Friday, September 30, 2011

Chase for 28!!!

Happy Friday lovelies! Today is the last day of September, so you know what that means...tomorrow is the start of MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!! Ok, I know it might seem a tad excessive, but it's all in good fun. However, today's also marks the start of the playoffs! I know baseball does not necessarily fit in with the theme of my blog, but the Yankees are one of my great loves. So today I'm popping Champagne and celebrating the chase for 28 (28 world series wins for the Yankees that is)!

Yankee Stadium
Yankees dugout
2010 ALDS - my birthday gift last year was playoff tickets as well!
Stadium at sunset
The Great Hall - some of the best Yankees of all-time
 Hoping for some wins this weekend - hope your weekend is fantastic!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

iPad 2

Work has been a bit crazy this morning so I'm sorry for the late post (I guess I should just schedule these to post automatically in the morning). I recently got an iPad 2 for work and now I am shopping around for the perfect case of it. Of course these will have to change seasonally, so here are some of my tops picks for Fall and Winter!

Wool Felt and Leather case
(via ribandhull's Etsy Shop)
Leather Saddle case in Tan
(via JepsenLeatherGoods' Etsy Shop)
Light Grey Colonial Case
(via WillowandCompany's Etsy Shop)
Tartan Green Case - (perfect for Chrismas!!)
(via Jositajosi's Etsy Shop)
Grey Crocodile Portfolio - (this would be great for work travel)
(via Farragobags' Etsy Shop)
Green Duchess Case - ok this one isn't so much fall/winter, but I had to share it - it's so cute!
(via Helekstudio's Etsy Shop)

Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Good morning! Here are my wishes this Wednesday...

Crate and Barrel Wine Bar with Bookcases
I saw this in the catalog last night and fell in love.
Williams-Sonoma Etched Cheese Markers
JCrew Dream Sweater Dress
NY Yankees Vineyard Vines Tote
With tickets to see the boys in the playoffs (courtesy of Nic for my birthday!)
this Vineyard Vines tote would be perfect for the games!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sick Day

Sorry for the lack of post today - I am sick and slept in. So I am taking a sick day from work and the blog, but I will leave you with a beautiful photograph of the room I wish I was spending my sick day in. This is inspiration for my room remodel. Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pottery Barn Halloween

Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite fall pieces from the current Pottery Barn catalog. It is one of my favorite Sunday activities to sit in my home with a glass of wine and get inspired from all of the lovely images in Pottery Barn and other magazines. Enjoy!

Champagne Mercury Glass Pumpkins
Three of my favorite things in one, mercury glass, pumpkins, and champagne!

White Pumpkin Candles
These are so pretty and would look great in a centerpiece or on a mantle.
Tip: GET THE LOOK FOR LESS - hollow out your own small orange or white
pumpkin and put a votive inside (seen here and here)

Skeleton Hand Drink Dispenser Stand
This would be so much fun for a Halloween party!
Owl Shaped Lantern
I know owls are a little over-done right now, but there is something
about these lanterns I love - they would be great for fall and Halloween
Antiqued Mirror Wall-Mounted Pillar Sconce
This is so cool - I'm not sure I could live with it year round,
but it's perfect for fall and would transition well to winter.
Birch Candle
So simple, yet it would add such a great rustic, autumnal element to
an outdoor fall party or an intimate dinner table.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rain Delay

Happy Friday! Has this been the longest week ever or is it just me? To top off the long week it's still raining here in NYC and I am without a good trench coat. Here are some of my favorite trench looks this season. Maybe I will take some of my own inspiration and finally buy a new one.

Asos Exclusive Trench
Burberry Trench Coat with Fox Fur Overcollar
Red Valentino Taffeta and lace trench coat
(yes the black detailing on the bottom is part of the coat, not a skirt)
Michael Kors Trench
A good classic option..

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kuza Strap

**Warning: This post is a little more writing than usual, but bear with me, it's worth it for passing along this tip to all of you.***

With boot weather upon us (and the rain in the forecast for at least the next week in the city) it is inevitable that we will all begin facing the great tucking dilemma. You've been there, your hair and makeup are all done, you've chosen the outfit that will go perfectly with those brown leather boots you just bought, you're ready to run out the door - now you just have to figure out how to cram your jeans into the boots. You stand there for a moment looking from your pant leg to that small opening of the boot - and back and forth - scheming and planning. First you try to neatly fold and tuck, but as that begins to fail you start cramming all material (any loose hanging scarves and necklaces included) as far down as your hands can reach. 15 minutes later you're on the floor, hair askew, perfect fall sweater in a ball in the corner - thrown there in frustration - nail broken from shoving your pants into the furthest reaches of your boots, all hope lost.....ok, ok maybe that's just me, and perhaps I am a tad dramatic at times....but you get the point.

