Weekend Tidbits

Beautiful yellow spray roses to brighten up my place.

And since there were so many pretty flowers to choose from, I also got these bright pink peonies.

After seven months, my Chanel charm bracelet is finally back in its rightful home.  It needed some sprucing up and apparently finding "parts" for it took the Chanel store longer than it would take to fix a fancy foreign car.

I got some new baubles from Elisha's shop; a darling necklace with fleur de lys and Eiffel Tower charms plus a few strands of kidney shaped pearls.

And the best part of my weekend was having my mom in town for a very fun visit!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends!


Purple Pop

 Outfit details: J Crew cashmere turtleneck, Milly jacket (similar here), Ann Taylor trousers, Prada shoes, Stella McCartney bag (get it here), Hermes scarf

When J Crew was having its friends and family, I stocked up on all sorts of sweaters.  But I especially like to take advantage of cashmere from J Crew when on sale.  Their cashmere is a good weight, super soft and doesn't really pill.  Plus this purple/magenta color is right up my alley.  Yes, I tempered it a bit with the textured Milly jacket but you will see it again in all it's bright purple glory.  Happy Friday all!



Outfit details: Equipment blouse (similar here), J Brand jeans (similar here), Valentino shoes (get them here), Stella McCartney bag (get it here), Milly cape jacket (another darling Milly cape here and here)

I love Sundays for so many reasons but the main one is that I usually leave them largely unscheduled.  I like having one day with little on the agenda as I prepare for each busy week.  This past Sunday, my sole outing was to meet friends from grad school for brunch.  It was another beautiful Boston day warm enough that it was hard to believe it's almost December.  I wore a hot pink Equipment blouse, J Brand skinny jeans and my fave bestudded Valentino flats.

There's not too much time left to wear this three quarter sleeve Milly cape jacket so I threw it on for this beautiful day.


Sunday Supper - Chicken and Rice Pilaf

Saturday morning as I was lollygagging around with the Food Network on, Rachael Ray was making chicken thighs with romesco sauce and saffron rice pilaf.  So I decided this Sunday to take inspiration from that but made a more simple version.  I like to cook boneless skinless chicken thighs sometimes in lieu of breasts since they have more flavor.  I drizzled them with olive oil, seasoned them with an island spice rub that's floating around in my pantry and cooked them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees. 

While the chicken was cooking, I made the rice.  First I took a handful of spaghetti and broke it into small pieces, browned it for about 5 minutes in butter and then added long grain rice, chicken stock and a pinch of saffron.  When the rice was just about done, I added in a few hands full of spinach since I love spinach and it adds more veggies to my meal.  I served it all up with roasted cauliflower that cooked in the oven with the chicken.


Tom Ford Lip Color

I'd been hearing all the hype about the Tom Ford beauty line and hemmed and hawed over buying anything.  In the grand scheme of makeup prices, Tom Ford is definitely at the high end of the high end but I had heard such good things about the lipsticks.  I ended up going all out and buying five, yes five, lipsticks.  And I must say, they really are all the good things I had heard.  Creamy, long lasting, fantastic colors.

I bought:  Nude vanile (get it hereSable smoke (get it hereCherry lush (get it hereViolet fatale (get it hereBlack orchid (get it here)

I wore the violet fatale here.  On my lip, I think it's a bit more pink than I expected but I really liked it. 


I wore the cherry lush for another day this past weekend.  It's a lovely bright cherry red and it really lasted through several glasses of wine and a meal.  I'll post more pics of the other colors as I wear them.