Monday, May 25, 2015

Marble + Bronze // Bedroom Wish List

After breaking up with my ex-boyfriend, the first thing I wanted to do was redecorate my apartment - clean slate and fresh start.
(It was also very overdue!).

My bedroom has been shabby chic since high school. As much as I love floral prints, I wanted a more sophisticated look for my late-twenties. I've decided to go with all white linens and bronze and marble accents. At this point, I've purchased all new bedding and baskets. These are the pieces I plan on purchasing.

{ 1 } Jonathan Adler Eyes Needlepoint Pillow - perfect for any vanity chair and a necessary feminine touch to my modern look
{ 2 } Anthropologie Chemist's Jar - to complete my set and sit on top of my vanity
{ 3 } West Elm Small Pillar Marble Table Lamp - perfect marble and bronze; plus it's affordable as far as lighting goes
{ 4 } West Elm Agate Jewelry Box - the only color I have in my room is a steel blue velvet chair for my vanity so this will compliment it nicely; agate is classic, but definitely trending lately
{ 5 } Diptyque Baies Candle - cliche, blogger must-have; also want this one
{ 6 } Mayenne Maison Chunky Knit Throw - the chunkier the better; this is my top pick for the foot of my bed at the moment, but I know I'll want this one for the winter

What do you think?

Would love to see your recommendations and links so please feel free to share your favs :) See all my picks here!

Yours truly,

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday I'm In Love

My date on Wednesday night was great - he was handsome, charming, and chivalrous. Not to mention - a surgeon from a great family! But, I must confess, I'm not sure if we have "the click". It reminds me of this quote:

"You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear" (Oscar Wilde).

So romantic! Putting all that nonsense aside, the other great part of the night was my outfit. After much thought, I pulled off a sophisticated and chic look. I felt like a million bucks!!

Here is actually what I wore and my new go-to outfit for dating:

CROP TOP - purchased from Zara ($17.90)
BLOCK HEELS - purchased from Zara ($59.90)
BLACK PANTS (similar) - skinny, very slightly waxed jeans from H&M ($29.95)
LEATHER JACKET - borrowed my sister's jacket by Vince ($995.00)
LACE BRA (similar) - bra by Betsey Johnson from Nordstrom Rack ($16.80)
NAIL POLISH - Samoan Sand by OPI from Target ($9.49)
CLUTCH - foldover leopard clutch from Clare V. ($225.00)
RING - classic hammered ring in yellow gold by Catbird ($74.00)

Hope you had a great week and enjoy a wonderful weekend!

Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter.

Yours truly,

Photo Source: Pinterest

Monday, May 11, 2015

First Date Jitters

I met someone! And I need your help with my first date outfit. Here's the only problem - he's calling me the night before the date to tell me the plan. So, I'm shooting in the dark! (Side note: I love that he's calling and not texting).

As for my outfit, I want to keep it simple so it doesn't look like I'm trying too hard, but with a hint of sexiness. I'm thinking a semi see-through white tee, black mini skirt with flats and my leopard clutch to add some pizzazz.

J. Crew V-Neck Tee // Zara Mini Skirt // Clare V. Foldover Clutch // Sole Society Flats (also like these) // OPI Nude Nail Polish // Urban Outfitters Bar Earrings // Topshop Blazer (not pictured) // Betsey Johnson Bra (not pictured because my Dad reads this!)

What do you think of this ensemble? Honestly, is it too boring?

Wish me luck!

Yours truly,

P.S. By the way, I met him this night, wearing this Nasty Gal dress.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Weekend Playlist By This Is Glamorous

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I love music, but I'm not one of those people that will go out of their way to find new artists. So I was thrilled when I discovered "Five Songs For The Weekend" playlists by This Is Glamorous. Even the songs I don't like - I like. The selection is exquisite, featuring unique songs and upcoming talented artists.

Hope you enjoy these songs and have a wonderful weekend. See what I'm up to this weekend @thejedition.

