Splash: Marc Jacobs

One of my all-time favorite perfumes is Orange Splash by Marc Jacobs.  The sweet but semi masculine smell is light and refreshing. The bottle is simple, looking great displayed in my bathroom.  I've had this scent for over 2 years now, and I am just barely past half way used.  

For spring, a new series of limited-edition Splash perfumes comes out to join past ones such as Orange, Rain, Cucumber, Basil, and Grass.  

I am thinking Ginger may need to join my Orange in my bathroom.

image via Style.com


What I'm Wearing Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  The sun is shining in Boston, but it's still chilly... here is what I am wearing:

  • J.Crew lace scalloped tank- on sale in the store, but not online...get it here.
  • AT Loft jean blazer
  • Old Navy gray jeggings
  • Michael Kors brown zip boots
  • Vintage gold necklace
  • Juicy iPhone case- other color here.
What are you wearing today?

Blogging last year: Guest blogger: Hair tutorial


Tibi + Man Repeller

I love this photo shoot from Tibi's blog, blog blog blog..., featuring Man Repeller's Leandra.  Taking over the streets of Soho (one of my fave NYC areas), these cheeky pics feature some fab spring fashions.

All of these looks can be purchased on Tibi's site. If you want the look for less, here are some of my picks.

Blogging last year: Outfits for my first week of work (ahh I can't believe it's been 1 year!)


Spotted at: Girls' Night Out Shecky's Boston

Shecky's asked me to cover their Boston Girl's Night Out event for their "Spotted at" series.  I was so excited to find some cool vendors... go check out the post here.

Thanks again to Shecky's for this opportunity!


Friday Faves & #FridayFaves

Art + Food @ Lenorenevermore
Fun pairings like this cake + Pollack.

Hyde Park Wedding @ Once Wed
Is this not the most beautiful lace dress? I love this picture.

Word up Wednesday: Elizabeth Taylor @ Yellow Brick Blog
Lyndsy's weekly post in tribute...pretty pics and lovely quotes.

easter party @ hip hip horray
Cute ideas for an Easter party.

Loving Maegan's all-American, nautical look here.

Spring has arrived @ Jak + Jil
Well...not quite yet in Boston, but this photo makes me excited for spring's arrival.

Purple Dress Project @ A Hasty Life
Blogger Ashley Hasty will be wearing a purple dress every day for 30 days to raise awareness for Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.  Great project, go Ashley!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

PS: If you follow me on Twitter, I am starting a new #FridayFaves game to go along with these weekly posts.  Just tweet to me (@laviejaime) and use the #FridayFaves hash tag of thing(s) that are your fave at the moment. It can be a list, a picture, a song, blog post, etc. I'll re-tweet them and comment! :)

Blogging last year: Kyle's Show


Moroccan wedding blanket

I stumbled upon this post at Love, Adorned's blog about a new product they got in their NYC store.  I was immediately in love with the idea and beauty of this antique Moroccan wedding blanket.   Apparently, in this country, friends and relatives of the bride create these beautiful blankets made to bring good luck- sewing each sequin by hand!  Amazing!  

I think I may want one these...Mom and friends, you have time though ;)

What do you think of this type of wedding ritual?

Blogging last year: Meet my dogs


What I'm Wearing Wednesday: St. Patty's Parade

Every year, my friends and I look forward to the Southie St. Patrick's Day parade. Last year, it was monsoon-like rain, but this year, it was a perfect, sunny, pre-spring day.  Everyone wore their green best... I am wearing:
  • Boston Celtics t-shirt
  • Juicy Couture green, velour hoody
  • J Brand jeans
  • Shamrock socks from Old Navy
  • Converse limited-edition Frida Kahlo sneakers
  • St. Patty's day paraphernalia: beads, tattoos, pin
Happy Wednesday!


The best cookie. Ever.

Over the weekend, my roommate and I baked cookies and not just any other cookie- a Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookie. Aka heaven in a bite!

The recipe is very easy.  All you need is cookie batter (homemade or we bought a big tub from BJ's) and Oreos.  You take the batter and "sandwich" the Oreo.  We experimented with sizes, and while they didn't come out exactly like the ones on Becky Bakes, they were still delicious!

We want to next experiment dipping Oreos in brownie batter.

Blogging last year: Just dance


Friday Faves: For Japan

This week's Friday Faves is dedicate to ways you can help out to donate and help Japan. Check out these posts of bloggers spreading the word.  Enjoy your weekend :)


Sponsor intro: Ici Fashion

Introducing a new sponsor to La vie...J'aime: Ici Fashion!  From fun accessories, to flirty tops, to cute dresses, Ici Fashion has it all for the modern fashionista on a recessionista budget.  

Some of my fave items....
halter dress

Show some love to my first sponsor and visit their site! Ici Fashion has a promotion starting tomorrow March, 18 through March 20- enter 15TW and receive 15% off! 

Email me for sponsor info if interested


Collage: green

Top R: image via Bright Bazaar
Middle top: cupcake via Pinterest
Middle bottom: Hunter boot via CUSP
Bottom L: image via A Diary of Lovely
Bottom middle top: clutch via Banana Republic
Bottom middle bottom: Kenneth Jay Lane earrings via Zappos
Bottom R: image via Pinterest

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


What I'm Wearing Wednesday

Happy (rainy) Wednesday!  Anyone else think this week is crawling by slowly? 
Pic taken with my iPhone...get a glimpse of my childhood bedroom at my mom's
I am wearing:
  • Anlo skinny jeans
  • Black Mossimo tshirt from Target
  • Halogen Nordstrom cardy
  • Yellow stud earrings
  • Joie black, suede boots
 What are you wearing today? 


Les chaussures de Manet

The ultimate in shoe + art... I am amazed by the detail and beauty of these hand painted one-of-a-kind shoes
For $335, they can be yours.  Etsy really has it all, doesn't it?

Found via Pinterest


In bloom

iPhone pic by me
With this weekend's spring forward time change, the days are longer, nights are brighter, and soon, all of the snow that dumped on Boston the past 3 months will be just a distant memory. Warmer temperatures are in the forecast and inspired by the Paper Source's spring catalog cover, I am dying to get my hands on some of these blooming beauties...
Minkpink blazer at Shop Bop

Floral tulle mini at J.Crew

Chiffon dress @ Macy's

The Poppy at Emersonmade (still on my wish list from xmas)

Bead floral hair pins at Forever 21

Mossimo Supply Co. cross body bag at Target


Friday Faves

Way down Yonder in New Orleans @ From Me to You & Blue Bayou @ Cupcakes and Cashmere
Loved both these ladies photos from Mardi Gras.

DIY paperweight @ Hither & Tither
Another cool DIY idea for me to add to my list.

Paris Black and Gold @ Little Brown Pen
J'adore this series of photos. Click link for more.

style inspiration: sexy scallops @ this is glamorous
Pretty summer inspiration.

Have a lovely "spring forward" weekend :)
PS: Don't forget about the Odyssa 25% off discount!