Friday, November 12, 2010

Fashion vs Furnishings | 11.12.10

Want to know a secret? I've had a crap week. Absolute. Crap.

I didn't - and don't - want to go into it, because this blog serves to inspire with all things happy and beautiful and good. I want to keep it that. My happy place.

But this weekend, I plan on coping with a bit of retail therapy. A razzle dazzle blazer to brighten my mood, and some words of encouragement to pin on my inspiration board as a daily reminder that this sh*t too, shall pass.

And thank you, Paloma and Erin. Once again you've provided more inspiration and motivation than perhaps you realized. Happy Weekend, all!


  1. Oh no! I'm so sorry, but you're right; it will pass! Stay strong!

    A couple things that may help:

    - Gilt has some emerald dresses from Vera Wang that made me think of you. Perhaps some of your retail therapy will be online. :)
    -Two non-decor blogs that cheer me up, not because they're funny, but because they're full of joy: and

    Good luck!

  2. Alaina, you're so sweet! That was such a nice thing to say.

    I really sorry that you've had a crappy week and hope that things only start getting better today!

  3. I hope things start to look up, and with a little retail therapy I'm sure they will ;) All the best!

  4. I'm so sorry you've had a less-than-stellar week. I just discovered your blog, and I love all of the pretties you show. And I am now obsessed with that pin!

  5. IT WILL PASS... and the "retail therapy" will ensure that it passes sooner, rather than later:).

    Happy Shopping!!

  6. P.S.
    I know you love stripes and I just thought I'd share a super cute (and cheap:) top I just got-- perfect fit!

  7. I need that pin. And I love that blazer! I just discovered your blog through MML and have really been enjoying it . . . and spending waaaaaaaay too much time going through the archives. Hope things get better for you!

  8. I'm sorry you've had a rough day. Enjoy your weekend - you deserve it!

  9. I am so sorry to hear you had a bad week. I wish you a happier tomorrow filled with sequins!

    Alaina, you may not realize how many people YOU inspire and cheer up each day. I have spent a few less than stellar days perusing your blog. The beautiful images, wonderful quotes and great design thoughts never fail to help me get out of my funk.

    So thank you!

  10. soon as you get that Blazer, I want to get a drink with you and we will cuss and discuss!

    And then I will feature you on my blog, because i am DYING over it :)

  11. That flower is genius! Sorry about the bad week, here's hoping next week is fantastic and absolutely sh*t free!! =)

  12. darling I missed this one, so sorry! Sending big big hugs from here

  13. I saw that blazer at anthro today and swoon! But I got this one instead: - gold sparkly fleece - AH-MAZING! Hope your retail therapy helps. xo.

  14. crap weeks suck
    I always say to myself "Thank God THAT week is over"

    Rock that new blazer!!!

  15. i think it was national crap week! yay for a new one which stared today!

  16. Love the blazer, and just blogged about Emerson Made clutches, they too will help you smile! Hope you are having a great week!



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