Thursday, October 20, 2011

headband + safety pin = the details matter

I got to work the other day just feeling disheveled. This is what I was wearing:
Old Navy

Ralph Lauren


I ran out at lunch, still feeling out of sorts and picked up a leopard print headband to help my desperately flat hair and a safety-pin to keep my vest from draping in the non-flattering manner is has the tendency to and voila! I feel like a brand new girl. Goes to show you that it is the details that matter!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

long distance shopping

My mom and sister live all the way in Florida (11 hours by car & 2 hours by plane), which is no fun when your mom and sister are as great as mine. But we have found fun ways to keep in touch and feel like part of each others daily lives. One of our favorite ways is "iPhone shopping." I text them pictures of what I am or am thinking about buying and they do the same. Here is a peak into our virtual outings!

"mom's new fall show" -mom & sister

"for interview?" -sister

"thanks for the happy!" -me (sister bought me a top)

"this looks like you" -sister

"shoes for wedding...what do you think?" -sister

"want this" -me


Sorry I have been M.I.A. as of late. I have lots of blogs written in my head screaming to come out! My goal is to get some of them "on paper" this weekend. In the is a little lunch-time treat I bought myself when the hubs had to work through lunch and cancelled our date :)!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

stolen looks

I am often inspired by others looks, but it is rare that I will go out and buy what I saw someone else wear. I actually try to avoid it most of the time, BUT then I saw this outfit post by Jessica Quirk ( and everything changed!

As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have this dress! And that I was going to sport it with my denim jacket and some tan boots (hello Fall!). After much searching on the part of the lovely people of J.Crew, my dress is in route! It arrives tomorrow-I am so excited!

So, Jessica, I am sorry for stealing your look! I promise I will credit you for it :)! Thanks for your daily inspiration!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just a little pop of color...

I can not remember the last time I painted my finger nails a color other than a barley there light pink. While browsing the make-up section at Target last night, I spotted this color from Essie (lady like). Taupe with a little bit of purple, subtle and fun all at the same time. What is you favorite new nail color?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Update: Fall Shopping

Since my last post on my fall wish list, I have been working on putting a few of those pieces in my closet. I have not been able to find them all online, but here are some similar styles.

So far I have snagged the following:

Dark wide-leg trouser jeans (Gap)

Grey and ivory animal print scarf

Olive green day dress (DVF)

New riding boots (Frye)

Ivory silk shirt (Banana Republic)

Still on my wish list:

-Navy school-boy blazer
-Wedge booties

-Classic long coat
-Bold, simple striped shirts
-Well-cut, classic sweaters in bold colors
-Statement necklaces
-Perfect grey pencil skirt

I am obsessed with this coat...I want it in every color! How soon is too soon to buy a coat for the winter?

J. Crew