April 24, 2014

python print

[Wet Seal dress (similar here), Shoemint heels c/o, Gigi New York clutch c/o, vintage necklace]

In late 2012 when I was searching for wedding dresses, it came down to two finalists: Foxglove by Jenny Packham and LZ3004 by Lazaro. While I chose Foxglove (see wedding post here), the Lazaro had a dreamy romantic feel I completely adored. The hem of the dress is unfinished lace, so it peeks out beyond the fabric underneath. Today’s dress has that exact element. The delicate fabric and scooped neckline feel less formal than other polished pieces. I paired texture on texture and added a Gigi New York python print clutch for the finishing accent. 



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April 23, 2014

s'more hand pies


This warmer weather is getting me prepped for nighttime swims and bonfires. Of course the sweet reward following those activities is the victory of a well-cooked s'more. A perfectly golden-brown mallow, just barely melted chocolate, and a crisp graham make the greatest bite. I'm pretty sure The Sandlot engrained in all of us the unending love for this summer treat. Well, it's not quite time for those outdoor activities, so I've whipped up a batch of indoor treats. I used a recipe from Pillsbury and adapted the filling to be Nutella, marshmallow spread, and chocolate chips. I also swapped the graham cracker crusting for a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. If a pastry cutter/sealer is not in your kitchen, use a round cookie cutter and press the edges together with a fork.


 

April 22, 2014

casual comfort

[Aerie scarf (old, but love this), J.Crew tee, rag & bone jeans,  Shoemint heels c/o, Anthropologie clutch, Porsamo Bleu watch]
Yesterday was a tremendously energized occasion for Boston. The marathon brings such inspiration and appreciation to our fair city. Fittingly, I chose this favorite graphic tee with the word "merci" printed across the front (French for "thank you"). It was my own little nod toward the runners diligence, the efforts of countless civil servants, and the beautiful tradition of endurance.

Since I added these boyfriend jeans to my wardrobe for the season, they've made the best everyday choice. I love to dress up the slouchy fit with heels and a beaded clutch. The relaxed outfit takes on a classic feel with these small accents.




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April 21, 2014

bright for brunch

[Kenneth Cole dress (sold out at Nordstrom but similar here),  BCBG heels (lovely version), unnamed sunglasses (love these),  Amrita Singh cuff, Kidogo Kidogo iPhone case c/o]

I bought this dress a long while back and have hardly ventured to wear it. It wound up at the back of my wardrobe, so out of sight--out of mind. But I've set myself a little goal this spring of uncovering tucked-away closet pieces and sorting the giveaways from the keepers. Despite its few wears, this is a definite keeper. The comfortable fabric and bold colors make a great spring statement, The asymmetrical sleeves and soft cinching give a modern twist to the classic fit. All I needed to leave the house with this outfit was a silver cuff and my new Kidogo Kidogo phone case (check out their wonderful mission of providing cell phones in Tanzania).


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