Black and White

Zara jacket, Tara Jarmon dress, Rachel Zoe for QVC necklace, Stella McCartney bag, Prada shoes, Hermes bangle

One of last week's outfits was a bit of a rule breaker.  White jacket from Zara after Labor Day?  Why not?!  I always think of Kenickie from Grease.  "The rules are, there ain't no rules". 

I paired the white jacket with a seasonless Tara Jarmon dress that I've had for years. 

If you haven't already, don't forget to enter my Farfetch giveaway here


Fall Wishlist (and a Giveaway!)

I often find myself browsing websites for inspiration and Farfetch is chock full of droolworthy goodies.  They carry loads of designer shoes, clothes, jewelry and accessories from a bevy of boutiques all over the world.  Here are a few things that caught my eye.

Philip Lim peacoat

This Philip Lim peacoat is a fabulous fall into early winter jacket and the zipper details are perfection.

Alexander McQueen military jacket

I love a military jacket and the red detailing on this Alexander McQueen version gives it a bit of extra oomph.

Lanvin cocoon coat

I can envision hibernating in this ever so chic Lanvin cocoon coat.

Lanvin buckle wedge boot

A Lanvin wedge bootie such as this in a bright red is the perfect pop of color for winter neutrals.

Alexander McQueen bolero dress

Every gal needs a holiday dress and I think a red Alexander McQueen dress would do the trick.

And finally for the giveaway...

Fiona Paxton earrings

The folks at Farfetch have kindly sent me these gorgeous designer earrings by Fiona Paxton.  These earrings will give a little funk and edge to any outfit and one of my darling blog readers will be lucky enough to have them for her own.  All you have to do is leave a comment below with your favorite lustworthy item from Farfetch and on Friday October 21, I'll announce the lucky winner. 


Dots on Dots

Milly jacket, J Crew blouse, J Brand jeans, Celine bag, Roger Vivier flats

It's funny how in retrospect, I can see the themes in what I wear.  This was the second outfit last week where I wore polka dots (the other dot day here).  I love this navy and white polka dot blouse from J Crew and it's perfectly suited for this Milly jacket.

Since there was a chill in the air, I added a tissue thin dotted cashmere scarf from Elisha Daniels' shop.



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.


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!