Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Wedding Dress that stopped me DEAD in my tracks

A moment of silence to honor its beauty....

Lela Rose, Fall 2010


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Fashion Help


Here in San Francisco, we're still stuck in the transition phase of Winter/Spring...last week was lovely high 60s-70s and today was gloomy and cold (and it's supposed to rain all week). I saw these "5 tips for making the spring switch" on A Cup of Jo, and thought I would share.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Like a fish, I am drawn to anything sparkly

Jennifer Love Hewitt killed it at the launch of her romantic self help book ( does anyone else find that ironic? I mean I think I have better luck than this poor girl)
but anyways, she looked stunning in this Phillip Lim Sequin Wrap dress.


The possibilities for this dress are endless. I am just waiting for an excuse( or an extra 1000 dollars) to snag it. This is one of those dresses that just oozes sex appeal...

Friday, March 26, 2010

In the Bag: The Beauty File

We're so excited to have Lisi of the Beauty File as our March In the Bag. Her gorgeous blog is filled with amazing pictures, fashion, makeup, and beauty tips. And, can we say we're ready to steal her bag right now!

Thank you Sara & Danielle for including me in this fabulous series! I have a slight obsession with handbags, so I was honored to share mine on their blog. I wear different bags according to the season, the weather and the occasion, but my absolute favorite is my YSL Downtown Tote {in black leather}. It's comfortable, classic and fits anything I so desire. My philosophy on bag size is, "Go big or go home," as evidenced quite clearly by this monster!



As for contents:

1. Wallet: LV, typically stuffed to the brim with all kinds of goodies, including perfumes I've tested, gift cards and Sephora samples.
2. Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples, lost the case ages ago, but I wear them to death.
3. iPod Touch + headphones: Never leave home without it! I'm nothing without my music.
4. Hair accessories: big clip, bobby pins, elastic...
5. Moleskine + pen: To write down ideas for blog posts, to-do lists, general thoughts throughout the day.
6. Filofax planner: I'm old fashioned and need to write everything down.
7. Beauty: Always Rosebud Salve, always! NARS lip gloss in "Pillow Talk," Bobbi Brown Compact for mirror, Black eyeliner {typically Chanel} for frequent touch ups.
8. Glasses: Oliver Peoples, for night driving.
9. Newspaper: I usually carry around various sections of the NY Times wherever I go. I love reading the Arts each day and I attempt to do the crossword Mon-Wed. Beyond that, I dare not go.
10. Other: Car keys, gum, calcium chews {ladies, very important!}
11. Not pictured: my broken phone, poor baby.

Thanks again for having me over to play! It's been so much fun sharing my bag with you! Come visit me soon over at The Beauty File!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Cleaning

I was going through my computer last night, and found a file of photos I had liked and saved...I filtered through them, and picked out the ones that brightened my day, and reminded me of spring.



Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nursery Rhymes

Lately I have been obsessed with nurseries. No, I am not preggers(or anywhere NEAR THAT...though I do have baby names all ready to go when that happens)

Here are some images I have been loving:


Butterfly lamp from Caitlin Wilson designs

Loving the headboard Marianne is using in a clients home

The following images are from Kenziepoo...
love the elephant theme for a little boys room

chic, modern rocking chairs

Butterfly Roman Shades and hot pink rug

and a fabulous inspiration board from Little Green Notebook

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

piano improv

I have never used chatroulette, but I've had friends tell me about, so when I heard about this video of "Merton" doing piano improv while chatting, I new it would be hilarious, and I knew I had to share...

I still don't have any desire to get on chatroulette, but I do hope Merton makes more videos

Monday, March 22, 2010

March Madness Indeed..sweet 16 bound!

We are proud Saint Mary's College Alumni as we watched our beloved Gaels beat the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday( and ruin many a bracket..sorry Miss Lyndsy who had Nova getting to the end!)

Moving closer and closer to Indy as we take on Baylor in Houston later this week.

GOD IS A GAEL!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Spring!!!

Happy Friday and Happy Spring Weekend! It has been in the 80s in LA(thank you Lord) and the shirtdresses and flats have been out in full force, and I think I will spend the weekend with a good book by the pool!!!

What are your plans to celebrate this first weekend of spring!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hong Kong

Little known fact about me...I was born in Hong Kong, and lived there until I was nine. Next week, my parents are going back for their 25th wedding anniversary, and so my dad can check up on his restaurants (if you are ever in Hong Kong, eat at Dan Ryans!). I don't remember where I first found out about Kris Atomic's website, but once I saw the photos of HK I was hooked. I thought I would share a few of my faves...I want to go back and visit soon (if only I could afford it).




Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pinch Me

Here are some pretty green images for you all today....

Hope you remembered to wear your green!!







Tuesday, March 16, 2010

...I'm on a Horse...




I'm sure you've all seen the Old Spice commercial, but it just never gets old for me...I chuckle every time I see it. The old spice man Isaih Mustafa was recently on Ellen, and recited the commercial (which is almost funnier without the accompanying picture), and I knew I had to share it with all of you...he's pretty adorable, and I had no idea he was a professional football player!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cocktails not included

I am quite exhausted after another fun filled weekend together up in the Bay Area, so todays post is short and sweet


I am loving these Mad Men limited edition barbie dolls. Joan and Betty look so fierce

And here are a couple pictures from a weekend filled with
impromtu hotel dance parties

triple dates with college girlfriends

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Friday: Together Again!

Happy Friday loves! Hope you all have a great weekend! We will be spending it together(whooo hoo!) along with some of my other favorite girls for some belated birthday celebrations.

Any fun plans?!? And don't forget to set your clocks back this week!!

xoxo


Thursday, March 11, 2010

back from Vegas...in transition

I'm back from Vegas, unfortunately the cold I had before I left decided to stick with me...I thought i would share some pics with you from my trip.



me Dancing

All the Girls
taken with the best iPhone app (photo booth plus)

I have been trying to figure out some things in my life recently, and last night I took a big step...please keep me in your thoughts, and hope that everything works out the way it should, and I promise to keep you updated as I find out what is happening.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sexy Little Things

Nothing gives me more confidence than knowing that under my fabulous clothes, I have just as fabulous underpinnings. Even if no one is going to see them, I always try when I can to match under my clothes. The little extra effort is for a truly put together look

Here are some recent pretties I have been lusting after:

from Forever 21:



From topshop:



And I scooped up this little number to avoid getting pinched next week from Victoria Secret:
Where do you buy your sexy little things?



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

hair...


Dear Lindsay,
I know you are a trainwreck, and kinda crazy...but can I please have your hair (at least how it is in this pic)?
Love,
Sara

Monday, March 8, 2010

Red Carpet Round up: The Academy Awards


Overall, nothing really was show stopping. But here are the dresses that were nicely done:

Cameron Diaz in Oscar DeLa Renta


Anna Kendrick in Elli Saab Couture

Kate Winslet in YSL

Miley Cyrus in Jennie Packham

Carey Mulligan in Prada
Nicole Richie in Reem Acra( HATE THE HAIR!)

and
Meryl Streep in Chris March