Today is my 26th birthday and I could not of asked for a more PERFECT fall day in NYC! My mom sent me these pictures from my 6th birthday, which I though was pretty cool considering it was two decades ago, exactly! Its also pretty funny that I look pretty much the same today! Here's hoping the next 20 years are just as good if not better!
Who is Mrs. Lilien you may ask... well if you don't already know then your missing out. Mrs. Lilien is one of my favorite blogs out there. Beautifully written, organized and presented. Her post are Dr. Seuss meets Kate Spade with an bit of an edgy twist. In my opinion Mrs. Lilien is amazing! You MUST check out her blog. Recently she did a post on "Mrs. Scorpio", which being a Scorpio myself I can 100% relate to! I mean she described me to a tee. Below are a few excerts from her post but please click here and check out the entire story on "Mrs. Scorpio" you wont be disappointed.
"Mrs. Scorpio - a most powerful tour de force within the zodiac portfolio. A doubly dynamic Mrs is she - spilling over with excitement and magnetism,
oh just wait and see!"
"In desperate times she can become overly obsessive, determined and competitive - but always with the best intentions as she's notably intuitive."
"She steadfastly keeps her eyes on the prize - and she'll keep on keeping on until her dreams materialize. She's alover of the good life and all things fine - she just might be the best Mrs. in which to split a bottle of good wine!"
"In the end she's an amazing friend, who's certainly enthusiastic - She's Mrs. Scorpio and she's undeniably fantastic!"
Well my birthday is this Sunday and honestly I can't wait for the weekend for the simple fact that I will get to rest. I can feel a cold coming on and Im fighting it with all that I have. Hopefully my countless cups of airborne will keep this cold at bay so I can enjoy my b-day weekend. Now back to my "wish list" this fabulous skirt from Modcloth would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe and those bow gloves, in the words of Rachel Zoe, "I die..." and if you know me then you know I would LOVE to own this Fashion Designers Sketchbook book, it would fit very nicely with my collection if I do say so myself.
I love tea! Pomegranate green tea is probably my all time favorite, but most recently I have been addicted to Pumpkin Spice Chai and Apple Cinnamon Chai. How cute would it be to drink my tea out of this whimsical "Little Red Ridding Hood Tea Pot" from Fred Flare? And of course I would need this print from etsy hanging above my breakfast nook while doing so.
So I know I missed a day of my ever so fabulous "Fourteen Days of Wishes & Dreams" but believe me the things I have to share with you today where worth the wait. Both of the above are major wishes & dreams on my list as they are so far beyond my price range its not even funny. The limited edition Leica camera (only 100 were made) is an estimated $14,000, but isn't it oh so lovely! That orange color is to die for and the vintage look yet modern technology is right up my alley. Then they is my one true love when it comes to classic bicycles. I have been swooning over this Pashley bicycle for years now. One day maybe my wishes and dreams will come true...
So this weekend I decided to go on a little "Autumn Adventure" with my pup Frankie. We started off in Boreum Hill, Brooklyn, headed down to the Brooklyn Promenade, over to the BK Bridge then down by the water, through DUMBO, to the Farmers Market, through Downtown BK then back home. All it all we had a wonderful day which you can see documented in the photos above. I love taking pics of my little Frankie, he's such a good model don't you think?
Who wouldn't want to wear this pixel coat and swing high up in to the clouds? I'm loving the fact that this coat has a hood and hot pinking lining... I mean could it be more perfect. And, what a unique and whimsical necklace, such a great choice for a gift.
On another note I just noticed I gained two new followers yesterday, welcome! Please stay awhile and thank you for stopping by. For those of your who do stop by often or even every now and then, please look to the left under "My Lovely Readers" and follow along in the fun. What a treat it would be to hit 100 by my birthday (hint, hint). So if you would like to join me in my own little fairytale, please do join, you wouldn't want to miss out now would you! All you have to do is click the follow button and follow the directions, its that simple. And look at it this way you could think of it as an early birthday gift. (wink, wink)
I came across these suede shorts while at Lenox mall last week in Atlanta and fell head over heels for them, but at $198 I couldn't justify making the purchase. I must say though that the minute they go on sale the shorts are mine! Unless of course they come my way via a gift... if so size small please! And who wouldn't want a pair of burnt orange tights to layer with their Fall wardrobe. I mean seriously, what a nice alternative to black.
