Tuesday, February 22, 2011

That Bag

I blogged about this Chanel bag a few weeks ago here, it's nice to see it used in real life and her style is clearly perfect for the bag, her hair alone makes a statement, the bag is just an extension of that, I love how she paired the graphic bag with a simplistic outfit of black and white.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday's Round-Up

Here's what's going on in the world of bloggers:

I'll start with the marvelous Becky-May aka The Flower Girl, who is opening her own clothing shoppe (she's only 17) and sharing the experience with a BBC crew for a new show (hopefully it gets picked up).

Every look should have a little oomph,  and over on her blog, a little rain is the best accessory.


Chic 'n Cheap Living spotlights a wardrobe staple, the tweed jacket, with a few looks that will take you right into spring, my favorite, the Kate Spade.

Model/blogger Christina of  Trop Rouge shared a ton of NYFW photos.


Finally, Christina pops up again, this time as a model for the primary new york FW11 lookbook, with behind the scenes shots featured on their blog.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Daybook

I read blogs daily, as soon as my computer is up and running I look through my favorites. One of those is The Daybook  which is written by the adorable Sydney and her husband Tyson. This interview was originally supposed to be posted in the Bagazine, a magazine I ran for my old job, but since I no longer work there I asked Syd if it was okay to post here. 

Girl: What was the inspiration behind The Daybook?
Sydney: Honestly, when I started, it was just going to be one of those personal blogs for husband and I. I only started posting about my clothing this summer after getting bored with the same old routine. So uh ... to answer your question ... boredom? Gaw, that's awful.

Girl: How would you describe your personal style?
Sydney: Oh gosh. Simple and classic. To be honest, I feel like I'm still trying to nail that down. What IS my personal style? It's always a work in progress it seems. Some days I dress with nautical inspiration, other days I try to channel JCrew, and sometimes I like to be a bit more edgy. 

Girl: Have you always been interested in fashion?
Sydney:  Actually no. I've always had an eye for aesthetics, but not necessarily fashion. It's probably been just within this last year that I've really started to become aware of what I wear and how I wear it and start developing myself in this GIMUNGUS world of fashion ... or rather world of personal style. I still don't really consider myself to be "fashionable."

Girl: You’re running late for a dinner date with the husband and have 5 minutes to get dressed, what is your go to outfit?
 Sydney: Well ... since it's the husband, I've gotta look hot. I tend to be the layering queen which, as we all know, in the typical guy world is not always ideal right? So. I would probably throw on my newest mustard yellow skirt, my blue polka dot blouse that fits in allll the right places {wink wink ladies} and some wedge heels. And maybe my gold boyfriend watch just for good measure. It is, afterall, from him.
Girl: What advice would you give to someone trying to start their own blog?
Sydney:  You've heard it once, and you're gonna hear it again. BE YOURSELF! I'm not kidding. People really relate to genuine blogging. So whether it's through your pictures or your writing, do something that's authentic only to YOU. It's the best way you can stand out in this gigantic sea of blogs. Also, develop those blogger relationships! Comment, comment, comment. It's the absolute key to getting the word out about you and your fabulous self!
Girl: What’s your favorite handbag?

Sydney:  My little bitty vintage purse that I did a post on right here.
Girl:What is the one thing you always carry in your handbag? Why?
 Sydney: Lipstick. I guess I talk a lot ... or maybe eat a lot. Something. Girl's gotta re-apply.
Girl: What can we expect from the Daybook in 2011?
Sydney: Well doesn't that just sound all official-like? Gosh. I'm not sure I have an official answer for that. hmmm.
Lots of clothes. Lots of husband. Lots of tutorials. And lots of exciting adventures in our soon-to-be-home, DC!!
Girl: Complete this sentence: I am happiest when…
Sydney: my tummy is full, my work is complete and I get the whole night just to spend with him. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!


I don't typically celebrate (especially when I am single) but, my Dad always buys my sisters and I chocolates and flowers (isn't that sweet). So, whether you celebrate the day or not, may you use today as a day to remember to share a little love.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Etsy Finds

Came across mysticfibers on Etsy (I was actually trying to find turbans) and really like what she has to offer. Everything is handmade, which means you get get things custom done. Don't they look cozy?

Now, to the turbans, I actually found this shop MixxMedium and they have quite a few cute turbans to choose from. My favorites? This black sequin turban (perfect to dress up jeans and a shirt) and this gray turban, which just looks cozy. I have yet to venture out into full turban territory, I've worn faux turbans (silk scarves wrapped to look cute). But I think I'm ready to take the leap.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Pretty Reckless

I must admit, I actually like The Pretty Reckless, the band fronted by Taylor Momsen. Yes, that Momsen, the one from Gossip Girl. At first I wrote her off as another teen trying too hard, but then I heard the song Make Me Wanna Die at the end of Kick-Ass (an awesome movie btw) and had to hear more from the group. When I realized it was Taylor Momsen with the raspy rock voice, it was too late I was hooked. So, in spite of the fact that she has a bad attitude at times and I think she could stand to put on a few more clothes, I am now a fan of the band. Here's the video for Make Me Wanna Die. And in case you get hooked too, check out their full length album Light Me Up which releases today here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday's Blog Round-Up

A look at what's happening on some of my (new and old) favorite blogs :

Sewow of Maps and Fragments shared pics of her trip to Thailand, which included an  
elephant ride. Seriously, check out her blog for some really cool pics of her travels.


One of my fav stylists B. Jones  shared tips for packing for travels, the girl is seriously organized.

Keeping up with the travel theme, The Glamourai Kelly Framel showed off her travel style.


The lovely Emily of Bellishment  showed her readers how to make their very own Scrabble board.

Lauren and Julie of Born and Bread shared photos from their night out at the Queen of e.vil store opening.

Finally, Brunch at Saks shared a recipe for these yummy looking, glutten-free vanilla bean cupcakes (they look delish!).



One day I'll share the story of how I became known as "cupcake" at my local grocery store.

Don't forget to follow along on Twitter and check out Murval's Facebook page. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sophie Theallet for Nine West

Designer Sophie Theallet's collection for Nine West hit's stores in May. I have a feeling that I will pick up a pair of flats and those raffia wedges in pink. What do you think about this collaboration?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

High Gloss

Jamie Meares of I Suwannee was featured in the new online magazine High Gloss it's a really cool feature on the interior designer who owns a store in Raleigh, NC. The feature included gorgeous shots of her home (which I couldn't lift so check it out here. But, since I am in a interior decorating mode, check out a few of my fav shots from Karla's Closet.

Don't you just want to borrow a pair of her shoes?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day Out

First Outting

Just a quick post to share a new find. After months of looking (and the store not having) for the Mulberry for Target bag, I finally have my own (and it was on sale). I actually had a dream that the bag was on sale a few weeks ago and wrote it off...but when I walked in the store on Saturday I headed straight to the clearance section (it's usually the first thing I do) and spotted this number.