Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wish List

I can't believe that it's already Thursday. This week is flying by and its been wonderful to get some warm spring weather in New England the past day or so. This transition weather is sometimes hard to gauge, I started the day off in a wool blazer and riding boots and then changed to flats and then back to boots again in the evening. Now that the weather is changing, however, I like to wear flats with just about everything I came across these babies yesterday from Marais USA and have been obsessed ever since... they have the perfect print, heal height and the bows... perfection if I do say so myself! I love that they have a loafer quality to them as well, essentially I love everything about them. These are going on my wish list for sure. 

What is on your current wish list? 

Have a great day! xox

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chambray Dresses

I recently bought a chambray dress from J. Crew and I have to say it was my most used clothing item when I was in Florida. I wore it over my bathing suit out to lunch, out shopping during the day and even out to dinner with a pair of wedges at night. I love the outfit above as well... It's simple and yet the pop of color and pattern in the bag adds an element of sophistication. The detailing on the dress below is adorable. I love the pink and light blue accents!! 

Here is my version with wedges. I would normally dress it up with some gold jewels as well but on the trip I didn't bring any with me! 

Is the chambray dress on your list for the spring as well? 


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Work It

I never thought that I would be saying this but I actually enjoy working out. Over the past year I went from going to the gym once every two months to going at least three times a week and I've never felt better! This year I have really been able to find balance in my school life and working out has undoubtedly helped me find a time during the day to blow off steam and reflect on my day. I usually run two miles on either the treadmill, or the indoor track {I can't wait for the warm weather to run around campus} and then sometimes go on the elliptical for another mile or two. I am getting ready for Color Me Rad, its just like The Color Run that I did this past summer. After my cardio workout, its down to weights and abs... I usually do a series of 5 different arm lifts and then I work on abs for 5-10 minutes. Have you ever tried 8 minute abs? My friend and I sometimes pull it up on our phones at the gym and work away. I never stay at the gym more than an hour {it usually ends up being close to 45 minutes} and I feel so much better when I leave. Working out gives me so much energy and motivation to keep the rest of my day going strong. Do you find that working out powers you through the day? 

Enjoy! xox

Monday, March 25, 2013

Back Again

It's time to get back into the swing of things again. After an amazing week off, I have to build up the momentum again to finish the last month off strong. Before I go back to regular posts I wanted to recap my wonderful trip. After a three hour flight delay {my friends and I were catching up on magazine gossip while the plane sat for two hours, we literally bought all of Hudson Newsstand at the airport} we entered paradise... our view was amazing and we were a 10 minute beach walk from the pier. Our mornings started early, we would wake up before sunrise and have breakfast on the balcony while the sun rose.

We went out to dinner each night and had the most amazing foods {Italian, Greek, French cuisines} and we loved to dress up each night. We decided to all match for St. Patrick's Day and so many people stopped us or gave us the funniest looks. I am so thankful that I was able to take such a wonderful trip with my friends and I really enjoyed it! 

Where are you planning or yearning to go to this spring?

Enjoy! xox

Friday, March 22, 2013

Week Recap

It's back to the real world for me... this was my view for the past six days and I'm sad to see it go. I went to Fort Lauderdale for some much needed rest and relaxation with three of my friends from school  and completely disconnected from everything. We had breakfast and lunch overlooking the water, went for runs and long strolls on the beach, and dined on some amazing food {if anyone needs Fort Lauderdale dinner recommendations let me know!}. It was an amazing trip and I couldn't have asked for a better spring break. Now it's time to enjoy the duration of my break with my family and getting work done to go back to school on Sunday. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend {I'll be back to my regular posting next week... for now its time to savor the last moments of spring break}.

Enjoy! xox

Friday, March 15, 2013

Weekend Wishes

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! It's time for a break finally and I can't wait to enjoy some time in the sun with my friends and then some quality time at home! I love this little vignette above... such a wonderful and peaceful place to enjoy a morning meal or an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. What is on your weekend agenda? 

Also, Happy Birthday to my dad!!!!!! 
I'm can't wait to go home tonight and celebrate before a very early morning flight tomorrow. 

Enjoy! xox

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Break Style

I am so excited... I only have a couple more days and its time for spring break!!! I don't know about you but I have been finding a lot of great pictures on Pinterest with some adorable spring outfit combinations that I just had to share! I love the patterns in the outfit above! 

