On my birthday, last month, my family and I decided to go to one of our favorite areas to celebrate — Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. After a lovely brunch at a French restaurant called Bastille we went to the Old Town Boutique District, which I’d read about, but had never been to before. My daughter was pretty excited to check out this fun shopping area too; my husband, I can safely say, was not, but he was such a love to indulge me on “my day.”
One of the stores I’d read about in the Boutique District and wanted very much to take a peek in was Periwinkle, a sweet boutique that is filled with beautiful designer clothing, shoes and accessories. As luck would have it, a little chalk board at the door just happened to advertise that they were having a sale and I personally lucked out when this pair of Beverly Feldman T-Strap Sara Bis Pumps was not only a sale item, but happened to fit!
I was inspired by my new Citrine yellow Stella & Dot Norah earrings and black and white polka dot sweater to put together an outfit which I wore the other day. I loved it so much, I decided to create the collection below on the right, which has very similar elements in it. I’m loving the 2014 Stella & Dot Collection of jewelry, handbags and accessories. This is the first season change that I’ve been through since I started my Stella & Dot business. From what I keep reading and hearing from other Stylists, the accessories and the jewelry get better and better with each season and I can see that, as well. I also wanted to illustrate that these accessories can be worn now — adding just the right amount of warmth and sunshine to my winter outfit on the right and in the Spring and Summer as illustrated on the left.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could redefine what a Sunroom is? Here’s what I’m thinking I’d like the Sunroom to be. I’d love to have a year round room in my house that would be all windows — even the ceiling would be made of glass. No breaking of the glass ceiling here–this one would withstand the elements! The daily temperature in my sunroom would be a steady cool temperature, say 68 degrees, with a gentle natural breeze that (more…)
It seems like statement necklaces have been all over the fashion pages for the last few months and I have to say I’m smitten. It’s funny for me to write that, because up until a few months ago, I rarely wore them. My “go to” jewelry has always been my engagement ring and my wedding band, which I never take off and earrings.
Turkey, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole and a Turkey Menorah???While I don’t know for certain what menu items will be appearing on my friend Erika’s table this Thanksgiving, I do know that this Turkey Menorah will be proudly displayed somewhere in her home this year.
Erika is one of the most creative people I know — she made all of the invitations for her Wedding and for both her son’s Bar Mitzvah and for daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, along with decorations in celebration of the occasions, she’s made incredible cakes in all shapes and sizes for countless birthdays, I know there’s more, but I can’t think of them at the moment. Now she’s done it again, she made this Turkey Menorah just in time for Thanksgivukkah!
In response to comments after she posted this picture of her latest creation on facebook she wrote: (more…)
It’s finally here! The 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection is now available. What will you be purchasing????
Decisions, decisions! Click above or click the underlined link: Shop 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target + Spend $50, Get Free Shipping – Valid 9/15-11/16to go straight to the collection. Happy Shopping and be sure to let us know what you chose and if you’re happy with it!
I love black and white for day or night in the late Spring and early Summer. When I wear a black and white outfit I instantly feel chic. Here are my picks for a terrific black and white outfit for day or night!
Image Courtesy of Chicismo
As soon as I laid eyes on this image from Chicismo, I knew I had to blog about it. I just loved the artistry of it; The stripes in the model’s top seem to correspond to the arched bridge behind her. I love the way the pleated Skater Skirt flares out and creates a balance for the top. The clutch is the perfect accessory — the rounded rectangular shape not only mimics the curve of the short (more…)
From time to time, I read quotes that inspire me and that I want to share. As I said in this post, one of my facebook friends called me a facebook therapist because I post or repost a lot of the ones that appear on my wall. I like them, they inspire me when I feel I need a little inspiration. (more…)
Do you remember when these Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats were all over the fashion pages? I love, love, love them and much like kitties themselves, they seem to be all over the place in all types and varieties once again, this season!
Capri at Nordstrom for $565/Pink Silk at Farfetch.com for $685/Glittery for $695 & Sleeping at net-a-porter.com for $595.
While I’d love to have them, I think these are a more budget-friendly option: (more…)