Tuesday, March 31, 2009


by Mary Kate and Ashley Olson
I looked through this book at Urban Outfitters the other day and ended up sitting on the couch in the store for a half hour. It shows the twins collection of shoes, jewelry, vintage clothing, pictures with designers, and how they are inspired. I think they dress a little weird at times, but the book is worth looking at (for free).

Broadway in Chicago

The series has been very good this year. I was a little worried that the bad economy would stop people from attending theatre like they did in NYC. Instead, Chicago is getting many of the original Broadway productions (and original cast) because so many have closed. Chicago will sometimes preview a show and then if it does well, it will go to Broadway. (like with the recent Desire Under the Elms at the Goodman Theatre - now on Broadway until July)

So far we (my mother-in-law and sister-in-law) have seen:



Mary Poppins (this was my favorite show and I highly recommend going - you have until the end of July)

A Bronx Tale (a one man show with Chazz Palminteri)

Next Up:

Chorus Line

Legally Blonde the Musical

Monday, March 30, 2009

the shirtdress

I am really loving the shirtdress look that seems to be everywhere this spring.
(here is one I like from Anthropologie)
I especially like Julia's entire look below:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

new at cb2

large basket to hold blankets and magazines

indoor/outdoor g-nome
(this is my favorite new item)

Andy Warhol's poppies plate

plastic puppy
(this is not new - they used to have it in orange)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DIY nightstand

I saw this curator nightstand on Anthro's web page a few weeks ago and then saw this post on Effortless Anthropologie for a cheap DIY. Here are the directions. When we eventually move, I might tackle this project.

Monday, March 23, 2009

flip flop

the perfect flip flop:

brown and black
wedge heel

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tim Gunn coming to Chicago

April 16th from 4-6pm
Does anyone want to go and get champagne with me?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Julia Roberts = white suit + perfect hair

(watch the video here)

Did anyone see Julia Roberts on David Letterman last night?
She looked amazing.
And now I want to know how I can make my hair look like that.

Tea Party

owl and blowfish teapots
from Anthro

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

As seen on ...

on Pam in The Office
(I see the sweater in almost every episode)

Friday, March 13, 2009


My weekend includes:

  • picking up this book at B & N and reading it

  • trying on these shoes from Target (the reviews online say they are comfortable)

  • cleaning my makeup brushes and jewelry (I have not done this in months)

  • going out to eat with my sister-in-law's family (trying Rosebud Trattoria) We tried Scoozi! a few weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised.

  • finishing season 6 of the Sopranos

  • watching Rachel Getting Married

Eddie Ross

Remember Eddie Ross from Top Design?
He is now selling items on etsy. (all under $100)
toast rack
(I don't serve toast, so I would use this to hold mail)

lucite napkin rings

milk glass compote

I read banned books

Today, I am wearing this bracelet.
I picked it up at the Freedom Museum.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

boyfriend jeans part 2:

Remember my post about Katie Holmes and rolled jeans here? Well, this trend is growing on me.

(image from style.com)
A couple weeks ago I tried on the following jeans at Nordstrom and JCrew. I recommend that everyone should do the same. Why? Because they are all comfortable, flattering, and run large. (I would be lying if I didn't say that it was nice to try on a size 27 and have it fit) I am still deciding which pair to purchase or I might just make my own with an old pair of jeans.

Current / Elliot boyfriend jeans

Joe's Jeans ex lover

JCrew vintage distressed jeans

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

white summer dresses

Target dress below

leather jacket + floral dress

I immediately loved this look when I saw Nicole Richie sporting a little leather jacket over a floral maxi-dress.

Here is a cheaper version from the new Tracy Feith line at Target or try this dress at JCPenney.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ebay vintage searching

stained glass windows

school map

owl necklace

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday night

season 5 of the Sopranos

Eggplant stuffed with ricotta and spinach

chocolate covered oreos

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Photo Wall

(pics from Nienie and Domino)

Turquoise Buffet

I was reading one of my favorite blogs today and came across this picture from Morgan Harrison. I obviously love the farm table, chandelier, fresh flowers, and white chairs, but the light turquoise buffet against the grey wall caught my eye.

Friday, March 6, 2009


And it is from Ikea.


Yes, that is a snuggie. It looks sooooo soft and comfortable. And there is a bar crawl coming to my neighborhood on April 18. (BYOS) I think that is the only way you could get me to wear this ........ after a few drinks, of course.

Spring at Jcrew

yellow dress

anchor belt

tulle skirt
(I would buy this in a heart beat if I had a daughter
or if it was in a size I could fit into)

Little Red

Vintage Mccoy Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar
(I have been stalking these on ebay)

Little Red Riding Hood fabric from purl soho
(little red by kokka fabrics)