Archive | February, 2012

A Wearable Room: Pink and Yellow

29 Feb

In general, yellow does not normally grab my attention. With blonde hair, I find it can wash me out. However, when it comes to interior, I find the color extremely calming, inviting and happy.

In the future, when I am swimming in gobs of money, this will be the entry way to my summer-house. Complete with a freshly squeezed strawberry lemonade handed to each guest by my butler, Jeeves. (Hey, it’s my dream)


Pumps: Steve Madden / Dress: Christopher Kane / Clutch: French Connection


Things that make me happy today:

1. An easy run

2. A clean room

3. Lindsay Lohan True Holiday Story

1 Piece 3 Ways

23 Feb

Tomorrow morning at 5AM a car will be arriving at my doorstep to bring me to the airport for my flight to Austin. I am so excited to visit my friends but can’t remember the last time I had to wake up at 4:30 AM.


During my lunch break yesterday I quickly ran over to Old Navy to see if I could find some last minute goodies to bring on my trip. Mission accomplished. Old Navy is amazing right now, I wanted nearly everything. One of the pieces that I picked up was this sleeveless trench. I have had my eye on for a while but wasn’t sure if it was something I wanted to add to my wardrobe.

Since it was on sale, I figured why not?

My rule is to style each piece I purchase three different ways which was simple since I can imagine this sleevless trench is a multitude of different outfits.

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Shirt: Aeropostale

Shoes: Sperry Top Sider

Dress: Dorothy Perkins / Booties: Aldo

Tights: Fogal / Necklace: Kate Spade

Shorts: Alice & Olivia / Shirt: Saint James


Things that make me happy today:

1. 4 day weekend

2. Mini vacation

3. Austin, Texas

My 3 favorite things all in one place

22 Feb

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know my heart has a soft spot for both Taylor Swift (here, here and here) and Zac Efron (here, here). In my perfect world she would be my best friend and he would will be my husband.

When I first heard they were doing a movie together, I felt mixed emotions. I didn’t want my husband macking on my best friend. That would just be weird and ultimately cause me to dislike one of them. Then I found out it was actually a cartoon and they were probably not even recording at the same time.

Phew. Sigh. Relief.

A cartoon may not be my first choice for a movie but you can bet I will be seeing this one opening weekend.


Then, somehow, the story got better. Enter muh gurl, Ellen. If there was one person I could trade lives with, it would be Ellen DeGeneres. She can instantly make me laugh and is always finding the most incredible hidden talent (ex: Sophia Grace and Rosie). Well check out this video from a recent show when my three favorite people came together:

She can drop the “couple” comments though. We all know his heart is saved for moi.


Things that make me happy today:

1. Zac Efron

2. Taylor Swift

3. Ellen

The 7th grader in me is smiling

21 Feb

Remember when you were younger (for me, circa early teens) and American Eagle was one of the coolest stores? I haven’t thought about shopping there is many years. I felt I had out grown the styles and fit of the clothes.

Well this past weekend I happened to stumble in there and found some super adorable pieces that I need to scoop up for spring.

Drape Skort: $29.50

Eyelet Corset Dress: $49.50

Lightweight Hooded Anorak $39.50

Have you ever rediscovered a brand and fallen back in love?


Things that make me happy today:

1. 3 day work week

2. Roomie + bestie dinner tonight

3. Mani/Pedi

Fly Away

17 Feb

Today is a special day in the Friday Fancies world, {av} is linking up with Lisa from Elembee, Etc. for a travel-oriented theme. This seemed perfectly appropriate since one week from today I will be on an airplane jetting off to Austin, Texas. This weekend I plan on doing some preparation shopping for the trip and creating a Friday’s Fancy is the perfect way to draw some inspiration.


I love the idea of mixing feminine and rustic touches. It reminds me of my girl, T-Swift and makes me feel like a true cowgirl.

Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane / Boots: Asos

Dress: Halston Heritage / Necklace: House of Harlow


Things that make me happy today:

1. Three day weekend. Much needed.

2. Pedicure

3. Besites

1 Piece 3 Ways

16 Feb

Back again this Thursday for my favorite new series, 1 piece 3 ways. Not familiar with this series? Check out all the info here.

Today’s piece, is actually two; Madewell’s Barnwood Boots. I have been lusting after these for a while but couldn’t justify buying them. I kept wondering if they were really practical or more on the trendy side. Working 40 hours a week, I have to be careful with purchasing ‘trendy’ pieces as most of them are not appropriate for the corporate setting. However, styled correctly, any piece can be made office appropriate you just have to be creative.

Following my own rule and mentally styling each new addition to my wardrobe in 3 distinct settings (work, casual and date night) I decided to tackle these boots to see if they could fit into my life. Well my friends, they do.

Earrings: Kendra Scott / Shirt: Old Navy

Skirt: H&M

Blouse: 3.1 Phillip Lim / Blazer: Rag & Bone

Skirt: TopShop

Dress: J.Crew / Belt: J.Crew

Hat: Great Plains (similiar)



Things that make me happy today:

1. Thursday night dates with besties

2. Late night life chats with roomies

3. Scalp massage at the salon – never gets old

I love, love

14 Feb

Someone once told me “I love, love” and the quote has always stuck with me. Celebrating love to me doesn’t necessarily have to be a romantic thing, it is just about being thankful for all the people in your life who you love. That’s not to say sharing this romantic day with a special someone wouldn’t be amazing but Zac Efron was busy today so maybe next year…

Tonight me and the roomies are going on a date. Dinner, The Vow and exchanging small gifts? Yup, the day couldn’t get much better.

So whatever it is you are doing today, do it with a heart full of love.

(images via 1, 2, 3, 4)


Things that make me happy today:

1. Love

2. Channing

3. Romantic Movies

My Weekend Instantly

13 Feb

This weekend was full of fun and family. The highlights were:

  1. The Bruins won after overtime and a shoot out
  2. I am still stuffed from our Italian dinner
  3.  I found the best invention ever
  4. I themed my nails to the upcoming holiday.

Overall success.

Linking up with Ashley for this Instagram Monday (follow me: emmyrho)


Things that make me happy today:

1. Friends With Benefits – watched the movie twice yesterday

2. The above Oreos, cuz well, they are kinda amazing

3. Today is the 13th

Pink and Red

10 Feb

This weekend is going to be full of love. Love for my family that is. My cousins, aunts, uncles, parents and brother are coming to visit for the weekend. Saturday we have a full day planned of going to the Bruins game followed by a delicious dinner in the North End. Bring on the pasta. I’m very excited to see them all and experience the city like a tourist (something I rarely do).

Tonight can’t come soon enough.

If I were to pick a favorite color it would hands down be pink so imagine my excitement when {av} announced that this week’s Friday Fancy was themed around pink and red.

Shirt: MIH Jeans $88 / Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs $130

Loafers: J. Crew $275 / Shorts: Michael Kors $495

What are your plans for this Valentine’s weekend?


Things that make me happy today:

1. Cousin coming tonight

2. Seeing my whole family tomorrow

3. The North End for dinner

A Wearable Room: Canopy Stripe

8 Feb

Canopy stripes are one my most favorite things. I am instantly drawn to them in many forms. Whether it be a fabric, a phone cover or a piece of scrapbook paper, you can bet canopy stripes are not too far away.

When I first saw this picture, I was smitten with the crisp white, green couch and rustic touches. This image has been in the back of my mind for a while and when I saw the dress below I knew I had to use the room as inspiration.



One: Splendid Oatmeal Mixed Stripe Dress $108

Two: Kendra Scott Hollis Necklace $150 (designed by me in the Color Bar)


Things that make me happy today:

1. Dinner date with the besites

2. Revenge is finally new tonight

3. Hourly email exchanges with my cousin

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