Archives for March 2012

Birdie Books!

A received one of the Birdie books for her birthday this year. I started flipping through and was completely enamored with the beautiful illustrations. The author/illustrator of these books is Sujean Rim, whose work you’ve seen on Daily Candy, Tiffany & Co, and Target.

I love the precocious protagonist who reminds me so much of my own little fashionista. After falling in love with Birdie, I went online and ordered a copy of Birdie’s Big Girl Shoes and 5 more copies of Birdie’s Big Girl Dress for friends. This makes such a great gift for that fashion loving mother-daughter duo in your life!

Order yours here and here!


BaubleBar Top Picks

I mentioned last week that the Today Show did a feature on neon for spring. During that segment, Ann Curry put on an eye-catching necklace. I kept thinking of the necklace until I finally decided to google it and came across BaubleBar. They feature a lot of jewelry seen on celebrities and in magazines and everything is very affordable. Here are my top picks! You can tell I’m on a neon kick because 3 of my 7 picks are highlighter shades.

1. Pyramid Studs $28, A tiny little stud with a lot of attitude
2. Grace Earrings $184, A stunning compliment to your LBD
3. Phospho Necklace $38, The Ann Curry necklace!
4. Crayola Links Necklace $26, Fun and playful
5. Inverted Dome Ring $46, Seen on Gwyneth Paltrow
6. Acid Antoinette Earrings $72, An intricate, ornate pair in a shocking hue
7. Square Bangle Trio $24, Classic bangles in an updated shape
Right now, you can get $10 off your first order and free shipping so I was able to order the Phospho necklace for $28 shipped! Which is your fave of my picks or if you’ve been to the site, what are some of your faves??

Pleated Maxi Skirt

Club Monaco skirt (similar)  |  Forever21 sweater  |  Aritzia jacket  |  Cambridge Satchel Company bag 
Banana Republic bangles  |  Hermes bracelet  |  Nails: Essie Turquoise and Caicos and OPI Save Me

It’s been unseasonably warm here in Chicago. I tried out a bohemian look with a long pleated maxi and yet another slouchy sweater. Of course, I kept the look pretty simple and minimal as always. Threw in some bright colors (bag, bracelet and nails) and I was set.

My sister is coming into town this weekend and I’m so excited to do what we do best: eat, shop and chit chat. So hard living away from family (especially when they live halfway across the world!!) Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?

Recent Reads…

I was recently asked to be a part of this monthly joint post with several other bloggers. I thought it sounded like fun so here’s the first one.

Question of the month: What’s your most sentimental jewelry item – share the story behind it:

Nashelle Initial Necklace

I blogged about this initial necklace here. I got my daughter, A’s initial over a year ago and have not taken it off since (except for during massages…I could so go for one right about now!). After my second, D was born 4 months ago, I ordered a matching disc with a D on it and they both hang from the same chain now. I love that I can keep them close to my heart at all times. Check the original post here for details on the chain length and the disc size.


I just added new items for sale on my shop pearls and green tea page so be sure to check it out! I’m selling my brand new with tags attached Missoni for Target shawl!! Also, I’ll be going through my jeans and dresses in the next few days and posting those as well so keep checking here!!

Tie Front Shirt Look

Walter shirt  |  Forever21 jeans  |  J.Crew shoes  |  Nashelle necklace  |  Michael Kors watch
While there are a lot of great options for tie front shirts, you can get the look for free by using shirts you already own. I used a long, loose shirt in a thin fabric to make it easier to tie. When I was pregnant, I used a shorter, tighter shirt and tied it above my bump, with a dress under of course!

I love finding new ways to wear clothes I already own!