Don’t Book Back // Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen Fiction by Gaby Moss

last read... Every woman who ever wished she could enroll in Sweet Valley High or join The Babysitters Club needs to read Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction. Easily one of my favorite books of recent memory, I took this book out over the course of three days. I looked forward [...]

Well Heeled

In recent days, I have found so many pairs of chic shoes. Not necessarily designer shoes, but relatively affordable pairs from stores where the typical gal shops. Plaid, velvet, embellished, cap toe, and tartan with ornamentation galore. I credit the holiday for bringing the shoe-tiful bounty. I will be stalking them for markdowns.   row [...]

Piping Pajamas featuring Ledges Hotel and Long Tall Sally

Piping Pajamas featuring Ledges Hotel and Long Tall Sally

For the past two holiday seasons, I have gifted loved ones classic piped pajama sets. Navy on light blue woven shirt and pant sets for everyone. [record scratch] For every female under 5'-10" and every male under 6'-4", that is. That would mean that while my mom, dad, brother-in-law, and husband are snoozing in some [...]

Breaking Plaid Part II featuring Hotel Marblehead

Breaking Plaid Part II featuring Hotel Marblehead

for part II... Last week, I wrote about mixing patterns. Decidedly inspired by Blair Waldorf, seasoned in the art of combining floral / plaids / dots / gingham, I started walking on the wild side circa 2007. I am not saying that I am an expert at print mixing, but yes, yes I am. For [...]

Cape Theory

Cape Theory

Do you know what is lovely about wearing a cape? Particularly around the holiday season when diets turn decadent and indulging happens at every holiday party, weight gains happen. Waistlines and shoulder lines pull tighter. Wearing a coat while driving may start to feel uncomfortable. Until the New Year turns and that pounds roll off, [...]