This is a running list of some of my very favorite things. Check back daily to see what I am in LOVE with.
November 8 – Colored pencil skirts brighten up any gloomy day (and any outfit!)
November 7 – I need a chunky black belt. I love this design by Dorothy Perkins – cheap and chic!
November 6 – Election Day! Be the change and VOTE! For Massachusetts polling stations click here
November 5 – I am starting my Christmas list and this is on it
November 4 – The best riding boots
November 3 – If you’re looking for good outerwear that is affordable, L.L. Bean is still the best
November 2 – Peeks of holiday are starting to come out. This skirt is so pretty and perfect for a party
November 1 – Could I love these any more than I do? No.
October 31 – Halloween! Be creative today and wear something just a bit unexpected like this spider ring
October 30 – Local 149 is a great “local” in Southie
October 29 – Thinking of our friends in Sandy’s path. Never discount the power of community – give today
October 27 – I love neighborhood events. Our Halloween parade for little kids takes place today. Can’t wait to see the costumes! Check out boston.com to see what’s going on in your backyard
October 26 – So glad to see things opening in the Chestnut Hill mall – it needs love!
October 25 – Apple crisp is amazing. What else are you supposed to do with all these apples you pick?!
October 24 – Nars does Andy Warhol
October 23 – Loving all the chic and cheap sweaters at Target
October 22 – Despite all the new brands out there, I think Nine West is a go-to for trendy shoes that don’t cost a fortune
October 21 – I’m in desperate need of a new suit. Going to make an investment
October 20 – Heading to new hot spot Lincoln (South Boston) tonight
October 19 – Happy Birthday to me! Feel free to pick me up a burgundy Longchamp bag if you’d like
October 18 – Wearing this bright skirt from Talbots today with a black sweater – it’s so soft and bright!
October 17 – I am wearing this great Calvin Klein striped dress today – so flattering!
October 16 – I love these monogram necklaces from Jane Basch
October 15 – Just spotted these fun, interchangeable belts in Lucky
October 14 – This owl necklace is so cute
October 13 – My summer tan is gone and I have some bags under my eyes – Bobbi Brown brightener to the rescue!
October 12 – There is nothing better than kicking off your weekend at the salon! While I’m on the subject, a reminder that next week is Spa Week – take advantage of all the great deals at local spas while you can!
October 11 – This Nanette Lepore dress is perfect – the color, the style…just perfect
October 9 – The Neiman Marcus christmas book is out! I love browsing through the ridiculouness that is Neiman Marcus
Ocotber 7 – Love this blouse from Ann Taylor – I got two this weekend
October 6 – I need a formal china alternative and really love these plates
October 5 – We host an annual Halloween dinner every year that includes a pretty festive table. Pottery Barn has great holiday accessories and is cheaper than in years past
October 4 – Headed to one of my faves tonight for dinner, Scampo
October 3 –I really like this J.Crew color blocked skirt – think I need to add this to my closet
October 2 – TODAY – Buy one, get one 50% off at Nine West!
October 1 – It’s my birthday month! That means I get to start writing long birthday wish lists. I’ll start with an oxblood bag like this
September 30- I just love the Jonathan Adler X-bench
September 29 – Apple picking!
September 28 – Although there is something a bit Edward Scissorhands like about this lamp, I am in love with it
September 27 – Welcome to Athelta! A great Lulu alternative (and a bit less expensive). Newly opened at 92 Newbury Street
September 26 – Ankle boots are hip for fall – I like this style from Aldo. Cheap and chic is the trick on trendy items
September 25 – Wearing this cute sweater from Talbots today – I tell you, there are some great things there this season!
September 24 – This orange leather bag from Isabel Harvey is fantastic – adding to my birthday list!
September 23 – Emmy’s!! I will only be able to catch a glimpse of it tonight since I’ll be getting home late but I’ll be watching the red carpet coverage on DVR
September 22 – Love this Tocca perfume – one of my favorites
September 21 – Love this sweater with a little bit of leather on the shoulders
September 20 – If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I love colored suede. Love this teal color
September 19 – I knowHalloween is still six weeks away but I’m already excited. Check out the Halloween shop on Etsy – fab
September 18 – I need new jeans. I’m going to head to the gals at in-jean-ius in the North End to help me through that emotional process of trying on jeans
September 17 – I love these pretty votives – great hostess gift!
September 16 – These placemats are so fun and creative!
September 15 – I am slightly obsessed with some of the cheap and chic shoes at Target this fall
September 14 – I love my Minnie Rose Ruanas!
September 13 – There are some great design blogs out there – check out The Inspired Room if you haven’t already
September 12 – I love this Nanette Lepore suit
September 11 – Love these riding boots in cognac – great for fall!
September 10 – Wearing this cute sweater today from C. Wonder. I’m not wearing it with the fugly jeans pictured…I chose a grey pleated skirt instead
September 9 – I went to a gorgeous wedding last night on Jettie’s beach in Nantucket. All the details were perfect! They used these rope balls as table card holders – so cute
September 8 – I have a fancy beach wedding tonight! I’ll be wearing a pretty cream dress with metallic detail and some shiny Butter polish . The perfect way to end summer!
September 7 – I think Native shoes are very cool , especially for men, but the kids version are to die for – too cute!
September 6 – I just got these great curtains to liven up my dining room
September 5 – Boden has so many pretty coats and jackets for fall -swoon
Septemer 4 – Hello readers! We’re back in action after a great mini-break. My fave today? This Marc Jacobs scarf – so fun and cheery
August 23 – The remaining days of summer are here. We’re into a single digit countdown! I’m going to celebrate the end of summer by taking a few days to unwind, drink Rose, eat ice cream and shop the sales. I’ll be back soon!
August 22 – Love this sweet peter pan collar top from Ted Baker
August 21 – Surprise Kate Spade sale – 2 days only – up to 75% off!
August 20 – Been hearing great things about “Sip” in the South End. I plan on popping by for a post-work cocktail this evening…
August 19 – The Nordstrom trend guide is always a favorite of mine. It makes shopping so easy!
August 18 – Love this white “log” table from Mitchell Gold. The price is great and they are just small enough to tuck away when not needed
August 17 – Southwest prints are back for fall – this scarf from Target adds just enough trend to any simple outfit without going overboard
August 16 – I’ve become a fan of Maggy London. The dresses are really affordable and I love most of her designs. This herringbone design is a great summer to fall transition piece
August 15 – One of my favorite local boutiques, Mint Julep, just opened an online store so you can now shop their cute looks from anywhere! I love this little dress by Beth Bowley and this Massachusetts state charm necklace – how whimsical!
August 14 – I love these DVF shoes and need to come to terms with the fact that I probably can’t get them
August 13 – I need a dress for a September wedding but want to keep it on the summery side – thinking this Milly dress may do the trick
August 12 – Just got tuned into the Olsen girl’s Stylemint – what a very cool concept! I’m signing up
August 11 – It’s tax free weekend in Massachusetts! What’s not to love about that?
August 9 – I think I’d like all my textiles in my house to be John Robshaw – is that too much to ask?
August 8 – Can someone please buy this for me? I need this bag!
August 7 – Had a chance to check out Empire on the waterfront the other night. Very similar to Red Lantern (same owners, so not surprised). Fun atmosphere and great drinks!
August 6 – A strapless dress CAN work for the office. I’m wearing this BR dress with a navy cardigan – cute!
August 4 – Nothing beats a little Picco pizza, especially when done al fresco
August 3 – More on sales…(tis the season!). Flat of the Hill is holding their semi-annual bag blowout. I got a brand new MZ Wallace for 60% off! This is the same sale where I scored my Botkier bag last year – check it out!
August 2 – I love sales. Check out Nordstrom’s anniversary sale if you haven’t already – great deals
August 1 – A friend suggested that I check out the new consignment shop in Southie, Closet Connection. It had a good selection of stuff and they were able to take some of my pieces off my hands too. Worth checking out!
July 31 – I went to see Ingrid Michaelson in concert on Sunday – totally in love with her!
July 30 – I am in love with Shoshanna’s fall line – I will take one of everything!
July 29 – Nothing to do today? Check out the Summer Arts Festival in Copley Square today
July 28 – The subtly of this sequin skirt makes it work for day
July 27 – The Olympics are here! Catch the opening cermonies taking place in London and root for USA!
July 26– Shakespeare on the Common kicked off last night! This year they are performing Coriolanus. This free show takes place from July 25 – August 12: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays 7pm. The show is long, running at 2 hours and 45 minutes so be sure to pack plenty of snacks
July 25 – Love this belt!
