Monday, January 30, 2012

Watch 312

Last week I went to the launch party of a fabulous new website, is an unparalleled online resource providing Chicagoans and people throughout the world with the latest news and sports talk, and a behind the scenes look into charity events, parties, movie premieres, restaurants, nightlife and more! They cater to viewers looking to savor, socialize, educate, inspire and engage in all things Chicago.

I had a great time and can't wait to start using this website for all things Chicago!

{ love my fab. friends! Im wearing: Jacket & Tank - H&M, Necklace & Earrings - Vintage}

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fab Forever Finds


I swung by Forever 21 on Michigan Ave. and it is full on spring apparel in there! I love warm weather clothes so I was grinning ear to ear. I did a quick walk-thru (not much time to shop) and noticed these lady-like purses. I adore the shape and it comes with a cross body strap so its a double win!

I've been thinking about this bag since I left the store so I'll be heading back to buy. I'm going with orange, its a great pop of color and to be honest the images online don't reflect the true colors, they are bright and fun!

Structured Cross-Body - $19.80 - Forever 21

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stella & Dot

This past weekend I hosted my first Stella & Dot trunk show. I put together some nibbles and cocktails, invited over some fab. friends and got to see the new Spring 2012 collection!
It was so much fun to catch up with the girls and get our shop on all in the comfort of my living room!



{ Proscuitto, Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella skewers with Pesto dipping sauce }



My buys from the trunk show:


Tribute Bracelet - $36.00

Many thanks to my friend and Stella & Dot Stylist Jenna! Love you mucho!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Next Project


I've been rather obsessed with the idea of having a bird cage in my apt. No bird, just the cage. I saw one a long time ago that I had to have, but of course it just didn't fit in my NYC apt. I've been heartbroken ever since.
Once I find myself a fabulous bird cage I'm planning to make it a succulent planter of sorts. I saw this image on Pinterest and I must have one! If you see any bird cages let me know!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Apartment Decor

My apartment is finally starting to come together! I've been pulling out some of my treasures that I haven't seen in a long time. These goodies are finally getting the attention they deserve! More to come in my adventures of apartment decorting.

Mirror Tray - Flea Market Find, Vase - TJ Maxx, Mercury Glass candle holder/vase - Marshalls

Found this amazing mirror at an antique store in Mystic, CT last summer.

Love my Seahorses! Thanks to my sister for giving me this one!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Smelly Stuff


I love candles, they are a perfect way to create a more inviting space. For this past xmas I got a fabulous candle from my mom and I'm obsessed! (thx mom) The scent fills up the entire room and there is nothing  better than that! She got me the Slatin & Co brand from Bath & Body Works and I must say every one that I've got from them has been equally as fabulous. Even better, the winter collection is currently on sale!
Large candles - $8 - $10 on sale - Bath & Body Works

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Essential Basic

You've got to have your basics. When I find a basic that works, I wear it all the time! For me tanks are an essential, I wear them all year round. Layered, under sweaters, blazers, tucked into skirts and with shorts in the summer. These are my two must have, never live without tanks.

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Long Tank - $5.95 - H&M 
I wear this tank layered over a cami, I LOVE the long length and how its so lightweight.

Stretch Bra Cami - $19.50 - Express
I wear these camis all the time, under sweaters in the winter and on their own in summer. I literally live in these things!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sparkly Swim

Whoops, I bought another swimsuit.

Found this little beauty at Target. I had no intentions of even stepping foot near the swimwear when I first saw it. (Yes, swim is out in full swing at Target.) Then this sparkle caught my eye and there was this uber fabulous black and gold bikini top that was screaming my name. It was the last one so I had to snag it!
Beaded and Sequin Bikini Top - $17.99 - Target

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jason Wu for Target


The Jason Wu for Target collection will soon be hitting stores! Something to look forward to with the cold winter among us. The collection  hits stores and online Feb. 5! The prices are amazing! The above dress - $40 and bag - $50! Hello style me cheaply!
Save the date ladies this stuff is going to be hot - hot - hot!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cheers to the New Year!


Happy New Year!
Sorry for the lack of posts I just moved into my new apartment (YAY!) so things have been rather hectic. I spent my new years at a friends wedding. It was a fabulous time and a great way to ring in 2012! I was pretty busy celebrating so was only able to snag one pic.

Dress - H&M - $10 on super sale!