Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Things that make me smile

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When times are tough it's important to stop and appreciate things that make you smile. Luckily, for me I'm tickled by many things. Whether it's soft pink peonies in milk glass or old photos of my family, I make sure to surround myself with simple pleasures.

In order shown: pink peonies from Whole Foods, vintage photo of my parents (looking beautiful), pretty magazines and a Kate Spade daily planner, a glitter dress from Hallelu, vintage photo of my dad and grandparents (my grandmother was a true style icon), old Vogue magazines and some sparkle, butternut squash with pesto and Parmesan cheese cooked in our new Le Creuset, my handlebar mustache wine opener.

64 comments:

Josie said...

I love those pretty pink peonies and that fabulous sparkly dress! So chic.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

The Iconic Blog.com said...

What beautiful sources of inspiration!xx

RX-SZ said...

Those peonies are beautiful!

vicky h. said...

gorgeous images!! love the sequin dress, soo amazing!

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

FashionJazz said...

Loved your post! Happy New year! xx

Kristina said...

The first picture is wonderful! And family is really sth to be thanksful for!

Love,
Kristina

Simply Mel said...

So so true! We always need to remember to smile, for it makes life so much easier/happier!

LOVE the sparkly dress!

The Fashion Cloud said...

love the pictures, that gold sequin number looks amazing

xx

Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris said...

Lovely pictures...happy 2011!!
Kisses,
Mónica.

J'Anns Boutique said...

Great pics! Love the vintage photos best, nothing like family.

http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

Design Elements said...

wonderful post! happy new 2011

Sherin said...

Amazing. I needed a smile this morning. Old photographs always make me smile and the moustache wine opener is so cool.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

It's definitely one of my New Year resolutions to appreciate the little things more! :)
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Lana said...

Love the first picture! Great inspiration for my redecorating-plans! :)
And the last picture is just adorable!
Love your blog, Taylor!

xx
Lana

http://favouriteghosts.blogspot.com/

fashion clocked said...

wishing you a happy new year... pretty sure I havent already! Love these shots- so beautiful, the old photos, magazines comedy corkscrew! very sweet. Katie.xx
fashion clocked

Jen S. said...

who doesn't love a little le creuset..... :)

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

Irene said...

I love those pics! And I love that sequin dress a lot!
xoxo irene
www.myfashionfindings.com

Sammy said...

Those peonies are so pretty! And yes vintage pictures of mom and dad always put a huge smile on my face :)

Sam

ediot said...

stunning photos!
love the sequin dress. it's amaZing

xx

Ashley said...

love your blog!! <3 xoxo Follow me Via blogroll.. Add my blog in your list..i will add yours!!! kisses!
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RosaLovesDC said...

That dress is insanely beautiful!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the photos! It's good to try to have a laugh or giggle during tough times, I know you and your friends/family will get through it! <3
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Carly said...

well the mustache wineopener def makes me smile too! hilarious.

I have a great giveaway taylor...you should enter:) Beautiful necklace and earrings for spring!

C

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Such a great photo mix, loving that dress!

XoXO-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

Pola said...

A lovely photos!!
I like the moustache, there are cool!!

not a minx, a moron, or a parasite said...

Your grandmother!!!! What a lady!

Ana said...

These are fantastic! Love the sparkle


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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

one of my favorites posts Taylor for many reasons! Im a BIG Le Creuset fan and love that color, and love peonies, of course, andIm actually wearing a very similar shirt at the moment!

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

Lovely:) great pictures of your grandparents and you with moustache:)

fashioncuti05 said...

Peonies are so beautiful and I love the old photos. I appreciate your blog because it makes me smile :)

Artfully Awear said...

I, too, love black and white photos, and that butternut squash looks delectable!

ps--I'm following your blog!

Tima said...

All those things are lovely!!

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Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks everyone! The peonies have really made my week. Too bad the store is all sold out now. Need more.

