Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Table for one

I had to take a picture of my cute lil' breakfast yesterday. Solo breakfasts are quite nice especially on a crisp, Fall day. Yesterday I got to enjoy the quiet time in NYC right before everyone starts their commute and I have to say, it was very peaceful while the rest of the day was not!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Seeing red



This weekend brought about a little change. Traditionally, I have always been a blonde but I was needing a little "pop"! Although not there completely, I am aiming for the strawberry blonde shown above via Nicole Kidman and Blake Lively. Step 2 scheduled for the end of this week. Stay tuned for pics!

Working girl


It's a new purchase but I felt I deserved it given last week's sales success. I am into it because it's a dress/tunic, it's pink and I think it will look cute with black tights. YAY for new stuff!

Strong like bull


Today was my first Pilates class. I am addicted, it's over. I am happy to sacrifice some shopping for this workout. AMAZING and what's even more...I can walk to my class. Interested? Check out this local hotspot: http://www.springpilateschicago.com/

Girls just wanna have fun!


Had a fantastic Sunday with my girls Kristin and Quinn. This snapshot is from our lunch at Rainforest Cafe. Quinn was mesmerized as I am of how ridiculously adorable she is. As much as I love the mall; I ♥ my girls even more! Oh and chita-ritas, too!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mad for Plaid


Along with all my Fall themed entries, I am pretty pscyhed that plaid is so huge this year. There is something rugged and outdoorsy about these shirts and they now come in every color of the rainbow! For the inner Paul Bunyan in you...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pretty in Pink

I am really excited because October is approaching which also happens to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. PrettyCity.com is hosting our 5th annual "Pretty in Pink" campaign in conjunction with Bright Pink to raise awareness and prevention amongst women of all ages. The best part: indulge in $31 treatments all month via our lovely clients. To view complete list go to: http://www.prettycity.com/pink

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I am so excited that retailers are pushing decorations and candy. It's officially Fall. Check out this lantern found at Pier 1. So adorable and a fresh take on the jack-o-lantern in case your real one rots a little too early like mine always does!

Tree of Life


I am hooked on the above necklace. I have always been a big fan of anything with the Tree of Life and this delicate necklace is right up my alley. Found on http://www.satyajewelry.com/

We bleed black and gold!

Just returned from a Hawkeye girl's weekend in good ol' Iowa City. So much has changed but alot remains the same. Here is a pic with me and my ladies. I love you all so much...thanks for the great memories!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

To all my tweeps.

Having become a recent addict of Twitter; I can tell you there is a lot more than meets the eye. This has truly become the best business networking website I have come across. RT all my tweeps!

In heaven there is no beer...

3 more days until my girlfriends and I grace our old stomping grounds. It's been almost a decade. See you soon Land of the Hawkeyes!

What's yours is Meinl.

I am so very excited BECAUSE a new Julius Meinl has opened a block from my house! Hello chocolate croissants and yummy lattes with their cute little silver spoons and trays. It's the little things I tell ya....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bringing sexy back...

The girls are back! Having been in NYC this week the Upper West Side was a mob scene and Bergdorf's was the capital of the SATC mob world. I don't care what anyone says...I'm an SATC lifer, are you? Vote: http://prettycity.com/kim_kardashian.cfm

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Motorcycle mama.

This season's "must-have" for me would be a leather, motorcycle jacket. Equal parts tough but feminine when paired with a mini-dress or flouncy skirt. Now all I need is a motorcycle!

Monday, September 7, 2009

G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S...

http://lulusbellekay.com/cms/
This is THE best shop in Chicago for vintage dresses, jewelry, coats, purses AND Brian Atwood shoes. My "go-to" for special occasion items.

La la la Lanvin.

If only I had a couple thousand to kick around. Me thinks this Lanvin necklace is spectacular and I have been on the hunt for a more budget-friendly version. I hope statement necklaces never go out of style!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?"

I ♥ Annie Leibovitz. She is such an imaginative photographer. A true perfectionist, this is her take on Alice and Wonderland. Classic.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Old Hollywood

Very cool website with a heavy dose of sex-kitten glam. I die!

http://www.margarita-bloom.com/shop.html

Something for the ol' olfactory...

Even despite a recession, I am the nerd that spends $28 on a candle because I like the way it looks and smells. Well, if you are like me - indulge at Anthropologie. This is one of the best burning candles out there.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

JoJo from the block...

I love hats and Fall is the perfect time to experiment. I have this hat in olive and although bashful at first, I wear it will attitude now. It looks great with jeans or leggings and of course, boots. Great for a bad hair day or just running errands on a Saturday. Might as well have fun with fashion...

Sticky and Sweet.

I have been trying to expand my chocolate horizons. Vosges chocolate bars are pretty decadent and this my friends, is my favorite flavor. Behold the Barcelona bar. Equal parts milk chocolate with sea salt = yum! I have tried the chili pepper bar and plan to venture out more but I guess I am a traditionalist at heart. Enjoy my fellow chocolate lovers. (PS - they have their own pop-up shop in Ohare...tee hee)

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