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The Now: May 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Maui Trip Recap

Top Row: {left to right} Helicopter trip and views from the Road to Hana Second Row {left to right}: Hanging at the beach & the pool
Bottom Row {left to right} Yummy food from Mama's Fish House and Leoda's  {we ate a TON of pie on the trip for some reason }
& Matt & I living it up in our hotel room!
xo e

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Attention Dallas Shoppers!

One of my favorite furniture stores, blue print, will be having a sale Saturday, June 2. That's right, a SALE... this Saturday. Read below for all the details. Looks like it will be super fun!!!! Oh and if you haven't heard of Blueprint, you are crazy. JK.. just click here to see the store!! I promise, you will not be able to breathe when you see it!

Happy Shopping

xoxo e

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To Dye For:

Whether it's a ombre electric green blazer or tie dyed jeans, I am obsessed with all things dyed! While I lusted over the Dries van Noten dip dyed & ombre back looks in Spring 2011, there was no way I could justify spending $$. Luckily Zara caught on to the trend and has made the look much more accessible. And btw, what is cuter than that Zara clutch {number 5}!??! Next is the tie dye. Lately, I have been dying for a pair of  tie dye jeans and then of course I saw Olivia P wearing a pair which of course look amazing and it made me want some even more! I may have to get some cutoffs instead to beat the heat in Dallas! 

1. Paige Jeans 2. Calypso Cover Up 3. J Brand Jeans 4. Asos Ombre Blazer {practically sold out :( but the pants are available}
5. Zara Clutch 6 Reed Krakoff  Flats 7. Phillip Lim Dip Dye Shirt
xoxo e

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Tamra of Ever Swoon Guest Post!

Hello friends of The Now Stylebook! I'm Tamra of ever swoon and I'm so excited to be here this Friday before Memorial Day weekend. Bella, my 7 yr old Boston Terrier, is quite the festive furbaby, as she loves to celebrate the holidays. Memorial Day in particular is one of her favs, because it means her favorite season is around the corner, Summer! Here are Bella's style pics for the holiday weekend.
memorial day mutts
Thank you, Elizabeth for having me over!! I hope you and Pickles have a fantastic holiday!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Alex from Things That Sparkle Guest Post

Hi all, I am so excited to be here today visiting one of my very favorite places, The Now! Since E is such a stylish lady I didn't want to take away from the fashion focus of this site so I decided to take a room that I've designed in the past and look at how it translates to fashion. 
mint outfit via & bathroom via 
Tibi mint dress, Fendi bow pumps, Clutch, and Iro jacket

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Erika From Small Shop Studio Guest Post

Aloha, it's Erika from small shop! I'm so happy to be stepping in for Elizabeth while she is basking in the Maui sun. I'm especially excited because I grew up in Hawaii and I've really been missing it lately. My modern sensibilities don't allow me to explore my tropical side often, so I felt the need to create a Hawaiian-inspired bedroom board:
small shop: hawaiian-inspired bedroom
Capiz shell chandelier, $179 // Pegge Hopper print, $195 // rattan swing, $369.21 // flamingo pillow, $39 // mirror, $99 // rattan bedframe, $895+ // vintage pineapple candlesticks, $60 // desk/vanity, $895 // jute rug, $169 (5'x8') //handstitched coverlet, $370+ // banana leaf pillow, $40 // Hawaiian islands vintage map pillow, $55
Mahalo for having me over today!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Taylor From It's The Little Things Guest Post

Hi everyone, it's Taylor from It's The Little Things :) I was so excited when Elizabeth asked me to guest post for her! I live in Chicago, but am from Georgia, so when the warm weather finally starts appearing I get so excited for my summer wardrobe! Today I'm sharing a Summer Lust List with my favorite things: bikinis, cover-ups, and of course dresses. 
bathing suits: one two three  
cover ups: one  two  three
dresses: one  two  three

Thanks for having me Elizabeth! 

