New Fall Arrivals

I have had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact we only have one week left of August and two weeks until Labor Day.  Since graduating college, I swear I blink and the months just fly by! With the new season approaching, I have been eyeing so many new arrivals and I can’t help but fill my cart full of Fall essentials.  You know I am all about buying classic pieces (which will always be the way I shop), but this season is full of trends I can get behind.  Ruffles, bomber jackets, mules and 90’s chokers have me heart eyes for Fall style.


Rainbow Sweater / Ruffle Sleeve Shirtdress / High Waisted Jeans / Notebook / Bow Blouse / Choker / Grey Bootie / Over the Knee Boots / Mules / Army Green Jacket / Bomber Jacket

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A big trend this season is fringe. I am normally not one to follow trends since I typically stick to classic colors and silhouettes, but I am loving this fringe trend.  At first when I saw a few pieces in the magazines, I thought it was going to look a little “wild, wild west,” but this SEA dress and Chloe Sandals (should I splurge?) completely changed my perspective.  I love the modern take on this fun texture.  What are your thoughts on this trend for Spring?


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Buy a Pair, Give a Pair

During the Holiday season I always tend to “need” everything in site.  Well, that is not really the case, but I have been wanting a pair of glasses that speak to my sometimes quirky personality.  This seems like the best way to not only buy a present for myself but also give a pair to someone in need.  Warby Parker started in order to create “classicaly crafted” eyewear at affordable prices and to give access to millions of people without proper vision care.  

I especially love that you can order 5 pairs to try them on at home for FREE! And for the holidays you can order your favorite 4 eyes person a set of 5 with a gift card for them to pick out their favorite pair! 

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images via warby parker 

Day 15: A Dash of Best Friends #3

Hi All- For Day 15 of 25 Days of Details I am so excited to give you a peek at one of my best friends wish lists for the holidays. My super chic and fun friend Caitlin started her blog Weeknight Wanderings when she moved from Kansas City to Chicago! Caitlin has the best style of anyone I know, she is classic yet is always fashion forward.  Naturally with our love for art and design, we met almost 4 years ago working at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, but most of our lunch breaks were filled with shopping and eating great food.  Her lifestyle blog is full of “wanderings” that inspire her, her love for design and anything fabulous.  I was sad to see her go but she is having so much fun living in the city in a new apartment.  Here are some of the things she would love to add to her digs this holiday season! 

1. David Downtown ‘Master of Fashion Illustration’ Hardcover Book 

2. Sophie Lounge Chair

3. KitchenAid Mixer in Ice

4. Johnathan Adler Pillow

5. French Urn 

6. Handlebar Mustache Corkscrew

7. Mirrored End Table 

8. Tea Pot

9. Sunburst Wall Art 

10. Kate Spade 2012 Calendar 

11. Theodore Antique Mercury Lamp 

12. Hyacinth Candles 

13. Cally Blackman ‘ 100 Years of Fashion Illustration’ Book 

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Day 10- A Dash of Comfy

Every Christmas eve the whole family is allowed to open one present and it always “happens” to be pajamas and slippers. This year I am hoping for this cute men’s inspired set from JCrew. You always need a good comfy pair of pjs to open presents on Christmas morning!

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image via jcrew

Day 6: A Dash of Red (Lips)

My favorite thing to dress up an outfit in the winter is red lips. So for Day 6 of 25 Days of Details, Nar’s Heat Wave is my lip color of choice for December. I splurged and bought it this weekend for a charity event but it was well worth every penny! I think it would be a great stocking stuffer :) 

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images via cheetah is the new black, nars, sofia’s journal, pinterest 

Nice Rock

By now everyone knows I have a major girl crush on Anne Hathaway.  She is whitty, funny and beautiful and now has a sparkling rock on her finger and a man to share in all the fun.  Anne’s long time boyfriend, Adam Shulman proposed before Thanksgiving but were just seen together at the Kennedy Center Honors sporting her new sparkler, which was custom designed by her new fiance.  How cute!  

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images via huffington post 


25 Days of Details

This December I decided it was time to start a little tradition on this bloggie.  25 Days of Details will include holiday party inspiration, wish lists from some of my best friends, and lots of little details that goes into making your holiday sparkle.  


December 1st: My First Real Christmas Tree in my own place 

December 2nd: My favorite winter pattern to warm up any outfit or room.

Plaid is one of my favorite patterns for the winter months.  Whether it be a throw on the couch, a flannel shirt, or a table cloth during a holiday meal- this pattern is one that will never go out of style.  

Hope you enjoy!

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My New Shoes

So this past weekend I finally found these cuties! I have been lusting over them for months and I finally found them in my size when I was in Austin. They are from Zara and you can get them online here! Doesn’t Blair, from Atlantic-Pacific, look so cute in them?

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images via Atlantic-Pacific

Follow Me Please

“For all the little details in life”

Sometimes I just love a photograph but do not really have much to say about it, so I decided a tumblr was the best place to put all the things I love and inspire me.  


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