So yesterday I mentioned a little shopping that I did this past weekend.  It wasn't so much the things I bought that I wanted to share with you guys but the things I saw. One of my favorite places in the whole wide world to go for a little inspiration pick me up is the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture store in Santa Monica. It is just oozing pretty and everything else I want to be. This location is Rachel's original store with her second California location opening in San Francisco at the end of the month. Road trip anyone?

Lilly Ashwell's clothing line on display in her mothers store. 

Can I just monogram everything I own?
 There is truly nothing like a shabby chic bed.

Cutest doll bed ever. It even had a doll duvet cover and pillows. 

Pillow heaven

Where do you go for a little inspiration? What are your favorite stores?


  1. This store is SO you Kristen! I've heard you mention it quite a few time and now I can see why! It's got some really beautiful items and is right in line with your style. xo

  2. OMG, I can see why you go there for inspiration!

  3. I love those gorgeous overnight bags! When in need of inspiration I like Anthropologie and basically anything that kind of matches my mood at the time :)

  4. This is exactly like you!! I could have spotted this store for you a mile away. beautiful!

  5. wow everything here is so lovely! i really love the ottoman. what a gorgeous store! will have to check it out next time i am in LA.
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  6. I love the washed out stripes and crumpled linen. Such a comfy style! I can see why you shop there!

  7. What a cool place! I get inspiration in so many places...the problem is that when I get inspired, I like to spend money!

  8. Oh I just love Shabby Chic! I love wondering into their store in Soho, it is an escape from the city!

  9. Omg this place is to DIE for! I LOVE it! Are you in Cali? Great find.

    Ali of


  10. Just like your bridal shower! Love it! I would get into SO much trouble in this store!

    Holly Foxen Wells

  11. I love the asthetic of this store - I would spend wayyyy too much money, but that's pretty fun :)


  12. Oh, I'm in love with that velvet (greenish-blue) button tufted couch. I'm sure it costs an arm and a leg but it is beautiful!!

  13. What great pictures! I love, love, love that blue settee and that velvet couch. Everything is just so gorgeous!

  14. Hi im a new follower<3 this store looks so awesome. I can definaltey see why you come here for inspiration you are surrounded by beauitful things. I love how they have an old "antiquey?" feel to them.
    -Annastasia xox


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