Talk about resort wear... this is amazing.

This is such a feminine combination. 

I love the color combinations here! 

So preppy and adorable. 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I've always been a fan of neutrals they are understated and classic and still have an element of sophistication as well. Neutrals in outfits look so effortlessly chic while in interiors have an element of home and comfort. 

This looks so effortless.

Neutral nails and background.

This interior looks wonderful and so much like home sweet home. 


Monday, March 11, 2013

Words to Live By

I love these words to live by... these are truly things to think about each morning when you wake up and qualities and acts that you should exhibit throughout the day. I have to say, I am always going a mile a minute, I have so much going on all the time that I don't take the time to stop for long and enjoy the little moments. Typically my meals are centered around laughter and listening which is a wonderful break in the day always! This week I am going to try and remember each of these little qualities and work through them as best I can.

 This week I am also going to be counting down the moments until spring break comes... I can't wait to have a break for a change since these past two weeks have been incredibly busy with tests, essays and lab reports. It will be good to actually have some time to sit, relax and enjoy the little moments for a chance. 

Have a wonderful day! xoxo

Friday, March 8, 2013

Weekend Wishes

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that you all had a great week. I am happy that midterms are finally over and now its time for essay and lab report writing this weekend. I'm happy to have only one week until spring break, I'll be in desperate need of some rest and relaxation after two straight weeks of tests and huge assignments. I wish I was able to cuddle up in this stunning built in bed, it looks so cozy {the perfect place to catch up on the sleep that I haven't had much of in a while}. The design is old world in a lot of ways with the matchy walls and chair and curtain fabrics... yet there is something so elegant at the same time. What do you think? Any fun plans for the weekend? 

I couldn't resist... this little guy looks pretty cozy too! 

Have a wonderful weekend! xox

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dream Desks

I've always dreamed of having a completely girly and fabulously organized and accessorized desk... these desks are to die for in every way possible! I love the navy and hot pink combination and gorgeous detailing in the desk above, I would love to sit down and write some snail-mail from here {this is my mom's design from a showhouse she did a couple of years ago}. 

This desk is layered beyond layered and each pop of color makes it unique. 

Organization to perfection... I have the same post it obsession... they are lining my desk and above my desk on the wall! 

What does your dream desk look like? 

Enjoy! xox

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Few Favorites...

Loving each of these photos today... could you imagine having a cup of Italian coffee overlooking the amazing Trevi Fountain? I was there in person this summer but waking up to that view must be amazing. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Stripes and Coral

I will admit it, I'm still obsessed with the coral pant and blue and white stripe trend from two years ago. I love everything about an adorable nautical outfit and have worn something so similar to this ensemble for a while now. I have coral colored corduroys from J.Crew and in addition to pairing with a striped shirt, I wear my J.Crew chambray with them a lot. I couldn't resist pairing this outfit with some fabulous leopard print shoes {the piping is perfect} and a matching bangle. The Kate Spade watch is the perfect touch and goes well with everything. Lastly, the J McLaughlin overnight bag completes this look... I had to add it in! What do you think? Would you wear something like this? 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday's Motivation

After a wonderful and rejuvenating weekend with my family, it's time to go back to school. I have midterms this week so it will be a busy week but it feels good to have caught up with my family, checked off some of my nonacademic tasks and enjoyed home cooking immensely! Undoubtedly this week is going to be a bit stressful, but after having some time at home and talking to my mom about prioritites, I realize that I have to go back to school this time with a different focus in mind... I have to learn to schedule a little bit better and get all of my work done earlier so I'm not going to bed at 2 AM all of the time. If I get to bed earlier it will also be easier for me to wake up early and feel rejuvenated and motivated for each day! 

Have a wonderful day! xox

Friday, March 1, 2013

Weekend Wishes

Happy Friday everyone! This week really flew by... after three days at school doing work nonstop, I was able to go home and spend some much needed time with my family. Its been great to catch up over my mom's amazing cooking {she made steak and butternut squash gallette on Wednesday night and last night was coq au vin}. I've also had some much needed time catching up on my favorite tv shows {don't judge me but I loved the season on Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills}. This weekend will be all about homework and some more homework and family adventures. What does everyone else have in store for the weekend? 

I couldn't resist showing this photo... wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up on a weekend morning and enjoy this view?! 

Enjoy! xox