Tuesday, May 31, 2011

4 Day Work Weeks....

Oh man, four day work weeks always drag on. This week will for sure. I had surgery last Thursday and am not fully recovered, but back to the cubicle I go. It was quite the effort to even get my hair brushed and any sort of normal ensemble on today.

So, tell me loves, what did you all do over the long weekend..I want to hear all about the fun you had! While I slept, iced, and watched every Bravo marathon of Housewives that was played, my fabulous daddy began remodeling my kitchen. He forgot to take before shots(!) but it is coming along great..now we just have to come to an agreement about what we are putting as a backsplash!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Remembering the Fallen

There's only two people who's ever died for me
Laid down their lives just so I could be free
They both went through hell, beared crosses and shells
Both got back up again after they fell
They never picked a fight but were there to pick up the pieces
God only knows where we'd be without soldiers and Jesus
To me they're both heroes for the path that they chose
Because one fights for my life, one fights for my soul...~James Otto

As we sit around with family, friends, baseball and beer with weekend-and our extra day off work-keep in mind who and what we are celebrating. To the men and women of our armed forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their families, and to all of our troops still away from home. We love you. We honor you. And I will be raising my glass to you on Monday

Happy weekend kittens! Be back on Tuesday!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Anna's NYC Wedding at The Plaza

I cannot believe I never posted pictures of the wedding I was in a year ago(oh my ) for one of my best friends from college at the Plaza in NYC. Anna and Ryan have one of those stories that would make you hate them if you didn't know them. Her date to junior prom came down with a sickness and was not able to go. Her friends bf said "oh my friend Ryan would go with you last min if you still want to go" and they've been together ever since. Not to mention they are the most fun couple to hang out and have dance parties with

Here is me with my lovely disposable camera I had to run out to 5th avenue to buy bc someone got a little drunk at the rehersal dinner and lost it. It was fitting really since I went through 3 digital cameras while studying in Italy with Anna

We wore twobirds bridesmaids dresses in black

The Italy trio. I miss you ladies sooo much

So much fun. How fast time flies. Now it is time for babies miss!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Current Crushes

Today I am over at Daily Crush sharing some of the fabulous items I am crushing on...go check it out lovies!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Look for Less: Fendi Deco Pump

I saw this image of Eva Longoria and love her Fendi shoes. I've seen them in a lot of different material around the web and in stores. Currently the satin version is around 655 at nordies.

has a VERY similar version for 149, and they are 30% off right now

The Talbots version seems a little more practical for the real world, you could actually walk around the office in them

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hot Chocolate and Marshmellow Macaroons


Diet be damned, I don't think anything on earth sounds as delicious as these hot chocolate and marshmellow macaroons found here. Despite getting a very salty email from the owner of the blog, saying not only did I spell it wrong, but linking back to her image was not proper and I cannot use them on my site, I will be finding another recipe to use to make them.

Must find an excuse to make these over in my moms kitchen

Friday, May 20, 2011

May My Favorite Find: Katie of Daily Crush

This month we have Katie of the fabulous blog Daily Crush sharing her favorite find..enjoy! and be sure to check out her blog for fabulous finds that you will be soon crushing on as well!

Hi there!
My name is Katie and I am the author of Daily Crush! I am thrilled to be posting on Sweet Nothings today, thank you Danielle!
As Beach and summer pool party season approach, I have decided to share with you one of my favorite finds… the Glamourpuss beach poncho. The poncho has taken me from sand to cocktails on several occasions seamlessly!
Glamourpuss NYC was, launched in fall 2009 by Gigi Mortimer and Courtney Moss. The prints are created exclusively for them by Bermudian artist Dana Cooper and hand batiked in Bali, each piece is an original piece of art. The colors are vibrant and they are beautifully made. Unfortunately, these photos don't do them justice!

Next time I wear mine, I will take a picture and post.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wine Dogs

Thanks to the fabulous sisters over at A Piece of Toast, two copies of wine dogs USA are on their way to my house..one for me, one for fathers day. I am my fathers daughter, and wine and puppies are our favorite things

there is also an Italy, New Zealand, Deluxe edition, and Australia...get yours here

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Stylish Ms. Spears?

