Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Desert Wedding

I experienced a little Love at First Site when I saw the photos featured on Once Wed today of the desert wedding. Check the full set out here!
{Photos from Once Wed}

Monday, March 29, 2010

Must-Have #11

Whether it be a big floppy beach hat, or a more structured Panama hat...a girl's gotta have a chapeau for the sunshine. It's good for the skin, and it's actually just plain fun to wear a hat. That is why coming in at number eleven is...
#11 A Summer Hat
I fell in love with these hats from Nordstrom this weekend and bought the blue one. The color name is "denim", but it's not denim material...that wouldn't quite have the same charm, that's for sure.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Must-Have #10

Back in November, I did a little Fall/Winter must-have list, inspired by the Nina Garcia book The One Hundred. Since Spring is here, (although there is snow on the ground as I write this...) I thought I would add to the list here and there with some more weather appropriate Must-Have items for the Sping/Summer seasons. 

Take a look at this classic photo of style icon, Audrey Hepburn. Now, as much as I wish I could go out for a bike ride looking exactly like this from head to toe, I can certainly replicate what is happening south of her ankles...

#10 White Ballet Flats

They are the perfect shoe for Spring because they go with anything, they're comfortable, and they allow you to change out your black ballet flat for a more season-appropriate look. I bought my first pair of these 6 years ago, and have been wearing them to death ever since. Time for some new ones, and I have my eye on this pair from Aldo for $40.00. There are plenty of round-toe options as well if you are over pointy shoes. 

I'd like to add that here at Jenna Sais Quois, I like to feature only beautiful and delightful things and leave the "Don'ts" at the door, but I have to say just one thing...There is no room in a woman's wardrobe for rubber flip-flops. Ever. So use a white flat or a more structured thong sandal to get you through Summer stylishly.

Edit: Okay, okay...the shower of a dorm bathroom or locker room, or the beach (on the actual sand!) are appropriate places, if you must...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vintage Postcard RSVP's

I am very much in love with this couple's wedding stationary featured today on Once Wed. First of all, I like any invitation that includes a little story of how they met...remember this? Plus, this one talks about how their first date was a road-trip across 4 states! (What if it had been a bad date?? Luckily it was not!) The invitations were designed by Miss Pickles Press, and I am smitten with their similarity to vintage postcards. Take a look! 

{Photos from Once Wed}

Monday, March 22, 2010

Modern Alphabet

I love this alphabet poster of modern design classics from Blue Ant Studio. It would have been helpful for studying for the exams in Design 200! Or a great way to make your friends or children into design fiends the second they set their eyes on it. Eames chairs, anyone?
{Photo from Blue Ant Studio}

Country Kitchen

I have been very into the idea of built-ins lately. Mudrooms, Hallway benches, bookcases, corner cabinets, linen closets, breakfast nooks...anything that gives a home character. I found this kitchen redesign, with the most charming breakfast nook on a post from Southern Living. I would love to call this place home.
{Photos by Laurey W. Glenn, from Southern Living}

Palm Springs

Jenny of Little Green Notebook recently posted about the jewelry of Stella & Dot and had a giveaway that we all unfortunately missed! I immediately fell in love with a few pieces from their Palm Springs collection. These are some images of my favorites!  Hopefully they will help me pretend that I'm on vacation in California and not stuck in the dreary cold and rain of Ohio...Woe is me.
{Buy this piece here}
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Friday, March 19, 2010

Kate Spade Does It AGAIN!

I am just absolutely smitten with her Spring looks. They are simply amazing. They truly tell a story with their well-chosen props and, as always, the styling is impeccable. Everyone go check out the rest of the looks at her website immediately!
{Photos from the Kate Spade website}

Why is it that every time a new season comes, Kate Spade produces clothing that I could only dream of in my wildest imagination? I need to buy all of these. Stat.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

On the Road

Please Sir, one of my new favorite vintage-loving blogs, recently posted about these fabulous retro campers. I read all about it initially on Ruffled (The most lovely blog for vintage weddings) and the trailers are so bright and fun that I couldn't resist snatching the photos to show you all! Not only are they a blast from the past on the outside, but they are completely adorable on the inside as well! If you are living in the UK, you can rent these for photoshoots or special occasions from Snail Trail. If there is a resource like this in the US that anyone knows about, please let me know!
{Images from Ruffled via SnailTrail}

Moroccan Wedding

Ever since I attended a wedding last August with this color palette, I've been absolutely in love with it. The combination is so interesting, and anything but overdone. This wedding, featured on Ruffled, takes it to the next level by using a Moroccan thing and the photos by Jamie Hammond are absolutely stunning. If you are in the Seattle area, she would definitely be the photographer to hire to shoot your wedding.
{Photos by Jamie Hammond via Ruffled}

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Block O Patio

I think they did a great job picking out furniture for the Patio at the New Ohio Union. I can't wait to sit out there and sketch when I'm stumped at work. This summer is going to be amazing. What do you guys think??

Let Them Eat Cake

Apparently, Marie Antoinette is back in a big way. A little fluffy, frilly, pink display of opulence is all the rage across the blogosphere this morning. 100 Layer Cake featured these photos for a Marie Antoinette-esque wedding, styled by Jillian Event Design with florals by Blossom & Branch, and featuring the calligraphy of Love, Jenna.
{Photos from 100 Layer Cake}

Then, later on this morning on P is for Party, I read about a Marie Antoinette themed soiree designed by Kate Landers of Boston, Mass. These are both just so delectable and over-the-top. I adore them! Unfortunately, I am much more the proletariat these days than the bourgeoise...
{Photos from P is for Party}

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's Official

After much contemplation, and few months of quasi-practice paired with a lot of reading up on nutrition, I have decided to take the plunge and go Vegetarian. I am very excited about this change in my life, and have already noticed myself feeling better and better as I slowly eliminated meat from my diet. Now I am going to go all the way and cut it out entirely. I am definitely a beginner in this endeavor, so if anyone has any advice, I would love to hear it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Just Died

Literally, these prints knocked the wind out of me...have you ever seen anything more fabulous? Retro lovers like will be delighted to check out the limited edition prints of Floyd & Mavis. I clearly can't buy these, but it's just nice to know that lots of other people in this world will be able to buy these and hang them in their homes and stare at them all day. Jealousy does not become me...
{Prints by Floyd & Mavis}
The Italy one is my favorite...nothing to do with my Italian roots, and everything to do with her striped dress and scarf!

Editors Note: I bought them anyway...they amounted to 39.00 with shipping! Not too shabby! Cant wait till they arrive and I have them framed!

Button-Themed Shower

How adorable is this button-themed Bridal Shower? It was featured on The Wedding Chicks and features the fabulous photography of Jessica Claire. I especially love the mini cakes with fondant buttons and flowers, and these colors are perfect for Spring.
{Photos by Jessica Claire}
Check the blog and Jessica out immediately, because they are both so inspiring. They've even gotten me out of my blogging doldrums!