Thursday, April 17, 2014

Brown + Turquoise

Painted in the colors of the desert…




photos by puspa lohmeyer

dress: vintage (desert vintage) | turquoise squash blossom, cuff + ring: vintage (razzle dazzle vintage) | tooled leather clutch: vintage | boots: sam edelman | location: de grazia gallery in the sun (tucson, arizona)

xx~syd


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Friday, April 4, 2014

Bon Weekend!

Here is to hoping you all have a beautiful spring weekend! I plan to get outside this weekend and spend some time hunting at yard sales, riding our bikes to brunch and planting some new foliage around the house. All of this will take place after the Iris Apfel + One Kings Lane sale tomorrow morning that is....



photo by David Olsen from Zocalo Magazine
denim top: gap | denim high waist shorts: vintage | copper cuff: vintage | malachite ring: my handmade creation | sandals: nordstrom

xo~syd


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blending into the Cactus

This dress reminds me of the beautiful color of cactus, and this modernists era vintage Trifari jewelry from the 1950s, reminds me of the lines of the cactus. I guess I was trying to blend in…..







photos via: puspa lohmeyer

dress, belt and jewelry: vintage | shoes: zara

xo~syd


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Friday, March 28, 2014

Kelly Wearstler + One Kings Lane

What an incredible match made in heaven this is. Kelly Wearstler has such an incredible eye and her  design skills are just beyond. Can you say #girlcrush? Well, she is one of many incredible women I would love to know personally, but I admire her impeccable taste, her mad business woman skills, love of vintage, personal style, and most importantly her talent for juggling all of her passions and being a mom first (I can relate...), a mom to two boys that is. I have a special place in my heart for the mother and son bond. Raising a boy up to be an incredible well rounded man is not an easy task. I feel like we could have some good conversations about kids, life, vintage treasures, design, etc., you know the important stuff.

Back in February, while in town for Modernism Week. I took a visit to the Viceroy in Palm Springs, the hotel that she designed the interiors and outdoor styling for, and believe me it was nothing short of incredible. Not one attention to detail in that glorious black + yellow desert oasis was left out. Just the way I like it.



poolside at the viceroy hotel: photo by my lovely friend elizabeth from boxhill design
turban + ocelot caftan: vintage

Follow her blog My Life-My Vibe here for almost daily visual treats of inspiration, or add one of her lovely books to your library. My favorite is no doubt Hue, but there is plenty incredible work to look at in every single one of them!

A few of my favorite items from her collaboration sale with One Kings Lane are already sold out (duh!), but there is nothing wrong with pulling a little eye candy for some inspiration right? So…I made this. Now, If I could only get my hands on that chrome serpent stool, so good!



style collage created by sydney ballesteros 

Xx~syd















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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vibrant Desert

Four of my favorite things. This graphic painterly vintage midi skirt with a sweet sombrero pattern on it, in pops of vibrant red. A black turtleneck. This enormous navajo turquoise squash blossom, and the ground of the desert under my feet.







vintage navajo turquoise + silver indian jewelry: razzle dazzle vintage | belt: vintage | skirt: vintage | red booties: nordstrom | gray tooled leather handbag: vintage brahmin







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Friday, March 21, 2014

The Fashionable Selby

I have been a fan of the visions, multi-talents and humble beginnings of Todd Selby, and a follower of his blog, The Selby for quite some time now. I really enjoy reading about all of the interesting, creative, stylish and one of a kind visionary people he features a glimpse into the homes and lives of. Some of them well known, and others become exciting new discoveries for me. The first book he published in 2010, sits proudly on my bookshelf at home, and I often open it's pages for little reminders of inspiration and an appreciation for the details.

With that said, I am very excited and anxiously awaiting my copy of The Fashionable Selby! Todd's latest book, which focuses on the artist behind the eye swooning productions, and brings you along for a peek into the studios, life, and living spaces of the Stylists, Designers, Makers, Crafters and Creative spirits. I am prepared for an overload of ideas, inspiration and motivation to keep this journey of my own moving right along....










 
Order your copy of the book here on amazon
 
xo~syd
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Monday, March 17, 2014

I See Green

Well, if were going to talk about it (St. Patrick's Day that is...), lets talk about it in the best of possible ways. The homage to the color green and the best things that come in it, like malachite and emeralds!





 
 
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Happy St. Patrick's day friends!
 
xo~syd
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