Boho Chic // 5 Tips

army green maxi tank dress and suede fringe belt (sold at FJ Boutique) // gold bangle bracelets (sold here) I remember being invited to a shopping night for a little boutique in Corbin Park a few years ago (was it only last year?!) and so I picked out cute boho chic summer top, paired it […]

5 Tips // Cake + Fresh Fruits

I was making strawberry shortcakes for an afternoon snack lunch and I couldn’t help but be reminded of how naive I was when we registered for our wedding.  I ended up with drawers full of cool tools that I never used.  Over the past (almost 15!) years, and lots of trial and error, I’ve found […]

Prom Dress // 5 Tips

It’s Prom Dress season here in suburbia (when is it not, really?) There is nothing more rewarding than guiding my youngest clients through the sea of never-ending homecoming and prom dresses, to see their eyes light up when they have found the perfect dress (it’s a pre-cursor to wedding dresses, but without the usual tears!)  From strapless […]

Rose Quartz Accents

I love a white eyelet dress now, just as much as I loved them as a little girl . As it’s no longer against the fashion law to wear white between Labor Day and Memorial Day, I’ll be wearing this one for Easter this year (and well into spring and summer.)  I’m not the fashion […]

White Dress

I’ve come to accept a few truths about clothing.  Whites don’t stay very white for long.  Blacks fade.  That’s great for a leather jacket, not so much for a black cotton tee.  I replace white cardigans, jackets, sweaters, socks, you-name-it almost once a year.  Who here hasn’t worn a pair of dingy white socks before? […]

Bruges Belgium

My family and I spent this past summer on holiday in Europe (or as we Americans tend to call it, vacation.)  We took a little roadtrip to Amsterdam (because, hello Holland – which you can read about here) and on the way back detoured through Belgium (because, hello Bruges and hello waffles!)  We found the […]

Rose Lemonade

Several years ago, I tried a slice of Champagne Cake that was being served during a work party. It was Absolutely Fabulous (like the movie!) It was chilled (I don’t know if that was because like champagne, it’s meant to be served chilled or if it simply hadn’t been allowed enough time to properly come […]

Pom – Poms

I fell in love with DIY tulle pom-poms a few years ago when my brother got married, and when you apply a similar (but so much simpler!) concept to yarn – well, you get a pretty darn fantastic yarn pom-pom!  I’m going to get wild and crazy (eye roll) and try some multi-color pom-poms this year. […]

Sporty Sneakers

Cardigans are everything – all year round. Still loving all sweaters Athleta (especially their cashmere!), I’m layering up for cold days with silk tank tops, wool cardigans and cashmere scarves. I’m also still wearing leggings as pants and guess-what-who-cares? These fleece leggings (Athleta tags them as tights) are ev-er-e-thang. Warm, comfy, cozy, fleecy, stretchy goodness […]

Day to Night

I have been against elastic waistbands for most of my life (I don’t think I cared either way as a toddler.)  Elastic waist bands are the anti-fit nemesis to tailoring and expensive clothing.  I mean, has anyone seen an elastic waistband on a Chanel skirt before?!  I’d love to stand by my snobbish snubs towards […]

Boho Chic // 5 Tips

Boho-Chic // 5 Tips We moved in late spring last year and this summer finds my family in a new neighborhood, at new schools, and on new sports teams.  This also finds me, as the mother, now feeling the desperate urge to make friends with everyone.  In an attempt to expedite the friendship making process, […]

Warm Cashmere

Winter weather means armfuls of accessories; scarves, hats, gloves, more scarves, and lots of fur-lined everything.  I usually go neutral with my winter weather accessories, choosing light heather grays in cashmere scarves (this one doubles as a warm shawl/wrap!) and black, black, black.  I know the trend right now is Hunter boots in the snow […]

Black + White

If you’ve been following along (hello if you’re new!), you know I’m business partners with Emily Walters (and Lisa Murie) of TheBlogGuild.com.  Emily has been in the wedding industry for years, as a florist and accessories designer.  She’s basically my secret weapon when it comes to all things floral (and she could be your’s too!)   […]

The Grateful Table

One of my favorite memories from visiting Turkey was an incredible dinner we had late one night in Goreme, bohemian style, after exploring the local museum.  It embodied every part of Turkey that I loved – the casual pace, the simplicity, the art in the variety of mismatched décor.  We sat on the patio, in […]

Spring // Fall Layers

I have loved, loved, loved this dress from Shopbop!  I read a meme once that said mentioned something about maxi skirts being likened unto yoga pants – minus the crotch, naturally.  Sign me up lol!  Shopbop has maybe like, two sales per year and today kicked off their Tiered sale (the more you spend, the […]