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October 31, 2011

images by inslee. {revisited.}

 I've yet to find another artist that speaks to me like Inslee. I've been obsessed with her since last spring - when I almost (totally regretting) purchased a sketch from her to act as the logo for a project I was working on. I saw myself in a logo - past.present.future. self. It was me and it was so weird how I immediately was drawn to 'her' and Inslee was so sweet! 

This isn't the first time you've heard me rave about this one of a kind artist and it won't be the last. I'm totally taking the plunge this year and ordering her holiday cards and a beautiful calendar. Also....I'm really hoping to have her make me some personalized stationary! How amazing....!?


sweet celine.

Celine shopper. enough said.

Saucy Glossie  found one at T.J.Maxx. swoon.

pretty in parker.

Parker Dress

Parker dresses are one of my favorites. I know I've blogged these beauties before, but I keep coming back to this olive color. I have the dress in white and due to rather unfortunate events - it now wears as a shirt. At $220 it's a bit of a big purchase for an everyday item of clothing, but it's so versatile. Over leggings, belted with jeans, tights, knee high boots and a faux fur vest. I think it's the perfect silhouette for strumming up something stunning. 

How would you wear it?

My way:

October 29, 2011

Ballet Baby!

Kelly Bensimon

Kelly Killoren Bensimon is my favorite RHONY and maybe ever. I was so excited to learn this Spring she will be launching a line of ballet flats. Here is the story from InStyle.

The Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Killoren Bensimon is launching a line of ballet flats!  “After being on Housewives, everyone was commenting on my flats, and I realized that there was a void in the market,” she tells “I wanted to create something that I love and that people are interested in.” So, she teamed up with footwear company BBC International to create Kelly by KellyKilloren Bensimon, an assortment ofballerinas in bright hues and animal patterns for $50 a pair. The colorful collection is also for a cause—for every pair sold, she will donate $3 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to channel my two passions: philanthropy and style,” she says. The collection hits stores this spring.

October 20, 2011


Tan Boot
I love: tan, taupe, nude, light brown, cognac, leopard. These are the current products I'm lusting over. A perfect pair of skintight jeans, with a color that is perfectly on trend this season. A bag that is versatile enough for year round use! This color of jean and leather looks great with any other color combo (strips anyone?)!!
Foley + Corinna
DL1961 Jeans

Leopard Bracelet

October 17, 2011

Life (and shopping) updates!

sisters. emme is wearing my j.crew resin necklace.

the two best friends anyone could have!

new shoes.

new jeans.

Ordering these tomorrow!

Do you see me hiding in there with my hat on? That was the weekend we did the fantasy football draft - I WON AGAIN THIS WEEK!

dyyyying. over these coated jeans. available here! Also available at ShopBop.

October 13, 2011

She's in love.


Check out this!

There is nothing more appropriate for work and play like a killer blazer. POINTS is said blazer is wool AND leather. AND blush colored. Seriously blushing. Me. Need. Now. What's your favorite fall jacket trend?

October 6, 2011

prettify your phone.

Rory Beca


iphone cases

I was a bit heartbroken yesterday upon hearing the news of Steve Jobs passing. He was a visionary and ideal artistic talent that encompasses everything my generation stands for. I've grown up with him. I remember begging my dad for my first Mac my senior year of high school, spending $400 on my first iPhone and then being devastated when it was stolen from my Longchamp as a bar in Milwaukee. The iPad and how enthralled and obsessed I became.  Even more desolate, the day of his passing came just after the release of the iPhone 4S (he was was watching over his Apple fantatics). Put on your black turtleneck, bow your head, and give thanks for a man that gave us many a product to write home about.

Above are some iPhone cases to help you celebrate being one of "them".

Or...if you want to be like me, head over to dani notes.
Personalized Gingham iphone case
prep perfect. 

Personalized Chevron iphone case
I love this color combo! Mine is navy blue chevron with a yellow circle! 

first two images via

October 2, 2011

pretty on the inside.



it's the meeping weekend.

work week

My new job allows me to wear jeans to work (nearly everyday). A major plus. I love being able to pull together chic and approachable looks that are simple and still professional enough for the office. My daily regime has included beachy curls, ballet flats, skinny jeans, a simple sweater or flow shirt, statement necklace and my trusty Tory Burch bag. For chilly days I thought on my army green coat and call it a morning. It's lovely not being limited to black pants and pencil skirts.

How do you update your work wear? My current go to: inexpensive statement necklaces. I popped into Charlotte Russe and grabbed three stunning pieces for $25.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Adam and I celebrated our Anniversary and had a very collegiate weekend by going to visit my youngest sister at the University of Minnesota (

Next weekend we're off to Milwaukee (I think!) and then I'm going on a major saving spree to make tripts to Arizona (Cori/Linds), New York (Andrea/Cait),  LA/San Diego (Kristen/Michi) and Flroida (Whit). Missing my best friends desperately. FYI you girls hold a special corner on my desk, Kodak Moment bonafide.