Sunday, December 27, 2009

shoes? shoes.

maggie gyllenhaal in her rachel comey penpal short boots.

at gimme shoes in whiskey, on sale for $236 from $338, sizes 8, 8.5, and 9. in navy, sizes, 8, 8.5, 9, and 9.5.

update: 7.5 and 9.5 at kickpleat for $232

also at gimme shoes, repetto zizi in textured dark grey, on sale for $180 from $260, in sizes 38.5, 39, 40, 40.5.

the dark brown zizis at creatures of comfort, size 39.5 only, on sale $213 from $285.

definitely size up for the zizis. i wear a 39.5 (or 8.5-9), and these 39.5s were a tiny bit too small.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

happy holidays!

photo from orangette

this is my seventh(!) winter in cambridge, and i'm still waiting for my white christmas. i'll be spending tonight and tomorrow cooking and baking, which is no a mean feat on my part. a bourbon soaked dark chocolate cake is in the oven as i type, and many more goodies will follow tomorrow.

i hope everyone has a safe and cosy holiday season!

Monday, December 21, 2009

dressing for the holidays

leon's first christmas will be spent quietly here in cambridge with our little living fir tree. we've already visited friends and family early to avoid the frustrations of holiday travel. if i weren't planning on wearing sweatpants and a cashmere hoodie all week long, i wouldn't mind this apc sweater dress for christmas dim sum.

on sale for $170 at net-a-porter

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

delirious new york

our weekend in 100 words or less:

leon loves nora. he also loves the bull mastiff at cb i hate perfume (we need a dog). i love the steven alan outpost, lyell, and h&h bagels. we walked up and down stairs, in and out of elevators, shopped too much, laughed even more with dear friends, made salt dough handprints, and made friends with the deliciously chubby alex. i bought a SA reverse seam oxford shirt, lyell jacket, a wiksten dress, and merino yarn for a new scarf.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

this weekend...

leon and i are taking the morning train to nyc tomorrow. we're looking forward to long rambles with nora, museums and crafts with stephanie, and general december merriment.

oh yes, and shopping.

Monday, December 07, 2009

first snow of the season

(yes, that's leon playing with a cardboard box in which hector is hiding)

new custom skirt by modaspia
new falke tights

i bought a wreath, but the wreath hook doesn't fit over our front door, so it's now draped over a doorknob in the common hall. baby steps...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

not quite ready for the holidays

i buy christmas cards on december 18. two years ago we ended up with a tree worthy of charlie brown because we waited too long. i wish i were better about the holidays, but they always seem to sneak up on me. this year i'd like to keep things quiet and uncluttered.

stephanie's elf houses are pretty amazing. i like how peaceful they look with their flickering lights and tidy facades.