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Party Pants.

My mailman hates me, for sure, because I’ve ordered about a dozen dresses that have all been tried on and returned — my hunt has been a disappointment. I’ve been thinking perhaps I just need to scratch my idea of the perfect holiday dress altogether and try something new this year.Enter some pretty festive pants I’ve been eyeing — maybe a sharp pair of cropped party pants is just what I need to get me through the holiday season? Would you wear patterned pants in lieu of a holiday dress?

Party PantsSources: 1, 2, 3, 4


School Supplies.

I feel a bit nostalgic this week seeing all of the college students back in the city after a quiet summer. I’m a self-professed geek who actually loved back-to-school time and relished in getting my brand spanking new Ticonderoga pencils sharpened in preparation for the first day of classes. Long gone are the days of first days of school, but I’m still eyeing the desk supplies!

Notepad, Stapler, and Pencil Cup

Pleased with plaid.

Brrr! My heat is turned on and blankets are out of the closet, it’s getting chilly in Boston! It feels like Fall has slipped away and I’m already in winter. Looking on the bright side of things, at least the dropping temperatures means I can get my plaid on!

1. Urban Outfitters 2. Urban Outfitters 3. Anthropologie 4. Madewell

Westwood wall wares.

Vivienne Westwood just launched a line of wallpaper, and I’m liking what I see…

Some of the prints are a little too wild though, ruffled tartan plaid? No thanks. 

Someday I’ll be a homeowner and can wallpaper to my heart’s delight! A girl can dream…

Mad about plaid.

I expressed my extreme frustration awhile back that some of my decorating magazines were arriving in the mail long after I’d seen all of the pictures online and scanned the covers while waiting in line at the supermarket.  But, problem solved! A friend of mine treated me to an online subscription to Elle Decor from Zinio and now the magazine pops into my inbox the day the magazine comes out! I didn’t think I’d like reading magazines online, but there are so many advantages, you can immediately click on the links for products and jump to the Web site and I can right-click and save images I like to my computer.


Anyway, to my point… of the last surviving shelter magazines, I do believe Elle Decor gets it right. They seem to be reaching a broader audience with a greater mix of interior styles and are spicing up the front of book with some actually affordable options paired with high-end pieces. Their spread on tartan trends, which I loved, has pieces from JC Penney, HSN, and Williams-Sonoma Home. Good job Margaret Russel, thanks for remembering us common folk!

In other news, whatta badass holiday outfit accessory these would make:

tartanshoesDsquared2 via FashionPolice


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