Thursday
Nov172011

Orange, Dots and Outsourcing

J Crew blazer, Talbots top, J Brand jeans, Manolo Blahnik shoes, Celine bag, Chanel necklace, Hermes belt

My closet is so jam packed that often what I pull out of it is a wrinkled mess.  I really dislike most domestic tasks (other than cooking) which is why I outsource apartment cleaning and laundry.  But the wrinkles still have to be dealt with and the iron has never been my friend.  I recently bought one of those little hand held steamers and it is life-changing!  It allowed me to wear this polka-dotted top from Talbots virtually wrinkle free with no ironing needed.  I paired it wih an orange J Crew jacket and Manolo Blahnik animal print shoes that have had a home in my closet for many years. 

Wednesday
Nov162011

Sunday Supper - Ragu

I was craving pasta with meat sauce and since I wanted to keep it relatively healthy. I used ground turkey and whole wheat pasta for this dish.

First I sauteed onions and garlic in olive oil.

Once the onions were translucent, I added in about a pound of ground turkey.

After the turkey was cooked through, I added a can of tomatoes and dried parsley, basil and red pepper and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, I cooked up some whole wheat pasta untl al dente then dressed the pasta with sauce.

Served with a salad and a sprinkling of grated parmigiana. 

Tuesday
Nov152011

cheetah+FLUORO

H&M cardigan, Current/elliott jeans, Dolce Vita booties, Cambridge Satchel Company bag, Chanel necklace, Noir cuff

Sunday a friend and I went out for brunch and a quick lap through Zara so I took my cheetah Current/elliot jeans out for another spin.  I decided to keep everything neutral in camel colors with one giant pop of fluorescent pink in my Cambridge Satchel Company bag.

Zara jacket

And let's also have a quick chat about my Dolce Vita booties.  I really like the Isabel Marant dicker boots but 1) they were way pricey and 2) they are sold out everywhere. 

 

So I ordered both of the Dolce Vita booties above.  Neither is exactly the Marant but they both had what I was looking for.  The shape was close enough and I like the wood heel.  The Jax is richer in color and clearly that's the one I'm wearing above.  The Jamison's still haven't arrived and my plan is to ship them right back...let's hope I don't like them better.

 

 

 

Monday
Nov142011

Graffiti

Saturday Lani, Naina and I hit Louis Boston for its most recent Louis Exposure series.  We started out with a lovely lunch upstairs at Sam's followed by making our mark on the chalkboard grafitti wall before heading down to the store for loads of fashion eye candy.

H&M tunic, J Brand coated jeans, Dolce Vita booties, Aris Geldis necklaces, Celine bag, Hermes scarf

It's nice for a change to have some photos taken outside of my living room (thanks Naina!).  I wore an old H&M tunic with my new favorite J Brand coated jeans. 

Rachel Zoe cape

 

Louis tree made of old Boston Globe pages

This weekend's exposure series featured Qi Cashmere, Isoude and Deux Filles.  Qi Cashmere is luxurious comfort at its best, Isoude's fashions are so beautifully constructed and classic yet still have that something extra (a hint of leather, gorgeous textures) and Deux Filles showed oodles of baubles with its many layers of chains, diamonds, pearls, skulls.  Aside from these special showings, Louis was full of the kind of fashions I love to drool over but just don't see at the other stores around town.  And I think I might have my eye on a new Proenza Schouler PS11 classic bag...

Naina and Lani

After my jaunt to Louis, I popped to Saks to take advantage of Bond's free refill offer.

Bond was giving a free bottle of fragrance if you bought two items.  So I bought a new fragrance, a candle and got a refill for my Washington Square which is my go to at the moment.  Thanks Lani for the reminder about this!

Friday
Nov112011

SOLD Shop My Closet - Lanvin Ballet Flats

 

Lanvin leather ballet flats in turquoise

Barely worn (less than 5 times)

Size 40.5 (though don't let the size fool you, they fit like a size 9)

Email me at lissy@agirlinboston.com if interested.

Sold new for $500 but can be yours for $225