Posts Tagged ‘Fashion style’

Spring Forward



We’re springing forward on Saturday, my loves, and I’m looking forward to seeing flowers everywhere: outside, on my table, in my vases and maybe, just maybe, in my closet.



The blazer that got me thinking.



It’s confirmed.  I like my florals tailored.  And a little 70’s.  It’s an Emily Henderson look, don’t cha think?


Would you wear floral pants?  This pair gets amazing reviews.


Pink Jackie


February welcomes pink into our hearts and maybe even back into our wardrobe as we transition to Spring. I think we will be seeing a lot of pink in fashion this year, both pastel and vibrant shades of this pretty, punchy hue.




Don’t you love how her lipstick matches the the dress color perfectly? Not to mention the way the pink pops against the tangerine sun room furniture. Nice work Jackie.


Wishing you a pink drenched weekend.



Winter Street Style


Sometimes you are just plum out of ideas of what to do with the clothes you already own right? I like to have a steady stream of outfit inspiration when I’m getting dressed…

All images and many more from Which one is inspiring you today?

November Inspiration


Do you follow us on Pinterest? A few recent pins from around the web of images that are inspiring us this chilly November. Currently crushing on…

Nov Dining

cooking and eating spaces

Nov fashion

personal decoration

Nov Table

table top fun

Nov Food

I need to make these


Seeing Spots


leopard moccassin

Lydia and I, shopping separately, both dove for these leopard mocs.  They didn’t fit me (boo), but look fantastic on her.

Now I’m considering these big cat prints.

leopard print

Which would you choose?



1. J. Crew skinny leopard patent belt

2. Tibi leopard-printed jaquard skirt

3. Hanky Panky After Midnight leopard bralette

4. Kenneth Jay Lane leopard pendant

5. J. Crew leopard hat

6. Kate Spade New York Licorice satin pumps in leopard

The Look: Black & White Print


Today we have a special collaboration between A & O and Caroline Kimball of Savvy Greenville, the hippest boutique in South Carolina. Caroline (my cousin-in-law) is an artist, jewelry designer, stylist and boutique owner with a fierce sense of style.

We all agree that black & white prints can function as a modern neutral backdrop for both you and your table. Example….

For You


For Your Table


Juliska "Country Estate"

Juliska "Country Estate"


Caroline styled this AMAZING one shoulder black & white lace print dress 3 ways and we matched each look with our latest stoneware obsession: the new “Country Estate” pattern from Juliska.

a pop of purple

Purple on B&W dress

Juliska Country Estate


a splash of gold and textured white

gold on b&w dress

Juliska Country Estate


metallic grey and vibrant slivers of color

metal on b&w dress

breakfast table by Juliska


So many possibilities. Visit and read more about Caroline, her team, her fashion advice. You can contact her store (864) 370-9898 or and order this dress for the incredible price of $134. They can order you any size you need.

Thanks Caroline!



A Day In the Food Life: Laney Crowell of


We have a real treat for you guys today! A Day in the Food Life from NYC gal-about-town, Laney Crowell of, short for Fashion Love Me. A former fashion editor at glossy mags such as Elle and Lucky, Laney is now the Director of Online Media at Blue Stripe PR, a fashion PR agency in New York City. You might have seen her well curated fashion and lifestyle blog (she cooks too!) featured on last November. Laney and I were on the swim team together in high school at Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA. We always made sure to be in the sunniest lane to work on our tans during practice. Multitasking at an early age. xo, LEH

All photos in this story by Laney. Make sure you check out her blog and follow her on twitter to stay in the know.

Laney Crowell

A Day In the Food Life: Laney Crowell of

A day in my food life can vary so drastically day to day, I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to be very embarrassed by how unhealthy my eating habits are or have nothing to write down because sometimes it gets too busy to find time to have a real meal. There are many days where I eat every meal standing or walking to a meeting. Living in New York means that I have quite a lot of tempting food options at my fingertips, but it also means that I’m often very, very rushed.

Coffee and Lindt's

This morning around 8 am, when I got back from my run, I had a couple of my favorite Lindt chocolates along with a big cup of coffee with half and half for breakfast. When I was traveling I was able to kick my coffee with cream habit, but now that I’m back in Manhattan it’s hard for me to get to work with out a large from Grey Dog. I actually have quite a lot of meals at Grey Dog because the coffee is strong, the vibe is super laid back, and it reminds me of coffee shops in San Francisco.

Raw Almonds

Around 11 am, I decided that it was time for round two and got another large coffee with half and half.

Around 2 pm, I grabbed the bag of raw almonds from my bag and snacked on those while the daily conversation of where to order lunch from began. It’s always a constant battle between, Blossom, the vegan restaurant that I love, and the burrito place that everyone else loves.

NY Burrito

Today we ordered from the Mexican restaurant, which for the record, doesn’t not even compare to Mexican food in California. I opted out of the ordering, but then had a bunch of bites and tons of chips with salsa.

Chips and NY Guac

At 8 pm, finally wrapping up work (and starving) I went downtown to The Waverly Inn for drinks. I was meeting an old friend whom is now the PR director at a jean line that is thinking about doing a collaboration/giveaway on my blog. I think we talked about work for all of ten minutes before our martinis arrived and the conversation turned to boys (of course).

kalamata olive martini

When 10 pm rolled around, the three olives I had in my drink weren’t sustaining me and I said good bye to my cocktail buddies. Dinner was at The Breslin which is located in the Ace Hotel. It’s a semi-new place that is run by the same people as famed gastropub, The Spotted Pig in the West Village. We ordered oysters with pickle juice, fried sweetbreads, seafood sausage, peanuts fried in duck fat, and oxtail with yams. Now, before you start worrying about my cholesterol levels please note that when I stay home I usually have two pieces of gluten-free bread with Earth Balance non-dairy butter for dinner. I figure it all evens out in the end, right?

That was that and I was in bed by 1am, ready to start it all over again. I hope this Day in my Food Life doesn’t shock all of you micro-biotic, vegan, locavores because, I have to admit, it was kinda a perfect day in my book.