Monday, September 16, 2013

putnam pop

you know when you find that one item that you don't know how you ever lived without? surely, i had been walking around barefoot before i purchased these sam edelman booties.  i've been living in them ever since i swooped them off the nordy sale rack.  "they will be great for the fall" the salesman said convincingly.  nice try, sir, but they were better for the summer.  and they are on super sale right now on zappos.  it's the shoe that adds the extra pop of fun to boring white jeans and a tee.  i promise, they do not disappoint and despite their colorful stitching, they go with most everything (dresses, skirts, skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans even better, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g).  smoky praline is my preferred color.  the other choice is a bit too carmel-ish.
city stroll

Sam Edelman Putnam

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

punky plaid

Upon seeing the fall collection from Vince, I declared that my fall wardrobe will consist of only black, grey and the occasional cream.  And then I saw this plaid skirt.  Incorporating a little old school plaid never hurt anyone.  Neither did bringing back the black penny loafer.  Nothing makes me happier (ok, well some things do) than wearing the same item that I did back in grade school. 

Cole Haan 'Monroe' Penny Loafer

Monday, September 09, 2013


Apparently I can't seem to get pen to paper, or fingers to keys, because I've written a thousand posts in my head over these last few months.  The problem is that it's usually around 3am when I am doing this and the thought of turning twenty minutes into potentially hours of insomnia by resetting my internal clock with the morning light of the laptop prevents thoughts from becoming posts.  Was that just a run-on?  It has to be right - or is it just missing punctuation?  Anyway, I've "written" and quite eloquently might I add, because you will never read them, about the usual this and thats.  One post focused on the end of yet another summer and the back to school blues.  Another about how the weather in these first few weeks of September simply cue cheerleading practice and football games and makes me wish for just a one day time travel back to high school.  One was all about covering up at the beach - sort of like the barbie beach picnic scene below - no bikinis for these girls - maybe that's why they never get wrinkles!  I wrote about my children and how sometimes their questions are so obvious - that I wonder why don't we, as adults, ask them.  Like, "Mom, why aren't teachers movie stars?"  I've written about my neighbor who recently passed and how I can't stop wondering who is going to water her flowers, take out her garbage and how the inside pulse of her home continues beating without her.  I'm may go water those flowers tomorrow.  I've written many posts on the importance of vacations and unaffectedly unplugging for a day or two or ten.  And although I would love to have shared these thoughts with you, it's good enough for me that I had them in the first place.  And that I'm still having them...and that life, with it flying by, continues through the eyes of children, b&w photos, back to school blues and good girlfriend chats.

Here's to the birth of a new season and the endless possibilities that come with it, including penny loafers and cable knit.