Monday Words


For times when all you can have
is faith.

most wanted: the nest


i'm not even going to get into why i've been absent from this blog for so long
things have been wild-and-crazy busy
so let's just start fresh, shall we? 

lately i've been in super nesting mode
no, there's not a bun in the oven.
i will blame it on a new 'baby' though, a gorgeous couch we bought each other for christmas.
she's set off a flurry of interior decor pins on pinterest
and the hunt for just the thing (or three) to make the house feel 'complete.' 
maybe it's because we're headed into year three living at the yellow house
and even though it's a rental i'm wanting to put our unique stamp on it.
more than likely it's that i have no more closet space so instead of new clothes, i'm buying decor.
either way, here are my latest obsessions i hope/dream will one day find their way into casa moll.

1. LOVE print 

but THIS lady, in all her gold-flecked zebra hide glory, is the numero uno object of my affection.
i've been obsessed with hide rugs since my mom put a cool argentinian cow hide in my dad's office.
this might be the perfect combination of rustic and eclectic 
with the most appropriate dash of glamour.
i love you.
i need you.
come live with me, please?
(jamie meares of furbish studio, you are my decorating spirit animal)

the couch that started an obsession.
dressed up with pillows from Furbish, Joss & Main, and Jonathan Adler. 

styled by: the elizabeth chronicles


katie & rachel, the two lively and lovely girls behind 
recently took on NYC and fashion week
sporting pieces from hattie sparks throughout their very stylish trip. 
the girls were part of our "nola takes nyc" project
and they did such a fantastic job styling their picks from the store 
adding their own inspired touches here and there
and giving the pieces a distinctly "elizabeth chronicles" flair.
check out how katie & rachel conquered the big apple,
looking chic & sharp from the upper east side to lincoln center.

how cute are they?
rachel wears a floral sanctuary blouse from hattie sparks

looking casual-chic at allison parris
katie wears a golden silk romper from hattie sparks and some serious sparkle

rachel looks so modern-day, grown up eloise traipsing around the upper east side
 in a camilyn beth "sweet kelly" dress
some bright, fun heels, a dainty rhinestone necklace
and a sweet spotted clutch of her own design

katie is quirky chic while strolling the west village
in a willow & clay blazer from hattie sparks
a bright tee and flippy skirt
and a pair of tomboy-cool brown suede wedges

 rachel is polished yet unique for an afternoon in the meat packing district
in a pair of lacy dolce vita shorts from hattie sparks
a bright bag
and cozy sweater with some major statement shoulders

thank you again to the wonderful katie & rachel of the elizabeth chronicles
for collaborating with me on this project!
it was so much fun 
and i hope there will be a "nola takes nyc" part 2!