Seasons
The Season - Spring 2012 Line-up

The Season – Spring 2012 Line-up

In continuation of my similar post this past Fall, I’m sharing a recap of my favorite Spring 2012 runway collections amidst the flurry of fashion week taking place in New York right now. In case you’re not aware, next Fall’s collections are currently being shown at New York fashion week and will continue through the...
A Touch of Winter

A Touch of Winter

The crunch and crisp of Winter has begun to set in. Early mornings are frost bitten and late evenings have a chill that will bite you to the bone. The mid day is still relatively mild here in Texas but cold none the less. I took this photograph earlier in the season and it caught...
Style Story... Ada Smith

Style Story… Ada Smith

Simply put, today’s post is very special to me. My grandmother, Ada Smith, mother of my mother Jessee and known by her grandchildren as “Day-Day”, has been a precious and profound role model for me all my life! She is gracious, kind, elegant, and humble. When I asked her if I could photograph her apartment, a place in...
Christmas Cheer!

Christmas Cheer!

Merry belated Christmas, everyone! I am writing this post from a cozy place on my in-law’s sofa with a belly full of Southern-style Cracker Barrel breakfast and sitting beside my husband. It’s wonderful! Between my plate full of work projects and David’s busy school schedule, we’ve been hustling quite a lot for the past several months....
Small Shop {out-takes}

Small Shop {out-takes}

In case you missed my guest post for Erika of small shop talk earlier this week, here are a few out-takes from my “One Dress, Three Ways” post. David helped me tremendously with the photography (he’s becoming quite the pro!). While editing is an important part of the publishing process, I thought it was still...
One Dress - Three Ways

One Dress – Three Ways

I love an excuse to get dressed up!! So naturally the winter holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. As you’ll see below, today’s post is a teaser for my guest feature on fellow-blogger Erika Bretchel’s blog, small shop talk. Take a moment to visit her site and learn how I styled...
Autumn Appearances

Autumn Appearances

Despite growing older every year and seeing the “same” seasonal changes time and time again, I am still so smitten with the colors and textures of Fall. Although I’ve mentioned it many times in the past several weeks, I have yet to dedicate an entire post to what is my most favorite seasonal change of...
A Gift Guide with Modern Eve

A Gift Guide with Modern Eve

I have recently had the pleasure of getting to know Katie Anderson of Modern Eve, a Dallas based “lifestyle blog that provides a personal, inside look into {Katie’s} life as a modern wife living in Dallas, TX”. Keeping up with her blog was lots of fun but then I got this sweet email with an...
A Moment for Thanks

A Moment for Thanks

  Photo by David Walker Just wanted to take this moment to thank you ALL for your support, readership, and comments. It means more to me than you probably realize. I love writing this blog and having readers that enjoy it also is so special. THANK YOU! For those in the United States, I hope you...
Color Study... Ep. 3

Color Study… Ep. 3

Autumn has fully arrived and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve started carrying my camera with me almost every where for the chance that I might come across a brilliantly colored tree to photograph. I love this time of the year for it’s color, so it seemed fitting to include a scattering of golden leaves in...
Into the Garden

Into the Garden

Because I have been so remiss in posting this week, today will be an extra full dose of Hilary Inspired for your viewing pleasure! This time of year is so perfect for spending an afternoon outdoors – cool breezes, mild temperatures, beautiful changing scenery – which is why I chose to visit the Fort Worth...
The Gate is Asway

The Gate is Asway

Out of the blue and for no apparent reason other than momentary curiosity, I picked up an old book of poems sitting on a near-by bookshelf last week. While turning through the brittle, age worn pages, I came across this capsule sized poem entitled “October”. It seemed an appropriate feature for today’s post – can...
A Slow Fall

A Slow Fall

I’m learning that the transition from Summer to Fall is a very slow process here in Texas. Literally! One day and small degree at a time, our temperatures are dropping. But mid-way through September we’ll still hovering around the 90′s! So, as you can imagine, my ever-growing desire to dress in plaid circle skirts, corduroy...
The Season - Fall 2011

The Season – Fall 2011

Autumn gives me so many reasons to love it… hot apple cider, cozy sweaters, crunchy fallen leaves, bon-fires, cool breezes, and a bevy of new collections during the month of fashion, of course! Currently, Spring 2012 exhibitions are being shown in London after a successful week in New York. Paris and Milan are still to...
Labor (less) Day

Labor (less) Day

This is a simple reminder (if you even need reminding) to celebrate today with the friends and family that you find yourself nearest to. Many of us work hard, sleep little, and need a break. Well, today’s our day! As we transition from the season of vacations and school breaks to another year of work...
Fading Colors

Fading Colors

I hesitated to post today’s images. I’m sure by now you’re tired of seeing my country bouquet of late summer flowers since their first appearance in THIS post. But I’ve completely enjoyed watching their evolution from fresh, peppy buds to rich, full blooms and now softly faded shadows of those initial blossoms. Surprisingly, I think...
Summer in the South

Summer in the South

Summertime in the South (now the Southwest) evokes very specific emotions and memories, all of which seem to be tied up with relaxing and staying cool. For those of you that live there, you know exactly what I mean! In today’s post, which is less about words and more images, I attempt to capture a...

New Month… Fresh Slate

Since my days of school, which revolved around a semester based schedule, I have adjusted to a slightly different arrangement of time… the monthly schedule. Now, most all of my deadlines and short-term goals hinge on the beginning and end of the month. Needless to say, my wall calendar has become quite important. It stands...

New Life

Photo Credit: David Walker Happy Easter and a blessed Pascha!

Finishing Touches

I’m happy to say that my plan to begin sketching and drawing again has not fallen to the wayside like the fate of so many other projects. (…ahem, trying to shirk that reputation). So, here is a recent glimpse behind the scenes of my easel. I chose to work with water color pencils, a favorite...

Artist’s Corner

Each week a new list of to-do’s are crossed off my list. Most recently, I have hung curtains, organized more unpacked clutter, and picked-up a fabulous accent chair at you know where (more on that later). While considering this next week’s tasks, I have also committed myself to retrieving the sketchpad and pencil and fine...

Weekend Wishes

I hope you all are enjoying an absolutely lovely weekend! See you again on Monday!

Around the House

Texture, rhythm, repetition, shadows, and highlights. Mundane and ordinary surfaces can often be treasuries of design inspiration…you just have to see them in the right light. So, with that idea in mind, I took a quick tour around our new house to see what I could find. Now that the dust has settled and the...

Eating Beautifully

Push has now finally come to shove…David and I are not getting a moment younger and so, with the intention of a long, happy, healthy life, we have decided to take a more serious look at our diet. (Yikes, a diet). Ok, let’s not think of it as a diet. Perhaps improved eating would be...

You Know What This Means…

…Spring is almost upon us!!! Fresh, green buds are popping up on all the trees in our neighborhood. Before long these pollen filled pods will burst open with silky, lush leaves and Spring will be here! Besides the budding trees, a few delicate blooms have made appearances as well. Photo Credits: Hilary Walker The weather...

Planning for Spring

Yes, it is true….Spring is right around the corner and tempting me at every turn to discard my winter wears and commit whole-heartedly to a warmer state of mind. But one thing at a time…first winter, then Spring in due time. Besides, in this neck of the woods, I better be careful what I wish...

The Trench…

…is classic and its timeless appeal is undeniable. But let’s not forget how tremendously useful it is, as well! Already, I’ve worn my newly acquired EmersonMade over-coat everyday this past week. It is absolutely perfect for this funny time of the year between bitter cold nights and toasty warm afternoons. (Gotta’ love Texas weather!). In...