Monday, February 25, 2013

After the Party It's the After Party

I love the Academy Awards - the glamour of the red carpet, the honoring of those who do amazing work - it's a magical night.  But in my book, if I could attend anything, it'd be the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  I look forward to perusing the images every year - everyone seems more relaxed and in their element, and in my book, the after-party dresses are even better than those found on the red carpet.  And last night was no exception.  

Some Looks I was seriously loving....

Kate Beckinsale's Updo

Alice Eve's Sleek, Red Gown

Emmy Rossum's Awesome Head Piece

Rosie Huntington Whiteley's Ruffled Dream of Dress

Cutest Couple Award Goes to Miranda Kerr & Orlando Bloom

Or Maybe Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are the Winners...

Lilly Collins is my Best Dressed of the Night

All images via Vanity Fair.


Friday, February 22, 2013


Life can get so complicated.  The other day, going into a bar with my girlfriends it took a good five minutes to dig through my obnoxiously large purse to produce my ID.   Sifting past cans of hair spray, lip glosses, gloves, and who knows what else, I decided then and there it's time to invest in a smaller bag.  There's something so feminine about tiny accessories.  In a world where everything is super-sized I'm embracing the dainty and the delicate.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Bloomer Shorts

Lacey, little shorts, reminiscent of bloomers have to be one of the prettiest things that can be worn this coming spring.  The pair above are so cute they might be something you'd find on a Victorian baby doll and I love their sweet detailing yet saucy length.   I picture them being worn with flowing tops or structured button downs. 


Friday, February 15, 2013

Silky Track Pants

Know what I've been coveting more than anything?  Silk track pants.  The kind that are a bit baggy, but then tapper perfectly towards the ankle.  Their waist might be drawstring, and they may or may not have a stripe down the side of the leg.  But they're the kind of laid back cool that is perfect with pointed toe pumps or strappy little sandals.  They look as cute with structured blazers as they do with white t-shirts (and a fab necklace) and I just ordered a pair from Maje and I'm really excited about it.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happiest St. Valentine's Day!

It's a little late, but here's hoping your Valentine's Day was wonderful!    If you didn't get flowers, here are some to brighten your day - and get you in the mood for spring!  x


Monday, February 11, 2013

The Dreaming Room

The bedroom is my favorite room in the house.  It's a room meant for dreaming and should be equal parts relaxing, beautiful, and comfortable.  The bedroom is the last room to be touched in the condo I live in, and I'm really excited to turn into a little haven fit for restful night's sleep.    Above all, I want it be cozy.  I'm drawing inspiration from the looks below.

  • Lots of white - nothing is crisper or more homey in my book.
  • An understated elegance - I want there to be a sort of proper beauty to the bedroom, but no so much that it feels cold or sterile. 
  • Soft light -  I'm all about chandeliers in the bedroom and pretty bedside lamps.  No yucky, generic lighting for this girl. 
  • Keeping it cozy - Warm blankets, fluffy pillows, and plush rugs are all wonderful ways to make the bedroom feel inviting.  I might throw in a stuffed animal here and there as well ;)