August 29, 2014

Weekly Roundup: August 29, 2014

I have no plans this weekend. No. Plans. And I couldn't be happier. After a busy summer, and quite fun I should add, I am looking forward to spending the long weekend in NYC. Getting this done around the apartment, spending time outside, and perhaps knocking a few more things off my LIST. What will you be up to this weekend?

Labor Day Sales Galore

Image found via HERE.
Summer may not be over just yet, but one thing that does have me looking forward to the end of the season are the Labor Day sales. What's better than the opportunity to score pieces you've been coveting all season at great price points? I've rounded up a few sales below that I'll be shopping.

August 28, 2014

August 2014 Beauty Finds

August 2014 Beauty Finds

This month's beauty finds include damage erasing hair care, skin revitalizing and retexturing treatments, and lip colors that flatter your skin tone.

August 27, 2014

Wise Words: How To Write

Not only did one of the greatest Ad Men excel at writing copy for some of the most iconic advertising campaigns, but he was also an encouraging force for those who worked below him. In a memo drafted by David Ogilvy for the management to circulate as they saw fit, circa September 17, 1982, he gives 10 tips on how to write better. Although penned many years ago, this memo is still pretty relevant today.

August 26, 2014

2014 Emmy's Red Carpet

How did you feel about the Emmy's last night? Seth Meyers was an okay host - he started off great and then fizzled and burned in my opinion. The speeches were just "eh." But the gowns were all phenomenal.

Back to School

I may not be heading back to school per se, but these goodies would sure make September a little sweeter.

August 25, 2014

Monday Must Have: Madewell Texturework Sweater

Today's Must Have is from MADEWELL. The TEXTUREWORK SWEATER reminds me of a great sweater I got from there a while back, which I wore to shreds. This looks quite similar so I'm hoping it fits the same way. In addition to this sweater they have a number of cute things I'll be picking up for fall.

August 22, 2014

Weekly Roundup: August 22, 2014

Image via HERE (found HERE).
This week I was super exhausted! I guess it's hard working 4 day weeks (haha). Looking forward to taking it easy this weekend and setting up some fun posts. Have a good one!

The pros and cons of going on a JUICE CLEANSE. Hilarious and so true.

JENNA LYONS beauty routine.

Love these CHEEKY CARDS.

August 21, 2014

The Look...For Less: 3.1 Philip Lim 31 Hour Bag

Any bag by 3.1 PHILIP LIM is an absolute dream and the 31 HOUR BAG is no exception. Oh the things I could pack in here...It would end up weighing the equivalent of a small child. Anyways, you can get a slightly similar look, and I say slightly because the bag by POVERTY FLATS looks similar in color but the size is VERY different. It's actually a small crossbody bag, shocker, and you can probably only fit your phone in it and 1-2 other things. Might be a stretch for a "look for less" but gotta save somewhere. 

August 20, 2014

For The Love Of Trays

It's no secret that I love trays. They're a girl's best friend for organizing or accenting your space - in the bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen, need I go on? Here are a few that caught my eye.

August 19, 2014

Anthropologie Shoes

For a limited time only, all shoes at ANTHROPOLOGIE are 20% off. Here are some of my that caught my eye for the months ahead...

Go: Cruise

The New York skyline never ceases to amaze me. Have you ever taken a cruise around the city? I know, it sounds like a typical touristy thing to do, but it gives you a chance to take in the beauty of New York and see the sights from a different perspective...the water. I encourage you to get out there on the next nice day and take it all in. You won't regret it. Take a look at these beautiful shots from a recent work outing.

August 18, 2014

Get Fit: Uplift Triathalon

After spending an entirely too long hiatus from the gym, let's face it I was thoroughly enjoying my summer, I needed to get back in the swing of things and actually try to workout again. Enter UPLIFT STUDIOS with their Uplift Triathlon. Now, I've been to Uplift before so I sort of knew what I was in for but I didn't realize what a challenge 3 classes in 1 would really be. And what a challenge it was.

Monday Must Have: RH Oviedo Leather Chaise

You may remember from THIS POST that pieces from RESTORATION HARDWARE are what I dream of one day filling my house with. One of my favorite pieces after my most recent visit was this chair. It's perfect. I love it so much I told my boyfriend I would sell my soul for it. It may be just a tad to big for the area I have designated for it in my living room, but it would be such a nice piece to own (and lounge on or curl up on with a nice book or just admire the soft texture of the leather). That's why it's today's Monday Must Have. It's even on sale at RESTORATION HARDWARE.

