Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas, Dear Friends!

It's been awfully quiet around here - and for that apologize.  But it's Christmas!  And I've been able to partake in lots of festive activities and really enjoy the season.  There are some years that Christmas comes and goes so quickly, it feels like there wasn't enough time to really embrace the holidays.  I'm happy to say that hasn't been the case this year - and between decorating, baking, and spending time with friends and family, my heart is full of Christmas cheer.  Here is hoping yours is too and that your holidays are wonderful!


Friday, December 14, 2012

What Darling Books!

Being a bibliophile, and complete lover of all things whimsical, I nearly lost it when I discovered Olympia Le Tan's charming line of book inspired handbags.  They are just so sweet and quirky, they're the type of bag I'd expect Zooey Deschanel to be carrying.  Although far out of my price range, I can't help but lust - just a tad - over these sweet little clutches. 


Monday, December 3, 2012

Princess Shoes

Back in college I had a pair of gold ballet flats.  They were lightweight, comfortable, and dainty in the way that makes ballet flats so appealing.

One day when I was wearing these particular shoes, the little boy I was babysitting came up to me with a very serious look on his face.  He leaned in close (probably so his older brother wouldn't hear) and asked me if I was a princess.   A bit confused and ultimately delighted, I surpressed my giggles and looked at him with equal sincerity and inquired, "Why do you ask that?"    He pointed to my shoes and said, "Those are golden princess shoes."

And he was right.  Ballet flats are pretty enough for a princess to wear, and the ones that truly resemble ballet slippers have this feminine quality that is so chic and easy.  I've recently fallen in love with Yosi Samra's ballet flats and am thinking it's time I get a new pair of golden shoes.

Shop the look here.