Saturday, December 29, 2012


Seaport Village
Ocean Beach

I had a spectacular time in San Diego with Mackenzie, so I'm sharing a few highlights of our adventures. It was really great to get away and explore a new city...and to relax! I really enjoyed the laid-back Cali vibe. We New Englanders could all take a page out of that book.

 Ocean beach (top left); San Diego Zoo (bottom right)

Mission Beach
Santa Fe Depot
Ocean Beach
San Diego Zoo
Horton Plaza
Gaslamp Quarter
Little Italy

Friday, December 28, 2012


Head to Toe: Top and pants, Loft (Gift); Heels, Target; Bracelet, Loft (Gift); Bag, Old Navy.

I was spoiled with clothes and accessories this Christmas, like this outfit from Mackenzie’s sister. Perfect pre-New-Year’s festive…and sparkly (thanks Dee!). I also got a sewing machine from the rents so I can start learning to make my own clothes! So excited.
Happy Friday!

And a new warm winter coat from the boy

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Missed Me?

Head to Toe: Blouse, Marshall's; Skirt, American Eagle; Clutch, Old Navy; Flats, Steve Madden (Gift).

Merry Christmas! I went festive in royal blue with a little sparkle for extra cheer. It was a wonderful whirlwind holiday for me. I got home a few days ago from my fabulous trip to San Diego with my boyfriend (pics and details to come, of course). Then I had a wonderful Christmas with both my family and his. I am feeling beyond lucky to have so many great people in my life. I am always a little sad when the holidays are over because I love the spirit and joy they bring to a long winter, but this year I am also feeling rested and ready to conquer 2013...stylishly, of course.

Best wishes from your favorite Shih Tzu

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jet Set

San Diego

Hitting the west coast this week! Forgoing chunky sweaters for light layers. See you all in a week!

Friday, December 14, 2012

No Words

There are really no words to describe feelings about today's tragedy in Newtown. We are all experiencing a gamut of emotions that are difficult to process. The words I do want to say are that my heart and thoughts go out to those affected by this horrific event.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Side of Cranberry

Head to Toe: Sweater, Thrifted; Jeans, Loft; Shoes, Steve Madden (Gift); Belt, Old Navy.

I love this cranberry color for December, so festive with a little sparkle. Busy week for me getting ready for my trip to the west coast! (EEK!) Happy Hump Day.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Reindeer Scarf

Head to Toe: Chambray shirt, Gap; Thermal (underneath); Old Navy; Jeggings, Thrifted; Bag, American Eagle (Gift); Boots, Hunter.

Take a simple rainy day outfit, throw a reindeer scarf on top of it and, boom, holiday festivity. Do you believe it's two weeks until Christmas?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sock Happy

Head to Toe: Sweater, Forever 21; Vest, Loft; Leggings, Strawberry; Booties, TJ Maxx

This outfit called for a big bun. My hair was always a bit too short (or had too many layers) to do the famous sock bun. I decided to give it another try last week and it worked perfectly! Life is complete. Happy Friday!

The "I'm so cold" pose while setting up my shot (coat is Old Navy)

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Head to Toe: Dress, Francesca's Collections; Sweater, Gap (Gift); Boots, Frye; Socks, Urban Outfitters.

For any occasion, or despite how sever the fashion crisis, I know I always have this simple black dress to fall back on. Heels and a wrap and we're good for cocktail hour. Boots, leggings and a sweater and all set for work. What's your fallback frock? See how I've reworked this one:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Love, B

Head to Toe: Blouse, Marshall's; Jeans, Loft; Loafers, Steve Madden via Marshall's; Bag, Old Navy.

I was getting through some Christmas shopping over the weekend and spotted this blouse that screamed Blair Waldorf. And it's okay to buy something for yourself when shopping for others, right? That's what I told myself when I grabbed this blouse. That, and that I had a duty to celebrate Gossip Girl's last few episodes. XOXO.