• Point Sur X J. Crew

    My apologies for being behind on blog posts. While I am working out this SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth… lovely. I will do a post on it in the future)  with Low FODMAPS diet situation, my meals have been boring, redundant and not always that colorful… I have not had any inspirations for new recipes as of late. That said, I am actually excited to have been diagnosed with SIBO (yesterday!) so I can move on with treatment and get back to cooking! The other thing that has been all consuming, although exciting and fun, is our house renovation. I  have spent so much time looking at tile, lighting, paint…

  • TOMS Friends & Family Sale

    Okay… we all know how much I LOVE TOMS. I love their product, I love their mission and I love their prices. Win, win, win. They are having their Friends & Family Sale right now; 20% off all full price items! (Use code FRIENDS20) I have gathered my favorites for the whole family below! Let me say limiting the sunglass choices was hard… I have four pairs of TOMS and I would take about four more- my favorite! All of these are sure to be Summer go-to’s! 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15.    

  • Secret Source: J. Crew Factory

    Summer clothes… they get so grungy by Labor Day am I right? I do not like to invest heavily in summer pieces unless it is a dress for an event. I would rather buy less expensive items that only last a season or two. Not to mention summer is the best time to try out new trends, new colors & new styles, so why break the bank. I have been getting my fun summer upgrades from J. Crew Factory for years (I probably do have a few shorts from the first trip there!). Everything is always on sale and you are guaranteed to get cute style for less. They are…

  • Spring Wardrobe Refresher

    Two things. One, it felt like Spring actually arrived yesterday in the Northeast (today is cold a dreary), and I opened my closet and felt like I had NOTHING to wear. This happens to me with the change of every season… anyone else? Two, Bloomingdales  25% off Friends and Family Sale ends TONIGHT (4/15/18). So, I figured I would put together some items that I feel breathe some life into my wardrobe for Spring! Click on the coordinating number to take you to the item!   1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12.

  • My Current Beauty Favorite

    I receive lots of questions about hair and make up (thank you, I must be doing something right!) so I wanted to put together a list of my current favorites. I am a brand loyalist, always have been. If I find something I like I stick with it. I also always think products work best with their accompanying products… Rule follower, I know. Added bonus Bobbi Brown is having their Friends & Family sale through this Saturday 4/14/18. Everything is 25% off, you receive a free gift and free shipping too!   Native Deodorant– Behold, a natural deodorant with no icky ingredients that actually WORKS. I know, I know, I…

  • Athleta Picks For Spring!

    Have you been in Athleta lately? Gotten their catalog? They have some fantastic new pieces for Spring! It’s hard not to want everything! I love this brand for fit, function, quality and aesthetic. Here are some of my favorites for workout and for everyday clothing… Sophia Street Tight – I have actually had these for a while and they are AWESOME! Great moto detail on the leg and who doesn’t love a zippered ankle for a little edge? Stellar Crop Pant – I bought these before my trip to Bermuda and wore them out to dinner every other night. Flattering is an understatement… the sales girl said they were like…

  • What I pack for a trip!

    I got a bunch of messages from you lovely people asking what goes into my suitcase for a trip after my Travel post focused on my carry on and what I wear on the flight. Since I try and keep my bag for the plane on the smaller side I  keep it streamlined, stick with the basics and make sure every item can be worn together! These are pieces I have (or are similar to what I bought long ago) and love. These outfits have taken me to California, Colorado, Bermuda, Tennessee and beyond, so not just a tropical getaway! Lou & Grey Signature Soft Dress – I have the short…

  • Backpacks. Yay or nay?

    We’ve gone on an adventure of some sort every weekend with the kids and each time I’ve noticed just how annoying it is to carry a tote bag. You are chasing or carrying kids, it’s constantly slipping down your shoulder and, for the love of God, that bag is HEAVY! What’s my latest solution? A backpack – really??? At first I cringed at the thought..why not just totally geek out and get a fanny pack.  It seems though, that I have missed the boat because backpacks appear to be IN. I did a quick search online and there are some really stylish ones out there… and some really expensive ones,…

  • Resolutions?

      I will be honest. New Year’s Eve is not my favorite “Holiday”. So much build up and pressure to have plans for the night and have all of these resolutions in order to have a bright and shiny new year. No thank you. I do LOVE new chapters, fresh beginnings, a reset. So I take it as that. A great time to refocus and turn in a little bit. I would much rather focus on ways I would like to be, things I would like to do and perhaps accomplish rather than setting perimeters and restrictions (No sugar! Workout every day! Eat more Kale!).  Know what I mean?  …

  • Holiday Dressing

    What to wear to all the fun holiday parties and gatherings? What to wear when you are out running all the errands and not look like a mess when you run into 100 people you know? I have the answer! Here are my favorite go-to’s for just these occasions. I really like to shop local and try things on before buying them; I actually get things I’d normally not pick when shopping online! My favorite shops around me are Fred in Westport and Old Greenwich and the Darien Sport Shop. Great selection and wonderful customer service! Also, I love our local Lord & Taylor. Everything is ALWAYS on sale, seriously. So…