Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween lovelies!!! With the snow this weekend it hasn't really felt like Halloween. I wasn't able to go to the Halloween party I was supposed to, I was going to go to NJ tonight to trick-or-treat with my nieces and nephews, but because of the downed trees and no power, that is postponed until Friday. I'll have to watch a Halloween movie tonight and drink some cider. Hopefully I can get this week off to a better start than last!

Halloween doughnuts courtesy of my mom!
Lamington cemetary - my parents and I ventured through here after the General Store on our country drive.
The gourds I picked up while pumpkin picking.
Halloween weekend snow!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Last night I spent some much-needed time out in NJ with my sisters (and brother-in-law and nephew). We carved pumpkins, drank wine, and watched a Halloween Movie: Watcher in the Woods. Someone please tell me you've seen this 1980's classic Disney scary movie. We used to watch this all the time as children and it's still one of the most frightening movies I've seen. Plus it's funny to watch it now, after I watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, because Kyle Richards is in the movie as a child (yes I watch the Housewives - don't judge me). What are you doing to get ready for Halloween?

Jamie's ghost pumpkin
Tom's "Boo" pumpkin (or gourd)
Maure's Dracula pumpkin (Therese didn't know what it was)
My ghost flying over a graveyard pumpkin (Tom thinks it looks like the Muppet, Sam the Eagle)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One of Those Days

So work has been more than a little crazy lately and I'm just having one of those days. Hopefully I will get a break in the day to post something worthwhile. Hope you're having a great Thursday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Happy Wednesday lovelies! Here are my Wednesday Wishes this week....

Kate Spade Larabee Dot Wine Glass
(purchase here)
Ralph Lauren vintage pearl neckalce
(purchase here)
Diane von Furstenberg Gold Leaf Wood Coasters
(purchase here)
Zara heels
(purchase here)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Closet Space

So we all know that the most enviable thing in NYC is space - and I have very little of it, especially closet space. Last night as I tried to fit more fall and winter clothes into my little closet, I dreamed of what it would be like to have a huge, feminine closet like one of these........(p.s. 2 months until Christmas!)

The chandeliers really make this spectacular
(via my Closets Pinboard)
How lovely is this space?
(via my Closets Pinboard)
How perfect is that chaise lounge?
(via my Closets Pinboard)
Color coordination at it's finest
(via my Closets Pinboard)
I love the mirror and the cabinets in this closet.
(via my Closets Pinboard)
I love hose clean this one is.
(via my Closets Pinboard)

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Case of the Mondays

I always seem to get a case of the Sundays, but lately with the beautiful fall days and amazing weekends I have been spending with family and friends, it seems to be getting harder and harder to get to work on Monday mornings. Therefore, today I am going to post some things that are currently making me happy! Happy Monday!

Michael Buble's Christmas album was released today! (I know it's not even Halloween yet,
but hey I don't control the release dates of these albums!)
Purchase through iTunes
My parents house all ready for Christmas - decorations are thanks to my mom, fire is thanks to my dad
The beautiful foliage.
Pumpkin picking with my family. We are so lucky to live in such a gorgeous area.
This bit of wisdom is so helpful to me right now.
My sister's Halloween decorations.
What's making you happy this Monday morning?

Friday, October 21, 2011


Happy Friday!!! I am so obsessed with maxis this season, especially all of these gorgeous pleated maxi skirts! They transition so well from work, to brunch, to romantic dinners. I can't get enough!

Here are some others that are a mix of Splurge and Steal!

Tibi - $297
Alice + Olivia - $396
Splendid - $118
(This can also be worn as a dress!)
Free People - $78

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Finds Under $50

Good morning lovelies! I have finally begun to get through my collection of fall magazines and while I have fallen in love with many of the fashions and products, my bank account is not feelin' the love. So, here are some great fall finds that won't leave you broke.

Fall Finds Under $50

1. Christian Siriano for Payless Pumps  2. Old Navy Felt Hat 3. Asos Borders & Frontiers Shopper Bag
Banana Republic Textured Belt
5. Vince Camuto for Nordstrom Riding Leggings 6. JCrew Japan Love Tee (100% of the proceeds go to Japan's Red Cross for victims of their earthquake and tsunami) 7. Blue Cabochon Bubble Drops Earrings
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I can't believe how quickly these October weeks have been flying by!! I feel like I was just doing my Birthday edition of Wednesday Wishes, and it's already the 19th! Well, here is what I'm wishing for this Wednesday!

These Violent Lips - Glitteratti Lip Tattoos would be so fun for Halloween - or a fun night out!
(also found at Sephora)

Tory Burch Kathleen Dress
This would be perfect for the holidays!
Alice + Olivia Sigourney Coat
Emily Post's Great Get-Togethers

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pinterest Therapy

It's time for another round of Pinterest Therapy. I am struggling to get going this rainy Tuesday morning and need a little pick me up in the form of some beautiful pictures, products, and inspiration. Enjoy!

(via my For the Home Pinboard)
(via my Favorite Places and Spaces Pinboard)
(via my Holidays Pinboard)
(via my Favorite Places and Spaces Pinboard)
(via my Holidays Pinboard)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Denim Days

Happy Monday! I had such a fun weekend at home with my family, I wish it could have lasted longer, but alas I am back at my desk with tons of work in front of me. The weekend was so great, except for the fact that another pair of my jeans has died....I am now in desperate need of jeans for the fall and winter. I'm in particular need of straight leg jeans for boots and flats. Here are some I'm looking at....what are your go-to jeans??

4Stroke Jeans - "The Rose - Berlin"
I ADORE 4Stroke jeans! If you haven't tried them yet, you have to!
JCrew - "Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in Selvedge Denim"
7 For All Mankind - "Roxanne Skinny"

Friday, October 14, 2011

Watching the Leaves Change

Happy Friday! I am headed out to "the country" today to spend the weekend with my family. I'll finally be able to get a lot of fall activities in that I've been missing out on - hikes, pumpkin picking (and carving back in the city), birthday dinner with my siblings, and hopefully trying out a fall recipe or two.Enjoy the weekend and relax lovelies!

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." - Elizabeth Lawrence

(image via Beautiful Portals)
(image via Crush Cul de Sac)
(image via Modern Girls and Old Fashioned Men)
Pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing
(via Martha Stewart)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Get the Look for Less

Good morning lovelies! Just because we all can't afford our favorite designers looks for this fall, doesn't mean we can't keep up with the trends. Here are some looks for less!
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Fall 2011 Look for Less (1)

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