Friday, November 12, 2010

winter white

I know: rules are meant to be broken. But I'm sadly not much of a rule-breaker when it comes to dressing for the seasons. So, you can imagine my unease while attending my sorority's new member initiation this past weekend - a ritual requiring that we wear white. In November.

Until a recent trip to Forever 21 (where else?), all of my white dresses practically screamed "Easter!" or "high school graduation!"(seriously.) That is, until I found this pretty lace frock:

Of course, it's not online. Bought it for something like $20...

...paired with this blazer (also Forever 21)...

...add some polka-dot tights...

...with some black suede boots like these (mine are DVF purchased from Gilt).

I will definitely be wearing this outfit again soon. How do you wear winter white?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

sleep in style

It's safe to say that I'm practically salivating over the new line of bedding by Jonathan Adler. He's done it again! Available in a rainbow of colors and a multitude of patterns, the new "happy chic" bedding is certainly dreamy. Not to mention, a wonderful compromise in the age-old debate of masculine v. feminine in the bedroom. And, if you want to be a little daring, I think DwellStudio and J. A. could mix and match perfectly for a look that is all your own. . .

The embroidered sheet sets are equally as stunning.

Which look is your favorite?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

clutch on steroids?

It seems as if all of my favorite people are coming out with pouches this season and I'm welcoming these clutches-on-steroids with open arms. Join me in giving thanks for the increased capacity and the ability to take all of your necessities out on the town.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

here comes the bride..., not me. I just purchased my oh-so-pretty bridesmaid dress for one of my best friend's weddings! She's tying the knot on Memorial Day weekend next spring and I could not be more excited for her. It was a tough decision, one that required a 45 minute pro-con-pro session on the phone with my mom, but I chose the Nanine over the Selma and the Bow Monde. Can't wait for it to arrive! And in the meantime, I'm already dressing it up for future occasions after Lilly's big day. (I'm determined to wear this more than once!)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lauren Conrad's Fashion F*** Ups

This video gave me a good chuckle. Especially being the not-so-proud girlfriend of a fanny pack wearing guy. . .He claims that it's incredibly practical while traveling - I swear he only wears it to bother me.

Friday, October 22, 2010

gary & elaine

I am loving this tongue-in-cheek blog that pokes fun at the intricacies of design catalogs. Hop over to and enjoy! I mean, really, you have to wonder what some of these set designers are thinking. . .

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Go ahead and add this read to my never-ending Amazon wish-list. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters, released earlier this month, is a collection of Marilyn Monroe's innermost thoughts. The blonde bombshell was deceivingly intellectual and complex - I can't wait to see for myself. It looks like more Monroe-centric movies are in the making as well. . .

Friday, October 15, 2010

tray chic

After spotting Katie Lydon's fabulous selection of trays in The New York Times, I thought I'd share a few of my own picks for these perfect accessories. Whether you use your tray to corral remotes on your ottoman, serve cocktails, or hold some pretty coasters, a tray can brighten a room and pull it all together.

And some completely gratuitous photos from Katie Lydon's portfolio:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sleeping with Kate

In case you missed it, shelterpop shared a sneak peek yesterday of Kate Spade's forthcoming line of bedding! Due to arrive in February (mere months from now!), the bedding line will perfectly complement the brand's popular housewares including cheery vases and timeless china.

I'm thrilled to see a few options that don't scream "the Versailles gardens vomited on me." Trust me, as much as I love that look, my boyfriend is slightly less appreciative of feeling emasculated by florals.

Are you so excited??

think pink

I have the perfect solution for those of you suffering from fatigue induced by licking yogurt off of metal lids. It's the perfect way to support a great cause while indulging in a little retail therapy! With October in full swing, many fabulous stores and designers have stylish offerings that contribute to breast cancer awareness. Let's get shopping!

Any of these philanthropic finds would make a great gift for the survivors in your life. What do you think?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

when mousey is a good thing

I fell in love with some adorable Marc by Marc Jacobs flats at his store in San Francisco this past summer. So adorable that I can even look past the fact that they remind me of the unfortunate incident of being cast as a mouse in my elementary school's fifth grade Greek play. Seriously - everyone else was some Greek goddess while the four shortest girls were cast as mice since we fit in the costumes. I don't even want to talk about it.

The black patent with pale pink features is perfection. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

business cas

In the midst of death/suffering/dying/painful/deadness mid-terms, I mustered the strength to put together A WHOLE ENTIRE OUTFIT. I didn't really have a choice since I couldn't don Nike shorts to my internship but appreciate it, because I can't promise it will happen tomorrow after studying for this psychology of health exam. Let's just say I'm going to be up for awhile...
Banana Republic skirt. Is my body always crooked or is that just the knee pop?

J.Crew floral button down, J.Crew leopard print cardi, belt from my Theory shirtdress...

I l-l-l-love layering patterns. I think the put-together-ness almost made up for my sloppy bun. Almost.

Monday, October 4, 2010

67* and sunny

It was about 10 degrees cooler when I got dressed this morning, so I donned this staple fall outfit. So perfect for the fluctuating temps and functional - I managed to cover my coffee spill with the cardigan all day. Is that a law of physics? Thou shall spill coffee when wearing white. I think so.

J. Crew headband to tame the wispies

I'm thinking I need some punchy orange or leopard print flats to brighten up this look. Maybe an attention-grabbing headband? What do you think?

the women who dress america

In case you missed it: "The Women Who Dress America" is now available for your viewing online! The episode, which aired September 19th, features Martha Stewart's interviews with legendary fashion icons Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Jenna Lyons, and Donna Karan. Hint, hint: there are also a few web exclusives if you're interested in checking out the J. Crew color library...swoon.

Have you seen the special? Could these ladies be any more fabulous?