July 24 – I love pairing bright colors. Today I am wearing a lemon yellow dress and bright blue blazer
July 23 – Catalyst in Cambridge seems to be a very popular hotspot. Great food and drinks. I’ll be checking it out tonight
July 21 – Margaritas = Summer. See this feature from Boston.com which highlights the best ritas in town
July 18 – I had the pleasure of trying a Wicked Good Cupcake at a dinner party last night – I’m sold
July 17 – It’s hot out there. If you need to cool down and perk up, try a Starbucks Refresher. I had one yesterday and felt instantly “refreshed”
July 15 – One of the best little chocolate chip cookies comes from Freihofer’s Bakery. I always grab a few boxes when I am in Upstate NY
July 14 – I love weddings. I also love giving creative wedding gifts. Want to give the gift of travel? Check out http://www.iloveinns.com/ – you can get gift certificates in several denominations and they can be used at B&Bs across the country
July 13 – Went over to newly opened Georgetown Cupcake for a tasting with some colleagues today. That place is pretty and delish! Our favorites? Vanilla Birthday, Chocolate Ganache, Lemon Blossom, Red Velvet and Chocolate PB Chip
July 12 – This heatwave makes me want to wear short dresses – love this one from Club Monaco
July 10 – These new scents from Kiehl’s are gorgeous and the price point is too
July 9 – I got myself a few treats while on vacation in Nantucket. These metallic Sperry’s are so comfy – love them!
July 1 – There is nothing better than vacation. I’m going to take a few days off to get some things done on the homefront and spend a little time on Nantucket. See you readers in a week!
June 30 – Cute t-shirt dresses are perfect for summer. H&M have a load that are cheap and chic
June 29 – The Boston Harbor is going to be electric over the next week – check out the festivities if you’re in town!
June 28 – Not sure how I feel about the high/low hem trend but this dress would look great with some esparadrille wedges…
June 27 – I could not be more in love with Sugarboo’s wooden signs. They are so bright and whimsical. Get yours locally at Flat of the Hill
June 25 – Tory Burch on Rue la la today!
June 24 – Another shout out to the Gap today – This dress is simple, easy and screams “Summer!”
June 23 – Gap is sporting some adorable and surprisingly comfortable wedges. Picked these up in blue
June 22 – Enjoyed some yummy eats at newbie El Centro this week
June 21 – I adore this clutch from Anthropologie
June 20 – Bobbi Brown’s mineral makeup is so much better than BareEscentuals. It’s lighter and provides the same coverage. Check it out!
June 18 – Nordstrom’s blog is great
June 17 – Cooking dinner for your dad or hubby tonight? Check out this feature on manly meals
June 16 – These new wedges are so comfy
June 15 – In LOVE with this belt
June 14 – Tis the season for strawberry festivals – especially fun when paired with a little vino
June 13 – This sparkly beach bag makes me happy. The sale price makes me extra happy
June 12 – Love this H&M blouse – the collar is precious and will look great layered
June 11 – Ball and Buck on Newbury is the perfect spot to score some sweet gifts for Father’s Day
June 10 – Love these hurricanes for my outdoor dining table – rustic and pretty
June 9 – This maxi dress from “The Webster” collection at Target sings Miami and glam
June 8 – In love with these rolling storage crates – such a great alternative to traditional bins
June 7 – Got my Trina for Banana treats! I opted for a great white blazer and a bright, summery blouse – neither of which are available online. Check out the collection
June 6 – This eyelet dress is such a great basic
June 5 – DVF Sample sale! Yes, please
June 4 – Rainy days like this make me wish I could hop back into my comfy spa robe and watch a movie
June 3 – Had a Buffalo chicken spring roll tonight while out to dinner with the girls at Ledge – yes, it was as good as it sounds – delish
June 2 – These adirondack chairs for kids are too adorable
June 1 – Checking out Happy’s tonight in Fenway – I’ve heard good things!
May 31 – TOMS now has wedges! This line keeps getting better and better
May 30 – Wearing this KEP necklace today – love how it shines!
May 29 – Went to Strega on the Waterfront for drinks on Saturday. Fun scene although definitely one of the youngest gals there (good for the ego, btw!)
May 28 – Happy Memorial Day! I love long weekends. Looking for something fun to do in Boston? Here’s a feature that highlights some activities
May 27 – Need a nice housewarming gift? This votive set smells like heaven
May 26 – I jut got my husband this great pair of oxford loafers for his birthday
May 25 – Just got this dress at Target – so pretty!
May 24 – Wearing these fun blue wedge heels from Nine West today
May 23 – I love wearing fun colors on my nails, especially on my toes – check out some of the hottest new shades! I am digging the tangerine
May 22 – Wearing this Stella & Dot necklace today – so chunky and fun!
May 21 – Mondays aren’t as gloomy when you get a cookie gift from Geoff & Drew’s!
May 20 – These shoes by Native are so much cooler for your man than Crocs
May 19 – Cannes Film Festival just wrapped up. I went in 2006…well, I went to Cannes to visit and happened to see some red carpet activity. Check out the fashion this year – love Diane Kruger – could she be any more elegant?
May 18 – First Friday of the Copley Farmer’s Market! Yay
May 17 – LOVE these ballet flats from DVF
May 16 – I just started using a brow shaper and wow, it really makes a difference!
May 15 – Depsite my rant on Banana Reublic yesterday, I did get this pretty blouse (in turquoise) there last week. Wearing it today with a yellow blazer
May 14 – Neiman Marcus has a mid-day dash that is worth signing up for. Select merchandise up to 50% off (plus free shipping) but only for the lunch hour – check it out by signing up to receive news and alerts from NM
May 12 – The colors on this ballet flat are to die for
May 11 – Just received a nice note on this great stationery from Target – so pretty!
May 10 – Mother’s Day is this weekend! If you plan on taking mom out to brunch, you’d best make reservations
May 9 – Looking for somewhere new and different to grab a drink after work? Check out the Emerald Lounge at the new Revere Hotel. It’s Oz-like theme is trippy
May 7 – I don’t really like to wear watches but a delicate watch that doubles as an enamel bangle is right up my alley. Thank you again, Kate Spade, for designing such perfect pieces!
May 6 – Spring is officially here! The SOWA market has opened!
May 4 – I love iPhone cases – such an easy way to pretty up your most common accessory. Check out these fantastic covers from local designer Jennifer Hill!
May 3 – Why is it always raining? These Sperry rain boots are both functional and cute, especially when you don’t feel like lugging around your Hunters
May 2 – I love foodie events. Head on over to the Taste of the North End on Friday evening – tickets are still available!
April 30 – Need some chic and cheap pieces for Spring? Check out XXI (Forever 21). Great blouses like this one
April 29 – Bird prints are really in this season. I’m also personally a fan of bird things (a bit odd , I know). I think this pretty Milly blouse will help fill my wardrobe void
April 28 – I just heard about the new cupcake crawl in Boston run by Boston Chocolate Tours – sign me up!
April 27 – You can FINALLY shop online at Club Monaco! Yay!
April 26 – This iPad holder is fantastic for kids!
April 25 – Izze sparklers have to be one of the most refreshing things on earth
April 24 – I adore these Tory Burch flip flops in red
April 22 – It’s Earth Day. Do something good for our planet
April 21 – Looking for a yummy, quick banana bread mix? Try Chiquita. I folded in some chocolate chips and ta da! One of the yummiest quick breads I’ve ever tasted
April 20 – This J. Crew blouse is so pretty and practical
April 19 – These long sleeve tops from Lulu are awesome
April 18 – I am in love with this lamp at Hudson
April 17 – Love these Jonathan Adler salad tongs
April 16 – The beloved Rosa Mexicano is coming to Boston! Opening on the Waterfront this Summer
April 15 – Just got these new “Marilyn” Coach sunglasses. Love the shape and the unexpected dark olive color
April 14 – Spring is in full bloom. Time to get a pedicure at one of my favorite spas – G20
April 13 – This new Cartier perfume smells amazing
April 12 – I’m currently spending a little time in Southern California. I am loving almost everything about this locale (minus the traffic), especially the shopping at South Coast Plaza. That is one fine mall!
April 9 – I woke up dreaming of Hermes scarves. I don’t know why. I must need a new one for Spring!
April 8 – Happy Easter! I am going to dive into my Easter basket full of chocolate turtles from Phillips Candy House – yum!
