Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Love For Stationery

I have always had a great appreciation for a fine piece of stationery. Recently I have been oohing and ahhing every time I encounter one. Beautiful embossing, personalized monograms, fun prints, bold envelope liners and whimsical images all attribute to a great piece that anyone would want to receive. Spruce up your invitations, thank you notes, or just a simple sentiment with these fantastic ideas.

 For Fun
 Kate Spade's From Me To You letterpress is adorned with a darling nostalgic image of bicycles. The striped lined envelope adds a pop of fun.
This fabulous letterpress peacock stationery can be personalized at the top. The bold and funky envelope liner is the perfect compliment, by Kate Spade.

This Letterpress Tandem Bike card is simply perfect for someone you love.

There is nothing that I love more than a simple, yet elegant monogram, adorned on a fine sheet of paper. I love this classic thermographed single lettered Ecruwhite Personalized Note with Monogram (makes for a thoughtful gift too).
These whimsy, vintage images of woodland animals on recycled paper, by Noteify come in a set of 8 (2 butterflies, 2 birds, 2 owls and 2 chickens). I love the colorful envelopes too.

Letterpress notecards with birds come in a set of 10 and are accentuated with khaki envelopes.

For the Kids

These darling Letterpress Elephant Notes are ideal for birth announcements, thank you notes or a even a child's stationery. 

 Paper Collage Printable Monkey Cards are too cute.
I absolutely love these Princess Printable Invitations which are adorned with fantasy-like fairy princesses, perfect for birthdays or stationery.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


 Essential Summer Shift, Anthropologie

The little black dress is one of the most quintessential, versatile and ever so classic items of clothing. 
 The LBD will forever be a fabulous and stylish go-to piece worn for day or night.

The Day

Wear your LBD with white hot sandals, a chunky gold watch, your favorite shades and traveling tote for a warm afternoon outing.

 Ray-Ban aviators, Michael Kors gold watch, Banana Republic sandals and Bottega Veneta leather tote

 At Night

Once the sun sets, vamp up your evening look and pair your LBD with fabulous heels, an ultra femme clutch, your favorite gloss and bangles galore. 

Diane von Furstenberg slingbacks, Piperlime gold bangles, Diani clutch and Nars Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm

Audrey Hepburn, Jennifer Aniston and Blake Lively epitomize the LBD's ever so stylish and timeless quality.

Enjoy the unbelievably understated, yet brimming with loveliness, little black dress!

Monday, May 16, 2011


I know that Summer is still a hop, skip and roughly a mere month away, however, I am anxiously awaiting its arrival.  I love a long summer's day filled with sun drenched afternoons sipping fresh squeezed lemonade and warm evenings with just the slightest cool breeze.  During the summer I tend to feel sea-inspired, switching out my spring table linens to nautical napkins or textural woven placemats.  Also, I strategically place my hurricane candles to give off a fabulous glow and taking out my seasonal shelled accessories is a must.  Pottery Barn is peppered with fabulous finds that make it easy to bring the deep sea indoors.

Image via Pottery Barn

Items via Pottery Barn

I adorn my Illuminations glass clam shell, Maui Coral and Abalone (from a Zoology course) on my living room mantel

How cute is the PB Seahorse pillow on the left?? (the fish is darling too)

This PB pillow says Nautical all over

Even if you are miles from the beach, you can easily bring the  beach to you with these fun and fabulous items. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thanks Beauty Riot!

Anyone who knows me, knows how fond I am of my beloved and oh so versatile denim jacket.  So when Beauty Riot.com asked me to do a little blurb on their website, "I'm Obsessed With My..." it was an obvious choice for me.  I joyfully accepted and assembled three different outfits all around my Levi's denim jacket.

 For the first outfit, I pair my jacket with a belted navy floral dress and black strappy sandals, perfect for a casual dinner or cocktails.

The second outfit is much more laid back as I wear my denim with hunter colored shorts, a black and white thin stripe tank (both  J . Crew), a brown woven leather belt and bronzed sandals.

The third is casual yet sharp. I wear the jacket with white skinny jeans by Madewell, a black silk top and flat red sandals.

 It certainly was fun and exciting doing Beauty Riot's article!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Twinkle Toes

There is something simply fabulous about a shoe that is adorned with a bauble, a jewel or even a sparkle.  A snazzy shoe can instantly vamp up an outfit and can be dressed up or down.  Pair it with your favorite LBD and you are ready for a night out on the town.  For a more relaxed look, wear it with shorts or your best fitted denim and a breezy silk top.

Jeweled Sandal, Ann Taylor Loft

Mumbai Sandal, Charles David

Mystique Jeweled Sandals

Or for the heel in you...

Christian Louboutin

Stuart Weitzman Glitziest T Strap Sandal

Calvin Klein "Olexis" Sandal

These fabulous finds will surely put an extra oomph in your stride.  Who says your feet can't be as dazzling as the rest of you?