Tuesday, September 30, 2014

C Wonder Top {3 Outfits}


Last weekend, while in New Orleans, I stopped into the
C.Wonder store that has recently opened downtown. It was 
my first time in their storefront and it was everything I had 
expected and more! Plus, the girl helping me grew up in faifield, CT 
and was best friends with a classmate of mine!
It was such a small world, and made the experience even more fun.

I walked out with this navy top and I love how versatile it is.
I also love that I can wear my vintage DVF pearl necklace with it
and it really stands out. I wore it with a pair of wine colored pants
but wanted to feature it with a few other options. I put together 
3 different outfits all using this one top and necklace combination.
One for a fancy night out, another for a more everyday work look
(while still looking chic and very pulled together) and a casual outfit.









Saturday, September 27, 2014

Weekend Links and Sales



~Links~

1. The perfect Navy Nail Polish for Fall!

2. The Most Delicious Dessert that I will definitely be trying!

3. A DIY project that I will be adding some fall touches to.

4. A Modern Day Friendship Bracelet.

5. The perfect cocktail napkin for hosting the perfect Halloween party!




Friday, September 26, 2014

The Dollar Print Shop

Today i'm featuring a really fab source for prints
to incorporate into a gallery wall or as a stand alone, 
because they're awesome and they're all $1! Named for the prices, 
The Dollar Print Shop on Etsy has downloadable prints
that you can print on your own paper, allowing for a bit of your own creativity to 
shine through as well.  My favorites are all of the Harry Potter quotes (surprise, surprise) 
as well as the Travel, Fall in Love and Be Happy print!

Emily started her dollar print shop to fund her long distance relationship
with the man of her dreams and i've been a fan ever since she opened! 
I'm looking forward to seeing which prints are you favorites and 
I can't wait to create my own gallery wall using a few of these.



How cute are these prints, perfect for a Halloween party. 
The Sugar scull print would be fun for Cinco de Mayo or 
Dia de Los Muertos (or Day of the Dead, a popular mexican holiday). 

Have fun perusing Emily's Dollar Print Shop, and have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Splurge or Save


One of my favorite kind of posts is the
splurge or save post. I find it so rewarding to have 
one style you love and want to buy in two different price points.
On one hand, splurging generally means you're buying the quality
or the brand name of an item. I do this when there is something I 
really love and want it to last many years (I have a few pieces like this, 
and it makes a huge difference when you splurge on them!). On the other hand, 
I love the idea of attainability for a similar item when I can't afford to splurge
or there are a few things i'm wanting! I bought the J Crew cowl neck sweater
and love it so much that i'm excited I saved over $245! 
When do you splurge and when do you save?

Save: Nadia Pump


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Joss and Main {Wood and White}


One of my favorite home goods flash sites, Joss and Main, has been killing it lately!
I can spend hours perusing the different sales they offer, and often times
they feature Curator Collections by well known interior designers and 
celebrities. Last night, while shopping the site, I was really drawn to 
pieces that were either white (cream and tan included) and made primarily 
of wood (the large console and mirror). 


I dare you to visit Joss and Main and not find something you have to have!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mila Kunis's Los Angeles Home


While I love seeing where different celebrities live and the amazing
interiors that are incorporated into these homes (a guilty pleasure of mine)...
most of the homes and interiors aren't all that impressive. Don't get me wrong, 
I would love to live in any of these homes, however, I find that I expect more from these 
celebrities, given the amount of money and decorators they employ!

When I saw Mila Kunis's Los Angeles home however,
featured in Lonny, I looked through the slideshow close to 5 times 
obsessing over all of the details and style of her beautiful home. 
The colors are crisp and clean and multiple interior design features 
she used are some of my favorites!

 *The contrast of dark wood from the beams, floors and cabinetry 
mixed with the white walls and countertops make this kitchen bold
and seriously sophisticated with a masculine flair. I just love it!

*I love the color scheme in this area. The cream and grey
paired with the tan and soft golds make this space versatile
and welcoming. I especially love the chandelier! 

*I cannot get over the views from this bedroom.
The furniture for this room works really well with 
the dark floors and the textured wall covering is gorgeous.

*Obsessed with the herringbone tile in this powder room!


Thank you to Lonny for sharing!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kingsley's Favorite Pet Accessories



3. Plush Dog Bed (love this colorway and made of recycled materials)

Having a labrador retriever, means a lot of exercise, 
and a lot of attention! Kingsley loves to play with tennis balls, 
frisbees and rope toys. He also loves playing with stuffed animals
that actually house water bottles (they're pretty neat!) Aside from toys, 
Kingsley wears a Give Bones collar. For every collar that is purchased,
10% of all proceeds are donated to animal shelters to aid in the 
effort to protect dogs that are in need of adoption. You can read more and 
purchase a Give Bones Collar here. Since Kingsley and I go for a lot of walks, 
I love my Up Country comfort leash, which features a padded fleece handle, 
perfect for when you need something comfy while you walk!
Kingsley loves all of these accessories and he hopes your dog will too!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Caitlin Wilson Textiles {Rug Line}


My original office inspiration (seen here
had one of my favorite rug combinations - 
a sisal rug combined with a neutral Dash and Albert Rug. 
However, when I saw the new line of rugs from 
Caitlin Wilson Textiles, I knew I would have to change 
my initial design inspiration to include on of her beautiful designs. 


The British Bouquet and British Bouquet Pastel designs are my 
favorite and will be sure to add a punch of color to my office! 
The Navy Fluer Chinoise Rug would be perfect or a nursery!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Apr├Ęs Ski Tops


We haven't even hit the official day of fall, so I apologize
 that I am posting ski wear, but I just couldn't not share these 
thermal tops that are mini works of art. Created by a fellow 
resident of Darien, CT, Jeana created these blooming thermal tops
to further her love for art and design. While these are originally created
as ski tops, I think they would be fun just to wear around town with a 
vest and corduroy pants or to your favorite yoga class.
Most of the places I ski in the winter are too cold not to wear 14 layers.


