Friday, April 18, 2014


I am obsessed with Courtney Kerr's hair (and pretty much everything else about her) :

Love this beautiful spring scarf from Anthropologie:

Great eyelet tunic from Talbots in black or white.  It absolutely will be a foundation piece of your spring/summer wardrobe:

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Hello fellow fashionistas!  Just a quick question...have you all ever felt like you don't want anything you can afford and cannot afford anything you really want??  That experience leads to today's blog post.  I am going to share with you some things I am loving but realistically cannot buy unless I either find out of an unexpected trust fund and  inheritance or Anthopologie, West Elm, JCrew and Nordstroms offer me a 95% coupon good for the rest of my life. 

Ah...Tory......I so love your pebbled leather handbags (I not even going to show a Chanel...why break all of our poor little hearts?)
 Love Nordstrom's cologne department, so fun to spritz myself with all of the fabulous scents, Narcisco, Tory Burch, Chanel Mademoiselle,  I want them ALL.....

 Lela Rose designs the most beautiful, elegant, feminine clothing for women:
Kate Spade and bows...those words just go together don't they?
You may be thinking at this point that all I ever think about is clothes and makeup, etc etc...well you would be wrong, sometimes I give serious thought to lounging in the sun on a chaise with a cold glass of my favorite prosecco in a pretty glass:

With that wonderful thought I will say bye for now. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hello.  Just returned from a few days in Chicago and thought you might enjoy some of my Chicago Fancies:

I love the North Avenue Corridor.  Within a 2 block area one can stroll through Anthropologie, William-Sonoma, West Elm, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, JCrew,  World Market and a brand new Nordstrom Rack.

I love the tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation:

After extensive taste tastes I can honestly say Sprinkles cupcakes are the VERY BEST:

My favorite pizza (next to Roccos of course which is located in South Bend, IN) is Piece Pizza:

I always try to visit at one new restaurant each time I am in the city.  Recent discoveries include 90 Miles Cuban Cafe in Logan Square and Farmhouse Chicago:

I saved  the  best and my FAVORITE part of any Chicago visit till the end ;  time with my son and daughter in law who are and always will be my heart!

What is your fave city to visit?  Please share in the comment section below.

Monday, April 7, 2014

SO...WHAT DID I BUY?????????

I recently shared with all of you my discovery that Nordstroms has personal shoppers in their makeup department.  It was a lovely experience, I purchased several products and promised to share my reviews after several week of using these new makeup items.  In the reviews below I rated each product on a 1-5 scale along with a few comments.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance- 4- Will absolutely purchase again.  Not only does it give a subtle glow under foundation but I believe it helps keep my foundation on all day.

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation-4- Good value, perfect color match for me, goes on smoothly.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Bronzer-3-I like the color, not too brown, not too orange, just the right amount of sparkle.  I think the "staying" power could be a bit better.

Chanel Joues Powder Blush-5- Love love love...great color, stays on all day, PERFECTO

Chanel Ultrawear Lip Color-3-Should I keep this or not...that is the big question??  Great color BUT it just doesn't stay on the way I was expecting it to.  Not sure the value matches the price. 
So..there you have first set of makeup reviews (and I promise not my last).  Do you have any makeup faves you are willing to share with all of us?  Please please pass on your beauty secrets in the comments section below.