“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”--Audrey Hepburn

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Time to break out your white favorites if you haven't already!

White jeans are a summer staple.

And Lilly's white dress collection is drool-worthy!

The Carly 

The Betsey

The Franco (love the hat in this photo too)

and a NEW favorite--The Daphne!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lobster Friday

Yesterday I wore one of my all-time favorite skirts.

I can't help but be in a great mood while wearing this! :)  I'd adore more skirts like this--hint hint J. Crew.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A simple bike ride. . .

This chilly weather has me yearning for days when it's warm enough to take a long walk, or even a bike ride.  This Kate Spade basket would add so much pizazz to any bicyclette!

And the lining makes it even more adorable.

Hope your weather is a bit warmer and much sunnier! :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Easiest Dessert Ever.

The bf and I both adore entertaining, and we have different specialties.  He often cooks dinner and I am so grateful that he is so talented at creating fun new recipes.

I love making dessert.  Bf's brother and SIL live near us, so we often have them over for dinner or go over to their lovely home.  Usually the host makes dinner, and the guests bring salad or dessert.

A few weeks ago we got invited over, and I didn't have time to make something elaborate, so I made the easiest dessert ever.  Chocolate covered strawberries and bananas!

I've made chocolate covered strawberries before, but the bf doesn't love them, so I also used bananas which he likes a lot more.

For a special touch, I added sprinkles to them!  They were a great hit and I have been making them more frequently lately.  They're the best combination of sweet fruit and a little chocolate. :)

Do you have any easy desserts or other recipes that are always a hit?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yip Yip Yippee! Over halfway done with graduate school!

Today I turned in my very last paper and am completely done with the second semester of my first year!  Tonight my program is having an event to celebrate, and I am looking forward to going out without any stress! :)

Vineyard Vines also just updated their website, and I think I found my new favorite summer dress.  I love reverse halters like this one, and the print at the bottom is adorable.
Best of luck to anyone finishing finals and the end of another semester!

I'm so excited to catch up on all the blog-reading I've been missing lately, too.

Monday, May 3, 2010


I was first aware of the story of the starfish when my mother received an award when I was younger, and for making a difference, the story of the starfish was on the plaque she received.  I also had the privilege of being in City Year after I graduated from undergrad.  The legend of the starfish is one of the founding stories of City Year.   

This is a video of the strarfish story.

The starfish story reminds me to attempt to make a difference every day.  The difference we make can be as simple as complimenting a friend, or as meaningful as teaching a child.  

I also love starfish items, that remind me of the wonderful story.

Vineyard Vines loves starfish!

Adore these shorts.

I also have this hat and matching mittens.

There are lots of wonderful starfish jewelry items, but earrings have to be my favorite!

I have these from J. Crew

KEP has these lovelies!

And of course Tiffany.

Is there a symbol that you love or that has special meaning to you?  Do you love starfish or any other "ocean" creature?