February 18, 2012

partying with the littles

I had the pleasure of taking Gianna to one of my bestest friends daughters 5th birthday party today. We played, laughed and of course, ate. I'm glad I snapped these pics before leaving, as I came home totally covered in pink icing from the Barbie cake!

Chambray shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Gap
Tank: H&M
Boots: Steve Madden
Bracelets: Forever 21 & Pandora
Earrings: Magpie


Fade Cropped Pipe Skinny Jeans - AllSaints

February 17, 2012

friday at the office

A day from hell from the moment Phoebe the devil cat knocked a vase of flowers down on the dining table at 4:30 am and water went gushing everywhere. I'm grateful I chose a yellow shirt for today - the only bright spot (physically or figuratively).

Yellow shirt: Aritizia ($17.50!)
Tank: F21
Jeans: William Rast via Holt Renfrew
Booties: Jeffrey Campbell pixie zip wedge via Shopbop
Bracelets/Ring on right arm: our silver-selling buddy Philippe on the beach in Puerto Vallarta
Bracelets/Watch on left arm: Fossil, Pandora and The Chains of Love
...and rockin' my cool new B&G tortoiseshell glasses 

February 16, 2012



thursday at the office

Leather Jacket: Danier
Blouse: Roadtrip
Pants: Citizens of Humanity Ava low rise straight leg in blue via Aritzia
Shoes: Aldo
Necklace: via Jen from Mexico

spring tease

I hear the snow melting and can see a little patch of grass appearing! I know its all a tease as we have at least another month of cold and snow storms. Dirt on my rain boots is always welcome because it means we've been out enjoying the warmth with lots of walks and playing in puddles.
Unrelated question: I need a new red lipstick...mine is dry and gross. Any suggestions?

You can't see these earrings in the pics, and the detail is just so pretty I had to show you.

Jeans: American Eagle
Sweater: Gap
Socks: Ardene
Boots: Hunters via Trustfund
Earrings: Magpie

February 15, 2012


Dip dye

I have a thing for anything dip dyed. I was going to do this treatment on the white curtains in my dressing room but decided to forgo it until we build the new house. I have noticed lots of dip dyed clothing in my internet travels so I thought I'd feature some. My favourites are by far the Zara pieces (at the end of the post, after the jump).




Nordstrom - Elizabeth and James

Nordstrom - Tommy Bahama


Crash and Burn










not a cardigan

I didn't dare wear a cardigan today for fear of Kim's comments! Just jokes, I don't care that I'm a cardigan whore. They conceal all the flabby bits, and I feel great wearing them. That's what counts. And I guess I deserve the comments after mocking her repeatedly for her love of all things spikey (seriously...what's up with that?).

Blouse, Necklace, Bracelet & Ring: Forever 21
Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger
Boots: Aldo

February 14, 2012


OMG this leather jacket with studs from Zara is HOT!!!!!!

the perfect black bootie

I do not own a basic black bootie. I have a flat, suede with spikes, and a motorcycle style. Neither of which function very well for a classic black bootie. There is one I have had my eye on for months, that has been all over fashion blogland for ages, and has me totally convinced is the PERFECT black bootie.

This lovely specimen is Acne's Pistol Boot. (Top one via Net-a-Porter, bottom via Gravity Pope). It is the perfect heel height (2") perfect sole thickness, the little tassel on the side is a cute feature and it's just beeootiful. Unfortunately it runs about $570. That is like a sword through my heart. If I didn't want to wreck my house and build a much larger new one this spring, I'd have these in the palm of my hands right now, and I'd be stroking them whilst singing sweet little love songs. And goddammit my birthday isn't until August. To get my mind off of these beauties, I went searching around the internet for something even remotely awesome. I found some....but they aren't the pistol boot.... (note: some of these are suede but I really hate buying suede footwear as they don't fair so well in slush/snow/salt)

Gravity Pope - Fluevog

Pixie Market - Bronx

Gravity Pope - Dr. Martens

Pixie Market - Cassette Society

Shopbop - Ash

Gravity Pope - d. co copenhagen

LuLu's - Steve Madden

Nasty Gal - Jeffrey Campbell

Shopbop - Steve Madden

Shopbop - Dolce Vita

Solestruck - Dolce Vita

Solestruck - Rachel Comey
Solestruck - Sam Edelman

I did just find a pair of boots that are I think at the same level of coolness as the Acne Pistol boot....sadly they're about the same price. But SO FAB. They are Alexander Wang's Anouck chelsea boot.