Friday, July 29, 2011

Guest Blogging over at Twirly Skirts


Today I am over at Molliee's blog talking about one of my favorite trends..go and check it out dolls!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wake Me Up in San Francisco


I'm off to San Francisco for Sara's 25th bday weekend

Here's to a weekend with conversations most likely like this


Lots of consumption of this


And crashing Sunday evening a bit like this


I promise, there will be lots and lots of pictures..especially if it is supposed to be a sunny 70 degrees on Saturday!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Things I Will be buying from JCREW for Fall

Well, time to go on hiatus so I can buy EVERYTHING. Luckily, I can justify the pieces for work. I'm going to not even tempt myself with the casual stuff. Nope. Work only. Yup. Just work. Oh Fall JCrew..








A cute iphone case is ok for work, right? I totes already picked this up over the weekend..check one off the wishlist :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Little Wisdom from Kate Moller

Thank you for posting this. Original here


It will happen later. His best friend will ask you out instead. You’ll be kissed in the movies instead of on a beach. You’ll end up going to a different school because the one you thought you’d get into didn’t work out.

She’ll move away. Someone else will move in next door. She’ll be a little weird at first, a little more shy, but ultimately really good at riding bikes and playing dolls.

That part you always wanted will go to that other girl instead. And you’ll rock it out in the chorus like your life depended on it. Because on some level it does.

The road you were going to take will be flooded and closed. The inn where you were going to stay will be under renovations. He’ll be taller than you thought. And have a funny accent. But will be a good kisser nonetheless.

You’ll get a flat tire on the way to that crucial meeting and end up peeing your pants laughing with the gas station attendant over a copy of Us Magazine. And someone else will fill in for you because they always do.

You won’t get that dream job like you thought you would. It will go to someone else with far less creative drive and vision than you. Someone far better suited for a cubicle than you.

You’ll be put in groups with people who put your panties in a wrinkle. You’ll sit next to someone on the plane who you’d never talk to except that they won’t shut up…and you’ll end up staying in touch for years and taking family vacations together.

Five years after you graduate life won’t look anything like you would have imagined. You’ll be single when you thought you’d be married. You’ll have kids when you thought you’d be in the Peace Corps. That trip to Laos will get delayed because you’ve got to stay home and take care of your grandmother. Laos will be there. You’re grandmother won’t always.

He’ll move over seas and oddly the Atlantic Ocean between you will bring you closer than you ever dreamed possible. You won’t get engaged, married, or pregnant when you thought. You’ll miss the bus/train/plane/ferry that you thought you just HAD to be on.

You’ll fall off the turnip truck. You’ll jump on a different bandwagon than you intended. You’ll get fired when you thought you ought to be getting hired.

You’ll realize you forgot the outfit you had planned to wear and that the shoes are all wrong now that you have a full-length mirror to see the whole outfit. Your shirt will be wrinkled and you’ll spill red wine on your white jeans.

Your dog will eat your five-year plan. You’ll drop your Blackberry in the toilet (at least once.) Your computer will crash and you’ll delete the first draft of your magnum opus. You’ll accidentally delete your hard drive and end up with a clean slate.

You’ll show up late to the date with the guy you were sure was going to fit into your husband suit and realize he’s less than graceful under stress and not so flexible. (Better to know now than later.)

When you thought you’d be baking pie and living behind your very own white picket fence you’ll find yourself doing something so entirely different you couldn’t have even imagined it a year before. There will be moments when you’ll look around and not even recognize your own life…in a good way.

You’ll take a wrong turn and end up in an entirely different city than you intended. You’ll dial the wrong number and end up in love with an entirely different person than you intended.

You’ll flunk out and end up taking five years instead of four to graduate. You’ll have your heart broken when you were sure you were with the one and then meet the other one a month later. You’ll move to a new city to start a new business with those perfect new business partners and then it will all go to shit. And you’ll move across the country again only to realize that that’s where you belonged the whole time.

You’ll drive as far away from home as possible thinking that it will make you feel free. Then you’ll get homesick and drive back four months later because you suddenly feel trapped.

You’ll imagine the open road, country music playing loud, you signing at the top of your lungs, and flirting with a new man in every town. And then you’ll invite someone to come with you on a whim and realize driving around the country by yourself was a terrible idea anyway…and that its way more fun when you’re traveling with someone you love.

You won’t do it at the right time.

You’ll be late.

You’ll be early.

You’ll get re-routed.

You’ll get delayed.

You’ll change your mind.

You’ll change your heart.

It’s not going to turn out the way you thought it would.

It will be better.

Monday, July 25, 2011

If I Were to Get Married Tomorrow..


