Meet Coury of Fancy Treehouse

If you crave colors, Coury’s Fancy Treehouse will be a favorite for you. Her perfect pairings of color and silhouettes are so inspiring, we just had to feature her as Blogger of the Moment. With a halo of sunny California light glowing behind her platinum blonde hair, her outfits photos appear almost magical. You’ll want to channel some of Coury’s whimsical style by perusing her ModCloth picks and donning her romantic namesake dress.

Tell us about your cute doggies!
My husband and I have our Boston Terrier, “Birdie.” My family has a Boston Terrier, “Marty,” who is now 9 and was my baby when I lived at home. The third Boston pup, “Rooster,” is a new addition and lives with my parents. As you can guess, my family is obsessed with Boston Terriers (hence my pick of the Boston Terrier mug). They are super smart, super cuddly, and super sweet. Absolutely everything they do is silly. They are so emotional and a little too smart for their own good. They don’t really do any tricks because my family treats them as humans. Sad, I know, but they don’t seem to mind.

You live in L.A. How does living in such a sunny climate impact your style? Where are you from originally?
The sun affects me greatly! I have a deep affection for it and it gives me tremendous energy. At times, I do wish I had the need to master the art of warm layering. Maybe someday! I was born in Southern California and have lived all over the state. California is my home, and I will always love it dearly.

You have your own online vintage shopwhat’s been most challenging about running a store? Do you do everything yourself, or do you have a team?
The most challenging thing for me is worrying about its success and wondering where to go and how to see it grow. Actually doing the work is a dream for me. I enjoy every aspect of it, especially the shopping and styling! I don’t have a team of people because it’s just not necessary at this point. Again, I say, maybe someday!

Any secret vintage stores in L.A. to share with us?

There’s a great vintage home store called Revival with amazing prices. I’ve made a few of my favorite home purchases there, including a big peacock for the wall and a great coffee table.

How do you find all the beautiful vintage pieces you wear? Any tips?
I shop a lot! A couple of days a week are dedicated to it. You have to look through every single item because you never know what’s hiding! If I’m in a hurry, I’ll look out for colors or patterns that I love at the moment or I’ve seen done in current collections. You also have to have a big imagination to see what it could be once you’ve altered and styled it. It’s definitely hard work, but well worth it.

Are there other blogs or sites that inspire your style?
I could say that every past blogger of the moment is inspiring to me. I feel like we are all kindred spirits, and I wish we all lived in the same town.

You once wrote on your blog that you enjoy the same activities as senior citizens
what are some of said activities?
Inside, I think I’m an even mix of 70-year-old woman and 9-year-old girl. I get excited about little things everyday and really pride myself on looking at life in the most positive way, much like a child would. I love everything that’s pretty, colorful, and girly. I could go to Disneyland three times a week if my schedule allowed. As far as my senior citizen tendencies go, I don’t like going out at night, I’m a total homebody. I have a thing for history and touring old houses, jazz is my favorite type of music, and I like eating dinner at 5 p.m. My idea of a good time is a quiet day drinking coffee and listening to Cole Porter songs in the sun on my (imaginary) porch. Other than all that, I’m a lot of fun.

Last but not least, what’s the story behind your first name?

It’s pronounced like Cory. My mom thought the silent “u” made the name feminine. I guess she knew I would love pink, lavender, ruffles, and bows throughout my life.

We asked Coury to style her lovely namesake dress three ways. Here’s what she whipped up:

Find all the pieces Coury styled her namesake dress with in her favorite picks!

About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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  1. Michelle of The Feather Den 06/29/2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Oh, I love Coury’s blog! Definitely awesome of you to have featured her here. I enjoyed reading this little interview!

  2. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 06/29/2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Coury is the perfect ModGirl! I’m almost surprised she hasn’t been your blogger of the moment before! GORG!!! ;D

  3. Em K* 06/29/2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Great interview! The Fancy Treehouse is one of my daily reads, her style is so inpsiring!

  4. steffy 06/29/2011 at 2:57 pm #

    i LOVE coury, i cannot believe it has taken this long for her to be featured! she is such an inspiration, and so different from any other blogger out there! great interview 🙂

  5. Amy Witt 06/29/2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Coury is soo inspirational and amazing. She is DEFINETELY a girl after my own heart!!!!

  6. anastasia 06/29/2011 at 4:16 pm #

    yay coury! yeah I was surprised to see Coury was awarded this only because I was surprised she hadn’t already C:

  7. Busy Bee Lauren 06/29/2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Coury runs one of my very favorite blogs. She is so inspiring, and her namesake dress is perfect!

  8. Melissa 06/29/2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Coury’s blog, shop, and outfits are all amazing, and my favorite thing about her is that she’s never negative or rude! you can tell she really has a positive outlook on life and knows how awesome her life is – which is always a breath of fresh air in the blogging community! 🙂

  9. Linzy 06/29/2011 at 10:48 pm #

    AHHHH!!! Those dogs are so cute! I have a BT named Charlie, and I love him to death!!

    On that note, I love her style! Great pick.

    Little Acorns

  10. Caitie 06/30/2011 at 12:18 am #

    So happy to see coury up. She is so inspiring and I look forward to checking her blog everyday.

  11. tiffany. 06/30/2011 at 2:38 am #

    yeah Coury’s my fave!!

  12. michelle 06/30/2011 at 4:19 am #

    lovely interview and styles 🙂

  13. Rachel 06/30/2011 at 1:57 pm #

    I am a huge fan of Coury’s blog! Being a california girl myself (sacramento area) , I look to her blog for inspiration almost every day! I’m so glad to see her get this interview!

  14. Jo - Lost in the Haze 07/01/2011 at 3:56 am #

    High five modcloth! I am so so obsessed with Coury and her blog! This is the best choice ever! <3

  15. Castle Fashion 07/03/2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Her blog is so sweet. Glad she was selected 😀 Good choice.

    Castle Fashion

  16. Victoria / Justice Pirate 07/05/2011 at 1:05 pm #

    I’m so behind in commenting on this but I think you made an excellent choice in choosing her. She’s one of the best! She’s also really sweet and occasionally comments on her readers’ blogs.

  17. Kerry 11/15/2011 at 8:06 am #

    Yay, love the interview.

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