Friday, April 29, 2011


I really wish I could take a trip to somewhere exotic and warm this weekend. But since that is not in the cards, looking at pictures of such things in my files will have to do. Luckily, it is semi- working... I came across this awesome airplane hotel in Costa Rica, and instantly felt a wave of calm that you only get from a relaxing trip. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

The Birdcage

Pottery Barn Kids has recently added these bird cage chandeliers, and I am totally smitten. Sure, they would look great in a child's room, but I can also think of 100 other places I could put them. They are so pretty!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beauty Buzz

I am usually very picky with my beauty products. I have to be, it is insane the number of chemicals added to most products on the market- which is also why I am always on the hunt for new, organic brands. My roommate introduced me to Walker's Apothecary a few months ago, and I have been hooked ever since. I use the passion fruit cleanser and the moisturizing serum on a daily basis, and both are wonderful smelling and light.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Splurge vs. Save

Yes, it is true... there is nothing like the real thing. But, when the real thing is a little too far out of your reach there are plenty of dang-near-close alternatives that will do...

Proenza bags: 1, 2, Mossimo Bags: here

Wearable Wednesday: Just Peachy

Dusty peach tones are uber romantic and on point for warmer weather. Here are a few of my favorite pieces that will have you looking just peachy all season long...

Shop the look: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


When I came across these brightly colored totes from Zolie, I knew they would somehow find their way to the top of my wish list...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Life Lessons

How many days are there in April? This question has come up more than once in the past couple of weeks. Luckily, I kept this "handy" illustration on file to help remind me... and it totally works!

Metallic Mondays

Ice pink metallics- so pretty! I want to wear these to the handful of weddings I have coming up this Summer!Shop the shoes: 1, 2, 3

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Essentials

Shop the collection: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The Royal Treat{ment}

Even though I am well aware of the upcoming Royal Wedding, I do not know many details. But, when I saw these elaborately decorated Will & Kate wedding cookies from Eleni's, it made me smile. How about you... do you plan on watching the big event next weekend?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Always Sunny

When you find a pair of sunglasses that fit your face properly, you just know. Last year when I borrowed a friend's pair of new wayfarers, I instantly started receiving compliments! Since these wooden bamboo sunglasses from PlastiChic have the same silhouette, I want a pair like real, REAL bad. The pink clear ones have my name all over them.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Fashion Review: Dona Monroe

Nostalgic, art deco pieces from the Spring 2011 Dona Monroe collection have me dreaming of warm summer days, picnics, and leisurely bike rides...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Jelly Belly

For the record, I have never given up on jellies. There is something extremely fun about wearing rubber shoes- especially when they are sparkled, or decorated with bows. I will gladly rock these Missoni jelly sandals anyday.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Road Trip: Annapolis

So, I am pretty sure that you all know I am pretty obsessed with the Hipstamatic App on my phone- I truly feel like a professional photographer. Here are a few montages I put together from my road trip to Annapolis last weekend. Stars and flowers are two of my favorite things!


I'll admit, I am not much of a golfer myself... though I do have a knack for the driving range. However, I might be down to reconsider the sport if I could wear fancy golf accessories like these...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In The Stars

Every birthday I look forward to receiving my Happy Birthday card from Anthropologie- not only because it is good for 15% off your total purchase, but also because it is always packaged in something really cool, and beautiful. This year's packaging is my favorite... the card is safely tucked away in navy fabric screenprinted with stars and the saying "what's in the stars for you, aries? If you are not an Anthro member, sign up here. It is well worth the birthday appreciation!

Color Blocking

Photographer/stylist Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele has long been a favorite of mine. Her ability to use and capture such rich, vibrant colors is truly inspiring. The editorial shown below is THE reason I got myself a pair of knee high Minnetonka moccasins, and the one of Karolina Kurkova in the white Adidas jacket with gold shell graphic is one of my all time favorite editorial shots. Here are a few of my favorite CCDD moments...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Metallic Mondays

The whirlwind continues... why is it that there never seems to be enough time in the day? EVER. This past birthday weekend was a blast- I will try and put together a weekend photo montage later in the week so check back! In the meantime, Happy Monday!

Click here to shop: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bon Fete A Toi!

The past 24 hours of my life have been one massive whirlwind of crazyness! I didn't even have time today to post anything, and tomorrow is my birthday! It's a big one- 30!! I have high hopes for this year... I will be celebrating the weekend by roadtrippin' it to Annapolis with a bunch of friends, and celebrating tomorrow in my new sparkle- fantastic dress!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Daisy May

Ok I know I am not six years old {or a supermodel}, but I am completely in love with these sweet, ruffle Daisy tops from Steven Alan. I am calculating appropriate styling options... any suggestions?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wearable Wednesday

Sorry for the delay in posting the outfit of the week... I have been crazy busy at work! This week's outfit was centered around this blue & cream knot detail dress from Mina Stone- me & tie dye are like PB & J.

Click here to shop: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Born in the USA

There is a lot to be said for companies that manage to manufacture their products in the good 'ole U.S. of A. Yes, prices generally tend to be a tad higher, but the quality is second to none. That said, I am going to make it a point to try and feature more companies that manufacture here. Since I am forever on the hunt for a great backpack or canvas tote, I might as well start here. The are a few great homegrown packs that I most certainly wouldn't mind sporting.

Backpack: 1, 2, 3

{Special thanks to Commerce With A Conscience for always introducing me to cool brands}

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shapes & Sizes

Click to shop: Shoes, Dress

Fashion File: Lover

I love the laid back, cool vibe of Lover . These light and airy pieces {from their Spring Summer 2011 collection} hit just the right note for the upcoming warm weather.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Nifty Navajo

I know the navajo trend has been around for a little bit, but it clearly has staying power! Here are a few of my favorite nifty navajo pieces...

Click here to shop: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12