Sunday, May 30, 2010

happy birthday Claudia!!!

Happy 25th birthday my lovely lovely lovely bestie.  I am so lucky to have you in my life!
(she actually turned 26 but shhhhhhhh... its our little secret)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

just peachy.

I got this dress about a month ago and have been waiting for the perfect time to wear it.  Kevin got home from Sri Lanka on Saturday evening looking very sexy with his scruffy face (he didn't shave once while he was away) and we decided to go out for some Italian food.  I decided to wear this dress to dinner since it was a special occasion.  Of course I put Kevin right to work taking outfit shots for me within a couple hours of his homecoming.  He is so patient with me and I love him to death.  I am so happy to have him safely home with me!
The back is the best part of this dress... so subtly sexy.  
Dress: Mink
Belt: Goodwill
Shoes: Steve Madden
Diamond Necklace: Kwiat (gift from Kevin)


I absolutely LOVE this dress!  Everyone knows how much I love color and this dress is not lacking in that department at all.  The only problem is that the dress is a little too long as are the straps.  I make due and wear it anyway but I am going to have to suck it up and have it altered sometime soon.
Of course I also have to showcase my favorite Jeffrey Campbell wedges.
Dress: S-Twelve
Tank: H&M
Sweater: H&M
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace: some store in Ithaca, NY

ain't no party like a HoodHouse party.

Last Friday night Claudia and I decided to go to the HoodHouse party.  Let me start with a little background... the HoodHouse is where Shamir, Spencer and Ian live (Claudia and I went to Hotchkiss with them) and it was Spencer's birthday on Friday so they threw a little party.  Claudia and I got together at my apartment to get dressed, eat some pizza and drink some wine before heading to Harlem.  I had her take a couple outfit shots of me in my new dress.
 Dress: Eight Sixty
Belt: Housing Works thrift store
Shoes: Steve Madden
She even let me get a shot of her. (I have to go her outfit details so I have add them)
Then we did one together:)
The party was such a blast and we got to see so many Hotchkiss people!  I am so happy we went... we got to dance dance dance.  

 It was such a great night and I even got to have a sleepover with Claudia because it was the last night before Kevin returned - Yay for girlie sleepovers! 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Absence may make the heart grow fonder but it still sucks. Kevin left for Sri Lanka last Sunday evening and will not be back until this Saturday afternoon. He is there to buy sapphires with his boss Michael, pretty cool huh? I know he is having a great time but I miss him so much and just want him to get home safely.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

a girlie weekend in lakeville.

I have to start by saying that I have been blessed with some great girlfriends and a great family (plus a super great boyfriend). This weekend I went home with Cobe and Claudia, we had such an amazing and relaxing time! Cobe and I arrived on Friday night. We stopped at the Boathouse to order sushi for takeout and sat at the bar sipping wine while we waited. It was so nice to sip wine and chat. On Saturday Cobe and I picked Claudia from the train and then drove to Millerton to get some yummy sammies at Irving Farm. Then we had to explore some shops - we spent about an hour in an antique store digging through all the vintage clothes, so fun. Check out my new dress... I almost bought the shoes but I was a good girl (can I go back and get them next time I'm home?).
After shopping we went to Hotchkiss to watch Cobe's little sister Kelsey play lacrosse. Her parents and sister Courtney were there too and it was so beyond amazing too see them. Her family is a like an extended family to me, I love them all and it was so great to see them. Claudia and I couldn't resist some more shopping so we ran up to the school athletic store and got some sweet Hotchkiss gear.

For dinner we cooked some grilled venison tenderloin, sweet potatoes and eggplant, soooooooo freakin' good!!! Thank you dad for cooking everything! Everyone goofed off in the kitchen.
On Sunday we went to Chiawalla... chaiHOLLA... for brunch!!!
The food was sooooooooooooooo good. Their desserts are out of this world!!!
Check out the strawberry and rhubarb cobbler...
Awww mom and dad:)
I can't believe we graduated from Hotchkiss 7 years ago!!!
After brunch we walked over to Noble Horizons to see the bird house auction. Local artists all made bird houses that are being auctioned off. Both my parents made birdhouses.
They are so talented!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

corrine bailey rae.

Marissa and I traveled to Willamsburg last Tuesday night for a Corrine Bailey Rae concert. I hadn't ever really listened to her music before Marissa asked me to go with her. She was AMAZING!
She is too cute!!!
Introducing my new shoes... I am head over heels in LOVE!

Monday, May 10, 2010

dinner date.

Kevin left me to go to Sri Lanka for 10 days... boo. We went out for a romantic dinner date on Saturday night before he left. I already miss him too much!
Blazer: Uniqlo
Tank: H&M
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklaces: homemade & hand-me-down from Grandmother
Bracelets: hand-me-downs from Grandmother & gift from Mother

yankees vs. white sox

We went to the Yankees vs. White Sox game with Kevin's parents. What a wonderful afternoon!
OMG it's Derek Jeter... gag.

the dress was meant to be.

This dress was simply meant to be.
Dress: Ann Taylor Loft
Blazer: Uniqlo
Shoes: Seychelles
Necklace: gift from Kevin