Friday, March 29, 2013

♥ easter realness.

while i am not doing much this year for easter-
i can never resist a good reason to break out a party dress.

i am loving the selections from the moscow-based sewing studio,
operating under the name mrs. pomeranz, which look to me like
the very breath of spring.

i will take one in every color, please.

what are your plans for this weekend- easter or otherwise? :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

♥ "the fact is, sometimes it is hard to walk in a woman’s shoes. that is why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun." ~SATC

last night was my glitz, glamour & gust-o event,
and in honor of such a glittering occasion, i broke out my
wedding shoes and took them for a twirl about town :)

i am not sure if it's the jelly-like material, the happy color combinations,
 or the very girly details, but i cannot get over how damn cute
 the vivienne westwood + melissa shoes are, and how
much joy they bring to my very sole.

...i think i need another pair asap!

shop here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

♥ though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

last night, i enjoyed a classic katharine hepburn film, summertime (1955),
which brings viewers right alongside hepburn's lovable character
 as she journeys to venice for the first time. 

as i took in the film and all of the magnificent sights and scenes, 
i could not help but remember one of the most basic truths:

one must always travel in style.

from her gloves to her stack of pearl bracelets,
her ribbon-wrapped buns & golden arm parties,
to her perfectly structured handbag & her kitten heels,
each gorgeous dress is better accessorized than the next.
i am so inspired to spend my next getaway entirely in dresses.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

♥ "and so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in movies, i had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ~the great gatsby

is it may yet? 

because i simply cannot wait for baz luhrmann's re-make of
 f. scott fitsgerald's famous novel, the great gatsby 
to come out in theaters!!!

the trailers alone makes my heart skip a beat 
and the glamorous, flapper-style costumes 
are equally droolworthy.

did you know that over forty of the dresses worn throughout the film were designed
 by miuccia prada in collaboration with costume designer, catherine martin?

 according to martin, "baz & miuccia have always connected on their shared
 fascination with finding modern ways of releasing classic and historical
 references from the shackles of the past." LOVE!!!

here is a sneak peek of prada's decadent designs-
(i am counting the days until i can see them on the big screen!)

via vogue uk.

Monday, March 25, 2013

♥ holy guacamole!

it always amazes me when a simple combination of fruits &
vegetables combine to make the most flavorful of meals.

exhibit a: this delicious guacamole recipe.


2 ripe avocados
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 ripe tomato, chopped
1 lime, juiced
salt & pepper to taste

1) peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl.
2) stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt & pepper.
3) season with remaining lime juice.
4) chill for a 1/2 hour to blend flavors.
5) break out a bag of tortilla chips & enjoy!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

♥ "good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." ~mark twain

happy sunday :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

♥ the cool factor.

how brilliant & utterly cool are these
 illustrations by chilean artist, fab ciraolo?

i love how he takes the famous movie characters
& movie stars and gives them a modern edge.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

♥ youth is wasted on the young.

i wonder how it is that
 taylor swift's newest single 22, 
can make me feel so happy-
so young, so wild and free
but simultaneously...
 so very old??!!?

please tell me that i am not the only one who feels this way.
image via mtv

anyhow- i am obsessed with the cat headband 
that taylor wears to the party at the end of the music video, 
and i am excited to snatch a pair for myself
once they hit the shelves at forever 21.

ps. urban outfitters also carries the pair she 
may have actually worn :) 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

♥ boston bloggers: mark your calendar!!!

next wednesday i am sooooo excited to be teaming up with the lovely
 candice berube of stella & dot to share their latest spring jewelry collection,
while sipping signature cocktails, and partaking in free mini makeovers & 
dry styling at every girl's favorite blow dry bar, gust-o!

if you're in the neighborhood- 
be sure to join us for a glamorous time! ♥

♥ cat bombing.

this weekend i took a few pictures of my fur baby, talula-
and of course i have to show them off. have you ever
seen a prouder, more curious, more serene creature
 in all your life?

i thought not.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

♥ the winter of my discontent.

all of my lovely talk about spring's arrival and
i am foiled again by the new england weather gods,
who are serving up a platter of snow today-
much to me & my closet full of 
unworn sundresses' dismay.

luckily for you, 
there is a lovely silver lining-
in the form of an artfully-magnified
magnificent marvel of nature-
a snowflake so perfect
you could hardly believe
someone i know got 
close enough
to take it.

image via archworks.

Monday, March 18, 2013

♥ spring forward.

the first day of spring is this wednesday, and what better way
 to celebrate the arrival of this much-wished-for season,
than by wearing these dreamy floral headpiece
from etsy shop, nest pretty things?

Friday, March 15, 2013


how ravishing is michelle obama in her latest vogue feature?
her pose reminds me of john singer sargent's portrait of madame x.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

♥ truer words were never spoken.

whenever i read a book, i am on the lookout for words that will resonate with me,
and for sentences that are constructed in such an undeniably beautiful way that
my heart aches at the fact that did not write them myself-- even though 
i am so grateful to have chanced upon them.

i cannot read all the books in the world,
and for this reason i am indebted to artists like lisa congdon, 
who seem to pluck the most perfect literary sentences
 out of thin air and put them into print.

see more on her blog here.
ps. check out her collection a day.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

♥ a stylish strap.

now that i have a fancy schmancy camera and 
the skills to match- i think i am in need of something
fun to carry around in & a new camera strap!

how fabulous yet utilitarian are these 
pieces from sarah frances kuhn?

i want ALL of them.