Outfit | Fall Floral

Monday, October 13, 2014 33 , Permalink 0



his Ted Baker skirt was my first purchase for fall and it has already become one of my favorites. The dark floral print is stunning and the skirt is impeccably made with a crinoline lining to help keep it’s flouncy shape all day. Beyond that–and most importantly–I feel pretty and confident in it, which really should be the litmus test for any new wardrobe addition.



Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: Ted Baker | Purse: DVF | Sunglasses: Prada | Rings: c/o Kohl’s, c/o Julie Vos | Bracelet: Hermes | Shoes: J.Crew | Nails: Essie “After School Boy Blazer” | Lips: Stila “Fiore”


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.