40 Days and Counting

“It takes 40 days to really make a change” I heard recently.  That spurred me to blow past the 28 shopping detox challenge I set for myself at the end of the year.  I made it to  40 days almost a week ago.  Today I almost bought myself a pair of jeans when I was shopping for Valentine’s gifts for my family.  Before you say “wait a minute, I thought you said no shopping.”, remember the challenge included clothes (for me), shoes, purses and cosmetics.  I have not done much shopping for my family.  I love these AG 360 Prima jeans (pictured below).  They are so comfortable.  I was thrilled to find out they have the 360 in my husband’s favorite cut, the Graduate.  I picked up a couple of pairs for him and was tempted by this Middi cut for me.  I decided to wait.

I am also tempted by a few new arrivals from J. Crew and I did just receive my reward card in the mail…so the detox may end soon.  I have my eye on this embroidered top, this floral tank, this Liberty popover,  and these sandals.

In the meantime, I styled my 360 denim with a Drake’s top (there is a similar option that is now on sale!) and my Lilleth bag.


Drake’s Top (similar here and here)

Lilleth Bag

Leopard Flats (similar here, here and here)

AG Prima Denim

Sunglasses (similar here and here)

Happy Styling!




Ready for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one week away.  I wanted to share a few fun gift options.  Last year I treated myself to this envelope clutch (monogrammed of course).  There are a bunch of fun options (below) from Parker Thatch.

I styled my clutch with red and pink for a casual look.

Striped Shirt

Denim (on sale!)

Envelope Clutch

Shoes (similar here, here and here)

Sunglasses (similar here and here)

A few more fun options at great price points.

Love & Kisses Clutch / Navy Lips /Love Clutch

Eye Mask/ Bucket Bag / Market Tote

Happy Shopping!



A Few of My Favorite Things…

Plaid, leopard, stripes and camo are a few of my favorite things.  I usually have at least two of them represented.  These plaid shoes have potential to wear well after the holidays.  I styled them with this adorable leopard tee (with a navy collar), denim, cashmere cardigan and custom pouch.

These plaid, leopard and tortoise home accents are perfect for the holidays and beyond.


Plaid Tray / Leopard Box / Leopard Tray / Leopard Vases / Tartan Candles / Tortoise Trays


Cashmere Cardigan

Leopard Tee

Plaid Flats


Custom Canvas Pouch (so many customize-able options)

Happy Shopping!



Casual Plaid

I am preparing for the holiday with a casual plaid ensemble.  I just got these plaid sneakers in the mail and it was a great mail day!  They are selling fast, so don’t miss out.  I styled them with a plaid shirt, pom-pom sweatshirt, denim and a custom clutch (which makes a great gift under $100).  Check back on Friday for more of my plaid shoe picks.


Stewart Plaid Shirt

Pom-pom Sweatshirt

Plaid SeeVees

Denim (similar here)

Custom Canvas Clutch (so many options for this bag including stripes and this fun love design)

Sunglasses (on sale!)

Happy Shopping!



Be the Shoe – Book Party

I recently attended a Book Party for life coach Kathy Kelada’s new book “Be the Shoe”

Kelada has made breakthroughs with clients through shoe metaphors and was inspired to write the book as a result.  It’s a beautiful book and a unique approach to self-help. I for one am ready for some “Closet Therapy”.

“Be the Shoe” makes a perfect gift for all the women in your life.  The hand painted water colors of various shoes are stunning.   As I wrote in Shoes Tell the Story, I have always said that shoes tell the story of your life.  This book illustrates that in ways that will surprise you.

You can purchase it here.

Author Kathy Kelada



When I was getting dressed for the party I was focused on the shoes given the title and chose my favorite J. Crew navy sequined flats.  Little did I know my blazer would coordinate so well with the book.

J. Crew Blazer (this was previously sold out, but as of press time a few sizes are available!)

Saint James Striped Tee

J. Crew Velvet Clutch it also comes in Satin in black or pink

J. Crew Jeans

J. Crew Flats (older style) but these navy suede heels or these navy and pink colorblock heels would look great

Happy Gifting!