Monday, August 29, 2011

Flat Booties

This Fall I plan to invest in a pair of flat booties. I was initially hesitant about this trend but now I plan to fully embrace it. Booties go with pants, skirts, dresses and can be worn with or without tights. So versatile!

Here are some pairs that I have my eye on...

Image Credit: Refinery29 

Boots clockwise from top left: 
Sam Edelman
Sam Edelman 
7 For All Mankind
Available at Shopbop

Friday, August 26, 2011

The End of Another Week

Well we have made it to Friday again. This week, we survived an earthquake* and now New York is bracing for a hurricane. The center of Hurricane Irene is expected to pass straight through the city. At the last tracking of the storm, experts saw it taking in the sights up Fifth Avenue, past the Public Library and then up to Central Park.

The buildings are built to withstand hurricane winds, but there is a real threat for parts of the city to flood, especially lower Manhattan and along the Hudson River.

Image Credit: Pinterest

To be prepared I will have to pull out my gumboots and invest in a raincoat...

Hudson Boots                                                     L.L. Bean Raincoat

Enjoy your weekend, and if you're in the path of Irene, I hope you stay dry!

*I'm aware that survived an earthquake is a little extreme, but for those thirty seconds I didn't know what was going on. I actually thought it was me, not the ground, that was shaking.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Green With Envy

Image Credit: Barneys New York

How amazing are these 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes! I really don't have the ankle to pull them off but if I did they would have to be mine. I am greeeeeeeeen with envy of anyone who can wear these well. I love them.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saturday Night

This is what I wore last Saturday night to go to drinks at a friend's house. It was the first time I have worn jeans in months and it felt good. The mornings and evenings are finally starting to cool down a little and the days are still warm and sunny. I am going to enjoy it as much as I can, this perfect weather, because I know it won't last forever.

Dress: Urban Outfitters; Jeans: J Brand; Necklace: Jewelmint; Shoes: Aldo; Bag: BCBGMAXAZRIA; Lipstick: Revlon

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Inspired By...

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. I love, love, loved this movie. After watching it I just wanted to get on a plane to Paris. So much so I enrolled in French lessons and am half way through a ten week course. I loved the storyline, the wardrobe and of course the gorgeous Parisienne set.

Where to get the look...

1. Etsy Flapper Inspired Party Dress
2. Forever 21 Mustard Yellow Shirt
3. Zara Pleat Front Pant and Belt
4. Zara Ballet Flat
5. Madewell Drop-Waist Shirt Dress
6. Hunter Boot Wedges
7. J.Crew Belt
8. Madewell Silk Shirt Dress

A bientôt!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Get the Look

Image Credit: Vanessa Jackman

J.Crew White Shirt
L.L. Bean Striped Sailor Tee
Nudie Jeans Grey Skinny Jeans
J.Crew Saddle Bag
Adeler Jewellers Stacked Bangles
Urban Outfitters Tassel Loafer

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Grey Matter

On my regular trawl through ELLE Decor I came across Monique Lhuillier's home. I have always loved her dresses so it was no surprise that I loved her home too. I like the way that she has elegantly blended all shades of grey with the freshness of white. The subtle silvery shades keep the home cool and calm, whilst still being incredibly cosy and inviting.

Image Credit: all images from ELLE Decor

Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekend in Pictures

There was quite a contrast between the weather on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. I forgot to carry around my camera so I documented my weekend using my the ToyCam feature on my Android operated phone. I am pleased with the results.

Saturday we took the train an hour out of the city to go to Long Beach with a friend of ours and her family. It was so nice and relaxing lying on the sand getting some sun. I went for one swim but it was pretty cold so I didn't stay in long.

Then on Sunday we woke up to pouring rain. It rained steadily for most of the day. We didn't want to stay inside all day so we walked around in the rain. We made our way to Washington Square Park, as we still hadn't seen the newly opened end, and we walked around looking at all the funny squirrels - the rain must be to a squirrel what the full moon is to crazy person. They were very amusing.

All in all it was a great weekend. Here are some of the pics I captured...

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


There once was a time not all that long ago when I despised animal print. I never understood the widespread appeal that it seemed to have. Then I found a pair of pony hair ballet flats on a work trip a couple of years ago, and I had to have them. I couldn't explain it, I had previously stated that I would never wear animal print - especially leopard - and here I was buying a pair of pony hair flats, in leopard.

Then, last year I purchased a sweater that featured a grey and pink leopard print. It is one of my favourites when the temperature drops, I wear it often. I also purchased a leather jacket because I liked the leopard lining poking out under the cuffs. And I still wear my flats. And now, I find myself wanting many different items in leopard for fall...

J.Crew shirt, scarf, sunglasses and belt, Steven by Steve Madden loafers

I guess the moral of the story is never say never.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Forward Planning

I was in J.Crew this past weekend and I am in love with their new Fall Collection. I love all the jewel tones and luxurious knits. It is a little hot to even think about buying most of it yet, however I am enjoying thinking about how I will dress this autumn.

I am a summer girl through and through, so I can't believe that I am looking forward to seeing the first signs of autumn with the falling leaves. I am also looking forward to not being a sweaty mess everyday and it will be nice when the evenings start to cool enough that I will need to throw on a light sweater. What has happened to me!

This is what I am thinking my Fall Uniform will look like...

All items are from J.Crew

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Serenity Now

A week or so ago, I was looking at Design Sponge and fell in love with this gorgeous home. I love everything about it from the simple colour palette, mixed textures and eye-catching knick-knacks.

Image Credit: all images from Design Sponge

I just love this home. They have made the best use of a small space and it instead looks open and inviting. This is something I can appreciate living in a tiny New York apartment.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Patch NYC

I came across this website over the weekend, when I was reading Refinery29. It has such a gorgeous mix of home decor,  accessories and other odds and ends. The store was started in 1997 by designers Don Carney and John Ross, with a collection of hand-detailed hats. Today, Patch NYC has evolved into collections of home decor and fashion accessories including costume jewelry, scarves and one-of-a kind jewellery. They even have their very own blog.

Here are some of the things that caught my eye trawling their website...

Paris Between the Wars 1919-1939; Art, Life & Culture

Owl Candle

Ikat Pillow Set

Scroll Top Earring

Pony Object

Vintage Glass Ovals Necklace

Classic Mixed Fabric Scarf

Its great for gifts, or to just treat yourself.