Daily Faves

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 28 – I would love a pair of these chairs for my living room

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 10 – Love this “mac” from recent Newbury Street newcomer, Fred Perry

October  9 – The Neiman Marcus christmas book is out! I love browsing through the ridiculouness that is Neiman Marcus

October 8 – I am refreshing my black basics – just got these Nine West wedges and this black pencil skirt from J. Crew

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 24This orange leather bag from Isabel Harvey is fantastic – adding to my birthday list!

September 23Emmy’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 21Love 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 16These 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 11Love 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 22Love this sweet peter pan collar top from Ted Baker

August 21Surprise 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 19The Nordstrom trend guide is always a favorite of mine. It makes shopping so easy!

August 18Love 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 10 – The new Marimekko shop has opened on Newbury Street (140) – pop in to check out the great designs. I picked up a really pretty dress and some baby bibs!

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 5 – So excited about all the fall attire hitting the stores. I see a few things at Club Monaco that must end up in my closet like this quilted trench

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 30I 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 26Shakespeare 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 23Catalyst in Cambridge seems to be a very popular hotspot. Great food and drinks. I’ll be checking it out tonight

July 22 – I have decided that the best lattes come from two places in town – the South End Buttery and Barrington Coffee Roasting Company

July 21 – Margaritas = Summer. See this feature from Boston.com which highlights the best ritas in town

July 20 – I need to do something fun with my outdoor patio. It’s lackluster. These lanterns and wicker chairs might help liven it up a bit. Leave it to Pier1 for cheap and cheerful decor!

July 19 – Talbots often surprises me. The early-fall line they are showing is really cute. I like this blouse (and several other things!)

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 16 – I love BBQ and this quick feature on Boston.com weeds out some of the better spots. I think Soulfire in Allston should be added to the “Boston’s Best” feature

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 11 – Love this Sarah Chloe signet ring in rose gold

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 26 – These are just pretty hoops and I need them

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 19 – I just learned about the fantastic blog that Land of Nod has. The ideas, tips and tricks on Honest To Nod are fantastic. I especially love the Carousels of Paris feature. Happy reading!

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 16These new wedges are so comfy

June 15In 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 2These 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 13 – Happy Mother’s Day! I got a few goodies from Cole Haan including this gorg scarf and this cross-body bag – lucky me

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 8- Love the merchandising campaign that Target is running which features some of their favorite mom & pop shops. Our very own Polka Dog Bakery made the cut!

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 5 – It’s cinco de mayo! Try out a margarita at one of my favorite Mexican eateries – Tico, Temazcal or La Verdad

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!

May 1 – LOVE this Essie nail color for my Spring toes

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 23 – I am already dreaming of next weekend and it’s only Monday. We are heading to the La Belle Époque  at the French Cultural Center on Saturday night.  Get your tickets today!

April 22It’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 11 – Crumbs Bake Shop! Everything in the shop looked delish but I went with some sugar cookies instead of a cupcake. No regrets here! Check out the new Boston location at 176 Federal Street

April 10 – New Balance store opening in Copley Square! Love their sneaks

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 5This 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 16 – I love the store Dress on Newbury Street and love it even more now that I know it carries Whistles which is a fave UK brand of mine

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 9 – Hosting a Stella & Dot brunch this weekend for some girlfriends. Excited to get these earrings!

March 8 – I just heard that one of my favorite shoe lines, L.K. Bennett, is now being carried at Nordstrom – Ahh!

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 2 – Just read about this cute fortune cookie box on Moth Design. I’m going to pick a few up for friends

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 22 – Beloved Soap.com has brought another site to their family: Casa.com – I haven’t ordered anything yet but I like what I see! Seems like a higher grade Bed Bath and Beyond

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 12The 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 10Hunter 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 6The 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

February 2 – I am in love with these monogrammed notebooks from May Books. You can also customize them!

February 1 – Did you know you can get iPhone apps for Gilt and Rue La La? Now you do and warning: they are dangerous!

January 31Margaritas 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 29A 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 24 – Wearing something sparkly on Christmas Eve is a must. I’m sporting this black skirt and this ring from Banana

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 19The 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 7 – Shoshanna always designs the prettiest, most festive dresses. Love this one

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 7This mascara is awesome! Love the dramatic eyes

October 6Shellac 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 1This 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 27Kate 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 25 – What’s my go-to gift for children’s birthday parties? Jelly cat plush! Love this owl (her name is Olive)

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 20 – I just got a few of these pillows from West Elm for my bedroom. So cozy for fall!

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 15This Elie Tahari dress has great ruffle detail and I just love the color

September 14 – I love nearly everything at Serena & Lily. I just got this cute pillow for my son’s room

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 27The 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 26The 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 16 – The new Chelsea Collection by Coach is beautiful. I would love this bag

August 15 – I really like this cute kids collection at Gap Kids featuring the Union Jack/Bulldog designs

August 14This 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 12 – I love custom stationery. The more personalized it is, the better. When I need something quick I turn to either Tiny Prints or Minted

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 7This thomaspaul design plastic serving platter is great for summer entertaining. I got mine at Lekker

August 6 – Although a bit luxe, I am a big fan of the Bond no. 9 fragrances. I splurged on this one

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 28Project 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 26This 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 18Sugar 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 16Rent 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 22This 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 14 – MaxStudio has some great dresses right now. I love this chiffon number for night and think this long jersey dress (in this amazing green color!) is a great transitional piece

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 20 – I love this store and I love this bottle opener. Think I may pay Hudson a visit this weekend

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 28 – Fiona’s sweets. These are such a yummy afternoon treat, particularly the sherbet lemons. Buy them online through the official shop or at Williams-Sonoma

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 14 – Kurt Geiger shoes. So fun and fashionable! I’m especially loving these

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 11 – Colored jeans are all the range this season. Check out Rag & Bone and Revolve Clothing (a great shopping site) for options

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 27Coop’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 21 – Clutches with zipper detail. I love the edgy look. Here are a few of my favorites:
Romy Gold Tassle, Ember Skye red and  Rebecca Minkoff blue

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 21 – I don’t leave the house without wearing mascara. My recent go-to has been Dior Show but it tends to dry out quickly. My newest favorite? Everything Mascara by Bobbi Brown. Give it a try

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 16Kiehl’s ultra face cream. I couldn’t make it through this brutal Boston winter without it! It’s ultra moisturizing and fairly non-greasy. Find yours at Kiehl’s – 112 Newbury Street

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 13The 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 11 – Tory Burch’s spring line. Check it out: http://www.toryburch.com/new-arrivals/view-all
I especially love this dress – so sophisticated

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 5Hudson 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 30Pigalle. 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 27My 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 22 – My new Botkier bag from the 75% off bag sale at Flat of the Hill

January 21 – Good Indian takeout. Some of my favorites in Boston are Shanti (Dorchester), Mela (South End) and Punjabi Dhaba (Cambridge)

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 16 – The MFA. It’s such a Boston treasure. Haven’t been to see the new Arts of the Americas wing? You’re missing out! Admission is free on MLK Day.

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 3Nordstrom

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!

 

 

3 Responses to “Daily Faves”

  1. stylegirlbos December 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Readers – what are some of your favorites???

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