Wednesday, May 22, 2013


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zara leather jacket
Leather jacket, check, flannel shirt, check, flirty skirt, check, streamlined ankle boots spring uniform. I have a great many leather jackets, but I always seem to end up buying them a size to big, except for this one. This zara jacket I got last year has a close fit and the quilting on the shoulders and cuffs I had been searching for forever.

[zara leather jacket, madewell flannel, asos skirt, michael kors boots]

Friday, May 17, 2013


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Nothing like leather leggings, a fuzzy sweater and a fur stole to keep you warm and toasty on a otherwise dreary day, post wedding merriment!


[wearing vintage stole, unknown leather leggings, michael kors boots, theory sweater, zara leather jacket]

Thursday, May 16, 2013


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I've never been really into leopard prints, but this H&M coat caught my eye with the faux fur and giant hood...I'm a sucker for giant hoods. Toning down the animalness with super casual staples.
hm coat
leopard print

[wearing H&M coat, william rast jeans, jcrew plaid shirt, michael kors bag, zara hat]

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rag & Bone Newbury boots vs Vince Camuto Hadley boots

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newbury boots

Late last year I purchased the Vince Camuto Hadley boot, it was a perfect knock off of the Rag & bone Newbury's at a quarter of the price. But about a month later I managed to score a pair of real Rag & Bone Newburys from Gilt at 50% off. I was delighted they came in the exact shade I was looking for, but I debated, since they were still twice the price of the Hadley's. In the end I pulled the trigger and was not disappointed when they arrived.

At first glance they are almost identical, but I noticed a finer toe shape, a more over all streamlined look and a natural wooden heel in the original Newbury's. And they are insanely cushy! Must be the the leather lining on the inside that the Hadley's lack.

vince camuto hadley
newbury boot
hadley boot

Friday, May 10, 2013

floral fridays

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coffee filter flowers
coffee filter roses
coffee filter flower tutorial
coffee filter flower

I must have scoured the web for tutorials on coffee filter roses, specifically the ruffly centered garden rose, but found none to my satisfaction. The swirly centers on these I think mimic a variety I've seen before. They take a bit more time to make than the Martha Stewart coffee filter roses that I've seen all over the web, but I think it's worth the effort. I love the almost cabbage like appearance. I'll be putting up a tutorial soon! And I've just recently created a pretty good peony with coffee filters that I hope to share soon. It's probably my favorite so far. What are your favorite coffee filter flowers?

If you don't want to make your own paper flowers check out my Etsy store:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

crave vs save

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Crave or save

Schutz lace up ankle booties / Nine West pumps / Zara sandals

Earlier this year I fell in love with a pair of nude lace up (corset) sandals by schutz, the arieli. The detail on the delicate laser cut version lent just enough girly factor to the statement making shoe, but sadly they sold out rather quickly leaving only the studded version. But not to fret Zara and Nine West both have versions of the open lace up bootie / sandals at much lower price points.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ballet pink

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asos dress
fuchsia lips

I've had this perfectly ballet pink dress in my closet forever, reminiscent of a Halston Heritage dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker's character in the second Sex and the City movie. Unlike her setting though, I was not in a desert and needed the requisite fur to retain some body heat.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Flora Fridays

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wedding centerpiece
wedding flowers
baby shower
Beautiful yellow roses left over from a baby shower that I arranged into a serving bowl from Crate & Barrel. Sometimes simplicity is best.
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