Stripes (and the Zara blazer again)

Zara jacket, Ann Taylor top and pants, Chanel flats

It dawned on me that this is another Zara blazer (similar to the red one I wore here and similar to the one I actually wore today to be in another post soon).  I've been shopping at Zara for years.  I used to shop there in Manhattan before they found their way to Boston and while I have luck buying so many things there, the one thing that seems to grab my eye the most is their jackets.  So it should be no suprise that I've worn some version of the Zara blazer for the last few days in a row.  Here I wore it with a new pair of Ann Taylor trousers which I bought in both black and navy (see them in more detail here).  My picture of these trousers doesn't do them justice but they have the right amount of stretch with a zipper detail near the inner ankle. 

Ann Taylor Top, J Crew necklace

I also must give props to this J Crew necklace that I got on sale recently.  I really just liked the way it looked but on my trip to NYC this weekend, one of the sales people at Barney's commented on it and thought it was Lanvin.  It does look quite like the Lanvin brass and crystal jewelry but for a small fraction of  the price.



Aris Geldis and J Crew necklaces, Hermes bangle, Chanel ring

I was going through some photos from last week to decide what to post when I saw this one.  I was about to delete it, I mean, I've got such a goofy look on my face.  But then I thought it was funny how my eyes are bugging out kind of like Ramona from Real Housewives of New York.  There, it's out in the open.  I watch RHONY and I like love it!

Zara jacket and pants, Kate Spade top, Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes, Celine tote, Hermes scarf

As for the outfit, I wore a red Zara blazer with tan Zara pants and a heart printed Kate Spade top.  I love red and tan together and I'm finding myself slowly starting to wear less of the bright bright bright summer colors as we get closer to fall.  I guess I'm always looking for the next thing.  In the midst of winter, I renounce boots and sweaters for bright, flowy and flowery.  And now that we're full into summer, I'm wearing pants and jackets.  Go figure. 


Coming Clean with Celine

Yes folks, you've seen it here and here.  This girl in Boston bought herself the Celine luggage tote and just didn't give it the appropriate fanfare here on the blog.

This classic and lovely beauty of a bag has been in my mind for awhile but I also had my eye on several other bags.  I had given thought to buying myself the Alexander Wang rocco bag but on a lap around my local Barney's, it just didn't compare to this pebbled leather tote by Celine.  It's the perfect size to use as an every day bag but also great for travel as it fits a camera, laptop, kindle and all the other necesseties. 

I hope you love it as much as I do since you'll be seeing it quite a lot!



Weekend at the Mondrian

This weekend I had the privelege of jaunting to NYC with two of my lovely local Boston bloggers and friends, Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou and Naina of Style'n.  I make frequent trips to NYC and usually stay with my sister but on this trip the ladies and I stayed at the Mondrian in SoHo which was super fabulous.

 The entryway to the Mondrian


The lobby scattered with periwinkle chairs for lounging


Bouquets of white roses everywhere


Fab bar area with communal table and shiny gold banquettes


Gorgeous chandelier

After checking into the hotel we grabbed a cab up to Fred's at Barney's for lunch followed by browsing all sorts of fashion eye candy at Barney's.   Next was a walk up to the new Milly Store on the Upper East Side where we all walked away with some fantastic finds.

Each dressing room was designed differently and mine was covered in wallpaper paying tribute to New York and Paris. 

Milly biella wool tweed capelet

I love how Milly is young and fresh with lots of whimsy while maintaining a level of maturity.  Each piece has something special; a unique pattern, a bold and detailed button.  This tweed capelet has it all.

Milly ruby double-weave peacoat

My other purchase from the Milly boutique was this bright red double-weave peacoat which I love for its color and the gold buttons.  I must also give a shoutout to the oh so helpful salesgals at the Milly shop who couldn't have been nicer.

It was the perfect weekend with some great ladies (we also had the pleasure of meeting up with Anne of Ritournelle for dinner) and much overindulgence in food and wine.  I hope you all had a great weekend too!



Equipment blouse, Zara skirt, Valentino shoes

This past Sunday, I decided to get out of dodge and zip on down to the Nordstrom's at the South Shore Plaza.  I have a tendency to stay within a small radius (I live and work within 3 blocks so I don't often have to go very far) but I thought a trip to Nordstrom's was in order, especially since I could catch the tail end of their anniversary sale.  When I arrived at the mall and did my first lap around Nordstrom, I picked up one Equipment blouse.  Quite frankly that might have been the only thing I tried on until a very helpful sales person grabbed every equipment blouse they had in my size (oddly they were all over the store and not together in one place).  Needless to say, instead of buying one lovely Equipment blouse, I ended up with three, plus one Theory top and blazer.  Go figure...

J Crew necklaces, Celine bag, Hermes scarf

And here is one of my new purchases, the tomcat print chiffon Equipment blouse, worn with a Zara skirt.