Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Piano Dress

These photos were taken by Hanna Stolarski. Besides being an excellent photographer, hopefully she will become a new contributor to this blog! Her style has been featured here before and it has only gotten better. She also lets me roll around in bushes for pictures which I LOVE to do! Yay for adventure photo shoots. 
 I always fall in love with clothes because of little details or because of the texture.  I scored with this dress because it has both.  How does a girl get so lucky?
 I love this dress because of the ethereal vibe and intricate embroidery. It also is unlike any of my other dresses which is always fun to mix things up. 
dress: freepeople 

xxx heather.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Today I made a skirt. That's right. Made.  I sat and cut and pinned and sewed and the end result was a skirt!  It was such a fun and rewarding experience. I paired my new skirt with my  Truly Madly Deeply tiger crop top, and loose, fluffy ended braids. I opted for no makeup, liking that the skirt was the brightest color and drew the most attention. I love my new skirt!

xoxo. heather

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


My friend Helen Petty is a fantastic photographer and we love going out on photo walks together. Last time she snapped a few pictures of me and is letting me use them here! I felt a little retro so I paired a mustard knee length skirt with round brown buttons with a brown button down blouse that I tied at the waist. I accented with a red head band and my favorite lipstick. I finished off the outfit with mismatching earrings, cat eyed sunnies, a long coat, my utility boots and my turkish carpet bag.
 Shirt: No Rest for Bridget, Skirt/Jacket/Sunnies: Urban Outfitters, Bag: Turkey

Let's hope it Spring sticks around.

xoxo. heather

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hot Boston

Oh the lovely heat in Boston. How is it my warm California home is cold when I visit, but my supposed to be freezing Boston home is a toaster? Well I am not complaining now. I get to shed the tights and wear dresses, skirts and shorts with my lovely pale bare legs!

Velvet Blazer is Free People, tank-top is Free People, shorts are cut off men's pants from Target, floral scarf is Target, sandals are from Italy, belt is hand-me-down from grandma
I hope the heat stays! 

xoxo. heather

ps. what do you think of the scarves in hair trend? I personally am obsessed. 

Pretty Hippie

With summer heat beating down on Beantown, pretty fashions are breaking out all over the streets.  Alex Hyken looked lovely today in a Hippie inspired ensemble. The flowing pink top works perfectly in the summery heat. She is rocking a flared jean with adorable brown sandals. She has such a breezy summer style, and how cute is her bag? 

What is your favorite way to dress in the heat?

xoxo. heather

Denim on Denim

Denim is great. It is versatile, it is comfortable, it is durable, it is fashionable. The important thing to remember when doing denim on denim is to mix the shades so the outfit is not too matching. Helen Petty works the denim on denim fabulously.  Mixing a darker washed skinny jean, rolled at the ankles w, with a light denim vest looks great with her black and white striped sweater. And check out her pretty necklace!
How do you feel about mixing denims? 
xoxo. heather

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Break

This has little to do with fashion... more with life. I had such a relaxing break and it really inspired me and helped me make some life decisions, so I decided to share a little with you! I went on a quick road trip to visit my friends up at their college in SLO and the lovely California coast view through the window just invigorated me. Here are a few quick photos of things that made me happy on the trip. Pictures of fashion to come! I promise.

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring!!
xoxo. heather

Friday, March 9, 2012

Goodbye Boston! For now...

Hello Spring Break! Ah how good a week off feels. The ever lovely Kristina Woolf looked extra fabulous today in honor of the last day of classes.
She looked extra chic in an a black coat, black tights and black sunglasses with accents of bright red in her heels and head band. And that is just the outer layer of her outfit. 

Underneath the coat, Kristina has an adorable patterned dress with a black bow belt cinching the waist. I just love the cut of the dress.

Now I am off to California for a week! Oh how I love long plane rides! Especially when I have a scarf in my hair and a movie to watch. 

xoxo. heather

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Important Things in Life

 Sometimes you need to step back and remember the little things in life that make you happy. Here are some of the things that make my days happy. 
 I LOVE sparkly nail polish. Absolutely, positively LOVE it. I love the way it sparkles in the sun, I love the way it looks like stars have been captured on your nails, I love the way it has a texture. Here are a couple of my sparkly nail polishes: purple, gold and silver. The silver is my favorite.

