I loved Easter as a kid, mostly for the color palette, but, as I gold older, it's significance dwindled. Then, I married into a Catholic family and learned that Easter doesn't have to be just for kids. Now, I make homemade pretzels, spend the day with family, and daydream about chic ways to decorate eggs.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Yesterday, I hosted book club at my house and put together a Bloody Mary bar. Everyone brought a little something special (bacon, shrimp) and I provided the basics. It was a lot of fun.
- Tito's handmade vodka
- Bloody Mary mix
- Liquid Smoke
- Garlic-stuffed olives
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Cocktail onions
- Lemon wedges
- Cheese cubes
- Smoked paprika
- Grippo's BBQ seasoning
Monday, March 16, 2015
Last week, I got a small section of my hair buzzed off. I've wanted to do it for so long, I had to finally take the plunge, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It makes me feel like a total badass. Plus it's subtle enough that it's really easy to hide for those more conservative days (like Monday to Friday). Props to my amazing stylist Ivette for suggesting to make the section not too high so I wouldn't hose volume and could wear it in a variety of ways.
I guess something about my new haircut and the warm weather we've been having made me wear orange and mix prints. Sometimes you feel quiet and sometimes you feel loud.
Ankle boots – Target
Pencil skirt – Anthropologie
Silk blouse – Anthropologie
Cardigan – Anthropologie
Necklace – DIY
Monday, February 23, 2015
I love wearing simple items with special details. When I saw someone wearing this coat in the elevator of my office building, I immediately started searching for it online. Luckily, I found it at an outlet for a third of the original price. I was so excited! I love how it looks clean and classic, but the asymmetry and the placement of the leather details also brings a slightly sic-fi sensibility.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs bag is also a recent outlet find. My favorite thing about it is that there's a hidden section behind the clear front so that I can achieve that transparent look without having to display every single thing in my bag.
High-waisted black jeans – Gap
Furry/Feathery-textured "Guimauye Top" – Anthropologie
Asymmetrical wool coat with leather details – Calvin Klein
Wellies – Hunter
Double-pearl necklace – Anthropologie
Transparent handbag – Marc by Marc Jacobs
Monday, February 16, 2015
I don't usually get so match-matchy, but, when I saw how cute this sweater looked with these pants, I couldn't help but throw on my favorite sliced-agate pendant and my new purple geode ring. I bought this sweater right before our wedding last year and wore it a lot on our cozy, snow-covered-cabin honeymoon, so I think it'll always make me think of those wonderful memories.