Tuesday, January 28, 2014


As I walked across campus this morning on a cold and snowy day my thoughts turned to sun pretty spring and summer clothes.  Browsing the spring lineup at Anthropologie (OF COURSE), Nordstroms, JCrew, Zara and Bloomingdales I feel confident in the following predictions:

Maxi dresses will remain very relevant in the coming months.  The longer lengths are also extended to skirts (some of you may be familiar with the term, tea length).  I am seeing many full skirts that fall halfway between the knee and ankle.  Pastels seems to be everywhere.  Boyfriend jeans continue their role as a closet staple. Contrast collar button down shirts continue to be popular.  Ann Taylor has a beautiful white button down with pearls and sequins tastefully (yes those two can look tasteful together, thank goodness) placed on the collar. A touch of leather (real or faux) on garments.  Perhaps a leather sleeve on a cardigan (an unnamed friend may now up her cardi collection to 71 from the current inventory of 70 because I am pretty sure none of hers have a leather accent) or a leather collar on a bomber jacket.  Statement necklaces are also still in trend.  Good news for those of us who may own a few (or a lot but who's counting?)  of these pieces.

I would NOT wear this buttoned all the way up, but thats just me:


The Venus Flytrap necklace from JCrew has stood the test of time, its remains one of their most popular accessories:

What fashion items are you looking forward to in the coming months?

Saturday, January 25, 2014


One fancy not fashion related.  Do you also have a cluttered inbox that is overwhelming?  If so, this is the answer to our prayers.  Its fabulous and I fancy it BIG TIME (thank you Anna):

Now on to more fun fancies..........

Are you familiar with Barbour jackets?  The company sells outwear for both men and women on their website and stores as well as  thru retailers JCrew and Nordstroms to name a few.  I have several friends and family members who own and highly endorse this brand:

In need of new eye glass frames?  http://www.warbyparker.com/ has well priced and very stylish frames and sunglasses.  For every pair that is purchased, a pair is then donated to someone in need:

Champagne Bubble Glasses?  Yes please!  Of course these are from Anthropologie, who else would sell such adorable glasses?

I definitely could not say it better myself:

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Oh my goodness...I cannot believe it has been 2 weeks since my last post.  Please forgive me for being a slacker, I promise to do better from now on.  So...lets look at some interesting articles I have found just for YOU:

Interesting way retailers track you and use the information they gather

Habits of highly stylish people

Do you struggle with belts too? I hope this information helps all of us

The mother/daughter relationship can often be very difficult

and I leave you with these great thoughts ............

Sunday, January 5, 2014


I LOVE Milly and did know until now that they have a children's line of clothing..(shhhhh...do not tell a soul or I might lose my creditability as a blogger) and can you stand this...they are called.....
Milly Minis...OMG..I DIE (in the words of Rachel Zoe)

I finally debuted my Flower Lattice JCrew necklace on New Years Eve, paired with a simple black dress (well there may have been a glittery jacket too but...it was NYE).  I got compliments beginning in the elevator (on the necklace not me...I am not being vain I promise):

I have read rave reviews on the Mark Jacobs gel foundation.  Just got a sample of it at our local Sephora and have to say the reviews are correct, its fabulous:

I will leave you tonight with a book that I truly enjoyed reading: The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zasslow. The author chronicles a bridal salon outside of Grand Rapids MI. and the clientele it has served over the years. The 3 generations of women who have owned and worked at the salon share interesting stories about their brides (both happy and sad).  It is definitely a commentary on our society/our values and how much family units have changed.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


OF COURSE I have new favorite blogs to share with you...the difficulty here is to narrow my recommendations down to 5 or 6...here goes:

Recipes, clothing, home styling...its all here and presented in such a darling way:

I must be in a "nesting" mode this morning as here is another home design blog:

It cannot always be fashion/prosecco and fun can it???  Well maybe 99.9% of the time it can and should be but if you find yourself in an introspective mood, this might be a blog for you to check out:

I ALWAYS enjoy readng this blog and learn so much when I do, needs to become a daily read:

As you might suspect, glitter in EVERY aspect is one of my favorite topics...