31 December 2012

Shoo 2012

Hermès Emerald Lizard Kelly Bag 20 ($14,989) One Kings Lane 

You know what you did, 2012. Now go on and get out of here. 


30 December 2012

Call The Midwife Holiday Special 2-Nite!

Watch Holiday Special - Preview on PBS. See more from Call the Midwife.

A very special holiday-themed Call The Midwife airs tonight at 7:30 on PBS. I will always make time for Nurse Chummy. "Mishaps" are promised to ensue. 


Banana Musties

Piped Poplin Top ($79.50) Banana Republic 
Hampton Fit Textured Crop ($89.50) Banana Republic 


29 December 2012

HGTV Dream Home Time

This "low country Zen coastal cottage located on Kiawah Island in South Carolina" could be all yours. Enter to win now through February 15th on FrontDoor.com and HGTV. Tootsie and I would be quite happy here and it would be a homecoming of sorts since I lived in Charleston once upon a time. 


28 December 2012

The Pinningest Pin

Anchor Charm Bracelet ($68) J.Crew 

I pinned this yesterday on Pinterest and like five million people repinned it...and by five million I mean twelve. 


27 December 2012

Warmer Days Ahead

Chilly winds may blow, but my heart yearns for warmer days. Check out filmmaker/fine artist Thomas Campbell's Aberrations of Summer, featuring swim pieces from Tory Burch's 2013 resort collection. 

26 December 2012

Tangerine Tango Adieu

New Arrivals At Horchow 

Horchow is still clinging to Tangerine Tango (Pantone's color of 2012), as am I. Alas, we must bid Tangerine Tango adieu and make room in our hearts for Emerald Green (Pantone's color of 2013). Such is life, mes amis. 


25 December 2012

Tootmas 2012

Merry Tootmas! 


24 December 2012

All I Really Need

Havana & Cremona Rollerball Pens ($72 Each) Neiman Marcus 

Without one of these, I'm powerless. 


23 December 2012

First Dog Fabulousness

Bo sniffs out a newly decorated for Christmas White House. Priceless. 

Totes Adorbs! 

Also, check out a White House Christmas 2012 tomorrow at 3 on HGTV


22 December 2012

Some Holiday Sparkle

Bling Box Gift Set ($84) C. Wonder


21 December 2012

Gatsby Greatness

The new trailer for The Great Gatsby already has me wanting to grow my hair out into a bob. Sadly, we have to wait until May 2013 for the bejeweled Baz Luhrmann spectacle. 


20 December 2012

Emerald Green Rising

Pantone's new color for 2013 is already making a splash. Check out Emerald Green getting all gussied up at Williams Sonoma Home


19 December 2012


Graffiti Note Cards ($45) Calypso

Joie De Vivre Notepad ($25) Calypso 

More stuff on my Christmas list. My elf on the shelf a.k.a fink on the sink better be telling Santa I've been good. 


18 December 2012

What Fabulous Smells Like

Acqua Di Parma Colonia ($86- $122) Bloomingdales  

Gift With Any $125 Aqua Di Parma Purchase 

Worn by both Queen Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, Aqua Di Parma Colonia is the quintessential fragrance for the fabulous. It's one of my personal favorites. 
"The original, classic Colonia created in 1916, is a fragrance that seduces both men and women alike. Produced with artisan care, it is the result of a perfect blend of Sicilian citrus, fruit fragrance, lavender, rosemary, verbena and rose. Colonia, Acqua di Parma's classic scent, has entranced and seduced a band of faithful customers since the turn of the 20th Century. While Colonia instantly releases a fresh, clear, clean balance, it encompasses a range of different notes and a complex bouquet that mingles together in the bottle but expresses itself individually once applied to the skin.  
The standard bottle, handmade of transparent glass, retains the unaltered Art Deco design from the '30s. Boasting natural ingredients, a hand-distillation process and the same original recipe, Colonia is hand-packed in a small workshop where one woman delicately applies each label by hand. The secondary packaging is also handcrafted and features embossed paper in Parma Yellow, which according to art historians was used on the facades of the finest buildings in Parma, Italy since 1700 and bears the royal coat of arms of Parma." Bloomingdales

17 December 2012

Smile For The Sassy Camera

La Sardina - St. Tropez Graniers ($75) Lomography 

Basically, I'm just posting the gifts that are on my Christmas wish list. I've always wanted a lomography camera and the stripes on this one have my heart all aflutter. 

"This camera package is the ideal companion to your coastal escapades." -Lomography

Coastal escapades? Mais oui! 


