6.30.2010

What I'm Wearing Wednesday....in my new apt

It's a gorgeous morning today, so I woke up my new roommate and had her take my pic on the deck.

  

I am wearing:
  • J.Crew button up- classic piece and I got it majorly on sale here.
  • J.Crew linen shorts- from 2 summers ago.
  • Charm earrings- I think I got this pair when I was at Syracuse...can't remember.
  • Coconuts by Matisse sandals- I got at the beginning of spring at DSW and can't find them online anymore!

What are you wearing today?
 
Blogging last year: Strapped In

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6.29.2010

Summer Snapshots: Krystal


"I took this on one of the first summery days here in Switzerland! We packed a picnic and rode our bikes to the lake to enjoy the sun - clearly I was very excited if I was taking pictures of my sunglasses :p"

Thanks, Krystal, for sending along the first Summer Snapshot!  Keep 'em coming!

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Sidewalk Catwalk

I love this new art installation Sidewalk Catwalk in NYC. Thirty-two designers were given one mannequin to "fashion it as they saw fit".  The creations are on display in the Garment District until September 3; then will be auctioned off for charity.  Just another exhibition to add to my list this summer...

Here are some of my faves-
Tommy Hilfiger


Kenneth Cole


Betsey Johnson


Donna Karan


DVF



Nanette Lepore

Photos via The Cut

Blogging last year: Minis

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6.28.2010

New series: Summer Snapshots


This post marks the start of a new series: Summer Snapshots.  

This photo was captured with my BB at my friend's parents house.  I loved how the sun was low in the sky in the early evening, illuminating their beautiful flowers.  You can see my shadow too!

So here's how the new series works- snap a photo of anything in this summer, at any time, with any camera (phone or digital or Polaroid or anything!) and email me with a short blurb/story about the photo.  It will be featured here!  This will go on all summer long until Labor Day.  I will post photos as the summer goes on too.

So send away! Can't wait to see your Summer Snapshots.

PS: The move went really well- my room is still in shambles, but I did make some progress. Will have an update with pics later this week!


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6.27.2010

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6.25.2010

Friday Faves

Pride and Prejudice wedding inspiration @ Style Me Pretty
Love this inspirational shoot- styled by Anne of The City Sage, one of my daily reads.

A Pink Vintage Wedding @ Once Wed
The bride is wearing Converses- go her!

Layer on... @ Wit + Delight
Layer on, indeed! Fab!

(ask and you shall receive, hehe)
A pop of color is perfect to add a little something to the classic LBD.

Half dazed @ Karla's Closet
The back of this dress is amazing.

Costume of the day: Khaki Mackie @ The Glamourai
Loving the shoes and the ModCloth jacket/dress.

Country roads, take me home @ From Me to You
I want everything about this photo- the hat, the boots, the setting! So summer to me.


I star my fave posts in Google Reader every week for Friday Faves, and this week I was particulary in love with bloggers' fashions- normally I don't have a real theme for the post, but it seems to be here.

Happy weekend! 
PS: Can you believe it's been 1 year since the King of Pop passed away? How time flies...
PPS: Thank you Nikki at Que Sera Sera! for the Outstanding Blogger Award!! :)

Blogging last year: Go Green

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Just discovered: Eight1Six

Perusing FabSugar yesterday, I discovered a post on a new jewelry sale site, eight1six. Unlike Gilt or RueLaLa, it's all jewelry! I immediately signed up and once a member, the jewels did not disappoint...

Pops against that LWD this summer...

Loving the colors...

Add a little something to a maxi dress...

Perfect for everyday bling...

Also, all of these are under $40 each!  Items are selling out quickly- Here's your personal invite!

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6.24.2010

Moving

Tomorrow night marks my last night in my current apartment, as the big move is Saturday.  My roomie and I have lived together since March 2008- we met one of our first nights at Syracuse and lived together 2x in college.  When she decided to move to Boston from Maine after college, we got an apt together and started our friendship PC (Post Cuse).  

The past 2.5 years have been the best of my life. Through the ups, downs, BFs, laughs, cries, hair color changes, snow, rain pouring through our many windows, sunshine-y moments in the backyard, a grill that we only used once, setting off fire alarms a million times when cooking (we have a HOT oven and finicky smoke detectors), locking myself out of the apt 4x... and everything in between, it's been me & her and apt 2. 
(our first roommate photo, March 2008)

I'm moving to Southie to live with 2 of my other best friends, and while I have no doubt it will be another time of my life- it's a bittersweet time.  I'm happy, I'm sad, and I've known about this since April, so I am ready.

