Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The perfect dress...

Another wonderful creation from my mom Lucia. Every Christmas she makes Salma a beautiful dress, LOVE this!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Home for the holidays with Aerin Lauder...

Check out this beautiful spread of Aerin Lauder's Wainscott Country Home in this months Vogue's Newsletter.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I Heart...

Rachel Bilson! I think is super cute and I love her style. Rachel along with her stylist have collaborated with Steve Madden to create an exclusive shoe collection called ShoeMint. Sign up HERE for updates!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I love...

Here are two looks I love from last nights MOCA Gala (Museum of Contemporary Art). Gwen Stefani rocks a simple black gown with purple stilettos and a gorgeous red lip (I heart that color combo). Nicole Richie looks muy elegante in  a mauve gown. I just had to add Rose McGowen because she used to be pretty, what happened to her face? Someone is hitting the Botox bottle a bit too hard.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I need to change my wifi Network name to this! Saw this on Pinterest, love to see what people pin!

Formal wear...

Notice Jack's tie, I got this at the Container Store. They are sticky ties by evREwares and they are Reusable and just plain adorable/affordable($4.99). The sticky tie is actually material and they promise it won't tear and can be wiped clean and are safe on any surface. Just make sure you remove it before washing!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The high bun...

Back in the day (way back) when I actually made money for the work I did, I worked in publishing for a teen magazine. The fun part of the job was going out for breakfast followed by lunch events for beauty companies wanting to share their latest and greatest beauty products and my job was researching these new beauty trends to write about in the magazine. Our Beauty Department would be out all morning, that by late afternoon it was time to buckle down and get writing. The high bun which seems to be a "look" today is what we used to call the "3 O'clock" Editor bun. When you were busy at your desk you just needed to get your hair off your face.

Pretty simple to do, and all you need is a brush, elastic ban, some hair spray and a few bobby pins.

First toss your hair over and brush out, pull together to make a high pony, then grab the pony and wrap the loose hair around the elastic band and pin in place. A quick spray and you should be on your way!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Monday Mommy Rant...

My dear friend Julie sent me an email this morning and got me teary eyed and made me laugh all at the same time. Raising Children by Anna Quindlen, a Newsweek Columnist. What an insightful letter and my kiddies are still young so there is time to really start appreciating all the little moments. The writer talks about how her children are grown and all the worrying she did raising them and just trying to get through to the next thing(i.e dinner, bath and bedtime) and how looking back she wished she would of just enjoyed more of living in those moments. When you have kids, you become so invested in the bigger picture you forget to enjoy the little snippets of their lives and one day you find yourself looking at old pictures and watching videos wishing you would of treasured those moments more. Nobody talks about how hard raising kids can be, so you go through the motions of trying to do it all and follow a specific guideline of what parenting is and trying to keep up with "the Joneses" and that can rob you of what really matters.

I read this quote from the same writer but different article titled A Teachable Moment and she talks about how hard raising kids can be, "It's almost like AA for moms: "Hi, I'm Anna, and I repeatedly ignored demands for juice and then snapped because the whining was driving me insane." It can be a great job, motherhood, but it would be nice if everyone could be more honest about how overwhelming the job can be, and more willing to find ways to support and inform the people who are trying to do it".

Families go through the same thing just different variations, parenting is hard for everyone. The lesson here is enjoy your children, laugh more and share more. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Most wanted...

Who doesn't love a cute boot! These celebrity beauties have been seen around town in their Isabel Marant "Dicker" Suede Ankle Boots. This must-have footwear for the season will only set you back $615. I found a similar and much cheaper version at The Gap $79.95.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Things for Salma's room...

Senegalese Storage Collection S-L $68-$148

Coco Play Table & Stools $325 "perfect for tea parties"

Flokati Rug $155-$645

Moroccan Leather Pouf $450
My Serena & Lily winter catalogue just arrived and I've marked off a few musts for miss Salma's room (a wish list never hurt anyone).

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What to wear...

I have a family wedding coming up in December and I haven't a thing to wear. I came across these amazing looks, both of which I love.

Shop these outfits HERE.

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