Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Splurge vs Steal: Grey Suede Pumps

Manolo Blahnik is one of the names which is synonymous with a fantastic pair of heels.  The BB is one of their quintessential styles which is comfortable, available in a variety of fabrics and colors, and also can be personalized via Saks if their standard options are not what you are looking for.  Unfortunately, even their standard options can run you quite the pretty penny.  I've been searching for a pair of single soled, pointy toed grey suede pumps for the Fall and have had my eyes on these beauties.  The price tag has been what has stopped my usual happy trigger finger on the 'purchase' button.  Luckily for us, Nine West makes a comparable version for a fraction of the cost.  They don't have quite the heel pitch, which actually might work in your favor if you can't wear super high heels and Nine West generally makes a really good quality shoe.  Definitely worth the look-see if you are in the market for a pair.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Happy Thursday + Link Love


Hey there party people! I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but this week has been a doozy.  Between preparing to take a much needed vacay and some unexpected DMV woes, I am ready for some much needed days off.  So I'll be shoving off until next week - we are headed to South Carolina to soak up some of the last rays of summer and celebrate the marriage of a dear family friend.  You can follow along while I'm gone via instagram and in the meantime please enjoy some of the things I'm loving around the interwebs.

- LC got married and the preview pics are as gorgeous as you'd imagine

- 50 things you probably didn't know about SATC

- If Jimmy Fallow + Julianna Marguiles ran your school

- 15 career tips from smart women

- A profile on some kick@ss ladies (ppppst....you should sign up too!)

Monday, September 15, 2014

canadian tuxedo

[shirt: jcrew (similar) // denim: gap (similar) // kicks: manolo blahnik // baubles: michael kors, jcrew // purse: kate spade (similar) // sunnies: raybans]

Last month I read an article speculating that denim was in danger of going out of style.  Given all of the denim that ruled the street style of this past week's NYFW, I have to call shenanigans on that speculation.  Denim still continues to be the most versatile pieces in my closet being able to transition from super casual to a little more formal with the right heels and accessories.  I have several go-to brands, but generally keep an open mind - being more petite, sometimes you have to be open to what works.

Do you have any go-to denim brands? I'd love to hear your must-haves when it comes to this iconic piece of everyone's wardrobe.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Friday + Link Love

Happy Friday loves! I hope this week has treated you all well.  As keeping with this busy week, I thought I'd share some of my favorite finds around the interwebs.  Including this awesome video of 73 questions with THE Anna Wintour.  Hope you & yours have a lovely one!

- Where is Olivia Pope?

- Is the fashion world ready for a tech watch?

- Is TSwift's Shake it off the new Call Me Maybe?

- As good friend put it, there's nothing like grown, professionals laughing at muppets

- Thankfully football has started and here's a guide for what to wear for every football conference.

 - I feel like we've done this before; what's with all of the hype #thesecondchildalwaysgetstheshaft

Thursday, September 11, 2014

dinner date

[blouse: jcrew (similar) // skirt: banana republic // kicks: vince camuto (similar and on my new must-have list) // baubles: michael kors, loren hope via rocksbox // sunnies: prada]

A part of our exploring our new neighborhood landed us at Stagioni's the other night to celebrate Scott's birthday.  The restaurant group which owns Stagioni's comes with a lot of hype and I have to say that Stagioni's totally lived up to their name.  We noshed on pork belly meatballs, mussels, and scrumptious pastas.  Even Liam enjoyed the ambiance - which is a tall order for a wiggly toddler.

As I've alluded to, I'm itchy to break out the fall fabrics and so with just enough chill in the air, I grabbed this leather skirt, which continues to be a favorite in my closet.  Another love of mine are the silk blouses from JCrew; I have several iterations and I find them so versatile - from jeans to skirts and pretty much in all weather.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

happy happy

Happy birthday to our....

ringleader of mischief
mr. fix-it and resident handyman
designated bug squisher and remover of all icky things
daddy playground
coach of our own little baseball 'teamers'
partner in crime
best friend and buddy
and so much more

We are so lucky to call you ours! Happy birthday love - cheers to many many more!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bill Cunningham + Street Style

If you are a fashion junkie, such as myself, you likely already know the name of Bill Cunningham.  He is probably the most synonymous name when it comes to street style photographers.  What is so unique about Bill's perspective is the approach which he takes to snapping pics of street style; he doesn't overly shoot celebrities or even well-knowns in the fashion world, but rather focuses on how individuals use fashion to express their personal style.  He's an incredibly private person (apparently he doesn't own a phone) and can always be found in his trademark blue coat.  Recently he opened up at a talk he gave at 92Y about the direction of fashion, as well as a fond memory of a runway show.  Below is his most recent edition from NYFW, but I encourage you to continue to follow him, as well as check out the 2010 documentary that was made about him, Bill Cunningham New York.

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