out for more styles!
Here are their Instagram links....

And The blog post!




Let's just pretend that it has not been awhile and leave it at that:)

Not much going on besides trying to stay focused on work and waiting for something bad to see I think I might have PTSD.

You know the last 3 years have been a little shaky around here so I am not too hopeful that it is over.  In my mind I think it will be something to do with she is 9 now.

Aren't you glad you clicked on this's all doom and gloom over here:)

Let's just move on shall we?  To the great equalizer as I always say.  I matter what political fence you are on or any other things to argue about in the world can always bring a smile right!  Or a puppy....either is good in my book.

So let's see what I can entertain you with.

My friend Michael Ladisic [the builder] is doing a local show house here for House Beautiful.  It was an older home in Buckhead that he bought to renovate but then they reached out to him and there you go.

Yes it's pretty the way it is but just like designers....he wanted to make it different....
And then there is progress....

About a week ago he called me to help with the outside paint colors...I said if he gives me a glass of wine and feeds me dinner....I was all in.

He obliged.  

Since Farrow and Ball are the paint sponsors....that is what we were using.  These 3 colors were already up when I got there.

Taking into consideration the stone which you can see to the left and the color of the windows to the right I picked the top one which is Purbeck Stone and the darker color would be the trim which is Moles Breath.

I think it was a good choice....

I do love the detail below on the gable....

This is the back.....

And Lord...this screened in porch is pretty darn epic!

To see a list of designers I think they are listed here

I will enjoy getting a ring side seat to this one:)
Which of course means you will too....bonus.




Hola there my friends......

We are almost finished with summer and it has been a hot one here in Atlanta!  Very humid so my hair has been in a permanent ponytail!

I have been staying busy trying to get things done.....which is always a struggle for me.  I don't remember being such a procrastinator in my early years.....but I guess I was:)

I started this boys room about a year ago!  It's pretty much finished and of course he is off to college now.

Let's start from the beginning.  It was already painted a blue but I wanted to go darker so I chose the old staple BM Hale Navy.  It is such a rich color....

We decided to keep the rug because it was fairly new and there was nothing wrong with it!

So now it is painted and has been measured for new curtains!

I had a bed custom made and though it was a little bit more expensive we did not have to wait a darn year to get it!

The curtains finally arrived and they were so pretty!

And the Charles Stewart chair made its way to Atlanta....

Got some pillows and bedding....

Love the trim on the curtains!

It is taking shape.
And then the end tables arrived....seriously y'all it is like Drip...drip...drip....:)

I ordered the lamps from Pottery Barn!

But the best part came last week and I feel like they really pulled the room together!

The blinds were installed!

I think they really made a big different adding some texture.

This little nugget loved everything:)

And there you have it!  Would you believe he makes his bed everyday?  At least all the times I was there!
Not the dog but the son...hahaha

Whats up with y'all?  Kids back to school?  Vacations over?  Ready for fall....

Have y'all watched The Bear on Hulu?  So good.

Alrighty then....




Taps on the microphone....hopefully some of you are still out there:)  

I know....I often wonder why I can't get my post written in a timely manner anymore.  I hesitate to say this because my family and friends will be all crazy and start calling.....but....I do think it is mild depression.  In fact I think I have mentioned it before but it really does affect my work and just day to day living. 

Take procrastination and multiply it by 10....everything seems to take so much effort and I can easily ignore things which is not good when people have hired you to get it done!

Ever since my sister died last summer [it is coming up on a year] I have felt this way.  I can say it comes and goes and I know time can help but as I say...."one day at a time"....

The exciting news is that I did get a small install done!  Yay....alert the press!

It is my "modern glam" client and I have to say I am proud of how this one is coming along!

On my last post I showed you a few updates....and this one will reflect the bookcases and pillows along with a few other accessories!

Here is the before....when she bought the place.  This was the previous owners things.  She wanted to rip down the shelves but I talked her into painting them because I knew she would like them better....and guess what....I was right:)  

Pats self on the back!

Here is what the sectional and bookcases looked like before we started!

I did have a little "chat" with her before I started buying things.  She wanted a lot of picture frames of her family and equestrian objects.  I persuaded her to let me do a gallery wall of family pictures in the hallway and I said yes....I would mix in some "horsey stuff".  BUT....I was not going to make it a "theme"!

We came to a good place and Rose and I got started shopping.  [Rose is the best].

We are still waiting for a fixture to replace the fan.... but I am so happy with how they turned out!

Really most was thrifted except for the white jar at the top!

Man I love doing shelves!  And the pillows really came together on the sectional.  Waiting for the curtains to arrive which should happen in the next 2 weeks!

There is also a chair coming in the above empty space which has been shipped!  Hallelujah....

The bedroom is coming along but still working on a few things!

How I made myself sit down and do this is a small miracle...but baby steps right!  

Oh yeah I had so much fun hanging out with Mary Ann from 
Classic Casual Home and Kim from Northern California Style Thursday and Friday night.  They were in town for a DIY conference and we went to dinner!

You should read both of their much good stuff!

You guys have a great Sunday and hopefully I can get everything I need to get done next week....finished!


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