June 29, 2011

Outfits of the Day







Last week I traveled to Orlando for my sorority's national convention. I am proud of myself for remembering to take pictures of my outfits each day and thought I would share with you. Please don't mind the grainy iPhone3 pictures - working on getting myself an upgrade.



Ann Taylor dress I purchased last summer, BR outlet wedges.


Top and skirt from Zara, my new favorite store. Too bad they don't have one by me or sell online.



My all white outfit, dress from Francesca's and the shoes are Nine West, wore them when I got married in Aruba.



DVF dress, so comfy


Top and skirt JCrew


TJMaxx bargain with poufy pony.


Antrho top and pants, the jeans are J Brand and soooo comfy. This was my return travel outfit.


I also decided, after seeing them on several women, that next summer I need to invest in a pair of Jack Rogers sandals. Very classic, plus I love the mini-wedge option.



June 19, 2011

Summer Refreshment



I have been on the hunt for a drink dispenser for a while but don't really care for the usual ones around. Then I spied this beauty, via NapaStyle.








I love that it is large and has the cork-like top. This would make a unique wedding or house warming gift.



Need a recipe to fill it, try this one.




Airmail Punch (via InStyle July 2011, via Jim Meehan, manager of a bar in NYC - thus making it automatically cool, right?)




This recipe serves 8, so you will probably want to at least double it to half-way fill the above container.




1 bottle of champagne

1 1/4 cups of white rum

2/3 cups fresh lime juice

1 3/4 cups honey water*


Add all ingredients to a container and serve over ice




*Honey Water

1 3/4 cups water

3/4 cup clover honey (local preferred)


Bring water to a boil, then turn off heat and add honey. Stir until honey dissolves. Chill before adding to punch.


Enjoy and don't forget to invite me over too!




June 17, 2011

Outdoor Oasis






I know it has been posted several times in the blogisphere this week, but I can't help referring back to Courtney Cox's newly redesigned Malibu home featured in Elle Decor. My favorite space has to be her back "yard".





I can totally picture myself lounging in this space.



Another gorgeous space, which I assume is right off the master bedroom.



I LOVE a firepit and keep asking my husband for one. I like the smart thinking of the glass wall to shield the wind off the beach.



And what about this mini-pit across from the outdoor dining area, perfect for entertaining.



To see the rest of her home click here. Loving her outfit here too!

June 9, 2011

Worth a Shot





I came across this picture the other day. That is Pippa Middleton (Kate's little sis) back diving off a relative's boat. Dreamy, all of it. What caught my eye the most is how gracious Pippa looks, in her chic white swimsuit and all. With that said I have a confession to make, I have a pool in my own back yard and am not all that good of a swimmer let alone do I know how to dive - my friends and family can attest to this.


During the last summer Olympics I was inspired to really start swimming so I went online and bought myself a cute Speedo swimsuit and some goggles. I swam a few times, got winded and immediately changed into my tanning suit and caught some rays. Once again I am inspired, who knows, maybe I will knock the socks off my friends' and do a back dive for them one of these days, you never know!

June 3, 2011

Home Envy







Sometimes I think I should have authored the blog Real Estalker because I love looking at homes and their interiors online. Yesterday I found this lovely over at Trulia. Here are some of the pictures that I about died over.




Love the landscaping and the copper gutters.





That tile is beautiful, I would however pick a different runner for the stairs.




The cabinetry, fridge and stove, LOVE! I would choose different stools however.





I about died over all the marble in this bath which is otherwise a bit to sparse for me. I think the tub - albeit pretty - looks lonely.




What a fun media room.







A wine cellar to lust over, look at the paver floor!





And to seal the deal, check out this outdoor living area.






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