Friday Five Under $55

Friday, May 15, 2015 9 Permalink 0


The Coveted


This week, I’m coveting:

  • A tangerine cocktail dress from Cameo, despite the fact I have no place to wear it. (I’ve actually tried a few things from Cameo in the past. The quality is lovely, but the fit hasn’t quite worked for me. Still tempted, though.)
  • Gray Malin on Shopbop, making it that much easier to get your art fix.
  • Colorful cone pieces from Sarah Magid.
  • Metallic Madrid sandals from Birkenstock. I bought a pair in black last year and these are seriously making me regret it. If only I had known that I could have rose gold slides a year later! (While we’re on the topic of sandals, I bought these to try in white and I’m considering these in cognac.)
  • My favorite Tory Burch tote has been restocked on Shopbop! (I tend to purchase items on Shopbop instead of the designer’s site so I can take advantage of Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping.)
  • A splurge-worthy swimsuit with a sexy cutout. (I’d like to get back on the exercise bandwagon and lose another ten pounds before I treat myself to a new swimsuit.)
  • An “Aloha” ear climber and stud set. It’s an unexpected way to say hello to summer.

Style Spotlight: Spring Pajamas

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7 , Permalink 0



We’re in for a stormy weekend ahead of us, which makes spending the day in pajamas awfully tempting. (Brunch, mimosas, and Mario Kart…what’s not to love?) I usually reach for these or these, yet I’m yearning for a spring upgrade. I haven’t found the right pair just yet, but I did come across five appealing options no matter your p.j. personality.

A crisp cotton nightshirt with contrast piping is a menswear classic. Wear your sexiest underwear–or none at all–for a sexy surprise.

Lace babydolls and matching panties run the risk of looking outdated and campy. That’s not the case when you add hot pink and fluorescent orange to the mix.

Nautical stripes for summer? Groundbreaking. ;-)

If pajamas aren’t your thing, invest in a pretty robe with much-needed coverage to get the morning paper and enjoy coffee on the porch.

A soft pointelle jersey set is a perennial favorite. Upgrade your favorite set with a racerback cami and a pair of shorts. (If dove grey isn’t your thing, start with the camisoles here where you’ll find this Eberjey number in prettiest shade of pink.)



Truth be told, I bought this DVF dress July and hadn’t worn it until our trip to Florida last month. I absolutely adore the Lisa Frank-meets-Flintstones print, but it felt a little too bold for Wisconsin. Screw that, though. Now that it has had its maiden voyage, I want to wear it all the time … with one minor alteration. The wrap skirt flutters up at the slightest breeze and I need to have it sewn shut (or at least have my tailor put in a couple of snaps). I actually had to use my tote to avoid any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions!

On another note, I’m obsessed with this mother of pearl tusk pendant from Rachelle of Pink Sole. It’s one of the most popular pieces in her Etsy shop. Seriously, I have the most talented friends.






Dress: Diane von Furstenberg (old; other patterns in the same style and I love this one)
Bag: Tory Burch (it’s on sale!)
Sandals: Sam Edelman
Necklace: c/o Pink Sole’s Etsy shop
Ring: Lulu Frost
Sunglasses: Prada
Lips: Stila “Fiore”
Nails: Clinique “Hi Sweetie” and Essie “In the Cab-ana”