30DoC: Recycled Items

Friends, I love pillows.  I sleep with two stuffed in a pillowcase - that's how much I love pillows.  They are also fabulous for using scraps that are too small/damaged/ugly for any other project.  I had a fabulous piece of red striped upholstery material and I used the whole thing for a single pillow:

That pillow is stuffed to the brim, and has several projects in it, including the sweater skirt (it began disintegrating...but it makes great stuffing).

Pillow action shot.  This is what I look like after French class on Wednesday nights.  

I am heading back to my super comfy, pillow laden bed.  Have a fabulous night, all!

Ralph Lauren Men's Mansion Holiday Windows 2011

I figured I might as well make this day all about the boys.  The Ralph Lauren men's mansion also had some pretty chic holiday windows.  So chic in fact that they make me want to crawl into them and start living that life.  I especially love the window with ski lift chair.  What will they think of next?!

(Don't forget that you can click on the photos to enlarge them and see the details.)

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows for the Boys

The Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows at the women's store get all the attention but those at the men's store are just as chic.  I love it when they use animal heads on the mannequins which is kind of fitting since most men are animals.  I jest of course but I do see some similarities.  Happy Holidays!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

New Sponsor Showroom: Julia B

I'm excited to announce that my chic sponsor Julia B can now be visited by appointment in New York.  You can view her gorgeous bed linens, cocktail napkins, lampshades, and pillows in person.  Not sure if they can be monogrammed in time for Christmas but the cocktail napkins would make a perfect present for yourself or a friend.  Or order a set of custom linens to snuggle up in all winter.  Definitely check it out.

Julia B Showroom
ALB Design Center of Chelsea
53 West 23rd Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
9th Floor
New York, New York 10010
Contact info@juliab.com or 203.329.8248

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

30DoC: Something I've Never Done Before

Friends, I was completely unable to craft for today's challenge, which seems like something I've never done before.  I blame the state of my sewing room:

I promise those boxes are not all sewing supplies (is that a good thing or a bad thing?).  We had to clean out our storage unit before tomorrow, so everything is everywhere.  It's pretty overwhelming.

 Look!  I found my buttons.  They are under the winter coats right there.  Underneath all of that is a bed.  Un - freaking - real.

I cannot even see Rob right now because the boxes in our living room are stacked five high.  It's intense.  It wouldn't be so bad if all the blankets/sheets/clothing that was in storage didn't need to be washed because of the public storage smell. 

So, Friends, please forgive me for not crafting today.  I'm sure my crafty spirit is buried under one of these piles somewhere...

In the meantime, have a fabulous, uncluttered night!