Inspiration by Ralph Lauren F/W 2010.  

Hat, dress, jacket, H&M; sunshades, Oliver Peoples; belt, Ralph Lauren; turtleneck, Zara


Shoes, Steve Madden; Leggings, Zara; Jacket, vintage; Shirt, Elizabeth & James; Sunnies, Oliver Peoples; Necklace, vintage

I've been noticeably neglectful to my blog lately but life has just been so excruciatingly busy as of late.  It seems that fate has intervened and brought me the most perfect opportunity for my dream dwelling.  Will give more details later.  And the Mister has employed my professional services on a complete restaurant renovation.  Not that you would know it from my posts because fashion outranks design on this blog, but my field is interior design. If I can meld the two eventually life will be most sweet.  The above shoes have become my current favorite.

P.S.  No matter how high quality the resolution of my pictures are, they are coming out much more grainy on blogger.  Anyone have any advice?


Clockwise from top left:
1. Equipment Sage Military Blouse
2. Versace Metal Skirt
3. Nightcap Poncho tee
4. Proenza Schouler shoe
5. Malene Birger lattice necklace
6. Siwy denim shorts
7. Pepe Harem trousers
8. Haute Hippie racerback tank dress
9. Stella McCartney sheer silk shirt
10. Torn by Ronny Kobo Tracy Cheetah wave tee


Shoes, Steve Madden; Skirt, Urban Outfitters; Blazer F21; Shirt, Zara; Bag, vintage

Lace and lattes. What more could one ask for?


Jacket, Free People; Dress, H&M; Sandals, Simply Vera Wang; Scarf, Target; Sunshades, Oliver Peoples

I realize you can't always win but that does not stop me from being annoyed when the Organic Cotton dress that came out with the Garden Collection that I bought for $20 is reduced down to $10 the next week.  Or that the movie Greenberg that I was so psyched to see is such a major disappointment that I want  my two hours back. (p.s. Jennifer Jason Leigh, you should have retired after Fast Times At Rigdemont High) My silver lining is that those Simply Vera Wang sandals satisfied my craving for the Chloe cuffed sandals and my wallet.  


Jacket, Elie Tahari; Scarf, old; tshirt & skirt, Urban Oufitters; Wedges, Jessica Simpson; Bracelet, vintage; Sunnies, Tom Ford

I have been searching forever for the perfect black long, mermaid style skirt and I found it.  Only it's not a skirt. I excitedly glanced this piece on the rack from across the room at Urban Outfitters only to discover upon closer inspection that it was in fact a dress.  Not to be deterred, I tried it on as I intended to wear it and was thrilled to be walking without with a dual purpose item. (Although I think the fitting room attendant was eyeing me a bit suspiciously when I accidentally locked myself out after coming into the hallway to look in the mirror, thinking that there was no skirt in the store that looked like that, or else "hey, she better buy that dress because she's probably stretching out the top wearing it like that".) I felt a bit like a geisha walking around today taking tiny steps due to the narrow constriction at the bottom.


Shirt, Madewell; Dress, Mossimo; Necklace, Vintage; Belt, Linea Pelle; Shoes, Jeffrey Campbell

I take comfort over any other trait when it comes to errand running days.  And cut my own bangs day.  Feeling comfy is like having a security blanket in case you make a mistake.



Shorts, shirt, Zara; Watch, Nixon; Bandeau, urban Outfitters; Shoes, Via Spiga; Sunnies, Mossimo; Bracelet, Sears

