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restless…

My mom called at the shop this afternoon, and asked about my day. “Mmm, okay. It’s kind of slow,” I replied. “Good,” she said, “you need a little break to catch your breath!” She’s totally right, as per usual. But why didn’t I think of that? Chad and I are…
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baubles and basics

Some days my favorite outfits are the really simple ones, accented by a few well-placed accessories. Said outfits are especially appealing on a Monday morning. Even more so when the Monday is a holiday, and all your banking friends are sleeping in while you schlep yourself to work… It doesn’t…
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tailor-made

Fit is always a challenge for me. I’m little, but curvy: 5’4″ with a 27″ waist and 37″ hips. This often leaves me perplexed and frustrated in the fitting room… I can wear anything from a 2 to a 6, depending on the garment and designer.  Petite sizes are the perfect…
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pardon the interruption

I took an unintended hiatus from the blog last week. One of our designers was on vacation through Wednesday, and we spent the last half of the week working on Father’s Day orders, a few small parties, and a very special wedding. It was a busy one, and some things…
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the start of summer

Dear Summer, I know we’ve had a love/hate relationship over the years. Things have been strained between us. It’s my fault. I took advantage of you as a youngster in school, and grew to hate your oppressive heat and humidity as I got older. I didn’t take the time to…
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{when it’s all about} the shoes

Sunny Leigh button-down (Macy’s) | Mossimo premium skinnies (Target sale) | Tyler Rodan bag (outlet) | Bamba patent penny loafers c/o Wanted A statement shoe works in much the same way as a statement necklace: throw it on with easy basics and, voilà, instant outfit. This morning I overslept by…
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where’s wilma?

Windy City Trench c/o Ruche | Angel Ankle Skinnies c/o DL1961 | striped tee picked up on a clearance rack a while ago | Hampton Drop Earrings c/o Posh Locket | Nine West sandals | DIY glitter pouch Today was cah-razy, ya’ll. Easily the busiest day we’ve had at the…
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wish you were here! {product review}

I’m teaming up with Anastasia Beverly Hills and The Confluence again to spread the word about Anastasia’s latest limited edition set — Wish You Were Here! — that’s available exclusively at Sephora. What better way to chat about fun new cosmetics than via a little video review, hmm? To celebrate this cool…
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snoods and nostalgic moods.

AE sweater | LC Lauren Conrad pleather shorts | handmade snood c/o Seams to Be | Colby boots c/o MIA Shoes | HUE heather gray tights My Nan — my Dad’s mom and the best grandmother in the history of grandmothers — had a small collection of handmade afghan blankets.…