November 30, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

I've wanted a pair of nice leather gloves for some time, and these fit the bill in all categories!

November 29, 2011

NYC: Store Windows

One of my favorite things to do while in the city is check out the gorgeous window displays from the department stores. Here are a few snapshots...

Bergdorf Goodman
Saks Fifth Avenue



November 28, 2011

I Said Yes!

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, while walking through Central Park, my boyfriend proposed on Bow Bridge. It was absolutely perfect and I couldn't be happier!!! My sister was there to capture every moment, as we were taking our holiday card photo, which turned into the proposal. She made this cute sign for me as well, to announce to all our friends. Looking forward to sharing all my wedding planning with my readers - so get ready!

And the winner is...

Congrats to Lindsay from Love, Lindsay for winning the Shabby Apple giveaway! She has chosen the Francine skirt - which I LOVE!!! I will be contacting you via email shortly to get more information from you. Thanks to everyone who participated!

November 22, 2011

You'll find me on 5th Ave...

I'm off to NYC and couldn't be more excited!! NYC is by far my favorite city in the U.S. and it's even better during the holidays. Lots of shopping, eating and parade watching is on the itinerary, as well as Central Park time with my pup! Happy Thanksgiving all...fingers crossed for an amazing Black Friday in Manhattan :)
PS. Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a skirt or dress from Shabby Apple! Winner will be announced on 11/28.

November 21, 2011

Ann Taylor Shoes

I've never shopped at Ann Taylor before, but I saw an ad for their shoe line the other day on my blog and clicked to check them out. Have you seen them? It's actually a quite impressive selection! I definitely plan on stopping by to try them on. Bonus - use the code THANKS and save 40% on everything in the store!

November 20, 2011

November 18, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway

Shabby Apple, an online boutique of women's dresses, has offered to team up with a peek of chic for a giveaway! Simply choose from one of these fabulous frocks or skirts and read the entry rules below.

Bali H’ai
Nothin’ Like a Dame
Pineapple Princess
Andes Skirt
Cecily Skirt
Humboldt Current Skirt
Izzie Skirt
Louisa Skirt
Francine Skirt

To enter, you must:
1. "Like" Shabby Apple's facebook page here 
2. Follow me on Google Friend Connect publicly

For extra entries:
1. Follow me on Twitter here
2. Tweet about this giveaway
3. Write a post about this giveaway

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. You must include your email address and which item you want with each comment. A winner will be chosen at random on November 28th.

November 17, 2011

Pantyhose - In Style Again?

My first job out of college required me to wear pantyhouse if I wore a skirt or dress - archaic, I know! I even tried to slide by with a dress and tall boots, but the nazi-HR director apparently stared at my knees. After I left that job, I cheerfully said goodbye to those dreadful things!!

With Kate Middleton as a fashion icon, and her proper dress code, do you think pantyhose will make a comeback? L'eggs just lauched it's first ad campaign in 15 years, clearly hoping the answer is yes. Perhaps they will make a European comeback first? I can safely say, I refuse to take part in the resurgence. I have a difficult time even wearing tights - that I actually like the look of - because of the lack of comfort.

November 16, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

This fall I've been fixated on coats. I've already purchased two, a leather jacket and a cape, and I've got my eye on the next one. I don't currently own a camel-colored coat, and I love knit detail on the collar of this one.

November 15, 2011

Introducing Lottie Moss

Kate Moss's younger [half] sister, Lottie, has made her modeling debut. Check out the editorial shots by Andrea Carter Bowman. At only 13, she has quite the future ahead of her. What do you think? Will she be as big as Kate? Let's just hope she doesn't have as much controversy as her illustrious big sis!

November 14, 2011

Splurge vs. Steal

For the last 5-6 years I have been using DiorShow mascara, on the recommendation from a friend who was a buyer for cosmetics at a department store. I have been very pleased with this brand and product and have no reason to stray. However, a couple of months ago my sister gave me her Maybelline XXL Curl Power mascara because she didn't like it. I had just run out of my Dior, so I tried out the XXL until I had time to make it to the store to refill. Now with this product, there are two wands - 1 to be used as a primer (it's white) and 2 - is the mascara itself (black). I used as directed, but didn't particularly like the outcome. The next couple of days I used only the second wand and was surprisingly pleased with how my lashes looked! So if you're on a budget, I would definitely check out Maybelline's XXL line of mascara; there are several different versions, such as volumizing, lengthening, etc.
DiorShow - $24.50

Maybelline XXL Curl Power - $8.99

November 11, 2011

Thank you!

Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you to all who have served our country to keep us safe, especially my father and grandparents. God bless America!

November 10, 2011

Fashion Watch: Glamour Women of the Year

Celebrating fabulous women, Glamour's Women of the Year event was held this past Monday at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Here are my hits and misses from this year's event.


Lea Michele, always a stunner

Lala Anthony - gorgeous color and love the bow detail


Tory Burch - for as cute as she is, this design of hers just does not work. With no waistline definition, and the below the knee hemline, she just looks frumpy!

Emma Stone - she is usually spot on with style, but this dress just doesn't work. Perhaps it wouldn't be so bad in a different shade and sans necklace

November 9, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

When I saw this in Neiman Marcus' Christmas Book, I died! This would look perfect in my bathroom! Now I just need to find out if the mirror has the right magnification...

November 8, 2011

Hobo International Sample Sale

Washingtonians - pick up something for yourself, or stock up on holiday gifts at at Hobo's sample sale on November 19th and 20th.

November 7, 2011

Holiday Party Glam

It's November - which means it's time to begin the search for holiday party attire! My boyfriend and I have been hosting annual holiday parties since we've been together, and I always have the hardest time figuring out what to wear. The biggest dilemma is that shoes are not able to be part of the outfit, as he is Asian, and we have a "no shoes in home" policy. Trying to find a cocktail dress that still looks chic with bare feet is quite challenging.

Here are some of my top picks for my readers...who can wear shoes to their events!

November 6, 2011

November 4, 2011

Nordys Half-Yearly Sale Picks!

When my sister and I were kids, my mom would take us shopping and always tell our dad that we were going to "shop til we dropped!" and we literally would. We shopped all day, had lunch, and then shopped some more. So it is no surprise I am the way I am today. Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale is one of the greatest sales in retail. I always look forward to this and try to stock up on everything I've been lusting for, that is sometimes 50% off! Here are some of the items I will be checking out this weekend...

I was hoping to find the following shoes on sale, but unfortunately they are not. Here's hoping for a Black Friday sale!!