Archive | September, 2011

Pink and Grey

29 Sep

This week has been super busy.

Average hours of sleep – 5

Average hours spent at work – 15

Average caffine drinks a day – 3

Average stress level (scale of 1-10) – surprisingly low – 2

Friday can’t come soon enough!

For now enjoy these interiors that have been inspiring me as of late…all in a beautiful grey and pink palate.

(all images via)

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Things that make me happy today:

1. Sushi

2. Tomorrow is Friday

3. Gaining invaluable experince

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Big week followed by big party

27 Sep

So it’s Fashion Week in Boston. Not as cool as NYFW and probably not even as cool as LAFW but still pretty awesome. I have been assisting the operations manager for the whole sha bang since March and it is crazy that the week is finally here! This past weekend I worked 11AM-9PM both days and this week I will be in full force from 9AM-12PM. Yes, you read that right..fifteen hours a day. Phew.

The week will be finished off by an epic birthday party that will take place on Friday. Five of my besties have a birthday around the same time so they are all having a joint bday party at a bar. It is sure to be a good time. With the party and fashion week, I can’t help but think of what I want to wear on Friday. With no time to shop I may have to overnight a few options off line..sorry credit card.

I have been dying for a simple long sleeve shift dress in an airy fabric, such a chiffon, and this just might be the perfect occasion to try to find one. I will pair it with some killer heels and stand out statement necklace. Perfect attire to drink some cocktails and dance the night away at the end of a VERY busy week.

I hit up the Asos website to find a few options:

1. I love the color and beading of this dress. Wouldn’t even need a necklace! Sale $95.13

2. This is probably my most favorite color to wear yet I don’t wear it enough! $109.77

This might be my biggest contender. I love the color and the shape. It allows for me to play with accessories.

Sale $43.91

4. I like the color blocking on this one but am not too sure of the fabric choice. $100.62

 

Which option is your favorite? Do you have any other suggestions?

 

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Things that make me happy today:

1. Busy days = fast days

2. Coffee

3. Organization

Boo

26 Sep

You might think by the title of this post I am about to begin rambling on about Halloween costumes or the month of October. Well, you are wrong. This post is dedicated to the world’s cutest dog, Boo.

I am sure I am late to this bandwagon but how could I not dedicate an entire post to this fuzzy creature. He makes me want to run out, get my grooming license and buy my own Boo. I would then create a replica to stare at/molest/take pictures of all day.

I am sure all of you are already aware of this awesome dog, but if not, please enjoy the cuteness that is about to ensue.

 

 

 

Boo has a best friend, Buddy. Buddy is what Boo would look like sans hair stylist.

 

Boo is so cool..he even has his own book..

 

Have you ever seen anything so cute? I think not.

Have a great week!

 

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Things that make me happy today:

1. Even though it is Monday, I am looking forward to this coming weekend

2. Adorable animals

3. Body Butter

The Cozy Side of Fall

23 Sep

Every day is starting to feel more and more like fall and  I couldn’t be happier. Fall is by far my most favorite season. It involves some of my favorite smells (wood stoves burning, pumpkin, apples) favorite temperatures (sweaters, leggings and boots with no coat required) and some of my favorite holidays (Thanksgiving and Halloween). I am excited to put away my sandals and pull out my boots or buy some new ones and begin dressing for this perfect season with a pumpkin Latte in hand of course. Check out my Friday’s Fancy below and head on over to visit {av} to see even more!

 

 

 

1. Diane Von Furstenberg Poncho Sweater – $345

2. Dolce and Gabbana Legging – $190

3. Tory Burch Riding Boot – $495

4. House of Harlow Ring – $45

 

Things that make me happy today:

1. Pumpkin coffee of any kind

2. Buffalo Chicken

3. TGIF (do I have this every week?)

American Made: School House

22 Sep

I super excited for the second installment of my American Made Series. I find it very awesome when companies try hard to keep their products produced fully in the states. It makes me want to support their products knowing that all the money is being spread out amongst my neighbors, coworkers and peers.

With the month of September finally here, School House was an obvious choice. Have you ever walked into your College bookstore to try to find something cute with your college logo only to find that most options are unisex? Well School House is your solution. They make super cute clothes that you can wear to the gym, library, class, roaming around campus and even to that big game coming up.

 

The founder of School House is Rachel Weeks. She is awesome, sweet, creative and very driven. I had the fantastic opportunity to ask Rachel a few questions for this series to learn a little more about her and the company. Be sure to check out the website and buy some really cute clothing. You are sure to be the envy of everyone on campus!

Here is a little bit about Rachel from School House:

“A feminist, Fulbright scholar, social entrepreneur, woman executive, fashionista, and Duke alum, Rachel Weeks is more than just the founder of School House, but our resident expert on everything from entrepreneurship to ethical manufacturing. A 27-year old Greensboro, NC, native, Rachel is as personable as she is passionate. When she’s not concepting our next collection or on the road pitching a new university relationship, she’d be more than happy to speak with you.”