Luckily, about 2 years ago, I discovered the Kuza Strap and they have completely solved the problem for me. I have seen other products used for the same purpose, but I tried the Kuza Strap first, and have had really great results. They have forever changed my life! - me? dramatic? not at all...

There are all different designs for the Kuza Strap - this is the Socialite (the pair I own).
They are similar to suspender straps that you attach to the bottom of your pants under your foot, in a way, transforming your pants into stirrups. I have found particular use for them when trying to get loose-fitting work pants into my rain boots, or anything other than leggings into tight leather boots.

So the purpose of my whole spiel here today, was to tell you to how much I love the Kuza Strap and I highly suggest it - you will save yourself time and frustration - trust me.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Good morning! Sorry for the late post, but my job has been incredibly busy today! Here is what I'm wishing for this Wednesday!

**Update: Dreams do come true! I just got an email from Groupon for a Sedu Flat Iron (it's not a Chi, but is supposed to be just as good!) for $65!!! Get yours here!!!**

These Williams-Sonoma cauldron mugs are so adorable for Halloween! I love them!
(buy them here!)
This elephant ring holder from red Envelope would be so adorable on my dresser for my everyday rings!
(buy it here!)
My straightening iron died while I was in London and I have not missed it much,
until recently. I would love love love the Chi Straightener!
(buy it here!)

I am in love with these Chanel two-tone satin pumps with pearls and sequins from their Fall-Winter 2011 Collection.
(In case any of you are birthday shopping for me you can find them here!)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Good morning. Here is a little wisdom for a Tuesday morning!

(image via my Wisdom Pinboard)
(image via Easily Distracted)
This is my FAVORITE Dalai Lama quote!
(image via Gather)
(image via my Wisdom Pinboard)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall is in the Air

Happy Monday!!! Although I didn't get to go apple picking this weekend (the rain quashed that idea) I did have a lot of fun. We went go-kart racing, shopping at the Palisades Mall (I love nyc, but I am from NJ, I miss malls), I made delicious banana bread pancakes (I'll share the recipe and pictures soon!), and lots of relaxation. Most of all I enjoyed the AMAZING fall weather! Although it may not "officially" start until Friday, Fall is definitely here!

(image via Inspired Design)

(image via tinywhitedaisies)
(image via My Finer Consigner)
(image via More Design Please)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Reading Chairs

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! (for real today!) The weather in New York is chilly and beautiful this morning. This weekend I want to curl up in a big, comfortable chair with a great book and cup of pumpkin coffee....problem is I don't have a big, comfortable chair in my apartment yet. Here are some I'm looking at getting (and some I'm just wishing about)...

This grey Anthropolgy Corrigan Chair would match my new room decor perfectly!
I love leather chairs and the shape of this Restoration Hardware Churchill Reading Chair is perfect....and how comfortable does it look?
I love the clean lines, and the white color contrasted with the brown wood and green details.
(image via Good Things are Wild and Free)

And, although it's not quite a reading chair, I would love to be wrapped in blankets, reading here all weekend long:

(image via Little Somethings)
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Friday!.....Wait...Thursday?

Is there anything worse than waking up and thinking it's a Friday when it's not? Ok, well, technically there are worse things, but it's not the best way to start a day. Work has been insanely busy these past few weeks, so my projects for the blog have fallen to the wayside a bit, but I will have a lot of time this weekend to work on them.

Today, at the request of a few people, I am going to share with you my current Fall Playlist.

Elvis Costello:     "She"
This is actually a cover that he recorded for the Notting Hill Soundtrack.
Steve Tyrell:     "Give Me the Simple Life" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street"
I first heard Steve Tyrell sing these songs in Father of the Bride: Part 2 (which I LOVE),
but my friend Kelly and I also stopped into Elaine's (which is sadly closed now) a few months ago and heard the entire back story to how Steve kind of mistakenly ended up performing these for the
soundtrack (those are the Elaine's stories I miss).
Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps:     "Tying My Shoes"
Pretty much this entire album is amazing!
Melody Gardot:     "Quiet Fire"
Again, another entire album that is amazing, but her story of how she used music
as therapy after being hit by a car might be more amazing (read all about her here).
Miles Davis:     "Autumn Leaves"
This one speaks for itself - who doesn't love the always cool Miles Davis?
What are you listening to?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Here is what I am wishing for on this lovely Wednesday.

I've been looking around for the perfect Halloween cards
and these Greenwich Letterpress ones are so great! Their store is right in the village or you can order online here.
This Michael Kors Tortoise Chronograph Watch is amazing!!!!
(get it here)
(or get the Look for Less here!)
I'm wishing for exposed brick in my bedroom like this!
(image via decor8)
And i'm wishing for good weather for apple picking this weekend!

What are your wishes this Wednesday?