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Viv from Fashion Truffles Guest Post

Hi there Now readers! It's Viv from the fashion and style blog, Fashion Truffles! As you all know Elizabeth is right now enjoying the Hawaiian sun while vacationing in Maui (insert jealous face here). Well, any beach vacation requires a sweet teeny weeny (maybe polka dot) bikini, a stylish caftan, a pair of comfy sandals, and a few other pieces. I'm sure the beaches in Maui are full of celebrities and super stars so you must make the right impression...

And, of course, always protect your skin from the dangers of the sun rays. My favorite sun protector is made by Clarins. No grease, waterproof, and smells like the ocean - perfection! Now let's wish Elizabeth an amazing Hawaiian vacation! And remember to stop by Fashion Truffles for more daily fashion and style inspiration. xox, viv.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Packing List: Maui

ALOHA!!! So tomorrow I am headed to Maui for one whole week and I can't even describe level excitement I am feeling right about now. I have been shopping up a storm for this trip and now my husband thinks I am a shopaholic. OK maybe he has always thought that, but I say it's just all for the trip. Anyway, here are a few of my must haves for my Hawaiian getaway!!

Tom's Sunglasses | DVF Bikini Top Bottom | Thakoon Addition Sarong | Sun Bum Sunscreen |
Canon Camera | Sumudra/ (now Dezso) Clutch | Eugenia Kim Hat | Stella McCartney Shirt |
 Loeffler Randall Sandals | Textile by Elizabeth and James Jean Cutoffs | Isabel Marant Etoile Dress

Also...I'm excited to say that 5 of my blog friends will be filling in for me next week and you will die over their amazing posts!! Have a great weekend!

xo/Aloha e

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cannes Perfection: Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

The opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival was held yesterday and Diane Kruger started things off with a very memorable entrance. The Cannes juror walked the red carpet in a custom made, mint Giambattista Valli asymmetrical gown and she was the epitome of classic Hollywood glam!!

DYING!! She's like a modern day Grace Kelly!
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Speaking of Cannes, Eva Longoria (WHYYYY is she always at these sort of events??) was also there in a monstrosity of a dress by Marchesa. While the dress is insanely gorge, I'm afraid the train is wayyy too long for the 5 foot nothing "actress". Before wearing a train this long, Eva should have asked herself a couple questions. 1. Am I a princess on my wedding day? 2. Wait where am I wearing this? How did I get invited to the Cannes Film Festival again??? Just my opinion.

images via Getty, RCFA, suicideblonde

So what do you think?  Are you a fan of Eva's train? What about Diane's look??

xo e

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Home Tour: Ana Antunes' Home

Yesterday on my guest post for The White Ruffle, I posted an image from Ana Antunes' house and I had such a hard time narrowing down just one picture that I thought I'd show a few more today!! I saw her living room while I was in the black hole of blog world the other day and it immediately caught my attention. I was amazed by her talent! And talk about a multi-tasker. Not only is Ana an amazing interior designer, she also produces and appears on the only home makeover show in all of Portugal. 

The living room that got me "hooked"

Love the citron mixed in with the gorgeous blue hues
The Office I would seriously die for that sofa chandelier combo!
The Master Bedroom
Master Bath: Love the mix of ornate accessories with the minimal bathroom fixtures

Such a gorge, clean kitchen
Ana at work in her dining room

images via Ana Antunes Home Styling

Isn't she amazing!! Check out her portfolio here!

xoxo e


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Shoesday and A Guest Post!

One pair of shoes that is a must have for summer is the espadrille. I personally love the classic flat espadrilles in bold colors (like the Somudro for J. Crew ones (5) in hot pink) and fabrics  ( like the black lace ones from Valentino (3)). Or if you're a shorty like me and prefer some height, there are a gadrillion wedges to choose from as well. How darling are the black Kate Spade wedges with the pearl and bow detail (5) !?! And I'm pretty obsessed with the shape of the Topshop ones (4). Very Chloe-esgue! Oh, and another great thing about espadrilles...the wallet friendly prices!! Happy Shopping!

