A Seat of Power

Sunday, October 27, 2013

 
 
 
 
This weekend I have been thinking of new ideas on how to rearrange my desk area and I thought it would be great to share with all of you! I am all for having a creative space to work around, it gets your mind flowing and gets you inspired to sit down and work. Since I have already shown what my desk area is like, I thought I would share some inspiration on what I wish it could become. This is me hoping that someday when I am living in my own apartment, that I can have an area to work and blog comfortably. I also think a desk area can be your throne, as long as you have the proper chair, and you want to give it very special attention. Decorate with photos, matching accessories, tons of good lighting and you will be set!
 
(Photo Credit: 1 | 23 | 4)
 
Always,
Mostly Lisa

Syle Inspiration: Hopeless Romantic

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
If you ask anyone who really and truly knows me, they'll say that I sometimes act like a hopeless romantic. I would have to agree with that statement, and I am not ashamed of it. I love a good romantic novel (Hello, I am a Janeite!) and tend to enjoy a great romance movie here or there. I also think that this time of year is a great time to be a romantic. I mean, you look outside and it's cloudy and dark and you can't help but feel and embrace the mood in the atmosphere. Like anything in life, this can also translate very well into fashion. Deep burgundy, red hues and luxurious fabrics are the perfect way to wear your heart on your sleeve! The perfect collection to draw inspiration from is definitely Marchesa Fall 2013. It's just so beautiful. Also, enjoy some great accessories you can incorporate to make you extra romantic.
A Hopeless Romantic
 
 
Always,
Mostly Lisa
 

Let's Go To The Ballet

Saturday, October 19, 2013


The Rehearsal by Edgar Degas
 
Ever since I was little, and when I was in dance class for three years, I have dreamed of being a prima ballerina. There is just something so elegant and ethereal about ballerinas, and they have such grace in the way they dance and move. I immediately think of Degas paintings and sculptures, and how intense and romantic they are. I, obviously, have not mastered being completely graceful in the way I move. I may not have graceful moves but I think that I am able to learn and remember dance moves and do them well. This plays into fashion also, and I think the two combined together is something absolutely beautiful.
 
I have also lately been obsessed with chic ballerina skirts! Remember the iconic look by Carrie Bradshaw in the opening credits of 'Sex and the City'? Or who can forget the beautiful movie "Black Swan"? They have both stood out in my mind ever since. Designers are also bringing the two worlds together, especially Chloe and Giambattisa Valli! With tutu-style skirts and tie-up pumps, these styles are barre none.
 
 
Let's Go to the Ballet

(Photo Credit: Vogue | WebMuseum, Elle)
 
Have a great weekend!
Always,
Mostly Lisa

Style Icon: Vanessa Hudgens

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Well, it's that time of the month again to name a celebrity that is my current style icon/inspiration!
 
 
This month, it's Vanessa Hudgens! While she has been one of my favorites since 2007, it's only been recently where I can really appreciate her style and actually try to emulate it. She's the perfect example of a California gal that loves easy and simple pieces that can coordinate again and again. It's been a long time since her High School Musical days, and I think it's awesome that she's been able to grow in her style through the spotlight. While it might not seem like the ideal situation, it's awesome to get fashion tips from someone that has designers at her fingertips but still shops at stores like Urban Outfitters. This actress/singer is even on the cover of Marie Claire for October, and she is definitely a stunner in her spread of bodysuits and gold-enameled fingernails. I figured I'd round up some of my favorite looks of hers recently, and then put together an outfit that is inspired by this great lady!
 
 
 
 
 
Style Icon: Vanessa Hudgens

(All images: Vanessa-Anne.org)
 
Have a great Wednesday!
Always,
Mostly Lisa

Admiral in Arms

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Admiral in Arms
Izabel Black Belted Military Cape | Frye Marissa Oxford | Ma Poche Handbag | ACNE Square Scarf | McQ Alexander McQueen White Blouse |  See by Chloe Wool Skirt | Wilfredo Rosado Yellow Diamond Bracelet

(Runway Images: Elle.com)

Hi guys! Hope you're having a great weekend. I just got back from apple picking and had a blast. The colors outside are so gorgeous right now, I just want to soak it all in. Here's hoping the vibrant colors stay around for awhile. It gives the atmosphere this moody and edgy feel, and who doesn't love that?

For today's inspiration, I am drawing on that edgy feel and translating it into a great trend that never really goes away. The military and nautical trend is one that makes an appearance almost every fall Fashion Week, and even sometimes pops up in the spring season. I enjoy this trend because it's a combo that looks absolutely great together. From the epaulettes with gold touches, to the sailor-style buttons it's something that is so uniform but it's not too stuffy. Calvin Klein and Victoria Beckham did it best for fall 2013, and they are both a great source of inspiration. So drawing on that inspiration, I hope you enjoy the outfit that I would wear in a heartbeat!

Always,
Mostly Lisa

Tuesday Inspiration

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Hi guys! Thought I would sit back today and let you soak in some great inspiration. Since Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, what better time to share some great photography I have found throughout the internet. I love a good photograph, and they can emote such good feelings sometimes. I think they speak for themselves and so I will be silent now and let you enjoy also.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Always,
Mostly Lisa




What Lisa Loves

Saturday, October 5, 2013

What Lisa Loves

 

Apples | Oasis Lace Stripe Top | ModCloth Fete for Print Top | Marc Jacobs Dot Eau de Toilette | A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb | Starbucks Coffee | Glitter Pumpkins |
H&M Biker Jacket | DSW Diba Kayden Boot | BaubleBar Coral Technicolor Block Gem Bib | Anthropologie Rastro Embroidered Scarf

Since October is now in full swing, I've decided to compile a list of loves that I am currently obsessing over. There's something super inspiring about this month, and I don't know if it's the change of color in the leaves or the richness of everything around me. I just feel like things are going to 'fall' into place. Next weekend I'll be shopping for apples, and spending time with family. The following weekend I will be starting to put together my final portfolio. I am very excited, if you can't tell. So enjoy some of my favorites right now that might just inspire you! Have a great Autumn weekend!
 
Always,
Mostly Lisa

Highland Hills

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy October!!

 
 
I am so excited for this upcoming month, what with the changing leaves, yummy food, and of course Halloween! It's one of my favorite months of the year and everything is just comforting and relaxing. On this first day of October, I thought I would draw on that comforting feeling and take some inspiration from the moody moors of England and Scotland. These sprawling countryside's are gorgeous during this time of year, and they are the perfect backdrop for fur collars and tartan prints. You can't forget a great knee-high boot or a beautiful fragrance that emits smooth and a heady scent. The ever popular braided crown hairstyle is another perfect folkloric inspiration.
 
These gorgeous scenic areas are also great for a great spot to read. Imagine Jane Eyre walking her forlorn stroll, or Elizabeth Bennet on her way to visit her sister while she was sick. These heroines make me want to play them in my own novel. Oh, to be in those stories. I have often wished of living in a Jane Austen novel. But since I cannot, I will have to suffice with reading them and falling in love all over again. What a perfect place England Scotland are to fall in love also. So enjoy my inspiration, and end on a highland note.  
 
 
P.S., oh, and listen to this song from the Jane Eyre movie while reading this. It's absolutely heart wrenching and a perfect piece to relax to.
 
Always,
Mostly Lisa