Archive for October, 2011
Well chillens it’s time to play
For it’s fantastic Halloween day
And for all of us grown ups
We may imbibe in some cups
Of wildly concocted witches brew,
but, who knows what it’ll make us do.
Today, I have a big announcement. A brand new very special boy has arrived into our lives – our little nephew…Luke Asher Burnham Rothwell. He is such a bundle of joy and so adorable.
Mom, Dad and older brother are all thrilled with their new blessing. They are now a happy family of four. Sending them my love and adoration.
We had a fabulous time in NYC and Chicago, but it is good to be back home. I definitely feel silly writing this post on “what I wore” but I actually documented everything and I only had a small carry on for the week. Graham insisted that I not over pack this trip and I was up for the challenge. So here’s how I mixed and matched it.
For the record, obviously I’m in no way a fashion blogger. I can name so many friends that have jaw dropping, out of this world fashion sense…and some even have fabulous blogs (read them – they’ll change your life) Katie & Regan (Cardigans and Couture) and Elisabeth (Mission: Closet). I’m putting myself out there with this post but I figure why not.
What I wore…
Thursday night dinner –
Friday out shopping –
Cape: Eel and Ermine, necklace: Talbots, black top: H&M, black leggings: Forever 21, boots: Tory Burch, ring: Cost Plus World Market
Friday night out…
Shorts: Top Shop, Tank: Gap, Jacket: , Shoes: Bettye Mueller
Saturday to the daytime wedding portion…
Saturday nighttime wedding reception…
Here you can see it with the tights…
Sunday walking around town:
Shorts: Top Shop, Shoes: Tory Burch, Tights: Spanx in maroon, Top: H&M, Cape: Eel and Ermine, Necklace: Talbots
Monday shopping for clients
Leggings: Forever 21, Dress: Mary Meyer, White top: Splendid, Purple Vest: Laurie B. boots: Tory Burch
Monday night dinner in Chicago
Leggings: Forever 21, Top: H&M, Striped Cape: H&M, Boots: Tory Burch, Earings off the street of NYC
Tuesday client meeting, shopping in Chicago
Jeans: J.Crew, alligator Belt: Thrifted, gingham button down: Madewell, metallic suede jacket: D2K
And there you have it. What I wore last week. I won’t be doing this type of a post again; I just thought I’d give it a little spin while I traveled with a small duffel bag for a week (shown below). BTW, the majority of what I wear either comes from cheap stores (ahem H&M), consignment stores (Goodbyes in SF or Second Time Around in Chicago) or small businesses – (Mary Meyer, Eel and Ermine)
The bag is an absolute love of mine. It was a gift given to my dad from Corde Valle, a golf club he belonged to. About a year after he passed, I found it dusty and forgotten in the garage. I brought it home (after asking mom if I could keep it), dusted it off and use it all the time. Although he is always on my mind and in my heart, it is nice to have a physical piece that belonged to my dad.
Now, I think we’re all thinking the same thing – get home and wash your clothes! Don’t worry, I’m on top of it. Leggings and shoes are taking a breather from the rotation.
At the request of a faithful reader (sister-in-law Lucy) and my own curiosity, I went to the Grand Opening of the shop C Wonder in SoHo on spring street. C. Wonder is the new shop by Tory Burch’s x husband, Chris Burch. Let me say it’s got Tory Burch written all over it. I don’t know if he did this out of spite or it was something they created together when they were together (he cofounded Tory Burch when he was with her). Whatever the case it’s fab and the price points are way more reasonable than Tory’s.
I focused on the decor pieces – obvi. But the clothes & jewelry were also super cute this is for sure a one stop shop.
They get you at the door…
And if those fabulous doors don’t catch your attention, the store window sure will…
Now that we are all thoroughly intrigued. Look what meets you smack dab in the face as you walk in –
BAM!! The vespa you always knew you needed (Katy). What better to go with the vespa than green and white striped lacquered walls?
And what I bought…
The irresistible dog pillow. My collection of dog pillows continues to grow – I now have three and I’m not stopping. This adorable pillow is available for $32. They will have their online store up and running soon so no worries if you don’t live in NYC. I give this store two very huge thumbs up!
We’re still in New York City and loving every minute of it. Although, after four very late nights in a row, I’m starting to feel exhausted. This afternoon we’re off to Chicago so there is no rest for the weary.
Last night we went to Babbo for dinner with my cousins. Prior to going, we went to this amazing penthouse apartment and this was one of the “chairs” they had there.
It was awesome. BTW, those are my adorable cousins and husband. I’m off to continue scouring New York City for the best pieces for my clients. Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend.
I’m off to NYC for the weekend!! I can’t wait!! New York – I’ve missed ya dear and I can’t wait to get there. Since our flight is leaving at 7 AM, I’m pre-writing this post on Wednesday night. As I write this, it’s 10:30 PM, I’m just finishing my day of work and I haven’t packed yet. I gots to go pack cause New Yorkers do not mess around with fashion. We’re headed to a wedding on Saturday and rumor has it that most people are wearing two outfits…ummm…hello – what do I wear? You know I love it. I phone pics to come….have a fabulous weekend!
The Panton chair and I have been engaging in a love affair recently. It’s an iconic chair in 20th century design; born from the genius mind of Vernon Panton and manufactured since 1960; it has rocked the world for decades now. Still as relevant today as it was then; it’s a groundbreaking design (that is also very comfortable to sit in and virtually indestructible).
I’ve used the chair in two of my recent staging projects in outdoor seating arrangements; unfortunately, the photos aren’t available since both homes have sold. I’m also suggesting the Panton chair for a client meeting I have today. I’m working on an orthodontist office and I love the idea of them lined up in white in the waiting room to look like glistening teeth.
Let’s give a look at the Panton chair in action –
I find I’m drawn to the Panton chair most when it’s mixed with antiques and wood elements so that it doesn’t get too modern or sterile looking. If you’re also in love with this chair, you can find them for a steal on overstock.