Rosebud Salve is a life saver. In winter my skin gets all dried out and awful, and this salve makes it all lovely again. It can be used as a lip balm or moisturizer. So quenching. And it smells lovely. I have the Rosebud, Strawberry and Minted Rose.
Utility Boots. They are the best. I love buying shoes from the men's section. I just love man boots. Oh and scarves. Scarves always brighten my day. If my outfit lacks luster, I tie a scarf in my hair and am instantly happier. 
A notebook. I love having one handy to write down thoughts as they come into my head or pictures that I see. Besides, where else can you write those awfully cliché thoughts that make you happy. 

Lipstick. Lipstick is wonderful. I don't wear much makeup but I always wear lipstick. I love matte finishes and rich colors. I am a dabber not a swiper, I think it gives a better color. Nevertheless I love lipstick.
Beautiful perfume bottles. I love glass. As a little kid, I would always get blown glass creatures at the fair or Disneyland or where ever I could. Now I love glass perfume bottles. I love the delicate designs and the way light filters through the colors. 
What makes you happy? Share your little things!

xoxo. heather

Sunny Days Street Style

With Spring temperatures gracing us, a plethora of beautiful outfits have broken out on the Boston streets. Spring air is infectious and legs that have been sheathed for months finally get to breathe. Not only have moods been improved, but the warm air also allows layers to be shed revealing lovely outfits underneath.

Leora Kaufman embodies spring in her light denim skirt and striped shirt. Her oatmeal colored scarf, light brown shiny belt and collection of bracelets accent the simple outfit wondrously.  Her brown Oxfords are the perfect collegiate touch. 

Sharon Weissburg looked stunning today in a simple skirt-shirt combination. The light mint color of the skirt was a perfect homage to spring.  It matched the top rim of her sunnies tying the outfit seamlessly together.

She too sported Oxfords. Two-toned in this case, but just as adorable. 

 Be sure to swing round Sharon's blog at to check out more of her lovely outfits and fashion inspirations!

Cassandra Shavney looked the epitome of Spring in her white lace dress, floral patterned cardigan and white lace styled Oxfords.  I love the detailing on the shoes.

Anyone else loving the Spring weather? Notice any trends? I'd love to hear!

xoxo. heather

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Now that it is March, winter finally decides to pay a visit with snow! I celebrated the winter air by a wearing my fox mittens.  These mittens are my absolute favorite winter accessory. They just make me happy. I wore my lace dress. I call it my princess dress because that is how I feel when I wear it. I completed the outfit with patterned tights and a gold necklaces with rings on it. 
Dress is Free People, tights are Urban Outfitters, necklace is Urban Outfitters, foxes are Urban Outfitters, man boots are Payless

Don't they look happy!?

xoxo. heather

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I think fur is simply fabulous. Not real fur. Real fur makes me sad. But faux fur makes me happy because it looks so glamorous. I want a long fur coat, I tried one on in Urban Outfitters and paraded around with my cat-eyed sunglasses like a fool. It is just so soft and luxurious. One day I will have one. Until then there is this lovely example of how stunning fur can be to keep me hopeful. Thanks Kristina for finding this gem.

xoxo. heather

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Where is my Mind?

 Today's post is a bit eclectic.  Due to my insane ability to procrastinate to the last possible second on an assignment, yesterday and today have been a mess of my mind not cooperating with my best intentions.  That led to today's outfit being less than inspired. So I'll share yesterday's instead! 

I am a huge fan of mixing fabrics. I think the textured layer look is simply stunning. So I decided to layer one of my favorite lace dresses under a navy blue mixed-fabric button-down shirt dress. I cinched the waisted with a light brown woven belt that was my grandma's. I polished off the look with grey sweater tights, red lipstick and my utility boots.

Lace dress is Free People, shirt dress is Urban Outfitters, tights are from Target, man boots are Payless, belt is a hand me down from Grandma

In other news I saw the lovely Allison Macika on Comm Ave today and couldn't resist grabbing a picture. Her bright yellow dress was an eye-catching dream. I loved its sheer top layer. Accenting it with all black and the the pop of the red bow kept the color of the dress from being overwhelming in the winter. And look how cute her bow flats are! Allison, you looked lovely today.

Finally, here is a little something I saw today that made me happy. A ladder is always a happy symbol to me because I love heights and the idea of ascending. To top it off the sunshine created an ethereal glow at the top of the ladder. A growling stomach was all that stopped me from climbing it.

How do you feel about bright colors in the winter? Love to hear!

xoxo. heather