Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jessica Alba Inspiration

After seeing Glamour Magazine's tribute to Jessica Alba we can all agree she can pull of so many looks!  Brights, polka dots, pastels, and military styles Jessica looks great in them all.  My favorites are the boyfriend jeans and polka dot sweater and the rainbow skirt balanced with the boyfriend blazer.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekend Snaps

We had friends over, barbequed, and celebrated the opening of Olympics.  It was not a beach weekend, so we drank champagne and watched the Olympic game.  On Sunday, I ran over 5 miles, played mini golf, and then went to a Food Truck Festival.  I wish I was back in London!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Going to the Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale with my mom has been a tradition since I was four.  We would go every year to buy "school clothes" for the upcoming fall.  I always try to buy staples and things I know I will want when the cooler weather approaches.
Sale Price $119 (Reg. $188) Kors Trench with removable lining! 

Sale price $109 (Reg. $169) - So comfortable! 

This year I found a Michael Kors classic black trench that I've been searching for along with Cole Haan wedges, Nike training sneakers, a sweater, and purple lace top.  I usually do much more damage, but these pieces will last me well into the spring.  The sale goes until August 6th, shop now before prices go up!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Purple Haze + Summer lovin'

Purple Haze
Pants: J Crew (on sale!), Nails Essie Pansy, Bracelets: Poshlocket, Charming Charlie

Purple has always been one of my favorite colors.  I had a light purple room growing up and recently starting wearing that same color.  Here are some great dresses and pieces to incorporate purple into your wardrobe.  Above is a peek at my purple denim.

My summer outfits have been casual.  I've been staying cool in lots of colorful dresses, the occasional romper, and colored jeans.  I've been spending my days going to graduate classes, the occasional day or two in NYC, and weekends tanning at the beach.  What I've missed most about blogging during my little hiatus is really pointing out the little things in my day that make me smile. Whether its newly manicured nails, an awesome deal, new recipe, or great restaurant.  

Monday, July 23, 2012

Some Summer Snaps

Sailboat ride on Hudson River
Spontaneous outdoor concert
On our way out
Sailing around
Another summer drink 

the whole world + the work = the whole world
The Highline
NYC Street Window
9/11 Memorial
Summer is flying by between weekends at the beach, master's classes, training for a half marathon, and squeezing in time to see friends I have been a busy bee.  These are some highlights of my summer so far.  As you can see, I have been making a conscience effort to cross off things on my summer bucket list.  Have a great weekend :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Organization: Bracelet Bowls

Bracelets oh my!

Vintage Jewelry Bowls 

With how busy I've been this summer, I love having the jewelry I wear often at my fingertips.  These are the pieces I've been wearing the most lately.  It's so easy having them at an arms length.

   I have had this idea for quite some time, but obtaining the bowls I had in mind was not as easy as I thought.  I searched antique shops followed by Anthropologie, Pottery Barn,and Crate & Barrel.  I surprisingly found these on eBay!  The white bowl is white milk glass from the 1950s.  The clear bowls I bought from an estate sale buyer through eBay.  You never know what you are going to find on there!