Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Red Carpet Ready

I have to admit, I am anxiously looking forward to getting an invite to a black-tie wedding. Even though there are none on the horizon for me (or at least to my knowledge), ever since almost attending a black-tie NYE party, I have been dying for a chance to wear a gown (via RTR, of course).

I haven’t worn a gown since a senior commencement ball at the end of my college career almost 4 years ago (that is insane to think about – I am getting SO old), and award season most certainly makes this longing even more difficult to avoid.  I mean, what’s better than drooling over celeb ensembles during red carpet pre-show coverage? Say what you want about her, but I just about DIED over Rihanna at the Grammy’s. 

Try to tell me she’s not straight killing it. Really, try.

That’s what I thought. 

So, when my time comes (red carpet or not), this black and gold number is what I’d go for (I will never get enough of Monique Lhuillier, and the sharp black tulle structuring is to die for):

Glam black & gold with a little bit of edge, just like I like it. 

What's your dream red carpet look? There's plenty more gorgeous going on over at {long distance loving}!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Note to Self: One Step at a Time

Radio silence again, I know. No excuse is a good excuse, but (I'd like to think) there is a good reason this time.

Word to the wise (and myself, for future reference): do not purchase property (condo, house, office space, what have you) while actively looking/interviewing for a new job. Just don't do it.

(Be forewarned - this post is somewhat for my own personal documentation purposes and is absurdly long (I'm a memory hoarder). Jump down to the end to get a first peek at the new place and the first of MANY design boards!)

For starters, #1 - you read that right, we bought a condo! But more on that later...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Après-Ski

Even though I might be the world's worst skier, this week's Friday's Fancies theme made me giddy.  Once Christmas has passed, the only thing I enjoy about winter is cozying up by a fire with a hot toddy, preferably with a light snow falling outside (too much to ask this season, apparently).

That said, the mountains are getting a lot more snow than the city of Boston this winter, so if I could trek up to Vermont with a bunch of skiers and proceed to not ski, wait for them to finish (aka sleep all day), and meet up at the lodge for cocktails, I totally would....and this is what I'd wear.

Apres Ski

Mara Hoffman fair isle sweater / J.Crew turtle neck sweater / Coat / J.Crew puffer vest / J.Crew puffer vest / J.Crew pixie pants / J.Crew pixie pants / J.Crew shearling lined boots / J.Crew shearling lined boots / Fur Funnel  /  Red snood, $22 / Kate Spade wool glove / Kate Spade Gloves  / J.Crew Stadium-cloth cocoon coat / L.L. Bean down coatHoneycomb stitch slouchy

Lotsa layers, lotsa fur, and a bunch of fun colors to remind me that warm weather is "just around the corner".

Head over to {longdistanceloving} for more snowbunny ensembles!

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