Want It Wednesday - Valentine's Day Glamour

Valentine's Day. 

What a fabulous excuse to get all dolled up for a night out on the town with your honey. Getting him dressed is easy—The Black Tux has some killer rentals that would make any boyfriend, husband, or otherwise man-friend look as dashing as 007. 

Us ladies have it a little harder... Romantic red? Sweet blush? Sexy White? 
We can't decide. So let's just go with all of the above.


Oh Buoy Abodes: Going Green

While we're on the subject of paint colors (see this post), I'm toying with the idea of going green in the dining room. It's an unexpected color choice for us, since our typical color palette is (obsessively) patriotic. I'm not running out to Benjamin Moore just yet, but these photos are providing good inspiration, and I think I may be convinced to stray from the reds, whites, and blues.


Oh Buoy Abodes: Pantone's Color of the Year

Our new house is a giant to-do list. While things like kitchen renovations and master suites will have to take the backseat for a couple of years, every square inch of wall space will need to be painted. The prior owners painted everything (and I mean everything) a pale shade of pink. The walls, the kitchen cupboards, the woodwork, the tile...

A couple of photos from the listing (it's more evident in person, and very pepto-bismoly in the afternoon sun):

Yes, that is a stained glass covered bridge on my front door. Why? I don't know. Anyway, as sick of the pink as I may be, Pantone has named Rose Quartz one of the colors of 2016. I wanted to see how pink could be done right, and found these great examples:

And, just as proof that we are making progress in our house, here is an after photo of the front hall (which was pictured above). That gigantic pink bar has also thankfully been removed.


Wanderlust: Stowe Mountain Lodge

The real winter chill is just starting to set in, so we have not yet had our fill of cozy blankets, hot chocolate, and fireside chats. We spent a weekend in Woodstock, Vermont last month, with a quick trip out to Stowe for a delicious dinner. Would love to head back up for a longer stay next time, and the Stowe Mountain Lodge looks like the ideal place to call home for the weekend.



Want It Wednesday - Back At It

The Holidays take the focus away from many things, most of all work. Now that the family time, parties, and time off is behind us, its time to get down to business. Start the year off with your best-dressed foot forward, and polish up that winter work wardrobe. 


Outfit Inspiration - Black and White

It's a new year so let's start with the basics. 
Black and White.
Preppy styles tend to stay away from these simple contrasting tones, but we think they give an edgy, yet timeless feel to our wardrobes.
Bright and bold are fabulous and fun, but there's really nothing like this classic color combo.