Stripe Talk: Lele Sadoughi.

I had admired Lisa “Lele” Sadoughi’s modern, architectural jewelry line for a while as her pieces are so different from anything else out there. We finally got to meet at my launch party this past January. Lele joined our mutual pal Ali Galgano (of Charm & Chain), looking impossibly chic and wearing this necklace. Over the course of the night, my mother met her at some point and fell in love with the aforementioned necklace. My mom is into fashion and jewelry but I’ve never seen her so excited about a piece of jewelry.

Get Glowing.

Bronzer makes me nervous. Back in college, I abused it a bit… and when I look back at old photos, I see an oompa loompa looking back at me. Alas, as I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten a little bit better with using a lighter touch – resulting in a look that is more glowy and “sun-kissed” than ummm… “sun-drenched.” Applying bronzer should be all about adding warmth + radiance to the skin and enhancing your natural complexion to bring out your inner glow.

Cocktail: Bacon Infused Old Fashioned.

So, if you follow me on Snapchat (I’m grace.atwood) you know I’ve been all about getting a little more domestic. I’m so proud of myself. I’ve gone from being the queen of Seamless to cooking all the time and I love it so much. A few weeks ago, I made bacon jam (recipe here!) and afterward, I had all this bacon grease left over. So I decided to try something I’d heard about… bacon-infused bourbon.

Girls and Pearls…

My outfit posts are getting really inconsistent over here. One day it’s bare legs and a blazer.. another day it’s a wool coat and a big snuggly scarf. Blame it on the (infuriating) weather. My spring clothes are out, my winter clothes are out, and my tiny closet is complete madness. Could Spring just get here already?

Weekend Reading.

This week was nice. I was able to see a lot of friends. The sort of friends you can just be real with and don’t have to be “on” around. I also did a bunch of work, went to some fun previews + blog events, etc. and so on and so forth. Nothing particularly interesting, but still nice. My weekend is going to be low key. Today is my cousin’s wedding shower in New Jersey.

Some Fun Spring Sales.

Hooray for the weekend… and some really awesome sales. Everything in the collage above is on sale but the best part is that it can be worn now (or when it starts acting like Spring, rather.) As I write this I’m in a sweater, jeans, + thick socks… with a big blanket over my shoulders. Grrr! At least we can shop for Spring. Little navy + white dresses, pretty baubles, and nude heels. Sign me up.