Friday Faves

DIY Cocktail party invite @ 100 Laker Cake
So fun and unique.

beautiful details: paint dipped baskets @ {this is glamorous}
I love this idea from Martha Stewart Living.

Scratch off @ Hither and Tither
This map is perfect to keep track of where you've been...

Living Jackie O @ Rock Paper Scissor
A pretty collage of Jackie and items to buy now to channel her style.

Home away from home @ From Me to You
Jamie features a beautiful South End apt in Boston- I love this door.

Napping adventures @ A Cup of Jo
How adorable are these!?

Happy weekend everyone! I am off work today and going to Lilith Fair this afternoon.  Looking forward to hearing this song.  Then Saturday I am going to try on bridesmaids' dresses for my friends wedding next year!

See you Monday!!


B&W Colorblock

Last week, I posted on black and white stripes. This week, I am smitten by black & white colorblock, thanks to these 3 ladies...

Jessica Biel in Vionnet

Blake Lively* in Preen 
*note: not a fan of the uber-tan & lots o'boobs, but I see where she was trying to go w/ this

Cameron Diaz in Preen

I immediately began searching for a similar look and found this, under $13! 
Forever 21 never fails.

Blogging last year: Good morning sunshine


What I'm Wearing Wed through the mirror & guest post!

                                        Good morning! Here's what I am wearing:
  • Ann Taylor white top- from a few years ago when I worked there
  • Victoria's Secret pants- a "hand me down"
  • Juicy Couture butterfly bracelet- love this! Bought when I worked there 2 seasons ago. Similar style here and here.
  • Ann Taylor white sandals
  • Headband- I actaully forget, but I think it could be AT too lol

What are you wearing today?

Also, Lana of Lanalou Style has my Blogger Wishlist featured today! Thanks Lana for including me, and go check it out :)

Blogging last year: Sweet bridesmaids gift


Pretty Little Lucy @whowhatwear

I was able to put this quick post together on my lunch inspired by my Who What Wear email this morning!  I love this editorial with Lucy Hale aka Aria from my fave show, Pretty Little Liars (yes, so obsessed!).  Not really a fan of Aria's clothes on the show, but Lucy looks fabulous here.  Check it out- my fave looks are #5 &# 6.

Blogging last year: Hot child in the city


Summer Snapshots: Taylor

"It was the first day of summer, and my daughter thought it would be a good idea to climb a tree! It's very low to the ground and all of the kids climb it, but my daughter, being pretty uncoordinated, ended up hurting herself (not badly) on the way down. She has yet to climb it since."

Thanks, Taylor!



I saw Inception yesterday, and I am obsessed. I kept having to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming (lol).  Who else has seen it?  What are some good theories you have or have read online? Here's one...not sure I believe this route though.

 I won't give any details away, but go see it if you haven't!  If nothing else for this eye candy....



Leave your thoughts below!!

Images 1 & 2


Friday Faves

Maison Blanc Paris @ Little Blue Deer
So chic!

Sophisticated Chicago Wedding @ Style Me Pretty
How cute is this groom's cake? Click the link for gorg reception photos.

Bridal gowns: mlh @ Forget Me Knot Weddings
One word: dreamy.

Rainbow cupcakes @ MadeByGirl
Love, love!  New recipe to try to bake mess up (lol).

 A lace covered tree @ Design for Mankind
Just liked this...

Lovely Garden Tea Party @ Once Wed
I adore this idea for a bridal shower/bridesmaid gift.  Check it out.

A perfect cup of joe @ Design*Sponge
I love coffee- I love this!

Shoe burger? @ The Shoe Girl's Blog
This just made me laugh/smile...

A few "thanks!" to give:  Fran @ Green Street for the CSN Stores giveaway win, Carrie @ Couture Carrie for the Perricone Plasma giveaway wim, and Krystal @ After I Do for the You're Going Places Award.  Thank you, ladies! What a week!

Happy weekend everyone!!

PS: this post really revolved around food, huh? lol

Blogging last year: Gift, cadeau, regalo


Collage: Black & White Stripes

Top L: Vogue Korea photo via FabSugar
Bottom L: Kate Spade earrings
Middle top: Carrie via InStyle
Middle bottom: Report shoes
R: Image via Apartment 34
Bottom L: Image via Everything Fabulous
Bottom R: Nate Berkus's home via Plush Palate

Blogging last year: New England Home


What I'm Wearing Wednesday

Good morning!  Despite over sleeping, I was able to get ready in record time (throwing on a headband helps!), and have my roommate snap a photo on my BB. Here's what I am wearing:
  • Old Navy seer sucker "suit"- got this 2 summers ago and I still love it!
  • Gap navy tshirt
  • Calvin Klein gold sandals
  • Ann Taylor headband- very Pucci-esque! :)
  • Forever 21 ring
  • Essie nail polish: Lapis of Luxury on toes; Chastity on nails

What are you wearing?

Blogging last year: Found: Fedora


Summer Snapshots: Audrey

"It's the sun beaming down Brooklyn's waters at Coney Island. :)"

Thanks, Audrey!


Blog crush: They Cook & Draw

I stumbled upon They Draw & Cook blog via The Punctuation Mark and was immediately smitten with the cute pictorial recipes.  While we all know my cooking expertise is well not an expertise at all, these may peek my cooking interest a bit :)  Here are some of my faves and be sure to visit this blog for much more!

Blogging last year: Jessica Stam for Fendi


Where the Green Grass Grows...

Saturday's country concert was so much fun!  We had an awesome tailgate with tons of food, booze, and games.  The temps were mid-90s, but a tent provided the perfect amount of shade.  As the sun started setting, we packed up the pregame and headed into the lawn...from Lady Antebellum's Free Fallin' cover to Tim's acoustic version of If You're Reading This, the concert was awesome.

We mean business with our tailgating...

"the bacon explosion" and corn!

some baggo

the ladies

Lady Antebellum

time for Tim!

What I'm wearing: 
Velvet romper, Hanes tank, Mossimo sandals borrowed from Jen, 
R.J. Graziano earrings from TJ Maxx (similar style here)