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August 17, 2014

life’s a blur & better in great clothes

It seems that time keeps passing so quickly between kids, business and life, but between it all I think about the blog I love and miss dearly. The time literally melts away, as does the inspiration at times, but I still believe that one day, AFF will be back.

In the mean time, here are few insta shots, because lets face it, how many times do we really carry our gigantic cameras in our clutch, when your rushing around after the littles.

Happy #sundayfunday

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December 9, 2012

Red: On the hunt for Winterberries

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Happy Weekend. If your lucky enough to have 60 degree weather in December (so strange for here), spend it outside. We went on the hunt for Winterberries with great success!

Gap Jeans // tall brown boots (similar) // diesel Sweatshirt jacket similar (here , here and here)// J.crew pinstripe button down

photographs by Hayden Rust

December 5, 2012

Walk by the lake: What I wore

This was one of those days that was horrible to photograph, but too perfect to miss. I visited the lake where I grew up over Thanksgiving and it was as beautiful as I remember. It was beyond the sunniest day I’ve seen in a long time and the air was perfect. What more appropriate than a blazer and sweatshirt with Oxford’s.

oxfords V

oxfords VI

julep blue nails

oxfords and khaki

oxfords ITo get this look or purchase any of the pieces, click on the item. 

Polka-dot Blazer splurge and steal // Grey sweatshirt, also like this one // Khaki pants // Steve Madden Oxfords // Julep Blue Nailpolish

Preppy Oxy look
Oxfords and Jeans
December 3, 2012

Creative Gift Guide: $34 to $800


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December is here and the countdown to the Holidays is official. If you’re struggling for some inspiration, let these ideas be your guide. There ideas from $34 to $800. Enjoy!

Wilsonart Laminate Countertops // Emily Rosendahl bags // Pinhole Press Bottle Labels // Kelly Wearstler: Rhapsody Design Book // To Bee Seated Consignment  and Black Dog Salvage consignment// Olive and Cocoa gilded nightstand bowls // Bombay Box Honey // Magazine subscriptions (easy win) Elle Decor, Vogue, Garden and Gun //Gift Certificate to Fab.com or OneKindsLane.com

November 28, 2012

Gift Tip: Somerset Photography & Framing

I’m always looking for interesting, beautiful photography. The only thing about it is…they always have to be framed. If you’re thinking of a creative gift this year, framing is it. I’m sure you can look around your house and find something that needs a frame. Something staring at you, but it’s never a priority. Whether it an art piece, a family photo or a certificate, they all need a frame to be beautifully preserved and hung. Give the gift of framing, but make it easy. Find a local frame shop within 10 minutes of receivers home. Framing is so personal, that it is hard to set aside the proper allotment of time, so make it simple. A contribution towards a frame at a local shop. A gift certificate is just the push, but it has to be close. Framing tends to be an errand, so they have to drive past it already or get to it easily. Support your local business.

Hanging tip: Your frames do not need to match. The works display better, if the frames match the pieces. Groupings are more interesting if there are different elements in them.

Image source Niels Borch Jensen Gallery

Holler has a large breadth of work beyond photography. For more on Holler visit NYtimes 

For more on A K Dolven vist her site.  

November 23, 2012

Feathers: Holiday Attire

We had a little fun on our day of Thanks with family and feathers. Feathered bands aren’t just for Halloween and Horse Races, so we decided to be turkeys for the day. The feathers went on at 8:30am when the cooking started and stayed on through a five-hour cake recipe, all the casseroles, turkey frying (not us) and lots of different renditions of mashed sweet potatoes. They finally fell off after the last glass was finished.

So thankful for my Sweet TurkeyMama and all of my fun feathered family. We had 3 generations in feathers.  Happy Black Friday!

November 15, 2012

Designing the Capitol: Ode to Iris

Because we live near to the Nation’s Capitol, all I’ve heard nonstop are whispers or shouts about the recent election. While the world is in a frenzy, lets talk important things...DESIGN. I mean, the White House wouldn’t be the same with one of the most influential designers in the United States, maybe even the world. I’m talking Iris Apfel. This amazing woman helped to outfit and consult in restoration projects for the White House during 9 U.S. Presidential terms and she did it all with the glamour she exhibits today.

