Weekend Links

Friday, April 17, 2015

Happy Friday! What are you all up to this weekend? The weather around here promises to be beautiful (above 70!!!) so I plan on spending as much time outside as is humanly possible. This is also our last skate free, lacrosse free weekend which means we have very little on the agenda which  is incredibly nice. I finished The Jinx last night (my jaw is still on the floor) and am trying to push my husband to start watching Bloodline this weekend. Did any of you watch it? Is it good? Even though we only watch one program a night, it's funny to me how important our "shows" have become to us. Having a little something to look forward to every night sure makes the day go faster! Whatever your plans are I wish you a wonderful weekend! Here are a few fun links from around the web to kick off this rainy Friday. xx

I'm kind of obsessed with Carolyn Murphy's new haircut. It's taking everything I have not to got for the chop!

The most flattering jumpsuit that I forgot to mention in yesterday's post. 

Goodbye winter coat! Each year I feel this so deeply, and at this point would rather burn my parka than put in on again. (p.s. I've been freezing at night without it, so there's that)

I've watched this video on ""the two minute face" about a dozen times, and it has completely changed my beauty routine!

Will you regret your tattoos when you get older? (I may or may not have 4!!! small ones now) If they look anything like this, probably not. 

Speaking of aging, I'm pretty sure @baddiewinkle is having way more fun than most of us. Her Instagram slays me!

One of my favorite NYC haunts Eataly is coming to Boston! This is going to be amazing for my stomach, and dangerous to my waistline. Truthfully, this is going to be really great for our city and breathe some new life into the Pru! 

I know I talk a lot about frivolous fashion, but what this company is doing is so incredible and I am absolutely donating to this cause! They created a shoe that lasts five years, and can grow five sizes! Just think about what that means for children in developing countries! For 10 dollars you can gift a pair and even choose the region you want it to go to.  What an incredibly genius invention.

These emails acted out in real life made me laugh out loud. I can't even imagine what mine would look like. I am a frequent over-user of the exclamation point so I think there would have to be a lot of yelling and jumping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 influential women you should know. Oh, and how about Hillary!!!

Sadly, this really is what that college rejection letter means these days. 

5 closet cleaning tips. I find that the less I have in my closet, the less I buy. Cleaning out our closets is on the top of my list this weekend! The other night I tread to squeeze Gray into some size three jammies. Let's just say it wasn't happening!

...and once you have that closet cleaned out, J.Crew head stylist's tips for a timeless style. Less is always more!

Photo via Style Me Pretty

Jumpsuits For The Win!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Last weekend my sister accompanied me to an event for Gray's school, and by chance we both wore our trusty jumpsuits. This should come as no surprise to me considering that ever since I picked mine  up last year I have pretty much worn it anywhere and everywhere. It is without a doubt my absolute favorite piece of clothing that I have ever owned.

A Glam Apartment- The Master Bedroom

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I mentioned last week that I'm currently working on an incredible design project which entails adding some glamour to my best friend's beautiful city apartment. I can't even tell you what fun we've had mapping out the space and now that almost everything has been ordered I am counting the weeks until we can put it all together!

The first space we tackled was the living room, and now we are working on the master bedroom. Like  in the living room I wanted to add a bit of drama and visual impact to the space, but for the master I also wanted it to have a serene feel since this is where the couple spends most of their time once they get their four kids down for the night. The room itself is on the smaller size, but what it lacks in space it absolutely makes up for in character! There are huge bay windows which get a ton of light, a fireplace, incredible moulding, and hardwood floors. We are pretty much starting from scratch, which considering the "bones" of the room is a pretty amazing place to begin.

Our 8 Favorite One Pot Meals

Monday, April 13, 2015

Since we've been back from Spring Break I've been more motivated than usual to break out the old cookbooks err pinboards and try out some new recipes. As much as I love traveling, I have to say that while we are away I am constantly dreaming of my first trip back to Whole Foods to stock up on what I consider our "basics." I don't know about you all, but we eat so many of the same types of food each week that any deviation from the norm usually leaves me feeling a little "yuck". Getting our hands on kale where we stay in Costa Rica is something like a navy seal mission, with quite a bit of planning, timing, luck, and lots of walking involved.  Truthfully, it just reminds me to be grateful that every day back home that I am able to walk into a grocery and stock up on healthy food with very little effort. 

Most Wanted

Friday, April 10, 2015

A few years back my good friend Anne emailed me and said something to the effect of, "what do you think about Birkenstocks and their revival?"

My response: Meh

Well... I am the first to admit when I am wrong and now two years later I can say there is no other shoe I love more than my Birks. I purchased two pairs last year and pretty much wore one down to the sole on our last Costa Rica trip and I was trying to figure out which pair I'd get (I love the white but can't imagine how dirty it would end up) when I saw these.

Do or Don't? Nail Art.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Do you think nail art is a do or a don't? I used to say never but I'm pretty sure I've changed my tune.

Surf Inspired Home Decor

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


As a former California girl who sometimes feels a little landlocked living in the city, one of my favorite things to incorporate into my home decor is a few surf inspired pieces.  By using art that brings in the colors of the ocean you can easily create a beautiful and serene space and when you add in the surfer component you get an instant "cool" effect. No matter what your design style is, this look easily translates from modern to traditional, and is best when done on a large scale.