Perseverance pays people, it pays!  A few weeks ago while in NYC, I paid a quick visit to Zara on my  way to the train in order to make my dream spring purchase, the brown leather shorts from the Spring lookbook.(Unfortunately, Philadelphia Zara doesn't get the really supreme stuff, boo hiss.)  Anyway, I rushed in and asked the first sales clerk I encountered where the shorts were. She nonchalantly informed me they had sold out.  I couldn't even comprehend this possibility, I was stupefied.  My mind couldn't take no for answer and so I hastily decided to make myself  a bona-fide pain in the ass  and accosted every sales associate in the store, (of course, out of eyesight of the one before lest they think I was crazy) and asked all the same exact question.  Well guess what, CHA-CHING!  On my last try, a Zara employee savior pulled out a secret pair in my size that were the last ones in the store.  I could've planted a big wet one right on her lips but I restrained myself not wanting to be kicked out without my shorts. And the moral is... if at first you don't succeed, try, try again... and again...and again.
And this is my favorite vampy lipstick, Nars in Fast Ride.  Not too cakey, smudgey and just dark enough. 
Photo: Nitrolicious


Dress, Free People; Belt, old?; Shoes, Zara; Bracelets, misc; Sunshades, vintage Foster Grants

Have you ever had Ciao Bella Gelato in Maple Gingersnap?  It's heaven in a carton.  I went way beyond my one serving last night. It those times that make me heart you pilates teacher.
I love these new shoes from Zara but I feel so unstable. Definitely a pair of ankle twisters.  


Jumper, BCBG; Shoes, Michael Kors; Necklaces, vintage; left bracelet, vintage; right bracelets, Amrita Singh; sunshades, Tom Ford

I could play, eat, sleep, drink, laugh, cry, jump, roll, hiccup, run, think, crawl, hide, cheer, whistle,  and dream in this gossamer jumpsuit.


Shirt & skirt, Urban Outfitters; Sandals, Steve Madden; Sunshades, Tom Ford; Necklace, vintage

Earlier this week I was wrapped up in fur and yesterday I was sporting a short skirt and sandals, Mother Nature on menopause?  It was glorious nonetheless and made me itch like crazy for summer.  This weekend I get to have a little taste as we are heading to the beach for the Easter holiday!  Nothing like the beach in early spring when the days are warm and the nights are crisp cool and blankets might be necessary.  Hope you all have a happy Easter!


Pants, Zara; Blazer, Zara; Shirt, See by Chloe; Shoes, F21; Sunshades, Cheapies

Pairing this librarian-ish blazer with leather pants made it not feel so, well...librarian-ish. However, not the perfect outfit to wear to a home inspection.  As we were clomping about the yard my five inch heels were sinking 3 inches into the mud.  Much to my amusement, the lively little fireplug of an inspector informed that he didn't think he'd ever had anyone show up to one of his inspections in leather pants.  He said thank goodness it was me and not him or everyone would have run screaming.  I say... you should dress how YOU want.


Necklace, Madewell; Ring, LuShae Jewelry; Blazer, vintage; Tank, F21; Nail polish, Sally Hansen Jumpin Jade

Wicked rain drove me indoors today and as you can sooooo obviously see I have not yet mastered the tricky art of indoor photography therefore I give you the highlights of today's ensemble. I received an insanely cool ring courtesy of the generous folks over at  LuShae Jewelry that I wore alongside this fringy gold necklace that I was shocked to find hanging on the wall of  Madewell.  LuShae has a garden variety of necklaces, earrings, and pendants but it was the rings that tickled my fancy most. Utterly delighted was I when I opened the little box to see that the ring was even better in person than on the website,  as we all know isn't always the case.  These little beauties below made it a tough choice... but give me a new purchase to look forward to.


Shirt, Ralph Lauren; Jacket, White House, Black Market; Jeans, Paige; Boots, Via Spiga; Sunnies, Tom Ford; Bracelets, too many to name
There's something vaguely satisfying about the clanking of bracelets as you move throughout the day. I checked out the Liberty of London items at Target today, not so excited as I thought I'd be.  Surely some cute little prints  but nothing that screamed for me to take it home, excepting 1 blue floral demi brassiere. I picture it peeking out from underneath a button down white shirt.
I could blend into this dining room today. (Arch Digest Home Show)