Thursday
Mar122015

clinique happy heart

Do you remember this Clinique Happy campaign from so many years ago? It's one of my all-time favorite advertisements. It reminds me a little of Jenna Rink's revamp for Poise in 13 Going On 30. I'm cheating a bit by using an image from a Clinique Happy Campaign because I'm really here to talk about Clinique's Happy Heart. I smelled it a few days ago in a department store absolutely fell in love. It's a beautiful fresh floral with a hint of warmth. wearing it makes me feel so feminine. My friend who lived in Europe for several years told me that it smelled like Florence. I can't think of anything better! Spritz it on during your next department store run -- I'd love to know what you think.

(photo un, photo deux)

Wednesday
Mar112015

dream car

I've never been one for cars. However, I had a change of heart on Tuesday evening when a pretty older woman drove past me in this exact pale green Fiat, top down, grey hair blowing in the wind. The moment I saw the car, I knew I had to have it someday. I’ve never had a desire to drive anything but black or silver cars in the past, but I am enamoured by this green hue. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that my high school french teacher, who I adored, drove a little VW this color. At any rate, a new car is sadly not in my immediate future. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t test drive one, right? :)

(photos)

Monday
Mar022015

on this day in history...

March 2, 1903:
The Martha Washtington Hotel, the first hotel exclusively for women, 
opens its doors in New York City.  

Monday
Feb232015

belles of the ball

There were so many beautiful dresses at the Oscars last night, but these two were hands down my favorite. Kiera Knightley looked like a dream in Valentino. Styled by Leith Clark, the gown was feminine and whimsical and I think Kiera should live in it. Ms. Leith posted a detailed shot of the dress on instagram... it's beautiful. Chloe Moretz in Miu Miu looks like an extra from my favorite film, Marie Antoinette. The cut of the gown, and that floral silk! Good grief. Also, how cute are those pockets? A perfect solution to the "what do I do with my hands" problem :)

(images via the New York Times)

Thursday
Feb192015

pretty earrings at gump's

I have never been to Gump's in San Francisco. And maybe it's for the best... friends who know the store well tell me that I'd never leave. I already spend too much time browsing their website, jewelry in particular. I'm an earrings fiend and their selection is show-stopping. And while I love most of their pieces, I continually come back to these three. The Gabriella Kiss gold sparrow pearl drop set is just... amazing. I love jewelry inspired by nature. They're well out of my price range, but Etsy has some nice alternatives. Second, the baroque pearls. I saw a woman wearing a similar pair in the Fall and I couldn't get over how chic she looked. They were beautiful -- not as "ladies who lunch" as I thought they would be. And finally, we have the jade studs. My friend Kit, an student at the Kansas City Art Institute, wears a pair like these nearly every day and they rock. She has a black belt in thrifting and found them at an estate sale. I always hope that I'll stumble across a pair one day but no luck so far :)