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November 19, 2014

Lately I’m loving…

NARS Illuminator in Orgasm. It works on every skin tone and I’ve been using it on my browbone and on the bridge of my nose. I love how subtle the peachy shimmer is.

nars3…the cuteness overload at OshKosh B’Gosh.


…these Aldo rain booties. They came in majorly handy during this week’s rainy weather and they’re way easier to get on and off than versions that fit higher on the leg.

aldo rain boots…this book, which makes a great engagement gift for your soon-to-be-wed girlfriends.

style me pretty

…the baby boom that’s evident in the fashion and style blogosphere. The picture below is from a recent issue of Glamour. Who says you can’t style a baby bump?





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Holiday Dressing

November 12, 2014


December is fast approaching, and you know what that means – holiday parties! Dressing for the holidays is so fun. It’s all glitz and glam and well, holiday-ish. I’ve pulled together the pictured look featuring a really festive dress from Asos (here), sexy sandals by Manolo Blahnik (here and cheaper version by Steve Madden here), and a few options for clutches. The top one is by DVF (here), the middle one is by BCBG (here), and the bottom one is also by DVF (here).

There are SO many cute cocktail party dresses out right now. Stay tuned, there’s a future post coming that will include several to choose from ;o)



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That Baby Smell

November 7, 2014

A newborn baby bears an unmistakable scent. If you’ve ever had a baby, or held one for that matter…you know what I mean. Could it be possible to bottle that smell? Of baby powder, newness, cuddles and kisses? The answer is yes – and it comes in the form of Petits et Mamans by Bulgari.

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This is one of my favorite gifts that Mike and I received after Baby M arrived. Petits et Mamans translates to “Children and Mothers,” and the scent is beautiful and soft. Notes of chamomile, sunflower, rose, peach, vanilla and iris come together to somehow smell JUST like powdery baby. I love to spray some on a tissue and lightly dust it over my baby’s hair and clothing. I’ll sometimes even use it myself as perfume (it’s made for moms and kids, hence the name). This would make a thoughtful, creative and meaningful gift for any of your friends who are expecting. I LOVE it.

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Isaac Mizrahi for Band-Aid

October 30, 2014

BandAidIsaac_StripsArray1A few years ago (YEARS – can you believe I’ve had this blog since 2011?!) I told you about Band-Aid’s fashionable partnership with Cynthia Rowley. Now the brand is at it again, this time partnering with fashion industry heavyweight Isaac Mizrahi. He has designed a super cute line of bandages, retailing for $2.99 and available at drugstores now. I challenge you to find a designer piece for less. ;o)


image c/o Band-Aid



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The Other Night…and a Dress

October 23, 2014

My husband and I have gone to dinner a few times since having Baby Boy M, but Tuesday night was my first “real” night out. I headed to The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual gala at The Mandarin Oriental in NYC. I’m no stranger to this annual event, because as many of you know, my day job is Director of Marketing Communications for The Skin Cancer Foundation. However, this year was different because I.WASN’T.WORKING. I actually got to attend the event as a guest, which was great considering the fact that Taye Diggs was hosting and Sting was performing. Great night, overall.

I wore a Ted Baker dress that I’m totally in love with, exclusively available at Bloomingdales (link here). The second I saw it in the catalog, I knew I had to have it.

ted baker skater dress collage

Here I am wearing the dress…styled with a leather jacket (also seen here), my Alexander Wang “Rockie” tote and Nine West shoes that I bought a few years ago. This look is a nice mix of high and low.

ted baker dress 2

image credit: Chiun-Kai Shih

As my maternity leave comes to a close (two and a half more weeks!!) I’m looking forward to jumping back into adding new outfit posts regularly. Talk soon!



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