Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday's Fancies: {Outfit Crush}

I love when {Friday's Fancies} theme is outfit crush! Most likely because I'm always finding some outfit I am completely obsessed with either on {pinterest} or {tumblr}! The outfit I'm still crushing on right now has been circling around the web for about a month now, but it's still a favorite... and totally affordable (if you are lucky enough to still snag this sweater) --

via happily grey
How perfect for fall! The sweater is from {Old Navy}... but they are sold out almost everywhere! But, there are other options... {Gap} just came out with their wool version and you can still splurge on {J.Crew}'s cashmere version which I blogged about {here}... either way, someone will have the perfect polka dot sweater for you! :)

One of my favorite things about the outfit above is the fall color with a pop from her scarf! Here are some pairings I am loving with the Gap sweater --

amazing scarves in many fabulous colors {here}!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guest Post: {Chic Baseball Caps}

Hello! I'm Natalie, blogger over at Natalie Merrillyn and I'm thrilled to be filling in for Ashley today! Lately I've been so inspired by baseball hats. I've been pinning tons of images with super chic ladies sporting caps and I'm kind of obsessed with the look!

How I would wear the look:

A huge thank you to Ashley for having me today! 
And please stop by Natalie Merrillyn for more inspiration!

images 1 | 2 | 3

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Catbird ♥

If you follow me on {instagram} or {twitter}, you know that my sweet boyfriend gave me the cutest {catbird ring} ever last Friday.  I've been a big fan of {catbird} for a couple of years... and he picked the best one ever! Huge surprise! :) Love. One day... I definitely need to make it to their store in Brooklyn! If you haven't already, you should check out their {jewelry}... promise you will love it all too! :) xx.

Psst... you can also get catbird at {baublebar} through next week!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

I don't think I have posted since Saturday, so I can officially say, Happy Fall! Not sure about you, but fall is by far my favorite season! Another favorite thing... smoothies!!! ((Which I have posted about {here} and have a pinterest board completely dedicated to it {here}!)) So... it's no surprise that I stopped scrolling through my facebook newsfeed when I saw that {Lululemon} posted a fall smoothie recipe (perfect for after a fall run)! Well, it's true! The {Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie} tastes as yummy as it sounds so I had to share the recipe... Enjoy!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

San Fran + Napa Bound... in one week!

In one week, Alejandro and I are heading out to the west coast to celebrate one of my dear friends as she marries her best friend! I am so excited to see friends that I have not seen in almost 4 years and to hang out in my old stomping grounds! Seriously, 4 years since I have been to San Francisco??! That is never allowed again! :) It's going to be a quick trip... so I am strategically planning out our 3 and a half days there so we can try to hit up all of my favorite places! I have already warned Alejandro that there might be a day or two that we have like 6 meals... just so we can fit everything in - he is totally on board!! ;) And while I am quite familiar with many wineries in Napa and Sonoma (seriously living less than an hour away from there was the best)... I have room in our itinerary for one more winery! So... I am taking recommendations! Which one is your favorite that we can't miss out on?  xxoo. 


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

jewels: fun + everyday

I've been browsing all of my favorite jewelry websites a lot lately trying to find the perfect necklace to wear with my dress for the wedding we have in Napa next weekend. Good and bad idea! Good idea because I found some jewels that I absolutely love. Bad idea because I can't choose which pieces I love most, therefore, might need to buy them all! ;) Here are some of my favorite jewels and sparkles for everyday fun! Which piece is your favorite?

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Oh, and check out this jewelry closet! I think I might need one for all of my new jewels! ;)

PS. Guess who did a post for Victoria's "The Man Behind the Blog" Series?! Yup, my guy! Hop on over to one of my most favorite blogs, {vmac+cheese}, to check it out! :)

images via {The Coveteur}

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sweets via Instagram

I'm getting the iPhone5 this Friday (perfectly timed that my contract ends the exact day that the new phone is released), so last weekend I was trying to backup + organize my over 5,000 photos!  Let me tell you... that was one overhaul of a project! But, don't sweat, all of my photos are now safe and sound on my cloud! ;) Anyway, I thought I would share a few instragrams from lately. I think I've mentioned this before, but I sure do take a lot of photos of sweets, treats and other pretty eats! And, here are were (since they are in my belly) some of the extra yummy treats -

1. The most amazing banana split from Franklin Fountain! 2. Fancy cupcakes at work! 3. Not as fancy cupcakes, but I'll take my cupcakes any way! :) 4. So sweet of Alejandro's little sister to bake me cookies! Thanks Ariana!! :) 5. Yogurt parfaits at our all company meeting 6. Fruit loop muffins - yes, seriously! :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gwyneth + J.Crew =

Amazingness! Seriously, I'm not sure that you can mix two better things! I've been a little {J.Crew} obsessed this past week between the {awesome photos} from their Spring 2013 show, their new style guide, and this post on GP's blog! Hop on over to {goop} to see eight of Gwyneth Paltrow's fall looks from J.Crew... or scroll down to see the three looks that I love most, as well as some of my own favorite items! Even bought a few things there this past weekend... these {burg cords} and this {bow necklace} were among the few! What's on your J.Crew shopping list? xx.

