Monday, August 31, 2009


Look for the woman in the dress.
If there is no woman, there is no dress.
~ Coco Chanel

image styled by Giovanna Battaglia

font crush

In searching for a specific font for a project I'm working on, I came across these beauties:

all font images from Veer

Friday, August 28, 2009

a thing of beauty

Behold, the new Brooke collection from Coach.

Perfect in every way. Except for the price tag.
Why must you be so expensive!?

Leather Brooke handbag from Coach

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ready to Wear

I just spent too much time looking through all the Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear lines on A few of my favorite looks:


Oscar de la Renta

Ralph Lauren

Reem Acra

all photos from

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Big bows and polka dots. Dramatic and sweet. Fierce and girly. All wrapped into one shoe.

The Eva heel by Brian Atwood

Monday, August 24, 2009

not a slice, but a slab

I don't think my kitchen is big enough to make this...

But it sure does look good!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
~Lady M.W. Montagu

Thursday, August 20, 2009

awaiting autumn

I'm not gonna lie, I'm ready for summer to end and fall to get here. I'm ready for crisp, cool weather, vibrant changing leaves and sweatshirts. Boots and blazers. College football. Scarves and Starbucks Pumpkin Spice lattes.

I LOVE the Pumpkin Spice Lattes...

picture by Roland Bello via here

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Browsing around for some pretty shoes, I came across these Haute Couture whimsical platforms by Mai Lamore. Feathery and fabulous!

Oiseau de Paradis (Bird of Paradise) platforms by Mai Lamore

Monday, August 17, 2009


The Biltmore Estate is spectacular.

I highly recommend a visit.

all pictures from my personal camera

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I love a good quote. I've been receiving the Real Simple Daily Thought emails for over a year now, and it's always nice to read a motivational, inspirational, or uplifting message in the morning. 

I always write down quotes that appeal to me, and now I have a little notebook full of them. So I thought I'd start a new weekly feature here on the blog by sharing a favorite quote and image every Sunday.  

"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it." 
~ Sydney J. Harris

Friday, August 14, 2009


I'm normally not a fan of the chunky, bulky, ankle-boot type shoes, but the minute I saw these, I was smitten. The Coach Brandie heel gives a more refined feel to the popular gladiator style. Edgy but with some classic structure to it. These would be perfect for fall. 

Coach Brandie Heel

Thursday, August 13, 2009

mini vacay

Hunter and I are celebrating our anniversary by taking a day trip to visit the Biltmore. I couldn't be more excited as I've been looking forward to going for so long! Before we go to Asheville though, my weekend starts today when I head out of town to visit family & friends. It's a weekend of mini trips. 

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

ocean blue

A little nautical inspiration for this August day...

image 1 from RL Magazine; image 2 by Erez Sabag via here; image 3 from Vogue via here; image 4 by Leigh Miller via here

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Some pretty paisley for your feet:

Molly printed platform peep toes from J.Crew

Impossibly French

I just finished reading the cutest book: All You Need to be Impossibly French. Author Helena Frith Powell interviews glamorous French women to find out what it is that makes them so uniquely... French. You know, stylish, slim, sexy, glamorous, intelligent and naturally beautiful. It's a quick little read and pretty entertaining. Makes me want to move to France.

Friday, August 7, 2009

coral + seafoam

Upon first glance, I was immediately taken with the color palette of the latest Marie Claire cover. 

Soft coral, gray-toned seafoam, with white and black. It seems it's been my favorite color palette for a while, as evidenced by these pics I've had saved up in my Inspiration folder.

from J.Crew

Thursday, August 6, 2009

perfect for me

Big, billowing peach-pink drapes that pool on the ground are what I'd like to have in my home.

top image via made sweet; bottom image via coco+kelley

more madness

I just can't get enough of Mad Men... I watched three episodes last night, and then browse around on the computer this morning to find this photo shoot and article in Vanity Fair, shot by Annie Leibovitz. 

photos by Annie Leibovitz from Vanity Fair