Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Hour!

I was so fortunate to celebrate Lili's new beginning today. I've never known a spirit quite like hers before and in her presence, I feel so honored and blessed to be called 'Friend'. Love your guts Lill's :) Congratulations!

Dress: Target, Shoes: STEVEN by Steve Madden 'Ginn', Bag: BE&D 'Crawford', Necklace: Shelli Segal, Bracelets: Forever 21

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Smoothies are the ONLY thing keeping me cool and satisfied this summer, but I may need an intervention, since this is my 5th or 6th this month :( I know they have an insane amount of sugar but I've granted my guilty pleasure 'staying power' through Labor Day, at least.
T-Shirt: RVCA, Shorts: Target, Bag: Urban Outfitters; Shoes: GUESS 'Rally', Smoothie: Pomegranate Berry

Friday, July 24, 2009


My mother brought along this sweet little dress when she and my father came out for a short visit last week; a wide belt and nude slingbacks made it my own. Thanks mom!
Dress: Old Navy, Belt: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: GUESS

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hightail It

Hightail It- To hurry or flee
It's been hotter than the dickens out here and I've been running from it. I'm not in front of the camera for more than a few minutes before I start fidgeting; wiping my brow with the back of my hand, resetting, pinning, and securing my hair until finally running for shelter under shade and breeze.

My no-fail uniform in these dog days? Cotton tank or shirt dresses paired with heels or sandals. Add a few bracelets, maybe a beaded necklace or funky earrings and you're off!

Dress: Jovovich Hawk for Target, Bag: Roxbury 'Obi', Bracelets: Express, Necklace: Forever 21, Shoes: GUESS

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


My sis was kind enough to help me out in a pinch last weekend, when I found myself racing home to place an "Emergency" order for this Andersen & Lauth maxi dress from Urban Outfitters. (Ahhh, the hazards of web browsing on a Blackberry). It was priced at $9.99 from $128.00 and there were only two sizes left!

The reviews weren't great, mostly that the fit was rather voluminous, but I'm willing to roll the dice; light gauze, trimmed with embroidery, lace, crochet, and a ruffle hem... surely I can spare the extra $10-$15 to have it altered!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Aisle 8

Went to the market today-- knocked on a few cantaloupes, smelled the flowers, didn't buy anything. Evidently, the camera takes precedence over the wallet :)
Dress: Old Navy, Shoes: STEVEN by Steve Madden 'Ginn', Bracelets: Forever 21

Monday, July 13, 2009


If not for the pier, I would never know where the water ends and the sky begins :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Second-Hand Savant

A few blocks away, in a random brick building, stands a consignment shop called 'Rags' and that's rather fortunate for me because yesterday, it was finally time to relinquish a pair of 7's that had been worn so often, the seat was merely one wash away from transparency. Trading the "Old" for the "New To Me" has become a routine due to the economic climate and I'd say I've become pretty good at it. By my humble estimation, purging my closet of those $100+ jeans in exchange for this near new $100+ romper was the equivalent of a slam dunk!

Romper: Hudson, Shoes: GUESS 'Rally', Earrings: Nordstrom, Bracelets: Old Navy

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Come On, Come Out

I've been on hiatus lately; working on a few side projects and eliminating mental clutter by striking things from my perpetual To-Do List with a giant red sharpie.

Today started with a meeting at 8:30, followed by two cups of coffee, a wardrobe change, chai latte's and window shopping with a friend, a quick snack with another friend and lastly, an end-of-day marathon run through emails, text messages and voice mails- just in time for the clock to strike WINE! Red, Red, Wine :)

Dress: Forever 21, Bag: Nine West 'Collages', Sandals: Target

Monday, July 6, 2009


I must admit that this isn't me today, rather last Wednesday when I did a little wardrobe change mid-day. Anyway, I bought this dress last summer on clearance at Old Navy for about $2.97. No Kidding! I've worn it about three times, July 4th 2008 being one. I love it and am certain I'll wear it several more times, but lets be honest- if I never did, I'd say I got my cost per wear, wouldn't you?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sky Light

I live about a mile from the ocean and the marine layer is rather persistent on most days. Today was no different; noon came and went with the clouds still holding post on my street. Fortunately, the light and warmth of the sun is just a jog, bike, or car-ride away.

I felt like wearing white and waving a flag, so I showered, dressed, chased the sun and captured the moment. Also, I was anxious to share my exqusite Consignment Shop find; the dress- which I'm told was in stores just four months ago and reatiled for $128. My price: $10.50 :) *Giddy*

White, Eyelet, Strapless Dress: J. Crew, Shoes: GUESS 'Raise'

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Sincerest apologies for the lack of posts lately; my personal life has been throwing curve-balls, left and right. No need for alarm though- we all have our Seasons of Discontent but a new day will be upon me very, very soon.

Top: GO International/Target, Liquid Leggings: Target, Shoes: Steve Madden 'Jadde'