Accessible Decor: Bathroom, Clean & Simple
Yeah, I don’t have a clawfoot tub either. But I will one day! In the meantime, this beautiful, simple look is easy to recreate - just stick to a blue-and-cream palette, and add in some touches of greenery. Pretty, unique lighting fixtures, by the way, are one of the easiest ways to make even the most generic rental apartment feel like a real home. I just (finally) installed one in our...
Victoria by Victoria Beckham
hmmm. like colors. most certainly do not like cuts (and you know i’m a fan of potato-sack dresses, so that’s saying something). and am blown away that these things still hover near a grand each. tallgirltales: Victoria Beckham designed a “lower priced” line (ranging from $550-$900) to be released in Spring of 2012. The looks were inspired by the cartoon character, Emily the...
More Brunch Recs →
More brunch ideas for this weekend from thepunchbowl: Ok Jordan, I’m going to give up my top three brunch places in the city for you and my Tumblr fans and it’s a really big deal for me because Sunday brunch is meaningless for me without a fantastic Bloody Mary. This might increase my wait time :) but here goes: 1. My numero uno Bloody Mary brunch in NYC is Great Jones Cafe. Hands down the...
Stuck In The City, In Search Of Food
Sadly enough, I have no fabulous, exotic plans for this coming holiday weekend, and will be stuck in the city very glamorously babysitting my parents’ cats. On Sunday, as it turns out, I’m shooting a small part in a movie, but other than that I’m wide open, and I anticipate being quite hungry at many points. So I asked my friend Andrea, founder of BrunchCritic, if she had any...
Bright and Brighter
I loved my mom’s outfit the other day so much I had to take a photo of it. How great is that?! Bright yellow + cobalt + gold jewelry is so gorgeous for summer. It’s the pants, mostly: they’re perfect for summer office-wear, and look spectacular paired with so many different colors. Yellow, dusty rose, orange, fuschia, white…even bright emerald green can work if...
Friends And Money
The general rule seems to be: Do Not Talk About Money With Friends. Now, I’m not actually on board with this rule personally - I think it’s fine (even healthy) to talk about money with close friends, so long as all involved approach the conversation with sensitivity - but in many relationships, a No-Fly Zone when it comes to talking about money is often more comfortable. But sometimes...
Metal Lawn Chair Rehab
Check out this adorable (and easy) DIY project, courtesy of my Uncle Gerry: 1. Add wooden slats to seat and back of old metal lawn chair. 2. Spray paint entire piece your desired color. 3. Paint on cute little houses (or whatever you like). Original Article
Those of you who have been reading RG from the beginning may have noticed that there have been lots of changes over the past few months - for example, I introduced Style and Baby tabs, cut down a little on the out-and-about stuff (save for Weekend Snapshots and event coverage), and tried to step it up with the photography. Style-wise, posts have, in general, gotten a little longer-form, and there...
What To Wear: Botanical Garden Wedding
Q. Hi Jordan! My fiance and I are getting married in less than 3 months, and I don’t have a dress yet! We are having a small ceremony and reception at a botanical garden…and the groom will be wearing a grey linen suit. I’m not a fan of the standard frou frou princess dress and sequins definitely are not my thing, so finding something simple - but not totally boring - off the...
This weekend, I spotted and lusted after (but did not buy) these in a store window on 9th Avenue. (Jessica Simpson Bendies, $89.99) Original Article
This is my college blockmate (you don’t necessarily room together, but you’re guaranteed to be placed in the same dorm) and one of my best friends since the first week of freshman year, Nesrin. She and her husband flew into town for the weekend, so I got to steal her for brunch at Le Pain Quotidien so we could talk pregnancy symptoms and crib selection (we’re both due in the...
Small Gift Wrapping Idea
A week or so ago, reader Megan sent me an email asking me if I had any ideas for interesting ways to wrap a bunch of guitar picks she had purchased for her boyfriend’s birthday (rather than, you know, just tossing them in a little box). And I sent her a couple that sounded good to me…but the one she came up with all on her lonesome is so much better that we’re going to just...
Scent Obsession / Clean Day Candle
It is not everyday that you walk into a bathroom and go “OOH! What is that fabulous scent? I would love to stay in here for HOURS.” And yet both times that I’ve been to Marlow & Sons, I’ve thought exactly that, and gone hunting for the source. And both times, it was this Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day candle. It is delicious. And cheapcheapcheap. Original Article
Ars Nova Show Feat. Arms, Thunder & Lightning
Miracles of Modern Science (above, with dog) / Arms / Thunder & Lightning show last night at Ars Nova, a.k.a. “I was out past 11PM on a Thursday for the first time in about six months and loved every second.” Both Arms and Thunder & Lightning are helmed by former bandmates of Kendrick’s (and good friends of ours), so for your Friday listening pleasure, here’s a...
