8.31.2010

Hearts On Fire diamonds

hearts on fire
A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a focus group for the lovely diamond company Hearts On Fire. Sitting amongst a round-table of 20-something ladies, we chatted with the HOF staff about our fashion likes & dislikes, favorite brands, what we like in jewelry (esp diamonds), and enjoyed some complimentary wine and cheese. Then the best part came- we got to try on about 40 different engagement rings! Every girl's dream, right?

Well after trying on various styles- vintage, modern, lots of bling, solitaires...I found my engagement ring! I know, you must be thinking "Jaime, um, you haven't mentioned getting engaged anytime soon..." and you'd be right. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean I cannot find my dream ring now, right? ;)

Introducing, the Transcend. Yes, it's gorgeous, and the diamonds sparkle like no other, and it looks perfect on my left hand...

hearts on fire, the transcend, engagement ring

The Transcend was even was featured in Us Weekly!


So now the quest to find the man to give this baby to me... ha!

Thanks to Hearts On Fire for these pics. Check out their website to view all the engagement rings & fashion jewelry..there are several items I am smitten over. Like them on Facebook too!

Blogging last year: Ladies who lunch

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8.30.2010

Emmy best dressed

Claire Danes in Armani Prive

Jayma Mays in Burberry

Kyra Sedgwick in Monique Lhuillier

Eva Longoria Parker in Robert Rodriguez

Jennifer Carpenter

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta

And the couples...
Seal and Heidi Klum in Marchesa


Steven Moyer and Anna Paquin in Alexander McQueen

Who were your best dressed stars?

Blogging last year: Style you Sunday: D

Pics from People.com & FabSugar



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8.27.2010

Friday Faves & US Weekly Boston party

Kate Spade Fall 2010 @ Sweet Nothings
I adore this whimsical campaign.

Country elegance @ Dress, design, decor
Pretty vignette.

Fashion's Night Out PSA: behind the scenes @ Jak & Jil
Fun, candid, and of course, fashionable, photos.

How silly! @ Material Girls Blog
I love how she paired the ever popular (and yes I am guilty of wearing them) silly bands w/ rooms. So clever!

Last night I went w/ some friends to the US Weekly Hot in Hollywood party- it was the perfect night to sip themed red carpet cocktails on the uber-chic roofdeck. I also finally met some fellow bloggers: Kinsey, Neira, & Katy- check out Katy's post with pics/about the event here.

Happy weekend, all!


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8.26.2010

25 most iconic film looks

 This week, MarieClaire.com showcased their 25 Most Iconic Film Looks of all Time.  From Vivien Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara to Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra to Audrey Tautou's Coco Chanel, I agreed with most of the ladies on their list. These few particularly stand out in my mind, as each of these styles are quite relavant today...
Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly- the epitome of the LBD

Diane Keaton's Annie Hall- classic menswear

Marilyn Monroe- this image is just plain iconic!

Jennifer Beals' Alex Owens- the 80's are back...

Alicia Silverstone's Cher Horowitz- knee high/thigh high boots & socks=big fall trend

A few iconic looks I think MC left out?  Well...
Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods- I'd never say go head to toe pink, but this look is unforgettable!

Kate Hudson's Penny Lane- boho wanderer, hippie chic

SJP's Carrie Bradshaw- unmistakable looks from SATC movies 1 & 2

Check out more on Marie Claire's list for the rest. 
Are there any other iconic looks you think of from the movies?

Blogging last year: Bargain sites galore

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8.25.2010

What I'm Wearing Wednesday

Day 3 of rain and cold in Boston... so ready for summer to be back, and it will be this weekend!  Here's what I am wearing:
  • Moschino Cheap & Chic striped/sequin sweater- got this at Loehmann's for $60! I actually saw it recently on a Gilt sale, and I got quite the bargain... :)
  • Hanes tank
  • Ann Taylor jeggings
  • Tory Burch black patent flats
  • Black stud earrings

What are you wearing today?

Blogging last year: Loving Lockets

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8.24.2010

Summer Snapshots: Helena

"My grandma has the most gorgeous roses I have ever seen... when I was younger and my grandpa was with us, they used to have many, many more, as he used to lovingly take care of them. They always remind me of him and his big love."

Thanks, Helena!

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Back to school?

