Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope you all have happy, peaceful, and relaxing holidays filled with lots of Champagne and laughter!

My parents' tree last year.
My tree this year.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Classics: Polka Dots

Happy Thursday!!! Today is my first day of Christmas vacation!!!!! I am really looking forward to this time off of work and out of the office. I'm hoping to spend some time on a few new projects, but also relaxing. Today's classic look is polka dots - I love how fun and feminine they are!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Good morning! Today is my last day of work before the Christmas break and I honestly could not be more thrilled - I am so ready for a nice long break. Today I have for you some Christmas-themed Wednesday Wishes! Enjoy!

Martha Stewart Bow Bottle Stoppers
Asos Red Tartan Shirt Dress
Terrain Bottle Brush Trees
Restoration Hardware - Winter Home Scent Collection

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Classics: Pearls

Good morning lovelies! Today I'm being inspired by another classic look - Pearls. What I love about pearls is they can be worn to the fanciest of occasions, or thrown on to make jeans and a t-shirt a more polished, classy look. What is your favorite way to wear pearls?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Words to Get By On...

Happy Monday! This week is the final work week before the holidays begin, therefore it's bound to be hectic. I thought it best to start the week with some words of wisdom to keep me on track.

(I hope this is true!)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Longest Week Ever

This week has been trying to say the least, so I am so happy it is finally Friday. I have had to neglect the blog a bit this week, so hopefully after a restful weekend I'll be back in action next week. But for now I wish I were here...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Classics: Black and White

Happy Thursday lovelies. It has been such a busy week, and I've had to neglect the blog a little because of work. But I love today's post featuring some gorgeous classic black and white looks. Which is your favorite piece? I think #5 is my favorite - what is more classic than Kate Spade or a bag named Kennedy?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Days

Sorry!!! Something has been wrong with my Blogger account lately - so I'm sorry for the random letters on here earlier today. Here are some my Christmas days as of late.

Champagne Wishes
My tree
Sparkly Christmas nails
Christmas cocktails
My sister's Christmas mantle

Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter is Here!

Good morning! I had a lovely weekend with my family and now I have a busy week ahead. It is finally cold here, it finally feels like winter, so if it would only finally snow it could feel a lot more like Christmas!

(image via Pinterest)
(image via Pinterest)
(image via Pinterest)
(image via Pinterest)
(image via Pinterest)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide - $100+

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I am so thrilled it is the weekend. I will be heading out to NJ to spend time with my family, go to my brother-in-law's 30th birthday/holiday party (which I bought the Calvin Klein sparkle skirt for - seen here!), and relax.

For those on your holiday shopping list that you're looking to get something special for, check out my Holiday Gift Guide $100+ below!   (Also, I just found out #12 is now on sale for $99.99!)

1. JCrew Feathered Crystal Necklace = $158  2. ABC Leather-bound Blank Books = $100 
3. Jonathan Adler Mohair Throw = $295  4. Orange Lacquer Stationery Box = $115 
5. Brookstone NFL Dartboards = $159.95  6. PB Home Bartender Gift Basket = $159 
7. Michael Kors Fur-Neck Poncho = $150  8. ABC Kartell Moon Crystal Bowl = $109 
9. Colibri Lighter & Cigar Cutter Set = $118.99  10. Terrain Teardrop Pendant = $328 
11. DVF Night Collection Flatware = $105  12. Pieces Helfried Tartan Suitcase = $199.98 
13. JCrew Twisted Triple-Strand Pearl Bracelet = $150  14. PB Caprice Metal Bar Cart = $399  15. French Connection Clutch = $118  16. Kate Spade Meadowsweet Bib Necklace = $298 
17. ABC Maple Burl Frame = $120  18. JCrew Shearling Earmuffs = $118 
19. iPad 2 = $499 (starting at)  20. Kim Seybert Gold Paillette Glassware = $96 - $170/each

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide - $50 - $100

Good morning! I am really excited about today's Gift Guide as I have some products I really love, featuring some amazing stores and artists. Enjoy and please be sure to check out all the shops where I found these gifts!