If you don’t know Iris Apfel, you will now never forget her. There are few style Icon’s that can pull of the never-ending theatrical display of accessories and prints, but Iris Apfel has done it seamlessly for years. Here are few of her finest get ups.


 

images via: The Guardian , She Finds , The Wild , Love is Speed , story

 

November 9, 2012

Color alert: Going…Going…Green

Can’t get green off my mind. Everywhere I look I’m loving every shade of lime to mint to retro avocado. Anywhere between a hint of parsley and kelley is where you’ll find me living this season. I’m not typically a green girl, so the media has taken over my senses. Here are some of the greens that are inspiring me as of late.

RETRO FIND

THESE CAN BE RENTED.

If you’re having a holiday party this year &

you live in the UK (you know who you are), this GLISS chair would be a show stopper. To find it permanently in your collection you can find it here.

NONCOMMITTAL POP of COLOR 

Stack on a staircase or hang from a chandelier

 

Splash of Life in the Snow. Thank You MARC JACOBS

T TahariDark Tote | Mint Tote | Cala and Jade Kelley Green Tote | Fossil Bucket Bag

I’m going to find a wall in my house to paint GREEN.  Stay tuned.

 Parker Zip Jacket Michele Saulson Necklace| Target Stud earringsMIA loafers | House of Harlow Bangle

November 6, 2012

Vested Interest: For Him & Her

Now that the weather is changing and we’re going from cold air to blasting heat. Here are a few vests that are easy to shed and simple to carry. options for fall. 

Faux Fur vest options (clockwise) : Guess Vest // Express Vest // Pin and Needles Vest // BeBe reverseible cream vest 

Mens vest options (clockwise): Denim Vest // Mullen Army Vest // Rothwell Black Vest // Bellfield Ortler Vest

Above photo: similar necklace pictured here and fossil necklace here // striped button down // nashelle inital necklace

 

For more Trends, visit my Currently Obssessed page.

 

October 30, 2012

And the Julep Maven winner is…


 Jennifer, you have 24 hours to claim your It Girl Maven package. To redeem your giveaway, email me at marybeth.rust@gmail.com with your mailing address.
If you weren’t the lucky winner today, Julep has offered a discount for the Maven package of your choice. To redeem offer enter: ARTFASHIONFURNTIURE at time of checkout. Thanks for reading!!

Stay tuned…a little birdie tells me a really amazing giveaway is coming soon!

 

October 27, 2012

Black & White: Stay Simple

I feel like I’m seeing it everywhere. It’s timeless, it’s classic and as much as I need all the color in my life, it’s always back to black and white. The best movies, styles, memories, they all seem to fade or vibrate in black and white. 

Black and white Loft via, Arturo Chiang Averly ankle boot, skull sweater, neon sign, little black dress, Black Skater Skirt,  Men’s orvis shirt,

October 19, 2012

Emerald Eyes: Take the Town

 

When the big camera doesn’t make it in the bag…there’s always your best friend instagram. For a real life perspective I love a little insta. You can find me at affmbr.


 

Similar Mini Metallic Accent Holiday Dresses

 

Boo Hoo // T- Bags // Free People //Mackage //Blue Moon

For more of the mini dress perspective click here.

 

October 9, 2012

Trending right now: New Boutique

I’m so excited to tell you, AFF has launched the new page My Boutique. You can now shop My Boutiquesee what’s trending right now and purchase. Menswear trends coming soon.

Pictured above: Edgy pumps // Classic Pumps //Sweet Pumps // low heel pumps // Classy pumps

September 19, 2012

Wollam Gardens: Gingham & Dahlia days

What I love about fashion right now is, you can wear whatever you want. Of course there are trends and prints that cool, but really anything goes and they more they don’t go…they go. So, have fun with your closet today.

