Friday, October 24, 2014

Odds & Ends

Happy Friday all!  Thank you so much for your well wishes.  I think I am on the mend but I will most definitely be taking it easy this weekend.

Two new coffee table books just came out and I am dying to get my hands on them.




I love a pretty coffee table book, and these two by two of my favorite brands are, I am sure, amazing.  The covers alone are gorgeous.  


In other Tory Burch news, I was super excited to get an email yesterday about the Tory Burch private sale!  I've got some of my favorites below.  


Have a great weekend! 



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Black and White


Happy Thursday all.  Hope you are having a good week.

Today's look is a simple one, but always a good one.  You can't go wrong with black and white, am I right?  Add a burgundy bootie (or any color, really) and you are good to go.  



Tee: ℅ Everlane; Skirt: Banana Republic (similar); Shoes: Shoemint (similar); Scarf: Gap (similar)


Remember, sometimes the simplest looks are the best.  I'm keeping it super short today because I am battling a nasty case of bronchitis and who knows what I might say with all of the crazy meds I've taken!  

Have a good day! 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Honoring Oscar

Today's post is a sad one.  As most of you know, we lost one of the most talented designers on Monday, Oscar de la Renta.  So it only seemed right to honor him for today's post.

He is by far one of my favorite designers.  His designs were always feminine and ladylike, without ever being too over the top.


Oscar at his last show. 






One of my favorite things Carrie ever wore on Sex and the City.  Also, I love that the description in the magazine was her form of poetry.  I agree 100%.  


Oscar outfitted many first ladies, including Jackie.  

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One of my very favorite looks ever.  Striped ball gown… yes please.  

So just to give you a little glimpse into my life, last night, my husband said, "I was really sad when I found out…" 
And I finished, "That Oscar de la Renta died?"
His response" "Who?"
Me: "Seriously?"
Him: "Yeah… who is that?"
Me:  "How are we even married?" 

I still don't know what he was sad about.  But the fact that he didn't know who Oscar de la Renta was made me really sad.  

*images via Lucky, unless noted otherwise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sporty Chic

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Let's talk trends, shall we?  Specifically, lets talk sporty chic.  I never thought I would be an advocate of the "Sporty Chic" look.  I am all for cute sweats, but not for everyday wear.  I rock my cute sweats on the weekends when I am running errands and avoiding being productive.  

It started with the transition of the tennis shoes & sneakers from just weekend wear to making their way into everyday wear (think tennis shoes with dresses).  Now, sweat pants are being pairs with heels and blazers!  There is an undeniable blurring of the day wear and weekend line.  And I don't hate it.  


from J. Crew November Lookbook

I haven't taken the plunge yet, but I am seriously considering purchasing some cute track pants to wear for more than just R&R.




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My styling tip: If you are going pretty casual with the pants, go for a more tailored or really feminine top.  I love the track pants + blazer combo.  And don't shy away from some fabulous accessories, especially jewels.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pink and Navy


Monday most definitely came too quickly this time.  I had my second yoga teacher training this past weekend, and I got nothing done.  At all.  So I am keeping it short and sweet today because I am exhausted. 

A great way to make the most out of your wardrobe is by wearing a button up open more like a cardigan.  It is something that I don't think to do enough.  It is a great way to layer over a tee or dress without being too heavy.  




Dress: J. Crew (similar); Shirt: J. Crew (similar); Shoes: Banana Republic (similar)

Have a great day!


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Fashion + Fitness Friday


Friday YAY!!!  I didn't think it would ever get here.  Is that just me?  

Today's Fashion + Fitness Friday look features my new Lululemon Om Racerback tank.  I ordered it from their "We made too much" (aka SALE) and I am obsessed.  I now want it in every color and pattern.  Luckily there are are 5 to choose from, so 4 to go!  


There are a lot of reasons I REALLY love this tank.  It is super light weight and crazy comfortable, so it is perfect on and off the mat (or at the gym or whatever).  Plus I like that it is loose, but not too loose.  Some days, I just don't want to wear anything really tight.  Even though it is looser, it doesn't seem to flip up during downward dog, which is awesome too. 

Did I mention how ridiculously comfortable it is??

Shirt: Lululemon; Crops: Target (similar)
Have a great day and an awesome weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Little Sparkle



Happy Thursday friends!  We are slowly approaching another weekend.  Why are the weeks so long and the weekends so short?

Let's talk about sequins today.  While some reserve their sequins for going out or the holiday season, I like to break them out whenever I feel the urge.  The sparkle gives me a little extra pep in my step.  Yep, my clothes can have a dramatic effect on my mood.




So the next time you need a little pick me up, I recommend throwing on something with a little sparkle. And if it is for day (like work), pair it with something that makes it a little less dressy - like a chambray shirt and some booties.  

Sequin Shirt: J. Crew (love this); Chambray Shirt: Banana Republic (similar);
Skirt: J. Crew (similar); Booties: Target (similar)

Don't forget today is the last day of the Shopbop Friends & Family sale.  You can see some of my top picks here.  And can someone get me these over the knee boots?  PLEASE!  8.5, thanks. 

Have a great day!

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