summer lovin’.

my days spent at chime and zuhair’s house were full of relaxation, tasty cocktails, laughter, food and more food (figs from the backyard, artisan cheeses, freshly baked kale chips, homemade ice cream, freshly baked bread… all courtesy of my lovely chime), and me wearing pajamas all day! nothing says vacation like wearing pjs all day. now that i’m back to long days at work- those which have seemed endless as of late, i can’t help but reminisce about my vacation days that seem like such a long time ago. i’m left wishing i could go back to watching trash tv, eating homemade earl grey ice cream and blueberry tarts, and enjoying the company of two that i see far too little of. let’s just say my next vacation can’t come soon enough!

p.s. while staying with chime and zu, i was introduced to goat cheese stuffed dates. BEST THINGS EVER!


american girl.

skirt and shirt: american apparel

shoes: salvatore ferragamo vara flats

denim jacket: old navy

headband: banana republic factory (also here)

bag:   vintage coach city bag

sunglasses: ray ban wayfarer

i love-love-love american apparel for basics! their clothes are so soft and pair well with just about anything. i have also developed an obsession with ferragamo’s, specifically the varas. they are so pretty and feminine. and they too wear well with everything in my closet- shorts, dresses, skirts, you name it. i adore them!

see other outfits featuring ferragamo’s here, here, and here!

la la land.

skirt: madewell  shoes: madewell  bag: vintage coach willis bag  blouse: f21  bangles: thrifted

shorts: f21  tank: american apparel  bag: louis vuitton alma  blazer: silence and noise

it’s been awhile since my last post! i was finally able to go spend some quality time with my awesome friends chime and zuhair down in southern california. one of the days i was visiting we went to the los angeles museum of natural history. we enjoyed the exhibits (we spent extra time admiring the gems and minerals), gardens, and of course, lunch! we had a great time. i will also have to post some of the yummy treats chime made while i stayed with them!

now it’s time for me to get back into work mode (sigh!) because i’m going back on monday. but before that, we are having a birthday celebration tonight for my birthday boy, brian! i can’t wait to give him his birthday gifts. happy birthday, to my baby!

mexican getaway.

dress: asos (on sale)

shoes: madewell

sunglasses: ebay

bangles: thrifted

earrings: nordstrom (similar here)

good morning! i thought i’d share this outfit post before i get on a plane headed for long beach. anne and i had such a wonderful time in mexico enjoying the ocean, swimming in the pools, and taking in the views from our balcony! it was really hot, so wearing loose-fitting clothes like this crocheted summer dress was the best solution for the weather. i can’t wait for the next vacation. i’m thinking nyc!

two girls in puerto vallarta.

suitcase: vintage  dress: asos  camera: nikon p7000  perfume roller: kiehl’s in gardenia sunnies: ebay and anthropologie watch: michael kors  wallet: louis vuitton french purse

once anne and i arrived in puerto vallarta, we really enjoyed relaxing with some margaritas in hand! we weren’t too upset about snacking on the chips and salsa either. 🙂 yum!

coconut prawns.

best popsicles ever! and aren’t the baby ones so cute?

put a bird on it!

 cropped tee: american apparel

cutoffs/sandals: jcrew 

bag: vintage coach willis bag

sunglasses: ray ban

anne’s shoes: dolce vita

bag: vintage coach

most of these photos were snapped in downtown puerto vallarta where anne and i lunched and shopped around! we had such a wonderful time relaxing by the water, sipping on margs, and eating fruity popsicles. now i’m back home and starting to pack for my trip down to socal where i’m hoping to go to los angeles and palm springs with chime. i can’t wait to see my family and bestie! and of course, there will be more of my mexican vacay photos to follow!