Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The House that Jenna Built

Many of you know Jenna Lyons as the creative director behind J. Crew. But did you know that she also has a fabulous Brooklyn townhouse? I am in LOVE with her house! In LOVE! I love the color scheme, the furniture, the dark wood floors and most of all her closet! Oh, to have an entire room dedicated to my clothes! Take a look for yourselves...

I love the matching chandeliers, they really connect the two rooms and make it feel like one large space.

Don't you just love the dark chalkboard walls? It really allows the architecture to stand out.

Okay, this is one of the cutest nurseries I've seen. I am in love with the striped ceiling!

Best closet E.V.E.R.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sale Away, Sale Away, Sale Away!

Finally! After much waiting and waiting (and waiting) the Field Game cardi went on sale! I squealed when I saw it on Kim's blog and waited up until 1 AM to snag it. Even though this was a small sale, there was still some great stuff. Here are my picks...

This has been at the top of my wishlist for the LONGEST time. The hardest part was deciding on what color to get.

I love this ruffly little number and it comes in so many pretty colors.

I already own these and have worn them to death. I recommend sizing down as they run small and will also stretch out. So get the smallest size you can fit into or order at least one if not two sizes smaller than your normal size.

Happy sale shopping!

Monday, June 28, 2010

OOTD: To Infinitum and Beyond

Today I'm taking it easy and will be doing much of nothing. I do have a few errands to run, otherwise I'd probably still be in my pajamas! I love the Ad Infinitum blouse I picked up on sale from Anthropologie months ago because the grey color allows me to put almost anything with it. I decided on red with just a few accents in my necklace and shoes.

What I'm wearing...
Anthropologie Ad Infinitum Blouse, similar here
JBrand Ankle-Length Denim Legging, similar here
Jeffrey Campbell Love flats, similar here
Necklace custom made from an etsy seller, similar here and here
Anthropologie stacked petunia drop earrings

And here's an outtake of me and Buddy, he loves attention (like all doxies do!) and is always trying to get in the shot!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

OOTD: Rising Vapors

I blame my sister for making me get this dress (I know she can blame me for getting a lot of things too)! You see, the bad thing about having a sister that is into clothes as much as you is that you enable each other. Just last week she called me and told me that she got the prettiest dress for fifty bucks. And I thought, fifty bucks for a pretty, ruffly dress - I'm all over that! The good thing about having a sister into fashion? We have LOTS to shop talk about!

What I wore to church today...
Anthropologie Rising Vapors dress, similar here and here
J.Crew Canterbury Bells Cardigan, similar here
Nine West Lucero pumps, similar here
J.Crew Crystal Glace necklace, similar here

Friday, June 25, 2010

OOTD: Ring Around the Posie

The Curling Posies Cardigan from Anthropologie has such a soft color that I think it will look great over so many things I already own (I'll be pairing it with all my pretty dresses). And I just adore the flowers around the neckline. I can't wait to watch the world cup tomorrow. Go USA! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

What I'm wearing...
Anthropologie Curling Posies Cardigan
Anthropologie Buds & Bunches Tee
JBrand Ankle-Length Denim Legging, similar here
Target Cynthia Vincent Gladiator Wedges, similar here
Anthropologie Pessinus Garden Necklace in Silver (not on website but in stores), similar here
Anthropologie stacked petunia drop earrings

And I want to thank Kim and Silver Lining Decor for their fabulous giveaway! I just got theses lovelies in the mail yesterday and let me tell you they are even cuter in real life! The pink bow and blue gem are 'oh so pretty'! I can't wait to wear these bad boys!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

OOTD: Maxi Dress

I got this maxi dress from Forever 21 about a year ago. It was a cheap find and I absolutely love the print! Plus, it is one of the most comfortable things I own and it helps me beat the heat.

What I'm wearing...
Forever 21 maxi dress, super cute one here
J.Crew short-sleeved cardi, similar here
B. Makowsky Tangled Treasures Sandals
Anthropologie locket necklace, similar here

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

West Elm Faves

West Elm just annonced it's fall preview and they have some great stuff! You must check it out. Of course I already have my eye on several new items, but I'm loving some of the old stuff just as much. Here are some of my top picks...


1) Parsons Desk with Drawers - in white please.
2) Woven Veneer Pendant (NEW) - I would love to hang two of these above a kitchen table
3) Totem Pillow Cover (NEW) - LOVE the fun, modern print
4) Spine Wood Bookcase now on sale!
5) Glass Link Chandelier
6) Zigzag rug - I love anything with chevron stripes.
7) Modular Coffee Table
8) Overlapping-Squares Chair - these would look great with this table.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Doing the Happy Sale Dance!

I was ecstatic that so many things I've been waiting for finally went on sale at Anthropologie! Yippeeeeee! I had to restrain myself from buying up everything and let me tell you it was hard! I saw that the Recital Cardigan was on second cut at $19.95 so I quickly swooped that up. Here's what else I got...

I think this will be a great layering piece year round. And the soft color will go with just about everything in my closet.

