Friday Faves

DIY Painted Pumpkins @ Creature Comforts
Something different from the typical carving of pumpkins..check out the entire DIY.

Emotional baggage tote @ Design for Mankind
Just love this.

Fall Style @ A Spot of Whimsy
Now I am ready to put away the summer clothes...

Santorini Wedding @ Style Me Pretty
Beautiful, amazing, envy-worthy!

Harvest Party @ exPress-o
Cute fall-themed collage with recipes.

Pumpkin bread pudding @ Cupcakes and Cashmere
Love pumpkin. Love bread pudding. Must make.

Can you believe it's the last day of September? Enjoy your October weekend! I am celebrating 2 friends' birthdays Saturday night and packing for my work trip to wine country! I have a few guest posts lined up.  Have a good week!


Wear It Now: NYFW Spring/Summer 12

You don't have to wait 'til next year to show your love for upcoming trends featured at the NYFW Spring/Summer '12 shows. Here are a few ways to wear the upcoming looks in fall '11.

J.Crew | Joie top & skirt

All runway looks via


What I'm Wearing Wednesday: VT rehearsal dinner

Friday's wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner was held on site at the Stowe Mountain Lodge. It was an Indian summer type night with muggy, warm air. After a quick rehearsal of walking down the aisle, the bride's future in-laws hosted a nice evening of food, drinks, mingling, and watching a slideshow of the happy couple. We ended the night with a drink at the bar, before heading to bed to rest up for the big day!

Here's what I wore:
  • J.Crew striped top
  • Borrowed Loft skirt
  • Nine West wedges
  • Lulu frost pink heart earrings from Gilt

practicing her walk down the aisle

rehearsal dinner site

happy couple!

Bridal party & bride

me and bridesmaid Jo


Weekend scenes: wedding in Vermont

Wedding morning at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Bridesmaids gift bags- with a necklace, bridesmaids case, pashmina, and these inside!

Beautiful bouquets

Bride & bridesmaids shoes and wedding dress & veil

One last cheers before heading to the ceremony

Walking down the aisle...

My mom and I at cocktail hour

Some of the wedding party

Table setting

Walking out for their first dance


A memorable bathroom trip... (thanks mom for this pic! haha)

The bride and I at the reception.

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. L!


Show Some Shoulders

pics via

A strong shouldered trend is emerging as the weather changes from summer to fall. At recent events, Katie Holmes (in Calvin Klein), Lea Michele (in Michael Kors), and Kate Bosworth wore halter dresses, but with a twist. I tried to think of a way to describe the neckline and came up with "racerfront" (from racerback but it's in the front).  I love this spin on the traditional halter, and it's so flattering in various colors and fabrics.  I found a few options to show some shoulders in everyday life.

Sexy curves from Forever 21

Classic modern from Nordstrom

Conservative chic from Marc by Marc Jacobs at Bluefly


Friday Faves

Black &White @ Fashion Cappuccino
This makes me want to go back to the basics.

Love it or Leave it: Layered Bracelets @ La Dolce Vita
Love, love it.

Inspiration Board #39: Mint Green, Blush & Poppy Red @ Green Wedding Shoes
Pretty collage and color combo for early fall.

Closet & Casa with Boo the dog @ Oh Joy!
In a word: Boo! PS: jealous he met Tory...

Vodka Infused Cherry Tomatoes @ With Style & Grace
Fun idea for a cocktail party.

Today I love...the night sky @ Oh So Beautiful Paper

Happy weekend! I am off to Vermont for my final bridemaid duty- the future Mrs. L's wedding! Stowe or bust :)


Hipstamatic snapshots

View of Boston from a roof deck

Cute shop in Edgartown, MV

Pirates at Kenny Chesney

View from the A's rehearsal dinner

Beautiful flowers for Mrs. A's day

Very cool hotel room in DC...

and the lobby too!

Rooting on the Orange at our official bar.

Strolling through JP with my brother.

A quote I liked from the book I am reading on my Kindle.