Purple Yoga Mat (only $13!)

*Enjoy Free Shipping with code: Ski through 9/16

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wedding Weekend Details


Our family has been waiting for almost a full year for this weekend to arrive, 
Cassandra and Roger are getting married! Tonight is the rehearsal dinner,
and we have had not only a full summer of getting ready,
(they are getting married at our property in Northern NH), but also a full
week of dinners, parties and details leading up to today and tomorrow!
While we do have a professional photographer who will be taking 
the majority of the pictures, I wanted to share a few behind the scenes 
pictures of the Sperry Tent!






I'll be posting additional pictures on my social media accounts
instagram and facebook if you want to follow along!

*Images compliments of myself and Mickey de Rham

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Transitional

This past weekend was such a great end to the summer.
Cassandra and Roger arrived in NH, with a few days 
to get ready for the big day next weekend. The weather
was, for the most part, beautiful and the whole weekend was
spent with family, friends and pups. I have always thought of
Labor Day as the unofficial start of fall. It always marked the
beginning of a new school year, and while some parts of the
country are still experiencing summer-like weather, I always 
love to freshen up my wardrobe with new fall pieces. 

This year, i'm sticking to the basics. A lot of navy blue and cream/tan
and I will definitely be getting a pair of the Splendid Ankle Booties.
I want to make sure that the pieces I get, I will be able to wear now, 
as well as through to the start of winter. Updating my perfume with the
change of the season is also one of my necessities. This fall, i'm loving the 
Lastly, I will be using my Nars Violetta Duo for smokey eyes, as well as 
everyday wear. I like to wear a heavier eyeshadow color when the seasons
change - darker clothing and shoes means a bolder eye for me!
Do you have any transitional pieces on your shopping list?



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Outfit Post {Lilly Pulitzer Delia Shift Dress}


Today, I am totally putting myself out there and I am posting
my first every outfit post in this dress! It has taken a lot of courage to even
get to the point where I feel comfortable with a style post,
so I am hoping it is something you enjoy! I have a lot of progress
to go, in terms of hiring a professional photographer, learning different
poses and just learning to be more natural in my own skin! I wanted to feature
my favorite shots that looked more candid, and natural - and of course that featured Kingsley,
 my year old red labrador retriever. He's such a sweetheart and
I love having pictures of him and I!




I'll be wearing this dress to my sister's rehearsal dinner
next week, and since we'll be doing the rehearsal earlier
than the rehearsal dinner, I wanted to show the two looks
I will be sporting - one for a more casual event and the other
for a dressier, evening event!

Day - Lilly Pulitzer Delia Shift Dress // Rebecca Minkoff Small Amorous Satchel
BaubleBar 360 Studs // Saraa Wedge in Natural

Night - Lilly Pulitzer Delia Shift Dress // Lauren Merkin Gold Clutch
 Tulip Tassel Earrings // Navy Suede Heels


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Seduced by Blue


The September Issue of House Beautiful and was one of my favorite's i've seen 
in a while. Together with Ralph Lauren Home, they featured an article
that showcased interiors that incorporated Indigo
one of my favorite hues of blue. This same issue featured another home 
overflowing with blue and white decor in an article titled
The Timeless Appeal of Blue & White. All this blue got me thinking
of quick and easy ways to incorporate it into my home, because I of course, 
cannot help myself whenever blue and white are involved.


Bedding is one of the easiest ways to add my favorite color combination. Painting involves a bit more
effort and is more permanent, but if you're serious about making a bold update to your home, 
painting your walls in an indigo or navy will be sure to make a statement!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dangle Earrings


A few weeks ago, I posted my favorite ear cuffs and studs, so I decided I would
put together my favorite hanging earrings. With Cassandra's wedding around the corner,
we are having parties and rehearsal dinners, not to mention the actual wedding itself!
I love to wear my hair down in a straight style, and add a pop of color or metallic,
so it can standout whenever my hair brushes past my earrings.
I find this style of earrings can really dress up an outfit and
who doesn't love to get all dolled up? I just found my rehearsal dinner dress
that i'm wearing and these earrings are the ones i'll be wearing!



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trish McEvoy Deluxe Makeup Planner


To be completely honest, lately, I feel like I have been in complete overdrive 
from party planning for wedding activities for Cassandra, 
building my business and all of the other end of summer activities.
Don't get me wrong, i've been having fun with all of the new opportunities
and everything that has been keeping me busy, but at the end of the day, 
sometimes I feel I am lacking inspiration for blog post ideas - so i'm very 
sorry things have been a little sparse around these parts lately! I do have a lot 
of fun things to share in the coming weeks (especially with these wedding events)
and of course, fall styles on the way, so bear with me while I get back into the blogging groove!

While I normally like to share a beauty review for Thursday's
(As we speak, I am currently trying out a new product 
that will be ready to review for next week), I thought I would 
share one of my favorite accessories to hold makeup and some of the products
i've reviewed in the past! Plus it's great for traveling or for carrying your beauty needs
with you on your way to work or out to lunch!


These Deluxe Makeup Planners come in 
multiple sizes and colors - some even come 
stocked with amazing Trish McEvoy Makeup.
Her Lash Curling Mascara is my all time favorite!
I currently use this to carry all of my makeup and use 
a separate bag for my skin care and toiletries. It's just so 
easy to have a place for my blushes, eye colors, foundation, 
powders and mascara! Plus, the quilted zip design is super convenient!