I have always been drawn to this skirt, probably because it reminds me of my favorite cupcake (a funfetti cupcake please)! I haven't tried it on yet, so we'll see how it works on me.

And I've always loved these sandals. They are a cute gladiator without being too over the top, and the flowers on them are right up my alley. Plus, I have no black sandals so they fill a hole in my wardrobe.

Happy sale day to the rest of you and I hope you got some great scores!! ;)

Monday, June 21, 2010

OOTD: The Color Purple

Today I have some errands to run and I wanted to be comfortable since it's going to be really hot! So I chose to wear my purple crossroads tee and a skirt with flats since it's both easy to wear and will help me stay cool in the heat. It looks like Buddy is peeking around the corner wondering what his crazy mom is doing!

What I'm wearing...
Anthropologie Crossroads Tee (on sale)
Anthropologie skirt (from last year), similar here and here
J.Crew silver skinny belt, similar here
Tory Burch Revas in silver
Tiffany Key Necklace

Sunday, June 20, 2010

OOTD: Tales From an Anthropologie Wishlist

Ever since the Spilling Ruffles Cardigan came out I have wanted it in white. So I added it to my wishlist on Anthropologie's website and patiently waited for a sale. When it finally went on sale almost a month ago and I decided not to get it. Of course a few weeks later I changed my mind (a very often occurrence!) and I was sad I had missed out on it. Well, just last week it popped back up on my wishlist and I couldn't check out fast enough! So the moral of the story is to use Anthropologie's wishlist and check it often because you'll never know when your size will pop back up! This is what I wore to church today.

What I'm wearing...
Anthropologie Spilling Ruffles Cardigan, similar here
Anthropologie Buds & Bunches Tee
Anthropologie Scalloped Sailor Skirt, similar here
BCBG brown leather belt, similar here
Stuart Weitzman Jaguar pumps, similar here
Anthropologie Pessinus Garden Necklace in Silver (not on website but in stores), similar here
Anthropologie stacked petunia drop earrings

And a huge shoutout is in order for Kim at Anthroholic for hosting a giveaway for the cutest little earrings from Silver Lining Decor....that I won!!! I never win anything so as you can imagine I was ecstatic! I told my husband Adam that we need to head straight to Vegas so I can capitalize on my stroke of good luck. Thank you Kim!

And don't forget to enter Sarah's giveaway for an Anthropologie giftcard, it ends tomorrow night so you still have time!

Friday, June 18, 2010

OOTD: Free Flowing

It's supposed to be a bit cooler today so I opted for jeans and a sweater. Both the Elodie Cardigan and the Free Flow Tank are one of my favorite Anthropologie pieces so I was excited to discover that they go together perfectly!

What I'm wearing...
Anthropologie Elodie Cardigan, similar here
Anthropologie Free Flow Tank, similar here
JBrand Ankle-Length Denim Legging, similar here
Kate Spade Faith Flats, similar here and here
Anthropologie Gilden Impatiens Necklace (still in stores), similar here
Anthropologie stacked petunia drop earrings

Thursday, June 17, 2010

OOTD: March of the Sequins

I got this Vera Wang sequin necklace from Kohls last year and I love the bling factor! It has large sequin flowers that make it a standout piece. To showcase it I decided to wear it with a muted pink cardigan. I love pink and grey together, it's one of my favorite color combos.

What I'm wearing...
Anthropologie knit dress, similar here
J.Crew long cardigan, similar here
Corso Como Fabeo sandals, similar here
Kohls Vera Wang sequin necklace, kinda similar here (but still cute and on sale!)
Anthropologie stacked petunia drop earrings

Here's a close-up so you can see the big sequin flowers better.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

You're The One That I Want

There are so many items I want that my wishlist keeps growing exponentially. I would love to redesign my entire apartment right now but sadly, it is not in the budget. :( In fact, I think every three to four months I get the itching to do an entire remodel. What about you? Here are some items that made my wishlist.


1) Anthropologie Hello, Goodbye Doorknob
2) West Elm Handknit Throw
3) Anthropologie Excavated Pot (you'd be surprised at the price)
4) Design Within Reach Le Klint 172B Pendant
5) Atom Art Bowl, Blue and Inside Out Serving Bowl, Fern (both from Anthropologie) Want! Want! Want!
6) Paper Cloud Wood Planks Pillow and Paper Cloud Daisy Pillow
7) Martha Stewart Cupcake Tree this would give me an excuse to buy make cupcakes more often

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

OOTD: A Day at the Park

I'm meeting some friends at the park today for a playdate. Even though Gigi isn't old enough to play, it's still good to get out and socialize! I decided to wear this tank I got at AE last spring and I love all the bright colors. I got this cardi at J.Crew for $10 and I love that it has short sleeves, perfect for the hot weather we've been having lately.

What I'm wearing...
J.Crew short-sleeved cardi, similar here
American Eagle tank, similar in black here, or this years version
Joes' raw hem kicker
Jeffrey Campbell Love flats, similar here and here