black+tan, black+tan

J Crew sweater, Banana Republic trousers and necklace, Valentino shoes, Hermes cuff

H&M trench cape, Stella McCartney bag

Last week I went to a party at the J Crew store in Copley.  I had been eyeing a few things online but thought I'd check them out in person.  Well the store was an utter mob scene plus they weren't giving the same discount in store as they were online for friends and family.  Why shops do that, I don't know.  But needless to say, I placed an order online when I got home.  One of the things i ordered was this striped black and tan sweater. I think they call it navy and acorn, but it looks black and tan to me. 

J Crew sweater, Banana Republic necklace, Theory trousers, Zara shoes, Hermes belt and bangle

Zara jacket, Coach scarf, Chanel pin, Stella McCartney bag

Since I was still feeling the black and tan, I wore my other new J Crew sweater; this one a cardigan.  I really love this sweater.  It was perfect paired with black wide leg Theory trousers for work but I'll also wear it for weekend wear with jeans.

And speaking of weekend, happy Friday!


Orange, Dots and Outsourcing

J Crew blazer, Talbots top, J Brand jeans, Manolo Blahnik shoes, Celine bag, Chanel necklace, Hermes belt

My closet is so jam packed that often what I pull out of it is a wrinkled mess.  I really dislike most domestic tasks (other than cooking) which is why I outsource apartment cleaning and laundry.  But the wrinkles still have to be dealt with and the iron has never been my friend.  I recently bought one of those little hand held steamers and it is life-changing!  It allowed me to wear this polka-dotted top from Talbots virtually wrinkle free with no ironing needed.  I paired it wih an orange J Crew jacket and Manolo Blahnik animal print shoes that have had a home in my closet for many years. 


Sunday Supper - Ragu

I was craving pasta with meat sauce and since I wanted to keep it relatively healthy. I used ground turkey and whole wheat pasta for this dish.

First I sauteed onions and garlic in olive oil.

Once the onions were translucent, I added in about a pound of ground turkey.

After the turkey was cooked through, I added a can of tomatoes and dried parsley, basil and red pepper and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, I cooked up some whole wheat pasta untl al dente then dressed the pasta with sauce.

Served with a salad and a sprinkling of grated parmigiana. 



H&M cardigan, Current/elliott jeans, Dolce Vita booties, Cambridge Satchel Company bag, Chanel necklace, Noir cuff

Sunday a friend and I went out for brunch and a quick lap through Zara so I took my cheetah Current/elliot jeans out for another spin.  I decided to keep everything neutral in camel colors with one giant pop of fluorescent pink in my Cambridge Satchel Company bag.

Zara jacket

And let's also have a quick chat about my Dolce Vita booties.  I really like the Isabel Marant dicker boots but 1) they were way pricey and 2) they are sold out everywhere. 


So I ordered both of the Dolce Vita booties above.  Neither is exactly the Marant but they both had what I was looking for.  The shape was close enough and I like the wood heel.  The Jax is richer in color and clearly that's the one I'm wearing above.  The Jamison's still haven't arrived and my plan is to ship them right back...let's hope I don't like them better.






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!