April 7 – Williams -Sonoma has some of the prettiest Easter decor
April 6 – Time to find an Easter dress (nothing like the last minute). Picked up this one from Nine West – pleasantly surprised
April 5 – This Archipelago candle smells like a flowery heaven
April 4 – I don’t like Crocs for grown-ups but baby Crocs are out of control cute
April 3 – I am wearing this charm necklace from Stella & Dot today. I’ve already gotten so many compliments!
April 2 – I am in love with this new Tory Burch satchel – swoon
April 1 – Had a drink at a fun little restaurant last night in Cambridge called The Friendly Toast – check it out
March 31 – Brunch at Craigie’s – yum
March 30 – Saw this belt this morning on a girl in Starbucks – love!
March 29 – Lightweight cotton circle scarves are a must for transitional weather. These scarves from American Apparel are perfect and come in a ton of colors
March 28 – There’s no avoiding it – colored denim is in for Spring. I personally can’t sport a lime or lemon colored pant but turquoise is a maybe…
March 27 – Such a cute baby rattle – makes for a perfect gift!
March 26 – I am slightly obsessed with Pinterest. Follow me – Jamie O’Riordan
March 25 – Bright espadrilles from J. Crew? Yes, please
March 24 – Need some fun, upbeat music? Try Grouplove
March 23 – I just saw this blazer in Rag & Bone. From the picture it sort-of looks like something the Warbler’s would wear on Glee but up close the piping is great and it’s super soft – great for work or weekends!
March 22 – I know cupcakes are a tad trendy but I love them anyway. Did you know a Georgetown Cupcake is opening on lower Newbury? It’s true! Stumbled upon it today – opening in May
March 21 – I need a dress or two and definitely want one that is colorblocked – really like this one at Nordstrom
March 20 – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Elements of Style is simply one of the best blogs going!
March 19 – Have you had an iced fudge brownie from Panera? It’s amazing
March 18 – It’s restaurant week! Never gets old
March 17 – There are a ton of great weekend festivities going on to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and this weather can’t be beat!
March 15 – Wearing peeks of neon is very on trend this season. I’m going to look to a ballet flat for this
March 14 – The Boston flower show is taking place at the Seaport World Trade Center this week. Worth checking out!
March 13 – This weather is amazing! I am going to meet a friend for a drink after work to celebrate the warmth!
March 12 – Banana Republic has great enamel bracelets and right now they are all on sale!
March 11 – Love this ring from Flat of the Hill – what a great way to reuse Chanel buttons!
March 10 – $50 is a crazy amount to spend on an Easter basket but since it’s his first I figured I’d splurge
March 7 – Some super creative looks have walked down the runway this week in Paris. Even if the looks aren’t “realway” they are certainly inspiring
March 6 – I just walked by the Ann Taylor window and was pleasantly surprised. There are some great dresses and blouses in their Spring line! A lot of color blocking and geometric prints. Think I’ll pick this up
March 5 – I’m in need of some new makeup brushes. This set from Target is pretty
March 4 – Did you know that JC Penney now carries MNG? It’s true. I just got this great blazer – perfect for weekends
March 3 – I’m not a big fan of Pandora bracelets but after poking around their store I did come upon some pretty things like this ring
March 1 – DVF for kids at the Gap – in stores March 15!
February 29 – Taste of the South End is taking place on March 6 – get your tickets now!
February 28 – I really like Boden…this dress is great
February 27 – Can’t beat Longchamp for the bulky gym bag alternative
February 26 – Academy awards time! Can’t wait for the red carpet!
February 25 – Love Dash & Albert rugs!
February 24 – I saw Boston-based designer Sara Campbell speak last night. I admire her creativity and perserverance
February 23 – I need a few new blazers for Spring. I’m in love with this Elie Tahari number!
February 21 – I love these happy plates. Makes me dream of eating outdoors!
February 20 – It’s President’s Day! One of the biggest sale days of the year. What’s on your list?
February 19 – I love chocolate covered salted caramel. So happy that I stumbled upon some at The Candy Manor in Chatham
February 18 – Cape Cod in the winter is so serene. Heading to Chatham today to celebrate my wedding anniversary
February 17 – Sometimes fashion jewelry (the cheap stuff) is just so much fun. Snagged these pretty filigree earrings at Macy’s today
February 16 – I am so in love with this DVF dress – must buy this
February 15 – I love reading the NY Fashion Week coverage! Wish I could go 😦
February 14 – I love roses. On Valentine’s Day or any other day. Fresco Flowers, Twig, Winston Flowers or Stapleton – any will do!
February 13 – I love the online photo galleries of all the fashion train wrecks from the Grammy’s. Pure enjoyment!
February 12 – The Grammy’s are on tonight! I love watching the chaos every year. Looking forward to the tribute to Whitney – RIP
February 11 – Doing my Valentine’s Day shopping this weekend – what will you give your beloved? I’d love a pair of these but flowers and some yummy homemade pizza will do!
February 10 – Hunter boots for kiddos are super cute
February 9 – Went to Sorellina for dinner tonight – so delicious!
February 8 – I don’t really like things with hearts on them but this vase from Simon Pearce is so pretty
February 7 – Love this dress from Zara (their Spring/Summer line looks great!)
February 6 –The Beauty Mark in Beacon Hill continues to surprise me. It’s a small shop that offers so much. A woman I met last night had eyelash extensions from there (who knew!?) – they looked amazing
February 5 – Superbowl Sunday! Now I don’t really care about football but I do love a good chip and dip
February 4 – Just love all the bright colored heels at Aldo – cheap and cheerful!
February 3 – Love this mascara from MAC – it’s fantastic
January 31 – Margaritas on a Tuesday
January 30 – Wearing this fun necklace today by Priviledged – love
January 29 – My dogs rip all their fluffy toys apart but not this new one from Tuffy!
January 28 – I love when I stumble upon a good sale! Petit Bateau’s seasonal sale is on – up to 50% off!
January 27 – I’m getting a lot of compliments today on my striped dress
January 26 – This sweater dress from Garnet Hill is so affordable and so soft (just got one!)
January 25 – My friends got me a few of these Kate Spade bangles – they have gotten major mileage
January 24 – I’m going to enjoy today’s warm weather by taking a walk at lunch. Good thing I have my comfy Sam Edelman ballet flats with me
January 23 – I love having orchids in my office and at my house – love this arrangement at Winston
January 22 – I just bought this little dino toy for my son and am in love with the cuteness!
January 21 – I have gotten a little tired of my BareMinerals makeup. I’m now using Fresh powder and love it!
January 20 – Love this enameled cuff from Banana
January 19 – I always get great decorating ideas from House Beautiful
Janaury 18 – The Spring lines are out in full force! Read up on the trends and make the lists
January 17 – The nude dresses at the Golden Globes have inspired me to try out that look myself – even with pasty winter skin. There’s nothing a little blush can’t fix!
January 16 – I am eating like a boy today. Really craving a pulled pork sandwich from Soulfire
January 15 – I seem to live in leggings lately. Love these at Loft
January 14 – Look at this cute dress I just got at Anthropologie – very sweet
January 13 – The Golden Globe Awards are on Sunday – LOVE! Look for my report on all things fabulous and ugly
January 12 – I love jewelry that has both silver and gold in the design. This necklace recently caught my eye…
January 11 – My son loves this Bla Bla plush
January 10 – I love looking at this little calendar on my desk – too cute
January 9 – Just signed my son up for some classes via Groovy Baby Music – I heard they are great!
January 8 – Since I don’t have diamond earrings, I go the route of buying good fakies. This pair from Lord & Taylor look so real!
January 7 – BCBG Max Azria is having a great seasonal sale
January 6 – I broke down and finally got an Ork City Neighborhood Poster. It really is quite cool
January 5 – Had the chance to check out Trade tonight. Fun scene, great bar and good food. I’ll go back
January 4 – I heart British Vogue
January 3 – Welcome to Barrington Coffee Roasters! The coffee is AHmazing…located on Congress Street in Fort Point Channel
January 2 – My dogs need a new bed. This “couch” will make them very happy
January 1 – I don’t really believe in resolutions but I do need to get organized – the Evernote app will help!
December 31 – New Years Eve! I’ll be wearing a feather headband (while they are still in style) to my dinner party. How will you celebrate?
December 30 – A friend of mine turned me onto the timi & leslie diaper bags – so trendy and affordable!
December 29 – A little patent leather belt makes me so happy
December 28 – Saw the movie The Descendants tonight – definitely worth seeing
December 27 – I’ll never, ever grow tired of Body Butter from The Body Shop
December 26 – My Santa bought me a beautiful pair of earrings from Good – love
December 25 – Merry Christmas!
