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May 31, 2011

laughing lately.

  1. I came home today and lunch and Adam was making a spreadsheet, on Excel, of dogs. The pros and cons of each breed.
  2. I then came home after work and saw that one of our front windows had blown off, shattered, and a lovely black paper bag was acting a shield.
  3. I witnessed a light pole (around 30 ft. +) blow over into oncoming traffic outside of my office. I hate wind.
  4. I realized my full on hatred for acrylic nails and adult women that wear their hair in pigtails.
  5. Adam found the puppy of my dreams. An Aussiedoodle; however, we aren't getting a puppy until there is a ring on my finger and a house with mortgage payments. (He just informed me they come in miniature sizes, but said I can't get one). 
  6. Adam is being bossy about dogs. Even though he is lazy and I will end up doing everything. He will just love them and fatten them up.
  7. I tried going on a walk. I walked for 20 minutes and realized how bored I was with myself, alone in nature, even though Adele was playing. I also ran from a flock of geese and two young lads on bicycles.
  8. Everyone looks better tan.
  9. I found a swimsuit top that my lovely mother is buying me. It's hard being a girl. 
  10. Advice: don't walk for an hour in flip flops. You would think working out everyday would callus my feet, um no...I'm currently sporting a torture chamber below my left big toe. 
  11. I saw an old man fall off his scooter last week. He hit a curb and fell into traffic. I screamed and drove my car down the wrong side of the street. He was drunk and didn't appreciate my concern.

My life has been pretty funny lately.

Smitten with Dani Notes.

dani notes stationery

My person initials: Molly McKerihan Dixon


I could not be more excited for my new iPhone case. I can picture myself walking down the bustling streets of Rochester, pulling it out on sidewalk cafes and be stopped mid-sentence while browsing my favorite boutiques - because this iPhone case is quite the conversation starter. It's preppy, regal, modern, elegant and just the kind of thing I'd always wished existed. Thankfully to the beautiful Dani of this stunning, personalized case can be yours for $55. If you're smart you'll put in your order at the Dani Notes shop ASAP. Down the road, when Adam and I head to the chapel, I want my 'china' to be Dani Note's Plates. Everything is so cheerful, bright and just makes me want to sip lemonade and hum Glee songs - I'm that in love. OR if you have a baby on the way (or a friend, or relative) there are perfect gifts and announcements cards - even the most darling return address labels. AND cupcake toppers, Dani has thought of everything to make your life a little more prep-perfect. 

I'm smitten. So so so smitten. 

Find more beauty after the jump.

happy appy tuesday. :)


May 30, 2011

My new wedge obsession:

Paloma Barceló 


Velati leather wedge sandals

Paloma Barceló 


Amalaga mesh and leather espadrille wedges


Paloma Barceló 


Agamar embellished suede wedge sandals


Found these amazing wedges on It just so happened that all the wedges I gravitated towards were by Paloma Barcelo. I've never heard of the brand before, but I love these shoes. Simple but with enough detail to make them stand out from the girl next to you in her Steve Maddens (not that there is anything wrong with SM). I'm obsessed with the red leather pair and oooooh that luxe tan ankle strap, throw on a LWD and HELLLOOOOOO SUMMMERRR!

May 29, 2011

Women courtesy of Barby.

According to Playboy, more of us talk dirty during sex than men.

After taking a bath, a we grabs a towel and makes a turban on her head from it, at least for one minute. The reasons of such a weird oriental ritual are unknown.

We can have partners that are years younger without being called dirty old perverts. (Cough)

When we answers, "I’m fine" after a few seconds,  we are not fine. You f**ed up...again!

The average number of items in a typical woman's bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

We never have anything to wear. Don't question the racks of clothes in the closet; you "just don't understand".

We need to feel like there are people worse off than we are. That's why soap operas and Oprah Winfrey-type shows are so successful.

We never shudder when a male character gets kicked in the groin in a movie. 

We like looking at men, just as much as men like looking at women. We just know how to hide it better! 

The first naked man we see is ‘Ken’. And what a nice shocking surprise when we find out that you men actually have a penis. Pheeeew!!!

Can't live with us and can't live without us.
Let's face it, we are just too much fun.

Thank you Barby With a Y Bytch for this enchanting list!

Chanel & Gucci Sunglasses for sale.