16 December 2012

Fabulous Book Sets

Kid's Classics Box Set ($140) Anthro
Black BeautyPeter PanThe Call of the WildThe Wind in the Willows
The Adventures of Robin HoodThe Secret Garden
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Anne of Green Gables
Library Classics Book Collection ($295) Anthro
EmmaThe MoonstoneGreat ExpectationsMoby DickCrime and Punishment,
The Return of the NativeThe Odyssey and The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Read Me Book Collection ($165) Anthro
The Brothers KaramazovLes Miserables
The Count of Monte Cristo 
and Poe's The Complete Stories


15 December 2012

Later Gator

Check out Lacoste's polo of the future. So cray! 


14 December 2012

Emerald City

It pains me to say goodbye to Tangerine Tango, Pantone's color of 2012, but all good things blah blah blah. The upside is that Pantone's color of 2013 is none other than Emerald Green. I wholeheartedly approve.  


13 December 2012

"He's Loaded Lots Of Cream And Bath Gel On His Sleigh"

India Hicks Clutch By Crabtree & Evelyn ($38) Sugar Mill 

My theory on pampering oneself is as follows. It's not like someone (the bath gel fairy) is going to pop out of the blue with a loofah and some sea salt scrub. You must take matters in your own hand. This fabulous clutch is filled with Island Living shower gel, perfume, and body cream (big fan of the cream). 


12 December 2012

Pretty Things

Glass Globes From Serena & Lilly
These ornaments look good enough to eat but that would be ill-advised. They're available In various sizes and colors. 


11 December 2012

Suck On This

Small Penny Candy Reindeer ($5) Terrain

Too cute to eat? I think I could find a way…somehow. Check out the penny candy collection from Shane Confectionery at Terrain


10 December 2012

Who Doesn't Like The Alphabet?

Homegrown Monogram Mug ($8) Anthro

I'm wondering how the letter x has anything to do with my life because I like this one the best. 


09 December 2012

Mad Men Mornings

From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sundays you 
can catch Mad Men reruns on AMC. 
Rise and shine!  


08 December 2012

Giving Gifts

Mercury Glass Candle Pot ($29.50) Pottery Barn 

50% of the proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Win-win. 


07 December 2012

Ring My Christmas Bell

Michael Kors 'Sleek Exotics' Barrel Ring ($85) Nordstrom 

This ring has me dizzy with excitement. Hopefully my Elf On The Shelf a.k.a. Fink On The Sink is only reporting good things to Santa. 


06 December 2012

Amazing Grace

Grace: A Memoir ($19.02) Amazon

Creative Director of American Vogue, Grace Coddington has a new book.  I saw it the other day in a bookstore and it was wrapped, which made me want it even more. 
"Delightfully underscored by Grace’s pen-and-ink illustrations, Grace will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images. Grace reveals her private world with equal candor—the car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, her two marriages, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. Finally, Grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion." -Amazon

05 December 2012

A Chloë Sevigny Christmas

J'adore these Drew Droege parodies of my fellow scoliosis sufferer, Chloë Sevigny. 


04 December 2012

Make Your Mark

Mark And Graham Fabulousness 
Spherical Glass Ornament ($10- $12)  
Linen Wine Bag With Grosgrain Tie ($15) 
Domed Glass Paperweight ($35) 

I think my love for typography is why I'm so often drawn to monogramed gifts. Sometimes I want initials that have nothing to do with my name because I like they way they look. Anyway, Mark and Graham has the best selection of gifts that can be personalized. The monogramming cutoff for Christmas is December 19th and items include a free gift box and personalization, plus shipping is free on orders over $49. Do I have to spell it out for you? 


03 December 2012

My Anchors

Anchor Scarf ($98) J.Crew

Anchor Striped Raglan T ($24.95) GAP

The anchors in my life are actual anchors. Have been meaning to fix this. 


02 December 2012

West Elm Wallpaper

Go get yourselves some free desktop wallpaper at West Elm


01 December 2012

The Democratization Of Fabulous

I Am So Going To Target Today, 
This is a Fabulous Alert Level Clear, a level so high it's without color. Even I, who live in a small college town, have fabulous at my fingertips or more specifically Target with this collaboration with Neiman Marcus and members of the Council Of Fashion Designers Of America (CFDA). Available starting today are 50 gifts from 25 designers including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Altuzarra, Brian Atwood, Lela Rose, Derek Lam, Marchesa, Alice & Olivia, and Tracy Reese. The items will be on sale at Target through December 20th and the Neiman Marcus items can be purchased at Neiman Marcus or Target's website.