The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

bagOne of my daughter’s favorite books has always been The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  I’m guilty of loving the simplicity of it and the gorgeous artwork.  In paying homage to the book as well as just in time for back to school,  Quilted Koala is celebrating the launch of its new The World of Eric Carle Collection.   The brand has partnered with the children’s literacy organization, Reading Is Fundamental, and 10% of sales from the collection now through Labor Day will go towards RIF.  The quilted backpack is a huge hit in our house as we prepare for school, but the tote bag and makeup case are equally cute for your or your kids.

PS: Use the code RIF at checkout and you’ll save 20%!

 

 

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Rolf Sugar Skulls:

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I came across these Rolf glasses at a home store when I was in the Hamptons and fell in love.  I’m a huge fan of skulls (especially the sugar skull breed) and of course wine glasses (this summer has been all about the rose’).  I can appreciate that they come in two different sizes as well, 15 oz and 21 oz.  While it’s hot out I’ve been using the larger variation for water and the smaller ones for crisp wine.  On a side note, when dining al fresco I love mixing inexpensive melamine plates  with plastic silverware and glassware.  And what’s super tongue-in-cheek is topping off the table with these Solo-esque reusable cups that your guests will find unexpected..and practical!

 

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Brides To Be:

Brides To BeIt’s crazy that I get excited when I find a new great neutral shade, but I do.  Essie’s Brides To Be is the ultimate discovery.  Being that it’s wedding season it’s pretty apropos for all of the brides out there, too.  Lately I’ve been mixing a couple of shades to get the right one, but now there’s no need.  It’s the ultimate blushy-nude transparent hue.

PS: Sorry, what you’re looking at above is the end result of slamming my finger in a sliding door.  Apologies for the sight but too good of a new thing not to share.

 

 

 

 

 

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Concert Attire:

 

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Last night I went to the Counting Crows concert  at Pier 97.  The venue was a phenomenal spot to have them perform (read that as waterfront and lots of makeshift bars set up with stackable wine).  The playlist was almost spot on (I was expecting Round Here which never came on), and it was just so enjoyable to be surrounded by music, dancing, friends and happy people.  Being that I was at an outdoor concert and the fact that it was pretty hot out, my “concert outfit” revolved around cutoff shorts.    I added a bit of edge with my suede booties.  I love this style because they’re so comfortable (I can be on my feet all day and night in them) and look good with rolled up skinny jeans, shorts or dresses.  They’re my go-to for all seasons.  Here are a few of my favorite suede booties:

 

Sole Society Lyriq:

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H by Hudson Kiver:

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Isabel Marant Dicker:

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Rag & Bone Harrow:

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Westport Magazine’s Fashion Day Out:

Fashion Day Out Westport adI’m thrilled to announce that I’ve partnered with Westport Magazine as its residential Style Ambassador and Fashion Blogger.  Join me at the Second Annual Fashion Day Out, Saturday, September 19th, from 11:00am-3:00pm to shop the latest looks and take advantage of special discounts and raffles.  As an added bonus, the first 10 people in each store will receive a gift.  Save the date and come stop by!

 

 

 

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