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what’s in a name.

some people have been asking where i came up with the name for my blog,  so i thought i would take this time to explain.  it is from a quote out of the great gatsby; it is actually the epigram…

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emerald city.

top: forever 21 (similar) // pants : j.crew // shoes: michael kors (similar) // earrings: kate spade // nails: opi “russian navy” i never really gave a thought to the color emerald until pantone picked it as the color of the…

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fall for flats.

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 i have always been a fan of flats and now more than ever since i wear them every day for work (i am…

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lady in red.

dress: forever 21 (similar) // jacket:  old abercrombie & fitch (similar) // shoes: tory burch // bracelets: michael kors, j.crew (similar, similar) // earrings: kate spade // nails: opi “la paz-itively hot” “lady in reeeddd!”  i can’t help but hear…

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friday favorites.

the historic sebastiani theatre in my hometown.  sonoma, ca.  at times this week of work felt particularly long, i am guessing because of the jam-packed weekend we had in DC.  however, there were still many things to enjoy this week:…

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steal her style: summer flats for fall.

leave it to olivia palermo to figure out how to make summer flats work for the cooler days of fall and winter.  i do not know how she does it, but that girl can make anything work; she has a…

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borrowed.

dress: forever 21 (similar) // shoes: sole society (similar) // bag: tory burch (similar) // earrings: etsy // nails: opi “la paz-itively hot” so many things are borrowed here: the dress, the hair skills and the photography but isn’t that what…

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sweater weather.

the weather coming back to kansas city from washington, dc was a harsh wake-up call; when we got off the plane, we could see our breaths in the air!    when it is that cold out, all i want to…

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heatwave.

dress: forever 21 (similar) // shoes: jack rogers // belt: target // bag: tory burch (similar)  my dad’s promotion ceremony this past weekend was a wonderful experience.  it was a great excuse to get the whole family together and it…

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friday favorites.

georgetown, washington dc.  july 2013.  an evening walk along the canal. happy friday everyone!!! i am currently on my way to the airport to meet my family in washington, dc; my dad is in the navy and being promoted to…

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steal her style: casual weekend dress.

maybe it is because i have to dress up for work all week, but all i can think about right now is how appealing a casual weekend outfit sounds.  and who better to look to for inspiration than julia of…

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complimentary necklaces.

dress, worn as skirt: j.crew (similar) // sweater: forever 21 (similar) // shoes: michael kors (similar) // necklaces: both j.crew (similar) // earrings: nordstrom // nails: opi “manicurist of seville” and essie “as gold as it gets” these two necklaces…

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