Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Morning Pick Me Up: Don't Wait

Get the Look: Fashionable Floral

This lovely floral outfit debuted in Paris earlier this month at the couture shows and it's perfect for late summer/early fall. The floral skirt I featured from Dorothy Perkins has a slightly shorter hemline than the original midi skirt shown, as skirts that hit at the calf aren't terribly flattering on those of with shorter legs.

Fashionable Floral

Sweater: Reiss // Skirt: Dorothy Perkins // Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Bag: Whistles // Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cape Cod R + R

I'm off to the Cape for couple of days but I'll be back to blogging on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

The Week in Fashion

A look at the best (and worst) of the Fall 2014 ad campaigns - Fashionista

Blake Lively's lifestyle website, Preserve, is now live - Preserve

Speaking of Blake, she answered 73 questions with Vogue - Vogue

The pages counts for the September issues are in - Fashion Foie Gras

Nadége Vanhee is going to be the new creative director at Hermés - British Vogue

Happy Saturday!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday Night Cocktail: Pimm's Cup

Image and recipe via Sunset Magazine

Makes eight drinks


2 oranges, cut into half-moons
2 lemons, cut into half-moons
1 Persian cucumber or one 3-in.-long piece English cucumber, washed and sliced
2 cups Pimm's No. 1 
4 cups Sprite or other lemon-lime soda
6 to 8 large sprigs mint, crushed gently, plus a few loose leaves


Fill 2 pitchers 1/4 full with ice. To each, add a layer of orange slices, a few lemon slices, and a layer of cucumber slices. Repeat the layering. 

Pour in the Pimm's and Sprite, dividing between pitchers, and mix with a long-handled spoon. Poke mint sprigs and leaves down into the pitchers. 

Divide mixture among 8 tall glasses, with a few slices of fruit and cucumber in each glass, along with some mint leaves.

Cheers to a fabulous British cocktail!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Different Day, Different Problem, Different Concealer

Just as one is always on the look out for the perfect shoe or the perfect bag, I'm always on the look out for the perfect concealer. The search has been going on for the past fifteen years with no end in sight. I don't wear very much face makeup and prefer to keep my daily routine to concealer where needed, followed by a quick swoop of pressed powder and my beloved Nars blush. My problem: I can't seem to find the "perfect" concealer because different days bring different problems, hence the need for a variety of concealers.

Right now my go-to concealer is a combination of Rimmel Match Perfection and L'Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon. The crayon is perfect for making pesky blemishes disappear (at least for a little while) and when I wake up with tired eyes I start with the crayon and follow with the Match Perfection.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and you know what that means...time to start fall shopping! The annual Nordstrom sale is the best opportunity to scoop up some fantastic fall items at a discount before everything goes back to full price on August 4. These are the items on my wish list: 

Nordstrom sale

Jeans: J Brand // Watch: Michael Kors // Wallet: Hobo //  Black Pumps: Joe's // Color Set: Bobbi Brown // Pants: Theory
Ballet Flats: Tory Burch // Bracelet: Alexis Bittar // Candle Trio: Voluspa Coat: Kate Spade // Bootie: Cole Haan 
Burgundy Pump: Sam Edelman // Bag: Michael Kors // Boots: Cole Haan // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Lipstick: Dior

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Week in Fashion

A look at Chanel's most important customer, Lady Amanda Harlech - The Telegraph

The fifty most iconic sunglasses of all time - The Cut

A great article on the popular fashion app Poshmark - New York Times

Check out the first wedding dress designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen - Vogue

Meet the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Nominees - Fashionista

Happy Saturday!