Anthro style and illustration all in one, how lovely! Anthropologie never ceases to amazing me. I love there creative approach to everything that they do. What an awesome team they have working for them. And by the way, did you notice that jacket on image #4, to die for! and those tights in the last photo are a must for sure!
Well the 1st of November is here and I couldn't be more thrilled. For one, along with November, Autumn has officially arrived, pumpkin season is in full swing, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, outdoor ice-skaing has began and best of all, my birthday is in fourteen days! While I'm not to big on parties, I personally would rather have a surprise party of some sorts. But everyones loves a good wish list and well since this blog is all about wishes and dreams, I though why not share with you my ultimate wish list. So each day for the next two weeks I will be sharing so realistic and not so realistic things that are currently on my radar. Please feel free to purchase anything that you see and send it my way, email me and I will happily send you shipping info. (wink, wink).
This year for Halloween, TREAT yourself to some seasonal delight. Indulge in a nice hot bath filled with Pumpkin Spice Muffin or Caramel Apple bubble bath... go "bobbing for apples" or coat your lips with something tasty! All brought to you by philosophy, one of my favorite skincare lines (mostly because of their super cute packaging). What a fun way to get in the spirit of Halloween.
I for one had all of "Trick or Treat" fun yesterday at Ft. Green Park with my god daughter and her older sister who both dressed up as Scooby & Scrappy Doo, so naturally I dressed up as Velma. We had a blast! Today, Im spending it with my pup, were headed to the farmers market now to pick up some pumpkins for dinner, so I can continue on my pumpkin making adventure that I have seemed to embark on for the Fall season.
What are your Halloween plans? Anyone dressing up? I wanna know.
First off I have to say that I did not find these beauties on my own. It just so happened that I signed on to twitter tonight and there was a posting from @MsUnreliableabout the coolest idea ever... so I had to click and boy am I glad I did! Even though I didn't "find" these I had to share them with you as I was so amazed. These bicycles don't exist (yet) but the idea belongs to Juri Zaech, who in my opinion is genius! I want one so bad... Juri... Please, please, please get a prototype made soon so we all can enjoy a nice "write" on a bike.
I came across the current selection of MBM Jewelry on Net-A-Porter and had to share with you all. How cute are the zipper pull earrings? I love how be it fashion, footwear or jewelry, Marc knows how to have fun.
If your looking for a great pair of taupe/grey color leather flat boots, like I was last week but didn't want to spend nearly $400, then your in look. I found these fabulous pair of boots are Target last week for only $49.99. There real leather, a GREAT color and super comfortable. Need I say more. These are for sure a must and if you feel like splurging the Anthro option look great as well and I'm sure either have some really cool lining or come in a fabulous box.
Pretty much every morning I "Jump Start" my day with VH1... so its no surprise when their top favorites become my favorites. One of my current ones being "Just the way you are" by Bruno Mars. First of all its such a simple, beautiful song, how could any girl not love it. We all at one point or another wished that some guy would come along and write us a song about how beautiful we are (we'll at least I do) and then sing it to us while creating a portrait of us out of the tape from an old cassette... ? Huh? a cassette tape. How did that fall into the fantasy? Well, if you have seen the video then you would know exactly what I am talking about. Song aside, the images created from the cassette table are my FAVORITE part of the video. I was in awe watching them come to life each time it came on. So much in awe that I HAD to find out more. So I did.
The video was inspired by an extremely talented young artist, Erika Iris Simmons from St. Louis. She creates these amazing pieces of art from recycle cassette tape and 8mm film. A true visionary! Her website describes her art a blend between conceptual art, craft making and pop culture. Straight from her 'about me' on her site... "there is always a hidden world to be found seemingly mundane". I couldn't of said it better myself. It seems that me and Ericka have a thing in common. Below are some of my favorites from her flickr stream...
