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August 07, 2014

Vanity Fair Q&A...with me!

Ok, so one of the best parts of Vanity Fair each month, at least for me, is to see what celebrity/designer/icon they have chosen to ask a series of questions. It's pretty simple but does get to see the luxury or basic items that they love and treasure. Ever want to know what perfume Alexander Wang fancies? Then check it out each month. I thought it would be fun to do this myself. I call this the middle-class working version. Enjoy!

CLOTHES
JEANS: Gap
UNDERWEAR: Victoria's Secret/Target
SNEAKERS: I don't wear them. Ever
WATCH: I have a nice Michael Kors rose gold one I got for Christmas, but it's still in the box.
TSHIRTS: any store
DAY HANDBAG: I am a sucker for my Kate Spade wallets that house everything under the sun, and I can toss them into my Spade baby bag 
NIGHT HANDBAG: wristlets, my favorite one is a seafoam green leather one from Wilson's with silver hardware. So cute
FAVORITE ACCESSORY: my bangles, stacked
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the Olsens (the Row, Elizabeth & James), Zac Posen, Stacey Benet for Alice & Olivia
FAVORITE STORE TO GET LOST IN: Target
FAVORITE CLOSED TOE SHOES: ballet flats from anywhere and everywhere
OPEN TOE SHOES: Tory Burch wedge sandals, so cute and comfy, only an inch, I like staying short

BEAUTY PRODUCTS
LIPSTICK: Diorshine, nude gloss
MASCARA: Dior Blackout
SHAMPOO: John Frieda blonde
CONDITIONER: Tresemee, the ONLY one I use
HAIR PRODUCTS: Tresemee spray, John Frieda sea salt spray
PERFUME: I use Heavenly daily and also a spritz of my usual Daisy by Marc Jacobs
NAIL-POLISH COLOR: currently, a bright coral for summer
WHO CUTS MY HAIR: currently, Samantha at Salon 26. She did a great job

HOME

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Ocean View, Delaware...can't stay away from these beaches
FAVORITE ART: Photography
SHEETS: Ralph Lauren
LUGGAGE: Diane Von Furstenberg printed set
CHINA: teal and seafoam green sets from HomeGoods. 
STATIONARY: I email
PET: we have a goldish, Finn 
FAVORITE FLOWERS: peonies, roses, daisies, anything tropical
RESTAURANT: The Yachtmans Steakhouse at the Yacht Club in Walt Disney World. Best dinners I have ever have. 
FAVORITE GADGET: My canon dslr. It's my baby
FAVORITE DRINKS: Starbucks skim white mocha, iced no whip, arnold palmer's
FAVORITE SNACKS: honey nut cheerios and cinnamon toast crunch cereal binges, while marathoning Netflix 
TOP THREE DVR SHOWS: Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal

INSPIRATIONS
Favorite discovery: new apps for organizing (esp for small-biz moms)
Who inspires you: Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Middleton, any mom who is running the house & her own biz, it's not easy!
Necessary extravagance: good makeup, good coffee, plain and simple
Favorite place in the world: Walt Disney World
Favorite charity: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Operation Smile, Alex's Lemonade Stand
Favorite Movie: I have five: Funny Girl, Newsies, My Best Friend's Wedding, The Wizard of Oz and The Greatest Show on Earth
Favorite Hotel: the Polynesian Hotel & Resort
Favorite colors: black, greys, teals, coral/hot pink
Who Do You Follow on Twitter: I have a twitter feed for this website but I never look at it
Fashion Idols: Kate Middleton, Ashley Olsen, Reese Witherspoon, any mom who has time to put a "look" together, kudos


March 22, 2014

Green Grassy Days Are Coming

(photo via Tumblr)

March 22, 2014

Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue Australia April 2014

Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw makes a return to her career as a model - although probably only to promote her latest acting role in upcoming film 'Mad Max: Fury Road' which is due for release soon. Abbey covers the April 2014 issue of Vogue Australia, posing for the camera in a white dress and tribal inspired jewellery as she jogs along a beach.  (photo courtesy of Vogue: Australia)


March 22, 2014

The Only Thing Ashley Olsen and I have in Common

After a long day, which started too bright and early, I came home to this interesting post about Miss Ashley O, and it was all negative about her leaving a hair salon with a wet head. I'm sorry, don't we sometimes have places to be and no time for a blow dry? Well, I know I certainly left the house this morning with my hair up in a wet ballet bun (and I dare you to judge, I have a 6 month old, a 4 year old, and we are in the middle on moving into our new home--and I work full time, and I'm launching a second career).


March 18, 2014

Baubles and Beauties: Top Spring/Summer 2014 Jewelry Trends

(Elizabeth Cole bracelet, $365 available at Fragments)

Spring/Summer 2014 has arrived, and with the new season clothing now in stores, there are also plenty of new jewelry designs just released - here is a run through some of the top pieces available for the season ahead. 
 
Add one of these statement stand-out designs to any outfit to make it instantly more attention grabbing - these pieces are all about making a big impact when on the wearer and completing your chosen ensemble with effortless style. Designers have used intricate beading, solid gold and other luxurious finishing touches to make some of the most amazing pieces to date. 
 
