Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Blue Valentine looks intense and very intriguing.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I spent the majority of the day in front of a comfy fire reading a great new book while a pretty serious "blizzard" rages outside.
My poor, sweet hubby is down with a vicious cold. I've been playing nurse while hoping he feels much better very soon.
Looking forward to another slow moving, wintry day off tomorrow...
In the meantime, hope everyone has a lovely, snuggly evening!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
How deliciously simple does this dessert by Jamie Oliver (spotted on frolic!) look?
Today, I'm really missing my baby sister. It will be so hard to be away from her for Christmas this year.
This afternoon would make a perfect movie day. Snuggling down at Mom and Dad's to watch Home Alone and Love Actually wearing warm slippers
(image courtesy beso)
and sipping hot chocolate. Sigh. How divine...
(image courtesy real simple)
Just remember, the yellow blankie is mine, Beast. xo
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
(image courtesy rachel pally)
The long sleeves keep the plunging backline from being too over the top. It's the perfect little black dress for the holidays!
Dressed up with statement making gold earrings (like the ones seen on the model above) and rocking suede pumps, this sleek look feels festive without sparkles or an overabundance of the color red.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wow, Justin Townes Earle's music is great.
The lanky Tennesseean ( and current resident of the East Village) creates original "Southern American" music slightly reminiscent of another time. Earle's original style is hard to stop listening to.
The son of country music favorite, Steve Earle, JTE apparently fell in the love the sounds of his native South after his father informed the soon-to-become musician that his favorite Nirvana song "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" was actually written and originally performed by the iconic American folk and blues musician Leadbelly.
Check out "Harlem River Blues" and "They Killed John Henry" below.
In addition to making great music, Earle has made quite a name for himself in the world of fashion. Apparently, GQ voted him one of the "25 most stylish men in the world."
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This FAUX fur snood is quite glamorous and very cozy.
I also love this ladylike coat...
and these funny mittens (especially the turquoise ones with a circular palm patch reading: "place snowball here").
(images courtesy shop bop, anthro and fab sugar)
Stay warm, dears!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Lucky for me, my Mommy has gotten quite tech savvy as of late. She sent me this photo of my very first Christmas ornament ever as it currently hangs from our family tree.
How cute is she?
Friday, December 10, 2010
This morning at work I smashed my finger with a stapler and was in desperate need of a bandage. While I settled for the boring, nude-colored Band-Aid I keep in my purse for emergencies (yes, I am serious), I think the bandages below would have made me giggle enough to at least temporarily forget the throbbing pain in my middle finger (still serious).
Answering the question of "what happened to your finger?" with "ninja fight" or "shark bite" sounds much better than the reality... foggy-headed clumsiness following your company's themed holiday party the evening before...
On that note, happy weekend, friends!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Today I bought my first few gifts, and this evening is my company's annual holiday party which is being held in our offices. How Mad Men is that?
Here's hoping for egg nog
P.S. Speaking of the office, here's a shot I snapped on my way home from work. The Rock Center Christmas Tree never fails to take my breath away.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I love the abundance of framed art placed, well, everywhere.
I love the idea of filling our walls with random framed memories (a receipt from a favorite meal, a birthday card, a classic movie poster). How nice and cozy!
I'm also more than a little jealous that the famous duo's little girl is rocking at least two Hugo Guiness pieces on her bright yellow walls.
(images via oh happy day; images courtesy Todd Selby)
Monday, December 6, 2010
I love the saucy side buttons on her Dior dress, the bold red lips and the super cool Lolita book purse!
Everyone seems to buzzing about Natalie's performance as a ballet dancer named Nina. Are you guys planning to check out this thriller from Darren Aronofsky (the same guy who did The Wrestler)?
(image courtesy nerdy nothings and music n)
Check out the rather intense trailer below.
Friday, December 3, 2010
The band was AMAZING live. I highly recommend checking them out if ever you have the opportunity. I nerdily even scored this rad band t-shirt!
We arrived in time to catch the opening act, School of Seven Bells, who were also fab. The guitarist had some pretty happening hair and the lead singer is quite the dish.
(image courtesy baeble)
Here are two of my favorite songs by the band to help ease us into the weekend. Have a great one!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I'm a bit of a neat freak. While I love being tidy, my love of organization reached new heights when we moved to NYC. Less space means even less room for clutter. A haphazard stack of mail on the table? I don't think so.
Based on the above, can you imagine my excitement upon discovering Things Organized Neatly? This site simply contains images of tidily collected odds and ends.
The perfectly oragnized items in these photographs are quite beautiful. Check out a few examples below.
(images courtesy things organized neatly)