Thursday, August 30, 2012

little black dress

A few days ago, I got a new haircut, and since then, have been drawn to more feminine and classic pieces. Today, I felt like wearing my favorite little black dress. I love this dress because of its length, silhouette, and the floral detailing along the neckline. I kept things simple by pairing my dress with Chanel flats and a pearl bracelet. 

{aa studio dress + chanel flats + h&m chain purse} 

flats {similar here}
 dress {similar here}
purse {similar here  or splurge on this crossbody here

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

fab finds at forever 21

f21 pleated trim shirt $22.80 {here}
st. john collection contrast-trim crepe de chine $495.00 {here}

This week, I found all sorts of bargains, ranging from a contrast trim blouse to a pair of cateye sunglasses to a belted striped dress perfect for the last few weeks of summer. Hope you have a great Wednesday! xo

yves saint laurent sunglasses $350.00 {here}
f21 cateye sunglasses $5.80 {here}
asos paparazzi leather court shoes with metal spike heel $76.64 {here}

f21 metal heel pumps $29.80 {here}
f21 zip pocket crossbody $19.80 {here}
ralph lauren signature skinny crossbody $98.00 {here}

f21 striped skater dress w/ belt $22.80 {here}

arden b strip ponte belted dress $69.00 {here}

f21 pleated contrast dress {here}
tibi sleeveless pleated dress $207.00 {here}

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

chocolate chunk cookies

  • For our dinner party last night, my sister and I made my favorite chocolate chip cookies. They were moist, soft, and slightly sweet, and they perfectly complemented the coffee oreo icecream we had. We had a delightful time making our own icecream sandwiches! 

  • Here's the recipe (adopted from Martha Stewart): 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon salt

    2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature

    1 cup granulated sugar

    1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar

    2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

    1 large whole egg, plus 1 large egg white

    12 oz. semisweet chocolate chunks (about 2 cups)

Monday, August 27, 2012

the peter pan collar

mint and pink

mint and pink by creamandtulle featuring short skirts

skirt {here}
blouse {here or save here}
satchel {here or save here}
ballet flats {here or save with this pair here}
necklace {here or save with this gorgeous one here}

My favorite trend this season by far has been the peter pan collar. My polyvore set features a blouse and skirt combo with a rhinestone peter pan collar necklace. I love this necklace because it's not brightly colored or overwhelmingly bejeweled with sequins. It's simple and refined and adds just the right amount of glamour to the outfit.

Friday, August 24, 2012


In light of Restaurant Week, my friends and I made a reservation at Sandrine's, a French bistro in Harvard Square. As we walked in, a waiter greeted us with a charming French accent, and he seated us at a cozy booth near the back. I was entranced by the luxurious atmosphere and interior decoration -- I was immediately transported to Paris. When the waiter came back, I ordered the roasted red pepper and tomato gazpacho and the lobster roll, and he answered "tres bien mademoiselle," which made me smile. My sister ordered the lobster roll as well as the best salad I've ever eaten. It was garnished with red grapes, roasted almonds, and a light vinaigrette. I also enjoyed the lobster roll, which was rich and creamy. We engaged in conversation as we savored our entrees. All in all, I had a lovely time!

{sliced baguette} 
{Grape and Gorgonzola Salad} 

{Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Gazpacho}

{Lobster Roll}

Thursday, August 23, 2012

mixing prints

Sometimes, I wake up feeling like a free spirit wanting to channel her inner bohemian. On those days, I pick out an outfit consisting of a flowy blouse and matching skirt. I felt a little daring today, so I wore a floral dress with an orange headband of a different print. I love orange because it’s a great color for transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall. It’s bright enough for the lazy days of summer, but its rich hue makes it the perfect match for fall.

{forever 21 chiffon blouse + forever 21 floral contrast dress +  bongo cork wedge sandals} 

 dress {similar here}
blouse {here or splurge here}
 sandals {here or save with this gorgeous pair here}

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

fab finds at forever 21

BCBG layered snake-chain necklace $138.00 {here}

forever 21 draped chain swag necklace $8.80 {here}

This week, I found all sorts of gems at Forever 21 -- from a layered chain necklace to a pleated accordian skirt that gives Taylor Swift's Chloe skirt a run for its money. Hope you enjoy these, lovelies! Happy Wednesday! xo
f21 studded ballet flats $19.80 {here}

jeffrey campbell ana-stud flat black leather $165.00  {here}

alice+olivia quilted leather short $440  {here}

f21 faux leather zip shorts $19.80  {here}
chloe pleated silk crepe skirt {similar here for $514} 
f21 accordian pleated skirt $12.50  {here}

akris pleated blouse $1,190  {here}
f21 pleated longline shirt $19.80  {here}

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

tan and gold

Nowadays, my go-to outfit is a long sleeved button-down with a pair of tailored shorts or an a-line skirt and ballet flats. It’s an outfit that’s polished without being too overdone. 
I paired my outfit with my new sunglasses, which are different from any pair I've owned so far. I am in love with their oval frames and retro vibe!
{forever 21 lustrous semi-sheer shirt + j.crew taffeta marvelle mini + coach poppy metallic crossbody + forever 21 oval sunglasses} 
skirt {similar here
purse {similar here
blouse {here or splurge here
flats {similar here or splurge here}
sunnies {here or splurge on this gorgeous pair here}


Monday, August 20, 2012

the new minimalism

white out

white out by creamandtulle featuring clutch handbags

shorts {here or save here}
sandals {here or save here}
blouse {similar here or save here}
sunglasses {similar here or save here}
clutch {here or save with this gorgeous one here}
I absolutely love the all-white trend. Its simplicity and elegance is a breathtaking, and its versatility is evident, as it can be worn many ways -- from casual cool to white tie formal. In this Polyvore set, I featured a white blouse and pleated shorts and styled it with brown sandals and a floral scarf for a subtle pop of color.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Last week, we ordered new clothes from Forever 21, and they finally arrived yesterday! The first thing I wanted to try on was this polka dot print blouse. I am in love with this print, not only because of its versatility, but also because there's something so fresh and youthful about it. It's one of my favorite trends this season, and after summer winds down to a close, I'll make sure to incorporate polka dots into my fall wardrobe.
{forever 21 jumbo polka dot print shirt + forever 21 sunglasses in cream + piplette by alice ritter alia full skirt + chanel leather and suede bow flats} 
flats {similar here or save here}
blouse {similar here or splurge here}
  skirt {similar here or this button front skirt here}
sunnies {here or splurge on this gorgeous pair here}