When opening my Daily Candy email this morning, I was immediately smitten by these cute clutches from Kate Spade. While I am not going back to school anytime soon, I canot help but think of "back to school shopping" each fall- even going as far as to continually ask my mom each August if we can go back to school shopping....she says no each year, but I still keep asking! ;)

To satiate my back to school desires, perhaps one of these book-ish clutches is just what I need...




Kate Spade is having a 15% off all full-price handbags sale until Aug 30!  Enter TOURGUIDE15 at checkout.

Anyone else who is wayyy out of college share this back to school shopping itch with me?

Blogging last year: Snake skinned

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8.23.2010

All about weddings!

Happy Monday everyone! This weekend's bridal shower and bachelorette for one of my Cuse roommates was a blast!
Cuse ladies (bride to be in purple) at the shower


Drinks in the limo en route to Saratoga...


Out in Saratoga (the bachelorette in white, natch).


Getting serenaded by a bachelor/bachelor party.

The future Mrs. H is getting married in October- can't wait!

In other wedding news, my 2011 is jam-packed with weddings, as these lovely ladies will be tying the knot....

Me & the future Mrs. R circa 2002-2003

Me & the future Mrs. L at my mom and step dad's wedding in 2006

Me & the future Mrs. A at Cuse soph year in 2004

I will be flexing my bridesmaid duties for Mrs. R and Mrs. L and have the pleasure and honor of being the Maid of Honor for Mrs. A!  I am so excited for the couples and thrilled to be a part of each of their weddings.... Cheers to 2011!

Blogging last year: Style you Sunday: Roomie

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8.20.2010

Friday Faves

cucumber jalapeno margaritas @ because i'm addicted
Def want to try this spicy drink!

Day sparkle @ Cheetah is the New Black and Studies in Sequins @ Cupcakes and Cashmere 
Loving these modern, sequins-for-day looks.

Ryan Gosling @ Aspiring Kennedy
Loooove him. Click the link for more pics.


Dallas,TX wedding @ Style Me Pretty
Hello, beautiful, dream wedding shoes...

Under 100: end of summer yellow @ Design*Sponge
Loving all these picks of my fave color. Click link for more.

This weekend I am off to Saratoga area for one of my college roommate's bridal shower and bachelorette!  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

PS: don't forget to check out my special Show Us Your Soul video for Kia Soul and my guest post of my Summer Essentials at Journey Chic.

Blogging last year: Chocolate Divine

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8.19.2010

Show Us Your Soul

If you follow me on Twitter, you may remember seeing this Tweet about receiving a MinoHD Flip Camera.  A few weeks ago, Kia Soul contacted me and asked me to write a post about my “soul” and what I’m passionate about in life. They generously sent me my very own Flip camera, and I immediately got to thinking about how I can show my soul.

I first got to thinking about who/what is important to me, and clearly friends and family topped the list.  I thought about memories, times when I am happy, etc. and then it hit me, my favorite place, where I love to be- the beach.   From boogey boarding for hours even when the water is 50 degrees in Maine, to seeing my toes in the clear pale blue water in the Caribbean, to scouring for shells and walking the shores, to smelling that disctinct ocean smell and visiting beaches all over the world- the beach has special meaning to me in my life.  My times there carry some of the strongest memories of childhood and growing up. 

That being said, enough introduction- time to Show My Soul.
video

You can learn more about the 2010 Kia Soul at http://www.kiasoul.com/. Check out their Who's Next Project on and the ever popular hamster commercial, too. Thanks again to Kia!

Blogging last year: Pretty paper

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8.18.2010

Summer Snapshots: Nancy

"This one is from a sunset on Menemsha Beach on the Vineyard"

Thanks, Nancy! Beautiful!

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What I'm Wearing Wednesday

Ever have one of those mornings where you wake up and just stare & stare at your closet, no idea what to wear? And after staring for a solid 10 mins, you realize, you just don't care anymore? That was me this morning. So I threw on this:
  • Ann Taylor LOFT shirt- it has such pretty detailing...check it out here.
  • Denim shorts- these used to be pants, but I cut them & had them hemmed into shorts!
  • Jack Rogers sandals
  • J gold disc necklace  

Last night I was at the Red Sox game, so spruce up this post, I thought I'd show a pic:



What are you wearing today?

Blogging last year: Autumnize your wardrobe

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8.17.2010

Oil

Editorial photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia  










Brian Borrello, New Orleans Skyline, digital print, BP Deepwater Horizon oil, 12 ¾" x 36".

Images via StyleBoston & Styleite and Art Daily

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