Beaded bib necklaces still stand out as a top trend and look amazing teamed with a simple dress, while bright chunky cuffs, beaded earrings and long pendants all have a relaxed bohemian vibe that channel a Kate Moss inspired off-duty look.

(Valentino, crystal & satin bib necklace, $550)
 


March 18, 2014

Burberry Besties: Cara Delevingne & Kate Moss Team Up for Fragrance Campaign

British models Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss joined together to shoot a new Burberryfragrance campaign. The two instantly recognizable faces posed side-by-side for the first time for the Mario Testino shot images. Although the final photographs have yet to be unveiled, Cara shared a photograph of her own from the set. She wrote on her online feed: "“So excited to be doing a new fragrance for @burberry with the beautiful Miss Moss. Shot by @mariotestino watch this space... #katemoss.” Where can I go to get my eyebrows a la Cara? (Seriously, jealous!)

March 18, 2014

Look Out For Lottie

OK, so as a major Kate Moss fan, I am so incredibly excited for the sure-to-happen modeling career of her baby sister, Lottie. Come on now, Lottie Moss? That British moniker SCREAMS supermodel! She is beautiful and I cannot wait to get my posts going on her fab career.


October 13, 2013

Autumn in Paris

Autumn in Paris

October 13, 2013

A Very Valentino Halloween

A Very Valentino Halloween

October 13, 2013

Quirky and Fabulous

Quirky and Fabulous

October 13, 2013

A Dress To Die For

A Dress To Die For
Valentino :Paris Haute Couture spring/summer 2013

October 13, 2013

Every Day is a Carnival

Every Day is a Carnival

October 13, 2013

{white inspiration} #3

{white inspiration} #3
A Midsummer Night’s Dream : Exquisite beading and embroidery in this Chanel Couture Spring Summer 2013 gown.

October 13, 2013

{white inspiration}

{white inspiration}
Snow white ice queen ~ I adore Alexander McQueen (my fave label) creations. “I was thinking about an ice queen. Someone strong and noble and romantically powerful,” said designer Sarah Burton.

October 13, 2013

winter picnic inspiration

winter picnic inspiration

October 13, 2013

ILLUSTRATIONS: LOVISA BURFITT

ILLUSTRATIONS: LOVISA BURFITT
I adore beautiful illustration and it was a delight to discover the beautiful work of Lovisa Burfitt. Lovisa is a Swedish illustrator based in France who describes her illustrations as meticulous in details, a clash of poetry, punk and playfulness. Her drawings of fashion, food, and travel are a balance of ink and graphite line with watercolour.

October 13, 2013

Karlie Kloss Goes Blonde for Self Service A/W 13

Karlie Kloss Goes Blonde for Self Service A/W 13
With her usual brunette bob transformed into seductive short blonde flicks, Karlie Kloss is given a makeover for the Autumn/Winter 2013 issue of Self Service. Captured by Ezra Petronio, Karlie poses in sexy leather ensembles with red lips and dark eyes.

October 12, 2013

Tell me Something Good

Tell me Something Good

October 12, 2013

Cozy Up

Cozy Up

August 01, 2013

hello there, august




July 29, 2013

Lord & Taylor owner buys Saks for about $2.4 billion

Lord & Taylor owner Hudson's Bay Co., is buying luxury retailer Saks for about $2.4 billion.

Hudson's Bay, which also runs some Canadian department stores, will pay $16 per share for Saks. This is a 5 percent premium to the company's Friday closing price of $15.31.

In announcing the deal Monday, the companies put the deal's total value at about $2.9 billion, including debt.

Saks' stock jumped nearly 4 percent Monday. For the latest stock price, click here.

The buyout is targeted to close before year's end. It still needs approval from Saks' shareholders. The New York-based retailer has about 150.2 million outstanding shares, according to FactSet.

The deal brings together three of the retail industry's biggest names—Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Hudson's Bay, covering luxury, mid-tier and outlet retail sectors.

The combined company will operate 320 stores, including 179 full-line department stores, 72 outlet stores and 69 home stores in prime retail locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with three e-commerce sites.
{image via MSNBC}
{article via MSNBC


July 29, 2013

Tranquil


July 29, 2013

The Future Is Bright

{images via Pinterest; bracelet: J. Crew- "Beachball Link".


July 29, 2013

overcast skies

{images via We Heart Photos}


July 29, 2013

Is It The Weekend Yet??

I'm sharing this amazing popsicle recipe from Family Fresh Cooking, it makes my mouth water simply looking at it!

  • 16 ounces Cold Water
  • 1 ounce Orange Blossom Water
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Plain Stevia Drops or your favorite natural sweetener to taste (Honey would be great too)
  • a handful of Organic Edible Flowers, rinsed and remove petals
Method
    • Have pop molds handy and make sure you have room in your freezer. Combine water, orange blossom water and lemon juice. Sweeten to taste. Pour mixture into molds. Freeze without sticks and petals for about 1 hour. Remove from freezer and add flower petals. You can push them into the molds with the help of a long, skinny spoon or pop stick. Make sure the flowers are scattered throughout the pops. Add sticks and freeze for 2-3 hours more until solid.

          

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