bits and pieces

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Just a few random snapshots of things that are making me happy these days; A new Kate Spade tote (swoon) and the softest infinity scarf from J.Crew + cute little jars full of honey delicious enough to make Winnie the Pooh spiral into a honey-induced coma* (from the Plaza room service).  Now it’s off to an annual Festivus party- time to air all your grievances!

*that guy always has his head in a honey pot…definitely needs to be some sort of Honey Addicts Anonymous for him in those Hundred Acre Woods…;)

newbury stroll

After dropping off Melissa at the airport to embark on her Roman adventure, the roommie and I decided to stick around Boston for an impromptu stroll around the city.  We ended up walking up and down Newbury street and doing some fantastic bargain hunting.  I fell hopelessly in love with this “brushstroke” clutch at Kate Spade, but alas had to grit my teeth, take a deep breath and walk on by its high price tag.  Instead, I scoured a few basement blowout sales and  came home with a Free People shirt AND dress for $50, and an adorable top from Zara that cost me a mere $20.  Cha-chiiiing!  Here’s a peek at the Zara find:

I’m pretty in love with this shirt  It’s got a very ‘now’ peplum silhouette, and the sheerness of the lace and be turned up or toned down by implementing different undergarments for various occasions.  I’m already picturing it with faded red cropped jeans and boots for day and a tight, black knee-length pencil skirt and pumps for night.  Can’t wait to bust it out!

summer to fall

summer to fall
One thing that I have unsuccessfully tried to find all summer long is a versatile, comfortable, chic maxi skirt.  This is one of those items that has been on my shopping list for far too many months.  You know the story, every year June rolls around and I find myself lusting after all of those gorgeous maxi skirts out there on the interwebs, but more often than not I end up reaching for the miniskirts, then all of the sudden it’s August and I force myself to exchange my maxi skirt dreams for a pair of new jeans or a nice chunky knit.  However, this year I think these ankle-dusting beauties are sticking around to watch the leaves change!  I can already see so many outfit possibilities incorporating maxi skirts into fall layers (read: leather jackets and maxi skirts play well together).  So that’s that!  I shall continue the hunt, but for now, I’ll just have some fun mixing and matching on Polyvore.
Top, $160 / Scoop neck top, $52 / Black lace shirt, $4.74 / mae scoop neck t shirt / LnA yellow maxi skirt / Grey maxi skirt / Dorothy Perkins ankle length skirt / River Island floor length skirt, $35 / Steve Madden heel sandals / Oasis ballet flat shoes, $55 / Bamboo sandals / H&M shoes, $13 / Chloé genuine leather handbag, $1,810 / Chanel shoulder handbag / Handbag / Chanel vintage bag / Kate Spade earrings / Dolce&Gabbana pearl hair accessory, $575 / Ray-Ban acetate sunglasses / House of Harlow 1960 round frame sunglasses / NARS Cosmetics lip makeup / OPI nailpolish, $17

golden train

just a few beach-inspired items from the interwebs I’m currently lusting over…

  1. Isabel Marant ‘Merry’ leather sandals
  2. Current/Elliott ‘Boyfriend’ printed denim shorts
  3. Current/Elliott ‘Boyfriend’ distressed denim shorts
  4. Audrina Patridge’s unidentified floral bikini. and her beach bod. yup.
  5. Anthropologie rain-dotted anorak
  6. J.Crew featherweight cotton colorblock cardigan
  7. Tori Praver ‘Dusty’ ruched bikini bottoms
  8. kate spade ‘all in a day’s work’ iphone 4 case
  9. Mulberry leather strawberry keyring
  10. Alexander McQueen ‘De Manta’ leather clutch

Peas in a Pod

Okay, so I know I said I would stop with all of the birthday posts, especially since I turned 20 over a week ago.  But that was before my cousin Melissa gave me this adorable Kate Spade cuff!  I mean come on, the  cute engravings…the colorful packaging…do you really expect me to not obsess over this?  With thoughtful little phrases like “partners in crime” and “sidekicks” engraved around the outside, this shiny gold bracelet serves as a perfect reminder of the fact that Melissa and I will have each other’s backs no matter what.  Since the days of the “dynamic duo”, she has always been my very best friend, and there’s nothing that will ever change that.  I’m so lucky to have such an insanely cool and beautiful cousin/bestie. Love much, Meliss! :)