Currently Coveting



If there was ever a time to shop the weekly “Currently Coveting” post, this is it. Everything featured is under $175, including this gorgeous sequin skirt which is a great alternative to the one featured here. I also have my eye on this budget-friendly dress. I was originally considering it in black, but the print is awfully fun.

For those of you who don’t know about my day job, I’m an event manager for a local business magazine. We have our annual B2B expo coming up in two weeks and I’m running around like mad trying to get everything checked off my to-do list. (It’s this time of year that Dave calls me “Stressica” instead of Jessica.) Please forgive me for any unexpected silences and know that I’m finding comfort in the new Tory Burch flats I ordered on Saturday (a purchase fueled by that afternoon’s beer fest). I’m counting down the minutes until they arrive today.

Was anyone awake to see the lunar eclipse the other night? I’m bummed I missed it!

Review | Moleskine Voyageur

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 5 , Permalink 0



 have a romanticized vision of traveling overseas and penning endless observations in a journal each night. And, try as I might, I’m just not that kind of girl. I’m more likely to return to the hotel armed with an iPhone full of photos and a purse brimming with receipts, ticket stubs, and coasters. However, the new Moleskine Voyageur notebook takes a unique approach to travel journals, offering flexibility and plenty of features to satisfy various journaling–and travel–styles.

  • The worrywart will find comfort at the beginning of the book. There’s a place for personal data, local emergency numbers listed by country, time zones, and a reference for local dialing codes. Other must-haves can be tucked in the interior back pocket.
  • The planner will appreciate detachable packing and to-do lists.
  • The social media maven will love the removable paper band that features “I AM HERE” written on the reverse side. It’s ideal for destination selfies and Instagrams tagged #m_IAmHere.
  • The serious traveler is no match for the journal’s sturdy canvas cover.
  • The perfectionist will gravitate to the online tool to format itineraries, photos, and journal entries to print and paste into the Voyageur.

I’m taking the latter approach (mostly because I was such a lazy writer on vacation) and am using the journal as a scrapbook. I’ve been sifting through mementos and recalling obscure stories to include along side of some of my favorite Instagrams.







Disclosure: I received a complimentary Moleskine Voyageur notebook for the purposes of this post. 


Outfit | Falling Temperatures

Monday, October 6, 2014 21 No tags Permalink 2



adison now has its very own Nordstrom Rack and I couldn’t be more excited for a new place to spend my paycheck, even if opening weekend was chaotic. The staff was overwhelmed (but sweet), the place was packed, and a woman ran over my foot with a stroller. It was all worth it when I came across an unimaginably soft and warm Theory sweater that I’m planning to hibernate in until spring. The discounted price of $130 (down from $375) was just icing on the cake.

Speaking of discounts, Julie Vos, one of my favorite jewelers, is offering 20% off any purchase with code bedknobsandbaubles to celebrate the launch of her new website. It’s a fantastic opportunity to update your jewelry box or spoil a few people on your holiday shopping list with jewelry and scarves. The pearl Antwerp Earrings are elegant and come to just $88 after the discount (perfect for that aunt who surprises you with an unexpected gift).





Sweater: Theory (similar) | Skirt: LOFT | Necklace: c/o Julie Vos | Ring: c/o Julie Vos | Bracelet: Hermes | Clutch: DVF | Shoes: J.Crew | Nails: Essie “After School Boy Blazer” | Lips: Stila “Fiore”