Knock Out Beauty: Emma Stone

Emma Stone donning Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2011 Dress, a Louis Vuitton Resort 2011 Clutch, & Christian Louboutin Banana Tie Dye Pumps. Isn't she lovely?

happy halloween!


studded starry night

Two outfit inspiration posts in a row.  Blame it on a work week filled with dinners, meet ups, and our annual corporate meeting. I finally had a night to recoup and work on a few bracelets & catch up on my favorite guilty pleasure, Revenge.  Thankfully, I'll finally be able to spend some quality time with my main squeeze Friday night for a dinner date.  This maroon studded number would fit the bill just right.  Thank you, Miss Rebecca Taylor for your gorgeous designs.

late autumn


leather loving

I picked up my first leather jacket my senior year of college.  It was out of character for me, but honestly, it was one of the best purchases I've ever made. When you are headed out for a night on the town, no one wants to lug around a heavy jacket - no matter how cold it is outside.  Throw a fur stole on and grab a poppy-colored clutch & your set to battle those cool fall nights.

breezy night on the town


thank you mrs. sims

after watching rachel zoe last night; i couldn't help but covet everything spotted in molly sim's soho apartment. and though i may be a little late to the game regarding her decorating, the art work that covered her wall was just so *perfect*.  and who doesn't love bryan adams' song, 'heaven'?! just add another diy to my long list of crafts. thank you, matthew heller, for your gorgeous artwork.


blouse amour

this fall, blouses have made quite the comeback.  you can spot your favorite blogger wearing her favorite a black and white equipment button up or spotlighting that breezy blouse she picked up at her local old navy.  for those of you itching to pick up one up for your closet this fall, look no further than blouse amour.  the ultimate vintage shop for blouses. tops. dresses. blazers. and more....and just for you until this Friday, get 20% off your purchase by entering 'shop' at check out

My Top Picks:


october birchbox review

For months now I've been seeing birchbox pop on many blogs I follow.  I loved seeing what they received, a special treat to look forward to at the beginning of every month.  I finally caved and decided to sign myself up for the monthly service.  For only $10/month birchbox will delivery you deluxe beauty samples straight to your mailbox.   Every person receives something a little different, and they always add a little extra something-special.

Befine - lip serum - vitamin-rich lip serum heals and smooths cracked or dry lips.  

blinc - mascara - this tubing mascara won't smudge, or run - plus it gives lashes a sassy, extra glossy look

Pangea Organics - Japanese matcha tea facial mask - this mask does it all: purifies, exfoliates, balances, and hydrates. use once a week. 

Orofludio - beauty elixir - hair treatment with a trio of nourishing essential oils (argan, linseed, cyperus) with  an intoxicating vanilla amber scent

EXTRA - tea forte - minteas - tasty mints with energizing yerba mate and rich cocoa

My favorite product of this month's box is the Befine serum.  I am constantly reaching for my chap-stick and with this, I found it instantly softened and soothed my lips, also added a bit of gloss. 


a few good men

For the men who have happened to stumble across my blog, it's about time I do a post for you. Women love a disheveled yet put-together look, there is something about a man who knows how to dress well while looking like he is not trying very hard.  Layering is key.  Button up, sweater, just-the-right-fit jeans, and suede boots.  Don't forget your trusty Ray-bans.

  Boys, take note.

layer up

Suede shearling-lined MacAlister boots, $188
Wallace & Barnes Crestmoor hooded sweatshirt, $168
Thomas Mason® fabric button-down dress shirt in microstripe, $135
Vintage slim-fit jean in resin crinkle wash, $96
Unisex Saint James® Meridien II nautical tee, $85
Banana Republic Contrasttrim Vneck Sweater, $80
Marled lambswool shawl-collar sweater, $73
Cotton-cashmere cardigan, $70
Banana Republic Softwash Slim Fit Teal Check Shirt, $65
Banana Republic Vneck Sweater Vest, $55


Aurora Dress by Calypso

Perfection all wrapped up in a 
sequin dress & long camel cardigan. 

Aurora Dress by Calypso

rebecca minkoff baby belle bag

Thanks to Linda over at Little Tin Soldier, I picked up this darling rebecca minkoff baby belle bag on amazon. For only $67. That's it! Can you believe it?! Such a steal & big props to Linda for the heads up! And though I'm showing you the bag in black; I picked up the baby belle bag in red. 




Instead of doing laundry and picking up my bedroom; whenever I find myself with an hour or two to spare, I end up browsing tumblr & Pinterest.  Cooling temperatures and the promise of Halloween around the corner set October up for what is always my favorite time of the year.  These photos capture the essence of what I love about fall. Just look at these amazing spaces; just makes me want to skip work, curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch Hocus Pocus, & spend quality time wining & dining with the people I love. 

Glitter pumpkins?! I die. I spy a DIY in my future.

be our guest

I'm a guest blogging today over at a Sequin Dress!
Come say hi & enjoy a *sparkly* tutorial!


stansberry designs

I've got some splendid news for you; stansberry is offering readers 20% off your entire purchase of her stock of handmade scarves, clutches/totes, & lovely flower brooches! there are many amazing choices, so why choose just one item when you have a discount?!  I'm leaning towards those perfect-sized leather pouches & that darling striped scarf.

Stop by her online boutique & enter 'brunette' in the coupon code box at checkout to get 20% off your purchase from 10/10 {Monday} - 10/13 {Wednesday}!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces:


if i ever...

if i ever went camping, i would do it in style.

via tumblr

happy friday lovies.


cart me around

After months of coveting each and every single bar cart I came across {I have my own board on Pinterest dedicated mostly to bar carts, let's be real, it's more of an obsession}, I finally have one of my own. With a little love and spray paint, it's finally ready to be put to use! I found this vintage beauty on Etsy for $80 {such a steal compared to most, which I found ranged $100-$800(!)}  Can't wait to find accessories to style it up! Stay tuned next week for a how-to post & more inspiration photos on how I plan to style this cart!


miss row

Maj girl crush.

Miss Rowan Lewis

images here & here & google


The Travel Tote

Traveling is a small part of my job and finding the right travel tote has always been a challenge.  I think I just found the perfect solution - "the" essential carry-all tote.  Readers meet The T.T. & The O.G by Lo & Sons.  Let's just say I will saving up my money for these lovelies. 

The Travel Tote

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