Friday, March 30, 2012

Inspiration: MAD MEN

Sunday nights have been a little sexier ever since MAD MEN came on the scene.  I'm not quite sure what I enjoy staring at more, Jon Hamm or the gorgeous retro outfits that Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Betty Draper (January Jones) wear.  All I know is- I am all about the 60's prints, the slim pencil skirts and the fabulous floral frocks.  I'll be turning to those characters for ideas when it's time to play dress up. (Like every weekend????)

Check out my takes here: 

I love this vintage lovely here:

Another great option here:

Now all you need is Don Draper....
Till next time

Sunday, March 25, 2012

It's In The Bag

Here's a little peek at some of the goodies I keep in my everyday bag - they can vary depending on what I wear and my mood- but for the most part, I don't leave home without them (scaled down version goes into a clutch)...but as you can see they are every girl's essentials!

1. Michael Kors Continental Wallet -similar style here: 
2. Michael Kors Aviator Sunglasses -you can find them here: 
 3. Badger Vanilla Lip Balm (for non-lipstick days) 
4. Kiehls Creme de Corps Lotion 
5. Redken Mini Hairspray No. 16 (for quick touch-ups)
6. Dentyne Ice Gum (for when there isn't a toothbrush handy) 
7. Lancome Primordial Lip Treatment (when the lip balm is not enough)
8. Tarte Lip Stain in Charmed  9. NARS lipstick in Funny Face
10. Keys with my Coach Silver Heart Key Chain
11. Trish McEvoy Liquid Face Color (for that subtle glow)

What's in your bag?  ;)

Till next time

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Heart and Home

A little bit of this and a little bit of that. That about sums up my week.
I knew I wanted to shop, I needed a pick me up. I was kind of feeling the blues, so nothing like a little retail therapy. I just could not spend a lot on any one particular thing. And I wanted to buy for myself (heart therapy) but I also could not neglect my new home (home therapy). So I did what I do best, looked for little quirky updates that will take me through the long haul.

Top and necklace from or get another great option here:
Also similar looks here: Animal-Print Beaded Necklace and Rosetta Top

Doggie print dish from West Elm
(I'm using this as a spoon rest on my stove)
Another cool dish:

My new obsession: Almond Coconut candle
from West Elm
These are delish too-

Dining Room Table Decor
I got this here:

Hope you were inspired...till next time!

Friday, March 16, 2012

In The Mood For...

Hello friends! I don't know about you but the change in weather gets my shopping gears going!  Along with a spray tan, I've got quite a long wishlist of goodies on my mind.  But as much as I like to shop I have to pace myself.  I started slow and steady last week, as you will see in future posts, a mix of home goods and fashion goods.  I'm stocking up on necessities right cabinet refills and such.  I became a fan of one or two of them instantly!  They will be in rotation....

I also fell head over heels (haha) over a pair of shoes...I will be on the hunt for many things to pair them with!

 Hope you're enjoying our "Preview to Spring" weather as much as I am!  Till next time....

1. Aveeno Tinted Moisturizer (Why did I not know about this before?)

2. The first sign of Spring, a pretty little white flower among the dry leaves

3. Lancome lipstick in Candy Rose - a sneaky pink- looks bright in
the tube but goes on soft and smooth

4. My latest lovers, Pink Weave Heels from Asos -
click on this link if you love them too:


Sunday, March 11, 2012


I can't help it- I am a lover of all things cute.  Girly cute, cartoony cute, anything cute.  If your 6 years old daughter loves it- chances are so do I.  My mother knows this about me, my husband accepted it and my friends know what to get me when it's present time.  But can you blame me?

 1. Hello Kitty Plate -Nerd Collection {Too cute to eat off of}  and 2. Hello Kitty &Friends Make-up Case {for more than just make-up for me}(both from  3. Floral polka dot hair pins from  {For whenever} 4.  Espejoa mini dress from  {with a pair of bright blue flats...and because anything from Anthro is a must} 5. LIP DELIGHTfrom SpaceNK {love the packaging} 6.  Purple Butterfly and Flower Round Glass Perfume Bottlefrom Beauty Encounters {I just want this on my dresser for looks!}

I have more cute things to come but we'll stop here- don't want to put you into Cute Overload...

Till next time friends...xoxo Michelle

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Informal Living

I promised myself that when it came time to decorate my living room I would create a relaxing environment with soothing neutral colors and rich textures. Of course, I had to throw in a few pictures of New York City - the recurring theme in my house (and one of my greatest loves).

What's a kicker is that some of the pieces were a steal from my local discount stores!

Lamps from Steinmart 
NYC picture from Marshalls

Pillow from Homegoods

Beaded Glass light from Lowes
(It's magical when turned on but stunning off too!)

Ruffle pillow from Homegoods

Cheecky "Envelope" pillow from Homegoods as well

The finished product- curtains from West Elm

Hope you were inspired!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Call of The Wild

I am digging all things animal print right now. Leopard, zebra, snake... You name it. And I know a little goes a long way with these patterns. But there is something fresh and new about a leopard print dress with a pair of brightly colored heels. A pair of leopard print flats with pastel jeans.  And zebra print anything, (especially soft muted colors) for the home is a definite yes.

A great way to add just a touch of snake print to your outfit. 
A little goes a long way with snake print.  Small clutch purse from H&M.

A cool way to do the animal print trend without wearing it if it doesn't tickle your fancy-
 let your IPad wear it for you!

These flats are from Target, but get them while you can- they are selling out fast! You can get something similar here-Wanted Leopard Skimmer

A sexy bedroom with hints of zebra print...
Madison Park Granger 7pcs Set - Natural - Queen

Throw this rug in your office or den to spice up a hum drum space...
Square 9 Kenya Zebra Hand Tufted Rug - Sage - 3'6"x5'6"

It's been wild!
Till next time friends...