Two pairs of Chanel and one pair of Gucci sunglasses for sale.

Hi guys I'm trying to get rid of three pairs of sunglasses that I've had lying around FOREVER. I'm selling them (via Craigslist - trashy I know) for $300 for the bundle or $150 separately. If you are interested and would like me to send you pictures of the actual product please e-mail me!

They have all been worn, but are in almost perfect condition. The only wear is on the lenses and that can be buffed out.

I would love for someone to wear these fabulous shades in style.



Love this look on Bee. So preppy perfect.

Summer. Work it.

Summer Work It.

May 27, 2011

hi huuuuur


A little fashion moment. I adore this look. I also adore my new job which is keeping my busy, but so inspired. I'm doing what I love which is Social Media and Marketing. It's a networking dream come true. I love the people I work with, what the company I work with stands for and the job I'm doing. I'm under pressure to make things happen and I can't wait until they do. Think: spur of the moment event planning, Social Media initiative and everything in between. This blog has been a labor of love and I want nothing more than to keep you engaged and coming back, but I ask for your patience. Just until I can find my footing. I'm guessing I'm going to have to schedule posting (which I hate) to give you the content you deserve.

Stay beautiful.

May 22, 2011

Tom Binn's DIY

Amazing via Dream and Dress a Tom Binn's DIY. Getting on this right away! The necklace above is from Forever 21, but I think Claire's would probably have a great selection in their princessy section!

Glitter Guide. Part Deux.

If you haven't checked out:

....then I don't know if we can be friends anymore. It's everything girlie and beautiful. The best fashion inspiration I've come across in a very long time. I can't wait to rework my work staples with ideas I've taken from this tumblr. So.So.Brilliant. Their Pinterest is probably one of the best collections of fashion, style, grace, beauty and everything culture. You really can't go wrong here: interior inspiration, foodie heaven and style glory. So thankful for the beautiful girls out there that made this happen!

Images via: The Glitter Guide

Know you can.

From the classic, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

I start my new job tomorrow and I'm very excited. I thought I'd share this lovely excerpt via Julia Allison of Nonsociety. It's from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. 

Know who you are. Know what you're good at. Know you know what you're good at and good things will come. That's my Sunday night insight as I watch the #BillboardMusicAwards. 


i'm going to need these.

Ughhh. Gimme.

Giraffe me your glasses.

T Magazine showing off Prada's new eye wear collection.

"While Prada’s spring runway was full of chic bananas and this season’s most-coveted footwear — the striped platform brogue — its neo-rococo sunglasses also caught the eye of fashion peepers. Bold and sculptural, the limited edition spectacles are being celebrated tonight at Prada’s 57th street store with a launch party and art exhibit ‘’From Drawings to Pictures.” Eight artists were commissioned to integrate the shades into into their work, and the results range from Mattia Buffoli’s quirky photo showing the sunglasses as the eyes in a “face” of a plate of appetizers to Frederica di Giovanni’s photo of a butterfly net with captured prey. Two new frames join the existing collection available in blue, black, white and tortoise, $290 to $390 a pair. Despite the rain, we have a feeling that come summer everyone will be seeing 20/20."

Day vs Night.

Day vs Night.

One dress: Two ways. Both simple. I love the dress. An oxford could even be thrown over it and belted to create an adorable skirt. This Pleasure Doing Business piece also comes in a skirt version and looks supreme with a simple t-shirt. Whatever tickles your fancy. 

May 20, 2011

Fall in to the Gap.

I knew there had to be something brewing at the Gap. Everything always on sale, their silk pieces never selling. Some of the items cute, some just unworkable - say those ballet flats in the bag. I bought a pair and instantly regretted wearing them to work the next day. No structure, no style, and maybe the color was a little weird (lilac patent leather). Was it too over priced? Were the pieces unflattering and unwearable? Their Jeans, the only seemingly divine staple in the whole store, is their one redeeming quality. And that's what Gap was intended to be - an American frontier  for good ol' Made in the USA jeans. I think they could catch on to something here with kickass jeans, jean jackets, jean shirts, shorts - the epitome of a well dressed woman or man. It's all in the details and frankly we all know Gap has become sloppy. With J.Crew taking over their territory and Old Navy having such great brand awareness (you know those commercials are catchy: Barbe-cutie...) it was time the mid-range store took a hit. This quarter it took a hard one. To make matters worse, according to New York Magazine's The Cut the retail giant did not see it coming.

