Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Online shopping, I just can't quit you

Happy Holidays to me!  File under: what I bought, cyber monday

Plaid taffeta skirt from Land's End Canvas


Maritime striped dress from j.crew


Snowflake sweater coat from Express




Sequin mini skirt from Express


Sparkle flats from Aldo


Friday, November 18, 2011

Puddle jumping


What a great moment!  I just found this photo on my computer -- not entirely sure where it's from, who these people are, who the photographer is, or when it was shot... but I absolutely love it.  Anyone ever seen it before?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Plaid love.


*Image via Pinterest.

Madewell winter wishlist

Dear Santa.  Please put the following under the tree this year.  Best wishes, Nicole.










P.S.  Tell Rudolph I said, "Hi."

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The one with me as a cartoon

Hey Internet, hope you're having a good day!  I just wanted to take a moment to share with you this awesome illustration by John Jay Cabuay, which accompanied a story of mine in the Sunday Globe Magazine about my love/hate/love relationship with the MBTA.  (Yes, it's Shameless Self-Promotion Tuesday.)

Here's the link to the story:  Strangers on a train


[Illustration by John Jay Cabuay]


Some of you may recognize that particular pose from the image I've used on this site for my bio.  It's a bit surreal to have your likeness illustrated and appear in a major media outlet.  I can definitely say it's a first!  The most frequent comment I've been getting is "hey that really looks like you!"  I love Cabuay's style, and urge you to check out more of his stuff at his fantastic website, found here.  (Love all the redheads!)

Monday, November 14, 2011

In the style of Phoebe Sexton

Book lover.  Camera fanatic.  Singer of songs and writer of letters.  Devotee of scholarship and faith and the pursuit of caffeine.  I give you the heartwarming, vintage-inspired, dream home dwelling concept for my good friend Phoebe Sexton.




The color palette here is a warm charcoal with fiery sienna and orange.

[Surround yourself with things that make you smile and you need never frown.  My biggest advice to Phoebe would be to invest in a couple of curated gallery walls filled with photos and items that hold a lot of personal meaning.  I like the idea of a long, horizontal gallery wall in the bedroom because it almost extends the headboard.  The colors here are soothing and earthy and the symmetry of the side tables give the space a sense of being "done."]


A dedicated workspace with a desk, surrounded by personal treasures:







[books!]

And finally, what every good Texas woman needs:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hey ladies, let's bring back gloves!

While watching "I.Q." over the weekend, starring the one and only Meg Ryan, I was just smitten with the movie's 1950s wardrobe -- especially the demure gloves worn by Ryan. (Can't tell by the below photo that the film is supposed to be set in the '50s?  It's because of her hair.  They clearly took some liberties with the decade -- don't even get me started on that one.  Suffice it to say, her gloves are great.)  Anyway, it got me to thinking:  since hats are apparently "back," as they say, why couldn't we revive the mid-century fashion of wrist-length gloves?


Some inspiration from back in the day:





Modern options:







Friday, November 4, 2011

Animal Print Shop

Thank you to the amazing Stephanie Fisher for repinning the image below, which led me to DEVOUR the photos for sale at Sharon Montrose's Animal Print Shop.

















(All photos by the uber talented Sharon Montrose.)
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