Southie ladies- here I come! :)

Roomie- I am so happy for you and this next chapter in your life- can't wait to see what it brings, even if I will be just a short ride away and not in the next room.

XOXO- ME

Oh and also, through this whole process, I cannot help but think of the episode when Rachel moves out of her and Monica's apt....thankfully, we haven't ended up like this:

Blogging last year: Let's Get Physical


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6.23.2010

What I am Wearing Wednesday

It's the last WIWW in  my current apt- next week will bring a new location for my oh-so-fabulously-shot photos... ;)


I am wearing
  • Free People top- gift from mom
  • Ann Taylor jeggings
  • Coach leather sandals- these are so old and I still love them!
  • black studs
  • black/white crystal band rings



What are you wearing today?

Blogging last year: brIT Girl

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6.22.2010

Summer art shows

Now that it's officially summer, there are a few art shows that are on my to-see list.
First up, the "local" museums I plan to visit...

Salem, MA @ The Peabody Essex Museum
On view through July 18
For my Kennedy fascination...

New York City, NY @ The Met 
On view through August 15
I look forward to the annual Costume Institute exhibitions every year.

New York City, NY @ MoMA
On view through August 30
Not normally known for his drawings, I think this will be an interesting show, delving into the brain and artistic process of Picasso.

Now the shows that I can (sadly) only visit online...

Paris, France @ Le Petit Palais
On view through August 29
Fabulous, I'm sure.

London England @ Tate Modern
On view beginning September 30
Despite learning Gauguin from the worst art history professor (ever) in college, I'd love to see this show.

Are there any art shows you plan to see in your cities, or online-only, this summer that I should add to my list?


Blogging last year: Zipped!

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6.21.2010

Lately Loving....

Sephora Collection Atomic Volume mascara- I got a sample of this and LOVE. 

Bobbles and Lace- cute shop in Newburyport where I picked up some inexpensive jewelry this past weekend!

These TOMS...on my wish list.


Modnique- a new, fabulous sale site ala Gilt & Rue La La (click for invites!)

The return of my fave HBO shows- True BloodEntourage!


The first day of summer today!
(image via We Heart It)

What are you lately loving?


PS: I am now accepting sponsors! Email me for info.

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6.20.2010

Style you Sunday: World Cup

Happy Father's Day!  Enjoy a beer with dad and root for the U.S.A. in the 2010 World Cup.  I couldn't resist showcasing some red, white, and blue... and because of my known amore for Italy, I had to just throw in a little something for the reigning 2006 champs.  ;) 






See some more World Cup fashion inspiration here.


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6.18.2010

Friday Faves

I want to be in this collage!

CFDA Polaroids @ because I am addicted
I like these candid shots better than posed red carpet photos.

Friday in Firenze @ Sea of Shoes
Nevermind that she was in Florence... love these shoes and her cute toenail polish!

10 things I've learned from Nate Berkus @ poppytalk
Many bloggers had posts this week devoted to Nate- this one was one of my faves...


Turquoise + pink + white @ The Beauty File
Wish this room was mine!

Louis Vuitton X The Selby in Asnieres @ The Selby
This could be the most beautiful pool/game room... ever.

Save the gulf @ The Bright Side Project
I feel so helpless watching this disaster unfold, so I love these few ways to help the gulf through shopping... especially the pelican tshirt. 

Have a great weekend everyone! This post is earlier than usual because I have an early release from work- woo hoo!

And, happy father's day, Dad!

Blogging last year: Art that glitters

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6.17.2010

What's in my bag tag

I've been tagged by both Katie at Fashion's Maven and Anna at Around the Way Girl, and I am FINALLY getting around to doing this post- better late than never, right? :)

So here is what is inside my bag that I've been carrying since my birthday, Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull MM...




  • Burberry wallet- "borrowed" from mom :)
  • Bandaids- I always have blisters on my feet from my shoes... these are a must
  • iPod
  • BlackBerry/CrackBerry
  • Kate Spade planner- I am old fashioned and don't use my BB calendar.
  • Notebook- got this from the lovely Ela, and I write lots of notes so I don't forget things.
  • Bobby pins
  • Small tissue pack
  • Gum- right now really liking Trident Layers Melon/Mint
  • Small hand cream
  • Sunglasses- these Ray Bans I won from Love Maegan's blog last summer.
  • Various lip glosses- I normally have at least 3-5 in my bag at a time lol- and Burt's Bees!
  • Small cosmetic case from Target contains
That's all folks!  Now show us what is inside your bag...









Oh and Happy Thursday... GO CELTS!!!

Blogging last year: "Who wears short shorts..."


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