My Future Bed






I have been dreaming of simple, chic all-white bedding lately and today I pulled the trigger on a new set of linens for my future Chicago pad. I went with Pottery Barn and ordered the PB Essential Duvet, sheet set, and euro shams. I checked them out in the store a few weeks ago and they’re so yummy and soft. I have a grey tufted headboard in storage that I can’t wait to unpack and the fine folks at Casper are sending me a queen mattress. I’ve heard rave reviews (they ship in a box, how handy is that?) and can’t wait to give it a try. Last but not least, I’ll need a great throw at the foot of the bed—faux fur, cashmere? Let me know your thoughts. Above is a handful of images that inspired my future crisp white spread—and now, I could use a nap. 

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her


Being that Alfred is my Valentine this year the only gift I will be receiving is pug cuddles, but for those of you lucky ladies that have a special someone I thought we ought to brainstorm some ideas. Above are some fun things you may want to hint at (wink, wink, nudge, nudge…) or if you’re in my boat, treat yourself!

1. Kiss Kiss Leather Paperweight – for your bedside table… // 2. Kiss Me Stud Earrings – because why beat around the bush…? // 3. Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil – because you deserve a bubble bath… // 4. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda – they’ll make you melt… // 5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Baker Watch – classic and chic… // 6.Diptyque ‘Roses’ Scented Candle – I have one and it smells heavenly… // 7. Marysia Swim Bandeau Scallop Bikini – for your next tropical getaway… // 8. Pearl Sandals – because someday it will be spring again… // 9. Bunny Ears by Miyuki Ohashi – a flirtatious art print by my favorite Japanese fashion illustrator… //


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Emerson Fry Spring 2015






If I had to wear one label until the day I die the understatedly chic Emerson Fry would be a top contender. The line just released their spring 2015 collection and I’m a bit obsessed. This year I’m trying to invest in more well-made timeless pieces and fewer cheap impulse buys–these Emerson Fry staples certainly fit the bill. I especially love that they’ve added shoes and activewear. Snatch up your favorites–their small runs have a tendency to sell out.


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Monday Wish List

Thank you all so much for your excitement about Chicago! Your comments, emails, and tweets meant so very much. 2015 is shaping up to be an incredible year. Did you have a nice weekend…? Friday night I finally went to see Selma with my family. My grandfather proudly flew to Alabama in 1965 to walk with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the historic march. It was incredibly moving to see the brave protest reenacted on the big screen. I can’t recommend the film enough. And now, on a fashion note, the outfit on my wish list this week…

1. Grosgrain Ribbon Shirt – crisp white blouse… // 2. Elizabeth and James V-Shaped Earrings – small but with a hint of sparkle… // 3. Michael Kors Leather Bucket Bag – a chic bag that transitions from day to night… // 4. Karen Walker The Number One Sunglasses – the perfect tortoise… // 5. Kate Spade Metro Watch – love the quilted strap detail… // 6. Kayla Pointy Toe Flat – tried and true d’orsay flats… // 7. High Waist Distressed Stretch-Denim Skirt – the sexy tomboy pencil skirt… //


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