December 23 – I don’t usually shop at Express but I’ve recently stumbled upon this great dress. I bought it in three colors – can’t beat the price!
December 22 – I love these moccasin slippers
December 21 – Lunch at Wagamamma today – love that Yaki Soba!
December 20 – I could eat these little Snowmen all day (that’s a problem…)
December 19 – The Cole Haan mini crossbody bags are adorable
December 18 – Holiday fun runs are the best! The Jingle Bell Run in Somerville takes place today
December 17 – I love giving Melissa & Doug toys for Christmas. They feel like classics
December 16 – This barware is so mod
December 15 – The adorable kids store, Magic Beans, has opened a new location in the Prudential. A great spot for kid gear and gifts!
December 14 – While planning for Christmas travel, I realized I need a better tote – this could work very well and is a steal!
December 13 – One of the things I love most about the holidays are the signature holiday drinks at Starbucks. Peppermint mocha, please!
December 12 – Just discovered yet ANOTHER shopping site that I like – Joss & Main. This one is focused on home decor and stylish living – just like One Kings Lane but maybe better.
December 11 – I’d like a new pair of PJs for Christmas. Something pretty and cozy…like these
December 10 – And today it’s a massage at Aria. Now this place is a serious spa – Gorgeous, amazing and someplace I’d like to move into
December 9 – Spending some time in Las Vegas for a training. Trying to enjoy the spas while I’m here. The spa at the Bellagio was very nice. The seaweed wrap left my skin super silky!
December 8 – No room for a tree? No worries! Get the fresh pine scent in your house by hanging garland around your doorways and wreaths too. No one ever said that all had to be outdoor decor…
December 7 – Need to feel Christmasy? Check out the new Michael Buble Christmas CD – that’ll do the trick!
December 6 – These little tapas bowls were featured on the O list this year- love them!
December 5 – I’ve only recently gotten into drinking tea. I just got suckered into buying some of the tea at Teavana. Expensive? Yes. Fragrant and yummy? Absolutely
December 4 – If you need to fill stockings, then Black Ink on Charles Street is the place to go. I’ve picked up so many creative things here including Scrabble coasters, Lego erasers and fantastic letterpress notecards
December 3 – And while we’re on doormats. I picked up this quirky mat for a friend of mine for Christmas – too witty!
December 2 – This is such a cute doormat – sure to catch all the water and grime from your pup
December 1 – Sushi at the new Basho hot spot – yum
November 30 – These J. Crew leather gloves are delicious
November 29 – I just got my son a rocking horse…well, a rocking monkey…
November 28 – Little soaps make a perfect hostess gift
November 27 – I want an entire tree decorated in white lights and these ornaments from Crate & Barrel
November 26 – I love velvet and only wish I could pull off a skinny pant but alas, I cannot. So, I’ll get my husband this velvet blazer instead
November 25 – These little cups are super cute – good for vino or tea
November 24- Need some ideas for your guy? Check out some of the great gift lists online like this one from Esquire
November 23 – LOVE this bracelet from LV
November 22 – It’s cold out. I’m dreaming of a warm Picco pizza
November 21 – The crazy holiday sales have begun! Beat Black Friday madness by shopping online this week. Today only – 35% off at the GAP (or any of its other brands) online
November 20 – The American Music Awards are on tonight. Can’t wait to watch the show!
November 19 – Dinner at Sam’s – great meal with the best view in Boston!
November 18 – I love these Sarah Chloe engraved bracelets. I’m adding this to my Christmas wish list!
November 17 – This bag is so roomy, soft and unexpected. I love it in red
November 16 – I love fancy gift tags. I plan on ordering these from Stacy Claire Boyd
November 15 – I have yet to check out Suddenlee.com but I have heard great things about this new shopping site – check it out!
November 14 – Zara is a great go-to for on trend pieces. I got a few things there this weekend including this color block tee
November 13 – When I need some yummy wine and cheese for dinner I head to Bacco’s Wine & Cheese in Back Bay. Love this little place!
November 12 – This cashemere tunic is so soft and pretty!
November 11 – I am obsessed with Kate Somerville skincare products! The eye cream and night creme is fantastic. You can get it at most high end department stores and at Sephora
November 10 – I just got turned onto this (relatively) new gift site: GiftingGrace.com – I love the variety and the unique ideas!
November 9 – Clearly I have a clutch obsession but I am finding a ton that I just love lately. I like this one from J. McLaughlin or this Inge Christopher number – the perfect bit of elegance and sparkle for a night out
November 8 – Could it be true that Room&Board is setting up shop at the top of Newbury Street? Negotiations are in place – fingers crossed!
November 6 – Oprah’s favorite things December issue has come out! There were a few gems but overall I am a little dissapointed in this holiday favorite
November 5 – I just got my first invitation to a holiday party. The first thing I’ll need this season is a new clutch – this one by UGG (shock!) is super sparkly and a great size. It’ll fit everything!
November 4 – J. Crew has some fantastic iPhone skins! I’ll definitely be grabbing a few of these for holiday gifts
November 3 – I am so excited that Thanksgiving is coming up. It’s my favorite holiday. I don’t let one go by without buying a pie from the Community Servings Pie in the Sky program. The profits go to feed hungry families in Boston and the pies are really good!
November 2 – Off for a little trip to Mexico for a friend’s wedding. Adios!
November 1 – I love L.L. Bean and their free shipping!
October 31 – Happy Halloween! Check out this WWD feature on skull accessories – so fun
October 30 – My boss was wearing these red wedges at an event last week. Love them and the price point!
October 29 – I love decorating the mantel with fun accessories, especially for the holidays. This Elle Decor feature gave me some great ideas!
October 28 – Something about these animal print earrings makes me smile – maybe it’s the attractive price or the subtle print. They are a must!
October 27 – Whenever I want to find something original for home decor or for a gift, I check out the MoMA store – it’s amazing
October 26 – Playing on the Sketchbook Pro iPad app is a great ceative way to waste time
October 25 – Looking for a funny ecard? Check out someecards – they never fail to make me laugh!
October 24 – Looking for something spooky to do but want to avoid the madness of Salem? Head over to the Fear at Fenway – Spookyworld’s come to Beantown!
October 23 – I heart Philadelphia. Especially chicken cheesesteaks….
October 22 – I hate to admit that winter is around the corner but the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is out! I love browsing their ridiculous selection of goodies and gifts
October 21 – The Kindle app – I read so much more now that I can quickly pick up where I left off on my iPhone!
October 20 – Into fur? Check out this fur event taking place tomorrow (21st) at Atrium Mall. Second Time Around is producing it so I am sure there will be some good deals!
October 19 – Today is my birthday. Another year older…sigh…heading to one of my faves for dinner to celebrate
October 18 – Wearing this Sara Campbell shirt today – love the print!
October 17 – I just had a great lunch at The Salty Pig – a new(ish) spot next to Copley Mall and across from Back Bay station (130 Dartmouth). This space turns over a lot but I think they might have a keeper this time…
October 16 – I can’t put into words how much I love Club Monaco’s line this season. I could buy every other thing in the store! Well, I can’t afford to do that but I did just pick up a cozy sweater dress and peach silk blouse
October 15 – I’m no Betty Crocker but whipping up little whoopie pies are a nice alternative to cupcakes. This pan (and tasty WS mix) will help you make the perfect pie
October 14 – Looking for a unique present? Check out the shops at the MFA. I always love browsing there
October 13 – Target just got another shipment of Missoni! I got a pair of the black suede zig zag heels at the South Bay location.
October 12 – Need to procrastinate a bit? I love Style Watch
October 11 – Looking for something stylish and fun to do for a good cause? Check out the Boston Public Library’s Fall Gala on November 4. Guaranteed to be elegant and sparkly – it’s a must-attend event!
October 10 – Ran the Tufts 10K today – it was super hot out but still a good time!
October 9 – Love this grey skirt. A good basic with a twist!
October 8 – Really like this orange dress. Good for fall
October 7 – This mascara is awesome! Love the dramatic eyes
October 6 – Shellac is awesome! I’m not sure I’ll go back to classic manicures…
October 5 – Went to the new restaurant Forum last night (it took the place of Vox). Ambiance was great, food was good and service was decent
October 4 – The BEST towels come from Restoration Hardware (NOTE: Restoration Hardware is coming back to Boston! It’s opening in the old Louis Boston site – should be plenty of space for their gigantic furniture…)
October 3 – I can never fit all of my kitchen utensils in my small holder – this larger, bright Le Creuset crock will work so much better
October 2 – The crossbody style bag is perfect for the weekend. I like what Sak has to offer
October 1 – This pretty dress is a great way to wear tweed this fall
September 30 – I just bought this great pair of heels. They are perfectly neutral and I love the two tone (which is everywhere this season)
September 29 – Piperlime now carries men’s apparel – great selection!
