Tuesday, July 30, 2013

♥ i never knew love like this: the sun, the sea, you and i.

we are now entering what they refer to as "the dog days of summer,"
don't forget to celebrate with ice cream whenever possible :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

♥ back to school.

while i am no longer a student-
i cannot deny that there is a small flutter
in my heart when i walk past a fully stocked
back to school aisle at the super market.
there's something about a brand new
 binder, a crisp college-ruled notebook
 and an ink-filled pen that
 get me every time.

and did i mention a bouquet 
of freshly- sharpened

because these pencils from carbon crusader
would be the icing on the back to school cake.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

yesterday morning, my best friend, carolyn, 
called me the very best news: 
she got engaged !!!

she and her boyfriend fiance are away in the cape this week, so
under the pretense of going off for an early morning fishing trip, her
 fiance lured her down to the beach an hour or so later to show her the 
fish he caught- and when she came down to the beach 
she saw these words written in the sand,
and her man kneeling beside them!

isn't your heart melting?

i cannot wait to see the ring in person- but i can tell you this:
it's a canary yellow diamond with a sparkling halo,
and as my bff says,  feels like it's 
just meant to be there.

cheers, my loves !! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

♥ " i don't have to wear vintage. i AM vintage." ~DVF

(spotted on honestly WTF)

lucky blogger  natalie joos and a handful of models were granted
the privilege of visiting cloudwalk- diane von furstenberg's connecticut estate,
and allowed access to her archives and latest collections for an all day photo shoot.

 i am in love with the playful mixture of prints and the 
relaxed backdrop of her eclectic living space. 
i heart dvf.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

♥ just sayin'

if there were any extra wall space in my tiny galley kitchen,
these are definitely some of the type of prints you might find.
especially the top one, which expresses my sentiments
about food exactly. find more here!

Monday, July 22, 2013

last night i watched seven sinners (1940), a film starring
marlene dietrich & john wayne. and while the story line was
nothing spectacular- the costumes were!! my jaw continuously
dropped as dietrich's character bijou,  pulled off one over the top,
 feathered & be-jeweled piece after another.

here she is in the same dress as above, but with fresh flowers 
to make the look a little different in a scene. genius!

the birdcage veil, the cuff bracelet, the parasol, the pointed manicure..
it's too good! 

just look at those gloves! and that bling!!

the turban was one of my favorites, but hard to capture...

and the all lace number looked like something right 
out of the latest dolce & gabbana ads. 

the head pieces. the headpieces.
the headpieces.

and then this rhinestone necklace + black shirt + sparkling skirt
combination had me thinking holiday thoughts in the midst of 
this summer heat wave. 


Friday, July 19, 2013

♥ have a picture-perfect weekend!

....and here are some of the prettiest pictures i ever did see-
from my bestfriend's blog, much beauty everywhere.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

♥ breakfast of champions.

bon appetit has a cute feature on their website called my morning routine
where they share the daily breakfasts and wake-up habits of some
of the most notable celebrities. not only is it visually appealing, 
but it also tickles me to picture any famous person 
actually eating anything!

what is your morning routine?
mine is a cup of coffee in the car on the way to work.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

i can't with this humidity. it's ruining summer time!

via the dancing cat.