Holy cannoli, I’m freaking out over all of the heart-covered Burberry NYFW runway goods. Snapped by Garance Dore during fashion week this year, the entire Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 collection is stunning, but it’s the hearts that really got me. A heart trench, heart clutch, heart blouse, heart panties – I love it all.
The Burberry hearts could also easily be recreated as a fun little DIY project. All you would need is a heart stencil and some fabric paint (plus a pretty canvas – I’m thinking inexpensive trench, zippered clutch, or even this adorable color-blocked canvas tote from Old Navy) and you’re good to go. (Remember my post all about DIY painting a clutch or handbag?) Not that that will slow me down from dreaming of a Burberry heart trench in the least.
February 26, 2013 9 Comments
Maybe it’s that I’ve lived in the sub-tropics most of my life, but I’ve always been in awe of winter-dressing. And February’s fashion week is the pièce de résistance for me. All of the layering, dark colors, bold accessories, and impressive high-heel-meets-icey-ground tight-rope-walking, and I fall a little more in love with the idea of snow every year. (This is vitally important knowing that the hubby and I will be moving – seemingly somewhere cold – in two years time for his residency program … dear match, please be good to us.) Behold, the glamorous cold-weather fashions.
February 11, 2013 19 Comments
I’ve always strived to make things that are somewhat icky or bulky-looking appear more girl-ified. And I know I’m not alone here. I mean, who didn’t go crazy with glitter glue pens for the better part of their childhood?
The hubby actually bought me this super snazzy (and supposedly user friendly … err, I think I know how to turn it on) camera many moons ago, and I rarely use it. Part of it is that I am always running around like a crazy woman and I generally just forget it (and later kick myself for it), but also, and I know this sounds awful, it’s big, black, bulky, and kind of ugly. There are some guys and gals who just look so cool rocking cameras around their neck, but they also look so cool in glasses, skinny jeans, and suspenders. I blame hipsters for making me feel self-conscious in skinny jeans! Boy have I run off on a tangent …
Right – the ugly camera. It’s ugly. And I make my husband carry it. When I actually remember to bring it.
But not anymore! Because apparently there are chic Rebecca Minkoff camera cases. I never leave the house without a cute handbag to go with my look, so maybe, just maybe, if my camera were hidden in an RM bag, I’d remember to take it along!
September 26, 2012 15 Comments
Most of my design fans probably already know who Mackenzie of Design Darling is, but for those of you who have not had the pleasure of getting to know her, she’s unbelievably talented and amazing at juggling so many big things at once. I had the pleasure of finally meeting Mackenzie in real life while in NYC for New York Fashion Week, and she is just as adorable and on her A-game in person!
Take us through a busy day in the life of a blogger/business owner.
What I love most about my job is that every day is different! I manage my social media presence, respond to customer service inquiries, scout new products, ship customers’ orders, write blog posts, and try not to let my inbox get too out of hand. And of course I’m playing on Pinterest and reading blogs! The fact that that’s part of my job is a big bonus ;)
What’s your go-to day-to-day planner of choice? Are you a pen-to-paper kind of girl or is it all technology for you?
I use the recycled leather notebooks from my boutique to jot down ideas and to do lists. I like writing on blank pages instead of conforming to a printed calendar! There’s nothing like the satisfaction of crossing something off that list. But I also use iCal to keep track of appointments, blog conferences, coffee dates, etc.
September 21, 2012 10 Comments