Ghost in the Machine - Fred and Ginger
8mm Recycled Film with Kodak reel
Erika Iris Simmons
Ghost in the Machine - Fred and Adele
8mm Recycled film on white canvas
Erika Iris Simmons
Ghost in the Machine- Michael Jackson
Tribute to Michael Jackson, cassette tape on canvas, 2009
Erika Iris SImmons
Ghost in the Machine: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe coming out of old 8mm film reel, recycled film on canvas, 2009. Happy Birthday Mr. President.
Erika Iris Simmons
Check out the video below in case you haven't seen it, of if your like me and love watching it over and over again. This time hopefully you will pay a little more attention to the inspiration behind it and be thankful that you now know where is came from...Enjoy!
I just found out via StyleList that Anthropologie will be opening their very 1st Accessories only shop and I couldn't be more thrilled. The store is set to open October 29th in Chevy Chase, MD and will carry accessories and 50% footwear. How exciting! Anthro always has the best accessories, I cant imagine a store devoted to just that! And shoes.... oh my... you usually can only get those online so this will be a real treat. My next trip to DC will for sure have to include a stop by Chevy Chase to check this out.
Above is my current "accessories must haves" from Anthropologie. Hopefully they will all be stocked in the store once it opens.
I am mid-air as you read this headed to San Francisco. I have a shop to install for work and then will be spending the weekend at my moms before heading back to NY on Tuesday. Although I am currently on a delta flight racking up the miles as I'm almost at Gold Status, I personal would love to travel back in time and take a cross country train ride to SF. Im mean the wardrobe alone that a trip like this would entail would be worth it.
I think I'll close my eyes now for the remainder of the flight and dream of yesteryears and moments like this.
Have you stopped by Anthropologie's site today? If not... hurry over. The have this great interactive video posted featuring their "October Outfits" that I think you will find a perfect treat. Its like a whimsical day caught on film. I mean who wouldn't to spend a day starting off at the bookstore, stopping by the flower shop and bakery while enjoying a wonderful bike ride and ending at a quint little cafe... although with outfits to match. I for one would love to spend an upcoming Sunday JUST like this.
Well another week is upon us and I for one am thrilled. This Friday Im heading to San Francisco for work, which means I will be staying the weekend with my family and picking up my little pup Frankie who has been spending the last month with Grandma due to all of my recent traveling. I cant wait to see my little one, I miss him so much. It has been way too quite around the apartment without him. Although with my recent schedule I am glad he's been at Grandmas where he can get the attention he deserves.
So with the fabulous week ahead I thought I would share with you my Runway wish list featuring one designer and five looks from any current or future season that I would like to be wearing this week. Im currently loving Rebecca Taylor's Fall 2010 line, especially these five looks featured above. Everything about it is so perfect. The colors, the textures, the laid back luxury! Im going to try to recreate at least one of these looks with my current wardrobe and will be on the hunt for a pair of wide leg gray pants just like these!
Rebecca Taylor inspires me... what fashions inspire you this week?
The crispness has arrived, my boots and scarves are back in heavy rotation, and that can only mean one thing Autumn has arrived, my favorite time of the year and not just because my birthday happens to fall in November. Even if that weren't so I still think I would love Fall. Its such a beautiful season filled with so many wonderful, beautiful, happy things. Pumpkins being one of them! Have I ever mentioned before how much I LOVE pumpkin. The smell is incredible, the taste is divine, I simply can not get enough. I think my love affair with pumpkin started when I had my first pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks many years ago. Since if pumpkins in it you can bet I will give it a try.
So it was no surprise when I found myself spending hours late one night on the internet looking up "pumpkin recipes" and to my surprise there were SO many. On one site alone there were 47 pages filled with pumpkin recipes. Of course there was the traditional pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheese cake, but then when pumpkin chili, pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin enchiladas and pumpkin pop-tarts popped up, I became giddy with excitement. I knew I had to try many if not all of the recipes that I found! So today I made my first two, pumpkin pop-tarts (click here for the receipe) and pumpkin lasagna and I had to share one of them with all of you.
I was so pleased with how both turned out. It was such a fun experience and they turned out SUPER yummy! The pop-tarts were super easy and would be a great activity to do with the little ones. Also if your a bit adventurous like me you will for sure want to try out this pumpkin lasagna recipe. It was truly amazing! After the day I had my apartments smells fabulous! Ahhh.... I love Autumn & I love Sundays!