Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Vacation

Hello ladies! I am going to take a little break from the bloggy here for the rest of the year. Don't worry, I'll be back in full swing on January 2nd. I just need a little time to celebrate the holidays, pack up my apartment, and just breathe and figure out how I can still make this the creative outlet I love with my new work schedule.

I will still be around on twitter so you can hear me chatting it up there(if you don't follow, send me a request..I had to go private because of the spam)

I wish you all a fabulous holiday and super fun and festive New Years. I can't wait to share with you all the exciting things I have going for 2012.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy(Birthday)Weekend!


Happy weekend lovies! What are your plans for this final full shopping weekend? It is my 27th birthday tomorrow, and I have a low key dinner planned at Geisha House with one of my oldest friends. I could not be happier to leave 26 behind. 26 was one of the hardest years I have ever had with more tears than I ever thought possible. A lot wasn't shared here on the blog because I just didnt want to be a downer all the time. 26 was the epitome of quarter life crisis.

But 27 has lots of hope and promise already. I get the keys to my new apartment in West Hollywood tomorrow. I have a new job that I love even though I work 12 hour days. I have a new outlook on life and some new plans for next year to make the most of my new home over the hill. So, goodbye 26..I couldn't be happier to see you go..bring on 27!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Eve treats

It is our year to host Christmas Eve, and me and my mom went through my pinterest boards for some new ideas to add to the mix for next weekend:


Santa Hat brownies

A signature cocktail (the hypnotic scares me, I'm not gonna lie)


A snowman of cheese


Crab stuffed Cucumber bites for apps

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

These boots were made for Walking-Sponsored Post


Country Outfitter, a retailer of ariat boots sent me these red heritage ariat boots to review. I was so excited to receive them because I am attending the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio next April, and three days of cowboy boots is a necessity. I also have wanted a pair of red boots since I saw them on How I Met Your Mother.




The boots are super comfortable, and look great with jean shorts and skinny jeans. The detail is intricate, and I already know I will get lots of compliments on them. They are that perfect amount of worn in, yet ready to wear to make my own marks with them. Below is how I plan to style them:

Stagecoach f/ ariat boots

Old Navy fitted shirt
$27 - oldnavy.gap.com

Bottega veneta handbag
$1,250 - bergdorfgoodman.com

Ariat Women's Heritage Western R Toe Boot - Red Deertan
$140 - countryoutfitter.com



*The opions of this post are all my own.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Best Dressed of 2011

My Best Dressed list of 2011:


Diane Kruger in Jason Wu


Emma Watson in Elie Saab Couture



Anna Paquin in Issa


Emma Stone in Calvin Klein


Selena Gomez in Giorgio Armani


Alexis Bledel in Oscar De La Renta


Gwyneth Patrow in Prada


Zoe Saldana in Elie Saab Couture


Blake Lively in Zuhair Murad Couture



Alessandra Ambosio in Prabal Gurung


Rachel Mcadams in Marchesa

Who were your best dressed of 2011?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Birthday Goodies

This lucky lady got a few fabulous items this weekend as birthday gifts:


Like these Tory Burch riding boots


An amazing leopard dress I will probably wear on my actual birthday on Saturday


and a sparkly bracelet from J.Crew that makes me smile

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Favorite Find!

Hello loves! Today is the last installment of "My Favorite Find" series, and I am going to end it on the 3 year anniversary of this little ol blog! Thank you to all the fabulous ladies who have shared their finds here, and to all you readers for actually coming by and reading this blog for the past three years. How quick they go!

I stumbled upon my find in a vintage shop in Berkeley before my 21st birthday. I was going back to NY for Christmas(this was while my family was living there) and was about to head off to Boston for the big 21.

We were just browsing a random shop when I spotted this. Vintage 1970s Halston. 41.00

I didn't even try it on...knew I needed it. Handed my friends 50.00 and ran out of the store, knowing that the owner must've forgot a zero and I was never going to go home with her.


an amazing mauve mini dress with tie sash that looks so fun on! I've only worn it twice..for my 21st birthday and one other time in Las Vegas, but I just adore looking at it in my closet, knowing maybe if I do 50,000 more squats I can rock it again!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Birthday Dress


I fell in love with this Sachin + Babi dress after seeing it on Brunch at Saks in October.
I decided to rent it from rent the runway for my family birthday dinner this weekend at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What is your Favorite Christmas Carol?


What is your favorite Christmas song? I have a few..in my family we have a tradition of playing the same two songs on Christmas morning ..Do they know its Christmas folowed by Gloria Estefan Christmas in Your Eyes. After that, we have a fun mix of the classics, country, and of course my pop favorites.

But I will say, the song that always gets me is Otis Redding White Christmas.

I love his soulful voice and it gives me chills every time.



Monday, December 5, 2011

Totally Adorable Gift


How cute are these crochet ear headphones by Red Velvet?! Totally impractical, but oh so cute...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Friday!


Happy weekend loves! Hope you all had a lovely week..first week on the job and it has been a whirlwind, 10+ hour days and I love it. Minus the commute..so maybe ill find an apartment this weekend in between catching up on sleep, your blogs, Christmas shopping, puppy snuggles, the dvr, and did I mention sleep?


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Excuse Moi


I'm a huge Muppet Fan. I saw the movie last week, cried, came home and watched my Muppet DVDs. If they actually did tours of the Jim Henson Studio on La Brea I'd go all the time. If me and Jason Segal ever dated, there would be too much Muppet love to ever make it work.

Anyways, for those of you not super creeped out by my love of Muppets, I suggest checking out the OPI collection. I just ordered Exuse Moi to wear on my nails this holiday season(among a few other colors)


ps...Swatch and Learn is the best blog ever to see through nail polish reviews