While in his hometown of London earlier this month, my man got down on one knee and asked me to grow old with him and make big, bouncing Catholic-Jewish babies. I said “Yes!” and early the next morning we took the train to Paris like two starry-eyed teenagers in love. We drank champagne, made friends with an elderly Parisian gentleman at Café de Flore, and feasted on a baguette and Camembert on a park bench in the Place des Vosges. Now we’re home and reality has set in: I’m five-pounds heavier and we have a wedding to plan. Both sets of parents swiftly nixed our elopement ideas, so we’re cooking up something similarly low-key and intimate. I’ve got to find a dress (have I mentioned I loathe wearing dresses…?), some shoes, and a bouquet. Below are some images from my wedding board on Pinterest for inspiration (you’d think the 978 pins would have scared the poor man off). Let me know if you have a favorite wedding website I should check out for ideas!
I went to the optometrist yesterday and was told that, at the age of 29, I need my first pair of glasses. I was thrilled! I’ve always envied girls that get to wear geek chic frames. Did you know studies have proven that eyeglasses really do lead strangers to believe you’re more intelligent…? Boy, will I fool them! This morning I’m heading to Warby Parker to pick out my first frames. Let me know if you have any suggestions or favorites. I’m learning toward the new Simone, the original Winston, or the cat-eye Holcomb. Wish me luck!
UPDATE: I settled on the Duckworth in Jet Black Matte and I love them!
My instagram feed blew up yesterday with images from J.Crew’s Spring 2016 preview. The playful yet tailored collection suggests the iconic American fashion brand is returning to its roots. Flirty twists such as embroidered shorts, statement earrings, and sequin skirts kept things interesting and patterns (stripes, gingham, madras!) can be found in spades. Three cheers to J.Crew getting its groove back.
(images via Vogue.com)
Ever since watercolor artist Caitlin McGauley debuted her wallpaper collection for Studio Four NYC, I’ve been dreaming about a Wes Anderson-esque leopard-print powder room (after all, Lena Dunham has one). Some people dismiss wallpaper as grandmotherly, but I insist it’s chic. Caitlin’s elephant print begs to be hung in a stylish nursery and her polka dot deserves a handsome office. Oh to be a proud, wallpaper-hanging homeowner living the dream!