1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 910

Also, I'm over at The White Ruffle today so head on over there now!!! If you haven't been to Madison's blog before, get ready! She is absolutely darling and her blog is so inspirational!!!

xo e

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Over the Weekend....

Annie celebrated her bday over the weekend and I just had to share some of the pictures with you all!
The bday girl....and mom to be!!! 

Annie's house was FILLED with gorgeous flowers! Her mom imported all the garden roses from Columbia...true story!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

xoxo E

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Had To Have It: Tory Burch Brigitte & A Guest Post

My mom and I were out shopping the other day and came across this Tory Burch Brigitte makeup bag. From afar, it seemed to have a cute red and white pattern on it, but when I got closer, I saw that the print was hedgehogs!! I just about died. And apparently the hedgehog pattern is also available on a Tory Burch iPad case and a cute tunic. Anywho, my mom decided I needed it and bought it for me. Wooohooo!! What's better than a makeup bag covered in little baby hedgehogs? A free makeup bag with little baby hedgehogs!! 

Find it here 
Also, I am so honored to be Tartan & Sequins' Girl Crush of The Week!! They are such cool girls and I absolutely love their blog so head over there!!!!

Thank you Julia and Allison for your sweet words!!!

xoxo e

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Playing with Matches

Sometimes the littlest details in a room can have a big impact. Take for example matchbooks.  I quit smoking years ago and I'm certain I'm not a pyromaniac, but for some reason I love having them around the house! It seems like I am not the only one. Look at all of these fabulous ways of displaying your matches!
via Mackenzie Horan
Loving these little colorful jars filled with matches.
via The Covetable

Via Bryn Alexandra

Annie had these "-xoxo- Annie" matches made to place throughout her home!
via Style Swoon Customize your own here
1| Flamingo Matches: Design Darling 2|Blue Chinoise Matches: Iomoi 3| Squirrel Match Strike: Jonathan Adler
4| Orange Zebra Matches: Design Darling 5| Jonathan Adler Matches 6| Waylande Gregory Dish: Zhush
7| 5 Minute Candles: Supermarket 

Or make your own...
such a fun little DIY!! from Whiskey Robber

Important:Today is a very special day! It's Annie's birthday!!!!! Happy Birthday my little monkey!!!

xoxo e

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Shoesday...On a Wednesday

You know those shoes that look so-so just sitting there, but as soon as you put them on, they are amazing?? It's like your feet magically make them prettier. The Nadia by Alexander Wang is that pair for me. Well, I haven't actually put them on yet...but I would like to after seeing this picture of Kate Waterhouse at fashion week in Australia. They are the perfect black sandal with a little bit of an edge and I love them!

See what I mean? So much cooler on right? Find them here
image via popsugar australia

xoxo e

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Best of The Best..and Worst From The Met Gala {Part Two}

Risk takers is a nice title for this post...How did MK and KD get my grandma's old clothes?
And to be honest, Coco's outfit isn't that offensive, it's just not my favorite
Kristen, did something physically happen to where you can't smile ever?? Yes your outfit is awkward but at least OWN IT!!
AND brush your hair...this is the Met Ball for the love of god!!!!! What don't you get about that?!??!
And now I'm out of energy to discuss this disaster that is Elizabeth Banks. 
Clockwise: Leighton Meester @ the top of the scary stairs, Supermodel,  Karlie Kloss, with her date & dress designer, Jason Wu
Rosie Huntington Whitely in Burberry and last but not least Gwyneth & RZ...dying for this pic!

Speechless! Beyonce and Gisele both in Givenchy Haute Couture. Pure perfection!!!!
So....what are y'all's thoughts????

xox E

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Best of the Best from The Met Gala {Part One}

The Met Gala was held last night in celebration of the opening of the Schiaperelli, Prada exhibition, "Impossible Conversations".  If you aren't familiar with the Met Gala, it is THE event for the fashion world. It is like the Oscars for the fashion world without any awards. There was so much to cover, I broke the post down into two! Hope you enjoy part one!! 

images via popsugar,, rcfa

Still to come: Behind the scenes, Worst dressed & Best dressed

xoxo e

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