Thursday, June 14, 2012

coloured floral printing

Necklace- c/o Castellammare Designs; Pants, Denim Top & Cardigan- Thrifted; Shoes- Priceless, UK; Ring- Forever 21; Nail Polish- Fuchia Fever by Revlon

My thrifted floral pants have come out to play again, this time as part of my 'interior designer' ensemble that I wore while staging our condo (with much more comfortable shoes!) My man and I move into our new house at the end of July so I have started drawing inspiration from home magazines, decor blogs and tv shows.  Right now we only have enough furniture for a one bedroom condo so decorating a three bedroom house will take creativity as our mantra is cheap and cheerful (which was also the theme of my Mum & Step-Dad's wedding and it was a hoot!) The thing we're most excited about is having an outdoor space to call our own and plans for a veggie garden, cat playground & entertaining oasis are already being drawn up.  

I'm participating in Megan & Keely's fashion challenge and combining this and that with my 3-in-1 outfit (floral, coloured bottoms and patterned bottoms).   

Who or what inspires your home decor?


  1. oh emily, you impressed me again with the way you combined fierce shoes, fun pants, & that ring! my home decor style is inspired by 1960's.

  2. I am going to completely ignore the floral pants for a moment and go OMG I WANT THOSE SHOES BRB SNEAKING INTO YOUR CLOSET. Anyway the floral pants are fun and funky. I like a printed pant, even though florals aren't my preferred print, I can still appreciate them on others.

    My home decor strategies are "utilize vertical space" and "Do I reeeeally need it?" However I share what is essentially a studio-sized amount of space with another human being(the Hubs) and every inch of our room is functional in some way.

  3. i'm soooooo in love with those floral pants! they're so cute. how exciting about the move!!! it's going to be fun decorating!

  4. my inspiration comes mostly from my own head and from my boyfriend's head (luckily he's a constructor :P), so we don't have to hire strangers and pay them.
    your outfit, btw, is beautiful! I love all the colours you've chosen and I also love your floral pants. gosh, how I want a pair but haven't found it yet!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  5. Those pants are all kinds of awesome - wow, love them!

    Courtney ~

  6. I love those pants, I can't believe you thrifted them! They look great paired with the chambray (always a favorite) and cardi!

  7. I really love those pants!! They're so pretty!

    I get inspiration for home decor from all over the place. We have quite an eclectic feel to our living room. =)

  8. Love that you worked three tends into one! This is definitely a bight and summery outfit. Love the chambray shirt paired with the printed pants, it's such an effortless combination. Wishing you guys all the luck with getting the house ready and moving. It's a big process!


  9. Oh boy, cute shoes. Loving this outfit. Those floral pants are so great on you. You styled them beautifully.


  10. I absolutely love your floral pants. They are right on trend and look adorable on you. Congrats again on your house...yay! dawn xo

  11. SO not sure if I told you but COACH is changing their dress code! and well Chambray/denim shirts are going to be apart of my daily uniform. I love this one! I cant believe you thrifted this piece. I think im going to have to go bargain hunting.

  12. Oh my gosh, your shoes are amazing! I've never seen anything like them. They deserve their own Twitter account or Facebook page. :)

    Congrats on your new house! That's so exciting. Where are you looking for inexpensive furniture/decor/accessories to fill those empty rooms? Do you have a Pinterest inspiration board for your new place?

  13. your carpi are so cute. If we get the house that we put an offer in on. I will have 4 bedroom and a livingroom. Plus a family room to decorate

  14. an entertaining oasis? ooooh that sounds exciting! i love these capris, Emily! I have been wanting floral pants forever, and just haven't found the right pair for moi :(

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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  15. I have a totally different style in every room! My kitchen is all vintage with red/black/white porcelain appliances and cookware, lots of polka dots and gingham, and little animal knicknacks everywhere. My bathroom is super mod, all spare lines of gray, black, plum. Then our bedroom has a sage, rust, brown, goldenrod tapestry comforter with tasselled pillows, dark wood bookshelves, and lots of old fashioned opulence.

    By the way...these floral pants are so epic. I loooove them on yoU!

    <3 Cambria

  16. Love your shoes!! They're fantastic. I just noticed that they look awfully similar to the red pair in the next post.

  17. Fabulous pants, my dear! I am dying for a pair of floral pants, but I've yet to find a pair that I like & that is affordable.



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