27 October 2012

Quilted Smoking Slippers

It's time to tuck away your Sperry Top-Siders for the cold season and invest in a pair of smoking slippers. I've seen dozens in dark shades or bedazzled- but these have a sweet feminine side. Designed by Vince Camuto, you can purchase them at Nordstrom.

bareMinerals Rare Find

After becoming hooked on bareMinerals foundation, bronzer and blush products, I decided to dabble in the eye shadows. I ordered the Rare Find palate at a deep discount with my Beauty dot com dollars and it came in two short days. The earthy and subtly shimmery hues lend themselves to my Autumn wardrobe beautifully. I'd suggest investing in bareMinerals Prime Time eye primer as well. It's light and keeps that color on for hours.

25 October 2012

Dog Sweater

The sweater situation has been ridiculously good at J.Crew for 2012. I have definitely purchased too many, but I'm digging on this doggie. Really digging.

The Loneliest Planet

The Loneliest Planet is the tale of an engaged couple hiking through Georgia's Caucasus Mountains with a hired guide. In synopsis:

 "...Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture that’s over almost as soon as it begins...Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves."

The film opens on 25 October in select theaters and will be On Demand come 30 October.

Humming Bird Party Forks

From Mortimer Snodgrass, the Hummingbird Party Fork set is a playful and earth-friendly solution to your guests dipping their paws into the olive dish or using 99 toothpicks each.

24 October 2012

Illusion Lamp

The Illusion Lamp fuses to your wall and features a handy shelf, ideal for a contemporary home.  Genius! Check out the collection of stunning interior ideas at Northern Lighting here.


I stumbled across Trotterpup today and couldn't help but share. Did you know that a study found that looking at cute things may increase concentration? Good thing I have photos of my Pug in my cube to keep me on my game.

23 October 2012

DIY: Lace Pumpkins

My husband and I have been tossing around various ideas for Halloween, with no real commitment, given the amount of traveling we've been doing lately. I love pumpkins and gourds,  but I'm not particularly committed to a carving party. Honestly WTF featured a pretty DIY to craft lace pumpkins.

Shopping list:
Pumpkin (s)
Thin Black Lace Applique or Fabric
Craft Paint
Mod Podge
2 Medium-sized brushes
1 Small brush

>Using one of your medium brushes, paint the pumpkin(s) white. Allow to dry, then apply a second coat and allow to dry.
> With the small brush, paint the stem black
>Place the lace or fabric in desired areas and coat with the Mod Podge. You may need to allow certain parts of the lace dry at a time, to fully fuse the material.

Fun and a bit sexy, no? Perfect decor for a cocktail party.

Halloween and Your Best Friend

It's never too early to start thinking about your pet's Halloween costume. Bloomberg has a nice little line-up. I'm leaning towards spaghetti and meatballs.

22 October 2012


In an odd set of circumstances, I had three different friends recommend Lululemon work out clothes to me in the past few months. I popped into the Union Square store,  as well purchased a few items and took advantage of their "We Ordered Too Much," section of their webpage.

Having had a chance to try them out while jogging during my recent trip to Europe, and a few mornings at the gym in my apartment building, I am seriously hooked. Soft, light and built to work with your movements, I have to say these are the best workout clothes I've had. I ordered a few more jackets and a headband today for more outdoor workouts in the cool Fall season!


Rustic Chalkboard

Aren't these rustic chalkboards from Olive Manna fabulous? Each one is unique, like a hand print. The average size is 9"x11," but some come a bit larger, some a bit smaller. The seller offers to do her best to select the size you desire. Find yours here.

MAC: Office Hours Collection

Working at an investment bank doesn't allow me a tremendous amount of wiggle room to experiment with make-up during the day. MAC offers a solution to this limitation with their new Office Hours Collection. It's full of neutral pink and taupe shades ideal for taking you from 9 to 5 (or 7 to 7, if you're on banking hours!). Not to mention, my experience with MAC is that it stays put until you use a removing product!

Check it out at MAC.

18 October 2012

Birch Box

I believe in indulging in beauty products and trying out recent trends. I heard some noise about Birchbox- a monthly renewal program and online shop which offers deluxe-sized samples of high-end products. I signed up for the $10/month automatically renewing package with the option to cancel any time. I cannot wait to check out my first box! I've read nothing but glittery reviews in the fashion and beauty blogs! Check it out here.

09 October 2012

Au Revoir!

My husband and I are flying across the pond the explore London and Paris together. I'm looking forward to sharing our adventures with you in a few weeks!

04 October 2012

Moby Dick Coin Purse

I'm not generally drawn to products with logo material as a central design point, but this Moby Dick Coin Purse from Gucci is ridiculously adorable! Check it out at Net-A-Porter.

Dapper Den Jacket

Oh, how swag! I'd definitely be smoking a cigar wearing this Dapper Den Jacket and my favorite riding boots. Check it out at ModCloth.

03 October 2012

Rose Gold Galaxy Sparkle Ring

Who doesn't need a little sparkle in their life? This funky-cool rose gold and galaxy sparkle ring is fun and cheap! Check it out at Ashley Spatula's shop.

2012 Presidential Debate Drinking Game

Well, our night is planned. Most importantly, what type of libation should we select for our festivities?

02 October 2012

I'm not even a cat person, but...

Two meows in a frying pan, gah!

Pretty Wedding Hair

For my Big Day, I wore a feathers in my hair (and a veil for the ceremony). I love this pretty head band from Be Something New! It's the same colors as my wedding- canary and dove grey! If I had found it earlier, I certainly would have considered it over my pretty feathers.

Green Rhinestone Earrings

How pretty! These green rhinestone earrings are perfect for sipping cocktails at a beach bar or paired with a vibrant red sweater for Christmas brunch!   Purchase from Lady Blythe Designs.

Demeter Honeysuckle

I'm a Miss Dior girl, but I recently discovered Demeter Fragrance Library. The scents are amazing- they smell exactly as they are described from paperback book to a Black Russian cocktail or brownie. I purchased the honeysuckle scent, which reminds me of childhood- when we'd pick the honeysuckle flowers in Northern California and suck out the sweet nectar. It's a flawless, light every day scent.

01 October 2012

Gold Dinosaur Magnets

I hadn't realized that I would need gold dino butts and heads on my fridge until I stumbled across these magnets. Fantastic! Check them out at Original Animal Magnet.

Bull Corkscrew and Bottle Opener

If you work/live on Wall Street and keep as much bourbon and tequila on hand as my husband and I do- you definitely need this tough Bull Corkscrew and Bottle Opener in your bar basket. At $20, it's a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer!

Library Loafers

During college, I briefly worked at the library. The gig wasn't particularly exciting and paid practically nothing, but I enjoyed taking my time returning books to quiet shelves and listening to the acting tapes on how to speak different dialects. I definitely would have looked more the part with these Library Loafers from Madewell.