Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oh and I do!

I love this necklace from tru.che. I wish they had the 'cut but as IL is my current state I think I will go with that!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Diamond Kick

Lately I've been craving diamonds. Mostly of the earring variety. I could use a couple carrots to don my ears with. Until then I am gawking at just about any diamond. Like this puppy from Erie Basin. I think I would wear it as a right hand diamond to declare my independence. Throw your hands up at me!

Monday, October 26, 2009

She Wolf

So I am crazy about the latest Shakira song. When it comes on the radio I feel as though I am a "She Wolf." Driving has been hazardous lately. I am totally howling over this Fred Flare ring found via Making it Lovely. J'adore.

If I wasn't being something soft and cuddly for Halloween I might have to have this for my costume and everyday life.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Day at the Races

Two weekends ago now I was fortunate enough to go to Arlington with my fellow alum plus Casey.

Lots of fun and great shots.

If I could only where this the next time

Pole Bracelets by Jumpline Designs. I may be in love with these.

... and if I am feeling the urge to make Casey get his WASP on...

The Gucci Bit Loafer...

thx Imageshack

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I <3 NY.

In two days I will be going to NYC with Casey for Homecoming, friends and Tino's Deli. I am beyond the beyond of excitement. The only thing I am struggling with is my wardrobe for the weekend. It must be light (we're talking one pair of jeans), versatile (it's supposed to rain), and cute (duh). I will post some options tomorrow!

Until then check out this necklace here.

Monday, August 31, 2009


I mean come on...

I am crapping myself over this one. I gotta throw another shot of this.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


While getting ready for TV on the Radio I was searching for my friend Cilla and saw her 6ft twin! I might sound a little sartorialiatic but I love this chicks style!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sailing at Home

While Casey and I were visiting my parents we didn't get a chance to get out on the boat... aptly named Cabochon. I did get bunch of great shots of my dad coming in from a race.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I spent a little under a week at home and while it was humid and crappy weather. It was also kind of relaxing...

Shots from the Peace Sanctuary Mystic, CT

What's going on?

Sorry I've be a sub par blogger. I promise to write about all my adventures in the coming days. First here is where Casey, my friend Sam and I listened to Fleet Foxes at the Newport folk festival. As you can see it was amazing.

Friday, July 24, 2009


today I have a stiff neck. It's completely debilitating my very busy life. I have about 900 things I could be doing but instead am traipsing about my apartment as my landlord and a bunch of swarthy men come in and out to prep the place for power washing. Luckily Casey put my herbal shoulder thingy in the freezer last night and it's very soothing. I plan to pop it in the microwave soon too. What's even crazier is my horoscope (which I never read) is oddly fitting:

Friday, July 24
Try to see if you can manage to stay out of too much trouble around the house today. You might not be able to be as effective as you think you might right now, and you could end up tripping yourself up if you're not careful. Just try to take it easy and hold on until next week when many things might start coming into much better focus for you.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I wasn't kidding

It's actually the same one that posted! While I didn't wear this I definitely thought about it...

That's me thinking.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oh my.

This weekend is the first and only wedding Casey and I have this summer. It's destined to be a good time as they are getting married at his alma mater and from what I hear it's a really pretty chapel. I'm really looking forward to meeting some of his friends from college while enjoying an open bar. Casey is in the wedding and I just received word that his tux has a turquoise vest and tie. Hot. Full report to come.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Cole, Ryan and LB. I love reading this blog it makes me understand men a little better and cracks me up. Welcome to the world Tessa!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hello, I can't afford you...

but I love you. This weeks Daily Candy featured "Deals" is by Dannijo a jewelry designer out of Mecca (aka NYC.) I just love the messiness of this piece and the fabulous blue stone. Too bad it's $465 ($325 with the deal.) I will dream of you Mare.

(please listen to Grizzly Bear's "I live With You" while viewing... so ap pro po.)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Today I am totally bummed. I am trying to start a business and the amount of money it's going to take to get it going keeps adding up. I hate money and managing it- I lost about 3 hours of sleep last night because I just couldn't get it out of my head. It shouldn't have to be this complicated but it is and it's totally got me down. I'm hoping a little investor I like to call my parents can offer some help. Ahhh I hate asking them though.

Coral Estate Ring available at

Thursday, June 18, 2009


This morning while doing a little internet surfing (aka reading a few of my fav blogs) I stumbled across this...While this may seem like a normal picture of a web page to you it's actually from one of my favorite blogs - for me, for you... and she's writing about a jewelry designer named Laura Lombardi. LL is a talented (dare I say) metal smith but she also has the same name as one of my best friends on this earth. What are the odds? This one is for you Lombo! I think it's a sign I need to see you soon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Snow in June

I think this stuff is called Milkweed- it's all over Lincoln Park covering everything like a blanket of snow. Beats the real thing!

Lazy Tuesday

Me and my pal LBN looking at pictures of Oscar! He keeps saying 'mo baby meow!'

Monday, June 15, 2009


and I really do!

necklace by where's romeo

to buy

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Look at this darling ball of fur my friend Kelly just got! Oscar is an adorable feline that Kelly's boyfriend, Matt, brought home the other night. He is so playful and loves a good pashmina- my kinda man!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Are you a size 2?

If you should pop over to Leanne Marshall's etsy shop and procure this little number! It's so stinkin' cute and only $56!

In case the link doesn't work...

photo courtesy of Leanne Marshall

Dear Mother Nature,

I've been recycling and planting herbs this year so will you please warm up Chicago a little bit?



Monday, June 8, 2009


Try and tell me you can resist this!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

She's a whack job...

but I love her.

photo courtesy of

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Off Off Off I go...

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs were incredible. Karen O has amazing stamina and danced the whole time. On another note the other audience members were horrendous and now I only want to go VIP to future concerts.... a girl can dream. Alas I am off to Florida this weekend for a girls weekend with my mom at my sisters new place in Sarasota! Wahoo! I might post from the lanai.

necklace by Emeralds International

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Holy 100th post...


In honor of my 100th post and because I am going to see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tonight (!) today's post is a fusion. I would happy wear all these baubles if I had balls but I am not that edgy and unfortunately err on the side of CT preppiness (to my chagrin.) Maybe I will post what I do end up donning!

linked necklace by Hisano Takei
talon bracelett by Pamela Love
head band a. by taza
head band b. by Ban. Do

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Last night I had one too many margaritas with some lovely ladies. I wish I was at least wearing these beauts by Jennifer Morris Beads... they are stunning! I also wish I could afford them.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Not sure why, but this makes me laugh

Only 30 bones too!

designed by Regina Pruss

to purchase

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Sailor in me speaks

I am loving this piece by The Steam Punk Sweet Shoppe on Etsy. This was featured on the etsy main page and I think it would help when I don't know what direction I am going...


Thursday, May 7, 2009

I don't know how I lost myself in this week

I blame Cinco de Mayo for my lack of posts... Here is Sarah and I wearing some borrowed time piece hats. It was a very BX style celebration! More posts to come to make up for lack of posts!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Art Chicago

Don't you just love twistable balloons?

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Something to put a smile on your face

That's what I call put a smile on your face. Thanks BI


I am testing out the blogging app today and I am pretty excited about it! God I love this gadget!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Last night Sarah and I were feeling inspired. Our bathroom and kitchen were in need of a little TLC. So we cleaned. For a long time and now...


it sparkles!