I know it sounds incredibly biased but I really really have the best mom in the world. My mother is the sweetest, most generous, and all around best person in my life. This year for her birthday (a little early) I was able to help be a part of a surprise party her best friend Tara threw her! It was quite cold so it was held indoors but then Tara used an Albuquerque tent rentals service to put a party tent in the backyard. It was quite nice being able to go in and out with ease. It got a little warm at times with so many people so having the backyard space was a good place to cool off. Tara did such a fantastic job of organizing everything for this extra special event. She even went to the trouble of contacting a chemical toilet hire company to supply some portable toilets. Over 100 people were expected to turn up so hiring extra toilets was essential! I thought this was such a good idea as it meant that nobody had to go through the house to use the bathroom. There is so much to think about when organizing a party but Tara really did think of everything! View Full Post

What should you wear to go out tonight? Well, first off, where are you going? Are you going out with friends or having dinner with your family?

Ask yourself before you even look in your closet the following things:

Am I going somewhere upscale (and fancy)?

Is this a casual gathering?

Will my grandmother be there? If so, should I really wear a bandage dress?

Outfit Details:

Dress: Urban Outfitters 

Belt: Burberry

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bag: Chanel

It’s a beautiful day in Manhattan and today I went out and did what most New Yorkers do on Sunday afternoon. I went to brunch. While I know this is a topic I’ve already discussed in some detail I have a few new things to add.

Going to brunch is an occasion (life is an occasion isn’t it?) and that means it’s time to get dressed up. Pick comfortable clothing that you won’t feel embarrassed to be seen in. I tend to run into someone the minute I’m not put together. 

Another way you can tie a look together is tossing on a hat. It’s one of my favourite ways to get dressed up fast. 

*Brunch tip- when you finally pick a place to go to brunch, pay attention to what everyone else is ordering. If you see a common plate that most people are getting, order it too! It’s popular for a reason.

Outfit Details: 

Shirt: Helmut Lang

Pants: AG

Cardigan: Vintage wool

Shoes: Chanel 

Purse: Givenchy

Hat: Chanel

Snapshot in Paris. Shopping bags and white roses from the street. Swoon

When most people think of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower. 

Although Paris has so much more to offer than just the Eiffel Tower, it was on my bucket list of things to see and do while in Paris. 

The architecture structure of the tower is actually really magnificent. Even though it was really early (9am!) I was shocked to see just how many people were there. 

My favourite part of visiting the Eiffel Tower was definitely the carousel. It was a tri-level carousel. You could see the entire Eiffel Tower from the carousel and afterwards I went for a small snack, strawberries, coffee, and a croissant. 

Outfit Details:

Shirt: Urban Outfitters 

Jeans: AG

Shoes: Prada

Hat: vintage