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oscars 2011!

What a party! A boring show was livened up by a great group of friends for last night’s Academy Awards, and I had so, so, so much fun. Huge shoutout of course to my cohost Lissette, whose beautiful apartment served as party central. We had been prepping, brainstorming, and purchasing for weeks, and it all came together beautifully. But for me, it did not start so beautifully. Ahem:

Yes, I did this on purpose. But it looked good after, I swear!



February 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm 6 comments

happy holidays! & happy 1st birthday to hlask!

With the craziness of the holidays, I haven’t been around much again – oops! Bad blogger! Hope everyone had a lovely time with friends and family. I sure did.

Here I am on the porch with our second Christmas tree (there were 3 in the house), wearing a beautiful ecru (basically white) sweater from White House Black Market (which doesn’t seem to photograph as lovely as it really is), Target jeggings, and Bandolino leather boots.


December 31, 2010 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

strapless boho sun dress

This weekend was quite a roller coaster – some really fun moments mixed with some pretty crappy ones – so please forgive the lack of hilariously clever & amusing commentary today.

My mom bought me this sun dress for $14.99 at Burlington Coat Factory (they have a TON of cute sun dresses right now, fyi):

Smocked & stretchy, this dress by Speed Control (size M) is beyond comfy. Black shrug: White House Black Market. Flip flops (necessary due to some HORRIBLE, inflamed mosquito bites on my feet): Havaianas that I got on serious sale at Gap a while back (I got the ‘Slim’ style, not the regular, which doesn’t appear on Gap’s site but can be found elsewhere, like Zappos).


June 22, 2010 at 11:46 am 2 comments

mile-high style

Greetings from Denver!

After my flight was canceled on Friday night due to some nasty Chicago thunderstorms, I finally made it here Saturday morning after many tears and frustrations passed. A special thanks to my friend Jamie for rescuing me from – and driving me back to – O’Hare. I really didn’t want to spend 2 hours on the CTA getting home, just to sleep for a few hours and have to get up at 4 am in time to spend another 2 hours going back to O’Hare with an hour to spare for security to make my rescheduled 7:25 am flight. Bleh! No thank you!

It all worked out, though, and I made it to the Mile-High City with plenty of time for Elizabeth’s 5:00 wedding at Red Rocks. I’m staying with my good friend Jenny (whom I’ve known since kindergarten and have been friends with since middle school!), and we made a stop at Macy’s before getting ready. Shoes were purchased – and a dress for Jenny as well for a black tie wedding this summer – and then it was back home to beautify!

How do you think we did?


May 3, 2010 at 4:22 pm 9 comments

turning 27

Today is my 27th birthday – please, hold your applause – and I had a joint birthday party celebration yesterday with my friend Leah, who also turned 27 last week. But of course, what should I wear?

Well, I thought it’d be fun – and fair – to let you do the work and go with the winning choice from last weekend’s bachelorette party poll:

Flirty & festive, yes – I dig!


April 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm Leave a comment

very rachel berry

While it seems yesterday’s cracked outfit may have inadvertently evoked Ugly Betty, today’s ensemble was very intentionally inspired by Glee.

If you’re not watching Glee, I question both your sense of humor and desire to have fun in life. Because this show is bitingly hilarious and ridiculously fun, not to mention completely on the pulse of pop culture with its songs and references.

Kurt: Mercedes is black. I’m gay. We make a culture.
Sue: How do you two not have a show on Bravo?

It’s been on winter hiatus, but it comes back to televisions on Tuesday, April 13.  A few friends and I, however, are attending a sneak preview of the spring premiere tonight! And what better way to gloat celebrate than by rocking a little Rachel Berry?

Which, OK, not that new & exciting or that difficult to do – she embodies plaid-obsessed & preppy schoolgirl chic. She also usually rocks a lot more color than I’m sporting here – which is funny, considering how much I love color myself – but I thought I’d tone it down just a little today.


April 8, 2010 at 9:59 am 3 comments

champs-élysées chic

Oh my word, would you look at this thrifted dress I scored for $14 at Crossroads Trading Co. this weekend?

Retro-rific dress by 2 Friends (size 10), black shrug: White House Black Market, grey tights: Express.


March 24, 2010 at 10:59 am 7 comments

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