It would be in this Elie Saab bridal stunner

or dress seven..I can't choose lol



and then slip into this Lela Rose Bridal to dance the night away

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Friday!


Happy Friday lovies! What is on your agenda? I am getting my ombre cut and color tomorrow(eekk!) and have a birthday bbq on Sunday.
I also have been devouring the blog Into the Gloss, written by Emily Weiss(you may remember her as the super intern vs Lauren Conrad on The Hills) and basically it is The Coveteur but makeup and skincare. Which is more dangerous because while I am not going out purchasing Birkin bags all day, I can scoop up these products. And once you read that supermodels and fashionistas all use the same product, you just have to try it!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Fun Bun

Perfecting the perfect bun is an art, so I am really excited to try the tutorial on LC's beauty site to see if I can master it. Have any of you tried her tutorials yet??



I also think she deserves and A++ for her recent breakover..so fun



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inslee by Designs

I came across this fabulous artist the other day, and just adore her pictures. I feel like the girls she draws could be me and my friends! Inslee is an artist out of our nation's capital, her note cards and pictures are going to be ordered by me for sure.


Green Pearls

Be Mine

She also does custom prints

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Currently Lusting After


Liv Tyler in DKNY Lips print wrap dress. I'd pair it with black shoes for the office, but this is the perfect work-to-date office for fall...on net a porter for 325


Monday, July 18, 2011

h&m and zara home..please come stateside!

Does anyone know if the home stores of these stores will be available in the US when their clothing sites go live!

I would go crazy with the affordable goodies they offer!

H&M home



I'd use this to store magazines or towels


These fun sheets would be great in a tween room, or I'd totally use the pillow cases


Love the chevron door mat and pillows




and then these fun goodies from Zara Home



Bamboo frames

Gold rimmed tumblers would look fabulous on a bar cart


These swan bowls are so luxe looking. I could see them on a desk in the office, in the bathroom holding cotton balls, or used in the kitchen. Who thought gold swan bowls were so versitle?

God I want to get my hands on this bamboo site table/butler tray. Painted high gloss...divine!

Has anyone shopped in these stores in Europe? Do tell..or share you inside knowledge about when they will arrive in the U S A!

Friday, July 15, 2011

July My Favorite Find: Molliee of Twirly Skirts

Hello loves! This month we are sharing Molliee of Twirly Skirt's favorite find. I love her blog, and have known Molliee for a while now since our days as SMC Gaels( did we really start there 8 years ago!?!) and we actually now work only a few blocks from each other! If you don't read her blog, make sure you pop on over there for her fantastic outfits!



Hi Sweet Nothings readers! I am so excited to be posting over here today. Danielle and I went to college together and recently reconnected over our love of blogging. I wanted to share with you my fave fab find.

Ever since I bought these Kevia stack rings on Gilt I have been obsessed. The thin hammered detail make these delicate enough to bring some elegance to an outfit, but bold enough to make a statement. These rings are all separate so if you want to wear less of them at a time for minimal jewelry you can go right ahead! Personally, I like to almost overdo it on the jewelry and take a more is more approach like I did here with my stacked bracelets.

One designer I love is Robindira Unsworth, who makes great jewelry including stackable rings. Since these fab Kevia rings are no longer available on Gilt, I thought I would share some other fab finds so you can get the look easily.



Crystal Waters Stacked Rings (http://rstyle.me/xu68b9d)

Judith Jack Rose and Blanc Ring Set (http://rstyle.me/2ng9b9d)

Baroni Five Pearl Gold Stack Rings (http://rstyle.me/geqmb9d)

Banana Republic Faux Stacked Ring (http://rstyle.me/kke67b9d)



I hope you can find some you love and wear them as much as I do! ♥




Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another Random Post

Since last month's random post went over so well here are more random things:


Sexy Sequins


Zac Efron + a dog in sunglasses..I mean once again it is Zac Efron with a dog in sunglasses


color coded



I want my hair to look like this everyday..well one a day every day


Someone please develop this app


I love the idea of adding greek key trim to a basic chair or sofa..you could totally do this to ikea furniture and make it look custom


Alice and Olivia faux fur sweater..welcome to my closet

I could also really use your prayers and good vibes for some important things going on today!

Thanks lovies!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Recent Etsy Purchase


How adorable is this doggie letter holder? only 12 clams..it is on the way

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How Sweet it Is

Last week I discovered the absolutely delicious blog, How Sweet it Is, that is filled with sinful recipies that I just cannot wait to try

Such as:


And Tiramisu French Toast

Warning: this is not for anyone on a diet or trying not to be a fatty..because ya, I want to make everything