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The Pretty Dish Relaunch – Coming Soon!

November 17, 2015

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Life has been a whirlwind for the past year and three months, and balancing work with family life has truly been a challenge. Learning to be a mom, remembering to still be a wife WHILE being a mom, breaking a bone (yes, my leg), and continuing to focus on my career has left little time for blogging. Though I was posting off and on for a while, I finally just opted out and took a major (and necessary) break. I’ve taken some time to reflect on how I want to spend the few free moments that I have at this very, VERY busy time in life. I know that so many of you working moms can relate. I decided that maintaining this blog brings me too much joy to just throw in the towel. So – I’m working toward a redesign that will give TPD a sleeker and more modern look, I’ve reconnected with my photographer to shoot some new outfit posts and I’m scouring the web, magazines and stores high and low to uncover and introduce you to some very cool finds.

In the meantime, I’m proud to announce that I’ve been added to AOL’s coveted Lifestyle Collective of Bloggers. It’s a group of hand-selected influencers covering weddings, style, family, home, food and beauty (there I am, in the top corner!):

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So, stay tuned for more. While the blog is being revamped (and I promise that will happen very soon), I’ll continue to keep you close via Instagram. Follow me there ;) and make sure to check back here often to see The (new and improved) Pretty Dish!

xoxo……..

T.P.D.

 

Suits and Polish

May 1, 2015

 

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Summer – it’s finally (sort of) within reach. True, we’ve only had a few nice spring days so far. But before you know it, the warm May breeze will turn to the oppressive heat and humidity of June, July and August. But….forget about the yucky parts of summer – let’s focus on all the good things, like sun, surf, al fresco dining…you get the idea. This summer I’m bent on spending a ton of time at the pool with Baby M. I’m loving the suits pictured (all from Shopbop or Asos) , and I’ve paired them with some fun polishes, all by Zoya – a long-wearing, toxin free nail polish brand that I love. Enjoy!

1. Suit | Polish
2. Suit | Polish
3. Suit | Polish
4. Suit | Polish
5. Suit | Polish

xoxo……..

T.P.D.

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Metallics

March 22, 2015

There is never a case when I can walk into a Barnes & Noble and pass the magazine section without stopping. Last weekend, husband, baby and I stopped there for coffee and before you know it, I was paging through the latest issue of Domino. This was certainly a fitting title – though we’re not quite ready for a move, buying a home has been on our minds lately.

While I was flipping through, this spread caught my eye — gorgeous florals housed in sleek metallic vases. I can get with this trend…….
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The ones pictured above are by Sebastian Herkner (available here). They’re pricey, though, so I’ve got my eye on these other options:

Metallic Vases at The Pretty Dish  1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Magazine images via Domino Magazine

xoxo……..

T.P.D.

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Banana Bebe

March 13, 2015

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I’ve been doing SEVERAL double takes in Banana Republic’s direction ever since the mega stylish Marissa Webb (former Head of Women’s Design for J. Crew) took over as creative director. Thanks to Webb, Banana’s look has received a majorly chic upgrade. Her latest is a baby collection. Yes, A BABY COLLECTION. I know, I love it too. Dubbed Banana Republic Mini, the collection features pieces in gender neutral colors and comfy fabrics like cashmere, terrycloth and cotton. They range in price from $24 to $198. Look out – Baby M is about to be the most stylish kid on the block! The limited edition collection is available now. Here you go.

xoxo……..

T.P.D.

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Spring Uniform

February 28, 2015

www.theprettydish.comI’m determined to significantly pare down my wardrobe. I currently have my clothes split between three closets and stored in several plastic containers. Because a baby brings so much “stuff,” our apartment is on overload. I surveyed the items hanging in my closet only to realize that I rarely wear MOST of my clothes. Now I’m all about picking out and keeping key pieces, never buying just to buy and investing in quality items that will last for years to come.

Now – for spring, I’m eyeing the pieces pictured here. White on white looks so crisp and is so easy to pull off. A pastel pump will be my new neutral. A tailored trench can easy elevate any outfit. I’m so ready to say goodbye to winter!!

Reiss Trench | Calypso St. Barth Tee | Frame Denim Jeans | Club Monaco Pump

xoxo……..

T.P.D.

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