Friday
Aug192011

Black and Tan

Banana Republic shirt, Ann Taylor Skirt, Balenciaga bag, Chanel ring, Hermes bangle

We are still at the height of the dog days of summer, yet I find myself leaning towards more neutral colors and clean lines and less of the in your face brights and prints that I usually favor.

Miu Miu shoes, Kate Spade jacket

Yesterday I wore this black and tan Ann Taylor colorblocked skirt.  I love how the black on either side slims me down a bit and it's perfect with my fave Miu Miu sandals purchased on deep discount from Liberty's of London.  I love these shoes and need to get as much wear out of them as I can before fall is really upon us!

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday
Aug182011

Oh yes I did...

I'm sure you've seen how much I LOOOVVE my Valentino studded t-strap kitten heels, right?  Who would have thought when I bought them how much I would wear them, love them?  So you can imagine when I saw the flat version that I just MIGHT HAVE SWOONED.  But I resisted, oh yes I did...until I happened upon some very important and relevant information on my daily blog reads.  I check in each day with the Chloe Conspiracy.  She is darling and has such a great sense of style, plus she posts regularly on all the sales going on across the interwebs.  But you know me, I'm not a very good bargain shopper.  I just don't always have the patience.  I get gobs of emails trying to entice me with daily deals, bargains galore, free shipping.  But it's a bit of information overload for me.  Yet today for some reason, I paid attention to Chloe's "see Chloe shop" post which was chock full o' bargains.  And there it was, Bergdorfs has a deal until August 19.  Check it out here (but I'll give you a hint, I'm getting $200 back!).  Happy shopping!!

Wednesday
Aug172011

Frumpy and Fabulous?

Tucker for Target dress, J Crew belt, Miu Miu oxfords, Balenciaga bag, Aris Geldis necklace

Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel frumpy?  I woke up this past Sunday morning feeling that way and even though I've worn this Tucker for Target dress numerous times before and liked how it looked on me, this time, nothing was right.  This wasn't at all about me not liking the dress; I was just having one of those moments where I liked nothing on me.  We all have them, right?  Anyway, I went about my daily errands which included a quick Greek salad at Cafe Jaffa where the waitress could not have been nicer to me.  She was so smiley, checked on me regularly and at the end of my meal when she presented me with my check, she asked me where I worked that I get to dress so fabulous.  It was Sunday so I certainly wasn't dressed for work and I certainly didn't feel fabulous.  And then she said again "you ARE fabulous".  It really brightened my day. 

Tuesday
Aug162011

Ombre (and sunsets)

RED Valentino dress, Valentino shoes, Chanel necklace and ring, Hermes bangle

I had a soiree to go to one night last week after work and thought this dress was the perfect balance of work appropriate yet still fun for a celebratory night out.

Reiss blazer, Celine bag, Hermes scarf

When I bought this dress last summer I LOVED It.  This type of shape with a blousy top and more fitted skirt is good for my body type and I love the gradients of orange in the ombre.  Doesn't the way the orange fades remind you of the sunset I posted yesterday (here)?  I was so pleased to have found it in my closet.

Monday
Aug152011

Weekend Tidbits

Sunset and the Boston skyline from Hingham Yacht ClubView of the moon from Hingham Yacht Club

This weekend was atypical for me.  I rarely leave my little radius in the South End and Back Bay but Friday after work I zipped down to Hingham to spend the evening with a friend.  We started off our evening sipping wine and nibbling on cheese and crackers at the Hingham Yacht Club.  The sunset with the view of Boston's skyline was so beautiful.  And at the same time when I looked in the other direction, there was the moon.  I couldn't have asked for a more perfect summer night. 

Tara Jarmon dress, Miu Miu shoes

Saturday night I was back to Boston but I did venture a wee bit out of my 'hood.  A couple of friends and I found our way to No. 9 Park in Beacon Hill.  I used to make more regular appearances there but it's literally been years since my last visit.  Remind me not to wait so long to go back (I had potato tortelloni with lobster, corn butter and scallions and poussin with cipollini onions; both delicious). 

Elisha Daniels necklace, Longchamp bag, Hermes bangle

Despite the warm, sunny, summer weather, I wasn't feeling my summer clothes.  So I wore this black Tara Jarmon dress that I bought years ago on sale.  It's so well made and such a classic dress, but since I'm not one to keep it simple I wore my fave Miu Miu sandals and a chunky multi strand pearl necklace.