Last week(on the same day her mother and father said she is not mentally stable enough to be called as a witness in Sam Lufti's trial) my girl Britney looks FABULOUS at a fundraiser she hosted for those in Louisiana who were still recovering from Katrina.

This week, the first images of her Bazaar spread were released

Dare I say her comeback is in full force?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Melanie's Amazing NY Apartment

Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about the amazing shop Luxury Monograms?

Well Jen of Made by Girl recently features the woman behind the brand and her AMAZING NYC apartment

I die and want to move RIGHT in

CANNOT get over this couch

Monday, May 16, 2011

Look for Less: Elizabeth and James Mason Pump

I've been pretty obsessed with the Elizabeth and James Mason Platform Pump. they're pretty sold out everywhere, and when I can find them it is never in my size. They are 350.00..but Zappos has a pair in Navy on sale for 280.00

Then I considered the Steve Madden Mercy Platform for 150.00, very similar, but I wasn't looking for a nude pair since I have my YSL tribute's and some Jimmy Choo peep toe's

Enter Victoria Secret Colin Stuart Platform Pump for 68.00

I REALLY wanted the Leopard or the Pink Suede, but went practical with the black, since I don't have any black closed toe fancy pants shoes for a night out

I've never ordered any shoes from Victoria Secret..have you? Good experience? I also ordered this blouse, which reminds me of the Elizabeth and James blouse recently worn on Cheetah is the New Black...

update: ordered Sunday, arrived Thursday. Recommend both to everyone!!! amazing!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

With Love

Thank you to everyone who left a comment, emailed, or tweeted me regarding Mondays post. Seriously, the support from you ladies means the world to me. I know everything will be ok, and I am actually doing quite well thank to lots of love, wine, puppy kisses, a little retail therapy and lots of cardio. I plan to go with my friends tonight to the Hollywood Bowl, rock out to some country music, and take on the summer ahead! I really have learned quite a bit about myself through our relationship and I know my heart will heal and be open again..

Thursday, May 12, 2011

My New Summer Sandal-again!

Guess who is purchasing these DV Dolce Vita Sandals after falling in love with them in the latest issue of Matchbook Magazine? This girl! Perfect for summer!! And at 59.99, budget friendly!!

also, um I need Olivia's bag. It is from Zara. More proof this girl rocks my socks

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inside the Lonny Offices

Lonny's new issue went live last night, and my favorite spread was the sneak peek into the offices of the team behind the magazine

Always looking to spruce up my casa, I can't wait to incorporate some of these trends. Did you read the magazine yet?? What was your favorite part??

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Guest Blogging over at Love, Lipstick and Pearls

Today I am over at Miss K's fabulous Blog while she is on her honeymoon! Pop on over to check it out!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

How to Move On

Say goodbye. Squeeze his hand, drink champagne. Make love. Kiss his face. Cry, hug, drive away, blind with sadness.

Shower, wash his smell, his mouth, his hands, away.

Take down pictures, hang new ones. Girlfriends, family. Permanence. The dog.

Hide everything. The pretty boxes gifts came in. Little notes he left. Throw away photo albums, concert tickets, movie stubs, wine corks.

Cry. Drink.

Clean, bathtubs, bookshelves. Scrub out memories of beach vacations, Christmas, birthdays. Laughter. Push it away. Put it in drawers, sweaters to be eaten by moths.

Run. Suck in cold air. Count the months til summer.

Make mental notes. Erase them.

Meet friends for drinks. Survey the room, feel dismayed.

Tell the story, over and over. Hear yourself sound nonchalant. Feel like a fraud. Feel like you’re in a hundred pieces.

Miss him. Fuck someone else. Don’t stay the night. Feel hollow, like you could float away.

Do not call. Delete his number. Smile, smile smile.

Change the radio station when that song comes on. Avoid certain restaurants and bars and grocery stores. Every man coming around every corner could be him.

Call your mother. Call a friend. Hear the exhaustion in their voices.

Buy a new dress. Laugh at everyone’s jokes. Drink and drink. Be the life of the party. Comment on ‘the single life.’

