Inspiration Everywhere

I fell in love with the color combination in the pattern of this woman's silk dress.


She is the mother of one of the girls in my daughter's kindergarten class. She shows up each morning and afternoon dressed to the nines. Is it embarrassing to admit that I get a little excited to see what she's wearing every day? And is it creepy that I pretend to be emailing on my phone while I'm secretly snapping shots of her dress?


I'm thinking about using the color palette for my bedroom...

49 comments:

Vicki said...

This is funny! I love your blog, its design, specially your header! So wonderful!

Moonlight said...

THIS IS PLAIN WOW!!!! :)

Ms. Bright said...

You're my hero for doing it. I almost always chicken out. Funny, but beautiful color scheme. That could really be fun!

Terese said...

Ha! That's hilarious!! I think seeing colors together on clothes is my favorite way to get inspiration for graphic design projects. I love the way your mind works! :)

pve design said...

Yep, that is the city, it attracts all the best and the brightest! (including you!)
pve

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

Lovely colors! Looks similar to your header (colors). xo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Love this post!

Heather said...

Hey! That's me!
(Just kidding!) It's only creepy if she reads your blog, but I imagine she'd be flattered!
P.S. Welcome to NY!

Design A-Peele said...

those really are great colors. never would have put them together though.

Renee said...

A little creepy, but I totally get it.

meagan said...

Jenny, this totally cracks me up. I love that you snapped a photo. Those boots are great too. Can't wait to see the new place. We sure miss you here in DE!

Katharine Fuchs said...

So glad that you are back!!! And I do the same things with my phone! :)

the sassy kathy said...

ohhhh the "texting"-but-i'm-really-taking-your-photo trick. i love it. you are clearly a girl after my own heart. well done.

the sassy kathy said...

ohhhh the "texting"-but-i'm-really-taking-your-photo trick. i love it. you are clearly a girl after my own heart. well done.

Katie @ Katie Beth Interiors said...

I like those bold colors and yeah I probably would never have put those together, interested to see how it turns out!

the sassy kathy said...

ohhhh the "texting"-but-i'm-really-taking-your-photo trick. i love it. you are clearly a girl after my own heart. well done.

Elaine said...

HAHAH. I did this just yesterday and do it often! I was leaving a children's boutique and I was putting my little girl in the car and looked up and loved this girls outfit. So I took a picture :) I think they would be totally flattered and maybe even a little weirded out.
I had a woman come up to me at dinner on our vacation a few years ago and ask if she could take pictures of my hair after I was done eating. I was very flattered and she took about 8 pictures, 360 degrees around. So funny!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes, inspiration is everywhere! That dress and color palette are gorgeous!

simply seleta said...

Love this post! And love those colors. Her dress coordinates with the colors in your blog banner.

Is it weird that I totally look forward to every one of your posts?

I Love Crafts said...

Love the dress! I saw it on the H&M Dutch website and nearly bought it. Unfortunately it's only available in a taupe colorway now... Should have bought it when I saw it the first time

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Hahaha, you kind of sound like a stalker! But I don't blame you...that woman's got style!! Love that colour combo!

oops! said...

ha ha! She probably would be flattered you like what she wears! Women dress for other women!

Rachel @ Pencil Shavings said...

I love it - I do/have done the very same thing.

I was REALLY hoping that someone was going to post who the designer is for this dress. It looks like it's right up my alley.

ashley schmutz said...

that is hilarious! i LOVE IT!

Melissa said...

Is there such a thing as "creepy in a really cute way?!" I think it's hilarious-- and I love the colors!

Shauna said...

I saw that dress at H & M

Kara Camille said...

I was going to say the dress is at H&M, so go get yourself one and take a picture of you in your finished room soon!

Alli said...

That is too funny !! I LOVE the colors! !can't wait to see what you do with it!

Felicia said...

Hilarious! I love it!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

i think this dress is from h&m ... i almost bought it early summer.

christi @ grey umbrella said...

or was it zara? one of the two.

Heidi @ Budget Wise Home said...

That is so funny! I really like the color combo--not very traditional and it's unexpected for a bedroom space. Can't wait to see your new space.

Robyn said...

Love the colors. You can't help what inspires you. Snap away. Unless it's a very unforgiving pic of me ;)

Marissa Heather said...

I loved this post! I teach at a very uppity school in the south, and, I, too, LOVE seeing how all the Mom's come dressed each day. I don't think it's creepy. For me, I'm just trying to get style ideas!

hana said...

This is funny & the comments make it funnier! I always want to do that in Williamsburg, so no judgement here! All the hipster moms are so cute. Can't wait to chat! xo

Kim said...

Love it! Makes me want to move to the city!

Laurie Jones said...

I do the pretend I'm emailing thing too, but you're nicer usually my photos are sent to my husband making fun of someone or something! The color combo is amazing!

Joi said...

I love it! Inspiration is everywhere! It's a gorgeous color palette!

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Angie said...

HA! I love it!!!

Rachel said...

Hey! Do you have any after pictures of the nursery mood board you did for a baby named Quinn? It had the lovely red crib and yellow couch? I would love to see!

Rachel

rachel.ridd@gmail.com

Anna said...

Oh Jenny this secret spy post made me smile! :) And I love the color idea for your room......can't wait to see what you put together!
From Bali With Love,
Anna
http://annaelizabethpoole.blogspot.com/

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

ohh beautiful! yesyes, use this color inspiration! : )

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Hahaha. That cracks me up....I just snuck a pic of someone earlier today! I was pretending to text.

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Hahaha. That cracks me up....I just snuck a pic of someone earlier today! I was pretending to text.

kate lines said...

99.9 percent positive her dress is from h&m (and i have it!)

(i pretent to text and take pictures of crazy people and then send them to landon.)

Kim@Living with Little People said...

You should just go ahead and introduce yourself. I always feel very special when strangers come up to me to talk about what I'm wearing. You couldn't give her a higher compliment. And it is a lovely colour combo!

It's Always Sunny in Portland said...

this is so cute and so awesome. you have to tell this woman that you (and now all of us) admire her styze...you'll make her day.

http://portlandsunshine.blogspot.com/2010/09/camera-phones-are-awesome.html

Lindy said...

That is so funny but I've done the fake texting thing before and I don't even text! Love the color combo, too.

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