Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Brunch

This was taken at my family's holiday brunch. It was great to be able to see everyone and was also nice to have a chance to get dressed up for the occasion! My sister, Kelly, on the left is wearing an H&M dress and boots from Aldo. Her belt is from American Eagle. I am wearing an Ann Taylor Loft dress, belt, and cardigan. My tights are from Bloomingdales and my flats are from Nordstrom. Hope everyone had a great holiday!!! Good luck in 2011!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Photo of the Day!

I found this photo on a blog called the Shutter Sisters. All of their photography is gorgeous but I especially loved this one. It is absolutely breathtaking.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Things that are making me happy!

During the holiday season time seems to just fly by so I wanted to make sure that I really appreciated what is making me happy. I decided to create a list of what is truly making me happy, here they are:

I tried this dress on in a boutique in my town and fell in love with it! I finally found it online on Modcloth, I think it's the perfect holiday dress!

Fires in the fireplace!
Harry Potter!

Starbucks Christmas cups!

These Cole Haan boots that I'm crossing my fingers will be under the Christmas tree this year!    

My festive manicure and pedicure!


This year we decided to do a very low key family Thanksgiving, this however didn't affect the amount of food we cooked! My main job was setting the table but was also in charge of taking photos. I included these photos plus a photo of my outfit-I wanted to keep it simple but also dressy! Here they are:

 Cardigan-Urban Outfitters, Blouse-Nordstrom, Skirt-Gap, Tights-Bloomingdales, Pumps-Nordstrom, Headband-Forever 21, Necklace- Anna Beck

Friday, November 26, 2010

Photo of the Day!

With the temperature quickly dropping I wanted to post a photo from last Spring that reminds me of warmer weather. However, I am still impatiently waiting for snow!
I was lucky to snag this photo before the butterflies flew away!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Outfits!

With the holidays quickly approaching and with them many celebrations it can become stressful to come up with different outfits for each occasion. So I created several outfits that will fit every occasion from a casual brunch to a formal dinner party, here they are!

Skirt-Forever 21, Blouse-Gap, Tights-Gap, Pumps-Banana Republic

Jeans-Gap, Tank-White House, Velvet Blazer-Gap, Flats-Gentle Souls

Skinny Cords-Gap, Blouse-Anthropologie, Flats-Beverly Fieldman

My favorite holiday dresses!! Clockwise from the top left: 1-Piperlime, 2-Piperlime, 3-Piperlime, 4-Piperlime, 5-Piperlime

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Winston Flowers!

I spent this past weekend in Boston and was walking around when I stumbled into this amazing flower shop! All of their arrangements were absolutely stunning and very creative. Here are some pictures of my favorite arrangements!

I love the simplicity of this arrangement it looks very vintage to me....which I love!    

I love the color combination of this one!
I feel like this arrangement works for both the Fall and the Spring!

I think that these flowers look like vintage roses and I love the vases!

I love how the bowls aren't perfect, I think it really adds to the arrangement!
I love the texture of the flower and the color change!
I love these vases, and I think the big leaves really make this arrangement stand out!
           If you want to check out the florist click here for their link: Winston Flowers

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Balloon Festival!

This past weekend was the annual balloon fest near my home! We wake up at 5 am bring our coffee and blankets and go see hundreds of hot air balloons take off. It is absolutely gorgeous, the sun is just rising and we lucked out on the weather this year! Afterwards we always stop for breakfast at my favorite place that doubles as a store! They always get decked out for fall, with decorations, spices, and homemade goods! It is a great tradition! Here are pictures from this year, and a look that was inspired from the festival!


These next pictures are from the store/restaurant.

                                                             I love these teacups!

This is the inspired outfit!
Cargo pants-Alloy, Ruffle Tank-Madewell, Boots-Eddie Bauer, Sweater-Eddie Bauer

Monday, September 27, 2010

Boots For Less!!!

I have been doing a little online shopping looking for a pair of motorcycle boots, I finally found a pair from Eddie Bauer for $169. However, I recently was shopping at Forever 21 and found a pair of boots that look almost the same but cost only $29.80! See if you can figure out which one is which by clicking on the caption!

Boot #1, Boot #2

How to wear....Chunky Sweaters!

Chunky sweaters are this Fall's it item. It can be pretty hard to put together an outfit that includes a chunky sweater but here are some ideas!
Skirt-Forever 21, Tank-Victoria's Secret, Shoes-Urban Outfitters, Sweater-Victoria's Secret               
Sweater-Topshop, Boots-Forever 21, Shirt-Anthropologie, Jeans-Gap

Rainy Days and Mondays

Today's gross weather has inspired me to create a look perfect for days like today! I chose to keep it simple but also made sure it is appropriate for the cooler weather. Here it is!

Jeans- 7 For all Mankind, Sweater-Forever 21, Boots-Hunter, Trench- Andrew Marc

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Style Icon: Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson is constantly a style inspiration for me. She is always is on top of the new trends and always looks sophisticated and put together. Here are two of my favorite outfits, and their look for less!

Shorts-Shopbop, Tank-Anthropologie, Boots-Dune, Lip Gloss-Bobbi Brown
Bag- DSW, Sunglasses-Smith Optics, Boots-Chinese Laundry, Dress-StyleBop

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Fall Wishlist!

With so many amazing new Fall pieces It's hard to pick just 6! I did a little online shopping and picked 6 pieces that would definitely complete my wardrobe. With my birthday just around the corner (September 22) I am hoping that these might actually be added to my closet! Here they are!
Anthropologie $89.95
Topshop $80
Eddie Bauer $265
Nordstrom $68.00
Gap $59.95
Piperlime $59.00

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Emmy Awards Look Alikes

Diana Agron:
This dress was the hardest to find, so I decided that I wanted to capture the elegance. I also especially liked the blue ribbon belt on Diana's dress and wanted to find a dress that also had a ribbon belt. This is the outfit, perfect for a formal event.

Forever 21
Charlotte Russe

Heather Morris:
I think this dress is the best dress for a party look. I chose a strapless dress because I think it balances out the black belt nicely! For the belt I picked a simple thick black ribbon from A.C. moore.
Arden B.

A.C. Moore

Jessalyn Gilsig:
This dress is great for a cocktail party, I love the ruffles and the one shoulder strap. I also loved the gold sequin clutch Jessalyn had and made sure I included it in my look alike.
Charlotte Russe