Remember how I said I was getting way more into brights lately? Well, color me gotten. Ever since I wore that cobalt dress with the coral necklace to Thomasin’s bachelorette (and saw a similar look on cutie pie Meghan of Wit & Whimsy) I’ve had this combo on my mind…and that light-as-air, orange-striped silk tank is pretty much the only thing I want to wear in this...
Camping On My Mind
I want to go camping SO. BAD. I’m pretty sure that it’s not a great idea - hard, flat surfaces aren’t sitting well with me lately - but I may give it a shot anyway, because I love spending a couple of evenings eating hamburgers in the woods so much that it may be worth a little back pain. Now, I’m quite specific about the kind of camping I like, and the kinds of stuff I...
Philosophy "Welcome, Baby" Gift Set
I mean: aww. I received this set as a present recently…and it’s just so sweet, and such a lovely gesture for a mama-to-be (or anyone, really). Contains four products especially for new moms: 2 oz Purity Made Simple, 1 oz Hope In A Jar, 2 oz Pure Grace Foaming Bath & Shower Cream; 2 oz Pure Grace Body Lotion. Original Article
Bar Stool Rehab
Q. Hi Jordan! I’m furnishing my own apartment for the first time, [and] I’ve had friends offer me stuff they’re not using anymore. I am (obviously) super appreciative of this, but now I’m at the point where…I’m concerned about the impending clash. The item that I just can’t come up with a solution for is a pair of Ikea barstools that will probably be...
Demarle NonStick Bakeware / RG Reader Discount
Reader Jessica, who works with a company called Demarle, recently saw my strawberry cake-related troubles and wrote in to tell me about Demarle’s non-stick, non-toxic flexible bakeware (and to offer Ramshackle Glam readers a 15% discount off of the products). Some of the top-sellers from the line: Silpat: The #1 Must-Have; ideal for baking cookies or roasting veggies. Made with woven...
Guest Of A Guest: LA's 10 Best Spots For Outdoor...
Featuring one of my faves, The Reel Inn (and a shot of Nadine & me from last summer). Click here for the full list. Original Article
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Get The Look: Boho Bride Updo
Paul Labrecque himself (love him love him) at last night’s Bridal Beauty event at the Core Club (a private club with a salon that’s open to the public, but still intimate and lounge-y enough to be ideal for wedding day bridal party styling). I requested a tutorial on a Boho Bride Updo - here’s the “before” shot with my au natural hair (and a little pinned-up...
By which I mean the “fear of becoming a parent.” That fear I’ve mentioned here and there? It’s sort of…gone. Not completely; it still nibbles around the edges every so often…but that sense of helplessness that comes from Not Knowing is getting less and less with every passing day. I still don’t know how we’ll be able to pay for everything we want...
Theia Resort 2012 Presentation
Yesterday’s Theia Resort 2012 Presentation (hosted by Creative Director Don O’Neill) coincided with the Summer Solstice that inspired the pieces (the line is named for the Greek goddess of light). Featuring ocean-blues, Bora-Bora blossoms, and tons of sparkle (the dress pictured above is adorned with over a million sequins), the collection also incorporates unconventional elements...
Summery Citrus Toes
Giving Essie’s Bright Tights a try at the moment. Neon, hello. Maybe better for those of you with less ghostly skin. (Vermillionaire is still my #1 Orange.) Original Article
Corn & Avocado Salad
Inspired by Real Simple’s 3-Ingredient Meals, I made this last night: CORN & AVOCADO SALAD (serves 4 as a side) Boil 2 ears of sweet corn until just cooked. Use a sharp knife to remove kernels, and toss in bowl with one diced avocado and three thinly sliced scallions. Dress with 3 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, sea salt, and freshly-ground pepper. (Served alongside chicken,...
Decorating Large, Narrow Spaces
Q. Hi Jordan! I recently moved and am in the process of decorating my new space entirely. My living room is proving to be the most challenging because it’s large and narrow. Do you have any tips for making spaces like this cozy yet simple? Here’s the couch (and chair/ottoman) I purchased for the space: I’m trying to blend my French country style with my boyfriend’s very modern,...