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Friday, July 29, 2011

A Weekend of Flowers and Love


Ready to bask in my backyard of roses and sunlight and eager for a moment of repose after the craziness of the week. Enjoy your weekend, my friends!

via 1,5) this is glamorous, 2) style me pretty, 3 ritzy bee 4) traditional home

Monday, July 25, 2011


Well, I just returned from a fabulous weekend getaway to Vegas. Needless to say, I am counting down the hours until I can catch up on much needed sleep!

I am uploading all of my pictures tonight from Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Vegas, so expect lots of travel posts this week! I can't wait to share with you my adventures. Have a relaxing Monday, everyone!

photos found on simple blueprintChris Colls for Style Me Romy, hair & makeup: Noni Smith, model Miranda Kerr, via A Life More Fabulous

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vegas Bound!!!

Hello all! One of my best girlfriends just surprised me last week with a spur of the moment trip to Vegas, and duh, who could turn that down?! We are staying at the always chic and happening "The Hotel" at the Mandalay Bay. Right now, I am packing like crazy and pulling out all my fabulous dresses which (let's face it, have been collecting dust recently!)...Needless to say, I am quite excited...
So, now I have not one but two trips that I need to post pics for when I return: the Mexican Riviera and now Vegas! I promise to post right when I return. It will happen! 

Packing my bags and getting ready for the city that never sleeps. Hopefully, I will be able to get some sleep tonight...I am way too excited for some girl time and laying poolside with drinks in hand! xo

Images via: 1)  Marloes Horst & Darla Baker for Free People August 2011 Lookbook
4) Michaela Kocianova by Greg Kadel for Vogue Italia June 2011
images 2&3 from personal files, please tell me if you know specific origin

Thursday, July 21, 2011

At Home With Jessica Stam!

Jessica Stam has always been on my favorite models, so when I came across this spread of her fabulous apartment in NY, I had to share.

Not to mention, those beautifully engraved Moroccan doors are beyond amazing!!

images via claiborne swanson frank // vogue found on:  hello logan

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Long Skirt Obsession

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I apologize for being MIA. I know you understand how it is when you come back from a trip and have a ton of work to catch up on!

Anyways, I know the long skirt trend has been around for awhile now, but I am especially loving this easy breezy and oh-so-comfortable look more than ever! I am all about comfort nowadays, so I have naturally gravitated towards long skirts, especially for this summer. However, maxi skirts can be worn all year round, so it is worth the investment to get an extra soft and better quality one. I adore the bright skirts paired with a white button up for work or even paired with a bright top for the perfect clock block look. Not to mention, I am swooning over the pleated skirt which hits right at the calf--hello, fifties fabulous?!

I am traveling this weekend for a spur of the moment trip to Vegas (quite excited) and will be sure to wear my cozy maxi skirt on the plane!

*Be sure to checkout these fabulous fashionistas and fashion inspiration:

1,4) Taylor Sterling on Sterling Style 2,3) Photography via the satorialist 5) Anh via 9 to 5 chic

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mid-Week Meditations

During my trip to Mexico last week, I had days upon days of silent reflecting on the beach. Silence and nothing but the sound of the crashing waves was in my mind. I was purely in the "now" and was hypnotized by the beauty of my surroundings. It was awesome.

Needless to say, the day I returned, I had a million emails, phone calls to make, and a ton of work to get caught up on. In a matter of a couple hours, my oh-so-fabulous days of a zen like mind frame went ka-putz.

So, I made a pact to myself that at least three times a week I would try to get back to the same tranquil place that I did on my trip. I  found a fabulous guided meditation here to help me get started and I thought I would share it with whoever else is interested.

After doing it for two days now, I definitely feel a new sense of calm energy and I think that I might have to make Mid-Week Meditations a weekly post so I don't break this fabulous habit!

As Deepak Chapra so wisely states,"Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence."

Sigh...I adore that quote. I hope you have an incredibly peaceful day and find time to get back to a place of tranquility and inner silence!

*first image is from personal files & unsure of original origin...please tell me if you know where it's from! second and third image is from the style files

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gucci Resort 2012

Gold, nude, dashes of yellow, pops of purple and red, and Summer stripes, lead to the perfect Gucci 2012 resort collection. Frida Gianni's latest collection has complete wear-ability coupled with color blocks that will make any girl swoon.

p.s. I am still sorting through my pictures from my Mayan Riviera vacay...stay tuned for a post this week on my adventures!

via and elle

Monday, July 11, 2011

Back from the Tropics!

Hello my beautiful friends! I am back from my vacation of complete bliss and rejuvenation (coupled with a dose of tropical adventure). The photo is from the picturesque Hotel Le Reve in Playa del Carmen, where my boyfriend and I stayed for four nights before staying in Tulum for another couple of days. It was absolutely divine.

I cannot wait to share all of my pictures and stories once I get everything uploaded, so be sure to stay tuned! Hope you have a fabulous Monday!! xo

Friday, July 1, 2011

Adios Mis Amigos!

I cannot believe the day is here! Tomorrow morning I will be jetting off to Cancun, where we will take a car to Playa del Carmen and stay for four days at Le Reve Hotel and Spa, three days at Cabanas La Luna in Tulum, and back to Cancun for a night.

My boyfriend and I are planning on exploring the numerous underwater caves (cenotes), the beautiful island of Cozumel, Xelha, Xacaret, the Mayan Ruins in Tulum and whatever other adventures come our way! Of course, there will be plentiful naps, delicious margaritas and mouthwatering food. I seriously cannot wait...

I am resisting the urge to take my laptop (gasp) so I will be out of commission in the blogosphere until I return July 11th. Stay tuned for numerous pictures and stories when I return! Hasta luego mis amigos!! xo

Alina Baikova for Vogue Australia March 2011 by Nicole Bentley

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!!

Happy holiday weekend friends!! Loving these mouthwatering Fourth of July inspired desserts, from who else but Martha...

Are you planning on making any scrumptious treats this weekend to celebrate??

 images via martha stewart

Magical Dining

Inspired the details of each of these dining rooms, which lead to the perfectly soothing yet sophisticated dining experience. My favorite room has to be the first, with it's breathtaking stone table, violet silk curtains and exquisite french vase...even with the dramatic pieces, it still seems inviting and intimate.

Cheers to the beautiful details that make a room come alive!

1) flourish design and style  2) elle decor 3) lonny mag

Marchesa Resort 2012


With my trip to the Mayan Riviera right around the corner, what better way to celebrate the finest of "resort" style than with Marchesa's brilliant 2012 resort collection. My dear friend over at The Margaret Files sent me a link to this collection and I couldn't stop having mini heart palpitations over it's beauty and utterly fabulous details. I adore the glamorous retro vibe coupled with the splash of gold sequins, animal print and breezy chiffon.

Although I won't be wearing anything this decadent or glamorous on my trip (more like living in my swim suit and sandals for 8 days), the collection perfectly epitomizes resort wear at it's finest!

images via marchesa 2012 resort via style.com