September 28 – This is some of the yummiest sauce I’ve had. Makes me proud to fake it!
September 27 – Kate Spade flash sale online today!!
September 26 – If you’re a fan of Marimekko, then you’ll love the new Marimekko shop at Crate and Barrel
September 24 – Although not new, I enjoyed a fun scene and had a great meal at Woodward last night – yum
September 23 – Boston Fashion Week is here! Check out the events on the official site
September 22 – I love the whimsical nature of these teacups. They could be used for wine too!
September 21 – The new Design*Sponge book is just fantastic! Love…
September 19 – I like a good festival…don’t you?
September 18 – The South End Open Studios is being held this weekend. It’s a great chance to get outside, enjoy the fall weather and get to know many of the talented artists living in our city. Many stores in the area are also holding sidewalk sales so check it out!
September 17 -Fall is here and although I’m sad to see summer end, I’m excited for crisp fall weather and the opportunity to wear my many fall coats. Looking for a new style? Check out some blazers, ponchos or leather options
September 16 – Sales! And boy are there a lot of them right now. Most stores are making room for their second round of fall merchandise so current full-price merchandise is 40% off at places like Banana Republic and Ann Taylor – yay!
September 15 – This Elie Tahari dress has great ruffle detail and I just love the color
September 13 – Missoni for Target hit stores today. I went late – around 6:00pm – inventory was SOLD OUT. This was so popular today that the Target website crashed!
September 12 – I’m back! I hate coming back from vacation but I loved entertaining people while we were there. I also love getting hostess gifts. These polka dot glasses from Fishs Eddy are cheering me up!
August 29 – Going on vacation! Time to spend a few weeks on Nantucket – I’ll check back while I’m there with a few good posts!
August 28 – Love this t-shirt by Elizabeth and James Kurt – the leather detail is fantastic!
August 27 – The new Contemporary Art wing at the MFA opens on September 17. I am so excited to attend the member only reception celebrating this new addition!
August 26 – The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list was put out by Forbes this week – so inspiring!
August 25 – The Marc by Marc Jacobs line makes the MJ look attainable to those of us shopping on a more modest budget. I love this olive green/grey tote – a must have for fall
August 24 – Need a lighthearted night out? Check out Woody Allen’s latest movie – Midnight in Paris. Guaranteed to make you feel good
August 23 – I need to get this Karen Millen coat. I love the clean design
August 22 – I am in love with this tri-tone necklace. I need an excuse to buy it!
August 21 – Gap has infused a little bit of punk into the fall collection. This clutch is a must-have
August 20 – Just got this great shirt in blue – good for weekend or weekday and I love the collar detail!
August 19 – Tweed is hot for fall – time for a new jacket like this one from Boden
August 18 – Love this violet jewel colored skirt from J Crew
August 17 – The In Style fall fashion guide (Sept. issue) has hit stands. Fantastic!
August 15 – I really like this cute kids collection at Gap Kids featuring the Union Jack/Bulldog designs
August 14 – This is the sweetest sugar bowl – I just had to have it!
August 13 – Some of the best candles out there are the scents in the Capri Blue line – gorgeous
August 11 – I love summer entertaining but cleaning up is a drag. Napkins from MY Drap make it easy – they are entirely disposable and are much nicer than a standard paper napkin
August 10 – I just bought this fantastic dress at Anthropologie for an upcoming wedding. So pretty…
August 9 – My salon, Marc Harris, just moved into a fab new location on Newbury Street. If you want a fantastic color or blow-out, book with Lisa
August 8 – Alice and Olivia is one of my favorite everyday designers. This dress would look great with sandals for summer or leather boots and a cardigan for fall
August 5 – I just went to see a great show at the Bank of America Pavilion. The acoustics could be better in this venue but the waterfront location makes it a perfect place to catch a summer show. Check out their schedule here
August 4 – Cotton tees and kids clothes from Petit Bateau really are the best. Although a bit pricey, it’s worth it
August 3 – Although Banana Republic continues to disappoint me, there were a few things on their racks that caught my eye. I just picked up this great dress – perfect for work
August 2 – Restaurant week is back! August 14-19 –make your plans now
August 1 – Bows are back for fall! I love these See by Chole heels…
July 31 – Yay! The September magazines are arriving for fall – time to check out what’s hot for fall
July 30 – I just got the best eye palette from Bobbi Brown – it’s perfect
July 29 – The new DVF bedding is just amazing. I’m pondering this print
July 28 – Project Runway is back ! Season 9 premieres tonight – yay!
July 27 – I’m a big fan of using wallpaper on both accent walls and in different nooks and crannies throughout the house (like pantry shelves, for example). This paper by Studio Printworks is fun and bright
July 26 – This Alessi fruit bowl would look great in either a formal or casual dining area
July 25 – Love this bright skirt from Ann Taylor – it’s a great seasonal transition piece and it’s also got a great fit which makes the length work – even on petite women
July 24 – Animal prints are a fascinating trend. They come in and out like a swift revolving door. Too much print is simply too much of a good thing but I love using printed accessories (like these great pumps) to glam up simple outfits
July 23 – I love getting outdoors in the summer. One of my favorite local things to do is to rent kayaks and hit the water.
July 22 – J. Crew just debuted their fall collection. Tweed is back (shocker)!
July 21 – I really like these paisley pillows – great fall accents
July 20 – The Elle trend reports make for great reading. They’re seeing a lot of feminine looks for fall
July 19 – I love easy summer cocktails. If you haven’t already, try the Skinnygirl Margarita mix. It’s low-cal and delicious!
July 18 – Sugar lip treatments by Fresh are simply fantastic. I always have one in my bag
July 17 – I love colorful vintage drinking glasses – adds a bit of spunk to any table setting
July 16 – Rent the Runway – what a great concept! The dresses and accessories are awesome and the prices are reasonable
July 15 – I saw these earrings in one of my hundred magazines this month and just had to share them with you. Love!
July 14 – And we’re back! White is hot for summer and I love mixing it into my summer outfits. Whether it’s something cheap and chic like a jacket in white denim or something a bit more luxe like this bag from MZ Wallace, incorporating white is easy
Stay tuned for more daily faves – on baby hiatus for a bit 🙂
July 4 – Happy 4th of July! Time to sport your red, white and blue. This super soft red and white striped tee from Petit Bateau is perfect with white pants or a summer skirt
July 3 – You know I love the royals. Monaco’s royal wedding just took place and Princess Charlene looked divine. Oh to be fabulous…
July 2 – Summer = lobster. I recently had one of the best lobster rolls that I’ve had in a long time at the new waterside spot Legal Harborside. If you haven’t popped down to check out the new string of bars and restaurants in this area, you’re missing out
July 1 – The holiday weekend is here! That means GREAT sales. Check out all your favorite shops where most will offer 20-50% off. I’m going to head over to Flat of the Hill today – their annual sale is on!
June 30 – I love packing up a picnic. These disposable/reusable napkins are genius
June 29 – Lilly Pulitzer has some great dresses for summer. There are at least a half-dozen that I would snatch up in a moment. This one is one of my favorites
June 28 – Tis the season for rooftop cocktails. This feature highlights some of the best roofs in Boston
June 27 – I am obsessed with this mod Berkshires cabin that was featured in The Boston Globe Magazine this Sunday. It makes me want to save my pennies for a weekend retreat
June 26 – Baby GAP has gone gaga for bulldogs and since I’m a bulldog owner I’m gaga too. Just popped in and got a few adorable pieces like this
June 25 – My favorite pizza in Boston is the BBQ chicken pizza at The Upper Crust – I indulged last night and don’t regret a morsel
June 24 – I love a good wrap dress. If you’re looking for one that is figure flattering but you don’t want to pay DVF prices, check out Boden. I have a few of these and the quality and fit are great for the price
June 23 – I need a new beach bag. This pretty raffia tote from Calypso will fit the bill perfectly
June 22 – This maxi dress from Ann Taylor is super chic. Might need to get this today…Wednesday pick-me-up!
