Welcome to the Concrete Jungle

{Tara Dress: Ramona LaRue. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Jewelry: Vintage.} It’s baaack, the concerte circle. This time around I climbed in in my Ramona LaRue Tara dress. A shape dress every girl worth her salt should have in her closet. What I most love about Ramona LaRue, other than the fact that Arianne is a local designer, is how she makes her own prints. She hand paints each and every one. So many of them are inspired by nature. This one is actually elephant skin magnified a million times over. I guess that would make this the concrete jungle. Roar. Photographed by David Marc Harris.  



Easy Like Sunday Morning

{Falmouth Boxers: c/o Paxton 1345.} My favorite day of the week? Sunday. It’s the last day of the weekend. And the day before a week’s worth of who even knows what’s to come. It’s your last chance to sit back, breathe and just be. It’s a day for lingering in bed a little too long, brunches and hanging with the fam. You can take the Friday you’re in love with. I’m sticking with Sunday in my comfy Egyptian cotton boxers, a cup of raspberry tea (no sugar. I swear I’ll never understand why people are into that) and a classic read. After all, Digable Planets that said it best: Sundays to relax.  



Going Ginger

{Region Sweater: c/o Left on Houston. Jeans: Zara. Shoes: Jill Stuart. Lolindo Necklace: c/o The Orchid Boutique.} Yesterday was a much deserved me day. Let me tell you, it’s been a week. I started off getting a mani and pedi at a new spot, 111 Nails, then it was over to Jungle Island to host the Garnier Olia Tour for bloggers. I’ve been debating going red for some time now and yesterday, I decided to just do it, put a little red in my hair. With a Miami Cocktail Company margarita in hand, a perfect view of the water and a cloudless sky, I sat down with the team from Garnier and plotted out which shade would be right for my new look. Turns out, it’s as easy as mixing 5.0 with 5.5. And it only took 30 minutes, of which I spent hanging out with the blogger crew on the…Read More



Tuning In

{(On Me) Sweater: c/o Left on Houston. Jeans: Mossimo. Hat: The Orchid Boutique. Leather Fringe Necklace: c/o InPink. Ring: Amorium. Shoes: Forever 21. (On Kiddo) Dress and Necklace: Little Mass c/o Hugs and Hissyfits. Shoes: Bongo.} One of my favorite new bands of the moment is Tame Impala. Kiddo got me into listening to them. Sure she’s 5, but her taste in music is impeccable. She loves Hot Chip and Capital Cities. And she’s recently gotten into Haim. So, the other day when Tame Impala’s “Elephant” came on, she insisted it sounded like Halloween music (the part where the organ comes in) and that this would be the part when the ghosts came out. Oddly enough, I totally get that. The next time we got in the car, she asked me to play the Halloween song again, which left me searching Spotify for Tame Impala. When I found them, I came across other songs like…Read More

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Into the Great Blue Wonder

{Top: Forever 21. Jeans: c/o Dittos Sari Mid Rose Relaxed Straight. Shoes: Zara. Necklace: c/o InPink. Ring: Forever 21} Boyfriend jeans aren’t for petite girls—or so say the Interwebs (Too big for your frame. Will make you look stumpy. Just another trend you’re too short to wear.) Well, you can’t believe everything on the web, right? My mission: Prove this theory wrong and find a pair of boyfriend jeans that fit all 5 foot 2 inches of me. But after a maddening search at Bloomingdale’s, Saks, Target, TJ Maxx, Gap, Forever 21, H&M, Zara, Express, Loehmann’s—even the little boys section of a store as a last ditch effort to find baggie jeans I could pass off there as boyfriend jeans—I started to think it’s true. Maybe boyfriend jeans aren’t for petite girls. Pish posh. So why would a girly girl like me want boyfriend jeans to begin with? It isn’t exactly part of usual…Read More



It’s a Mad Mad World

{Hat & Dress: Vintage Revenge. Hair and Makeup by: Marianne Shows. Photographed by: delosreyesphotography.com.}  I’ve recently started watching Mad Men—from the beginning. I’m somewhere in season 3 right now. Yeah, I know I’m about six seasons late for that party, but better late than never, right? For years people told me to watch it, insisting my fascination with vintage fashion would cause me to love the show. And it has plenty to do with it. But I mostly love it because, in addition to being a vintage girl, I’m also a writer and the character development on the show is beyond outstanding. Dare I say this: It’s as good as the character development on Lost—what I consider the greatest television show of all time. (Debating me on this will get you nowhere, kind of like with politics—insert winking smiling face.) I actually find myself thinking about Don Draper and Peggy Olson throughout…Read More



I Heart That: How I Recreated the Black and White Street Style Trend

{Black and White Heart Dress: available at  TJ Maxx. Belt: Vintage. Bracelet: Touch Boutique. Wedges: Available at TJ Maxx. Cross Body Bag: Available at TJ Maxx.} Amy Creyer of Chicago Street Style and I have something in common. No, it’s not street style shots of Anna Wintour strolling down the road (not sure I’d have the wherewithal to hold the camera steady if I saw the devil in Prada herself coming at me). We are, however, both taking on TJ Maxx’s latest challenge: The Maxx Style Blogger Challenge, to be exact. You see, Creyer was recently picked to be TJ Maxx’s newest Maxx Style Scout. And my mission, as I chose to accept it, was to take part in that challenge. Both Creyer and I recreated styles straight from the streets that incorporated the black and white trend for spring. Using the pic below, Creyer put her own spin on the look with a cool spring sandal from…Read More

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A Very Brady Blog Post

I don’t know how it happened but The Brady Bunch recently infiltrated the DVR at my house. In fact, on the Hallmark HD channel, there’s a Brady block daily. Turns out, kiddo is obsessed with it. It also turns out that obsession I have with muumuus from the ’70s is no joke. The other day the Brady’s go to Hawaii episode (part one of three—yeah, that stuff was three parts long. Talk about the whole cast and crew trying to squeeze in a vacay on the network’s dime) wound up on the tube. Hubby pauses the show, looks at me and says, “Don’t you have that bathing suit?” The one Carol Brady was consoling Greg in on the beach? No, I don’t in fact have that bathing suit, but I have the muumuu that matches it. It’s the one I wore for hair and makeup on the Self magazine Dove…Read More



Mix and Matchy Matchy

{Floral Top and Matching Skirt: H&M. Shoes: c/o Carlo Pazolini. Bag: Vintage. Flower Ring: Taara.} Obligatory floral post comin’ at ‘cha. It’s matchy matchy with  a smattering of mix and match, nonetheless. I know, that’s a lot to swallow. But it works, because the key to matchy matchy is just going for it. It’s like wearing your PJs in public and owning it. And we all know how much I long to wear my jammies in the great outdoors. If you’re hesitant to wear the same swatch en mass, do what I did and buy an affordable offering from H&M. This way, you can get comfortable in your pattern power before you make a serious investment on the trend. And if you’re going to go the extra mile and pair it with mix and match, like I did with my bag, sticking with a common theme is essential. Mine is a bold…Read More