Lust List: July

The start of July always feels a bit odd to me. It’s the real summer kickoff yet I feel as if I’ve been celebrating for 6 weeks. Bright colors and fun accessories are my main focus this month to pair with crisp whites and deep blues. Getting organized is also a main focus– owning my … Continue reading

Things That Sparkle

Elizabeth Taylor once said, “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” — I ¬†would have to say, “Pour yourself a drink, put on something sparkly, and pull yourself together.” I come from a long line of jewelry hoarders. For as long as I can remember, my grandmother Helen never took … Continue reading

In Flight

After 5 years of incredibly frequent LAX -> BOS flights, I’ve got the airport routine down pat: Don’t check luggage. Don’t wear a belt. Slip-on shoes only. Bring a spare pair of cozy socks. Drink tons of water. Wear cozy layers. Light jacket always. iPad stocked with movie rentals & TV shows. Angry Birds is … Continue reading

Friday Favorites

Fun gold and pink accessories for a casual Friday night movie and pizza date at Pizzeria Mozza. I’m especially excited to use this fun clutch from Pineapple Grove— complete with my future monogram. Early morning coffee on the deck is the perfect wake up and reminder that life is really good. When things get busy, … Continue reading

Mint & Blush

Pastels have been a muse for many Spring and Summer fashion and home collections for good reason. The cool minty hue paired with a warmer blush tone is a wonderful contrast and great way to add some less obtrusive color to your wardrobe. I’m a personal fan of J Crew’s mint jeans and love the … Continue reading

Viva Las Bachelorette Style

In just a few short weeks I will be in Las Vegas with my bridal party celebrating in bachelorette fashion. While I have no idea what is being planned for the festivities- I plan on wearing lots of gold and bright pinks while consuming copious amounts of champagne and patron! I’m a lucky girl and … Continue reading

Friday Favorites

Having a scenic nature preserve overlooking the ocean in your backyard is one hell of a way to complete your day. Post-work outdoor runs at the Bolsa Chica Nature Preserve are the most calming way to finish of a great day. Avocado season is in full force and I am enjoying every second of it. … Continue reading

The Art of Collecting

I’ve always been a collector. Squirreling away my treasures for safe keeping in little chests, boxes, and trunks- preserving them until the time came to share my favorite items with others. As a child, I had an affinity for Madame Alexander Dolls (my collection included hand-me-downs from my mother and grandmother and those dolls are … Continue reading

Champagne & Blush: Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

Lace, blush pink, pearls, and a bit of sparkle. What’s not to be inspired by? With my wedding ensemble selected, I’ve turned my sights to creating the perfect outfit for the rehearsal dinner. With a color scheme complimenting that of the wedding– simple neutrals and just a touch of necessary glitz is where I am … Continue reading

Weeknights With a Twist

Plagued with the Monday’s? Yeah, me too. When the sun is shining and you had a great weekend enjoying the outdoors– it’s hard to shake the craving for summer fun. Whether you grilled with friends or had a great sushi date night- weeknight meals traditionally pale in comparison. In order to turn these boring chicken-steak-fish … Continue reading