Monday
Jul252011

Soleil


Above: Bebe tunic, J Crew Sandals, Foley and Corinna bag, Forever 21 bangles, 
Yurman ring, Oliver Peoples sunglasses

This has been one of those weeks, where I just can't seem to get organized or caught up! Maybe it's the heat making.....me move.....at the pace.......of a.......snail? Or the bout with food poisoning I just had?

I have been meaning to post this outfit forever and a day (see above note on being woefully behind)! I actually wore this to a pool party over 4th of July weekend. That is just how behind I am. Feels so liberating to admit that. My aunt Leslie called this a "two snaps" outfit. Love her.

I have dubbed this my Hawaii outfit. My very hip, gorgeous, and wonderful mother bought it for me (along with the Foley and Corinna bag) before our honeymoon as a bon voyage care package for the islands. Isn't she the bomb? Her birthday is this week too- Happy Birthday Mama!

This ensemble was also used as part of a project that the lovely Madison, at Fashion Tales, recently put together. Our mission was to submit outfits inspired by music and interpreted through the lyrics of a favourite song. Isn't this such a refreshing idea? Check out all the fabulous contributions here. I am so happy to have been a part of it and to have discovered all the wonderful blogs of the other contributors. Definitely check them all out!

But wait, there is even more news to catch up on from this week! I was plum tickled to be included in fun post by Michele, of Michele's Musings. She took to her blog to dispute GQ's controversial ranking of Boston as the worst dressed city in the country. Quelle horreur!! I know we get a bad rap here as NYC's ugly step sister fashion wise, but clearly these people did not know where to look. Fashionable people are here! I swear!

Feeling caught up finally. Hope you ave a wonderful week!

Friday
Jul222011

NYC Travelogue

Just a brief post while I try to collect myself. I have been busy with work and play this week and I am feeling a little under the weather after so much fun (or maybe it is this heat?!)!

Besides the day job, I managed to sneak to New York for a quick visit.....to experience my first Capsule. I thought I was prepared for heat and the city by packing light layers, shorts and comfortable footwear. I was wrong.  I ended up doing a little shopping in Soho and supplementing my packed items with the addition of a wonderful white boyfriend jacket from Reiss (for the romper below), along with a few other things- oops! Sadly, I never got a chance to wear my muted/sparkly shorts from Club Monaco- my first adventure in the world of sequins.

I tossed all my bags at the Standard Hotel, explored the high line and Chelsea Market, did a wee bit of shopping and drank too many overpriced cocktails. I also shared a few lovely meals with some of my favourite NYC based bloggers, Mariah of Quite Continental along with the fashion/resident Psychologist from Style on the Couch. We explored the workings of the Standard's Biergarten, dined behind the pawn shop at Beauty and Essex and gorged on burgers and biscuits from Bubby's. All in all, a fabulous, all to brief trip! Now back to the grind......and some rest!


Above: BCBG dress, Forever 21 bracelets and belt, PS1 bag, Zara flats


Above: Ann Taylor romper, Isabel Marant heels, Forever 21 belt and earrings, vintage Gucci clutch


Above: Club Monaco shorts and top, J Crew bracelets


Above: Forever 21 shorts, vintage top, Oliver Peoples glasses and Soludos

Wednesday
Jul202011

Currently Obsessing

Currently obsessing over....

Artful details, unique soirees, and inspired design.


Can't put down the recent 'Life is a Party' themed issue of Anthology Magazine, with illustrations and cover art by the equally lovely and talented Julia Denos. I dare you to read this and not get crafty.

What is a party without champagne? This Charles D'Embrun bottle and pastel label look like a sweet confectionary treat and it is sure to be just as tasty.

For after the festivities, sometimes I need a coffee alternative. Which is where this Fortnum and Mason tea comes in. Strong, fragrant and sure to instantly cure all that ails you.

And finally, you knew I had to be pining over some accessory, right? These stunning chandelier earrings from Patch NYC are at the top of my "go with everything" list. For all the obvious reasons.

Monday
Jul182011

Wacks


Above: Jennifer Chun top, Club Monaco shorts, Isabel Marant shoes, H&M bracelets and blazer, 
Oliver Peoples Wacks glasses

Ugly glasses are like like a triple threat. First, dangerous because you hate them so much you don't wear them (when you should). Second, a costly mistake given how much money frames and lenses will run you at the end of the day and third, they usually ruin your outfit. I have suffered through my last pair for about 4 years. Which felt like 4 dog years. I seriously thought about getting LASIK- though that does secretly scare me half to death. I'm also pretty certain that since I saw the preview for the newest Final Destination flick that I will never be attempting LASIK.

So I caved, got an eye exam and invested in a new pair. I am profoundly happy with my decision. I went with Oliver Peoples "Wacks" frame in basic black. I love them. As does my chi Ty, who makes a guest appearance in these photos.

I wore them up to the farm last weekend to show off to my mother (who stepped in as official outfit photographer again). She was more excited about my cute Jennifer Chun top however.....and who can blame her? It is one of those tops that just goes with everything. I had to try very hard to limit myself to one purchase when Jennifer came to Louis Boston's exposure series last month, and this, happily was it.

Thursday
Jul142011

Bastille Day

In honor of Bastille Day this July 14, a smattering of my favourite snap shots freshly minted on our trip to France. From the St. Germain, to Avignon, Gordes, Chateauneuf du Pape, and Lyon......more than enough memories, inspiration, cheese and wine to last a lifetime.

Vive la France!