Category: courtesy

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 both guilty of catching ants-in-the-pants when our plates aren’t as full as we’d like them to be. And after the crazy shuffle of the holidays,…

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 get much easier than a classic white button-down and my favorite jeans. Today’s baubles come courtesy of Lydell NYC, a jewelry retailer with a great…

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 length, but are often too narrow across my hips and derriere. Average sizes fit my curves but are too long. The ideal solution would be…

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 just slipped right by me. Like blogging. Or eating three proper meals a day. All the while we’ve been working on our move, taking consultation…

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 appreciate all the good things you have to offer. So this year, I’m vowing to appreciate you more. To keep the propane tank full and…

{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 about an hour, and left myself with 20 minutes to get dressed and haul my groggy behind to work. Seeing as how I spent 15…