How did you come up with the idea for your brand?

Walking around the Duke Bookstore as an undergraduate, I always felt that there was a lack of interesting, fashion driven, trend right clothing – especially for girls.  I’ve also always had a passion for feminism and ways that we can use “the power of the purse” to support economic opportunities for women all over the world.  The college market seemed like the perfect place to combine fashion and fair labor! 

Do you have a favorite piece from your collection?

I live in our yoga pants.  But our new hot pink cardigans for Yale and the University of Nevada Las Vegas are the cutest things to ever happen to cotton.

 

Who (if anyone) has influenced you the most?

In my personal life, my sister Holly has always been my hero and, essentially, my life coach.  I don’t know what I’d do without her, and she inspires me to be a better person.  In business and fashion, my heroes range from Steve Jobs to Marc Jacobs.  I value creativity, innovation, and market savvy above all else.

Where do you see your brand going in the future?

I see School House becoming a collegiate lifestyle brand that embodies the American university experience and the best of Made in USA craftsmanship.  One dream I have is an NYC flagship store + bar where we can sell all of our university collections in one place.  Can’t wait!

What is your favorite thing to do on your days off?

Flea markets, but I don’t go nearly enough!

Do you have a favorite college memory?

Hosting 1950s-themed cocktail parties for all my friends.  But I loved everything about college–musing on art history in a Red Bull-induced haze, the fake money that was my student ID, and figuring out my place in the world.  Those were the days!

 

 

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I hope you all enjoyed learning more about Rachel and her awesome company. Be sure to check out their site and their blog for more information!

P.S. School House is offering all Sprinkles on Everything readers a special 15% off your order when you use the code “SPRINKLES+SH” at check out. The code is good through October 31st so get shopping!!

P.P.S. Be sure to check back soon for some more exciting information on School House!

Just casually walking a marathon..Jimmy Fund 2011

20 Sep

This past Sunday I walked for the Jimmy Fund with 5 of my besties. It is the same route as the Boston Marathon, the whole 26.2 miles of it. The walk benefits the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and as of yesterday they had already raised over eight million dollars with donations still rolling in until November 1st.

 

We woke up at 4:45 AM to catch a bus 26.2 miles away in Hopkinton, MA where the walk began. It was only 45 degrees out and since we didn’t want to carry a sweatshirt all day, we froze for the first 2 hours. My fingers became swollen and I couldn’t really feel anything. Once the sun came up it was a perfect temperature, not too hot and not too cold. The walk took us eight hours and we spent most of it telling stories, laughing and reminiscing about college and funny times.

 

Mile one!

Half way there…

At about mile 16 (10 miles left) my feet began to hurt VERY bad. The only way I can describe it would be the following; picture the bottom of both of your feet being one huge blister. Then picture the soles of your shoes being made out of sandpaper and thumb tacks. That is how my feet felt for the last ten miles, it was miserable but I am extremely proud of all of us for making it to the end.

 

Keep on swimming, Keep on swimming..

26.2 miles is just a hop, skip and a jump

We did it!!

The back of our shirts, we received so many compliments on them!

I am so proud of all my friends and everyone else who walked the Jimmy Fund!!

Hopefully I will start to walk normal again soon. I am currently walking like a 90-year-old woman, maybe worse. It took me 10 minutes to walk from the living room to my bedroom last night. Then today I started to walk into work at the same time as an older lady and she beat..by a lot..like could have lapped me.

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Things that make me happy today:

1. Band-aids

2. Foot Baths

3. Limping

Go Blue and White

16 Sep

This weekend I am walking in the Jimmy Fund Walk with five other besties. It is the same route as the Boston marathon, 26.2 miles. The walk is on Sunday and I am a little worried for how I am going to manage getting around the office on Monday. I have a feeling I am going to need some coworkers to push me around in my rolley chair. It’s been keeping me up at night, worrying about how out of shape I am and if I am going to be able to survive this walk. I know I will be able to do it but I am honestly worried about if my legs will allow me to move on Monday morning. I am not sure who scheduled this walk but I am pretty sure it should have been on a Saturday not Sunday. Oh well.

This week Friday’s Fancies theme is Game Day attire which makes me so excited. I love school spirit and I love dressing in themes which makes this extra fun and special. The college I went to was more about wearing school apparel (i.e. tshirts and sweatshirts) as opposed to dresses and themed clothing so I am taking this chance to make a cute game day outfit. My college colors (and elementary, middle and high school) were blue and white…Enjoy!

Skirt – Club Monaco – $119

Shirt – Sandro Elegante crepe blouse – $250

Shoes – Miu Miu – $570

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Things that make me happy today:

1. Bowling

2. Shipyard Pumpkin Ale

3. Friday

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