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Navy, White, Light Blue, and Polka Dots

Navy, White, Light Blue, and Polka Dots

The fact that I’m wearing navy in some form or other in practically every style post makes it pretty obvious that it’s my favorite color. (Gray is a very close second.) Dressed up or dressed down; nautical, preppy , or comfy vintage; lace, gingham, pinstripes…  Navy and I are close like this –><– I [...]

 

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Three Things: Cookbooks

Three Things: Cookbooks

I’ve mentioned before that Ina Garten’s cookbooks are among my very favorites, and thanks to months of scouring Amazon, discount bookstores, Costco, and the like, I’ve almost completed my collection of the Barefoot Contessa series. Garten’s emphasis on simple, just plain GOOD food made with quality ingredients really appeals to [...]

 

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Hiking at Stone Mountain Park

Hiking at Stone Mountain Park

I’ve taken the Skyride to the top of Stone Mountain before; when my BFF mentioned hiking up Stone Mountain, my first thought was, “She runs half- and full marathons for fun, so…” She assured me that I could do it. Plus, someone told me there were stairs. The lies that woman told me [...]

 

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Hiking at Stone Mountain Park

Hiking at Stone Mountain Park

I’ve taken the Skyride to the top of Stone Mountain before; when my BFF mentioned hiking up Stone Mountain, my first thought was, “She runs half- and full marathons for fun, so…” She assured me that I could do it. Plus, someone told me there were stairs. The lies that woman told me [...]

August 30, 2014 × 4 comments

FOOD

Three Things: Cookbooks

Three Things: Cookbooks

I’ve mentioned before that Ina Garten’s cookbooks are among my very favorites, and thanks to months of scouring Amazon, discount bookstores, Costco, and the like, I’ve almost completed my collection of the Barefoot Contessa series. Garten’s emphasis on simple, just plain GOOD food made with quality ingredients really appeals to [...]

August 26, 2014 × 0 comments

STYLE

Navy, White, Light Blue, and Polka Dots

Navy, White, Light Blue, and Polka Dots

The fact that I’m wearing navy in some form or other in practically every style post makes it pretty obvious that it’s my favorite color. (Gray is a very close second.) Dressed up or dressed down; nautical, preppy , or comfy vintage; lace, gingham, pinstripes…  Navy and I are close like this –><– I [...]

August 22, 2014 × 2 comments

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Quick Tip: Use Decorative Glasses (or Mugs) as Toothbrush Holders

Quick Tip: Use Decorative Glasses (or Mugs) as Toothbrush Holders

His/Her Glasses by Kate Spade When decorating a bathroom, the hardest things for me to find are the simple, functional items like soap dishes and toothbrush/toothpaste holders, with the latter being the most elusive. My last toothbrush container in a long line of toothbrush containers was perfectly modern and minimalist [...]

August 20, 2014 × 2 comments

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Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis

Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis

As a girl who loooves her tea and truly digs special, little luxuries, attending Afternoon Tea* at the St. Regis has been on my really-want-to-do list from the moment I realized they even offered an Afternoon Tea. I’m so thankful to have been able to go twice this summer, first [...]

August 18, 2014 × 2 comments

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Reader Request: Container Store Picks and Faves

Reader Request: Container Store Picks and Faves

It’s no secret that The Container Store is one of my happy places, so when reader and fab blogger Inspirationele suggested that I do a post on my TCS faves, I was 100% on board. Thanks for the idea! My dream office would have oodles of these Bisley Storage Cabinets. Oodles. Stockholm Desktop Collection I’ve been [...]

August 13, 2014 × 2 comments

STYLE

Simple Style: Black and White

Simple Style: Black and White

Earlier this summer, a friend asked me what styles I was looking forward to wearing this season. This simple, simple, simple outfit pretty much sums it up: tops with volume paired with very fitted pants; understated accessories; and lots of neutrals. I don’t know if my eye sometimes gets tired [...]

August 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Links and Pretty, Happy Things (8/7)

Links and Pretty, Happy Things (8/7)

Do you ever have things you love or love to do that you just let languish for some reason(s) or other(s)? Well, these loafers and this blog for the past couple of weeks- sorry about that – are two prime examples. I adore the fact that these pennies are the [...]

August 7, 2014 × 2 comments

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Reader Request: How to Style a Sequin Skirt

Reader Request: How to Style a Sequin Skirt

Reader Request: I am thinking about getting a sequined skirt. How do you think it can be styled for warmer weather? Image from J Crew (all other images in this post from Pinterest) Thank you SO much for your question! When it comes to introducing wow pieces into my wardrobe, [...]

July 18, 2014 × 1 comment

STYLE

Denim, Straw, and Vintage Studded Leather

Denim, Straw, and Vintage Studded Leather

Denim Western Shirt: Madewell (similar, similar) Mini: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren (paired with a black/white print here, a tied top here, and print mixed with large scale dots and gingham here) Straw Hat and Sandals: Target Crossbody Bag: vintage (paired with a blazer and buffalo check shirt in this [...]

July 16, 2014 × 0 comments

FOOD

Whole Wheat Couscous with Mint and Peas

Whole Wheat Couscous with Mint and Peas

This delicious side dish, adapted from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, is super-simple, quick and easy to make, and the flavors taste SO good together! I served it with salmon cakes, and I think it would work just as well with roasted chicken. Ingredients: makes apr. 4 – 6 side dish servings [...]

July 15, 2014 × 0 comments

STYLE

Seersucker and Palm Trees

Seersucker and Palm Trees

Seersucker Pencil Skirt: J Crew (worn with a shrunken preppy sweatshirt in this post) Palm Tree Print Tee and Belt: J Crew Blazer: Madewell (layered over a lace dress here and paired with coral shorts here) Shoes: Madewell Handbag: Cole Haan (see the cognac version styled with camo and lace here and brightly [...]

July 12, 2014 × 6 comments