TORY BURCH: IN COLOR

Posted on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014


In her first book, "In Color",  Tory Burch  shares what living in color means to her. The book is actually organized by color and packed full of images depicting her travels, how she entertains, even personal moments in her life and private homes. The forward is written by Anna Wintour, and you can  look forward to advice from business leaders such as Caroline Herrera and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
100% of gross proceeds from the book will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation whose mission is to support economic empowerment of women and families. Tory established the foundation to help empower women through mentoring, education, networking opportunities, and even small business loans.
You can purchase the book here and shop my current TB picks below:




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Travel Bug

Posted on: Monday, October 20, 2014


I plan to hold myself to my resolution to travel more often. And no, not just weekend getaways I need to really truly travel. I have plans for a trip to Costa Rica this spring- so exciting!
One thing I need to get in order is luggage. I have great weekender bags but haven't been able to commit to true luggage until I stumbled on these DVF Bags. I love the white but am afraid its going to get dirty so I think I'm going to pull the trigger on black. They are a reasonable price point too.
What are you thoughts? Do you like them? 
Shop my choices below:


Luggage picked, next step is to renew my passport!

UPDATE: These pieces just went on MAJOR SALE! If you're interested grab them now while you still can and be sure to get an even bigger discount by activating an additional 15% off the sale price with the code STAR
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Fancy but never formal: Cheers!

Posted on: Sunday, October 19, 2014


I put together a simple color palette for entertaining and enjoying some cocktails with friends. The talon candlestick holders are so perfect! I think they will have to come home with me! The quirky whimsical vibe is right up my alley and reminds me of a duck mirror I've always wanted.
One last thing is this cake stand. I "need" it, and who doesn't like cake and cocktails? ;)

Shop the look below:



Hope everyone has a great week!
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Lamp Envy: Jana Bek Design

Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Jana Bek's hand painted brush stroke lamp has been on my wish list for a few months. I loved recently seeing that WOM's new arrivals boasts NINE different shades! My heart is set on navy blue but I am seriously tempted to go bold and select coral or fuchsia.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite hue?
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Fashion Focus

Posted on: Friday, October 10, 2014

Special thanks to Jamieson for snapping pics

Just a few staples I consistently throw on. The shoes go with everything and are so comfortable! I love the rick-rack detail on the straps and I find myself grabbing them constantly to pair with everything from dresses to distressed boyfriend jeans. A flouncy black skirt is the perfect feminine silhouette that can be either dressed up or down. I paired it above with my favorite camel sweater that I not so inadvertently wear on Wednesdays #HumpDay! ;)
Shop the look below:



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Tableware

Posted on: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

But seriously. 
I fell in love with Juliska plates this weekend and couldn't help but introduce some fun and practical pieces into my kitchen. I splurged on hand painted plates last year (here) but don't use them for everyday. I literally have three ikea dinner plates- yes three! So I took the opportunity to stock up on Quotidien Plates which are plain and easy to mix and match with napkins, salad plates and my gold flatware. They have a bit of a grey undertone which keeps them interesting and pairs nicely with the Country Estate Party Plates I purchased. I'm waiting patiently for my mugs to arrive and think I may purchase a french press for lazy weekend mornings at home. I was so close to buying the Bamboo Dinnerware as my everyday china. Ugh, it was such a tough choice. I may do the cereal bowls at some point because I like the idea of mixing and matching china. All Juliska stoneware ceramics are microwave-safe, dishwasher-safe, and can be used when baking! 
My friend just registered for these for her upcoming wedding- another classic look.
Happy shopping:


Hope everyone is having a great week!
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Fashion Focus

Posted on: Monday, October 6, 2014

Special thanks to Jamieson for snapping pics
Love this striped dress. I throw it on with booties (like these or these) and a leather jacket when it's cold then throw on heels and a scarf with milder weather.

Shop the look below:

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Autumn Wish List

Posted on: Wednesday, October 1, 2014


A few autumnal pairings I'd love to add to my closet:

onetwo I'd pair with these coated black jeans and these boots.
three, four, and five would be on heavy rotation
I'd pair six ($44!) seven and eight with jeans
nine I'm picturing with everything from cords to black pants

Shop the look below:


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Posted on: Monday, September 29, 2014

images via my instagram

I had such a lovely weekend with friends in the Hamptons. We were there for the half marathon but made a point to pack in plenty of fun activities that included delicious food, shopping, and time on the beach.
We stayed in and adorable rental! You can shop the look below:

Many of the restaurants were closed for the season but we still had some phenomenal food at Lunch (get a lobster roll), Babette's (I ordered the Jo Mama), and Meeting House (the cheesecake- gah!).

Our last stop before leaving town was the Serena & Lily Beach Market. It was STUNNING! If you're in the area it is absolutely worth a visit. The styling of the shop is flawless and the women working there could not have been more friendly. Not just friendly, but really genuine- which was such a treat. I'll be posting more sneak peeks into the store on my instagram
My current faves below:



I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
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Color Pop!

Posted on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Adding a pop of color to your autumn ensembles is easy with these statement bags. A great bag elevates the simplest of outfits. I'm often drawn to color which is offered in spades this season. I can barely choose a favorite but a front runner is definitely the above Gucci Soho Bag. I also really like the new Fleming bag (top left) from Tory Burch.
Below I've put together a round of choices that hit various price points:



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images: 
red bag, yellow clutch, green clutch, blue bag, yellow crossbody

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