Tuesday, April 30, 2013

meet chuck

If my chucks back in college could talk....oh, the stories they would tell.  Seriously. 
I don't care how old you are, in my opinion, a simple pair of white chuck taylor's [or even the jack purcell] are a perfect summer shoe.  They look great with a pair of jeans + a t-shirt, or a skirt/maxi-dress.  Very versatile!
Awhile back I picked up a pair of Jack Purcell's for Ryan, and customized them for her.  She loved them, and loved it even more that no one else had that same pair of shoes.  One of a kind!
So, do it.....go buy yourself a pair of chuck's.  You won't regret it.
talk soon

Monday, April 29, 2013

silver fox...

Nickelson Wooster is the epitome of cool.  I mean look at him.  Every single detail.  So, so good.

He's currently the Senior VP of Trend + Design at JCPenney, and has worked with the likes of Gilt Groupe, Thom Browne, Inc. and Neiman Marcus in the past.  Not a bad resume, huh?


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

the sentimentality of books

Lack of posts lately.  Big time.  Really big time.  Sorry folks.

Ok, so in addition to being a magazine wh()re....I also love myself a good book.  I have an entire bookcase up in our home office to prove it. 

Even in this age of e-readers, I will never be able to walk away from purchasing books.  There is something so special about buying a book, reading it/falling in love with a story, then sharing that with a friend/family member.  I view it as a special bond you share with someone when you lend them a book.

One of my favorite books ever, The Book Thief is one that I've shared with several close people in my life.  That book has even traveled to Europe and back with a friend.  I recently went to grab it from my bookcase to lend to someone, and an airline boarding pass stub fell out.  It had belonged to a friend who read it, and likely used the stub as a book mark.  Most would think nothing of that, but I thought it was pretty neat.

E-reader or book....which one are you?

How awesome is the color-coding of books in the picture above?!  I love it.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

pouf, there it is....

Let's talk poufs....  are you a fan?

I think I am..[well, a reluctant one anyway].  I understand what their purpose is supposed to be....additional seating, but is that really going to be comfortable?  I mean, really?

They look cool.  No doubt about it...but the verdict is still out for me.

Clearly I'm in the minority on this though, as everyone + their mother is talking about/purchasing them.

What do you think?  Pouf or no pouf...that is the question.

talk soon.

images: john derian, elle decor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

sun is shining....

I think it's coming....warmer temperatures.  The sun is shining today!  It's chilly, but the sun makes it bearable..and the temps are supposed to start creeping up over the next few days.

I, for one have decided to boycott the winter coat.  No more!  Spring coat and a scarf, that's what's happening over here.

Hope you have a great day!

talk soon


photo by Luke Shadbolt

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

girl crush...

Raise your hand if you know who Emily is.  Raise your other hand if you're as big a fan as I am.  

Meet Emily Weiss, founder + creative director of Into the Gloss, a website dedicated to beauty.  Her style is a combination of tomboy + high fashion, and she pulls it off so naturally.

She's a cool cat, and I would love to hang out and shoot the $hit with her. ;)

talk soon