Wednesday, October 23, 2013

happy hump day

Here are some lovely images for your Wednesday. Have any fun plans set for tonight? I love making plans early in the week so I have things to look forward to. Whatever it is- happy hour with friends, catching up on your favorite shows or getting your nails done- making plans really helps break up the monotony of the week!...Now I'm off to go score a salted chocolate donut. Have a good one! 

yes please. 

dreaming of Paris. 


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

dainty rings

My love for jewelry should come as no surprise, but my most recent love for dainty jewelry (gold in particular) is my newest infatuation. It started with the Ariel Gordon love knot ring that I prefer to wear on my pinky.  I finally gave in after keeping my eye on it for quite some time and it hasn't left my finger since. 
This past weekend in Traverse City I mentioned I did some sightseeing...(shopping obviously included) and stopped in a local jewelry store downtown. I came across a brand that I had never heard of, but I have to say I'm a fan! Lafonn- it's affordable, durable and beautifully designed. I picked up a couple thin band rings that are just what I've been looking for to add to my collection. 
The best part of buying jewelry on vacation is it makes such a great momentum (I can totally justify any shopping purchase)! 
Are you a fan of dainty jewelry or do you go the "bigger is better" route? It's too hard for me to choose, but this dainty trend is something I can definitely get behind. 


love knot ring

Monday, October 21, 2013

Traverse City

dainty rings and a good glass of wine
 Leelanau Cellars
yummy food pairings at Brys Estate 
view at 2Lads 
our Sunday morning scene. mimosas & bloody marys 
delicious last glass at Brys before heading home 
This past weekend was seriously of those weekends that you're sad it had to end, but so grateful it happened. It had all the ingredients for a quintessential fall weekend- crimson leaves, crisp brisk air and of course good company.  My boyfriend and I spent the weekend in Traverse City, visiting all our favorite wineries and enjoying each others company. We indulged in delicious food (Red Ginger and Sorrelina yum and YUM!), treated ourselves to  equally delicious wine and took in the beautiful northern Michigan views. While we've been to TC before, this was our first time visiting in the fall- it was definitely memorable and just as gorgeous as everyone claimed it to be. Can't wait to plan our next trip up there!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

what a scandal

Scandal is finally back! Can't wait to pour myself a glass of wine and make some popcorn- Kerri Washington style! Kerri's style never fails to impress me- I have serious closet envy! 
Are you on the Scandal bandwagon too? 



one way ticket.

It's Thursday...we're almost there folks! I've been a Pinterest addict lately. Do you ever get into those moods where you just can't. stop. pinning?...(sounds ridiculous). Pinterest is obviously so visually appealing, but it's kind of more than that- it's creatively stimulating. Pinterest is my own little way to unwind, get some creative insight and do a little day dreaming. 
While I was pinning daydreaming this evening I came across this beyond GORGEOUS, utterly breathtaking, seriously to die for (get the picture?) hotel in Capri, Italy. 
I visited Capri when I studied abroad a few years ago and was blessed enough to go again this past summer and it truly is as beautiful as pictures lend it to be! 
Tell me you wouldn't love to stay in J.K. Penthouse?! Not to mention the decor is dead on to how I want to style my future home- blue and white with some fabulous flair.
Booking now ;) 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Kicking off my favorite month I wanted to write a little ode to my eternal love...chocolate. While I don't discriminate I have to say dark is my preferred flavor. With it's antioxidant benefits, whats not to love?! Needless to say getting my daily dose is never an issue. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays- I can't wait to incorporate my sweet of choice into some fun treats! Here are some of my favorites: 


Also, unrelated to chocolate, but just as sweet...happy birthday to my fellow Libra, favorite college roomie and good friend- Kristen! xo! Have a fabulous birthday!