It’s beginning to look a lot like…

I know it is not even Thanksgiving…or November, for that matter. However, I am the type of person that starts listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. With the chilly days and the various holiday items popping up in some stores, I have gotten into the holiday mood already.

So here is a preview…

Victorian holiday card set

Santa is real!

This Tree Needs You mini

Do I really need to explain this?

Blinking Rudolph lip gloss
It blinks! So childish, but I absolutely love it!

Snowball Throw
Love the pompom snowballs!

Colossal Sweater Stocking
I have always wanted a stocking that looked like this.


It is almost November, which means that the holidays are coming. Holidays = holiday parties. A fabulous dress is a must!
A LBD is perfect for the holidays. You can dress it up with bright accessories and shoes, and you will always look classy.

Silk taffeta bow monde dress
I absolutely love the bow! You don’t need a necklace with this dramatic neckline, so go for the showstopping earrings and some bright tights instead!

Silk chiffon twist tank dress
Go for the bold necklace in a bright color! The floaty chiffon makes this dress perfect for dancing!

Silk chiffon Juliet dress
The horizontal pleats along the bottom make this so flirty! I would pair this with fabulous silver or red shoes – make it more festive!

Vintage New York

Saw this picture of the bar at McSorley’s Old Ale House on Gawker. It was taken circa 1976. Love it!

Went to McSorley’s for the first time this summer…even though I couldn’t drink the beer (light or dark), I loved the atmosphere. It opened in 1854 and is NYC’s oldest operating bar…women weren’t even allowed in until 1970!

Go enjoy this little piece of history on E. 7th Street.


Here comes the gown…

After staring at David Tutera’s one-of-a-kind Platinum Wedding Gown for two weeks, I have decided that I would like a simple dress whenever I decide to get married. I have been in several weddings and have gone on many shopping trips to try on dresses. Bustles? Can be extremely annoying. Strapless? Have to make sure it fits you perfectly. Too poofy? Can’t dance too well. Too tight? You can’t sit down. Too thin a fabric? You can see right through it.
A good place to turn for simple and elegant wedding dresses that won’t break the bank? J. Crew. You can dress your bridesmaids there as well!

Genevieve silk radzimir gown

This dress reminds me of the one the sister had made in 27 Dresses. Bonus? It has pockets! How amazing is that?

Silk tricotine goddess gown

This dress looks so comfortable – something that is insanely important on your big day.

Berry-trim Nathalie gown
With the berry trim, this dress is a little more whimsical and would be perfect for a garden party wedding. Or, if you were planning on getting married in the autumn, you could add berries to the bouquets and center pieces to keep with the theme.
Once again, this one has pockets.

“Our love-wheedling myth”

In honor of National Poetry Day, here is a poem by the wonderful Meghan O’Rourke from Halflife. She is a beautiful writer and person…I met her and heard her speak almost two years ago, thanks to a wonderful class I took in college. A set of her poems inspired a series that I later wrote for a final project.


We had a drink and got in bed.
That’s when the boat in my mouth set sail,
my fingers drifting in the shallows of your buzz cut.
And in the sound of your eye
a skiff coasted–boarding it
I found all the bric-a-brac of your attic gloom,
the knives from that other island trip,
the poison suckleroot lifted from God-knows-where.
O all your ill-begotten loot–and yes, somewhere,
the words you never actually spoke,
the woven rope tethering
me to this rotting joint. Touch me,
and the boat and the city burn like whiskey
going down the throat. Or so it goes,
our love-wheedling myth, excessively baroque.