October 31, 2014

Weekly Roundup: October 31, 2014


And just like that, we're back to the weekend. Thank goodness. This pic sums up what I'd like my weekend to entail: jeans, relaxed tee and bed. True comfort right there. Alas, I'll be ignoring Halloween, exercising and enjoying a marathon or two (continuing my binge watching of SOA and then cheering on runners at the actual marathon). It's all about balance. Ha! Have a good one!

Loved this LOOK to get a faux cape style.

What the WORLD EATS. No surprise that the US leads in sugar and fat.

A BLANKET SCARF in a number of colors and at a great pricepoint. And ANOTHER one I love.

Harry Potter HUMOR. Oh, and he also killed it on JIMMY this week.


And CHEESE anything. Yes!


I need all these MUGS.


In the market for a new place? I found the perfect APARTMENT.

Add THIS to your Christmas list. And THESE. Swoon.

Finding THIS absolutely hilarious.

Get Fit: Swerve Fitness

Always up for trying a new class, I was thrilled when I won classes to SWERVE FITNESS at the WELL & GOOD BICOASTAL BIATHLON. New to the concept of a team setup and to have average scores on screens during the class, I was slightly put off and full of questions. How hard would I actually push myself? Would I really like this?

October 30, 2014

The Look...For Less: Chloé Scalloped Ballet Flat

The CHLOÉ FLATS for slightly under $500 OR saving $340 and heading to J.CREW? I'll save, that way I can buy a dress, sweater, and maybe some pants...But that's just my opinion.

October 29, 2014

October 2014 Beauty Finds

October 28, 2014

Interior Inspired: Cupcakes & Cashmere Living Room

The reveal of CUPCAKES & CASHMERE'S living room designed by AMBER INTERIORS this summer was one of my favorites. Drawn to the simple yet very inviting California-cool living room, I knew this was a look I needed to recreate with some budget-friendly options.

October 27, 2014

Kiehl's Scent

A classic scent that is masculine, woodsy and quite alluring. Whenever I wear this I always get asked "What are you wearing?" or I'm told "You smell great." Well, thanks go out to the KIEHL'S MUSK ESSENCE OIL. This oil lasts for hours, in fact, I love when I catch a whiff of it when I'm at work and life is dragging (normally around 3pm), and it makes you feel sexy without having to wear a short, tight dress. It's the little things people., come on.

October 24, 2014

The Weekly Roundup: October 25, 2014

Image found via PINTEREST
HOW TO APPLY NAIL POLISH. In picture form.



Things you PUT UP WITH in NYC.

October 23, 2014

The Look...For Less: SoHo Leather Disco Bag

The GUCCI SOHO LEATHER DISCO BAG seen everywhere this season can be yours OR you can save a few hundred and go with the GIGI NEW YORK MADISON CROSSBODY. Whichever option you choose, both are sure to look great dressed up or down. Either bag is also a great option to take with you on a trip - small enough to fit in your carry-on, yet large enough to carry your essentials as you wander around a new city.

October 22, 2014

Think Pink

Shop all of these gorgeous products this month and a percentage of the proceeds go to various Breast Cancer Research funds. Never a better reason than to think pink!

October 21, 2014

Get Fit: Well & Good Bicoastal Biathlon

This past Saturday I was lucky enough to snag a ticket to the WELL & GOOD BICOASTAL BIATHLON here in NYC. The event consisted of back-to-back fitness classes at eight of the hottest studios in NYC, with proceeds going to GIRLS ON THE RUN. Due to the unique offering of classes and a limited number of tickets available, the event sold out in minutes.

October 20, 2014

Gray Malin x Jill Rosenwald

Take two talented artists, GRAY MALIN and JILL ROSENWALD, put them together and what do you have? A beautiful COLLABORATION. Inspired by the umbrellas in Gray's A LA PLAGE series, the two put their creative heads together and came up with a collection that includes trays (wahoo!), vases, a lamp and even dog bowls. The items from this collection are sure to make a statement in any home.

October 17, 2014

Weekly Roundup: October 17, 2014

I snapped this photo last weekend with my iPhone and am mesmerized by it. It looks so fake, no? Hoping more of this beauty can be found in this weekend as well. Tonight I'm heading to the MADELINE exhibit with my Mom before it closes and tomorrow I'm attending the WELL & GOOD BICOASTAL BIATHLON. Here we go team Row & Plyo! Have a great weekend!

Might have to try this DIY.

Not surprised by THIS. What I'd really love to know is who the heck is handling their marketing and PR and approving this stuff? Palm to face.

