Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sandalwood

Of all the 90s trends I hoped would resurface (Kelly Kapowski's bike shorts or Donna Martin's floral sundresses anyone?) I would have thought the odds of Birkinstocks staging a comeback were about likely as Alanis Morissette getting back together with Dave Coulier (ain't that ironic). But nevertheless, sandals are back. Even though I would rock Britney's infamous denim gown before being caught dead in Peppermint Patty's shoe of choice, I'm not opposed to all sandals. In fact, I've grown somewhat fond of the footwear previously reserved for nymphs frolicking at Lilith Fair. 

Sandalwood
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So please, stop assaulting my eyesight with what has to be one of the most hideous shoes every created and swap it out for one of the equally trendy, yet feminine, choices above. In the meantime, I have to go feed my tamagotchi, while listening to TLC, debating the age old question, "Dawson or Pacey?" 

(Obviously the answer is Pacey)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hair Envy

Do you have a hair idol? For as long as I can remember Jennifer Aniston has been mine. I know that's about as unique as saying I cried during The Notebook or finding George Clooney attractive. But after emulating her color or cut one too many times I had an epiphany, my hair (unfortunately) will never look like hers. I know, the polar ice caps continue to melt, famine rages on, and some people were facing real problems...Jen and I will never be hair twinsies. 

If this wasn't a cruel enough reality, I was faced with a case of deja vu when I saw Sienna Miller's perfect beach bob. I'm not going to bore you with another soliloquy about my girl crush, but I have been hungering for the latest hair trend, of which I am going to declare her one of the pioneers. 

It's hardly an unprecedented concept to cut your hair, especially when 100 degree temperatures are a mere three months away, but lately every young starlet is jumping on the bandwagon. I've cut my hair short more times than I can count, there's one particular Sweet Home Alabama nightmare that continues to haunt my dreams, and it's never turned out the way I hoped. When finally it dawned on me (I'm a slow learner), bobs are best on people with straighter, fine hair, that have the opposite of a round face. 

So while I continue to be constantly bombarded with perfect bobs, I will pray for the day when hair transplants are more than just treatments for bald men. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I don't know about you but I feel like these past two weeks have been moving at a glacial pace. I blame mother nature. First days of spring my ass! So I've had to rely on the following to put a smile on my face. 

What I'm Loving Wednesday 2


1. Southern Charm: One of my favorite reality shows is finally back on and I'm so pumped for this seasons drama. Not to mention I have serious pangs of longing for one of my favorite cities. 

2. How to be Parisian Wherever You Are: My dad sent this in the mail to me since he knew it was right up my alley (he's the cutest) and I literally could not put it down. It's the perfect thing to read right before bed. It's infused with humor and tongue-and-cheek suggestions on how to improve ones life. A must have for every girl in their 20s. 

3. Smash His Camera: I've been on a bit of a documentary kick for the past few weeks and this one was one of my favorites. The Kennedy legacy has been imprinted on my since I could walk (my father is absolutely the greatest living expert on JFK) so it's pretty much in my DNA that I devour anything pertaining to Jackie. This film follows Ron Galella, one of the most famous paparazzo of all time, and this obsession with Jackie and her children, as well as other pop culture icons of the 60s and 70s. He's quite a character so you'll be in for a good laugh. It's on Netflix. 

4. French Sole Scallop Flats: I know everyone always talks about Chloe's scallop flats but I find them slightly matronly (it's something about the width of the toe box) so these are the perfect alternative. French Sole's are known for their comfort. This vibrant coral is the perfect shade for spring. Any show Olivia Palermo endorses, I'm inclined to agree with. 

5. Daffodils: I can't seem to stop buying these for my apartment, perhaps it's a throwback to my sorority days. 

6. Bridgid Lounge Chair: My marathon redecoration continues and I cannot get this Lulu & George chair out of my head!  

 Cheer up buttercup, next weeks highs are in the upper 50's and low 60's, Spring may finally make her, fashionably late, appearance.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Trendy Tuesday: Gingham Style

Every classic dresser knowns that wearing gingham in warm weather is about as "groundbreaking" as florals for spring, yet every style "expert" and magazine are chatting about this "revolutionary" look. And even though, I don't consider gingham so mucha trend as a wardrobe staple, my search for the perfect button down has eluded me. So perhaps, since all the department stores, are jumping on the Jackie O bandwagon, I will finally find the perfect one. In the mean time, here are some of my favorite ways to style them.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday

The temperature is above 40 degrees, Reese's Eggs are back in stock and Carly Rae Jepsen has a new song on the radio. In other words, all is right in the universe. So I'm feeling a lot of love this week...