My mustache corkscrew is so fun!

My grandmother was such a style queen. I need to scan photos of her and share more!

ceo said...

Love the peonies and the sequins.......


xxxx
CEO

Erin Cathleen said...

Those pictures of your mom and grandmother are amazing! They truly were quite stylish... now we see where you get it from. :) And that food looks so yummy... healthy comfort food. I definitely want to try making that!

suzanne said...

love the sparkly dress! so stinkin' adorable! keep looking up! :)

-suzanne

http://awkwardlychic.blogspot.com

The Pantry Drawer said...

i love everything here! esp that mustache on you! hahah

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Giselle said...

The wine opener is fantastic! Its on my must have list now! :)
~Giselle
http://www.machinewashwarm.blogspot.com

Dancing Branflake said...

Lovely post! I love that photo of your grandmother. She was absolutely stunning!

Dylana Suarez said...

Things like this make me smile, too!

You are so lovely, Taylor! Beautiful from the inside out!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Franzi said...

Lovely pictures, and very inspiring! :)
xoxo F
www.itsnotjustabag.blogspot.com

lauren said...

such a delightful post
and pretty pictures. <3

diana kang said...

i LOVE peonies! they are my favorite favorite ever! i love your romantic femenine style. xx

Taylor Sterling said...

Oh thank you!

Thank you so much Dylana!

Moosette said...

There is nothing like fresh cut flowers in my home to bring a smile to my face... especially peonies! Also - who doesnt love sequins!

Lainey said...

These pictures are beyond beautiful. You always take the most stunning photos. I really love that Hallelu dress. I wanted one but they're already all sold out.

Amy said...

Just found your blog this afternoon and I absolutely love it!

Happy new year.

Katie said...

Beautiful inspiration!

Nicole Marie said...

so true! gotta find the little things to make you happy! love that last picture of you! you're adorable! ps. i'm trying to make it to the thing on friday!!

Molly said...

Well hey-o Miss chef! Reading "Butternut squash with pesto and Parmesan cheese" literally just made my mouth water. When can I fly in for one for your yummy, healthy meals? And honestly, is there anything better than cooking with new bakeware?
Happy new year!
xxoo
Molly

Kristen said...

Peonies always make me smile. Especially when they are from my husband :)

emily//thelesserpanda said...

all of those things make me happy too! btw did you know there is a scientology.org ad at the bottom of your page?

OH and I just used my gift certificate to the Hallelu Boutiquw from your giveaway! I can't wait for the goodies to arrive! Thank you again for doing the giveaway!

Taylor Sterling said...

Emily-

what a weird ad. Guess Google decided it was fitting for my blog. NOT!

MJ said...

Love this post...made me smile :)

Anna Jane said...

all of those things make me smile, too! (especially that gorgeous sparkly dress and mustache corkscrew :)

Taylor Sterling said...

I'm so glad I could make you all smile too!

Hayley said...

That dress is AMAZING!!!!! I mean you cant even look at it and not smile. cant imagine what it would be like to wear it!

Marcie said...

The old photos are my favorite. I've been on a kick looking through old classics of my mom with a beehive! That sparkly dress is amazing too!

xo M

Ashley said...

Mustaches always make me smile - how men wear them unironically is beyond me!

Thanks for stopping by!

xo,
Ashley

Catarina said...

The flowers and the glitter dress are beautiful.
x

Raji said...

Such a great post
Its good to appreciate things that can always make you smile and surround yourself wit them

Rach said...

I have exact issue of Vogue with Scarlet Johansson on the cover too! Its my favorite :D

Karla said...

How funny! I also have a glitter/sequin dress hanging from my bedroom door as well! It's silver... and it may be a little too much for me but I love looking at it everyday.

I love pictures of beautiful things specially those of details that make one happy.

Thanks for sharing yours.

Cookie and Kate said...

That sequined dress is jaw-dropping gorgeous. I bet it looks fabulous on you!

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