Buffalo Girl

Details: Gap scarf and pants / Halogen riding boots via Nordstrom / Old Navy puffer vest / The Limited sweater / Michael Kors watch and bangle

The thing I miss most about the warmer weather besides the … warmer weather are the unabashedly bright colors. I like that with this outfit, I still get to be bright while looking appropriately wintery at the same time. Also, I am currently obsessed with this buffalo plaid scarf. I searched high and low for it at my local Gap after I saw it in a Christmas ad. I finally found it in the men’s section. It goes with any winter outfit and was a perfect complement for our date night, which involved ice skating at PPG plaza downtown and the Winter Lights Show at the Phipps.

Pins and the Weekend

Sydney from the Daybook

Doesn’t this rainy weather make you want to curl up on the couch for a marathon of Real Housewives (fill in your own favorite season/location)? Instead we are bravely heading to the Pirates game. That is if it isn’t rained out. Then tomorrow we are going to a vintage car show and to the movies for the Dark Night Rises. What are your plans?


Vintage car

Happy Friday!

I can’t get enough of the styling of this photo. I would absolutely love if I could find this exact outfit while thrifting and create such a perfectly messy up-do. Going to see the boy this weekend, and the weather seems to be cooperating so far. What are you all up to?

Enjoy yours and these links:

Get your vintage and sweet fix at this too-cute store.

Beautiful photos of Edinburgh.

Living in: Breathless (I have to see this move.)

This, Madame, is Versailles.

Reporting in Style

Be just who you are, good advice in any circumstance.

Love this Closet and Casa (especially the quote on the wall)

Destination Wedding: Tuscany
(So jealous that she wore a one of a kind Ralph Lauren dress intended for Giselle)

Love the sparkly Tory Burch holiday guides

Color blocking done right

Hilarious WTF posters

(Photo via Wildfox)

Happy Friday and long weekend!

The boy is coming to visit this weekend! And we will be taking a spin in this beauty. So excited! We have a pretty low-key Labor Day weekend planned. Maybe heading to some fairs—my favorite—Cleveland has the best you know!

And in the mean time, I have a confession to make. I just finished reading August Vogue and am only just starting to read the September issue. I am so behind. Once again, how can I call myself a fashion enthusiast? What came as a pleasant surprise while reading the “Age issue”, were some of the well written features. Usually, I skim over the long stories and get my fashion fix by gazing at the beautiful editorials. But this time, it was as if every feature was beckoning me to read the next. Below are some of my favorite quotes. Happy Labor Day! I hope you enjoy some time reading something wonderful outside!

“The same way I know that change—all kinds of change—is inevitable. My choice is not to dwell upon that single point, what with all the great stuff we have going for us in the present. Why would I want to ruin what we have now with dismal musings about a future I can’t reasonably predict? It’s a relationship, not an investment in a chancy business scheme.”
– Leon Bing, No Country For Old Men, on being in a relationship with a younger man

“This book is meant to channel the ethos of my father by sharing the greatest gifts that he imparted to me. Invest in what’s real. Clean as you go. Drink while you cook. Make it fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It will be what it will be.”
– Gwenyth Paltrow, Beauty and the Feast, on her father and her new cookbook

“The thing about these English bombshells is they can drop in anytime, losing a suitcase along the way, and leave the rest of us in the dust. Call it frock and awe.” -Sally Singer, Bird of Britain, on UK it-girl Alexa Chung

“When I ask if she’s sad about how things played out, she gives the laugh of one whose life is proof that in the modern world women are constantly refashioning their identities and starting over. ‘Of course it’s a little sad,” she says, sounding anything but. ‘One chapter is gone, and now we’re going to start a new one.'”
-John Powers, Quick-Change Artist, interviewing the groundbreaking former first lady of Japan, Miyuki Hatoyama

“There is a generational realization now that it could be fun to make an effort to look unironically glamorous as opposed to ironically spending hours to look disheveled.”
-Mark Holgate, Cyclical Nature, on the 50s revival in fashion

This past weekend…

We went to the Murray Hill Art Walk and stopped by our favorite restaurant La Dolce Vita.

The beau found a pair of vintage Ray Bans at Heartstrings.

We did a litte thrifting. I found this Liz Claiborne skirt, but unfortunately it doesn’t fit. I was going to try to sell it on Etsy. Let me know if you would be interested in purchasing it before I list it. It’s a petite size 2.

I decided to challenge myself to make a new recipe every night this week. Tonight I made Eggplant Parmesean. I have pretty much perfected my recipe. If anyone is interested I will post the recipe.

Happy weekend!

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoy your weekend. Mine should be nice and relaxing. Check out these links and please vote in my poll. I want to know what you are thinking about the new layout. Thanks! Enjoy!

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Bloggers when they first began. Do you remember your first post?

What was the #1 song on the day you were born?

Tory Burch is a class act. A class act.

How to get the Selby in your Place.

I like these sweet sentiments.

(Image via Something Borrowed)