Gingham shirt (similar in dark purple)  also love this little red one.// mens gingham shirt// Baublebar bubble strand (similar style in gold) // sailor pants these and these// MK watch // Dior Sunnies…sunglasses on a budget this and this


red gingham // Banana Republic gingham // purple gingham // ben sherman gingham, this and this

September 9, 2012

NYFW: Today Thakoon and DVF through their eyes

Two of my all time faves are in the line up today. They are Thakoon and Diane Von Furstenburg, DVF.  If I were reborn, I would be draped in Thakoon with lush DFV outwear, shoes and accessories. I can’t get enough of the extra fabric, pockets, colors and style, not to mention this years pairing of fashion and technology. Here are some of the Thakoon Instagram photos 3 hours before show time.

 (taken a few minutes ago) what’s happening on stage 3 hours before the 2013 collection is presented.

this is what you do while waiting for models (Taken with Instagram)What Thakoon does to wait for models.

prespring 2013

Ridiculously excited for the DVF show @ 4:00pm. DVF has paired with #projectglass to share the Spring 2013 show through her eyes.  #DVFthroughglasses. Here is a little more about the glasses and Google’s project glass.

If Google’s Glass(es) are going to ever gain main stream acceptance, they will have to be seen as not only something acceptable to wear in public but something fashionable. To that end, Google is teaming up with renowned designer Diane von Furstenberg on a project documenting the creative process leading up to a fashion show.  On September 13th, the two companies will release a video of the project on the DVF Google+ page and Google’s YouTube channel.

The +DVF Page teases an announcement at PM today.

In a statement, Diane von Furstenberg said, “I am so excited to introduce Glass to the fashion world and use this revolutionary technology to give everyone a unique perspective into fashion.”  Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and head of Project X which oversees projects like Google Glass and driverless cars, said, “Beauty, style and comfort are as important to Glass as the latest technology. We are delighted to bring Glass to the runway together with DVF.”

WWD spotted Brin and Wife Anne Wojcicki with DVF yesterday.

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September 2, 2012

Daily life: Some things to think about

Some pieces to think about when you go on your adventure of daily life.

Installation at Flensborg College

artist/ THÓR VIGFÚSSON – installation at Flensborg College

TopShop shift dress// Glass bottle wooden stop // H&M jumper

Watercolour

artists / ÍVAR VALGARDSSON – watercolour

Silk kimchi blue dress // Zara Men’s V-neck sweater //fantasy jewelry box

artists / SIGURDUR GUDMUNDSSON

AllSaints Sequined envelope clutch // Serena & Lily table cloth//  Mango cream sweater//Blush Mock Collar

September 1, 2012

labor day obsessions

 

Here are my labor day obsessions.  For More click. 

August 29, 2012

Celebrate: A White Wedding

 

I wanted to share one of my most important moments. I just celebrated 8 years with the sweet love of my life. Here’s where we were 8 years ago. If I had to do it all over again, I’d still wear a baby blue sash. Baby blue fills the heart with love and laughter. That’s what my little boys believe anyway.

After time passes and years go on, when the party is over, it’s still fun to celebrate year after year.

 

August 27, 2012

The “Do”: Looking forward to fall

Hair inspiration for your fall out of summer.

dramatic+

fishtail

hair Short hair

Pinned ImageFlower Hair Wreath.

floral braid

veruschka.loose curls - one day mine will grow. ;)Lusi
images via pinterest

 

August 7, 2012

Interior for your dreams

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white sweedish inspiration11 Beautiful and Practical Tiny Apartment Interior Design

Here a sweet preview of a beautiful little apartment designed just perfectly to escape into your dreams.

There are sleek elements I have added to my own home, such as the faux fur rug, which lies in my breakfast nook and the transparent abc home bubble light which lies above. Adjacent, I have the bar stool design of the table chairs and I’m looking for more lovely details to add to my digs.  We also have radiant heat, which is a challenging aesthetic to design around. Good use of the space, which is also safe, is to put a floating shelf above the heater to display artwork, without covering the heater.

love the brick design over the breakfast window.

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