Monday, September 24, 2012

emmy's wrap-up

Truth be told, I rarely watch award shows for the actual awards. While I'm happy to hear some of my favorite shows like Modern Family won some much deserved Emmy's, I'm much to easily distracted by what everyone is wearing. As far as award shows go though, most seemed to have played it pretty safe last night but I still had a few favorite looks.

Heidi Klum in her breezy Alexandre Vauthier Couture mint gown
Ginnifer Goodwin in her embellished Monique Lhuillier dress
Padma Lakshmi in more Monique Lhuiller

What were your favorite looks of the night?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

wanted: baublebar

Have you ladies ever shopped at BaubleBar? Well if you haven't, you don't know what you're missing! They have a ton of great jewelry that's on-trend and affordable. I can't get enough!
These are some of the pieces I'm lusting after for Fall. Right now, I'm all about finding a chunky necklace to dress up some basic t-shirts and simple dresses.
You can sign up here (did I mention that you get a $10 credit just for signing up?)
 {Ocean Cascade Collar - $38}
 {Tangerine Teardrop Bib - $34}
{Emerald Triple Strand - $28 on sale for $22!}

Sunday, September 9, 2012

versatile blogger award

I'm so excited to have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Edel of Bel et Bien! This is the first time I've ever been nominated for an award so thank you so much, Edel! 

Here are the rules of the award:
*Thank the blogger(s) that have nominated you
*Share 7 random facts about yourself
*Nominate 15 fellow bloggers that you recently discovered or follow regularly
*Let them know you have nominated them
*Add the versatile blogger award to your blog

So here are my random facts:
1. Orchids and sunflowers are my favorite flowers, but I also have a new found obsession with hydrangeas.
2. I overdress for everything.
3. I'm the queen of doggie bags when I go out to eat, seeing as I can never finish a meal but if you give me an hour or two, I'll be eating the leftovers out of the box, on my couch, while watching something I TiVoed.
4. I have always wanted to give a random, unfortunate girl a makeover like in Clueless.
5. I'm have a slight fear of the dark.
6. I have to end every meal on a sweet note, even if it's just a little square of dark chocolate.
7. I can't leave my nails undone for more than a day. They at least need a nice clear coat.

And here are some of my favorite blogs, in no particular order, along with an extra for good measure:

cupcake tour: georgetown cupcake soho

And the cupcake tour is back! Well, not really but I just had some of the best cupcakes of my life and I had to share it with you guys.
Yesterday I hit Soho with my friend Clarissa for a little shopping and catching up. Though I wanted to stop by Baked by Melissa for their fabulous mini cupcakes, Clarissa wouldn't stop raving about Georgetown Cupcake.
I'd heard of them via their TLC show, DC Cupcakes, but didn't know they had opened a New York location. Tucked in Soho on Mercer Street, just off Spring, these cupcakes are definitely a must-try.
We picked up a few cupcakes (I went for Red Velvet, Caramel Apple and Salted Caramel) but decided to take them to go to avoid the impending late afternoon rain.
By the time I got home, this New York heat had partially melted the beautiful icing on my cupcakes so I apologize for the lack of actual cupcake photos. I promise, they are as beautiful as the box they came in though. And based on how good the cupcakes were, I'll definitely be back so I'll share pictures next time.
They were all to-die-for but the Caramel Apple was simply divine! I highly recommend it.

Have you tried Georgetown Cupcake? Do you have any favorite flavors I should try?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

back in the new york groove

I'm sure you've all been wondering what my long hiatus from my beloved blog has been about. Well, as some of you already know, I moved to New York City a few weeks ago!

I started work at one of my dream advertising agencies and have been trying to settle in to my new Brooklyn Heights abode so things have been pretty insane (hence such little time to blog). It's been a long process setting everything up in the new place (my first ever, actually) but here's a sneak peek at what's been taking up most of my time.

I'll warn you, it's small but this is New York after all so what do you expect? To me it's perfect and more importantly, it's finally starting to feel like home. Now for some decorating to really cozy this place up. More pictures to come soon!

Happy September!

 {the brooklyn bridge, less than a 10 minute walk from our new place}
{the entry way, currently missing a much-needed decorative mirror above the console table} 
 {half of the living room, no our place isn't THIS small}
 {chalk board, perfect for grocery lists or cute little notes}
 {my adorable handy man}

Like I said, the apartment is pretty bare-bones right now as far as decor but here are some of my inspirations for what's to come next...
 {the annual "Big Style in Small Spaces" issue of House Beautiful with great ideas for extra storage and how to integrate bold patterns}
{aside from our black and white basics, I love the idea of adding a smokey grey-blue as an accent color}