Friday, October 5, 2012

27th Birthday!!!

Today is my 27th Birthday and we all know how much I love birthdays!!!

This is an especially exciting birthday for me as I have a lot of big life changes happening. Yesterday was my last day with a company I have been with for over four years, I am going to be starting to take classes again soon, looking for a new home, and much more. I am looking forward to starting off my 27th year by spending the day with Nic, pumpkin pancakes, Champagne, and some much-needed pampering (hair and nail appointment). Cheers to an exciting and challenging new year!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Splurge and Save

Those of us with limited budgets dream of designer wardrobes, but very rarely can splurge on the pricey items. Here are some of my favorite Splurge and Saves of the season!

Splurge - Emerson Fry Wingtip Leopard Coat: $425
Save - ASOS Leopard Coat: $98.50
Splurge - Stubbs & Wootton for JCrew Velvet Slippers: $400
Save - Gap Embroidered Loafers: $39.95
Splurge - Ralph Lauren Larson Tote: $278
Save - Aldo Hards Tote: $55
Splurge - Michael Kors Lace Sheath Dress: $2,395
Save - Zara Straight Lace Dress: $80

Monday, October 1, 2012

Champagne Wishes: Round 2!

I am going to give this blog another try - Champagne Wishes: Round 2!

If you know anything about me, you know that I
ADORE my birthday (birth-month as I like to celebrate it), the fall, the month of October, Halloween, fallen leaves, cold weather, etc. Therefore I thought there was no more apropos time to begin again than October 1st.

In keeping with tradition here is October's Moody Monday...

To eat and drink

1) Dogfish Head Punkin Ale (best pumpkin beer ever!)  2) Pumpkin soup
3) Pumpkin cake  4) Pumpkin coffee

To Wear:
1) JCrew Stovepipe Trouser  2) Coat image via Pinterest
3) Fur image via Pinterest  4) Boots image via Pinterest

   To Do:

1) Tailgating - image via Pinterest  2) Antiquing (personal photograph)
3) Central Park walks (personal photograph)  4) Pumpkin picking (personal photograph)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Moody Mondays

Happy July and Happy Monday!

Here's what I'm in the mood for this month...

I am obsessed with Starbucks iced Vanilla Latte lately.

Apparently I'm in the mood for drinks in July....
Gin and Tonics are my summer go-to drink and lately I've been using
Hendrick's Gin (which is infused with rose and cucumber)
and replacing my usual lime with cucumbers. 
With the hot weather I'm always looking for light and refreshing dinners.
This quinoa, corn, and mint salad is one I will definitely be trying this July!
Sandi Thom has been playing regularly on my iPhone - this is one of my favorites.

I have long been a fan of nautical-themed anything. Lately I've been wearing lots of
rope bracelets and belts, nautical stripes, red, white, and blue, etc.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Here's a small peak into what I've been up to recently...

No better way to clean and organize your room
than with a glass of Champagne in your hand.

Out to dinner with my parents. The white blossoms on the tree looked like snow.

Cocktail hour with siblings and friends, a glass of Champagne, and live music.

Amazing seats for another Yankees game.

Lunch at Mario Batali's restaurant Otto
Live music at Ballaro

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Neon Lights

In NYC we have a lot of rain in the upcoming forecast....doesn't exactly make me feel very "spring-y". Instead of sitting in the park in a cute floral dress drinking an iced coffee, I want to hole up in a dark cafĂ© , reading a Victorian novel and drinking cappuccino.  In order to counteract this feeling I'm adding pops of neon to my outfits to brighten things up. Here are some of my favorite of the season... with a Victorian novel and a cappuccino. To counteract this dreary feeling I’m using pops of neon to brighten things up. Here are some of my favorites from this season… 

Love Fury Neon Pink heel - by Nine West
I just bought these and let me assure you - this picture does not do them justice.
They are fluorescent pink and amazing!

Gap's 3-Stripe Sweater
I also got this in navy and kelly green and snagged each for only $7 in store!

Forever 21 Wing Bracelet
I love wearing this now, but I'm also looking forward to pairing it with white this summer!

La Mer Neon Green Watch
However, I have still yet to find the perfect pink blazer like the one below. Any know where I can find one????

via Pinterest

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday Wishes

Happy Wednesday lovelies! Here is what I am wishing for today...

JCrew Big Shot Dot Skirt

Amelie Mirrored Chest - via Horchow
Pottery Barn Elise Mirror
Yes I love it because it shares my name,
but I'm also dying for a great full length mirror like this one!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I'm Back!

I have been on hiatus from Champagne Wishes for too long now. Sorry to those of you who keep asking me to update it - although let's call a spade a spade here, no one is losing sleep over the lack of new posts to my blog. However, I have decided to start again and I thought May 1st was a good jumping off point.

I needed some words of wisdom to get me back on track and get some things in my life moving. Here is some of my inspiration:

"Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition."  
- Timothy Leary

"Life isn't about finding yourself. It is about creating yourself." 
- George Bernard Shaw

"Don't give up what you want most for what you want now." 
- unknown

"Always do what you are afraid to do." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is one of my absolute favorite days of the year! Even though I'm sick, and feeling miserable, I put on my new dress with a bright pink skirt, and biggest, sparkliest ring and necklace to face the day!

Heart-shaped chocolate chip banana pancakes - the pefect way to start Valentine's Day!
(via Skinnytaste)
Fun Valentine's dress, paired with a jacket for the office!
(via Forever 21)
(via LoveLe Images)
(via Pinterest)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday Wishes and Bradying!

Happy Wednesday! I have been neglecting the blog a bit lately, to organize and spend time on some other things in my life that need attention right now. I'm going to keep posting as often as possible in the meantime, but I'll be back regularly soon. Here is what I'm wishing for this Wednesday AND here is me Bradying - so happy the Giants won!

Hurricane Candle Holder
(Crate and Barrel)
Deborah Lippmann nail polish
(Fred Flare)
DVF Aurora Dress

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Wishes

Good morning lovelies and happy February! Here is what I'm wishing for this Wednesday!

Heart-shaped doughnut pan (here)

JCrew Schoolboy blazer - in hot pink!
Soft Petals headband - via Nordstrom

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday. Here are some words of wisdom to get us started on the right foot this week....

(via Pinterest)
(via Pretty Stuff)
(via Pinterest)
(via Pinterest)

Friday, January 27, 2012


...LoveLe Images! LoveLe Images is my collection of all lovely things - words, images, people, etc. The title is a play on the nickname I was given by my family as a little girl, LeLe. You can get to it by following the link (here) or by clicking the button on the top of this page (in between "Loves" and "Contact").

I am always so inspired by blogs like this (such as Pretty Stuff, Crush Cul de Sac, tinywhitedaisies, etc.) that I wanted to share with you my own. I hope you enjoy it! Here are some of the LoveLe Images I've shared thus far...

(via LoveLe Images)

(via LoveLe Images)
(via LoveLe Images)
(via LoveLe Images)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Elie Saab Does it Again!

Back in August I posted Elie Saab's Fall/Winter 2012 Haute Couture line (here) - it is still one of my absolute favorite dress collections ever - GORGEOUS!!! Well I just viewed his Spring/Summer 2012 line and he has done it again. See all the looks here and see how beautiful some of my favorite looks are below...