Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How I Wore It - LOFT

Shell - Ann Taylor LOFT; Cardigan - Nordstrom - bp.; Belt - H & M; Jeans - BCBG; Shoes - Belle by Sigurdson Morrison; Necklace - The Limited

Over the weekend I was in Ann Taylor LOFT and picked up this Great polka doted shirt (at 40% off!).  I really love it, it has a cute bubble hem, split collar, and it a really nice quality fabric!!  Great find! 

This outfit is also my attempt at "out-of-the-box" accessorizing!!  What do you think?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Accessories edition

If you are anything like me accessories are the bane of your existence.  I amost never have any idea what I am doing when it comes to doning myself with belts, scarves, earrings, necklaces..... ok well scarves are easy as long as I'm keeping it simple and just wrapping one around my neck.

One of the things that I will consider my "goal" over the next few months is to experiment with accessories a little more.  Hopefully if you stay tuned to my new "How I wore it" section, you will see a few accessories sneak their way in! 

Some of the pieces I am on the war path to add to my current wardobe, in no particular order are

Hot Pink Skinny Belt

This one is from Ann Taylor and weighs in at $30.  Neons are huge this spring, and I figured a belt is a) a good accessory and b) a great way to add neon without going overboard.

A Blue Skinny Belt - This one is from Old Navy and is about $13


A Wide Stripe Belt, This one is from Ann Taylor Loft and is about $38.

And Finally, I found a Turquoise necklace today on Amazon for $53 that I think will make an appearance in my jewelry box, because I am in LOVE with it!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

How I Wore It

Banana Republic - How I Wore It

The top you might recognize - I posted it here.  I just picked this up from Banana this past weekend and I have to tell you I love it!!  The Cardigan is from Nordstrom (Splendid), Jeans by Paige Denim (these are the skyline bootcut) For anyone shopping for new jeans I would highly recommend this brand and style!! They.are.awesome. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Oh you are lucky today.  We are headed back to the true nature of this blog and we are talking shoes.  Honestly I have no idea what it is about shoes that makes me so ridiculously, gleefully happy.  Giddy with excitement even. 

Of course we aren't talking about giddy happiness from your basic black work pump or flat you desperately need.  No, we are talking about something that makes the shoe special.  Something that you look at and instantly fall in love with. 

We remember my post about the shoes that inspired the blog right?! My glittery Kate Spade Charm sandals?  Well the pair that I'm about to show you, the pair I most recently fell in love with, are a much more practical shoe.  Ok they aren't, but it doesn't matter does it?

Welcome to my shoe collection Vince Camotu Crane pumps!!

ooohhhhh aaaaahhhhhh.  I love them.  They are magical.  And for having a 5 inch heel and 1/2 in platform they are surprisingly comfortable. 

Now, I have absolutely no idea where I am going to wear these puppies.  Currently I'm thinking they will make a debut with a pair of jeans at class one of these nights.  What can I say, they are stunning and should be shared with the world! 

Would it be wrong to just wear them around my house?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A love Affair with Tory Burch

There is something positively magical about the day the new Nordstrom seasonal catalog arrives in the mail.  The giddy-ness, the excitement.... and inevitably, pouring through the catalog of the brand new or upcoming arrivals, getting all excited about a particular piece, and then .... BAM the realization that the fabulous dress you are currently having heart palpitations over is $500.  Thanks guys. 

BUT, this dress is amazing and must be shared with the world, and who knows maybe it will go on sale? Or maybe my wonderful husband will buy it as a graduation gift? One can hope.

Tory Burch, Summer 2012 Collection available pre-order on the Nordstrom site

Monday, February 13, 2012

Providence Gem - Mill's Tavern

Let me start out by saying I love Mill's Tavern Restaurant Providence, RI.  Love Love LOVE it.  It really is an amazing place to spend a fabulous dinner, one of my favorite things about it is the absolute consistency of the experience.  We have been here no less than 9 times and it has been a knock-out every time.  Every.single.time.  Ok so J's meal wasn't so out-of-the-park amazing this time, but mine was :-)  Another huge positive here is the wine list, it is pretty large, but more importantly there is a nice selection.  I have enjoyed both the Brazin Old Vine Zin priced at $36 and the Moriz (maybe?) Pinot Noir for $53.  Outstanding bottles of wine both of them!

One thing you  will notice in this blog post is a lack of photos of the food.  Why you ask?  Because I devoured it the second it arrived that's why.  Believe me, I actually intended on taking pictures this time around just so I could share them with you, but alas, I was about 5 bites in before I even remembered I was supposed to snap photos. 

So instead of pictures you get a recap of the courses, close your eyes and try to imagine the yummy goodness, excellent service, and amazing surroundings. 

First Course: Cheeseplate - featuring a selection of 3 cheeses from Farmstead in Providence RI (this place is also awesome) and of course the cheeseboard comes with sauces and candied things and apple slices and all sorts of delicious pairings.

Entrees: I had a pork chop something or other that was brined and served with potatoes and applesauce.  J had a Monkfish wrapped in bacon, this was a little below the expectation we have for Mill's Tavern, it was a little dry and tasted like it may have been frozen. 

Dessert: Warm Choolate Lava cake.  I need no other words.

Are you drooling yet? You should be.  This is another place on my list of "if you haven't been here yet, make your reservation now."  Like right now.

And next time I promise to take you photos.  Honest.