I have my eye on this incredibly, well, CHARMING (sorry, sorry) amethyst bracelet from the aptly-named Good Charma. There’s just something about a piece of jewelry that has a deeper meaning.
So … I’ve just purchased these (my second pair of cowboy boots!). I might have officially gone cowgirl!
(Cowpeople to blame/thank: Dave & Brit Morin, Taylor Greason & my editor Leigh!)
Where we stayed for D & B’s wedding in Jackson, Wyoming. The hotel was gorgeous & new, with a fantastic (if slightly expensive) cafe chock full of gluten free options. HIGHLY recommend!!!
Dian graduated from Wharton in 04 - did the whole finance thing, then quit in March to teach yoga full time. She says she’s a “new person” now. Totally inspiring!
If you’re ever looking for a yoga teacher in LA, hit her up!
I had my first dinner of the evening here at M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica, with Taylor and his awesome friends Alex & Andrea. It’s actually owned by my friends Jerrod & RJ Melman … HIGHLY recommend!
Second dinner was at my favorite West Hollywood sushi haunt, Izaka-ya with my friend Jonathan Melber, his girlfriend Alexis and her friend Dan.
Suffice it to say, I’ve had enough to eat for several days.
How can you not just fall in love with this woman’s designs?
(Photography by Jamie Beck, Dress by Katie Ermilio)
I’m obsessed with my Tuccia di Capri sandals
Joelle by Marc Joseph sent me a pair of these necklaces and they are just as gorgeous in person. Perfect for your bff. :)
Last summer, while strolling through Henri Bendels, I discovered Tuccia di Capri sandals - fell deep into shoe-love - and my feet haven’t been the same since. ;)
They’re handmade - cobbled right there, in front of your eyes - and consequently, they fit (and feel) like, well, um … they were made for you? HA. They’re as comfortable as my Old Navy flipflops, but I don’t feel embarrassed to wear them to a meeting on a ninety degree summer day. They go with everything, so I only have to take one pair along with me on trips. I’ve had mine a year, but they look brand new.
You can customize your shoe with any heel height, color, size or material strap, along with a bit of bling, if you so choose. I wanted mine to be as neutral as possible, so I chose white straps on a flat shoe with a sparkle circle at the top. For some unknown reason, that sparkle makes me strangely, perhaps disproportionately, happy. (Hey, whatever does the trick. I don’t ask questions.)
They are, compared to the aforementioned Old Navy flipflops, pricey (about $175). But if you amortize the cost per use (like your favorite pair of jeans, or for me, anything Lulu Lemon, LOL), it’s pretty much the best way to spend money on a summer shoe.
Actually, I’m about to go order another pair (I’ve been meaning to try the wedges), and I could use a version with black straps.
You can order them online, or if you’re in New York, just stop by Henri Bendels to make your own pair right there!
Send me photos of you in your new sandals, if you can. :)
Now if they only came with a free trip to Capri …
[THIS IS NOT AN AD!!!! I genuinely love these sandals and have been meaning to write about them for a year now. The women who started the company are gorgeous and amazing - plus, they are working their butts off. I wanted to support them.]
Please support my hilarious, talented and charmingly self-deprecating friend Noelle Hancock by pre-ordering a copy of her first book, entitled “My Year with Eleanor,” a memoir about the 365 days between her 29th and 30th birthdays, during which she did one thing that scared the crap out of her each day.
She is an inspiration to me.
Sparkle heart shoe clips! (from ShopBando)
Just to (slightly) counteract all of the girlishness going on here lately, I wanted to mention my new favorite men’s fashion & accessories site - Colonel Littleton. Although it greatly distresses me, not everyone lives and dies by Lilly Pulitzer and Vera Bradley ;) - and this place is perfect for gifts for boyfriends, groomsmen, dads - or anyone a bit more rugged.
Unsurprisingly, it was Jack who introduced me to the infectious charm of “The Colonel.” The belt above I swiped from him one day in desperation (I had forgotten my own), and I liked it so much, I have absolutely no intentions of giving it back. Jack is rather obsessed with the products, and owns a dozen or so items from the site.
Honestly, after watching the videos, I totally get it. I want the Colonel to be my grandfather, and will probably buy every “man gift” for the rest of my life from his site.