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

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Independence Day Inspiration

I am beyond excited for the upcoming long weekend.  The bf and I are going on a mini trip and I am so excited to don my red, white & blue (and possibly bring along some patriotic snacks for the car).  I'm excited to play along with Daphne's Semi Wordless Wednesday today and bop on over to new fun blogs as well as my favorites. 

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What are you doing this weekend? 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kate Spade Loves

Kate Spade added a lot of home decor to their site, and I can't decide which of these lovelies I should add to my morning coffee routine. ;)

Don't even get me started on how much I want everything else.  What are your faves?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

National Wear Your Lilly Day!

Today's the day!

Today the bf wore my his favorite Lilly tie in the pink Jubilee toile with his suit to work.  I told him that if anyone at work knew it was National Wear Your Lilly Day, they'd be very impressed.

Tres unfortunate photo.  Sorry!

I am pulling a lesson from my old playbook and wearing multiple outfits today.

And of course, a spritz of Lilly's Beachy fragrance.

What are you wearing?

Monday, June 20, 2011

How to Wear Lilly to Work!

Tomorrow is National Wear Your Lilly Day!  As tomorrow is a weekday, I thought tips and hints about wearing your Lilly to work may help everyone get ready for tomorrow.

1.  Try a shirtdress!  These work in many offices, and you can include a blazer or cardigan on top.  Add a pair of conservative pumps and pearls.

Try a shirtdress!

2.  If you work in a more business casual setting, you may be able to wear lots of your favorite daytime Lilly dresses.  (Just make sure it is long enough and you have a cardigan for office air conditioning!)

Wear your favorite dress!

3.  Murfees, Elsas, and bright cardigans can bring a lot of pop to business slacks. 

Add a pop of color

4.  Any desk can be much brighter with your favorite Lilly accessories!

Don't forget the accessories!

What are you wearing tomorrow?

Midnight in Paris

This weekend I went to Midnight in Paris.  It was my favorite film this year, and I've seen a lot.  The combination of Woody Allen, Paris, and some historical figures was right up my alley. 

Have you seen it yet?  Any other recent movie faves?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Celebrate Summer

Happy summer weekend!  What are your fabulous plans?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wedding Season

Wedding season is upon us, and I am so excited to be in a wedding this summer.  There are many choices when one is getting married, and I have heard the advice multiple times that couples should prioritize what matters the most to them.  I never really "got" the videographer, but after watching a few of the "I do" films, my mind has been changed.  Thank you, Style Me Pretty, for giving me one more thing to drool over. ;)

Mark & Jennifer from I Do Films on Vimeo.

I absolutely cry every time I watch any wedding.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monte Carlo

Why, yes I do want to see one of the PG teeny bopper movies coming out this summer.

You're welcome.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jenny Packham

It's been a few days and I am still absolutely obsessed with Kate Middleton's look in this divine Jenny Packham gown.

Jenny Packham seems to have fans in duchesses and queen bees (or at least Queen B) alike.


Friday, June 10, 2011

The Most Perfect Summer Cookies Ever.

I am so excited to be participating in Daphne's Recipe Swap this week!

I was drooling when I first saw the recipe for s'mores cookies here, but in reality, they were so much better than I could have imagined.

11 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ½ cups flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces
1-2 packages graham crackers, broken into squares


1.  First, make a cookie dough batter.

a.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon to combine. Set aside.

b.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with white and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

c.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixer and combine on low speed.

d.  Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows.
2.  Put the dough in the fridge as you prep a pan by lining it with parchment paper and then as many graham crackers as will fit.  I did a few little graham crackers, but mostly squares.  

3.  Preheat the oven at 375.  After letting the dough cool for a little, (I did an hour for a batch and overnight for another, and agree--it makes no difference in cooling time) scoop it onto the graham crackers that are on the pan.  You can try doing different amounts of dough to see what cookie to graham ratio you like best.  I liked a lot of cookie, so used large rounded tablespoons.  
  4.  Cook at 375 for 5-7 minutes.  They will look gooey and delicious.

5.  Take the cookies out and add Hershey's squares to each of the cookies.  (I also tried to "clean up" any messy cookies that were creeping onto neighboring grahams.)

6.  Put back in the oven and cook for 3-5 more minutes (Total 8-12 minutes depending on the gooey-ness desired.)

7.  Let cool before breaking apart (or cutting) into squares.  Try not to eat the entire pan.

Happy happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lilly Warehouse Sale

I really really really wish I was going to the Lilly warehouse sale this weekend.  

Anyone lucky enough to go?  And let me know if anyone picks up any extra ties or murfees you want me to take off your hands. ;)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mexican Celebration Friday's Fancies

Mexican Celebration Friday's Fancies

Today is the last weekend before the bf starts his new job at a new firm.  We're guessing that may mean many more hours working, so I'm planning on having a fabulously fun and eventful weekend.  This evening celebrations may begin with some perfect guacamole, a margarita (skinny girl, of course) and I would definitely be outfitted in my new Lilly obsession in my ideal world.  Play along with {av} for Friday's Fancies here!

Mexican Celebration Friday's Fancies by glitterista featuring handcrafted jewelry

Tory Burch buckle sandal
$195 - shopbop.com

Bounkit handcrafted jewelry
$388 - charmandchain.com

Summer Girl

Enjoy a fabulous summer weekend!  What are your di-vine plans?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pink & Green Swimsuits!

Now that the pools are open and beaches are becoming crowded once more, it's time to make sure to stock up on new swimsuits.  I'm joining in for Trish's Pink & Green Thursday dreaming of all the bikini days ahead!

Anthropologie has sooooo many divine swimsuits.  Adore this glam one piece.

This Norma Kamali screams movie star.
I love the new Vineyard Vines swimsuits!
Gingham is always a good choice.

Shoshanna perfection.
And again.  Girly amazingness.

J. Crew's Casbah print is one of my all-time favorites.  I want everything made in this print.

Perfectly placed polka dots.

 Or in an underwire top with boy shorts.

A seersucker one piece.  Very family vacation appropriate.

A cute tie dyed number from an unlikely source.

A colorful Trina Turk number for your tropical vacay.
  Seashells?  Yes, please!

Polka dots and ruffles together.  Of course this is love.

I always have to add some Lilly to any wish list.

And in my dream world, this would be my cover up.

What swimsuits are on your wish list?  (Or love list if you have it already?)