Sweet and Lovely Favorites
Favorite #12: The Fabulous Adele

Favorite #12: The Fabulous Adele

Isn’t Adele fabulous?  I love her music, love her style, love her attitude.  And she’s having quite a week.  First she cleaned up at the Grammys and now photos from her Vogue photo shoot have been released, and they are so beautiful! Loving this yellow Oscar de la Renta dress under the black lace top.  Such... (read more)
Favorite #11: Elie Saab

Favorite #11: Elie Saab

Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers.  His gowns have always incorporated lovely silhouettes and delicate details — his latest collection did not disappoint. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection he showed during Paris Fashion Week this week included a gorgeous set of pastel-colored gowns with intricate beadwork and soft floral textures. The results are beautiful,... (read more)
Favorite #10: The History of Love

Favorite #10: The History of Love

Have you guys read The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss? It’s a sweet and lovely book if there ever was one. The writing is almost poetic — I read the book with a pencil and a highlighter just so I could be sure to note all of my favorite passages.  (Nerd alert, I know.... (read more)
Favorite #9: Lovely Snowfall

Favorite #9: Lovely Snowfall

My favorite amount of snow is just a little bit — not so much that it causes problems, but enough that the world looks a little grey and cozy.  Luckily for me, we got exactly that much snow yesterday afternoon here in DC, and I went on pretty, snowflake-filled walk in the neighborhood.  I even... (read more)
Favorite #8: Downton Abbey

Favorite #8: Downton Abbey

Are you watching Downtown Abbey?  If not, it’ll be your new favorite show! It’s so lovely and charming, and I just can’t get enough. I caught the first season on Netflix last year, and the second season is starting this weekend — Sunday, January 8th on Masterpiece Classics on PBS. The show is centered on... (read more)
Favorite #7: Cute Clutches

Favorite #7: Cute Clutches

I love a cute clutch for an evening out.  It always feels so sleek and glamorous to tuck a great little clutch under your arm instead of lugging around a big, bulky bag.  Plus, the perfect clutch can pull an outfit together and complete any look. Here are a few of my favorites: 1: JBAILY,... (read more)
Favorite #6: Pink Bubbly!

Favorite #6: Pink Bubbly!

  What could be better than a glass of a sweet, bubbly wine?  A glass of PINK sweet, bubbly wine.  Barefoot Wines & Bubbly has introduced a pink Moscato* champage and I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be drinking this New Year’s Eve (or this weekend, or this evening!) You can find some... (read more)
Favorite #5: The Perfume You Need

Favorite #5: The Perfume You Need

Try it.  You can thank me later. Skin by Clean is a lovely, lovely scent that can be worn everyday.  Here’s what Sephora has to say: “This fragrance captures the delicate scent of bare skin.  Hints of dewy flower petals wrap around notes of pure creaminess and warm musk to evoke the simple scent of... (read more)
Favorite #4: Beautiful Books

Favorite #4: Beautiful Books

If you love books (my favorite thing to collect) and don’t know about Coralie Bickford-Smith you are seriously missing out.  She’s a cover designer at Penguin Books and her designs are one of a kind.  Her cloth-bound designs can be hard to come by and quick to sell out.  The colors and the details in... (read more)
Favorite #3: Lovely Music

Favorite #3: Lovely Music

I love this photo.  Sort of overcast and gloomy, yet still beautiful and lovely.  It reminds me of the feeling I get when I listen to some of my favorite songs. You know how some people love listening to peppy, bright, happy music?  I am just not one of those people.  I enjoy a good... (read more)
Favorite # 2: Mirrored Jewelry Box

Favorite # 2: Mirrored Jewelry Box

Have I mentioned how much I love any that sparkles?  Glitter, sequins, anything.  I love this jewelry box from West Elm because it seems to have that sparkly quality I enjoy so much.  Plus, the monogramming gives it just a bit of extra glamour and sophistication in a small and affordable package.  It might be... (read more)
Favorite #1: Paris

Favorite #1: Paris

My favorite photo from my favorite place: (read more)
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