Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Look of Summer


My new summer look is an all time favorite combo, a play on the masculine and feminine. Short shorts have always been a wardrobe staple, but I have recently found when paired with a glam tee and blazer it creates the perfect modern edge. I can not get enough of this chic duo, see some of my favorite examples below.

Cutoffs+Classic Navy+Aviators=Done!


Leather Shorts, seriously amazing!


Emerson can do no wrong

Blazer_modern prep

The ultimate dressy combo, sequins & classic black


All images via pinterest


One of my future engagement outfits inspired by this look

Chic Duo

T Bags gold top
$374 - boutique1.com

Christian Louboutin high heel sandal
507 GBP - net-a-porter.com

Kate spade jewelry
$38 - nordstrom.com

Woven hat
$50 - yesstyle.com

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sip and Listen

I LOVE grapefruit juice and when I found this picture of a grapefruit margarita I knew I had to feature and make one for myself. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty and a great addition to your memorial day weekend. Enjoy!

grapefruit marg

Image via Pinterest from jasonandshawanda


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 6 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Simple syrup, to taste
  • Salt, for rim (optional)
  • Grapefruit wedges, for serving (optional)


Mix tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and grapefruit juices well. If you think you need a little more sweetness, add a splash of simple syrup.

Rub one of the used lime or grapefruit rinds around the rim of two glasses and dip in salt. Fill each with ice and pour in the margarita.

I must warn, the song of the week is a bit on the eclectic side and quite long. However, upon my first listen I noticed I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It’s energized, then slow, and in a very Decemberists way tells a story. Do me a favor, and give this song a full listen. Then go and buy the new Fleet Foxes album, it’s incredible.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Technical Difficulties

Excuse the no posting today...I am having some very unglamourous "issues" with my apartment which created a lack of time to post last night.

Instead I leave you with photos to add some glamour to your day.

All images via Pinterest

And on another note, GO MAVS!! I have been a fan and season ticket holder since the 80's (woo reunion arena and the triple J's) and am beyond thrilled we have made it to the finals once again. It looks like it's going to be a 2006 re-do, and as an attender of game 6 of that tragic final series, I really hope it is!

Our MVP -- no one deserves this more.

All images via ESPN

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MAH-jor News


Dallas is in a tizzy as the most influential stylist and one of the biggest trendsetters of this decade is traipsing through our zip code tonight to show off her newest venture. For those of you who don’t know, Rachel Zoe has created her own ah-mazing clothing line set to launch this Fall and coming to a Neiman Marcus near me in August. I Die. It’s got a 70’s chic vibe that has me weak in the knees. Seriously, this will be bad for my shopping habit. Apologies fiancé.

I am not sure how I haven’t seen these photos a billion times already on the blog-osphere, but who I am to complain to be able to showcase them early.

Sharply tailored suits and sophisticated menswear round out Zoe’s collection.


The outwear is Ba-nanas (last Rachel-izm, promise) and I am ecstatic faux fur is here to stay this fall.


For serious, dreams were made from this cape on the left.


My affinity for all things black and white will never die.


Gold sequined blouse, come home to mama.

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All images via Style.com

Monday, May 23, 2011

Current Obsession: White Couches


Dear whoever is listening,

I would like a bright white couch delivered to my apartment immediately. I am completely over my boring light blue sectional that takes up my entire apartment and was a very dumb purchase.


The girl who just finished paying for her old couch but doesn’t care

Source: isuwannee.com via Style on Pinterest

Source: decorpad.com via Style on Pinterest


A favorite for as long as I can remember. Who knew an Octopus could look so chic?


Source: decorpad.com via Style on Pinterest

My current favorite, I want this very room in my house right now!


ZGallerie has some great and affordable choices

A few classic styles


This ultra feminine couch would like amazing in a bachelorette pad

The unexpected curve gives it a unique modern touch

On my lust list – nailheads, tufted…yes, please!!

All images via ZGallerie

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sip and Listen


This weekend I will be doing absolutely nothing and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s time to catch up on back issues of Vogue and In Style and hopefully complete a little wedding planning.

I’ll be mixing up a favorite of the Lost Generation – The French 75

Source: ivillage.com via Style on Pinterest



  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1 teaspoon super fine sugar
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 5 ounces Brut champagne


  • Shake well with cracked ice in a chilled cocktail shaker, then strain into a Collins glass half-full of cracked ice and top off with champagne. Cheers!