Jun 30, 2011

I'm Still Here....

Sorry for the lack of posts! We have had a LOT going on in the last week!  We took a trip to the East Coast and found out we are moving back here to NYC... in about a week to a week and a half.  To say I have been busy is the least of it.  Add to that the fact bebe is going to be a big sister and I am one tired, stressed out mama!  I will be back soon!

Jun 23, 2011

Tie Front Tops

When I was in middle school I tied just about any shirt that I could get my hands on... oversize tee-shirts, button downs, plain on old tanks.  It was all the rage in the 90's and now it is back this summer! I decided to try it out (tepidly).  Luckily, I found this fun orange and nude polka dot chiffon top by Collective Concepts 50% off at a boutique in Venice.  I wasn't feeling my actual tummy hanging out so I layered it with a nude cami.

Shirt: Collective Concepts
Jeans: AG
Shoes: Gap

What do you think? Would you wear a tie front shirt?

Jun 22, 2011


So I am packing up for a month of traveling again... It's been one month on, one month off and July is an ON month! I am working on putting together my own packing tutorial.  I feel the need to share this with the world because:
 1. I have been traveling like a crazy person since my first post-college job 
2. I have mastered the art of packing as efficiently as humanly possible, especially when packing for two or three people in one bag 
3. I'm straight up cray-cray OCD (you will see)  
4. because it is one of those weird sources of pride in my life.  Never told you all I wasn't borderline wacko!

Anyway... to brighten up your day, you are going to want to click this: Vanilla Ice Real Estate.  Trust me friends, you want to.

Finally, I want to share a few of my recent inspiration/pinkspiration pics!

Selena Gomez is my teenage girl crush.  I force bebe to watch Wizards of Waverly Place. No shame.  Is it odd that the kid who plays her brother is the "celeb" we see the most in LA? This kid is EVERYWHERE.

I girl crush on Olivia hard.  She is the epitome of Upper East Side chic.  Bow down to the queen.

Cute and caszh, like the pop of orange in a bag (not the actual bag though... or those shoes....)

Love me some bebe bumps and neutrals with a delicious pop of PINK from her scarf!

Saw Super 8 this weekend and Elle Fanning is amazeballs for her age and she is fierceness in this pink on pink on pink ensemble!

Oh Carrie, you are as cute as a button in your navy jumpsuit.

Finally, my homegirl Bethenny works the maxi and white tee (I'm going to re-create this look) with a yummy pop of pink in her toocuteforwordsIjustwanttoeatherup bebe's outfit!

Jun 21, 2011

Outfit Copy

I am in such a blah state with my closet right now.  Sure it's full, but I have NO clothes. Zero.  Obviously.  This means I have had to pull from my "inspiration" sheets to make outfits until I decide to fill my closet with clothes (I like) once more!  I stole this look from a Nicky Hilton outfit in People Style Watch magazine.

My inspiration....

and my interpretation...

Shirt: Anthropologie
Pants:  AG 
Shoes:  Stuart Weitzman (from DSW)

I really love the flowly chiffon shirt paired with skinny jeans look.  It is easy, chic and comfy!

Jun 20, 2011

This Weekend...

It was a full weekend at our house! First, Saturday was my graduation (which I ended up skipping) and Sunday was Father's Day!  I feel like we spent the entire weekend EATING and I think these pictures might support that...

Super yummy Barefoot Contessa Shrimp Scampi (with whole wheat pasta) from cookbook my bff gave me!

I tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects in a glittery pink.  SO much easier the second time!

I did way too many face masks this weekend.  It's only appropriate to make a creeper face when doing one.  I am addicted.

Someone had their first donut! And it was PINK!

I forgot how good combos were! Wish I didn't remember :)

Bebe loves noodles! Watching her eat them is a treat in itself!

My SIL gave bebe these Lilly animal crackers which we proceeded to finish off way too quickly! Yum!

How was YOUR weekend?

Jun 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day lovies!  Bebe's favorite thing in the world is her daddy... she is THE ultimate daddy's girl! When he is around, I am like chopped liver!  Some of my favorite pics of these two....

And of course I can't forget my OWN dad!

And my awesome father-in-law (who I don't have enough pictures of!)

Happy Father's Day :)

Jun 17, 2011

Friday Fun

Sometimes I do things that I just find creepy.  I ordered a book about Kate Middleton after bebe and I devoted a morning to watching the super awesome Lifetime movie, William and Kate.  I creep myself out.  

On another note, I decided to stick with the blonde hair... for now.  My hairstylist seems to think me having my natural hair color would be most unacceptable for my "look."  I'm pretty sure I should feel sort of insulted here.

Anyway, here is a recent outfit I wore.  I told you all I went batsh*t crazy with the Calypso St. Barth's for Target collection.  I can't seem to wrangle bebe into any of the super cute rompers I got for her though, grr!

Dress: Calypso for Target
Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer flippies

Anyway, lots to do for this weekend. It's graduation AND Father's Day! Happy weekend all!

Jun 16, 2011


So now that I am focusing on building a business once more (after a year plus hiatus. Nice.)  I am trying to decide where best to form a business.  Obviously, we live in California, the land of taxes and liens.  I am a PA girl at heart and know all the virtues of living close to Delaware, the tax-free land of shopping glory! This is my first big step.  Decide and conquer!

On another note, I have held off from shopping for 7 weeks.  7. Long. Weeks.  I've started getting the shakes and throwing everything in my closet into bags designated for Goodwill.  This week, however, I unleashed my inner demons (?) and MAYYYYBE added a few little things to my wardrobe.  Summer IS coming after all....

T-Bags dress

Foley&Corinna top

I got these little beauties on Gilt this morning when I realized I had an un-used credit.  I got both for $34 including shipping! Happy dance!

I haven't bought a new bag in wayyyy too long and while I am seriously thinking about pulling the trigger on a new Chanel one of these days, I think I should stick to something a little more budget-friendly.  I have been dying for either the perfect white bag or the perfect leopard bag.  I can't find the white bag. Can't.  Help! But I did spot this little Rebecca Minkoff beauty...

Covet Bag

Is it too businessy?  It's the first one to really catch my eye and I love, love RM bags!  They take a beating and keep on going!  

Tory Burch thong

And then there is THIS sandal.  When I was pregnant I had this in black and dark brown and they were the ONLY shoes I could fit my swollen dogs into.  A couple weeks ago I spotted them in this tan color at Nordstrom and decided not to get them.  Then I couldn't stop thinking about them.  I think it might be time to do the deed.  I love all things tan and these babies deserve a good home!

Now I am going to find something else to do that does NOT involve a mall.  I gotta be good ;)

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