Weekend Tidbits - 15 July 2017

Oh hello little ole blog, it's certainly been awhile!  I've been spending my time over on my Youtube channel and this space has been oh so neglected.  But here I am, attempting to bring it back to life!  For my first post back, I thought we could chat about what I'm doing, watching, reading and all that good stuff.  So here goes.  

This weekend, I started watching the Netflix series The Gypsy which stars Naomi Watts.  The Gypsy is billed as a "psychological thriller" in which Naomi Watts plays a therapist who injects herself into the lives of her patients. The reviews I've seen written are lukewarm. I'm two episodes in and like it enough to keep going. 

I recently finished reading The Futures by Anna Pitoniak.  This was a first novel about a young couple, Julia and Evan, who moves to New York City after college.  Pre-2008 market crash, Evan lands a job at a prestigious hedge fund where he was involved in some not so above board deals while Julia toils away as an assistant at a charitable foundation. The book is told from the perspective of both of them and I found it a very entertaining read. 

Gucci metallic sneakers

Gucci floral sneakers

I know I'm way late to the sneaker game, but I finally succumbed and bought not one, but two pairs of luxury sneakers. I'm in the midst of a summer off, the first time in my life that I've taken extended time off from working (more on that in this video), and the combination of summer clothes plus a more casual lifestyle made me take the plunge. So far, I've been wearing the floral pair constantly and know I'll get a ton of use from the metallic ones come fall.


Carven Coat

Outfit details: Carven coat, St. John top, Lafayette 148 blouse, Alexander Wang skirt, Dior booties, Dior bag, Dior scarf, Dylanlex necklace

I bought this coat from Net-A-Porter in the sales, but I would have loved it even had I paid full price. It's heavy enough to work in Boston for the winter and bright enough to bring me out of my winter rut! To make it even better, Tamron Hall from the Today Show was wearing it this week. I think she has the best style and just wears clothes beautifully.


Seasonless Dress and Favorite Boots


Outfit details: Chloé dress, Stuart Weitzman boots, Neiman Marcus sweater, Givenchy bag 

I bought this dress in the early fall and definitely haven't worn it enough. But oh how I love it. I felt really good the day I wore this and I can't wait to wear it come spring with bare legs and cool sandals. 

I also have to say that these boots are favorites of mine. Super comfy but also super cool. And for me they have the perfect heel; nice and chunky and not too high.


Outfit Archive

Outfit details: CH Carolina Herrera dress (other cute options here and here) and coat, Dior bag and shoes

Boy it's been awhile since I've posted here!  I've really been enjoying doing the You Tube videos (find me here).  As I sit here watching TV, I was trying to get inspired as to what to wear tomorrow.  I've been finding myself wearing the same things over and over. So I came here to my little place on the interwebs to check out what I was wearing last winter. But lo and behold, there's not much to see.

So here you have it, an outfit from the fall that I took photos of and never posted. This was from the annual Breast Cancer Research Foundation luncheon that I attend each year in Boston. 


Currently Coveting :: Brooks Brothers

As I mentioned last week (video here), I attended an event at Brooks Brothers to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Brooks Brothers holds this event in Boston every year where they donate a portion of the proceeds of all sales to the BCRF. I generally don't find the clothes at Brooks Brothers to be my personal style however I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised at several of the items that I saw in the store. There were still all of the quintessential Brooks Brothers items, but the smattering of things that suited my taste was a lovely change. Of course, the things I liked sell for a higher price point than the standard!

I love the classic simplicity of this camel top.  I like it with the matching skirt but I also think it would look lovely with a pair of grey trousers. And this is the perfect canvas for some bold statement jewelry. 

This is the kind of top that I could get quite a lot of use out of. There is so much that is special about this from the metallic jacquard fabric to the elbow length bell sleeves. 

Talk about a coat worth getting through the winter in; the floral jacquard fabric, removable fur collar and the cocoon shape all are calling my name!

The picture of this muted leopard coat doesn't do its craftmanship justice. The seaming detail in the back defines the body in the best way.

And lastly is this leather shift dress in navy. This is the kind of dress that can carry you through the better part of the year (except the really hot summer months). Wear it now with tights and boots or with sandals and bare legs once it's warm again.

So what do you think of what Brooks Brothers has to offer?