Yours truly,

Photo Source: This Is Glamorous

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Elizabeth Cordry and Charlie Shaffer's Wedding

Hi ladies! Since everyone's still talking about Anna Wintour's party (AKA the Met Gala), just thought this was the perfect time to share photos from her son's fairytale-like wedding, which is also one of my all-time favorites. The wedding took place last June at the family's home in Mastic Beach, New York. To me, this wedding is perfectly fashioned, balancing modern and traditional styles and providing a comfortable but elegant experience. Some of the standouts include a boho wedding cake from the trendy Stone Fox Bride, straw hats from laid-back J. Crew, and a delicate wedding dress from Oscar de la Renta. Not to mention, the bridesmaid's peony bouquets and coordinating Prada dresses! And if you're not convinced that you just walked into a magic forrest, you will be once you see the violinist playing from the treehouse. (That may have been overkill haha).

Of course, the entire story is featured in Vogue. And, since I'm on an Instagram roll, you can see more intimate photos of the wedding by searching their hashtag: #thismasticmomentFirst dancesweet processional, M.J., and my future husband.

Hope you're having a lovely week despite the gloomy weather!

Yours truly,

Wedding Photo Source: Vogue
Tarts and Flowers Photo Source: Marissa Cox // Rue Rodier

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What You Need To Know About The Met Gala

Last night, my friends and I got together for our weekly 'Girls Night In'. After cooking dinner and settling into the living room, our conversation quickly turned to the Met Gala. While pouring through the photo galleries, we realized we knew very little about the event itself. So after some research, here is what we discovered - the Met Gala, also known as the Met Ball, started in 1946 as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. It marks the opening of their annual fashion exhibit and shares the theme. Entry is limited to 700 and if you make the cut, it will cost you a whopping $25,000.

The theme this year was "China: Through The Looking Glass". These costumes were my favorite. Included in the bunch is Anna Wintour's daughter, Bee Shaffer. If you're curious like me, you can follow Bee on Instagram. Considering her mom is one of the most iconic women in the fashion industry, she is surprisingly normal and label-less.

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Yours truly,

P.S. See all photos from the Met Gala here and all past themes here.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Healthy Summer Snack

Hi there, ladies! In case you had a rough Monday, here's something to sweeten things up! This is my new FAVORITE snack that I seriously cannot stop eating. It's simple, quick and healthy. Just chop some strawberries and throw them into a bowl of vanilla nonfat greek yogurt - that's it! It's perfection in a bowl and won't set you back for the summer (in case you're a midnight snacker like me).

I'm off to 'Girls Night In', follow along with me on insta @thejedition.

Yours truly,

P.S. Did you see Amal's Met Gala dress?! (Clooney looks so proud. I die.)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Anna Kendrick For Kate Spade's #missadventure

Happy weekend, gals! Have you seen Kate Spade's latest video starring Anna Kendrick as #missadventure? I just discovered it yesterday when I was supposed to be working and it totally got me in an adventurous mood for the weekend. (Maybe that's why I ended up here last night!).

Just wanted to share this playful video to kick start your weekend! Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to join me on my daily adventures here.

Yours truly,

P.S. I fell in love with the Sunset Tower Hotel after seeing Margo & Me's engagement party photos. I will visit soon and share with you!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Transitioning From Spring To Summer

Hi gals, I'm back (!!) with the perfect outfit that easily transitions from spring to summer. It's also exactly what I want to wear this weekend to the farmer's market to pick up some flowers!

You can follow along with me here to see my daily material obsessions.

Yours truly,

Monday, February 9, 2015

Beach Cottage

Hi and happy Monday! How was your weekend?

I spent the weekend up at the beach cottage with my sister making arrangements for her wedding. It was raining the entire time and couldn't be more romantic! Did you catch my photos on Instagram?

Our little cottage is truly my favorite place. It was built in 1895 and could use some repair, but the view is breathtaking and the interior is like walking into a Kinfolk magazine spread - vintage ginger jars, wood planked-floors, rattan stools, and gelatin silver prints of our ancestors lining the walls. I'll be up there a lot this year and I'm so excited to share its special charm with you!

I'm home now for a couple of weeks and then I'm headed to Cambodia, Thailand and Hong Kong. I'm beyond excited, but I have no idea what to pack (besides Dramamine). Have you been to any of these places? Any suggestions on what to bring?

Hope you all are doing well and staying warm. 

Yours truly,

P.S. Here are Kinfolk's City Guide stories for Santa Cruz - The Penny Ice Creamery and Verve Coffee Roasters. Love both of these places which are about 10 minutes away from our cottage. 

Photos Source: Kinfolk magazine