Friday, March 28, 2014

On Repeat

I can't stop listening to this song! And I'm obsessed with Lorde's berry lip in this video (and her intense stare).

Turn Up for What?

This past weekend while food shopping, I mentioned to my husband that I was going to stop into the wine shop to grab a bottle of champagne and he grumbled at me. He said something about not needing a bottle of champagne since there wasn't anything to celebrate and I couldn't help but think that he was completely wrong. I won't even mention the fact that we will both be celebrating our 25th birthdays within the next 2 weeks (not that the bottle will last that long).

I believe that life requires champagne-for no good reason. I also believe that surviving each day-and thriving each day is cause enough for celebration when there are so many people in the world that have so much less than I do. I never want to live my life in such a way that I only drink champagne on select occasions. If I want to have a glass on a Monday night after yoga class-then I will have onel

My suggestion is to grab a bottle of champagne, rose, or prosecco and toast to yourself and your life! I'll be toasting to this post (my 100th!!)-I'm having a great time and hope to continue well into the future!

'm looking for my signature champagne, do you have any suggestions for bottles that I should try?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chunky Heel Hiatus

I love a stiletto as much as the next girl, but lately I've been dying for some thicker heeled styles to help keep me balanced this Spring and Summer! 

1. J.Crew Collection Blakely Printed Pumps $298 >These are the perfect abstract floral print for Spring!
2. Shoe Cult Shields Up Sandal $108 > Edgy and classic at the same time! 
3. J.Crew Collection Blakely Shimmer Linen Pumps $278 > Just a hint of sparkle to dress up a ladylike silhouette!
4. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Chunky Heel Pumps $466 > Metallic Silver with a shiny black heel? I'm in!!
5. Wythe NY Zack Two-Piece Chunky Heel Sandal $95 > The snakeskin detail gives this neutral sandal an unexpected        pop! 
6. GUESS Lambar Lucite Chunky Heel Slides $110 > A Chunky heel, a mule silhouette. and a clear upper sole-could this shoe be any more "of the moment"?!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday Words

Life is all about coming from a place of gratitude, it can be difficult to remember how lucky you are and how amazing life is. Living with gratitude is the best way to find joy in the ordinary! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Retail Therapy

I am a die-hard online "window shopper". At any given moment in my life, I have at least 5 abandoned shopping carts on various websites. Recently though, I've been pulling the trigger. This past week saw 5 deliveries to my house! Here is what I've been loving and buying:

Stella and Dot Avalon Crescent (L) and Rory (R) Necklaces 

Monday, March 24, 2014

On My List. . .

Recently, I've become obsessed with acquiring a two-tone watch! For a while now, I've been alternating between gold and silver jewelry on a regular basis and then I saw this watch on my girl crush, Taylor Sterling and suddenly the world made sense! I need a two-tone watch to tie my whole look together! I plan on purchasing one as a birthday gift to myself! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Best is Yet to Come-Weekend Preview

Here's a round up of what I hope to accomplish this weekend. We are all familiar with the quote, "A Sunday well spent brings a week of content"-THAT'S A LIE-I'm never happy to start off the week at the end of a great weekend, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying those 2.5 days!

I really want to try my hand at these Blueberry Vanilla Greek Yogurt Granola Bars by Half-Baked Harvest!

I have a hair cut scheduled for Saturday afternoon and I'm working towards this hairstyle-She is perfection!

I haven't been to a farmers market in what feels like forever and I'm craving some big, fluffy flowers! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SJP 73

As previously discussed, I love Sarah Jessica Parker, this 6 minute video shows her running around her home while answering 73 questions submitted to Vogue Magazine. I find this to be so much more revelatory than any print interview I've read!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday Words

Yet another quote that speaks to areas of my life where I am lacking-I'm a work in progress!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Romper Room

My bedding is so boring! I have seen so many gorgeous images of plush, beautifully styled beds and I'm in the mood to update ours. Here's the problem: our bed does not only sleep two adults, it also sleeps two little maniacs known as dogs. Really, they're my furry children, and I adore them but they make it hard to have nice things, and nice bedding is one of those things they make it really hard to have. How do all those fur-parent bloggers have nice beds?!