Take a vacation. Kiss someone who tastes like margaritas. Get your sea legs.

Take a bath. Sleep naked. Sleep in the middle.

Make hot tea, take a walk. Buy a camera, take pictures of trees, your feet.
Drink wine.
Paint your bedroom. Pet the dog. Take a nap, wear a summer dress.
Take a date, eat sushi, talk about your brothers and sisters. Read a book, sleep in, window shop, buy new shoes. Make a scrapbook, make spaghetti. Feel better. Feel something. Feel OK.
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I wasn't going to post anything about this, but honestly, this is my blog, and I need to have an outlet. I also was going to turn off the comments bc I didn't really want all of the "you'll meet someone you're amazing" comments, because honestly I know I will, I just thought I had, but thats not how I roll here. Comment away if you like. Stop reading if it has become too personal for you. I respect your decision. I know you come here for sweet things about puppies and Prada and all things lovely.

I had met someone, and against all things I had ever previously believed about meeting guys in bar, long distance, dating someone you have nothing in common with, I opened my heart. and it didn't work out. there wasn't a big bad ending, or tears, it is just timing. Last month I told him how I felt, and what I needed-something I don't ever do-and it took him a month but he told me he can't give it to me right now. And he felt terrible. and wishes he could. and so we both walked away, saying that next time I'm in san fran or he is here visiting his family, well get together. Right now I don't know if I can do that, but maybe I can. Maybe by the time football season rolls around, I will smile when I see a clip about the Green Bay Packers, or walk around North Beach and not want to walk up to his apartment.

I fell hard, and fast, and I think I've told everyone I'm honestly ok enough to maybe almost believe it. I slept on my couch Saturday night. One because George isn't allowed to sleep in my bed and I'm not introducing new habits; and two because we were supposed to sleep in my bed on Saturday, and I just didn't want to be in there alone.

I plan to work out like crazy. Lose those last 5 lbs i've been trying to lose all year but haven't. Study my ass off for the GMAT. Go up to San Fran in July for Sara's birthday and not be sad about being there without him. Take all the crap music of his off my ipod, blast Britney at the loudest interval, and maybe take a dance or yoga class. Not play Adele at work so I don't bust out crying in my cubicle. Go on a vacation-by myself. I have a free trip to Hawaii for a few days, and I think I may just go. alone. and tan and write and read and eat and have my own Forgetting Sarah Marshall without the jumping off rocks. Not think about all the money I've spent on flights/blowouts/bart/new outfits that combined would have purchased me that Valentino bag I have been lusting after. Be happy this experience made me realize my strict Catholic parents aren't nearly as strict and judgy as I thought-and thankful my father is really the smartest man around and I can talk to about (almost) anything. Blame it on the bottle of wine I've consumed as I write this, but as I spell check and proof this post, tears streaming down my face, I know I'll be ok. But I will say proudly that I accidentally left my sunglasses in the car, and there wasn't tear in my eye as it all happened. And I didn't even turn around to look back at him as I walked away. I was kind of bad ass, until I got to the car and then let it all out.

I will be guest posting tomorrow, and then come Wednesday I'll be back to normal around here. Upbeat fun posts about shoes and bags and interiors and weddings and fun pictures of George and quotes.Thanks for understanding. And if for some reason today is the first day you've found this little blog, sorry about that.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Radio silence

My Mac died and won't be back until next week. I also am in a funk and don't want to just post salty posts. So I'll be breaking until it is alive again. I leave you with some cinch de mayo festiveness.

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Searching for a Crossbody Evening Bag

I've been searching lately for a mini crossbody bag I can use on nights out, so my hands are free to hold a drink and dance my face off. On my trips up north I've been using my Nightingale, purely to be able to throw sandals in there so when I walk up the hills in North Beach, I don't die. I'm classy, I know.

I really want something like this chanel Lauren Conrad has, but I'm not sure my iphone would even fit in here..let alone anything I may need..makeup, cards, etc

Here are some other options I am considering...

Ann Taylor

Rebecca Minkoff

Tory Burch

Do you ladies have any other recommendations?