Monday, August 31, 2009

Ride away....

How lovely, this makes me want to jump on a bike and ride into the sunset..*(yes, my bike obsession is coming into fall with us)*...


Dear Frye Boot.



Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tooth ache.

So sorry for the lack of posts this week! It was a busy week and I had dental surgery on Friday (I hate the dentist, can you relate). Stitches in the mouth and the works! So I've been feeling a bit under the weather and grumpy because my mouth is in pain....
The worst part...I will be getting one of these in the next 6 weeks. Yes, that's right folks I have to get a gold cap on my very very back tooth (no one should be able to see it...I hope). I was really bummed after my dentist told me this little fact, but then I had a thought, maybe it's chic to have a gold tooth?

{Images via}

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The woman behind the mask.

Beauty and strength is within each of us. Have you taken off your mask to look at the real beauty you hold inside? You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish when you take a close look at who you are and the strength you hold within.

A few inspirations quotes I love. Paste them somewhere you'll see everyday.

"In each of us there are places we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them." Joyce Brothers

"Our greatest joy is not in ever falling, but in getting up every time we do." Confucius

"The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for." Oscar Wilde

A gorgeous image and a few inspirational quotes for the start of a beautiful day.

*(P.S. Isn't this mask wonderful, if you must wear one, make sure it's this chic!)*


Sunday, August 23, 2009

A very exciting annoucement...

I've been diligently working on a creative project these past few months. It started as a hobby and has evolved into a creative wardrobe and personal shopping business! Style Me Laura will de-clutter, organize and style both you and your closet! Go here for a glimpse into what's to come....

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Friday, August 21, 2009

It's the weekend?

Some of you may wonder why I don't always have those cute little "Happy Weekend" and "Happy Friday" posts. Don't get me wrong, I love a good weekend as much as anyone! But to be honest, since I work on a sporadic consulting, freelance, gimmie-gimmie work basis... in other words, I work all the time and at all hours! So forgive me for my non "Happy Weekend" posts, because honestly I forget what day of the week it is and it's just another day, as in any other day of the week. BUT, today I remembered, it's Friday!

So here is one big "Happy Friday" post!

{Lovely images via here & here}

Pop of color II.

Another pop of color that is irresistible!

*Orange? Absolutely BRILLIANT!


Pop of color.


I'm a hat person, which you might have already guessed from my previous post and my profile picture! I love how a hat can completely transform an outfit from boring to uber chic in about 2 seconds.

Next on my adorable hat in a bright pop of color. What a fabulous way to update this simple black dress!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jewelry storage.

I store my jewelry in vintage trays on my dresser. I can visually see my outfits come together when I have my jewelry laid out. Perfect for keeping bangles, bracelets, watches and earrings neatly separated.

I found these vintage bowls on Etsy and think they'd be a perfect addition to any dresser to display jewelry.

{Available here & here}

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crazy for Elizabeth and James.

I'm a huge Elizabeth and James fan. I love their unique and sharp style. Very downtown is perfectly mixed with a floral dress or layered with a chunky cardigan for fall.
{Image Via}

*I just love fall, don't you?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday treats.

I've been procrastinating on work this morning and looking at the lovely blog from Once Wed. It has adorable ideas for DIY wedding projects.

A few things things I couldn't resist from sharing...

A unique program ensuring guests stay cool at an outdoor wedding.

A unique cake.

A sweet DIY center piece.

An inexpensive way to give your guests a little treat.

Sunday, August 16, 2009



Mad about Mad Men.

I've been excited for the new season of Mad Men to start....but I have to make a confession, I haven't actually seen it yet! I've been waiting for the first season of Mad Men to make it's way to my into my mail box from Net Flix. So after reading all the excitement about the new season, I quickly logged on to my Net Flix account and under status, it states "Long Wait." Wait a sec, I have to wait?! And a long wait at that, how long are we talking here?? So I'll have to keep myself entertained by looking at all the great fashion associated with the show. I'll also admit, another reason I am so desperate to see Mad Men is because I hear the fashion is fantastic! If you're a regular reader, you'll know how crazy I am for 60's fashion and vintage inspired pieces....I could wear A-line day dresses, scarves, pearl necklaces and high-waisted pencil skirts everyday of the week.....find these and more here!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stack it up.

I love to layer. I once had a very good friend tell me that she watched me take off 6 layers of clothing when I got to her house (it was winter...). My obsession with layering still continues strong these days, whether it's winter or not. There is something special about finding separate pieces that create pure harmony when paired together. When I stumbled upon these stacked rings I did a double take...wait, they are a pile of separate rings, varying in size, shape, metal, jewels, crystals and pearls. Oh my, oh my...I squeal with delight, these charming treasures must be mine!{Via here & here}

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Simple treasures.

Brook Farm General Store has arrived in Brooklyn and I'm officially obsessed with the old school charm of this store. Brook Farm General offers an array of old and new products. The products are focused around being simple, useful and timeless.

What I would pick up...

A market basket to carry all my goodies...

Just because, an antique level is unique...(not sure what I'd use this for, but I love it anyway)
A recycled rubber basket to store my beloved magazines that I can't give up, just yet...

Childhood memories...(Yippie, I can re-live my childhood!)

A few Moroccan tea glasses for a tea party in the backyard...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sartoralist Book

I'm sure many of you already know....the Sartoralist book, by Scott Schuman comes out Wednesday! As an avid follower of his blog, I'm excited to add this book to my collection. I adore the photographs he snaps of street style from Milian, New York, Paris and more.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Longing for the beach....

Today is HOT in NY. It's that suffocating heat that beats down on you and follows you throughout the day. Heat radiates from the street, smells become stronger and all you long for is the chilling blast of AC against your sweat soaked face. The 90 degree weather has arrived and hopefully will see himself out very soon. Today I want to be laying on the beach, enjoying the sun with the ocean at my feet to cool me down.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Ok, I'll admit it I am seriously addicted to J.Crew! I really do covet everything I see in the store. When I get a new catalog I dog ear everything I think is adorable and worthy, then I realize I've dog eared the entire catalog. I love mixing my J.Crew with a mixture of vintage and other goodies from various designers. Needless to say, when I saw they collaborated with Essie on two new nail polishes, I instantly purchased these little treats! Oh, J.Crew, I covet you....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wishing for a little zen.

Living in NYC, I have found myself getting very anxious and wanting the quiet peacefulness of a little zen place. It wouldn't have to be anything big or grand. Just a quiet place I could go and enjoy being outside. Somewhere I could fix up and then walk outside and sit, just sit and listen to the birds while I enjoy a cup of coffee. Right now, this is far from the case. I sit at a desk, have my coffee against the rhythmic sounds of car horns, large trucks barreling down 2nd Avenue, dogs barking, children screaming (adults screaming too), power tools working and every once in a while a bird chirps (not too often). You get used to this symphony of sounds. Pretty soon you can sleep through anything, I hardly notice when a car horn goes off, it has become the backdrop of my life.

*Sigh* I am anxious now. I want a little garden in my backyard. I want to have coffee and hear the birds chirp again...oh some day soon.

When I have my outdoor space I want to adorn, decorate and design it....