The Weekender
Classic Camel Coat
Jewel Tones
 And... here are some of my favorite items right now! Wish I could buy it all! :)

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rebecca Minkoff Camera Bag

Have you seen this amazing (super amazing) Rebecca Minkoff camera bag floating around the web? I saw it on {The Blonde Salad} as well as {eat.sleep.wear}'s instagram and instantly tried to find one for myself! Yes, I am positive that if I had actually found it, my bank account would have hated me... but who cares, it rocks! Officially added to my wishlist! :)

Oh, maybe {PS- I made this...} can give me her bag since she is only using it as a tool bag! ;) xx

Monday, September 10, 2012

Color Trend: Burgundy

Like many of you, I can't get enough of the color burgundy! It is my new favorite color for fall and I am loving it in all shades and all materials (even though I think suede is my favorite)! I'm positive I need to add this {suede clutch} and these {cords} to my wardrobe asap!! Check out some inspiration on how to add this lovely little color into your daily wardrobe... I am obsessed with the 3rd look:

images {via}
Also, this color is a great update to the bright denim we saw all spring and summer! I love how it gives a pop, but is dark enough to be a neutral as well! Which look is your favorite?

images {via}
Oh, and how fabulous are these {shoes}? Going on the wishlist!! :)

#NYFW {Kate Spade}

I was so excited to be invited to a few shows and the Reward Style + ASOS party for Fashion Week, but last minute, I made the decision to stay home and save money for our upcoming travels. It was a tough decision, but I keep telling myself that there is always next year! Even though I wasn't in NYC this past weekend, I was still stalking the shows as they were happening and loved seeing some of my favorite bloggers' instagrams for the past 4 days! After browsing photos from some of my favorite designers, the spring 2013 show that I can't get out of my head (so far) is Kate Spade! Deboarah Lloyd has outdone herself (once again)!  Check out some of the details... I think the photos speak for themselves! 

images {via}
This is just a snippet of her lighthearted and bright color collection which was inspired by the kitchy designs of the 1950's! The silhouettes, the handbags, the hair and accessories are so playful and fun! Seriously, I think you need to check out the rest of the photos {here}!

What has been your favorite show so far? I am extra excited for the J.Crew show on Tuesday, can't wait to see what Jenna has up her sleeve!! :) 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday's Fancies: {Boathouse Row}

There is this super cute little place in Philly that I have been dying to go to since I moved here called {Boathouse Row}... and this weekend I am finally heading over there! While it is a great venue for rowing, we are going for an event and I don't see any physical activities involved! Maybe just some eating, drinking and definitely instagraming of the famous boat houses that line the river!

boathouse row in the evening
So... obviously I need a cute outfit for boathouse row! And below is my inspiration if it were a little bit cooler and I could finally bust out some of my new fall clothes. But... since it is supposed to be in the 80's, I guess I'll be in shorts and boat shoes (obviously)! Oh, and the Chandon has nothing to do with the outfit or boathouse row, I just see a little champagne in my weekend plans! No reason to celebrate... just because! :) Hope you have a great weekend! xx.

Shop this look:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Inspiration Military

Loving the hints of military (specifically army green) that is popping up everywhere right now! I just bought this {jacket}, but also loving these {pants} and these {jeans}! Not quite sure if I can pull off full on camo print, but the girls who I have seen wear it... totally rock it! What do you think? Are you inspired by military yet? PS. Happy Fashion's Night Out! xx.

images {via}

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I'm on Tumblr!

...Finally! I know I am a little late to the game, but I finally got my {tumblr} page all set up! Wait, rephrase - my friend {av} finally got my tumblr page all set up for me! :) Not sure why it was so difficult for me, but I could not figure out how to use it for the life of me... or make it pretty! Or... maybe I was just a little lazy! ;) But either way... I can't stop tumblin'!  Actually, my favorite quote from the other night was Alejandro saying, "you tumble more than I fantasize" - in regards to tumblr and fantasy football! :) Anyway, check out my page! I am going to keep it fashion inspiration only, so if you are looking for anything else, feel free to catch up on my {pinterest} as well (I reorganized all of my boards recently)!  xx.

Psst... are you on tumblr? If so, what is your URL?

Paris [on my mind]

Hi Friends! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend and ended your summer in style (hopefully at the beach... or at least in the Sun)! I had more of a relaxing weekend... finally time to unwind from the whirlwind of a summer I had. It felt a little strange to sit down at my computer to put together a new set of posts for this week... because I feel like it has been that long since I've been around! But... I am officially back to blogging and I couldn't be more excited! :) To kick off a new set of posts, I thought I would share some very exciting information - our PARIS trip is BOOKED! I am so excited and am officially counting down the days!!! And... the best part of it all - look at this insanely cute apartment we are renting for the week.... [ahhhhh....]

{Paris Perfect Apartments}
So cute, right? But, the best part of the apartment isn't even pictured! See those large windows from the family room... well, right outside those windows is the most perfect Eiffel Tower view ever! OMGeeeeee! I.can't.wait!!! :) Since I have Paris on my mind, how perfect is this little bracelet...

Currently planning our eight days in the City of Light... taking all recommendations!! :) xx.
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