Someone pinch me, please!! It’s as if Katharine Polk went inside my head and said to me, “April, I’m going to create the fall collection that you’ve been dreaming of!” Who is this angel Katharine Polk? Only the genius behind the new up and coming label Houghton. Her fall 2014 collection is my dream collection in all my favorite colors and patterns: Black, White, Gray, Camel, Stripes and the occasional flash of Red! It’s the perfect combination of sleek, classic and edgy…hey, it’s me! Well, at least that’s what I like to think.
Did I mention she’s also a bad-ass bridal designer too!? I’ve already picked out my future wedding dress. And yes, it costs more than my bride dowry. So what? Keep an eye out for this designer, I predict even bigger and greater things to come.
Click here for more of Houghton’s fall/winter 2014 looks.
I fell in love with music long before I also fell in love with fashion and design. Every so often I’ll hear a song from one of my favorite artists and think to myself, “Damn, this song and album IS STILL so good!” and then I just feel all fuzzy and warm inside. Isn’t that what music is supposed to do? Make you feel nostalgic or transport you to another place? I started thinking about some of my favorite albums (there are sooo many) and how each one holds a special place in my heart and were present in different periods of my life. I’ve been in “chill” mood lately so here’s a list of some of my favorite albums and artists that I’ve had on repeat the past week. I can’t possibly list all of them because there’s just too many. What are some of your favorite albums?
- “Hopes & Fears” – Keane
- “Ceremonials” – Florence + The Machine
- “Parachutes” – Coldplay
- “The Mating Game” – Bitter:Sweet
- “Some People Have Real Problems” – Sia
- “Tidal” – Fiona Apple
- “Ray of Light” – Madonna
- “Born To Die” – Lana Del Rey
- “This Way” – Jewel
- “Broken Bells” – Broken Bells
- “Gran Turismo” – The Cardigans
- “Little Broken Hearts” – Norah Jones
- “Little Earthquakes” – Tori Amos
- “No Angel” – Dido
Ok, I’ll stop here. I’m starting to get all emotional inside!
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One of the best things about living in the ‘No is the fresh year-round produce. We’re not called the world’s “fruit basket” for no reason! The Vineyard Farmer’s Market is my favorite local farmer’s market. From the beautiful arbor covered in vines to the endless variety of local fruits and veggies, you just can’t go wrong. I stopped by this past weekend with my pal Lauren to stock up on some fresh fruits and check out what’s currently in season.
What are some of the places you like most about your town?
And last but not least, absolutely no smoking dogs, please.
Back in February one of my best friends, Kate, took these portraits of me. Kate is the amazing photographer and CEO of Kate + Photography located in the California Bay Area. If you have a wedding or event coming up, you better book her now! She also specializes in classy (not trashy) boudoir photo shoots as well. For a link to her website and portfolio glance over to the right side bar —>
I haven’t been brave enough to share these photos until now. It’s because I have this weird notion that I have a bitchy resting face in all my photos. Don’t know what bitchy resting face is? Well, educate yourself here. I think it may be an epidemic 🙂
To my surprise, because I’m a horrible model and completely un-photogenic, they turned out ok and non-bitchy-resting-face like.
It seems the ombre trend has been so popular lately that we are seeing everywhere. Hair, nails, wall colors, clothes. It’s even popping up on my one my favorite foods, cake! I am very much the novice baker, even resorting to pre-made boxed cake mix, but I love how beautiful and creative you can get with food, especially desserts. I’ll be making a cake (a very beginners cake, I might add) for my sister-in-law’s baby shower luncheon this weekend and was perusing Pinterest for some inspiration. It seems the possibilities are endless (see below). I may or may not post the final results of my cake depending how terrible it may turn out. But in the mean time I will try to channel my inner cake boss. Bon appétit!
All Images via Pinterest.
‘Tis the season for pedicured toes and lovely sandal tan lines! When searching for my go-to sandals for the summer season I prefer simplicity and comfort. I need something I can slip on and off easily and won’t chafe my style.
I think each pair has a little something to offer. I was a bit apprehensive about the Jeffrey Campbell’s, they probably won’t do anything for my short legs, but they’re quirky; and I like quirky. The leopard J. Crew’s are still casual yet easy to dress up for the office or a lovely night out without sacrificing achy feet or style. Here are my favorite sandals for the scorching summer:
1. J. Crew Collection Lillian Calf Hair Low Wedges
2. Jeffrey Campbell Aurelia Platform Sandal
3. Joie Sable
4. Madewell: The Thea Sandal in Ticking Stripe
5. Zara Leather Ankle Strap Sandal
What are your favorite styles?