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Friday, March 28, 2014


I got a few messages yesterday asking where I got my dress that I was wearing in my instagram photo so I thought I would share (you can follow the blog on metropolitan_musings). Hoping to get more outfit posts and links up in the next coming weeks - thanks for all of your wonderful feedback! P.S. there are so many cute dresses at BCBG right now. Have a great weekend!

LB Dress - old DVF (similar here)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Things I Like Thursday

Matchboxes - (Also here and check Etsy)
Shorts 1 and 2
Ikea has a great sheepskin perfect for draping over your favorite chair (Images 1 and 2)
Cocktails 1 and 2 (check out the rest of the cocktails on town and country)
White jeans - ripped (need these or ones that are not quite as ripped - any ideas?) and tailored (have these and love them - so flattering) (Images 1 and 2)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Perforated Perfection

Last spring, I got the most lovely pair of perforated Gap sandals that are still my number one sandals today. My sister, Tory, haddd to have them, as well, and she told me that more than one person asked her where she got her Alaia sandals in LA. Win for the Berner sisters! This season, I've seen perforated shirts, skirts, shoes and bags and I don't hate it. Below are a few of my favorite pieces. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Nails 2014

There is something about the spring and fall seasons that makes me want to try new nail colors. This spring, I'm loving creamy lilac colors and a fresh take on corals. What are your favorite colors this season? Below are a few I'm dying to try. How cute is the matte violet color bottom left?? I'm obsessed.

Images via (1, 2, 3)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

African Juju Hats

African juju hats have been popping up everywhere in home decor and for good reason. The brightly colored wall adornment is the perfect addition to a plain room. And in white, juju hats add texture and an interesting statement piece. Check out a few below.

via Domino Magazine

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Life Lately 3.18.14

Hi everyone! Sorry my posting has been sporadic. Big changes on the work front for me - after two years in finance, I left my job to pursue my dream of working in fashion. I had the most wonderful first work experience but I am ready to switch gears and begin pursuing a career in something I am truly passionate about. The blog will obviously continue to run as usual but perhaps with some more west coast flare as I'm taking off for Santa Monica in August. This is a huge change for me but I'm so excited for the next chapter. For now, I'm taking about a month off, which is amazing, and am currently posted up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Next week I head to Florida and the week after I'm off to Raleigh so there are no complaints from this girl. Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Shop the Look: Lily Aldridge

I love Lily Aldridge. Not only is she absolutely stunning, she has great, accessible style and has the cutest little family. As I browsed The Daily Mail this morning I saw a picture of Lily with her daughter, Dixie, and Kings of Leon husband casually strolling through the airport looking so chic. I know my Rag and Bone, so the hat and shoes were easy to find. Lily recently collaborated with Velvet so the shirts were easy to find, as well. A quick shopbop search later and I found out the the perfectly distressed jeans are Current Elliot. Now, I realize buying this entire outfit and wearing it exactly how Lily is will not make me her but at least I'm getting close right??

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Trend: Mules

Mules are the hot new footwear trend for spring. And no, not moscow mules, although that may be one of my favorite cocktails, I'm talking about the adorable slip on heel that can be dressed up or down. I actually just got this adorable/colorful pair from Victoria's Secret (yes, they have shoes). I'm going to wear them with jeans and spring dresses. Will you be wearing mules this spring?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Peacock and Gold

Loving this color combo right now. It's not to "springy" and far away from "wintery." Peacock and gold look gorgeous in the home or in an outfit. 

 via House & Home

 via Vogue

 From Vogue - check out the rest of Karlie Kloss' Nate Berkus designed West Village apartment - it is to die for

via (how about those hands??)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Favorite Online Magazines

I have hoarded magazines since I can remember. It really doesn't matter the genre - fitness, fashion, home, or wedding, I am enthralled by magazines. I think I audibly shrieked when I heard Domino was coming back and I have old magazines stacked high in my closet from middle school (those are amazing issues, mom, don't throw them out!). E-zines, or online magazines, are much less expensive and seriously space-saving. There is also an interactive element that I love. Like a sweater? Click and you're on the sweater's site ready to buy. Below are some of my favorites. I also love that most of these e-magazines have fresh content on their websites everyday that doesn't make it into the final product. I can get my fix whenever! Happy weekend reading everyone! 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bamboo Shades

I've been loving the look of bamboo shades and last night when I told my mom that we should consider putting them in one of the new John Street cottages, she reminded me that she was way ahead of the trend and had them in our first house in New York (go mom!). They add a youthful element to a room and are almost beachy without being too much for a house that experiences seasons. Check a few of my favorite versions below. Whether in an office, living room, kitchen or bedroom, I am lovinggg bamboo shades.
via Lonny Magazine 


via Laura Wilmerding Interiors  


via Lonny Magazine

Monday, March 3, 2014

Loving Right Now: Club Monaco

Club Monaco has been so on point recently. I walked into their Flatiron store on Saturday and was blown away. If you haven't been in the last few months, I highly recommend stopping by. They completely redid the space and it is fresh and elegant. There was a silk parka that I NEED and a few dresses that would add that little special something to my spring wardrobe. When it gets a little warmer I'd love to pair that floral dress with my rag and bone Newbury booties and a scarf. Come soon Spring!

March Mood Board


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