Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Weekend Recap

Did y'all have a nice weekend? Boston experienced a really nice (read, really warm) weekend, so my race didn't go as well as I had hoped. My goal was to come in under :30 and I came in at 30:16. It's not terrible, but I'm already looking forward to my next race so I can beat my time. 

After the race, I came home and took a much needed nap, and started getting ready for Pop.Bop.Shop's birthday party. All the ladies got dressed up and went to Cuchi Cuchi, one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The room is dimly lit (think Red Light district) and the waitstaff wear outlandish, Gatsby-esque costumes. Seriously, I'd work there just to wear the fab outfits. 

All the gorge girls

I was so stoked to wear the dress I got from Ladyee Boutique (thank you Bon Bon Rose Girls for pointing it out to me) and unfortunately did not get a photo (I'm horrible with remembering to pull my camera out) but I got tons of compliments on the dress. Here's to hoping someone else captured it on their camera, otherwise I'll be forced to rock it again! :)

After that, the weather turned cool and Sunday was spent cheering on Stephen's softball team (I went just to spend time with PBS again) in the drizzly rain. I think fall may officially be here (hooray for new outfits!)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Wind Down

Hi Lovelies, 

What are you doing this weekend? In addition to my 5K race, I'll be getting a mani/pedi, celebrating in style with Miss Pop.Bop.Shop for her birthday, catching up with friends, and longingly dreaming of these shoes. 

From Guiseppe Zanotti, these gorgeous heels stopped me in my tracks. If you're interested, you can get them at Bluefly for $680 (down from the original price of $850.) I sent these to a fellow industry colleague and we lamented about how our jobs should give us  a spending allowance to look snazzy for client meetings. How can you argue with that?


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pavement Pounding

I'm doing my first road race in over a year this coming Saturday, when I run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I'm excited to be getting back into road racing, and so far I'm signed up to do another road race in November (a 4-mile Turkey Trot in my neighborhood on Thanksgiving day.)

I've always enjoyed running, and I am naturally competitive (about everything... seriously), so I can't express how glad I am to be back out there pounding the pavement. More importantly, I'm super thankful that my knees have held up all summer too. So wish me luck as I get back into the race game.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fashion Week Wind Down - Oscar de la Renta

I had every intention of closing out my fashion week favorites with Isaac Mizrahi's show, but I have to admit... I was disappointed (believe me, it was painful to write that.) So, instead of Isaac, I'm going a little more retro. A little more be bop. The show to end all fashion week shows. I mean none other than Oscar de la Renta (p.s. did you see the WSJ fashion cover spread on @OscarPRGirl?). 

Oscar's show was jaw droppingly gorgeous and I can't wait to see some of these designs grace red carpets in the upcoming awards season. The designs were retro and so was the music. It was the perfect way to close out fashion week. Below are my dream picks (if I could be so lucky to wear OdlR*): 

I love this dress... and those flats!
                                                       I LOVE polka dots

*all images courtesy of fashionologie

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fashion Week - Badgley Mischka

Just when you think it can't get better... BAM! Another runway show comes along and is so beautiful, so gorgeous, so... tear inducing. I'm not going to lie, I streamed the Badgley Mischka show while I was at work, and I got to sneak a few peeks during the show. And some of the designs brought tears to my eyes. Hilary Moss at the Huffington Post summed up everything I feel about this show. God, I love this designer (maybe you remember the shoes I'm currently coveting?)!

Are you ready for the gorge photos? Cause I sure am!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More Fashion Week - Tommy Hilfiger

If I had to describe my style, it would be classic, all-American, girl-next-door. So it's no wonder that I am head over heels in love with Tommy Hilfiger's s/s 2011 runway show. The show had me dreaming about weekends in Newport and long, lazy summer afternoons on the beach. Tommy's show got rave reviews, and it's clear to see why. Below are some of the great designs I've got my eye on from Mr. Hilfiger. Aren't they lovely?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2011

I've talked about Rebecca Minkoff's foray into shoes that will be available in spring 2011, so I just had to share some photos from her Fashion Week runway show. The shoes I'm coveting were front and center, and seeing those babies up close makes me want them even more! I can just think of all the great things to wear them with (like all the Max Azria dresses I want.)

My sexy shoes being modeled with a pair of black shorts and cream top. With shoes that dynamite, the rest of the outfit can be low key.

I'm also loving these nude and sparkly pumps - so perfect for a date night. 

All photos courtesy of Minkette

Monday, September 13, 2010

BCBG Max Azria Spring Show

Fashion Week is fast underway and I've got to say I love, love, LOVE what came out of BCBG Max Azria's set. Fashion Week is always hard for me because it's where designers showcase their concept designs (90% of which will never make a retail store) and like art, it's subjective (and sometimes I really hate what comes down the runway. 

But, with Max Azria, that's not the case. Nearly all of the designs spotted were not only drool worthy, but ready-to-wear. Here are the dresses I'm coveting for fall (many of which would look awesome with those Rebecca Minkoff shoes I'm coveting too. 

So which FW designers have you loved so far?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hootie Hoo

Growing up I remember my grandmother loved and collected owl-themed items. So I know why I feel like I just can't get owls off my brain. Here are some owl items that I think will soon be part of my collection. 
Aren't these great? Find them here

How cute is this guy?  Find him here

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Commute

I've got a new commute. It comes with the new job. There are a few reasons I love my new commute. It's a reverse commute. Hello 10-minute drive to work! Goodbye 45-minute drive in crazy Boston traffic which is more like a real-life version of Frogger.

But I have to say the best thing about my new commute is that I get to ride with this handsome mug a few days each week. Seriously, life couldn't get much better right now.

P.S. Don't you love Frogger? It's such a fun game!
P.P.S. I'm not driving to work with him today though. It's Labor Day, so enjoy your day off from labor (I know I am!)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Spotted and Stalking

How fab are these Badgley Mischka d'Orsay pumps? Spotted in Nordstrom last night and so hard not to take home with me. Not to worry, they'll be mine soon enough.P.S. I've got to confess they give my dream wedding shoe a run for its money.