"Gap Inc. has had a rough month. The company's sales numbers are down, they've sacked their top designer, and Jon Caramanica likened their cargo shorts to a dog's chew toy. But the worst is still yet to come, reports Women's Wear Daily:
The San Francisco-based apparel retail giant warned Thursday that its bottom line in the second half will be “heavily impacted” by rising product costs as it pulled its full-year earnings guidance down more than 22 percent.
Owing to rising costs in fuel and materials (theskyrocketing price of cotton is one the culprits), Gap has slashed their earnings outlook to $1.40 to $1.50 a share, down from the $1.88 to $1.93 range provided in February. They didn't see this coming, apparently:
Gap chief financial officer, Sabrina Simmons, acknowledged a miscalculation on the company’s part. “We had made the assumption [in February] that our fall buys would be the most expensive, and that we’d get some easing in our holiday buys,” she said. “And it turns out we were just absolutely wrong on that assumption. Holiday got worse, and that costing came in much higher than we expected, and higher than fall.”
What's more, Gap will have to increase their retail prices to make up for lost ground, which will make customers cranky too. Luckily for them (sort of), they won't be the only store to do so: Lots of other retailers (Wal-Mart and Target, for example) are raising prices for similar reasons. Happy shopping, everyone!

I already think Gap has prices that do not match their quality. I'm likely to only buy something from their store if I find it for $6.99 on the sale rack. True story: I found an amazing wool cable knit sweater. The kind you saw all over the place this winter. Well it was on sale for $5.99, and then another 40% off. It was an online purchase that someone had returned to the store, and I'm pretty sure I wore it for a month straight (don't worry I washed it and frebreezed it).

It's sad to me that a store that I grew up in - Gap Kids - is suffering so horribly, but like Ann Taylor did couldn't they have hired an amazing new design team, gotten a celeb a'la Katie Holmes and welcomed a new era of moderately priced clothes for the modern woman?
summer cocktail. a hit of denim. a splash of color. a pinch of pattern. a touch of shine. mix well and finish with a twist.

Everything in this picture is kind of cute, but you could get cuter versions elsewhere. I recently got an amazingly flattering pair of cropped trousers from Gap, I love them. But let's look at those bloomers on the left. I don't know about you (I saw these on a blogger earlier this week), but they make the model look FUPA heavy.

I'm going to go with it and say the only good thing to come out of gap this season is the 1969 White Jeans Collection. Super flattering and on trend.

May 19, 2011

Fresh Stripes.

Love this look on Katrina Szish. A Milly dress and Judith Leiber bag. I'm in love with stripes right now, and I love this fresh take on the look. Below you'll find some other standout striped numbers, in the center is K's dress, along with some other (noteably: expensive) dresses that I adore!
Standout Stripes.

Wedding Bells!

I'm speaking at one of my dearest friend's wedding. I'm nervous and looking for the most perfect and witty prose to encapsulate their "love at first sight" relationship. I was there the day they met, the second they met actually, sitting on a lawn chair next to Cori at out apartment complex pool. MJ walked up with a rambunctious set of tattooed friends. I grew up in the Mid-west, my first instinct was to ask, "Did that hurt?", I later learned MJ hates this question. Duh, of course it hurt. I don't remember how one day at the pool turned into a lifetime, but I'm so glad it did. He's so good to her, he loves her so much, and I've never seen my beautiful friend so happy. A love like this is extraordinarily, and I have romance on my brain. I've logged many an hour looking for the perfect thing to say, if you have any suggestions I would love an e-mail.

Oh and they are super good looking...

This is one of the favorite quotes from the movie "Two Days in Paris":

And even if this person bugs you sixty percent of the time, well you still can’t live without him. And even if he wakes you up every day by sneezing right in your face, well you love his sneezes more than anyone else's kisses."

Budget Babe. Dream vs.

Olivia Palermo

I saw this picture of Olivia Palermo and knew I needed to re create the look! Karol.Fashion.Girl on Polyvore did her own fabulous interpretation (above). Below is mine - a very budget friendly version.
Budget Babe. Dream vs.