Saturday, January 25, 2014

Does Jay Gatsby Live Here?

Right before Christmas I was wandering through the local Ocean State Job lot.  (If you live in New England, you know what that is) and I found myself perusing the nail polishes.  Because, well, you can never have enough nail polish.  It is clearly a necessity for someone such as myself, who only sporadically paints my nails, to own at least 30 colors I will hardly ever wear.  But I digress.

I am seeing this black and gold thing everywhere and it intrigues me.  I had to buy this.  Because, why not.  I wore it on New Years Eve.

And it definitely has me thinking about this obvious trend.   I get it: "The Great Gatsby" has inspired an art deco resurgence.  For the record I liked art deco before it was cool!  Actually, I mostly liked art deco jewelry.  Leave it to Leo DiCaprio to bring back 20's opulence during a recession.

So, it's not surprising that I'm seeing this pop up everywhere: pinterest, the blogsophere, the red carpet, wedding magazines and even in drug store nail polish displays.  But will this trend have any sort of longevity?  It's forcing me to reconsider gold.  I thought gold was long since gone, by way of the 90's, along with brass fixtures and jewel-toned carpeting.  But like other recent trends (leggings, off one shoulder shirts, and tapered leg jeans) it is back but better.  Still, I can't help but be a little reluctant to embrace this trend in home decor, because I'm not convinced it has staying power.  I'm leaning a little more traditional these days (gasp, at 30+ I might finally be channeling my mother.)

Still, with my love of black I can't help but appreciate these recent Pinterest Picks.

Oh, and mini rant.  I hate it when pinterest images don't seem to link to the original.  It's not cool to not give credit to the originators.  Come on pinterest pinners!  Get your acts together!  I try to attribute all photos I share on here to the original source IF I can find it.  If not, by default, I give the pin link.
                     I could not find the above image on that blog link, so here is the pin link: Pinterest

Hello French Provincial Meets Art Deco!  Love it.


  1. Oh em gee, I LOVE this color combo!! we need to find a way to incorporate this at my house. when you visit :)

    1. Glad you like it! It is a fun combo, I agree.