For me, my main criteria when selecting bedding involves: can I wash it at home, is it cheap enough that I won't be upset if it's ruined, and does it hide black and  beige hair? Usually that criteria directs me to Target in a gray color scheme, but I want nice, crisp and WHITE!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Making Me Smile

A friend turned me onto the Jonathan Adler x Tom's collection and it's so cute! I grabbed this pair and I'm just waiting for the weather to catch up, can't wait to bust 'em out!

This California based sister duo has stolen my heart! I'm far more obsessed with them than any normal human should be-check them out on Instagram for a daily dose of cuteness!

The Spring 2014 Essie Resort collection has me daydreaming of warmer weather and al fresco lunches!  I just picked up Cocktails and Coconut -It's the perfect transition color. It's nude and shimmery, but doesn't scream, "Summer"!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rhapsody in Blue

For quite a while, I've been a black-and-white-no-color kind of gal, but the color blue has been quietly growing on me and I'm really ready to bring more of it into my life as the weather warms up. Sadly, we are back to below freezing temperatures with a light dusting of snow and I am so happy to lose myself in these images!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Coach Sandals

I was clicking around on The Glitter Guide and saw an ad in the corner for the Lexey Heel  and I was pleasantly surprised once I visited the website, all of their shoes are gorgeous.  While there are many many shoes that I've fallen in love with in my life, I can honestly see myself breaking these out on a regular basis, or even strapping them on for work. They're priced higher than my usual shoe budget, but they look like quality pieces that I could wear for seasons to come!   

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Must-Haves-New Couch

Yesterday, I told my husband that it's just about time for a new couch, and he was not pleased. We purchased our current couch in September 2012, so I fully understand where he is coming from. However, we need a new couch. Ours has a chewed up arm on one side and a hole in one of the cushions, courtesy of Ms. Piglet. I'm pulling inspiration for whenever the day comes that he relents and purchases a new couch! 

Friday, March 7, 2014


Sex and the City premiered in 1998 and I still find my self influence by Carrie (and Sarah Jessica Parker by extension). This past weekend, Sarah Jessica's SJP shoe collection was launched exclusively at Nordstrom and I am DYING  for a pair-specifically the Maud. I just feel that I need to own a pair of shoes designed by the woman who introduced me to Dior, Manolo, and Oscar!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Clicking Around

Recently I began a gmail account for the blog and have signed up for emails from The Glitter Guide, Domino, and among others and I have seen so many cool concepts, shops, up and coming companies-you name it! I gathered a few things that really struck a chord with me. I can't wait to buy them/see them/try them!

To Buy: Leif Shop

This website has the coolest collection of items from jewelry to tabletop to art. I've been daydreaming about this piece since I first laid eyes on it!

 Merci Watercolor Card Set
Glitter Tart Server

Gold Foil Printed Matchbox

To See: Laura Yaggy's Chic Rental Style

As a fellow renter, I'm constantly looking for ways to update and decorate my apartment that won't be too difficult to undo or bring into another space in the future!

To Try:  Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Most Sunday mornings in our house involve pancakes for breakfast and my husband is a huge fan of Cinnamon anything, so these are a natural progression for us!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Step it Up

Last week as I sat in a horrific 4 hour meeting searching for anything to free my mind, I discovered how awesome men's socks can be! I was about to start snapping pictures of the fine examples I saw on my coworkers but did not think my director would appreciate that behavior, so I promised myself that I would later pull some inspiration.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Must-Haves: Light Hearted

You may have seen here and here that I finally  purchased a dresser to house my jewelry, clutches,  and sunglasses. I could not be more excited to have another area in my home to style, and somehow I found this dresser for $36, which really opens up the budget for me to fill and style it.  My first  move will be to secure a luxe lamp much like the ones below to place atop it-really I plan on grabbing two, because I can't possibly have mis-matched lamps in my bedroom!

Light Hearted