Saturday, December 20, 2014

Girl Party: Holiday Cookie Decorating Fete'

Welcome to my idea of the perfect holiday cookie baking party:

First, we'd have to have some healthy holiday cocktails to balance out all the cookie's a nice list of festive low cal drinks that look delicious.
Source for Pomegranate Champagne Punch

I'd serve these delicious white chocolate amaretto cherries...

We'd all wear these adorable half-aprons... here.

I'd give everyone pre-made kits, with basic cookies already prepared to decorate...because not all of us are Betty Crocker:)

The Martha Stewart types could work on making some of these cute cookies....

We'd cap off the day with drinks in this 
gorgeous dream of an outdoor space... (Sigh)

Happy Weekend Before Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hats and Pattern Mixing: Making an Outfit Unique

Wearing hats was never my thing until I moved to New York. Even now, that I live in LA, I still like to throw one on if the weather is a little chilly or even in the summer to shield my face from sun. I think they help make an outfit your own. I've seen this J Crew  Flannel Shirt being worn by everyone but I still love it, and finally broke down and purchased it on sale because I knew I could make it my own as long as i didnt pair it with denim all the time...

I think mixing a basic with the unexpected always makes even the most common item unique.  Speaking of unexpected, I'm getting tons of compliments on this Double Ring and wish I could say I had made it myself...I love rings that are worn on more than one finger and plan to make some more soon. This Necklace is from my own collection though and in January there will be more to come! 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Mix and Match Holiday Fashion

Every time I'm in New York, I get a little extra excited about fashion.  The shopping and the weather, and the fun festive vibe (not to mention the amazing selection of stores), makes me want to dress extra luxe and fashionable...Stores like Searle and Henri Bendel, have the most luxurious, unique, only in new york pieces that I adore. I meant to take my out of town girlfriends to both these stores during their visit, but we got carried away with drinking wine, eating food and drinking more wine all the other great stuff to do in NYC! 

Since we only did about a quarter of the shopping intended, I selected some holiday pieces online from some of these great stores that can be mixed and matched and used throughout the new year. Searle has the best collection of sweaters and cashmere, like this one, and these Gloves are the prettiest I've ever seen! They'd make an amazing gift:)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Weekend in the Country: What to Bring

This time of year is an amazing time to get away! A cozy trip to a cabin in the country, lighting the fireplace and sipping on hot chocolate is on my list of things to do. When we lived in New York I was always dreaming of a warm beach somewhere, but now I'm dreaming of snow, warm blankets, good books, good wine and good people around me. Above are all the things I'd like to pack for this type of Holiday. How much fun to relax in these comfy clothes under this cozy blanket, reading this book on winter decor.

PS. Lots of Sales Today on Green Monday:
J Crew 25% off with code VERYMERRY
MADEWELL 30% off select styles with code MERRIEST
KATE SPADE 25% off sale items with code JACKPOT

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Plaid, Bling and a New App

This photo was taken a few weeks ago. Ive been so busy I havent had a chance to put it up and its showcasing a necklace I've been getting lots of compliments on. I've worn this top a lot lately, especially in October and November. Both months flew by and I have been too busy to remember to post it, but since its a staple I thought it necessary:) 

Speaking of being so busy, have you guys heard of Postmates yet? It's been the best thing that has happened to us since we left New York, which (in my opinion) is the food capitol of the U.S. Postmates goes to any restaurant you wish, even if its an hour away and will pick up dinner for you, keep it warm, and notify you of their whereabouts and eta, every step of the way. They do 5 dollar delivery specials almost daily and even let you rate your driver. It's saved me on nights when i meant to cook, but didn't....

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Beginning Today: Rebecca Taylor Black Friday Sale

Lots of stores (like Rebecca Taylor) are starting their black Friday Sales early online... Above are my picks, the whole site is 30% off right NOW. So check it out, and dont foregt to enter code BF30.

And dont forget to check out these other sales that started today:
11/25/2014-11/28/2014: Express: 50% off of everything.
11/25/2014-12/1/2014: James Perse: holiday sale and free shipping.
11/25/2014, one day only: Les Nouvelles: early Black Friday sale. Additional 25% off of all sale items.
11/25/2014-11/30/2014: Rebecca Taylor: Black Friday 30% off of sales merchandise.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Gifts at Bloomingdales Friends and Family Sale

Lots of people think that the day after Thanksgiving is the best day to shop for holiday gifts, but they couldnt be more wrong. The best time to shop for Christmas gifts and decor is actually before Thanksgiving. In fact the 2 weeks prior, are the best deals and selection you will find before all the other sale stalkers grab all the good stuff and leave you with the scraps. Yep, this is true and must be because they reported it on Good Morning America, and I LOVE Good Morning America, so I'm standing behind it:)

The above festive treasures are all a whopping 20% off right now! Use the code holiday on or before November 16th to get some great gifts or holiday decor before the prices go back up!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Appreciating Life and the Smalll Things

My new cell phone it's not an iPhone 5, but everyone comments on this cool design from Nasty Gal

This fall arrangement I did over the hued roses look awesome with fall florals.
This asymmetrical necklace I made a while back...
A Fall brunch at my place with friends...setting a pretty table always brings me joy, (Do I sound like a mom yet?)
And here is as I like to call it my Glam-Pumpkin...metallic and shiny just the way I like my jewelry.

Posting some happy things to reflect on this monday because...

Sadly, I got some news that an old high school friend passed away.  Our friendship actually started in middle school, when I was pimply and awkward and afraid of talking to boys. He was one of the only people who was nice to me when I was starting off that first year in a new school (12 year old girls can be mean and nasty) and he was always a source of comfort to me that year. 

Even in the years after when I had come into my own and the awkwardness subsided, I still felt such a great feeling a warmth when we were together. Sadly, I moved away and our only contact was on Facebook where even there, he left friendly comments that were always so genuine and made me smile. Funny, after so many years and seemingly lifetimes away from each other, I still feel like I lost a good friend. 

Hope your week goes well, that you appreciate all the good things in life and gloss over the small stuff that troubles you. Because the only small things in life you should focus on, are the ones that make you happy:)

Friday, November 7, 2014

This Holiday

This holiday, I'm all about shimmery basics with great accessories. This Clutch is so unique and cool...I have a black one in this style and can't get enough of it. It's called the Lunchbox Clutch and the shiny silver color will go great with all my holiday outfits:)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A "Perfect" Look

I dont know about you guys, but this week has been super busy.  I've been running around trying to get everything tackled on my to do list. The problem is I have too much on there and noone except myself is pressuring me to get any of it done. 

Apparently, I'm a perfectionist. Who knew? I am not one to be overly organized, or return calls or emails in a timely manner so it makes no sense. I'm so not the stereotypical type A at all, but I do place a lot of importance on certain things and I seem to fixate on them so much more than necessary.  

I happen to like that I'm type A about fashion though. Even though it's far from the most important thing in life, it makes me feel in control and accomplished when I put together a look I love. The above board is one of those:)

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