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!


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 if interested.

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


Outfit Redux

Sometimes taking daily photos of what one wears brings to light patterns from day to day.

Brooks Brothers shirt, J Crew cafe capri trousers, Stewart Weitzman shoes, Chanel and J Crew necklaces

One day this week I wore a mustard color pair of J Crew cafe capri trousers with a basic Brooks Brothers button down. 

Zara jacket, Stella McCartney bag

Zara is really the best for jackets, especially their Chanel inspired ones such as this.  I have several and this one is from years ago but for me it's a staple.

Equipement blouse, J Crew cafe capri trousers, Valentino shoes, Zara coat, Miu Miu bag, J Crew neckace, Hermes scarf and belt

Then without realizing it, a couple of days later, the same pattern emerged.  Button down blouse (this one by Equipment), J Crew cafe capri trousers and another Zara jacket.  I really love these trousers though I am wondering how I'll work them into my winter wardrobe when it's too cold for bare ankles.  Ideas anyone?  I especially die over the color and texture in this pair.


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London Eats - Tom's Kitchen

You've seen quite a bit from my quick jaunt to Paris but nothing of my hop over to London.  That's mostly because London was family time spent with my brother, sister in law and gorgeous little neices.  But we did have a little dinner party to celebrate my brother's 40th birthday at a wonderful restaurant in Chelsea called Tom's Kitchen

I had this delicious chicken schnitzel atop lovely roast tomatoes and pine nuts.

Sis in law had the papardelle with roast butternut squash.

Sis had the open face steak sandwich with watercress, tomatoes, shallots and garlic.

The birthday boy had the special beef and guinness pie. 

And finally, the birthday baked Alaska for dessert.  It's something I rarely see on any menu likely because it is quite a feat to prepare.  This baked Alaska had a first layer of panettone, then vanilla ice cream topped with meringue.  It's unbelievable how the meringue is cooked, the panettone warm but the ice cream stays frozen, even after being flambeed!