Coral Lady

Coral Lady 1

Coral Lady 1

Cardigan c/o Lulu’s // Tee and Tights- Forever 21 // Skirt- American Apparel
Necklace- By Boe (gift from Alex) //Earrings c/o Kensie Jewelry // Boots- Old
(all photos above taken by Alex– thanks lady!)

Coral Lady 2

Sometimes I remember that on the weekends I can get away with wearing more casual outfits like this one. While I feel like this is a teeny bit too relaxed for me to wear to work, it was perfect for a send-off brunch at Punch for Miss Lindsay a few weekends ago.

It was a rainy Saturday afternoon, so Alex and I took cover under some scaffolding (there’s always scaffolding somewhere in NYC- buildings are constantly being constructed or renovated). Wearing this coral cardigan is like wearing a blanket- it’s just so cozy! Also, even though these earrings are bigger than what I normally wear, I couldn’t resist matching them to my cardigan.

One more thing- I am totally loving this soft gray tee that I picked up at Forever 21 a few months ago! I don’t know why I didn’t own a gray tee before, but I’m quickly realizing it works with so many different outfits. I don’t know how long this Forever 21 one will last, but for now I’m happy with my purchase. I also need to stock up on some basic black and white tees and I’m thinking of trying Everlane based on some recommendations from friends.

Tell me: Where do you buy your basic tees?

Le Week-end // 03.22.13

Le Week-end // 03.22.13

Le Week-end // 03.22.13

It’s been a weird couple of weeks for me recently. I was in a kind of rut with life and with the blog, hence the lack of posts here. However, after hanging with friends over the weekend and a brainstorm session with Alex on Tuesday, I’m feeling reenergized (at least as far as the blog goes). I want to keep trying new things, so here’s the first post of something that may turn into a weekly series. I’m always curious to read more about the day-to-day lives of my favorite bloggers (is that just me?), so I thought it could be fun for me to share a little bit about my week.

// On St. Patty’s day I went over to my friend’s apartment in Brooklyn for a little get-together. The cupcakes she made were simply adorable- there were gold and green glitter shamrocks on top!

// I had to use up one of my rollover vacation days for work before it expired at the end of the month, so I took this past Monday off. I didn’t do anything exciting, but I did take care of some much-needed housekeeping around the apartment.  The only downside of having Monday off is that I was extra grumpy on Tuesday!

// On Tuesday Alex came over to my place to hang out. Of course there was lots of blogger talk and she helped me sort out some new ideas for the Correspondence Club, as well as brainstorm ideas for my blog. She’s also brought over the Grace Coddington memoir for me to borrow- I can’t wait to dive in!

// Speaking of the Correspondence Club, I’m making some major changes to the format starting next month. If you were already a member, you should have received an email from me on Tuesday explaining the new format. If you want more information or want to join for the first time, feel free to send me an email!

// Did you guys see this video on Mashable about social media as people? Totally funny and accurate!

// I started watching Sex and the City for the first time a couple of weekends ago (I’m so late to the game, I know!) and now there are so many little pop culture references I understand. I’m moving through it pretty quickly and I’m on the last season now- my goal is to finish this weekend!

// When will the weather get it together and when will it actually turn into spring? I cannot handle any more snow flurries or wintry mixes. I took the picture above at the Union Square Farmer’s Market last spring- flowers might be just what I need right now to at least pretend it’s spring.

P.S. If you’re wondering why “weekend” is spelled “week-end,” it’s the French spelling! When I took French class in college, I was tickled to learn that they say “weekend” as well, but with a French accent of course!

Noted 02.

Noted-02

Noted-02

1. Topshop Monster PJ Sweat Top // 2. Incoco Nail Strips- Pretty in Pastel
3. J.Crew Printed iPhone case in Bright Hydrangea // 4. Jack Wills Porchfield Dress in Chambray Spot

Here’s another round-up of a few things that have caught my eye lately! 

That monster sweatshirt is so fitting for me! Sometimes people think I’m a morning person, but it’s actually the opposite. I would prefer if you didn’t speak to me at all early in the morning and if you’re trying to get me to do something before I’ve had my first cuppa coffee and/or tea, forget it!

These Incoco nails strips are absolutely adorable and perfect for Easter, which is right around the corner. They remind me of a fancy Easter egg! You could possibly do this nail design by hand, but I love how easy it is to apply these strips, not to mention they last much longer than regular polish.

I’ve been wanting to switch up my iPhone case and I love how positively springy this J. Crew iPhone case is. On the other hand, what I really need to do is upgrade my phone. It’s been acting wonky for several months now and I’m afraid it’s going to die on me at any moment! I’ve heard rumors that they’ll release a new iPhone sometime this summer, so I’m hoping my iPhone 4 can hold out until then.

Ahh, polka dots- I really can’t get enough of them! Not only do I adore the polka dot print on this Jack Wills dress, but I also love the fit and flare shape. I could totally wear this dress to work in the summertime or for a weekend excursion with friends. Now if only the weather would cooperate and actually warm up!

Tell me: Which one is your favorite?

Nails 29.

Nails 29 Collage

Nails 29 Collage

From top left, clockwise: 1. Essie Barefoot in Blue and Joe Fresh Navy Marine // 2. Green Ombre Nails
3. OPI Seriously, It’s a Naan-Issue and Forever 21 Orchid  // 4. Sinful Colors Savage

I usually paint my nails every 3-4 days, but not all of these manicures make it to the blog, so I thought it would be fun to share them in a quick round-up post today. The dark purple color was a polish I tried on in Sephora and I absolutely love it. I didn’t pick it up in the store that day because I’ve already spent way too much on beauty this month, but it’s definitely been added to my wishlist!

Tell me: Is there any particular nail polish color on your wishlist right now?