1. Nursery Tour {First NYC Apartment}

    A Tour of my baby nurserybookshelfcrib view

    As you well know, I love home decor. So from the moment I found out I was pregnant I was equally as excited to have a new project of decorating a nursery as much as I was at the idea of becoming a mother (wish I was kidding!). The one main obstacle I faced from the get-go was not knowing the gender, so I decided to take this challenge head on by working with neutral colors – I started with a grey and white chevron rug via Pottery Barn [similar to this], continued with all white wood baby furniture – my crib and changing table from Giggle [the Alex Crib & Alex Dresser in White], and chose a white wooden headboard from West Elm [The Moroccan Headboard in White].

    The nursery bedding which I featured in this article, was a mix of sea foam and neutrals (I will admit I was slightly bias in thinking I was having a boy when I chose this bedding colors, but in hindsight, I actually love what I chose… the bedding makes the room feel classy in a way). Next was the artwork. I spent a lot of time on Etsy trying to find a mix of pink and blue baby pieces, but ultimately I ended up falling in love with these bright colored doggy prints [by Wallfry]. You can choose your style of pup and backdrop colors; I chose dogs the FHH and I owned as kids… then when they arrived I took them to the frame store and bought white wooden frames to match the furniture. The turquoise, orange, and yellow backgrounds I chose matched perfectly to the bright assortment of children’s books I put on my book shelves. They also coordinated back to the endless Orange Tennessee stuffed animals we received thanks to my husband’s family – which the FHH stressed were imperative to put on display so the FHB knows what team she will be rooting for (oh brother!).

    We scored a great gender neutral glider chair from Buy Buy Baby. Most importantly it was really comfortable and equally as great, it was incredibly well priced!

    animalskisses given hererocking chair from BuyBuyBaby

    Once the FHB was born, I added the finishing touches… gold letters with the FHB’s initials [from C Wonder– in stores they have the full alphabet]. The initials were dear to our heart since our baby was named after our two grandfather’s. And of course some pink accents were necessary! Thanks to a few friends we received a bedazzled pink piggy bank, a pink dog stuffed animal from FAO Schwartz, a pink doll, a pink music box… Let’s just say I lucked out not having to buy much (and recommend you hold off and do the same- you are bound to receive lots of gender related gifts!)

    So there it is… the tour you have all been waiting for. I would say I have a new passion for children’s decor… contemplating starting a business… or having more children soon.

    baby's first booksmoo rocking cow from GiggleCrib from Gigglenurse's bed

    Shop the Look:

  2. Arm Parties Galore

    I am absolutely LOVING my “Fashionable Hostess Stack” for Ettika bracelet set. But what really makes them FH material is the fact that I can mix and match them with all of my other bangles, making them look like completely new and different arm parties depending on my mood and style. See some of my arm party obsessions for Spring. Vita Fede Mini Omega Crystal Bracelet, Ettika The Fashionable Hostess Stack, and Kate Spade Bangle (available in stores) Vintage Gold Snake Bracelet, Ippolita Rock Candy Bracelets, Alex & Ani Bangles, and Ettika The Fashionable Hostess Stack Ettika The Fashionable Hostess Stack, Genevieve Bracelets {Fashionable Hostess Piece}, and Henri…

  3. NYFW Recap: What’s in my Bag

    Wondering what my essentials were when I hit up the Fashion Shows of New York Fashion Week? Here’s a sneak peek inside my Valentino Bag. C. Wonder Wallet Kashi Bar Orbit Gum Notebook & Pen Cybershot Digital Camera Rayban Shades Anthropologie Charmed Hair Ties 2 Lipgloss Options – NARS & Laura Mercier Tylenol Oscar Blandi Travel Size Lacca Hair Spray Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream Aquaphor Sample Size Perfumes Sephora Oil Blotting Sheets

  4. Pistachio & Dijon Mustard Crusted Chicken

    Some people may think of chicken as a boring dish to serve at a dinner party, but I beg to differ. Matched with the right ingredients, it can be incredibly flavorful, not to mention look gorgeously decadent… two elements I strive for when impressing my guests. I was inspired for this Pistachio & Dijon Crusted Chicken Recipe by one of my favorite cookbooks: FRESH Healthy Cooking and Living from the Lake Austin Spa. In FH form, it is health conscious while not skimping on flavor. But what I love the most about this dish is the rich color: the deep…

  5. 1.5 Month Baby: Ralph Lauren Pajamas

    What can I say, it’s been a month and a half and I am in love beyond words. Her every move makes me smile. I am already obsessed with playing dress up from pretty pink onesies {like this Ralph Lauren Layette} to her endless growing headband collection. Will keep you posted on her fashion faves!

what's going on this week on fashionable hostess...