October 30, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

If only I didn't have a growing bump...this would be the perfect holiday skirt!!!

October 28, 2013

Halloween Inspiration

This past weekend we had our annual pumpkin carving party. My favorite element was the dry ice punch I made for the kids (and I!). It really set the mood with the crackling sounds and smoky fog; definitely a mainstay from now on. Here are a few photos that inspired me...

October 25, 2013


I've been in the market for a pair of diamond stud earrings for awhile now, so when Anjolee contacted me about a collaboration, it was a no brainer! Their process is easy - you choose the metal and stones (including color, clarity and cut) and they set them. They even offer free overnight shipping and insurance. Hopefully these beauties will be mine one day...perhaps a push present, hint hint!

I also have my eye on a tennis bracelet, which is significantly more affordable. The process is the same, where you are able to choose the total carat weight, as well as the color, clarity and cut. You also choose the style: classic, swirl or boxed link. For this piece, I like the classic look that I can wear forever (and hopefully pass down if I have a daughter one day).

Are gem stones more your style? Anjolee has an extensive collection of these as well. Or you can mix and match these with diamonds. They also offer bracelets, necklaces and pendants.  The options are truly endless!

This was a sponsored post, but the thoughts herein are my own.

October 22, 2013

Hervé Léger Barbie

In none other than Hervé Léger's iconic bandage dress, Barbie is strutting her stuff in designer threads. Constructed out of authentic Hervé Léger bandages and yarns, and manufactured at the same factory that produces the full designer collection, the doll even comes with a second black dress and accessories. Get this limited edition doll while you can, only 25,000 were made!

October 14, 2013

And Baby Makes 3

If you follow me on instagram, you saw my announcement over the weekend:

We are beyond excited and are counting the days til we meet he or she next March!! I've always had a pet peeve of fashion bloggers turned mommy bloggers, so rest assured that will not be happening here. I do have another blog, where I will document my pregnancy, maneuvering through the world of maternity fashion and all things baby. If you'd like to follow along, please send me an email and I will add you, as it is private.

That being said, a peek of chic will begin to slow down, and in all honesty, may discontinue altogether. I'm taking everything day by day, and appreciate your support during this transition.

October 10, 2013

Weekend Bucket List

Tomorrow we're heading up to NYC bright and early, for a long weekend with friends. It will be a nice getaway, especially to get our minds off the government shutdown, which is affecting both hubby and I. As most of you know, NYC is my favorite city, so I've got a jam packed itinerary for the weekend...here are a few things we'll be doing. Follow my adventures on Instagram here.

While my typical weekends in the city consist of shopping and checking out restos/bars, this trip I've added some more touristy stuff. We got so used to walking up towers in Italy to view the city from above, that I wanted to hit Top of the Rock.

View from Top of the Rock
We're also planning to grab lunch at Chelsea Market and eat up on the High Line. While we're up there, we will be celebrating the 30th birthday of our friend, so I figured there is no better way than to get drinks at Boom Boom Room. It is by far the chicest bar I've been to in my life! Floor to ceiling views of the Hudson river on one side, and city on the other. Absolutely breathtaking!!! The people watching is insane - I swear I haven't seen that much Chanel, except in their store.

Boom Boom Room
My bucket list has always included walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, so weather permitting, we'll be taking the ferry over to Brooklyn, taking in the gorgeous skyline from the park, and walking back to Manhattan via the bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Since I'm such a foodie, here's the rundown of where we'll be eating while we're in the city. Some will be new for me, and some are faves that I can't imagine not visiting while there! I wish there were more time to fit in meals, because there are so many places I would love to go. Is it too soon to plan my next trip?!

Meatball Shop - checkout those ice cream sammys for dessert
Balthazar - amazing brunch and awesome atmosphere
Dominique Ansel Bakery - cronuts - gotta see what all the hype is about!
Gran Electrica - right under the Brooklyn Bridge
Stanton Social - great for both brunch and dinner, hint: go upstairs for drinks
Sarabeth's - Serena and Blair used to go here all the time

October 9, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

There are so many bracelets on the market today inspired by nails, and in all price ranges. Nico is my favorite, I love the overlap!

Many of these also come in versions with crystals, here and here. Love this rose gold option too!

October 8, 2013

Mad for Plaid

I'm seriously crushing on plaid this season...

J. Crew / Free People / Gap / Rails / Rubbish

The Europeans seem to be getting in on the trend as well! Checkout this window display in Paris featuring plaid at Gucci, and this article about Fashion Week Paris.

October 7, 2013

Life According to Instagram

(clockwise from top left)
1. A very cold morning in DC called for my new jacket from Italy and Burberry scarf
2. Ricotta + heirloom tomatoes from 2 Amy's
3. Shopping in Georgetown [view from Cusp]
4. This season our suite at FedEx Field has our company jersey in it
5. The best Fall nights include backyard smores over the firepit 
6. The most amazing milky way milkshake from Good Stuff Eatery

October 4, 2013

Zoo Bans Leopard Print Clothing

With the amount of leopard in my wardrobe, I find this article amusing. It's understandable that the animals could get confused, I just can't get over the fact that animal prints are such a staple in fashion now, that such a rule has to be implemented.

October 3, 2013

Vera Wang + NFL

Vera Wang is really spreading her wings! Not only is she a legendary wedding gown designer (that I was lucky enough to wear!), she is now designing for the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles are flaunting her designs this Fall, and wow - how hot are they?! Even the black sparkly shoes are by her. No word yet if she will work with other teams...but I personally would love to see her work on the Redskinettes!

October 2, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

I'm obsessed with this sweatshirt - and already have it on order! Checkout the tshirt version here in black or white. Not gonna lie...I'm tempted to buy the tee as well!

October 1, 2013

Louis Vuitton+Insects

Check out these amazing LV window displays from last spring in Tokyo.

Also, rumors fly that Marc Jacobs may be leaving LV. Read the full story here.