Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rafe New York

While getting my daily dose of fashion blogs and websites, I stumbled across these fabulous bags from Rafe New York. I love the bead work and stud details on these adorable clutches. They make me want to actually minimize the amount of clutter I carry around on a daily basis. It usually seems to take me an embarrassingly long time to find anything I need in my purse- so cutting back to a clutch might not be a bad idea for more than one reason.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 24, 2010

beach happiness!

This weekend, I'm headed to the beach to spend a weekend with my lil' Fifi Cheek, and I couldn't be more excited. This long awaited beach trip is almost here and the weekend couldn't get here any sooner.
Happy Monday!

Friday, May 21, 2010


I decided not even to try and post today when I read my BFF's blog; "My Cup of Te". Not only is her blog fabulous in every way, but today's was especially close to my heart. Hope you enjoy the weekend.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

long and short of it!

Usually in the spring and summer months, I'm all about sundresses and skirts. Shorts have never really appealed to me, and although I have a few in my closet, they've never been something I wear very often, if at all. But for some reason, this season's shorts selection is much more appealing to the "girlie girl". As opposed to the usual shorts I've seen in the past that are typically something a girl, or even a guy might wear to soccer practice. My recent purchase, was a pair of bright coral shorts from J.crew. The color is what immediately attracted me to them- but now I can't help but notice all of the shorts out there and how cute they are!! And that's the long and short of it.
Happy Wednesday!

1- pink sailor shorts from Juicy Couture
2- J.crew - Hot yellow shorts
3- Lilly Pulitzer Callahan short
4-French Connection White Short
5- Floral Shorts from TopShop
6-Free People
7-Pink Shorts from J.Crew

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

from Day to Night

When I saw this gorgeous dress by Bensoni at Barneys, I fell in love and couldn't help but daydream about how I would take this dress from day to night!
Day to Night

Shoes: Pearl and Grosgrain Kate Spade Flats
Purse: by UGG
Bangle: Kenneth Jay Lane
Studs: Kate Spade

Shoes: Pumps by Kate Spade
Purse: Elie Tahari
Bangle: ASOS
Studs: Kate Spade

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

spice it up!

So most of my day is spent at work- and at my desk. So of course I'm always thinking of ways to spice it up and make it a little more homey! If that means bringing in extra pictures of friends and family or cute pencil holders, it's really the little things that do it for me. So when they told us we'd be moving desks at work, I was excited (as you can be about moving cubicles) to redecorate. Well unfortunately my new space is about 1/3 of the size that it used to be. Which means all of the things I love have now been downsized and I have very limited space to display my loves. For now, I'm daydreaming about a fabulous office space that includes a cute printed desk chair, nice prints of somewhere tropical, woven baskets to organize and some fun office supplies. Like I said...it's the little things.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Moving Day today!! Nope, not my apartment...but my cubicle at work. It's craziness.
Happy Monday!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tie it up with a Knot!

Knots, knots, knots! Usually you think of knots as being messy - but now knots are everywhere and they are so cute and classic. From knotted jewelry, purses, and shoes to skirts, dresses, and handbags. So tie it up with some of these knotted looks!

1-Calypso bracelet
2-Burberyy Prorsum knot sandals
3-Burberry Prorsum Nude Dress
4-Juicy Couture Beach Tote
5-Marie Seguy bracelet
6-Jason Wu Skirt
7-Luichiny Quite Rite Heel
8-Juicy Couture knot headband

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekend Fun

This weekend was full of fun!! I managed to pack in the following:
1-sushi dinner date
2-art show
3-beer, bourbon and BBQ Festival
4-limo ride with brother and friends
6-road trip to the mountains for Mothers Day
7-Minus the Bear concert

I'd say it was a succesful weekend and I could tell by how completely exhausted I was today. Happy Monday!! I wanted to share some music from the concert I went to last night.

the opening band: Young the Giant

Minus the Bear

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! What's not to love about today? Delicious mexican food, margaritas, strawberry daquari's and festive attire of course. My friends and I love this holiday so much that last year we didn't want to wait until May to celebrate- so we had a Happy Siete de Marzo celebration one weekend! This year I guess we could wait to celebrate the actual holiday.

Here is some Cinco de Mayo inspired attire that would be perfect for the occasion!

printed, ruffled and assymetrical skirts
coin necklaces
Ben Amun

cute frilly dresses, rosette details and flounces

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kid in the candy store!

There is something about riding a bike that makes you feel like a kid again! So on Saturday, when I finally got a bike (my first bike since I was maybe 7 years old) I felt like a kid in a candy store. Really I was just in Target, and I honestly felt pretty dorky pushing it through the isles to get to the cash register, but when I got it outside...oh the happiness!! Luckily a few friends of mine have bikes too, so I'll have people to ride with which is even better. So excited for my next bicycle ride.

Happy Tuesday!


If you love J.Crew, then you'll love their more casual chain called Madewell. It's not quite as preppy as J.Crew, definitely not as expensive, but still super cute! Luckily Charlotte has one of their 19 stores and so I finally went in last week and loved it. You can't buy on their website, but you can also find them at Shopbop.com.
Happy Monday!