Friday, January 31, 2014

♥ baby bear.

i am currently obsessing over gap's latest paddington bear collection.
can you stand how stinking cute everything is?
i especially love these pieces:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

♥ food on my niece. part 2.

miss olivia is only seven weeks old, but her father is already 
snapping shots of her with food on her face. i don't know why, exactly-
but it sure makes me smile. isn't she a little beauty??
she has the sweetest disposition :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

♥ private eyes.

 vint & york  is a brand that combines two of my favorite things:
vintage-inspired eyewear at a fantastic price. 

at $109 for glasses (with prescriptions!) and $129 for sunnies
 (+ free shipping in the US!), you cannot afford to be without one of
 these quirky pairs. here are some of my favorites:

i'll have one of each, please and thank you.

Monday, January 27, 2014

♥ giving winter the boot.

per usual, i have been giving winter the cold shoulder.

i figure- if i refuse to acknowledge the snow on the ground, freezing temperatures
and biting winds and just throw a big coat over the whole situation, maybe,
just maybe, i can maintain a sunny outlook and make it to spring time unscathed.

but just as usual, i am failing at this endeavor-- especially in the way of footwear.

most new englanders will opt for the unfashionable uggs (or in my case-fuggs),
choosing comfort over outfit coordination, but luckily for me, the lovelies
at hush puppies have saved the day (and my feet) once again.

meet the rustique ankle boot, my new best friend.

when thinsulate technology meets hush puppies style, the opportunities for
great outfitting are endless. i cannot tell you how happy my cold feet are
to be tucked into these warm boots, which easily transition from slushy
streets to retail sales floor. the heel is significant enough to give a bit
of height, but not so much that you cannot walk comfortably
for the entire day.the slouchy tweed patches help give the
 boots a lived-in look, even for someone who has only
worn them once or twice.

thanks to these new boots,
i can finally kick my fuggs to the curb-
and do it in the most stylish of manners.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

♥ have a lovely weekend!

print via cathy peng.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

♥ #surroundedbyboys.

how cute is gwen stefani's baby bump?
she tweeted this picture yesterday and i had to share.

stefani recently revealed that she is having yet another boy,
and though i agree with her on the desire to one day pass down the
crown to a little girl- i cannot help but enjoy the baby boy bump :)

do you think there's a difference between a boy & girl belly shape?
my ex-doctor told me that i was imagining things...

here are some other creative ways that gwen has been dressing her bump:


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

♥ clothes make the woman.

images via
thanks to my wonderful uncle and his knack for finding me fabulous 
old films to watch, i enjoyed designing woman (1957) starring
 the lovely lauren bacall, the other day, and could not
help but drool over her entire wardrobe.

costume designer, helen rose, did an amazing job bringing bacall's
designer character to life through her clothing-- each outfit
was better than the last! if you enjoy vintage pieces as 
much as i do, you will love this movie!

Friday, January 17, 2014

♥ if you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own.

let me introduce you to my new friends, angela & roi.
ok, i don't know them in real life-- but i love their bags so much
that i feel like they could be my friends. for one, their bags are made
of vegan leather. secondly, they're well priced. 
AND did i mention how fabulous they are??

 here's a few of my favorites:

lastly, they also donate $5 of every bag purchase towards a variety of causes.
each bag is finished off with a wonderful faux leather ribbon, whose color
 corresponds with one of eleven non-profit organizations, from cancer
to aids, anxiety and depression, that they work with.

can you see now why i would be happy to call them my friends IRL?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

♥ " i will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!" ~carrie bradshaw

sjp's exclusive shoe collection for nordstrom will make it's debut 
on february 28th, and i think i need to see them in person!

these images are quite a tease and the idea that they have
the carrie bradshaw seal of approval have me
totally intrigued. if only they came at the
bitten price point...
images via glamour.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

♥ dressing the bump. part 2.

i am now 29 weeks pregnant, and the bump is on and popping :)

i am finding that i still loathe maternity wear and prefer dresses
and midi length skirts that hug the belly, rather than hide it under 
awkward layers of badly printed fabric. oversized accessories are a must. 
and as you can also tell, layering is key. i am so happy i made the
 inVESTment in this furry topper, which goes with nearly every
pregnancy outfit in the closet these days.

Monday, January 13, 2014

♥ wrap it up.

the 40th anniversary of dvf's legendary wrap dress
is being celebrated in high style with the opening of her
exhibition, journey of a dress, in LA this weekend.

i want to go to there. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

♥ i only have eyes for you.

with valentine's day just around the corner-
i am swooning over these lovely heart-shaped sunnies
 from forever 21. i need the red pair right now!