December 31, 2015

2015 In Snaps

Another great year comes to a close, as a new one peaks in through champagne, friends and a whole lotta love. Cheers!

December 1, 2015

Insta-Round Up

baby shower ensemble

dont ever call him predictable

Loft medallion print dress

desk to dinner look

client ball

new Clinique Lip Pop, love!

grey day

November 9, 2015

In Review: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine

YSL Shine Musings of a Mom {Esq}

My lipstick obsession is nothing new. I am still a big MAC fan, and still think that for $17, you cant find a better lipstick with more colors, textures, or ranges. However when I needed a huge emotional pick me up recently, I was ready to splurge. Not Tom Ford splurge, but close. After seeing so many beauty bloggers rave about the YSL formulas I gave it a shot. I started with the Rouge Volupte Shine in No. 8, Pink in Confidence. I haven't stopped wearing it 5 days later. Since then I have added No. 9 Nude in Private, and am waiting for Nordstrom to send me No. 17 Rose in Tension. For $36, you get a wash of juicy color, a fresh scent, and 8 hours of hydration. What I would spend on a Soul Cycle class without blinking can get you something that keeps on giving hours after the initial rush. I hope the upcoming holidays give you an opportunity to get one of these for yourself, your friend, or your mom.

November 2, 2015

A Work in Progress

Target Rug (pictured above)/Wayfair media center (en route)/Amazon storage binsTarget lamps

Thanks to the 100th milk spill, the 1500th crushed goldfish cracker, and the 100000th cat scratch (and my generous in-laws), our trusted old couch is sitting by the curb, waiting to be replaced by a brand new version. In the process, the rug, TV stand, storage bins and lamps had to go as well. A few of my favorite retailers for design on a dime didn't disappoint. There are few things that excite me quite as much as a room refresh (expect, perhaps, a new lipstick. Have you tried the YSL Rouge Shine? Amazing. My new favorite of all time).

October 30, 2015

Thoughts on a Friday

A few warm thoughts for this chilly Friday

1. After a few mornings of gruesome toddler behavior this week, my always unpredictable son gave me the hugest, tightest hug today and I could have melted into a puddle on the floor.

2. I have been trying desperately to carve out 45 minutes in my workday to run Sephora and pick up a tube of YSL lipstick, but as of yet, have had no success. I am going to have to cancel a conference call next week to make this happen.

3. I found a box of pumpkin flavored Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal on a recent Target run and this made me disproportionately happy.

4. I'm contemplating taking a sick day to assemble a media center we recently purchased to make over our den. I'm actually definitively taking a sick day.

October 28, 2015


One of the best parts of fall is the ability to wear suede booties, printed dresses, and no tights. Loft is a great go-to for affordable, of the moment prints that can carry you through several seasons, and many wears. This piece is from Fall 2014, and is still a favorite of mine. Sole Society is one of my first online stops when I want a pair of new shoes, booties, or wedges. These are also a favorite from a past season that have worn well and still look fresh.

Linking up with Mix & Match

October 14, 2015


Raw bar and cocktails = heaven

Bridesmaid Season!

Loft dress and J.Crew cardi

J.Crew dress, Loft necklace, Calvin Klein collection booties

Loft Skirt and top, Cole Haan heels

Fall Haircut! Loft blouse

Banana Fall 2015, head to toe

Pumpkin Patch with my Love

Banana Sloan pants, Michael Kors watch, nails CND 'Indigo Frock' 

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