Friday, October 31, 2014

Dress it Down: Olivia Palermo

I have an obsession with lacy white tops, so when I saw this look on Olivia Palermo, I immediately fell in love with it. It's basically perfect, but a little too dressed up for my life (I have a very casual life-not much call for little white lace dresses!). Later I happened to be looking around on Aritzia when I spotted a lace top that seemed like a dead ringer for Olivia's dress. It gave me the idea to take the concept that she executed to perfection, and create a dressed down version of it that's more in alignment with my lifestyle:
Top | Pants (on sale!) | Sunglasses | Tote (on sale!) | Flats

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween! Don't eat as much candy as I ate last night...still shaking off a bit of a candy hangover. 
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Photo Essays: Gapstow Bridge

Gapstow Bridge in Central Park was looking lovelier than ever the other week when I popped in on my way downtown for a lunch date. As per usual, I got so distracted snapping pics that I wound up being late (need to work on that). I imagine that this area of the park will only get lovelier as fall progresses!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On My Wishlist: Kelly Wearstler Pop Bowl

I'm pretty obsessed with a lot (a lot a lot) of Kelly Wearstler's stuff, but this ceramic Pop Bowl is high on my love list. Talk about a conversation piece! It's like some kind of weird glamorous creature from outer space, and I basically can't get enough of it. Here it is in action in Michelle Adams' old NYC apartment: 

And I mean, we don't even have to talk about the fact that this room is just perfect, because everyone already know it. Between the Scalamandre Pyne Hollyhock (which you can see reflected in the mirrored dresser drawers), the leopard lamps, the black and white striped tray, the lucite jewelry holders and even all that fantastic's painfully good. ANYWAY, as you can see Michelle used the bowl as a vase, which is pretty cool. Me, I would just put it smack dab in the middle of my dresser or coffee table and marvel at it each and every day. It happens to be prohibitively expensive, but I'm thinking I might need to just suck it up and start saving my pennies, because seriously. Writing this post has only fueled my obsession. 

image 1 via, images 2 and 3 via Lonny Magazine August 2012

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Browned Butter Pumpkin Bread

Browned Butter Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin isn't a flavor that I typically go nuts for, but what with it being October and the beginning of fall and all, I found myself with a bit of a craving for something pumpkin-y. I turned to my favorite cookbook author and chef Melissa Clark, and found a great recipe for pumpkin bread. It's moist, not overly sweet, and perfect for breakfast or afternoon snacking. Read on for the recipe! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Outfit: Clu Too Ruffled Sweatshirt

Clu Too Ruffled sweatshirt

This is probably one of my favorite outfits ever - it's super comfortable and casual, but still put together. Perfect for a day spent walking around downtown, visiting Chelsea Market to indulge in a few mini doughnuts, and grabbing lunch with my sister at Penelope. Read on for outfit details and more pics!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sugar Paper for Target 2015

Guess what guys...Sugar Paper is back at Target! Their newest collection for the retail store launches on October 28th and will be available for 12 weeks only. We all remember how quickly their first collection for Target sold out, so mark your current calendars, and run, don't walk! These adorable items won't last long and they're sure to get your 2015 started out on the right foot -an organized, and pretty one, that is!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Warby Parker Upper East Side: Part II

As promised, it's Part II of my trip to Warby Parker's Upper East Side retail store (in case you missed it, here's Part I.). It feels so good when a great store comes to the 'hood, I have to admit! I wanted to mention another thing that I think is awesome about the glasses company, in case you weren't aware: Warby Parker has the very cool home try-on program. Here's how it works: you order five pairs of glasses (or sunglasses), that you like from the site. They mail them to you free of charge. You have five days to try them out and see which you like (and which your friends like on you!). You then mail them back (again free of charge), and order the pair that you like from the site. I did it back when I was picking my glasses, and it worked perfectly! I wound up with a pair that I loved, and it was all risk-free. I definitely recommend it. Now back to the Upper East Side store: 


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