August 15, 2014

Weekly Roundup: August 15, 2014

After coming back from a fantastic trip to NORTH CAROLINA, this weekend started on a low note. Sad news in the public sphere was followed by even more sad news from friends. It's times like this that remind you just how precious life is and that you should never truly take anything for granted, or anyone for that matter. Not the most upbeat Friday note, but here's to hoping next week starts off a little more positive.

This business profile on REBECCA ATWOOD.

Adding this JACKET to my list for fall.

SUBWAY PERFORMERS may sometimes surprise you.

August 14, 2014

Inspired By: Caroline de Maigret

I came across Caroline de Maigret in an issue of Porter Magazine a few months back and was instantly drawn to her style. Very French, simple, and considered a CHANEL muse, she has me inspired to streamline my own closet. Get her look below.

August 13, 2014

Scenes from North Carolina

To put it bluntly, after coming back from an awesome weekend in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, going back to work sucked. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great, but when you're visiting one of your best friends, weather plays a minor part in setting the tone for the weekend. Time spent with good friends always guarantees A LOT of laughs, a ton of eating and drinking, and zero sleep. This combination, and perhaps the slower pace of life and just how nice people are (and pretty much every other trait that New Yorkers lack), leaves me contemplating a move every time I come back. Maybe one day it will happen? Until then, I'll settle for visiting every few months.

August 12, 2014

The Look...For Less: Helmut Lang Draped Skirt

When I saw the HELMUT LANG version of the skirt it instantly appealed to me. The draping and the fact that it is sexy in a subtle way make it a perfect piece to own for summer. But the price really didn't do it for me since there isn't much to it. SO, when I saw the ZARA version my mouth dropped. It's literally the same piece, no? Personally, I love how it's styled with a simple white t-shirt, but how would you wear this?

August 11, 2014

Monday Must Have: Pom Pom Pouf

Today's Monday Must-Have is the POM POM POUF from WEST ELM. Would love to incorporate one of these into my apartment. I think I'm drawn to the grey/teal. How about you?

August 8, 2014

Weekly Roundup: August 8, 2014


I'm back on vacation, yes again. But this trip involved flying to see one of my best friends in North Carolina. Since I don't get to see her all the time (we try for at least once a year), I'm looking forward to a few days away hanging with her, her hubby, and their cute pups. Have a great weekend!

Want this RING.

Ever wondered how long CONDIMENTS last? Fear no more.


August 7, 2014

Make: Goat Cheese and Zucchini Frittata

Yes, it does sort of look like a pizza, but it's actually a tasty GOAT CHEESE AND ZUCCHINI FRITTATA. I made this for a late lunch this past Sunday and couldn't have been happier. It will definitely be a recipe I go back to for say, a boozy brunch? Give the recipe a try below.

August 6, 2014

Otte Ellen Dress


The OTTE ELLEN DRESS is an incredibly versatile piece to own that I have been coveting for quite some time. Perfect to dress up or down AND it comes in a number of gorgeous colors and prints. I love how the bloggers style this dress below and will surely be adding one to my closet soon. Let me know how you would style this piece.

August 5, 2014

Make: Quick and Light Quinoa Bowls

Tight on time? This is a quick recipe to whip up for a delicious, light meal.

Ikat Jacket

Ikat Jacket
Monday's outfit, referenced HERE, revolved around the jacket, a bargain I found at Anthropologie a few weeks ago. Great with jeans or a casual dress. How would you style it?

August 4, 2014

Restoration Hardware Greenwich, CT

RESTORATION HARDWARE recently moved locations on Greenwich Avenue and took over the old Post Office, and my what a transformation. I was a fan of the store before, but the new space left me speechless. The interiors are all gorgeous and left me feeling inspired to one day mimic this decor in my own home. Until then, I'll refer to these pictures and dream of my house with high ceilings, wood accents, and sinkable leather couches.

Monday Must Have: Olivia Shopper

A buttery, leather slouchy bag? Perfect for this week's must-have! Think of all the stuff you can fit in this baby...Which color would you get? I'm partial to the saddle, but the ivory is nice too!

August 1, 2014

Weekly Roundup: August 1, 2014


A short week, but nonetheless I am VERY happy it's Friday. This weekend will bring forth another short week before I jet off to North Carolina to visit one of my best friends. So yes, that means more vacation for me!

These THAI CHICKEN LETTUCE CUPS might have to be one of my next recipes to try.

Some cool ways to jazz up your ICE CUBES.

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