What I'm Loving Wednesday

-Iced Coffee: How is it that I managed to forget how good this is? 


-A Toast to Kate Spade by Inslee Haynes: I'm a huge fan of Inslee's work and this illustration is absolutely amazing. I love the bright accent colors. 

-Flats: I don't think I've ever been more excited to put a piece of clothing away. So long boots, I hope we don't see each other for a long time. 

-Avocado: Something about warmer temperatures screams fresh fruits and vegetables and, to me, there's nothing more revitalizing than avocado. Check out my favorite recipes here.

-73 Questions with Seth Meyers: I'm kind of a late night/ SNL junkie, in that I never miss an episode of The a Tonight Show and basically everyone to ever be on Saturday Night Live is my personal hero, so when I saw that two of my favorite things were combining in a serious worlds colliding moment I knew I'd be a happy girl. Seth's final zing to Anna Wintour is simply amazing. (Also, little trivia fact, Anna's daughter Bee works on the Late Night staff).

-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: I may be Tina Fey's biggest fan, so I'm contractually obligated to endorse anything with which she is involved, but her latest contribution to society is pure gold. Binge it on Netflix immediately. (In case you need any further convincing, Jon Hamm makes an appearance).





Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Beach Bod

With bathing suit season just around the corner, it's time for me to put down the cozy comfort food of truffle macaroni and cheese and swap it for Liquidaria's green juice.

I cannot lie, I would much rather spend my hard earned money of red velvet Sprinkles cupcakes than grueling SoulCycle workouts (actually if I'm being totally honest I'd rather buy both) but alas I'm faced with my very own Sophie's choice. So while I attempt to imagine my kale and arugula salad is actually a Shake Shack burger, I invite you to share in some swimsuit motivation.
Beach Bod
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If I have any hopes of galavanting around Montauk in any of these, it's time this girl cracks down. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Come and Knock on Our Door

Cabin fever officially set in this year. I was too much of a wimp to brave -20 degree temperatures for anything other than necessities (and by necessities, of course, I mean wine and The Smith's passion fruit cheesecake). So I've gotten very familiar with the square footage of my apartment. Perhaps it's because I've been cooped up for one too many Real Housewives marathons, but I've become incredibly restless with my living space. I always tend to hit the same wall after a partularly harsh season, when I'm practically salavating at the thought of alternate temperatures and fresh outfits options, and the thought of seeing my coffee table for even one more day may push me over the edge. So when I reach this point there's really only one viable solution, one must shop.

First, I replaced the previously discussed, unimaginative coffee table with a sleeker more modern option.

Second, I swapped our dark, heavy, bar stools for a iridescent alternative.

And finally I will be saying goodbye to my beloved Serena & Lily bedding and have narrowed it down to two options (help a sister out please).



Add a few finishing touches, such as some new storage solutions, cozy embellishments, and bright coffee table tray and it may actually become a space I want to spend the next three months locked inside (Mother Nature, I said MIGHT).



Monday, March 2, 2015

So Long, Farewell

It may seem a little ambitious, considering the fact that it snowed several inches yesterday, but I am choosing to believe that was a mere mirage and that Wednesdays forecast of almost 50 degrees is a positive indication that spring will eventually arrive. I'm daydreaming about packing up my Canada Goose and J.Crew sweaters and swapping them out for Equipment blouses and Loeffler Randall sandals but first it's time to invest in some winter weather necessities. No you didn't read that wrong, and no I'm not indulging in libations as I write this, the beginning of spring is the perfect time to snab some goodies for next year. most retailers offer substantial sales this time of year to unload their last remaining pieces. The great thing about cold weather accessories is that they are much less trendy than their warm weather counterparts, so you will never have to be concerned if what you buy now will translate well come fall.

Here are a few pieces I'm looking to pick up before I officially put winter out of my head for good.
Winter Accessories

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Just imagine how ahead of the game you'll feel when you open you cedar chest in October to find all of these new items smiling back at you. Now all that is left is to get my boots resoled, wrap my cashmere in tissue paper, and for mother nature to get her act together.

 
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