June 21 – I really like All Modern Baby. It is a great site that carries all of the best brands. The perfect place to find all of the hottest baby gifts!
June 20 – Looking for the latest concert and event listings? The Boston Phoenix has the best event site. Check it out
June 19 – I found it! One of the best brownies in Boston. Yummy Mummy bakes up some delicious treats. You can find them at the SOWA market, in select specialty shops and online. Indulge!
June 18 – Time for some grilling! Now I don’t know how to work the grill (shameful, I know) but I do know good BBQ sauce when I taste it. For some of the best, sweetest sauce, get your hands on Brooks BBQ sauce
June 17 – Looking for something fun, chic and generally outrageous? Visit Fred Flare – it’s so fun to browse this site
June 16 – If you’re looking for something a little different to do this Summer, check out the event series at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The movies are magical
June 15 – It’s amazing to me how simple refinishing and some new hardware can bring life to old pieces. These knobs are inspiring me to tackle an old white table…
June 13 – This raffia clutch from Aldo is both cheap and chic. Caught my eye in the window yesterday…
June 12 – Boston.com highlights some of Boston’s newest and best restaurants – any missing that you think should be on the list?
June 11 – At first I didn’t love this style thong sandal – I thought they were a bit fugly. I still don’t love them with shorts but I do love them with leggings…
June 10 – This is just one of the coolest chairs I’ve seen lately. Love it!
June 9 – I just love all the new bars and restaurants on the scene. Tonight, Red Lantern opens. It looks very cool – I’ll have to check it out
June 8 – A bit luxe, but this beach chair is so pretty and comfy…
June 7 – There are so many quick and easy dog washing spots in Boston. Goodness knows my dirty pups need soap love often. Some of my favorites are Dot Dogs (Dorchester), LaundroMutt (Cambridge), B.Y.O.D. (South Boston) and Bark Place (South End)
June 6 – Did you know you can take the fast ferry from Boston to Provincetown? In just an hour and a half you can walk the streets and enjoy the beaches of P-town…what a great day trip
June 5 – I just found the coolest party accessories – paper place mats fashioned after vintage designs by Cake Vintage. Love them!
June 4 – It is so beautiful out today! Finally – time for al fresco dining while wearing sunglasses. Check out this boston.com feature for top spots
June 3 – Rue La La local picks are great. Today you can get a $150 voucher at Karen Millen for $75 – sign me up!
June 2 – Excited about my new Tory Burch flip flops – pretty, pretty
June 1 – As I sit here at my desk, I am dreaming of beachy days. How perfect is this bag and hat set from DVF? A beach must
May 31 – The peanut butter cookies at the South End Buttery are the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had – hands down
May 30 – Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to remember why we observe this holiday. Hats off to our service men and women (p.s. – GREAT sales at most shops this weekend so if you’re in town, take advantage of it!)
May 29 – There are a load of great things to do in the city during the Summer. Check out this boston.com feature for some creative ideas
May 28 – It’s Memorial Day weekend which means it’s time to celebrate warm weather. I love these beach towels from Land’s End. They are offered in loads of colors and have a nice plush feel
May 27 – The BBQ shrimp with mango salsa at Tico. This new spot is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Add in a margarita and we are set for Summer!
May 26 – I love hunting at Second Time Around. Found a great Nicole Miller dress yesterday!
May 25 – Don’t spend a fortune on patio furniture. It has a short shelf life anyway. We went to Ikea this past weekend and got a great set for under $500. We are now Summer ready!
May 24 – This dress is so dainty, bright and pretty – swoon
May 23 – I really like popping into Turtle on Tremont Street. Their merchandise features a lot of up and coming urban designers so you can always find something unique and a bit edgy
May 22 – Have you seen all of the food trucks at the SOWA market this season? Amazing. From sweet to savory, you can find a delicious treat from the trucks so skip brunch on your way to the market next Sunday and indulge while you’re there
May 21 – We had dinner at the Columbus Cafe in the South End last night. What a cute, cozy spot
May 19 – I just discovered Studio Five Showroom in the South End. This place is esthetically fantastic and owner Jessica deGuardiola does a great job at highlighting local and emerging designers. Check it out but note that you need an appointment to view the studio
May 18 – These electric blue club chairs from CB2 are very cool
May 17 – I’m in love with this pretty birdie necklace
May 16 – These little juice glasses from Crate and Barrel are adorable
May 15 – Love these Cole Haan slip-on loafers for my guy
May 14 – I am in love with the idea of a flowy jumpsuit. Wondering if I can pull one off even though I’m all of 5’1″. I may try out this one since it’s cheap and chic
May 13 – It’s a sunny, warm(ish) day…I’m dreaming of pretty espadrille sandals like these
May 12 – I love foodie events. Tonight is the Taste of Beacon Hill – if you don’t have plans, check it out. I am sure it will be delicious!
May 11 – This is a great sheath dress for summer. I love the neckline detail and color
May 10 – I just learned of this costumer jewelry designer, Roberta Chiarella. Some of her stuff is a bit too glitzy for me but I do love these earrings
May 9 – A Dog’s Life – a neat company that creates a lot of great personalized items featuring your beloved furry children. The wine is actually quite good!
May 8 – Mother’s Day is the perfect time to send thanks and praise to all the great moms that you know. Can’t think of a way to say thanks? Try flowers from Winston Flowers, theatre tickets to an upcoming show, Jo Malone perfume, a massage at Emerge, or tea at one of Boston’s finer hotels like the Taj or Four Seasons
May 7 –Calypso at Target! Bright, fun designs – run, don’t walk to the nearest location as it’s bound to sell-out fast
May 6 – The SoWa Art Walk takes place next weekend. Plan on going. Makes for a great day of wandering
May 5 – If you’re on the lookout for the next best thing, check out CUSP. CUSP is Neiman Marcus’ specialty store featuring fresh designs from fresh designers. I particularly love the “Trends” section
May 4 – I have been known to purchase random kitchen gadgets on occasion. That said, I do think this cake pop maker is very cool. With cakepops all the rage, this is a fun housewarming or birthday gift
May 3 – This turnlock Marc by Marc Jacobs bag makes me happy
May 2 – Paul Simon’s new album. Takes me back to his Graceland days. Check it out
May 1 – I haven’t tried it yet but I’ve heard great things about Milk & Honey – the online shoe builder. You can customize your own footwear in a matter of minutes! Most orders take up to 6 weeks and prices start from $200+
April 30 – I really like the look of the two-strap sandal. If I had longer legs I’d be sporting these all Summer. I especially like these from J Crew
April 29 – Happy Royal Wedding day! I love the pomp and circumstance of this event. Find great coverage here
April 27 – I’m in the market for a new make-up bag. I love this Tory Burch design. So bright!
April 26 – Bohemian chic is back in a big way for the Spring/Summer season. This bracelet is the perfect mix of pretty and edgy
April 25 – I really like this pretty little cardigan. Perfect for work or play
April 24 – Taking a long walk on Easter morning. With the unexpected sunshine we’ll head to Castle Island in Southie today
April 23 – Making Easter baskets. I love pulling together toys and treats with loads of colorful grass, tissue paper and ribbon. The best place for Easter goodies? Phillips Candy House. They have fantastic chocolate, particularly the turtles!
April 22 – It’s Earth Day. Time to do something good for the planet. These swap events are fun – get together for one of the larger area events (there’s one being held tonight in the South End) or host one of your own. Remember, your trash is someone else’s treasure!
April 21 – Love this bright yellow shopper from Kate Spade
April 20 – I really like these pendulum mirrors at CB2. What a cool and fun accent!
April 19 – Gretta Cole. I get my eyebrows, nails and now hair done at this little gem. Quick, easy and friendly it’s my go-to
April 18 – It’s Marathon Monday! The 115th running of the Boston marathon takes place today. While I’ve never run a marathon, I do enjoy working out and taking (much shorter) runs. I get my sneakers at Marathon Sports – it’s the best!
April 17 – Lindsey Light photography. If you’re looking for a local photographer for a special occasion, check her out
April 16 – ShoeWoo shoes. Stylish, vibrant and well-priced shoes for every taste
April 15 – Ruelala local picks. Today’s local pick was for one of my favorite Beacon Hill gift shops, Flat of the Hill. I scored three months of parking for a great price this past weekend off the local picks as well. Check it out!
April 13 – An oldie but a goodie, Daily Candy is worth subscribing to. I love the local tips and deals!
