Thursday, July 29, 2010

pretty little things

after one year of daily wear, my chan luu bracelet is no more. here are some similar options (available at shopbop).

and here's the style that will replace my original single-wrap:

(available at net-a-porter)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

steal of the day

target is practically giving away these cynthia vincent for target sandals... although the website says they're $17.48, i snagged mine for a paltry $6.oo. sure, they're faux leather, but they're a fun little flip-flopper to scoot around in for the rest of the summer.

(available here)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

let them eat cake.

the aspect of wedding planning i've been looking forward to the most: cake tasting! somehow, i finagled our bakery in napa into overnighting a cake tasting . friday, my fiance and i will feast on a delicious assortment of cakes... roasted banana with vanilla scented cream cheese frosting? yes, please.

Image #34918

Thursday, July 15, 2010

almost there.

summer fridays are the best days for multiple reasons...

1. my office graciously shuts down at 1:00- need i say more?
2. a beautiful bounty of fresh, organic vegetables is delivered to my doorstep

this is the first year i've participated in a csa, and i couldn't be happier! i highly recommend the stonefield farms csa to anyone in central ohio... they provide a wonderful assortment of vegetables and they offer single shares for... singles. so far, i've received a variety of lettuces, the largest cucumbers and squashes i've ever seen, broccoli, blackberries, cabbage, sugar snap peas, green beans, and (my current favorite) beets! i used to rely on trader joe's roasted beets, but after tasting a freshly roasted beet, i will never touch the vacuum-packed variety again. stonefield farm's beets have an earthy sweetness that can't be found in cardboard box.

(photo courtesy of marcoborges)

gilt does it again.

the ladies at thread social decided to heed my requests- i'm the proud owner of 3 new ensembles:

Monday, July 12, 2010

gird your loins!

thread social sale. gilt. noon. tomorrow.
maybe if i wish really hard this seersucker romper will be on sale:
it's possible i'll look like a toddler when i wear it- but that's a risk i'm willing to take... maybe they'll throw in the lanvin heels too?

this little skirt is sweet:

although i'm not one for maxi, this seersucker number is pulling at my heartstrings:

(le photo credit: thread social)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

fit to be swaddled

i love a scarf. i have a propensity to feel chilled and i like the way a vibrant scarf can jeuge-up a lackluster outfit.
i was in vail, colorado a couple weeks ago and i stumbled upon a boutique that carried the most beautiful scarves. the brand is epice, and unfortunately, their internet availability is pretty limited.
the scarves are produced by danish textile designers bess neilsen and jan machenhauer in collaboration with weavers in india. in the boutique, the scarves were cotton/silk blends in bright stripes of varying widths.

(on sale at calypso)

(available here)

here's my scarf... never mind my obnoxiously loud tablecloth.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


isn't this bouquet beautiful? i love the mix of pale pink peonies with peach garden roses... the ribbon and beading detail are a nice touch.

(photos courtesy of a. hana design)

the countdown begins

just over 2 weeks until mad men returns... i'm planning a cocktail party with mad men-inspired fare: martinis, gimlets, shrimp cocktail, and jello salad. i cannot wait!

(photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/Mike Yarish/AMC)

Thursday, July 8, 2010


lanvin, why do you torture me so?
(available here)
wouldn't this make a lovely wedding dress?!?

Monday, July 5, 2010


ever since i read this article, i've been dreaming of vintage trays...
(photo: karen kohlberg)
i'm not a big fan of olivia palermo, but the girl has an enviable style.
(photo: karen kohlberg)
alas, every time i visit my favorite antique store, i scan the inventory for a pretty tray... but i haven't found what i'm looking for yet.
no luck with ebay either- there is one hermes offering (and although it would look lovely on a dresser) it's not what i'm looking for. the search continues...