Monday
Jun062011

Stripes, Flowers and Fluoro Pink

Zara blazer, Talbots t-shirt, Saint Grace skirt, Cambridge Satchel Co bag, Loeffler Randall shoes

Saturday I was heading out to get my nails done, run some errands and then head to a last supper at a dear friend's place who is moving across the country sooner that I care to admit.  The funny thing about this skirt is that both this friend and I bought it.  But perhaps I should re-phrase, I at 5'9" bought this skirt, she at barely 5'1" bought the same thing though she calls it a dress.   Go figure.

 

YSL arty ring, Chanel necklace, Essie fair game nailpolish

I should also give a mention to my fluorescent pink bag from Cambridge Satchel Company.  It's so easy to hop around during the weekend with this cross body number and the bright fluoro is super fun. 

 

Monday
Jun062011

Shoe Obsessed

My name is Lissy and I am a shoe-a-holic.  They say admitting it is the first step.  We all know, I don't need another pair of shoes.  But oh, how a sky high platform heel taunts me and renders me powerless.  Which leads me to what I thought was an innocent drive by to the Saks shoe sale where I spotted these.

Fendi shoes

I'd been on the hunt for the perfect nude patent platform but really wanted a closed toe shoe.  But here these bow embellished numbers were, on sale and in my size, just staring me in the face.  How could I not try them on?  So I asked my very favorite shoe seller Monica to bring me my size to take them for a spin.  I happened to mention to the lovely Monica that I really wanted something similar but without the peep toe.  And she was oh so helpful and brought me these.

Jimmy Choo shoes

The Jimmy Choos were seemingly exactly what I was looking for.  Nude patent. Check.  Sky high heel. Check.  Platform. Check.  But how is a girl to choose between the Fendi's and the Choo's?  I mean, the Choo's met my exact requirements but the Fendi's were on sale (plus they had a bow!).  So I got them both.  And yes, I have a shoe problem.  Now that I've admitted it, I can take the next step to curing this disease.  Or not. 

Monday
Jun062011

Packing with Parisian Style - Guest Post

Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange

Today I have the privilege of guest posting for the lovely Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou while she's vacationing in Paris.  Check it out here!

 

 

Sunday
Jun052011

Pink and White (and a bit of Paris)

Shoshanna top, Kate Spade skirt, Pour la Victoire shoes

Today I must have really been exhausted because I slept in until almost 10AM.  While that might be normal for most, for me it is not.  I'm usually lucky to sleep until 7AM.  Anyway, on to the outfit.  I wore a white Shoshanna top, Kate Spade pink skirt and pink Pour la Victoire flats.

Chanel necklace and ring

I went today to see the new Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris which was super fun especially as my own Paris trip is quickly approaching.  The movie is typical Woody Allen and is a like a love letter to Paris, both present and past.  It takes you between Paris today and the bohemian Paris of the 20s when the likes of Fitgerald, Hemingway, Stein were all there.  And if you like that kind of thing, I recommend reading the Paris Wife which is also 1920s Paris centering mainly on Ernest Hemingway's life.  I'm most of the way through it and am thoroughly enjoying it.

 

Saturday
Jun042011

More Vermont Eats

If you've been following along, you know that I was up in VT last weekend (post here).  Most of the weekend revolved around food so here was the fabulous lunch we had in Burlington at Church and Main.

Greek salad with grilled chicken

Mac n cheese with English peasCuban sandwichCheeseburger wtth bacon

Reuben sandwich

The weather was iffy but luckily it held out for us to have a lovely lunch outside at Church and Main.  Our waitress Francesca was bursting with personality and opinions.  I really like when someone who works at a restaurant gives an honest opinion instead of the regular "everything on the menu is great".  I don't think there was a disappointing bite at our table so it was the perfect way to wile away an afternoon.