Fashion Friday: I Just Want to Be Comfy!

It’s been a long but short week- I’ve been bananas all week at the office, culminating in being out last night until 11:15 y’all (officially the latest I’ve stayed up since getting pregnant) while judging the IIDA New England’s Coutourism Fashion Show (I hope to post a recap next week- it was incredible and so inspiring!)

So I woke up this morning tired, behind in my schedule- hence the late post- and needing to get dressed.  And as I have most days since becoming a mom- I just want to be comfy and able to move!  However, I never, ever want to look like a slob.  You never know who you will run into in the course of a day, and should always look somewhat pulled together (in my opinion- this also goes for while traveling!)  I cringe when I see people running errands in actual Ugg slippers and pajama pants.  There are so many easy ways to be super cozy and comfortable but while looking relatively chic and like you tried a little!

My formula for fall- stretchy skinny jeans (try these or these), leggings (obsessed with these from Spanx because, well, mama needs a little compression and that tiny ankle slit is perfection) or faux leather leggings PLUS a big comfy sweater, cardigan, poncho or vest paired with a nice long sleeve tee.  There are even sweatshirts with nice structure and design that look for like jackets than the ol’ college hoodie you have stuffed in the back of your closet.


SWEATSHIRTS (pair with nice, thick leggings and cool sneaks like these, or flay black suede booties!)l to r: 1, 2, 3, 4

SWEATERS: Wear with stretchy skinny jeans and flat boots, ballet flats or slouchy suede booties and a funky piece of jewelry ROW 1: 1, 2, 3, 4  ROW 2: 1, 2(washable cashmere you guys!) 3, 4

VESTS/ PONCHOS: Pair with a fitted long sleeve tee and skinny jeans or leggings and booties or boots! l to r: 1, 2, 3, 4

Shop this post (including some fun other finds not shown here!)

The Key to “Doing It All”


Snapshots of my days via instagram (come follow me!)

Last week I gave a little talk during Boston Design Week with my friend and collaborator Stacy Kunstel about how we “do it all”.

Here’s how….. we don’t.

It became very clear a few minutes into our talk that in order to be busy entrepreneurs that wear many hats, work at several jobs and try to be good mothers, partners, friends and daughters A LOT has to be sacrificed. In fact, I was worried we were making our lives sound a little bleak!  In a culture where being “busy” is revered and working until ungodly hours is a badge of honor, I want to share with you how I attempt to manage and divide my time between my interior design business, this blog and social media, my product line, consulting on other creative projects and writing books WHILE being a mom and wife too- and it doesn’t involve staying up until 2 a.m. It’s a lot, I’m not gonna lie, and some days I feel like a massive, hideous failure and others I literally karate chop the air because I feel like such a multitasking bad ass! It’s all ups and downs, just as everyone’s life is, of course.

New Wallpaper Obsession

Even though Henry is only turning 1 in a few weeks (side note: how did that happen so fast?) I admittedly have been thinking about his “big boy room”. And you know that means WALLPAPER.   A client introduced me to this line, Sian Zeng, and I am straight up obsessed.  Not only is it a darling modern take on classic toile and scenic papers, but many designs are magnetic!  And she sells these darling magnets that go with the paper to create fun playful scenes for kids!

I just adore this Dinosaur “toile” pattern (loving it with the green trim, btw)


Fashion Friday: The Perfect Fall Shoe Wardrobe

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your support and patience through the launch of my collection, which I am happy to say is up, functioning and priced properly! You can shop now on Wayfair and AllModern (and don’t worry, the items out of stock will be restocked next week so sign up for alerts on those items!) The baskets and lighting will be added in a couple weeks once the stock is received in the warehouse. For anyone who purchased items while the prices were fluctuating,  price adjustments are in the works- and if you don’t see one on your bill in the next few days please contact customer service at the site you purchased the items. And also check out this great interview on Architectural Digest I did this week! :)

As for today, let’s chat shoes.  I currently have only about 5 or 6 pairs in rotation and need some great new fall shoes so I thought I’d round up some I have and love as well as others I’d love to have!

1. // 2. no regrets on this purchase still!// 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. MUST HAVE // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. the BEST- wear these all the time // 16. comfy and gorgeous, I have two colors.

Shopbop’s fall sale ends today so be sure to check out their shoe selection and get 25% off your entire order up to $500 and 30% off your order over $500!

Growing Pains

My Dearest Readers-

I wanted to reach out and update you on the launch of my product line, which has been a trying process to say the least.  With growth and expansion of my brand, I have been diligent and thoughtful, but am realizing how much of what happens when taking things to a larger scale is out of my control. Especially on the technology front!

As you may have noticed, some of the pricing on some of the pillows on the Wayfair and AllModern sites has been fluctuating in the last 48 hours.  This is a kink that is being worked out as we speak.  I am upset that this has happened (along with the other issues we’ve had) and want you to know that I take this VERY seriously and appreciate and respect that you would spend your hard earned money on my goods.  So once the price issue has been settled I will let you know how to go about getting a price adjustment if you paid more than what the final price is supposed to be. In the meantime, feel free to e-mail me personally with any questions or concerns. I am listening-

Thank you for being patient with us while we navigate this crazy path to becoming “a brand”.  While it is incredibly exciting (I totally love this collection and don’t want these technical issues to mask that) it is eye-opening and complicated.  My appreciation for your time and support is endless.

All My best,