December 24, 2014

celebrate / merry merry



Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! I will be cozy inside with Chinese food and some movies. Cheers!


December 23, 2014

listen / time after time


Nope, not the Cyndi Lauper version. I discovered this song last night and was all teary and mushy and now I can't stop listening. Enjoy!


December 19, 2014

weekend


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I've been eyeing this sweater from JCrew.

I ordered this Rifle Paper calendar for my cube and can't wait to put it out! I had wishlisted this wayyyy back when the original art was spotted on Instagram in the spring. 

8 tips for decluttering

Eastern Standard brunch is in my future for my birthday on Sunday!

This article is super helpful when addressing holiday cards.
I just watched Reckless this month and wish it wasn't cancelled!! I love that it takes place in my hometown. 

This little table arrived for the apartment and is already so handy. 

What your ice cream flavor says about you.

32 amazing makeup tricks just in time for holiday festivities!

December 17, 2014

wed / white reception tent


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I love ghost chairs and that alone would have drawn me to this image. But to top it off, I love the draped fabric, the clustered floral arrangements, and the textured linens. Throw in pops of green or blue and I'd be ready to move right in. 

What types of reception decor are catching your eye lately?


December 16, 2014

eat + celebrate / hanukkah party

A and I are having a few friends over for a little latke party on Thursday and I turned to one of my favorite recipe resources, Deb from Smitten Kitchen, for recipes. Last year in an effort to up my latke game, I followed this recipe and will definitely use it again. I will of course serve them with sour cream, applesauce, and smoked salmon, but I was at a loss for what else to serve. 


Well, Deb doesn't just feel like a friend talking to you from the blog (I have been known to talk to the computer while following her recipes), but she even responded to my tweet asking for recipe suggestions! Per Deb's suggestion, I'll also be trying out the pickled cabbage salad and making some tzatziki to serve with carrots. Can't wait to share the results next week! 

Happy Hanukkah!! 

December 10, 2014

December 9, 2014

listen / blank space


Anyone else stuck on "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift? I can't stop listening to it!! I'm surprised my coworkers haven't cut me off. I keep hearing the Starbucks lyrics too haha.


December 4, 2014

eat / pasta carbonara

Liz from Sequins and Stripes recently posted a recipe for pasta carbonara and I HAD to try it. I am often weary of ordering carbonara since it can sometimes be super heavy and creamy, but this sounded easy and delicious...and I've made it twice in the past week. 



That's Liz's photo above and find the recipe here!


November 27, 2014

celebrate / thankful


today I am thankful for (in no particular order)...
my family
my wonderful boyfriend
my friends near and far
my friends of friends who are nice enough to include me in tonight's dinner
my health 
the job I love with coworkers who make me laugh every day
the opportunity to go to bed safe and warm every night
and to all of you who read this little blog


November 26, 2014

wed / fall cake



I love naked cakes (mostly because the icing to cake ratio is ideal in my opinion) and this almost naked cake with fall floral touches is just perfect!! 


November 25, 2014

inspired by / cobalt and chartreuse



I have admired Blair Eadie's style for years now and I love love love this color combo! I'm not usually gutsy enough for this much color on color, but I have a chartreuse sweater and cobalt flats which are perfect with black pants for work. I would also love to see a most neutral interior with punches of cobalt and citron or chartreuse. What color combinations inspire you lately? 


November 21, 2014

weekend


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So much warmth and texture going on in this bathroom. After having to take a cold shower yesterday morning (who knew my whole building takes a shower at 8:30 am?), this would be lovely!

My plaid scarf arrived and I already love it! (I chose Option 3.)

I'm going to Thanksgiving dinner at a friend of a friend's and plan to bring some green beans and maybe these hot cocoa cookies.

Pretty DIY fall/winter twig votives.

14 ways to update your home.

I recently added two of these H+M candlesticks to my bookshelves (1/2 off sale!). Speaking of bookshelves, did you catch my book wishlist?

For anyone cooking Thanksgiving, here's a handy Thanksgiving Calculator.

Ivanka Trump has a new #WomenWhoWork campaign. I'll be making a video this weekend!

75 Iconic Photos so far this Century.

November 19, 2014

wed / classic and glamorous southern wedding







While sorted through my flagged posts in Feedly the other day, I came across this amazing classic and glamorous wedding I saved from Snippet and Ink. I love everything about it, from the white dinner jackets on the guys to the mix and match bridesmaids to the lush white flowers. See more here.


November 18, 2014

read / coffee table books


Since I was a little girl, I've always loved big coffee table books. Whether it was looking through my mom's big Native Americans book or my dad's copy of A Day in the Life of America or repeatedly going to the library to check out Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years, I've always wanted to grow my own collection. 

One of the goals on my 101 in 1001 list is to add 10 new coffee table books to my collection. I recently added Kate Spade New York's Places to Go, People to See and have four more to add. I have my eye on these pretties:

Elements of Style by Erin Gates
The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus (one of my favorite designers)
In Color by Tory Burch

What are your favorite "big books" to display?

November 14, 2014

weekend



Happy Friday!! It is very chilly here in Boston and I'm ready for another weekend snuggled up inside. I think I might make a batch of my trustiest short ribs.

Some fun things for your weekend...

Kate Spade made this adorable video of Anna Kendrick.

Have you ever cried at the gym? I admit to crying in yoga once and after reading this article, I wish I had truly let go.



I learned about the Bullet Journal and totally nerded out. I am really excited about upping my notebook game and being more organized. 

After staring at yesterday's blog post, I pulled the trigger on this scarf using A Cup of Jo's code for 20% off (CUPOFJO2014).


We had an amazing time in Bristol, RI last weekend! Here's the post if you missed it.


November 13, 2014

wear / plaid scarf

In case you missed it, plaid scarves are EVERYWHERE. I've been wanting to add one to my closet after pinning this photo:


I've gathered a few possibilities and can't decide which one to get!! I also loved the darker one that I shared here. This is where my readers (are you out there?) come in. Which of the following do you think I should get?