Sunday
Mar302014

want of the day

A few years ago when Tom Ford's "Nikita" sunglasses came to market, I purchased the ivory pair. They are the most fun to wear and totally make me feel like a '50s movie star (even in workout clothes!). This Spring, I'm aching for the "Nikita" in tortoise. They're so damn chic! As I plan to sport cat-eye glasses my entire life, I'll be wearing them well into my 80's. And then I can pass them onto my grandchildren. I think it's a good investment, don't you? :) 

Thursday
Mar272014

in the studio with leanne shapton

Leanne Shapton is the kind of woman who does it all. Formerly the art director of the NYT Op-Ed page, she now writes and illustrates books, runs a nonprofit press with a friend (which she founded, of course), creates and sells her own incredible art, and generally kicks ass in the game of life. I fell in love with her Manhattan studio a few years back when it was featured in The Paris Review. She's nailed the eclectic look while staying completely true to herself... it seems as if everything in her space has a story. I've looked at these images too many times to count. I hope you enjoy as much as I do!

Tuesday
Mar252014

not your grandmother's pearls


I LOVE pearls. Real, faux, I don't discriminate. But sometimes they can be a bit difficult to wear without looking too "Barbara Bush." The above wishbone posts + cuff necklace from Anthropologie don't fall into that category. The earrings are a no-brainer and can be worn with essentially everything. The cuff (named the "Double Pearl Necklace") is fierce... I see it with a minimalistic black dress, or maybe paired with an Alexa Chung-esque babydoll dress to give it a little edge. Once again, Anthropologie for the win.

Monday
Mar242014

chez carolina issa

I discovered these lovely images of Carolina Issa at home in London on Tod's website (while looking at shoes that I can't afford :). First of all, the burgundy suit, pale pink secretary blouse + nude pump combo is killer. Second, her shelves are beautiful! As you can tell in these photos, they go over the doorway and have no rhyme or reason. I love that they’re not perfectly organized and kind of magpie. Clutter can sometimes stress people out, but I find it energizing to be surrounded by my things. They make me feel at home. Minimalism is wonderful and I certainly appreciate it, but I simply don't know how to do it! Maybe in my next life. See the rest of Caroline's feature here

Saturday
Mar222014

must watch: le week-end 

I absolutely can't wait to watch Le Week-End starring Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent. It has a Something's Gotta Give-like feel (one of my favorite films) and is set in Paris... what's more to want? I eat up romantic comedies because I'm a huge sap and unlike most, this one has rave reviews. As it will probably never come to Kansas City, I'm impatiently awaiting it's arrival on Apple TV. If you're in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, do me a favor and see it in theaters!