Saturday, May 31, 2014

In the Details

jumpsuit: via shopbop loving this one // shoes: isabel marant (available here) // bag: balenciaga // watch: michael kors (available here)

And by in the details I mean Isabel Marant sandals with Spider Man band aids….. you have to love motherhood.

PS I had some comments about seeing my newly redecorated house and as soon as some goodies I found on Etsy come in I'll share my new digs!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Love & Light

shirt: madewell (similar here) // shorts: zara (similar here) //jacket: old, loving this one // shoes: birkenstock (available here) // sunnies: prada (here) // backpack: vintage chanel
This past weekend while everyone was outside at the beach or the lake I was inside cleaning my house… I don't say this to complain….it was actually rather cathartic. While in the midst of cleaning I realized that we didn't need about 75% of the stuff in our house… I either donated it or tossed it…yes, friends that includes items of clothing. A funny thing happened after I was sitting in the middle of my barren bedroom…..I honestly felt like I had more items even after getting rid of so much. I had streamlined into only pieces and things that I truly love.

After the purging I came to another realization….I never really liked the way our house was decorated. I was 8 months pregnant when we bought our townhouse and really just wanted to move in and make it look like a home….which it has for the past 3 years….but it wasn't me. So thennnn I headed off to the flea market at the State Fair grounds where I found some pieces that really stood out. Its amazing how much a change of scenery can change your mood. I feel so happy and at peace in our home which hasn't happened in a longgggg time. I feel centered and free of clutter both physically and metaphorically. Now I'm ready to let in the love and light. PS this was the outfit I was wearing during the cleaning and flea market adventures…..comfy and practical but still me…..just like our new decor :)

Monday, May 26, 2014

If I could…….

blouse: equipment (similar here) // shorts: american apparel (similar here) // shoes: isabel marant (similar here) // sunnies: ray-ban (available here) // necklace: vanessa mooney (available here) // wallet: vintage chanel
Let's just say that if I could wear a silk button down with leather shorts and these Isabel Marant wedges for the rest of the summer than I would. Last year I discovered that silk button downs look just as great tucked into a pair of cutoffs with sandals as they do paired with leather and heels for a night out. Enough coverage to bend down and run around with a toddler but polished enough to wear anywhere……. These little beauties have become a wardrobe staple.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Leather, Strappy Heels and Cars Band Aids

top: helmut lang (similar here) // skirt: vintage via bolo vintage (loving this one) // jacket: old, similar here // shoes: shoemint (strikingly similar here) // bag: balenciaga // sunnies: prada (similar here)// necklace: stella & dot
photos by molly stillman

Avintage brown mexican lace skirt (notice I did not say a Tibi midi skirt or neon tulle tutu) was just the ticket to make me feel beautiful for a Mother's Day lunch. It became a little more 'me' paired with other neutrals, a leather jacket and some black strappy heels. Oh and of course several Cars band aids add the perfect touch.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cheers to the Weekend

Skirt worn as dress: vintage givenchy via bolovintage (loving this one) // schoes: schutz (available here) // jacket: old, similar here // sunnies: prada (similar here) // wallet: vintage chanel

Running late for date night as usual, snapped some quicks pics on the way. PS tried grilled octopus for the first time….holy nom nom.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sticky Summers

top: ripcurl (similar here) // shorts: levi (available here) // shoes: isabel marant (available here) // hat: michael stars (available here) // sunnies: ray ban (similar here)
With temps in the 90's the first part of this week and North Carolina humidity rearing its ugly head…..the sticky summer season has officially begun. What's a girl to do when her care free wild toddler wants to be outside exploring all day but both she and said child start dripping with sweat after 20 minutes? Throw on some light chambray, cutoffs and newly acquired Isabel Marant sandals and stay  as close as she can to any body of water in sight :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


swimsuit: asos (available here) // shorts: free people ( available here) // kimono: castles couture (similar here)// shoes: ascot friday x matisse (available here) // hat: michael stars (here)// sunnies: ray ban (available here) // watch: michael kors (available here) // necklaces: vanessa mooney and tiffany & co
I'm not usually a fan of bathing suit posts…..but I received so many comments on Instagram, Facebook and in person about this suit that I figured I would share it……and where to get it, so here you go….happy Wednesday :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Silky Breeze

top: minkpink (similar here) // skirt: friend of mine via shopbop (loving this one) // shoes: comme des garçons play for converse (available here) // bag: loeffler randall (similar here) // sunnies: ray ban (available here) // necklaces: vanessa mooney (similar here) & vintage chanel
In theory this skirt is amazing…….yet, it can be a logistical nightmare. I wore it for coffee last week after dropping Doodle off at school with a long blouse underneath because its straight up sheer…to the tenth degree. Also, note to self, those beautiful silk panels that you love……as soon as the faintest breeze comes along they float right up and show the world what you're workin' with. Ellen smartly suggested that next time I wear it as a dress and I added with some leather shorts under it that would be a winning combo. But dang if it doesn't photograph well in the breeze…..see ya soon silky panel octopus looking skirt…..we will meet again :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

To the Mothers…...

romper worn as shorts: shopbop (loving these)// shoes: shoemint (similar here) // sunnies: ray ban (similar here)

To all of the mothers……. thank you for making the world go around and happy Mother's Day.