April 30, 2013

Gatsby Fashion

In anticipation for The Great Gatsby opening in theatres next week, Brooks Brothers has paid homage to the iconic film. The store windows in Chevy Chase were stunning, but unfortunately the photos I snapped included too much of the reflection.

The store has an entire collection dedicated to the debonaire style of Mr. Gatsby and his colleagues. There's only one word to describe it: sharp!

April 29, 2013

Life According to Instagram

(clockwise from top left)
1. Brushing up on my Italiano, in preparation for our honeymoon
2. TDF spring sandals at Burberry outlet  3. A perfect gift from my bff - roadie cup for winos!
4. I love coming home to see wedding gifts on our front steps

April 28, 2013

Sunday Inspiration

April 26, 2013

Tory Burch F&F Sale

Tory Burch is having their friends and fans sale, which means 25% off for you! Use code TBSPRING through Monday. Here are some pieces I'm lusting over...

April 25, 2013

Get Fit!

As you know, I've got a wedding coming up (23 days!). In light of that, I've been working hard to get in shape for the big day and thought I'd share my regime.

Breakfast: Kashi bar
Snack: Fruit, usually a banana or berries
Lunch: Ham or turkey sandwich (mustard & thin slice of cheese), veggies and hummus
Snack: Dried fruit or almonds
Dinner: Chicken or Beef with veggies
Dessert: Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich
One night a week I have a cheat meal, which usually consists of pizza. You have to treat yourself or you'll spiral into a binge!

Insanity! For the last 2 months I've had my butt kicked by Shaun T - 6 days a week. I'm 1 lb away from my high school weight and have seriously seen my body transform. I highly recommend using this program if you're serious about getting in shape, but it's not for sissies. You will be exhausted  after the warm-up! Now that we are less than a month out and the program is over, I'm adding in runs, weights and yoga.

April 24, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

Well hello new summer handbag...perhaps I can find you in Italy next month and convince my soon-to-be-hubby that he needs to buy something fabulous for his new wife!

April 23, 2013

Ankle Denim

Earlier this year I was on the hunt for the perfect white skinnies. Paige Denim turned out to have the best fit, with just the right amount of stretch, and I loved the length of the ankle cut. Since then, I've been obsessed with them, wearing them way too often, and now want need them in every color!

Paige Denim Skyline Ankle Peg

April 22, 2013

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

I've always wanted to be cremated when I pass...something I continuously tell my family and fiance. To a point where it's uncomfortable for them. Call me controlling, but I just want to ensure that my resting place is part Blacksburg (specifically, the duck pond), part Front Royal (a special country home I grew up visiting). However, now I may have a third location to scatter them at...

April 18, 2013

Nordstrom Rack Downtown

Nordstrom Rack in downtown DC opens today, and I got a sneak preview earlier this week! Complete with cocktails, appetizers (including super cute pie-on-a-stick!) and music, it was a great way to preview their amazing deals. If you're a Washingtonian, be sure to check it out at 18th & L.

April 15, 2013

Beauty Haul

Sephora is having their annual sale, with 15% of e-verything (using code: CHIC)! Here's what I've got on my list...
Bite Beauty Honey Lip Lacquer - promises to moisturize like a balm, shine like a gloss and wear down to a stain
Dior Backstage Hero Kit - I love their classic DiorShow, so I'm looking forward to trying their new mascaras
Butter London in MacBeth - the perfect coral shade for summer!
Rosebud Salve - my all-time favorite lip gloss
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer - I've been wanting to try this since I found out Angie uses this...and if it's strong enough for her to wear on TV, it must be good!
StriVectin Power Trio for Wrinkles - trying out this brand, per Lauren's review

April 12, 2013

Stylish Luggage

In keeping with the travel theme - how fabulous is this luggage?! Steamline Luggage has the most stylish pieces, with a vintage flair. I'd love to see this coming around the turnstile at baggage claim!

April 10, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't gotten a new carry on duffel since college, and am still rocking the (seriously ugly) Vera Bradley. While the pattern is much too bold, the size is absolutely perfect. And since this wish has yet to come true, I've decided to tone down my request for a new one. Very much needed for our upcoming wedding and honeymoon!

April 8, 2013

Life According to Instagram

(clockwise from top left)
1. A ridiculous selection of bon bons at Range (a must-go for Washingtonians!)
2. Breaking in my new TB espadrille flats  3. Prada Marfa sign in our upstairs hallway
4. My all-time favorite ice cream flavor is now a [limited edition] chapstick flavor!!

April 3, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Shower

Once again my bridesmaids outdid themselves for my shower! The theme was "Classy and Chic" with a heavy fashion influence - it couldn't have been more "me"!!

5th Avenue Shopping Cookies

Kleinfeld Cake

Cartier Cake Balls

Stella McCartney Sausage Balls & Marchesa Mac n' Cheese Cups

Drink bar: Chanel Champagne, Prada Punch and Vera Wang Wedding Water

Favors: OPI nail polish in our wedding colors
Black Halo - Jackie O Dress

April 2, 2013


WindowsWear is a fabulous website that has photos of the store windows around the world. I love browsing through to look at all the amazing looks!

Dior, Paris - Avenue Montaigne
Fendi, London - Knightsbridge
Chanel, NYC - SoHo

April 1, 2013

Jonathan Adler + JCP

One of my favorite housewares designers has collaborated with JC Penney. Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler is his lower cost line, which has some just as fabulous pieces as his original line. 

Owl Bookends

Katie Apron

Ribbed Table Lamp
Lacquer Pedestal