Aug 3, 2009


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My desk is literally all business.  Right now with an issue coming up and samples flooding in, it’s very pretty business.  But, nonetheless, all business.  I like things clean, I like white, crisp blues, fresh flowers and everything in its place.  Desk details below: (clockwise from top left) invitation samples from Mika78, one of five JCrew pocket wallets that I change out depending on my mood that week, the new issues of Fast Company, Inc and Wired I need to read, La Prairie samples we all need to try, Southern Proper bowties for our upcoming shoot at Watercolor, a stunning gold and pearl dogwood blossom ring that Modest Peach sent to us today, my Macbook Pro (how did I EVER live without this thing!?), Lollia lotions (more info below) and the ever-present Fiji water on my desk (most of the time it’s Smartwater though and yes, I refill these bottles over and over).


Every month I make a folder of inspirations on my trusty Macbook to get me out of my structured and organized mindset and into some fluid creativity.  As a creative person, you have to let yourself dream a little.  We get so busy that we forget to dream or we push it aside for a rainy day.  That rainy day comes along and we still push it aside for something “more important”.  I get inspiration mainly from relationships and experiences, but there are a few things in life that make my heart flutter and my creative juices bubble up from a long-lost vault.  Here are my August favs I collected over the weekend while I was a radiology “residency widow”.


Above: I have recently become obsessed with these woodgrain watches from Nixon. I couldn’t pick a favorite, so I put both of my current lusts in here. Wendy at Fuss Jewelry has made a life-long fan in me. Every season she finds the most lovely stones and natural materials for her one-of-a-kind pieces. How dreamy are these turquoise and gold hoops!?


Second row: On a recent journey to the magical land of Anthropolgie, I discovered Lollia. Hello, Lollia… you smell so good and your packaging is just divine.


Row three: I think it’s safe to say that August is my Anthropologie month. More lovelies from Anthro that I’m dying to get: Beams and Sparks bracelet, Enchanted Seeds bracelet, Lemon Initial necklaces, Storms and Showers earrings, Crocus Petal bracelet


Row four: I am subscribed to two company’s email lists and JCrew is one of them.  I love their branding, marketing and Jenna’s Picks.  Loving the colors for fall and the detail on this shirt.

And finally, a thank you:  I have to thank everyone who sent me emails, messages and left such heartfelt comments on my last post.  It was a challenge to step out and write something personal so soon, but I really felt like I needed to and I’m so glad I did.  So, thanks for helping me make this blog into the positive, encouraging, inspiring place I want it to be.




  1. Sarah & Chris Rhoads on August 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    miss casey you have fantabulous style. I love all of these little tid bits of goodness! perfect.

  2. KyleBarnes on August 5, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    wait… are you growing wheat grass on your desk? where do you keep the tiny lawn mower??

  3. LARA on August 6, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Thank you Miss Rhoads! You have fantabulous style yourself!

    Oh, KB. Can you work on getting me that tiny mower too? Cause I need more stuff on my desk. Thanks.

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