Friday
Oct142011

Polka Dots and Strong Shoulders

Zara top, Sara Campbell skirt, Miu Miu booties, Chanel necklace

For my fun evening out at the Nespresso dinner (post here) I wore mostly black; unusual for me I know.  But the black Zara top I wore had those strong shoulders that I do so love a la Balmain or Vanessa Bruno  (especially at the Zara price point).  Plus I added the polka dot "trend".  Polka dots (like animal prints) are things that I always have in rotation whether they are in or out.

Zara jacket, Stella McCartney bag

I picked up this faux leather sleeved jacket from Zara which is just so Helmut Lang.  And I would be remiss not to give props to these fabulous sculpted heel booties from Miu Miu.  You might not believe me when I tell you this, but I pranced about in these 5 inchers all day yesterday and they were really quite comfortable. 

Hope you've all had a great week!  What's on tap for the weekend?  I'm just looking forward to a couple of days of not working. 

 

Thanks to Jaime for snapping the photo above for me at the Nespresso event.

Thursday
Oct132011

Coffee and Conversation with Ted Allen

It was my immense pleasure to have been hosted at the Nespresso store on Newbury Street last night for a fantastic evening of good food, wine, coffee and conversation with several other local bloggers and with none other than Food Network's Ted Allen.  If you are a coffee lover, you should certainly check out their shop and especially their new fancy Latissima machine which combines espresso and milk foam in one machine.

I was very impressed with the store's decor and the table setting was sleek and inviting.

The wine was abundant which this girl in Boston certainly appreciates!

Each course was paired with both wine and coffee and all the food had hints of coffee in the ingredients.  I'm usually more of a savory than a sweet but I must admit, I really enjoyed the desserts.  The trio of desserts above were mini mocha frappe with Nespresso chocolate pearls, vanilla affagato with coffee biscotti and Nespresso pot du creme and hazelnut crema. 

Ted Allen was as lovely and engaging in person as he appears on TV.  He has a cookbook coming out next May (possibly called In My Kitchen?) so be certain to pick it up!

And Ted was kind enough to take a photo with me and Naina.  Thanks Ted and Nespresso for a super fun evening!

 

Wednesday
Oct122011

Fall Sale at Mint Julep

Next Wednesday get 20% off at both Mint Julep locations!!!

Wednesday
Oct122011

Geometry and Denim

Anna Sui top, Ann Taylor pants, Lanvin and Emporio Armani necklaces

One day last week, I pulled out this geometric printed Anna Sui top that I hadn't worn in ages which I wore with a pair of basic black pants from Ann Taylor.

Jennifer Chun coat, Stella McCartney bag, Prada shoes

With fall's chilly weather having arrived I had the perfect opportunity to wear my Jennifer Chun denim coat.  

Tuesday
Oct112011

Double Take

Zara shirt and trousers, J Crew flats, Chanel necklace, Stella McCartney bag

I had a great day this past Saturday lunching, getting manicured and just bopping around to enjoy the gorgeous weather. 

Hermes bangle, MAC lady danger lipstick

I kept it simple with a basic Zara striped tshirt, red Zara trousers and J Crew flats that feel like slippers. 

 Zara jacket, Talbots suede shorts, Moschino belt, Valentino shoes, J Crew necklace, Noir studded cuff

Saturday night was a casual evening out so I did a quick change into suede shorts from Talbots, Valentino studded shoes, J Crew necklace and a Noir studded cuff that I got from Gilt.