Friday, November 29, 2013

♥ oh baby!

please excuse the cheesiness of this photo- 
but i just wanted to share some happy news that is long overdue-
nick and i are expecting a baby boy next march!!

we are thrilled and have no idea what to expect.

you may not be able to tell from the picture, but my bump is 
growing larger by the day and getting dressed has been more of a 
challenge than i would have guessed. i am definitely open to
suggestions and will be sharing more on this blog as i make
the transition from cat mother to a real life mom :)

happy thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

♥ i love cats because i enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.~ jean cocteau

just a few photos of my fur baby, talula, 
to brighten up your wednesday :)

isn't her fluffy white belly too much?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

♥ the act of murmuring; a murmur.

images via google.

my friend and i were driving along in my car the other day,
when we noticed a good many birds taking flight into the evening sky.

she was startled by their seemingly synchronized movements and the way their 
bodies flashed erratically across the sky, creating one great undulating mass-
 but i have known birds to behave this way and even recalled a video 
i had watched before where they did the same thing. there was even a word for 
what they were doing. but what?

the word i was reaching for was... murmuration.

and thanks to the power of google, here is the video i happened
to watch on someone's blog, some time last year.

nature is beautiful, isn't it?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

while i am kind of on the fence about lady gaga's latest album, art pop,
 after listening to it in full on spotify, 
i am quite certain that i love, love, love 
her spring/summer 2014 ad for versace.

ps. have you heard her ode to donatella?
pps. have you watched house of versace yet? i still haven't!

Friday, November 22, 2013

♥ growing old is a privilege and an adventure.

this weekend, do yourself a favor and watch this inspiring documentary:
 fabulous fashionistas (2013). director sue bourne chronicles the closets
and lifestyles of six distinctive, older women-whose sense of fashion
has garnered quite a bit of attention and is truly ageless.

i hope to be like them when i grow up!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

image via much beauty everywhere

love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky
~ ee cummings

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

♥ paper & pen.

when i was planning my wedding, i convinced myself that i could easily
 learn calligraphy (by watching a youtube video, perhaps?)
and then make out my wedding invitations in the
most gorgeous script.

but when the time came,
 i ended up using my own imperfect handwriting,
which may not have been as beautiful--but was certainly 
more personal. (remember how they looked?) 

if only i had known about this fabulous calligraphy starter kit,
which offers just about everything one would need to try their
hand at calligraphic writing. maybe i could stash it away
for my little sister's future wedding? ;)

Monday, November 18, 2013

♥ i'm dreaming...

it's supposed to be 70 degrees in boston today-
but i can't help but want to get ready for winter,
and what better way to daydream about holiday decor
than to drool over all the high priced, highly adorable
ornaments and baubles from anthropolgie?

someone needs to do a DIY of this

Friday, November 15, 2013

♥ to have & to hold.

next week, my cousin, jaimee, and her husband will celebrate their one-year wedding
 anniversary-- and look what arrived just in time--a pair of gorgeous,
stackable wedding bands in both their birth stones!

she ordered these simple bands from sheri's designs on etsy, 
and couldn't be happier with how they came out.

they're so personal and pretty and the best part is that
they can be added to forever! LOVE IT!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

♥ if it ain't baroque, don't fix it.

dear santa,

please bring me these sunglasses from the latest dolce & gabbana ad. 
and maybe the crown and earrings to match, while you're at it.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

♥ i believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. ~ audrey hepburn

we just got this sweet audrey shirt in at forevs,
and i think i might need it! isn't it just delicious?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

♥ guilty pleasure.

lately, all i have been wanting to watch are hallmark christmas movies.
they are so wrong in all ways, quietly reinforcing every gender stereotype imaginable--
 but they are also such a good means of escape at the end of a tough work day.

thankfully, i do not have cable- and thankfully, i have an uncle who rents me
fantastic classics like together again (1944) from netflix to keep me from
getting sucked into the likes of snow bride and mrs. miracle for too long.

i am obsessed with irene donne's accessories in this film,
--the flower hat especially-- and just had to share.
you don't see costumes like these on the sets
of made for tv movies.

Monday, November 11, 2013

♥ there is always something to be thankful for.

with thanksgiving just around the corner, 
just little things is the perfect reminder
of all the small moments that make
life so grand. and now, it's
available in book form!

Friday, November 8, 2013

♥ a fool for tulle. part 10.


some things get old. but my obsession with tulle will not cease.
if i had it my way, my whole closet would burst at the seams with
these tulle-accented pieces from ouma. so in love!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

you do not have to be good.
you do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
you only have to let the soft animal of your body 
love what it loves.
tell me about despair, yours, and i will tell you mine.
meanwhile the world goes on.
meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

~ wild geese by mary oliver

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

♥ i enjoy being a ghoul.

halloween is over. but your lips can still play dress up!
head over to lime crime and check out these fantastic new colors!

ps. i still love this robin's egg blue best of all.

Monday, November 4, 2013

how beautiful is the hand-lettered typography of jasmine dowling?

after seeing an interview about her work on the blog, a pair & a spare,
i ventured over to jasmine's site, were i discovered that she was asked
recently to collaborate with online shop, molten store, on these
four prints. the first one is my favorite!