February 19, 2017

Elegant table top settings


The past few weekends of this new year has been incredibly busy for me, and I'm so thankful to have family and friends who have shared with us their children's birthday celebrations, baptisms, and so much more.  With celebrations in mind and for those who are planning big celebrations this year, I wanted to share photos of these beautiful table top settings found in my Pinterest feed.

Here's to celebrations with loved ones for the new year!





Golden light at the Palazzo Taverna.  
Photo credits: Lucy Tanner


Photo credits: Lucy Tanner



Vanessa Traina's wedding in San Francisco
Photo from Vogue

February 15, 2017

Bow mania

Dress by Prabal Gurung


I am just loving these Instagram photos from Moda Operandi.  If you didn't already know it by know, I'm obsessed with bows, and they look even more refined and chic when tied behind the neck or on the back.  

Since I live in the City and it requires a lot of walking, over the years I've had an aversion to wearing sky high heels, and gradually began to gravitate towards kitten heels.  Aerin's red suede heels are just the thing for strolling along these concrete sidewalks.  






Kitten heels by Aerin

February 12, 2017

Valentine's Gifts

A few V-day gifts I'd love cupid to drop on my doorstep...But I'm happy to spend this Tuesday night snuggled against my husband with a glass of champagne and watching Sneaky Pete on Netflix.






Ann Taylor Geo Jacquard Sweater - On sale for $35 (of course I find out a couple days after paying full price)

Cuyana Travel Case Set that can be personalized with initials

Chanel nail polish in a fire engine red - Rouge Puissant

Prada - Les Infusions in Amande Eau de Parfum.  I fell in love with this after trying a sample.  Perfect for those who love soft, whispery scents.  

Cartier Love bracelets - I adore this in yellow gold.  

February 9, 2017

Chanel Jacket



When I was finally hired to work at my current job, I knew exactly what my present of accomplishment was going to be - a Chanel caviar classic flap bag.  It's one of my most beloved possessions because it represents perseverance.  I was incredibly unhappy at my previous job, so much so that my attitude towards it extended to my personal life; I was in a seven year rut.  I tried reminding myself that I should be grateful to have a job while people were being laid off left and right but you just can't stop a girl on fire.  Cut to a few years later in the present, I've been itching to get my hands on a classic, tweed, Chanel jacket that would go nicely with that handbag.    The look can be a little too elegant, but when paired with jeans, the look is so chic and modern.  And nothing says I've arrived more than Chanel.