Thursday, December 30, 2010

gets me every time...

my new years resolution should probably be to stop shopping... good thing I don't believe in new years resolutions. 

Monday, December 27, 2010

a touch of gray...

Admittedly, I get a little sad when the holidays come to a close... all the ornaments get wrapped up, the lights come down and we get back to our normal lives. 

                                                        Photos courtesy of 

Monday, December 6, 2010


Rag&Bone. Simple. Crisp. Clean.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


this fabulous color-blocked swing shift dress with oversized cuffs 
her sophisticated and relaxed attitude
these ultra-feminine sky high platform t-strap heels 
 to own these oversized, androgynous slouched harem shorts
this plush and luxurious fur coat

the splashes of color to brighten up utilitarian khaki 

love the sartorialist... 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

An Inspiring Space

While in the midst of juggling about ten different plates in the air, I found the time to sift through my emails and came across an ApartmentTherapy post about a quaint Santa Barbara bungalow. The home is just lovely and looks surprisingly roomy for only 540 sq. feet, but what truly inspired me about the space are the bright pops of color. It feels like a homemade quilt - warm, welcoming and safe. With all this family time and the holidays approaching, perhaps I am feeling a bit more sentimental than usual... 

View more photos here.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I love hidden gems. Better yet, long-forgotten (until now) gems lying deep beneath the surface of one of my favorite cities, NYC. Huffington Post recently posted photos of an abandoned City Hall station from 1904. The station closed in 1945 due to an unsafe gap at the platform, but it is still beautifully preserved. Take the 6 train to the end of the line and get off at the Brooklyn Bridge stop. As it loops back uptown, you can find this station. Apparently there is a trick to check out the station... check out the article here

photos courtesy of Huffington Post.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Shift...

a cold front is blowing through right now and the shift in weather is causing a shift in my mood as well. i can't stop thinking about brisk mornings, stormy beaches, heavy yarns, snowy days and intimate candlelit dinners... here are some images that best reflect what's going on in my head/heart... 

Photos from weheartit

Sunday, October 31, 2010

thinking ahead...

Catherine Malandrino
S/S 2011
Paul & Joe
S/S 2011
Paul & Joe
S/S 2011
Planning a quick trip to Puerto Rico in December and am already thinking of the perfect looks to pack. My style loves have been all over the map lately but I'm hooked on 70s inspired silhouettes like high-waisted menswear suiting, maxi skirts, crochet and plenty of silk. I think these looks would be great additions for a glamorous tropical vacation.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

a dreamworld...

I was introduced to these images by one of my favorite blogs, Door Sixteen, and found more at Norwegian site Rom123.  I am in love with blogger, Kjersti Skjellaug's beautiful home. I know my dog would never allow our interiors to stay this white for long - so I'll have to give up the dream.

Regardless, I love the whitewashed wood flooring and the low seating in the living area.

Somehow this space maintains a cool aesthetic without feeling institutional. These are the exact interiors I picture set against a cold and rugged Norwegian environment.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Maripossa is an Australian-based jewelry company hatched from the creative mind of Lauren Besser. Lauren was kind enough to pass on some images from her latest collection, and every piece is one that I wish I had in my own jewelry box. 

Each piece takes Lauren anywhere from a few hours to a few days to make. Handwoven from a variety of materials like silver and copper, the textural element of each design is where the true beauty lies. Each handmade design comes with slight variations, ensuring that no two pieces are exactly alike. I just wish I could see the collection in person! 

The Svengali is my favorite. The distressed inspiration somehow remains feminine and fragile. This fall, I would wear this piece with a long sleeve maxi dress and the Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots!

Stay tuned! While currently stocked only in Australia, let's hope that Lauren opens up an e-commerce store for all her admirers overseas!




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So Fresh and So Clean

While I am still working out my must-have wish list for Fall and Winter (and the subsequent lotto win required to purchase said items), I couldn't skip over the crisp collection from Preen Spring 2011. Inspired by a recent trip to Egypt, the monochromatic palette feels like a cool breeze on a hot day. Brought to my attention via The Sartorialist, his photo showcased the detail and movement of this amazing dress... a feature we often miss viewing stills online. Regardless, I had to check out the rest of the collection on