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July 22, 2013
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Polka Dot Mania

I’m suffering from a minor polka dot obsession. There are so many ways to feed it, tops, skirts, coats, wallets – some of my favorites:

This Splendid top comes in aqua or navy, both are cute-

this top, with a smaller polka dot, is also adorable and probably easier to wear for a petite woman as the print won’t overwhelm.

NEUW Polka Dot Shirt in Navy

Cute dress –

NEUW Polka Dot Dress in Navy

Such a sweet blouse, tuck it into a pencil skirt for work or wear it with denim for a more casual look -

Joie Wilmington Polka Dot Blouse in Blush

 

Cute skirt with fun details and an interesting shape –

 

 

Line & Dot Polka Dot Skirt

Love this adorable Kate Spade wallet, it would cheer me up every time I peek in my bag and see it  –

Kate Spade New York Carlisle Street LaceyFall is coming, a standout coat is a great way to make a statement, this print is adorable but still subtle and won’t overwhelm. It also comes in petite sizes -

Ann Taylor Dot Jacquard Trench

 

How would you wear polka dots?

July 17, 2013
by Elena
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Try something new

Piperlime reduced their sale prices again AND giving 25% off all sale items with code SUMMER. This would be a great time to try something fun and new, have you been eying some bright jeans, maybe want to try a boyfriend jean? Now is the time friends! Maybe a cute maxi dress like this one -

LA Made Tank Maxi Dress

 

What are you waiting for? Check out the sale now!

June 27, 2013
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Time for a Summer Wardrobe Update

Looking for some Summer updates? Now is the time friends – the Piperlime sale just got better, 25% better to be exact- take another 25% off sale items (with code LIME), woohoo! I’m looking for new jeans and they have a good selection, like these Joe’s Jeans -

Joe's Bridget Crop Jean

These lighter cropped jeans by Mother are perfect for the summer -

Mother The Cropped Looker

I really like the contrasting colors and shape of this BB. Dakota blouse, it looks like it would be easy for everyone to wear -

Bb Dakota Tenesa Top

LOVE this Equipment blouse, if you can wear delicate fabric you must get it (i.e don’t have a 6 month old throwing up on you all the time!). I love the color and shape, it would look great with jeans as shown, but also tucked into a skirt with a light cardigan or jacket for the office -

Equipment Francis Top

 

What are you going to look for???

June 17, 2013
by Elena
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yearly mini skirt obsession

And here we go, ’tis the season for this year’s mini obsession, again with the cute flouncy skirt. So many options at every price point, love this adorable aqua color and the shape is great -

Collective Concepts Texture Pleated SkirtI love the chevron and gorgeous color, it’s a true mini shape -

Kate Spade New York Robbie Skirt

There is another Kate Spade skirt with a purple chevron print but a bit flouncier and more casual –

That style is also available in a vivid floral print -

Kate Spade New York Sidney Skirt

May 29, 2013
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Take it up a notch

Sometimes all you need to “bring it” with a summer outfit is an awesome piece of jewelry. My first choice is pretty much always anything by Gemma Redux or Alexis Bittar, but sometimes a girl doesn’t want to spend $400 on a necklace. There are great inexpensive options also. I am obsessed with this one by Tinley Road that is less than $40, can you believe that?????

 

Tinley Road Pastel Statement NecklaceI would wear this pretty much every day to dress up a tank/tee and walking shorts/skinny jeans with flats or sandals.

April 30, 2013
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Eyelet Shorts and Skirts

It’s suddenly warm here, wahoo! Warm weather clothes are a reality and thanks to a quick trip to Target, I’m thinking about eyelet shorts and skirts. You can find them at all price points,

First, the shorts I found at Target –

Cute, right? I thought so!

The Gap also has a few eyelet bottoms, starting with these shorts in a fun bright color (although a little more subdued than the ones above!)-

Gap Clean Front Eyelet Shorts

and I really like this adorable little skirt -
Gap Eyelet Gathered Skirt
This one is cute as well, think warm day casual look, brunch or the park -
Gap Chambray Eyelet Skirt

 

 

In a different price range we have this more formal lovely pencil skirt by Catherine Malandrino -
Catherine Malandrino Eyelet Pencil Skirt in Blanc

And there are more where those came from.

April 26, 2013
by Elena
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Cute Mother’s Day Gift

I’m looking for Mother’s day gifts, but it’s a little tricky because other than a new kitchen or maybe world peace, my own mother doesn’t really want or need stuff. One thing I thought would make a lovely gift is this monogram key ring -

It’s bright (but you can choose from a zillion colors), so maybe it would make it easier to find her key in her cavernous purse? I’d certainly love one. The photo above is the Moon and Lola version. There are tons of adorable options on Etsy too, search for monogram keychain and let the fun begin!

 

April 24, 2013
by Elena
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Perfect Jeans?

Looking for some new denim for Spring? I am loving these cropped skinnies from Mother, somehow they get both the cut and color perfect for this season -
Mother The Cropped Looker Jeans
And good news for anyone who isn’t into the skinny shape, their bootcut jeans are just as awesome -
Mother Outsider Bootcut Jeans

April 22, 2013
by Elena
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cobalt tops

Cobalt is a really hot color for Spring this year (whether the good weather arrives or not!). This top is an adorable way to add some of the color to your wardrobe -

C.Luce Peplum Top

Wear it with skinnies, trousers or a a pencil skirt, if you want to wear it in cooler weather it would work with a tissue thin long sleeve tee underneath. It’s a surprisingly versatile shape and the color is amazing! Even better, it’s a good price for a trendy item at $69.

 

 

If you can spend a bit more, ok a lot more, this gorgeous Vionnet top is perfection -

sigh.

February 25, 2013
by Elena
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My Magical Sleek Soda Making Machine (Sodastream)

What, you may ask, is that? That is a new style of Sodastream called The Source, and it is awesome. Let me tell you a story – One day I was saying to my husband, “Husband, I think we need a sodastream. I’m hugely pregnant, craving seltzer, but do not want to lug bottles home with me from the store, nor do I want to create the waste of all the empty bottles.” Or it was something to that affect anyway.  Magically an email appeared in my inbox offering me one of these sleek new machines to try out for the blog. YES. But then before I could try it out, a little thing happened to me – I had a baby. Bad timing for my review. Or maybe not, because now I’ve had the Sodastream Source for a couple of months, and we’ve had time to really put it work and it is indeed AWESOME.

First, it does look sleek, so it’s ok that is sits in our living room (we have a tiny city-dweller kitchen so we can’t keep it in there).  Second, It fun to watch someone use it. My kids are enthralled with it. My 2 year old watches with delight and screams with joy as we push down the front part, it lights up and makes a noise as it carbonates. My daughter, while only a couple of months old now, still likes the light.

And most importantly, it makes great seltzer whenever we want it. Which is alot these days. as I’m setting the table, hey – let’s make some seltzer.  The kit includes one bottle and many flavors. So far I’ve tried the root beer (loved it!), the cranberry-raspberry (loved it), diet grapefruit (liked it, we just aren’t so into diet pop), and the flavor essences (makes a lightly flavored seltzer rather than actual pop – we LOVE these).

My only issue with the set is that we need more bottles, guess I’ll head out to Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond for those! by the way, those are stores that carry this magical machine, as does Amazon of course (they have almost everything, right?).