October 15, 2014

Scenes From Mystic, CT

A gloomy Saturday was well spent this past weekend wandering around Old Mystic Seaport. Since the weather was such a let down, the turnout for Chowder Days was weak and the Seaport was almost deserted. But, have no fear, when you're with 2 of your close girlfriends and 1 husband, you're still in for a good time and lots of laughs. I hadn't been to Mystic in years, so it was fun to wander around the slightly eerie streets and despite the weather, snap some photos.

October 14, 2014

Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

It's that time of year again - time for the SHOPBOP FRIENDS AND FAMILY SALE. With code FAMILY25 you can scoop up all of the fun things you've been eyeing for 25% off now through October 16th! Check out what I've been eyeing below and happy shopping!


I wandered by ENVIRONMENT on Bowery the other night and fell in love. Lately I have been very drawn to reclaimed wood pieces, so this was right up my alley. Sustainable design meets sophisticated style - when can I move in?

All images via ENVIRONMENT.

October 13, 2014

Columbus Day Sales


PIPERLIME 20% off the entire site with code FALL20.

J.CREW 30% off full-price styles and extra 40% off final sale styles with code WEEKENDPLANS.

J.CREW FACTORY 50% off site wide.

GAP Up to 40% off your entire order with code NEWOUTFIT.

BANANA REPUBLIC 30% off the entire site with code BRTHANKYOU.

CLUB MONACO Extra 30% off sale + extra 40% off clearance. Online only with code FALLSALE.


SERENA & LILY 20% off with code LIKEFAMILY.

October 10, 2014

Weekly Roundup: October 10, 2014

I've got the perfect long, fall weekend lined up and I couldn't be more excited. I'm heading back home to CT today and plan on spending some time with friends, family and my dog. CHOWDER FEST on Saturday followed by some time at the vineyard. What could be more perfect? Fattening food and booze, sign me up!

SATC 3? Yes please.

I've been on an eggplant kick lately, so THIS looks delicious.

A great article on MILLENNIALS WORKING FOR PURPOSE. Seriously, read it.

Elements of Style NYC Book Signing

I LOVE the ELEMENTS OF STYLE BLOG so when I heard Erin Gates would be in town signing her book - ELEMENTS OF STYLE - I jumped on the chance to attend. I know, 2 book signings in one week. Wow. But this was different. Erin has taken her blog so far and she serves as such an inspiration to me and meeting her was the icing on the cake. She is so down to earth and so gorgeous (that outfit was amazing!) and her husband, Andrew, is a riot.

October 9, 2014

The Kitchn Cookbook Signing

It's hard to pinpoint when my cookbook obsession started, but it's safe to say that when I graduated and started working at a small publishing house things really got underway. I was mesmerized by the amount of work that went into producing a cookbook - the writing of original recipes, recipe trials (yum!), and of course the photos that looked good enough to eat. Months later when the book was finally published, I loved flipping through the pages to admire the work. It was during this time that I became a fan of the blog THE KITCHN, so when I heard the cookbook was going to be released with a launch party in NYC, I jumped on the chance to attend.

October 8, 2014

Brand Love: Everlane

Last week, as evidenced HERE, I was invited to the EVERLANE showroom in NYC to celebrate the launch of their highly anticipated WOMEN'S LOAFER. I've long been a fan of the brand, but it's safe to say that after this trip I've become obsessed.

October 7, 2014

Get: The Classic Tote

By now you know that I love puppies, bowls and trays, and bags. Lots of bags. What I feel my handbag collection is lacking though is a classic tote. The classic tote is perfect for any occasion - work, travel, or everyday use - and is big enough to pack all of your essentials in.

October 3, 2014

Weekly Roundup: October 3, 2014

It's October already, say WHAT?!? While the year is flying by, the same can not be the same for this past week. It has been absolutely dragging so I'm quite ready for the weekend. I've got a 60th anniversary celebration happening for my grandparents (side note, they're the cutest) and heading to the Giants game on Sunday. Hope you're up to something fun!

Holy hell. Can we admire this CAKE?!?!

Kids can be insulting, but this VIDEO is hilarious.

The perfect LBD and a cute everyday alternative in TUNIC form.

October 1, 2014

Zara Scarves

I previously wrote about my love for all things ZARA this season HERE and the SCARVES this season are no exception. As the weather starts to get chilly, the one thing I love is bundling up in a large soft scarf. The ones from ZARA are perfect to do so - they're oversized and SUPER soft. With so many I love this season I'm not sure how I'll choose just one.

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