I like this type of Sandy

Screw Hurricane Sandy.  I can’t even wrap my head around all the damage that Sandy has left behind in her wrath.

I will try to be zen and think of Aruba.  We were there for a week and returned home on the eve of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction.

The sun, the ocean and the sand.  *sigh*

If you are a foodie, you will love Aruba.  We loved all of the amazing dining options, especially the gourmet studios of 2 Fools and a Bull and Carte Blanche.  Warning:  The following content contains food porn.

Here is the 5-course affair with the wine pairing at 2 Fools and a Bull (the Louis Latour Chablis is one of the best whites I’ve ever had in my life, by the way):

I so wish we were back there right now.  Or, at least had some wine at hand.

Hope everyone is safe and sound in those areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.  xo

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puppy love

ONE by Sunny Girl Bulldog Sweater in burnt orange;  J.Crew Factory Classic Button-Down in Plaid in mineral grey; 7 For All Mankind ‘Gwenevere’ grey skinny jeans (old); Report ‘Marks’ bootie in luggage.

I first spotted this bulldog sweater on the See Jane blog.  It was love at first sight.  I’ve kinda wanted a printed sweater since last winter, but I didn’t see anything that really caught my eye.  My husband grew up with an English bulldog and he wants us to adopt a bulldog of our own.

The sweater is 100% cotton, which I love because it won’t pill like acrylic does.  The collar has a few tiny metal studs, which is a fun little detail.  Like I said, love.

accentuate

As promised, here’s a pic of my new Chanel ‘Vertigo’ nail color.  I like it.  I wanted a dark grey nail color and this is a very dark murky shade.  In the sunlight, there is a hint of purple (it reminds me of ‘Paradoxal’).  But in indoor lighting, it’s an opaque grey.  I don’t like it as much as my other new Chanel nail polish, ‘Frenzy,’ but it’s a great winter color.

I finally hopped on the accent nail trend, it took me a couple of years, ha.  On my ring fingers, I have OPI ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous.’  This is a great silver metallic color and it’s a festive look for the holidays.  I was gifted Chanel ‘Graphite,’ another metallic silver nail color and I prefer ‘Graphite’ more than ‘Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous.’   Graphite has more depth of color, which includes tiny gold flecks.  The OPI polish is more flat.

Indoor lighting:

I wanted to keep the overall look monochromatic.  I feel ready for these cold tempuratures now!

Do you do accent nails?  If so, what’s your favorite color combo?

sweater sighting

What a gorgeous fall day!  It started on the chilly side.  Time for layers, which was good because everywhere seems to blast the heat in full force.  I wish I had remembered to wear my sunglasses, but it was good to be out in the warm sunshine.

Albert Chan New York wool zip-up jacket (old); Bellatrix teal silk sleeveless shirt (old); Trouve open weave cableknit sweater (old); Old Navy ‘The Diva’ skinny jeans; Puma casual sneakers (old); Chanel jumbo classic flap bag.

I ran into Target today to pick up some new earbuds for my iPhone, then I saw this dress on the rack and could not believe this Target had my size.  On sale.  $35!  It’s also shocking that I walked out of Target with only 2 items.

Kirna Zabete at Target metallic jacquard zip-back dress.

You know I’m a sucker for jacquard and brocade, and it has pockets!  The store also had this dress in a plum color, but it did not look as luxe as the black.  It’s a great LBD staple.

school spirit

I attended my husband’s prep school reunion a few weekends ago.  It was a casual evening outdoor event.  Lots of fun meeting everyone and seeing some old friends.

J.Crew Factory scoopneck sequin tee in dark pewter; Zara red jeans (old); J.Crew Factory yellow braided belt (old); American Eagle Outfitters cotton knit motorcycle jacket (old); Modern Vintage ‘Janet’ black riding boots (old); Echo grey leopard print scarf (old).

A closer look at the sequins (the t-shirt was so comfortable to wear, just like your favorite old tee) and my makeup.  I used my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette:  Verve on my lids and Foxy on the browbones.  Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Stray Dog (OBSESSED with this color).  Dior blush with Urban Decay UrbanGlow Cream Highlight in Wicked on the tops of my cheeks.  Dior Addict Ultra-Shine lipstick in #320/Ultra-Sensualite Shiniest Appeal (no need to wear lipgloss over this lipstick, it’s shiny and I love the feel of the lipstick on my lips) to finish the look.

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