1. ban.dō Sequin Scarf = $55  2. Riedel Wine Glasses = $69.99/set of 4 
3. Kate Spade Silver Ring Gloves = $75  4. Terrain Hammered Hoop Earrings = $98 
5. Pottery Barn Red Cut Glasses = $58/set of 4  6. EmersonMade Little Lucky Clover = $58  7. Terrain Carafe Tasting Set = $98  8. RE Personalized "Happy" Wall Art = $79.95 
9. Red Envelope Year of Candles = $79.95  10. JCrew Wynter V-Neck Sweater = $69.50 
11. NY Public Library Coffee Table Book = $50.67  12. ABC "Love" Replica = $95 
13. JCrew Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves = $98  14. MadeByGirl Leather Clutch = $68 
15. Tory Burch Idina Wine Cozy = $75  16. Crate and Barrel Magazine Basket = $69.95 
17. Williams-Sonoma Table Runner = $69  18. Jositajosi's via Etsy iPad Cover = $50 
19. Anthropolgie Looking Glass Decanter$58  20. Anthropologie Glass Necklace = $88

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Wishes ~ Wednesday Smiles

Happy Wednesday! With the Gift Guides this week it seems like I have already shared so many of my "wishes" with you, therefore this Wednesday I will share some things that are currently making me smile. I hope your Wednesday is lovely!

Christmas tree at 5 Points.
It's nice to do happy hour in such festive places
Mercury glass display at ABC Carpet & Home.
If you live or are visiting NYC you have to go to ABC it is one of my
favorite stores and their holiday displays are beautiful.
My Sparkly nails - similar to ones seen here.
Champagne and candle light, because, I mean, when does Champagne not make you smile?
Starbucks 2011 Christmas compilation, "Let it Snow".
Purchase here.
 What's making you smile today?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide - $25 - $50

Hello lovelies! Here are some of my gift ideas for those you're looking to spend $25 - $50 on. Enjoy!

1. JCrew Golden Stripe Bracelet = $29.50  2. Hex iPhone Wallet = $49.50 
3. Z Gallerie Puccini Glassware = $31.80/set of 4  4. ALDO Gold Sparkle Clutch = $35 
5. Michele Varian Skink Letter Opener = $49  6. LeSportsac Wallet Wristlet = $38 
7. Pottery Barn Essential Cozy Throw = $39  8. Ballard Designs Crown Avila = $39/set of 3  9. Sephora Makeup Studio Blockbuster= $49.50  10. Spoon Sisters OCD Cutting Board= $28  11. Ballard Designs Audrey Votives = $29/set of 5  12. Table Topics Dinner Party = $25

Friday, December 2, 2011

West Elm Love

Happy Friday! I could not be happier that it's almost the weekend! I had wanted to post the first part of my gift guide today, but I'm having a little trouble with it - hopefully I'll have it worked out over the weekend. In the meantime, I am obsessing over West Elm right now. Here are some of my favorites - lots of which are Christmas!!

Champagne Bucket (of course)
I love the monogramming!
Log Vases
How cool-looking are these? I love them!
Mercury Glass Owls
At $14 - $19 these would be a cute, affordable gift!
Perforated Porcelain Trees
You could put a strand of mini-lights inside to make them glow at night!
Hand-blocked Paisley Pillow Cover
Any easy addition to any room, to add a little holiday touch.
Mercury Glass Canisters
I know you're so sick of my obsession with mercury glass (my home will soon only consist of it),
but how lovely would these be in the bathroom?
Santa Mug
I love these mugs for eggnog or hot chocolate.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hot Pink

Happy Thursday lovelies!!! I love hot pink - love it in a "this color is a great accent piece" and less of an Elle Woods kind of way. It's not exactly the ideal time of year to be obsessing over it, as it is usually thought of as more of a Spring/Summer kind of color, but who cares? Here are some awesome hot pink finds this season!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Good morning and happy Wednesday. I hope your day is full of peace, happiness, and wonderful wishes.

I have always wanted a changing screen, and this mirrored one from Restoration Hardware is perfect!
(Weathered Oak Screen with Mirror)
This is the perfect mix of dressy and casual!
(JCrew Wynter Sweater)
I feel like it's time I start using a daily eye cream, aside from my everyday moisturizer.
Do any of you have recommendations for good eye or skin products in general?
(Peter Thomas Roth Instant FIRMx Eye)
I love a good cup of hot chocolate in the winter (to be made me with milk - NEVER with water!).
(Bodum Hot Chocolate Maker/Frother)