Wednesday
Mar142012

Power Outage

Outfit details: Equiplment blouse (in orange here), Zara coat, trousers and shoes, Chanel bag and pin, HRH Collection necklace, Elisha Daniels bracelets

Yesterday was a very odd day in Boston.  A big transformer fire caused all of the Back Bay and part of my South End neighborhood to lose power.  As I type this on Wednesday morning power is back on for thousands of people including me, but there are still thousands more without power.  When I walked home last night down my eerily dark street, I was thankful for the flashlight app on my iphone!  While the power might have been out in Boston, I was bright as ever in a hot pink Equipment blouse paired with red trousers from Zara.  Colorblocking and bright colors, in or out, are always in my repertoire and this was a bit of a repeat of an outfit or two from last spring (here).  I'm looking forward to more brights in celebration of an early and warm spring.

Tuesday
Mar132012

Spring Baubles

My dear friend Elisha has a fabulous little shop in the Jean Pierre Hair Salon on Newbury Street.  She got lots of fun new baubles in for spring and since I'm never one to shy away from jewelry, I picked up a few things.  The contrasting black and white polka dot bangles and the almost golfball size beaded necklace can be worn with so much.  They'll add a punch to an all black outfit or any of spring's super bright hues. 

Monday
Mar122012

Weekend Tidbits - Family Visits & Easy Entertaining

This weekend I had a bunch of family in town and Sunday I was really sad to see them go.  But we had great fun while they were here and we spent Saturday night cooking in at my place and having a few friends over.

 Beautiful white tulips and hydrangeas always brighten up my day and my apartment.

A pair of Brian Atwood Maniac's in neon pink to punch up an all black outfit.

 The ever faithful cheese plate which is always a no brainer for entertaining.

The weekend's puzzle was what to make for a group where some don't eat meat at all, some don't eat fish, some eat meat but no pork or beef and some don't eat dark green vegetables.  The answer to the puzzle is to have a lot of variety.  Our answer was in addition to a healthy dose of cheese to serve tomato, cucumber and red onion salad drizzled with a vinagrette made of olive oil, dijon mustard and sherry vinegar.

We also made this very easy chicken rollatini.  Take thin sliced chicken breasts, roll them with a slice of cheese (we used provolone), a slice of proscuitto (which we excluded in a few for those who will eat chicken but not ham) and a basil leaf. Roll in bread crumbs, lay seam side down in a baking dish drizzled with olive oil.  Drizzle the tops with olive oil and bake at about 350 for 20 minutes.  Add white wine and capers and bake for another 10 minutes or so.  They were delish Saturday night and great served cold over salad the next day.  This is a perfect recipe for entertaining since the chicken can be prepared in advance.

And to make sure the non-meat eaters had something of substance, we made fettucine with a lemon sauce and fresh peas (recipe here).  We modified the recipe a bit by adding lemon juice and grated pecorino romano cheese.

What a fun weekend filled with an over abundance of good eats and more importantly, great friends and family.  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

Friday
Mar092012

(not so) Mellow Yellow

Outfit details: J Crew blouse, jacket and trousers, Valentino shoes, Miu Miu bag (similar here), Hermes scarf, J Crew and Chanel necklaces

So I'm not one to shy away from color and today I doubled down on the bright yellow.  And why not?  It was in the mid 60s today and what better way to celebrate than in bright, bright color?! I also pulled out my nude Valentino rockstud ankle wrap shoes that I wore to death last spring and summer. 

Happy Friday and enjoy another gorgeous spring day!

Thursday
Mar082012

Stripes

Outfit details: J Crew top, Milly jacket (old), Zara trousers (old), Valentino shoes, Miu Miu bag (in grey here), J Crew and Bauble Bar necklaces, Chanel and Kenneth Jay Lane pins, Hermes scarf, Tom Ford violet fatale lipstick

This was what I wore for a gorgeous day where I needed no coat, yay!  This striped J Crew blouse is going to be in regular rotation but this go around, I topped it with a Milly jacket from a few years ago.