April 12 – Vintage clothing shop Oona’s. Nestled on Mass Ave near Harvard Square it is one of the best vintage shops in the area
April 10 – The chocolate goodies at Burdick’s in Harvard Square. Perfect Sunday treat
April 9 – Maternity site Isabella Oliver. The sizes run a bit big but the style and quality are fantastic!
April 8 – The Delman wedge is possibly the best shoe ever
April 7 – I am loving the bangle trend! These are fun
April 6 – The single pendant necklaces at Swarovski. So many styles and stones to choose from at prices under $100 and all so pretty! I love this one
April 5 – Bright dresses for Spring! Love this one. I think I’d pair it with a skinny gold belt
April 4 – The Style section of The New York Times. Simply the best
April 3 – These shoes may be borderline impractical but I love the sherbert orange suede and sexy design
April 2 – There are finally some great lines for maternity wear out there. Don’t get me wrong, it could always be better but with designers like BCBG, Vince, Laundry and Diane von Furstenberg carrying maternity lines there is a bright horizon ahead. Stores such as TopShop, Boden and Ann Taylor Loft are following suit with a broader array of maternity clothes available online. So look around if you’re expecting. You don’t need to wear ill-fitting sweaters and tarp-like dresses just because bambino is on the way
April 1 – Here’s one thing I hate – snow in April! What did I wear to brighten my day? My new turquoise necklace from KEP Designs which I actually scored on Gilt Group earlier this week. I am determined to celebrate Spring!
March 31 – Stationery by Jennifer Carroll Designs. The high quality, creative cards are a real standout. I’ve chosen this one for my baby shower thank-you cards. You can find her designs online or in specialty stores like Gracie Finn (the old Aunt Sadie’s on Union Park Street).
March 30 – Welcome to Boston Max Brenner! This NYC famed restaurant has a great vibe and a keen emphasis on dessert. The chocolate goodies are out of this world! Although it celebrated its opening night last night, the new hotspot opens to the public tomorrow, March 31 at 745 Boylston Street (next to Starbucks).
March 29 – My new vintage-style babydoll dress from Holiday in Beacon Hill. This bright, short sleeved paisley number leaves me hopeful for warm weather (for now, I’ve worn a cardigan over it)
March 28 – Cameo comeback! This sophisticated art is back in fashion and now goes way beyond the classic broach or locket. There are a lot of beautiful cameo earrings, rings and bracelets to be found out there. I love these
March 27 – Coop’s ice cream. Oh My – it’s amazing. I think I’m as in love with the taste as I am with the fact that it comes from a MicroCreamery
March 26 – Celebrating milestones with friends. Today it’s a shower and bachelorette party (watch out Boston!). I’ll be wearing a pair of navy peep-toe heels that I found in one of my favorite European stores, Massimo Dutti
March 25 – I’m so in love with this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress that I could die. I’m getting it
March 24 – Love this bathing suit from J. Crew. So 50s and classic
March 23 – Film festivals! The Boston International Film Fesitval is coming to town April 15-24
March 22 – This new Nanette Lepore two-tone cami. A perfect addition to the Spring wardrobe!
March 20 – Wearing my black pearl earrings during the day – practical but a bit glam
March 19 – Jason Wu’s line of bags at Neiman Marcus. In love with this one
March 18 – Dining al fresco. I think today may be the first al fresco dining day of 2011! Check out your favorite locals to see who’s opened their patio seating
March 17 – Wearing green on St. Patrick’s day. My bright green wrap dress is the perfect piece for today, even if the color resembles the stewardess outfits on Aer Lingus…
March 16 – New Savin Hill stomping ground Savin Bar and Kitchen. Just opened this week – check it out!
March 15 – Milk glass lamps. I was excited to see some in the latest Pottery Barn catalog
March 14 – My new perfume by Gucci – Guilty. I didn’t feel guilty buying it! Great fresh scent
March 13 – Brunch at the South End Buttery. A little gem
March 12 – This new bright scarf I picked up at the mall today – a touch of Spring!
March 11 – Lucky magazine gets it right again! This past month they featured the new line of Chanel lipsticks – Coco Rouge. I went and got one and it is fantastic. Sheer but long-wearing and it made my lips super smooth. Get yours at your local Chanel counter or online.
March 10 – Pinkberry yogurt. So excited this has finally come to Boston. The flavor is so fresh and the toppings are great. I take Cap’n Crunch on my vanilla. Gets yours in one of their three Boston locations – 288 Newbury Street, Harvard Square and the Derby Street Shops in Hingham
March 9 – My gold bangles from Kate Spade. They are so cheery
March 8 – Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb. It’s one of the best scents out there – hands down
March 7 – I love Shelli Segal’s Laundry label. The fun design and tailored styles really suit me. I really like their Spring collection
March 6 – Zutano baby clothes. I love the bright colors and unique designs. The little outfits make perfect baby gifts
March 5 – The new Mint Irish Lace ice cream at J.P. Licks – perfect for St Patty’s month-long celebration
March 4 – New(ish) travel site Jetsetter.com. Great deals to some of the best destinations. I’ve heard nothing but good things from people who’ve booked. I may be next!
March 3 – Cole Haan’s “Air” collection. These heels incorporate Nike AIR technology and are so comfortable. I am wearing a 3 inch heel today and they are almost as comfy as my ballet flats!
March 2 – The fabulous Tequila selection at the new after-work hot spot Tico in Boston (corner of St. James and Berkeley)
March 1 – Sherbert accents for Spring. Like this clutch from LK Bennett
February 28 – Comfort food from Highland Kitchen in Somerville. Perfect for a wet, rainy day like this
February 27 – Watching the Oscars. I love the glamour, fashion and tradition. This year I am especially captivated by Cate Blanchett’s dress by Givenchy
February 26 – Red Mango frozen yogurt – yum, yum. Gets yours in one of their new Boston locations – Mass Ave and Natick Mall
February 25 – Sales site One Kings Lane. A friend recently turned me onto this. Sales focus on home decor and lifestyle accessories. Gorgeous products!
February 24 – I really like the new wedge heels I just got. They are super comfy for being so high. Long live the wedge!
February 23 – I am loving this Bobbi Brown eye shadow palette. The case was designed by Tibi
February 22 – My gold drop earrings from Erwin Pearl. They were a random buy but I wear them a few times a week. They transition from day to evening really well
February 20 – Sunday brunch! So many great choices in Boston. Today we’ll head to Ashmont Grill
February 19 – Jewelery from KEP Designs. The company was started in 2004 by my friend Kelley Pillman. She continues to marvel me with her crisp, colorful collection. These earrings are one of my fave pieces
February 18 – Getting updates from Fashion Week in NYC. How I wish I could be there! For great up to date coverage, visit Women’s Wear Daily
February 17 – My new spring bag from Kate Spade. I am in LOVE with the color. With temps breaking 55 tomorrow, I may have to break it in! Check out Kate’s sample sale online – it’s fantastic (Yes, I know I have been buying quite a few bags lately…)
February 15 – Kenneth Cole is a go-to of mine for stylish shoes but last week I also stumbled upon this great bag. It’s a really cool urban styled, lightweight bag to get you through the remaining days of winter!
February 14 – Red roses. Not just because it’s Valentine’s Day either. I love them everyday. I just received this arrangement from Winston Flowers – so simple and pretty
February 13 – The Coolidge Corner Theatre. I love the nostalgia of this independent theatre. From the marquee to the delicious treats (popcorn with real butter and homemade brownies), this place is a classic. The King’s Speech is currently playing – amazing film
February 12 – My grandma’s coffee cake. No, it’s not really my grandmother’s recipe…it’s a New England favorite and comes in a bunch of flavors (although Cinnamon is my favorite). It’s a fantastic brunch treat and a requirement for my weekend
February 10 – Eating at the bar at Mistral. A great way to dine casually at this more formal hot spot
February 9 – The South End Formaggio. Every time I step into this place I want to eat everything in sight. From fresh cheese and breads to prosciutto and desserts, this is the best place to stop into before your next dinner party
February 8 – Shopping for Valentine’s treats. Papyrus, Copley Flair and Paper Source never disappoint
February 7 – My new Elie Tahari dress. I always find great pieces at Tahari – a good go-to spot
February 6 – Superbowl munchies. What a great excuse to chip and dip yourself into a hole. Check out this feature on boston.com for some great tips and treats.
February 5 – Hudson in Boston. This is a great store that carries with it some great design inspiration. Located at 312 Shawmut Ave
February 4 – Starbucks hot chocolate. I don’t know why it’s so much better than other hot chocolate but it is, particularly on this freezing winter day
February 3 – Taking classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education. There are so many great options available – try the cooking classes!
