tory burch

Ready for Spring?

I will never be so prepared for a season
as I will be for this upcoming Spring.
 
In fact I did a bit of spring shopping for "winter into spring"  staples.
 
You know ... what the fashion world calls "transition wear".
So I have to find my new spring uniform or the go-to outfit I'll shamelessly wear everyday.
 
 
The Schoolboy Blazer
 
JCREW
 I'll wear it with this great fitting jeweled baseball tee
(go up a size - it runs a bit small)


Oh yea I'm buying two because I love the fit.
Do you ever do that?
 
JCREW
I'll pair it with my skinny jeans and boots on cool damp days
and these flats on warm spring-like days.
 
Tory Burch
 
 
By the way I can't get enough of nude shoes.
I have a closet full of them ... wedges, flats, heels, They have to be of the pale nude shade variety and not that dark carmel shade.
Not sure why.
 
Oh, and one more must-have item from JCREW.
The tippi.
 
 
JCREW

It comes in a million different colors, has a great fit and is the perfect weight for a spring sweater:)
 
Speaking of spring shopping I hit up Skirt in Bryn Mawr because I wanted to try the new Mom's Organic market in Rosemont (I highly recommend visiting the juice bar before you do your shopping).
 
Here's what I found....
 
 

Great Spring Bags!
 
 
These lavender numbers
 
 
 
This one from Tibi
 
 
Tons of stripes. Everyone's spring staple...
 
 
 
By the way crop tops are boss for spring. Just so you're in the know.
 
I think they were the rage in the 90's too?? It's such a don't for me ...but if I were to do this is how...
 
theory
 
 
And can't forget the statement necklace


If you want to see more of what Skirt offers for spring scroll down on their facebook page here! These girls know how to throw an outfit together!
 
My next stop?
Coco Blu in Wayne. LOVE that store --it's such a pretty store  filled with gorgeous fashion.
 
I told you I WILL be prepared for this Spring season.
 
Also, am heading to the St. Katharine of Siena Fashion Show tomorrow night featuring some incredible fashion from
Louella in Wayne.
 
Join me why don't you?
For more information go here.
Let's go broke together!

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The Hills are Alive!

The December issue of Matchbook Magazine has arrived!
You can read it here.

here
 
Set your DVR!
I'm so excited to watch the Live version of the Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood tonight at 8 pm on NBC. It's like my fave movie of all time.
 
Now I can't imagine anyone else in that role other than Julie Andrews but ever since Carrie U sang that song about keying the side of her ex's souped up four wheel-drive-- I kinda like her.
How bout you?
 
Here's a sneak peak
 
 
Wait. Check out the fabric on the costumes below. I die. And at the same time want to recover my kitchen chairs in it!
 
 

The fabric kind of reminds me of these quirky shoes by Tory Burch, no? 

here



Speaking of Tory Burch .....
I'm liking these tops for holiday parties.

 
 
 

In keeping with the all-black color theme ... I'm loving this room I saw on Aubusson Home's facebook page designed by Dallas Shaw with this infamous Scalamandre wall covering.


Black trim -- I'm dying to do this somewhere.

Are you BOLD enough to go black?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

All images via pinterest

I say go for it... but one point I do want to make from my experience is that if your walls are not in perfect condition DO NOT PAINT them a dark color.

Dark colors tend to show every imperfection. Instead choose a dark wallpaper for a cleaner, crisper look. Need a suggestion on that just email me!
Thanks for reading!! xoxo

Things I'm all about this week


There's just a smattering of summer left and I'm savoring every last bit of it... how about you?

I've been on vacation and will be for the next few weeks, hence the lack of posts:)

So while I'm here I thought I'd share some summery things I'm all about this week...

These crisp navy and white towels from One Kings Lane


 
This great abstract from Michelle Armas also on One Kings Lane

here

I'm holding on to summer as long as I can so I thought this soft neutral makeup look would be perfect while I'm still sporting a tan.

You can watch Cara's video here on how to achieve it. Of course it's a bit heavy handed for me but I always tailor it to my own look:)
 
Serena & Lily are having a crazy awesome sale check it out here
 
This shower curtain
This sconce
 
This stool
 
 
 
 
and my favorite baskets are 50% off
 
 
WHAAAAAT??  Don't miss it.
 
This fun and summery powder room featured on Sadie and Stella .. you can see more of it here.
 
designed by Natalie Clayman
 
 
I know I'm not supposed to say this three letter word (fall)
but...
 
How about this crazy cool rug for fall.... how cozy??

These Kate Spade flats are animal-print perfection.

Kate Spade
 
Here's a great summer into fall look by JCREW
 
 

And of course this on trend jeweled-tone perfection for fall by Tory Burch here and here.



Thanks for reading! Enjoy what's left of your summer!! xoxo

Things I'm all about this week...

How cute are the royal couple with their new baby?


I mean seriously???
 
Look at them.
 
 Adorbs.
 
And Kate's hair?
 
Off

The

Charts.
 

You can get Kate's similar polka dot look here or here.

Thin lips? Whaaaat??... yes, I have thin lips. But not any more... not since I watched this video. Check it here.
 
on your phone? click here
 
 
I wore this dress over the weekend. LOVE. It's soooo pretty and it was on sale to boot. Score one for me.
 
 
I'm obsessing over this wallpaper that was featured by Beth Connolly on Chinoiserie Chic.
 
 
I don't know what's beyond that entry I just know I want to live there. It's navy and white perfection.
 
I managed to throw these flowers together for my goddaughter's christening this weekend.
 
 




Fun and girly aren't they?
 You can never go wrong with white and various shades of green and pink. All of these flowers came from Produce Junction and cost $35 in total. Love that place.
 
Also coveting my friends fire table from RH
 
 
Fabulous, right? I want to roast marshmallows here. Among other things.  If you want to pull the trigger on it go here.
 
And these jeweled-tone pieces for fall?
 
 
gap
tory burch
 
 
Yep, I said fall.
 
Thanks for reading!! xoxo

Full on double rainbow and a few obsessions!


This coffee table
Layla Grace


This Cuff

 Shop Suey



 This Joie Dress

It has a great, comfy fit.
Love it in coral but need it in navy!
 
 These Easy Breezy Sandals in Nude. Obsessed.

Tory Burch
 
This Headboard



With this bedding

Both From Biscuit Bedding
 
This T-shirt
Because I am.

here
 

This Artist

 
I love her abstracts. Liza is an amazingly talented and accomplished artist. And ...

remember this post on what to place on those big empty wall spaces? Well, I found just the thing.
 

Casablanca
40 x 30

This piece would look AMAZING paired with that emerald green coffee table, right?
Paradise
24 x 24
 
Pocket Full of Posies
24 x 30

Can't decide on which one because I love them all!

 
 You need to check out Liza's facebook page here and contact her directly for pricing and commissioned pieces!!
 
TOTALLY RANDOM....

 This has absolutely zero to do with design but I was dropping my son off at soccer practice and captured none other than the elusive double rainbow.

Fur realz.


Full on, intense double rainbow
Chesterbrook, PA at Wilson Park
But do yourself a solid and PLEASE watch this youtube video on this double rainbow experience.
 
You will cry laughing.
If you've already seen it watch it again it will instantly lift your mood!
 
And warning ... you'll want to have whatever he's having;)


What? You didn't watch? c'mon you will not regret it!
If your on your phone go here...
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

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