February 2 – Reading The Huffington Post – I love the timely, punchy story lines
February 1 – Remember Tretorn’s? I am in love with a bunch of their boots right now, particularly for men. These shoes are perfect for the weather we’ve been having in Boston
January 31 – Club Monaco’s Laurel Coat. I have to have this – perfect for Spring and Fall
January 30 – Pigalle. Had a great meal last night at this little, french Boston restaurant. YUM!
January 29 – Essie nail colors – my current favorite neutral-wear color for winter is “little brown dress”
January 28 – Boden. A great website with fun, funky clothes. I can always find something different and unique here!
January 27 – My new Milly bag. This will certainly be one of my favorites!
January 26 – The kids clothing at AllSaints Spitalfields – ridiculous! The leather jackets are the cutest. Visit the store at 122 Newbury Street
January 25 – Serving desserts on tiered trays. It adds just enough “fancy” to the meal. I like this cheap and chic version at Target – so versatile!
January 24 – Tadpole in Boston. This cute shop is one of my favorite go-to spots for baby and kiddie gifts
January 23 – Getting manis and pedis on the weekend. Today I’ll head to Gretta Cole
January 20 – Dim Sum at Myers + Chang…a new weekend favorite that I’m already looking forward to
January 19 – My Dooney & Bourke tote – great when traveling for work
January 18 – Dreaming of spring things…I need a bright bag like this
January 17 – Watching the red carpet during award shows. Fantastic fashion makes for fun daydreaming!
January 15– Flour bakery. Such a yummy spot for brekkie or lunch. Try the pressed turkey/cheddar/cranberry when you go and do NOT leave without buying a Chunky Lola cookie (named after my bulldog, Lola!)
January 14 – Taking advantage of winter sales. Time to stock up on sweaters and layering tees!
January 13 – Wearing cocktail rings during the day
January 12 – Trying new restaurants! Last night I went to Noche with a friend of mine. Although a bit quiet during mid-week, the decor was hip, the service was good and the food was yummy. Check it out!
January 11 – Using morning coffee as an excuse to catch up with old friends and network
January 10 – My new floppy beige cashmere beret. So warm and cozy and doesn’t ruin my hair
January 9 – Keeping your winter decor a bit festive. The Christmas things may be put away but my white poinsettias and white birch branches will look perfect through February!
January 8 – Saturday breakfast at a local diner. Some of my Boston favorites are McKenna’s (Savin Hill), Victoria’s Diner (South Boston) and Paramount (Beacon Hill)
January 7 – Rue La La. I have gotten so many great products from them. The deals are fantastic and the returns are easy. Let me know if you need an invite!
January 6 – The color teal. It goes well with brown, grey and black. It also looks good on all skin types. Like purple, it is a great color staple for your closet.
January 5 – My new brown suede boots from Cole Haan. They match virtually every dress I own!
January 4 – Wearing pretty scarves to mix up an outfit. I am sporting my new Bruno Magli scarf with a black turtleneck sweater dress today
January 3 – Nordstrom
January 2 – Coming home after a long trip
January 1 – New year! Take time to focus on YOU
December 26 – Traveling to new places and experiencing new things. Enjoy the rest of the holiday week. I’m off until the new year!
December 25 – Delivering wreaths to friends and family on Christmas. Happy Holidays to all!
December 24 – Doing something a little unexpected and fun for the holidays. For example, we are having an Indian feast at our Christmas Eve celebration – how bright and untraditionally merry!
December 23 – Starbucks gift cards – they have saved me several times this season when I’ve needed a last minute gift (mail room guy, postman, dry cleaner…)
December 22 – Giving mini poinsettias and mini Christmas trees as holiday gifts to neighbors and colleagues – so cute!
December 21 – Wearing sequins as day wear
December 20 – Dancing Deer Baking Co. These natural goodies are great, particularly during the holidays
December 19 – Baking during the holidays. If you’re looking to make the best brownies, Ghirardelli is it!
December 18 – Big cozy sweaters paired with skinny jeans
December 17 – Wearing pins to dress up a basic cardigan
December 16 – Going to “opening night” – of anything! Tonight it’s the musical Jersey Boys – playing in Boston until January 31
December 15 – Carry-on luggage that isn’t black
December 14 – Convex mirrors. I like the glow they bring into a room and also love their mod look. I’m thinking of buying a few of these
December 13 – Trying out new places. Tonight we’re heading to Geoffrey’s at its new location on Berkeley
December 12 – Topping cupcakes with candy – yum!
December 11 – Holiday shopping!
December 10 – Manis and pedis with the perfect shade of holiday red
December 9 – Holiday strolls – so festive! The Beacon Hill holiday stroll is tonight.
December 8 – My royal blue patent leather heels from LK Bennett- don’t be afraid of color ladies!
December 7 – Peppermint mocha lattes at Starbucks
December 6 – Starting my week with a good workout. It’s worth the effort! If you haven’t tried kettle bells you should…
December 5 – Going to afternoon tea with friends
December 4 – Winter coats with a touch of faux fur
December 3 – My new corduroy dress from Anthroplogie. Just the right mix of sweet and sassy
December 2 – Chocolate covered Oreos from Godiva. Great stocking stuffers (serves as great snacks while shopping, too…)
December 1 – Hitting up The Container Store for creative holiday packaging!
November 30 – Finding the perfect gift for someone
November 29 – Conquering first day/first time/first anything jitters
November 28 – Dressing cozy but fashionable during travel. Planes don’t equal sweatsuits
November 27 – Clothes by Velvet – everything is so comfy and drapes well
November 26 – Black Friday shopping – yes, I do it
November 25 – Thanksgiving – my favorite holiday
November 24 – Catching a pre-holiday sale!
November 23 – Wrap dresses! They are forever flattering
November 22 – Personal salt and pepper shakers. Check these out…
November 21 – Sunday brunch. Heading to MET Bar – if you live in Boston and haven’t tried it, you should pop over
November 20 – Extending holidays by having early celebrations with friends.
November 19 – My pony hair high heels (faux, of course!) – definitely an attention grabber!
November 18 – My mock turtleneck sweater. Feeling Parisian on this November day
November 17 – Warm fall days that allow me to wear my fave trench!
November 16 – Gold stud earrings – particularly this pair
November 15 – Red patent high heels – va va voom!
November 14 – Sequins – day or night!
November 13 – Theatre in NYC – nothing beats it
November 12 – My new navy cashmere cape by Minnie Rose. It’s the perfect layering piece and goes with so much! One of my favorite shops on Nantucket, Milly & Grace carries the line
November 11 – Happy Veteran’s Day! I love our service men and women.
November 10 – My french class. I’m a poor student but still, I’m trying…
November 9 – My Hunter boots – you can cross rivers in these things!
November 8 – 3D movies!
November 7 – My soft grey leather coat – GREAT layering piece
November 6 – Wearing suede booties with opaque tights
November 5 – Accepting a challenge…even if it scares you
November 4 – Having a great day, even if your horoscope said you wouldn’t!
November 3 – Enjoying the last days of the community farmers markets
November 2 – Cozy restaurants like Ten Tables
November 1 – Using wallpaper on accent walls
October 31 – Tikes in costume!
October 30 – Drinking Rose – any time of year
October 29 – Colored leggings
October 28 – My orange suede wedge heels – perfect for a warm fall day!
October 27 – Exuding confidence and standing up for what you believe in
October 26 – Finding the perfect fit! Not so easy when shopping for jeans
October 25 – Turqouise…perfect when paired with almost any color
October 24 – Sharing secrets with friends (who you know won’t tell!)
October 23 – Road trips! Get in the car and get on the road!
October 22 – Dressing up on casual Fridays
October 21 – GPS – the best thing ever
October 20 – Bright colored lacquer accent pieces
October 19 – Dinner with friends. There is no better way to end the day
October 18 – Tweed skirts in bright colors. They look fantastic with an opaque tight and patent heel
October 17 – Candles. .I really LOVE candles. A few of my favorite brands are Nest, Tocca and Seda France
October 16 – High brown leather boots. I love the richness of brown leather and I love pairing them with leggings. Such a great fall look!
October 15 – Purple. What a perfect color for fall – it goes with everything and it is surprisingly neutral
October 14 – Jo Malone perfume. I can’t get enough! My fave today is Nectarine Blossom & Honey
October 13 – Vanity Fair magazine – Marilyn dons the November cover
October 12 – Sharing ideas and learning from others – Let the blogging fun begin!