Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Not A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Haven't quite put the finishing touches on my Spruce Mix tree just yet but found this amazing photo on pinterest so I had to try out my camera skills for the (semi) same effect. Not gonna lie, took me awhile & it was a little frustrating but love the results. Basically, this is how I blew my fuse last wk. :) 

This past wknd, instead of perusing my usual shopping haunts, found myself obsessing over DIY Christmas crafts c/o Martha Stewart & BHG. This weekend, it's on like donkey kong. Can't wait to show y'all the results!


Winter Butterflies.

motorcycle jacket, bag & skirt: H&M, butterfly blouse: Tucker x Target, fringe boots: Steve Madden, fur stole: borrowed from Melly, rings: H&M, necklace: random from TJ's, sunnies: Karen Walker

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pearls & Jade.

semi blurry photos c/o Daniel Lalli

sweatshirt: Converse, striped shirt: J.Crew, skinnies: Jonathan Saunders x Target, faux fur leopard coat: Free People, faux jade necklace: F21, pearls: random from TJ maxx, rings: H&M, men's document holder used as clutch: H&M, X-mas nails: c/o my niece

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pieces: Thanksgiving Wknd Edition.

1. ipad cooking ftw, mom's birthday balloons table cover not so much. 
2. hardware for my fingers.
3. Thanksgiving dinner setup before all the food, mayhem & kids proclaiming their need to sit at the "adult table".
4. Charlie in one of her many Christmas shirts (poor baby was sick all wknd w/an eye infection)
5. Jamz & Charlie canoodling.
6-10. tree-lighting ceremony @Rice Park complete w/a fireworks show, carolers, hot cocoa, iceskating & most importantly, lots of lights.
11. sneakpeek of a photoshoot I did over the wknd w/Mel & Mina to help out our very talented photog-genius friend, Chris McDuffie featuring the beautiful Alyssa Kay w/makeup/hair by Julie Lam. (More photos to come)

Hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving weekend - I know I enjoyed being around family, eating Thanksgiving din leftovers for 3 days straight and partaking in holiday-related festivities - including the tree-lighting ceremony, making Christmas crafts and watching 'Arthur Christmas' - how can you say no to anything w/James McAvoy (even if it's just his voice)? #bliss

"Life itself is a gift. It's a compliment just being born: to feel, breathe, think, play, dance, sing, work, make love, for this particular lifetime. Today, let's give thanks for life. For life itself. For simply being born!" - via quotebook.


xx, davee

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All the Trimmings.

Anyone that knows me knows that I lurve Christmas. And anyone that's friends w/me on fbook has pra unsubscribed to my account due to my overload of Xmas-related tweets. Yikes. Just wanted to share a makeshift centerpiece I made for the coffee table & a sneakpeak at my tree (it's a week-long process to get it right). 

Have a happy (GAGA) Thanksgiving y'all! 

xx, d.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Project Healthy Smile.

maybe you already know this, but i really love my utility/cargo jacket. in fact, i have 2 of them. i've always had a strong liking for slightly masculine things, most recently i found myself perusing the perfume aisle @ sephora searching for the perfect scent only to end up falling in love w/the Chanel Bleu for MEN. : x 

PS. I entered this outfit in 'Chictopia's Week of Giving' Contest, where we dedicate our outfit post to a charity, whoever gets the most 'favorited' post, Chictopia will donate $$ corresponding with the # of entries to that charity, so ie. 1000 entries = $1000 to your charity. I chose Project Healthy Smile not only because it's co-founded by one of my favorite local stylists (Hollie Mae) but also because it's a simple, effective way of keeping kids healthy - it starts with a smile (a healthy one)! You can favorite my outfit here. Even if you don't favorite my post, enter the contest yourself because more entries = more $$ to the winning charity. Thanks much! xx, davee

dress, sweater, belt & scarf: H&M, leggings, socks & beanie: Target, wedge boots: Charlotte Russe, utility jacket: UO, carryall in large: AA, ring: F21, lipstick: MAC in 'Cyber'

Friday, November 11, 2011


semi-blurry photos c/o the boyF

faux fur: h&m, blazer: BCBGeneration, butterfly blouse: Tucker x Target, denim: Hudson, boots: (very dirty) 'Festival' Hunters, Charlie's turtle costume: Target

Thursday, November 10, 2011


1. a favorite: baked mussels.
2-4. the kiddies @the apple orchard (cornfield maze, Hayden showing off pocketed corn from the maze & Devon who turns 13 this Sat still has no affection for girls)
5. my sister & her boyf's awesome halloween costume: Frida Kahlo  & Salvador Dali (same era!)
6. Christmas-ready.
7. my Hunter boots & fur, and Charlie donning her Halloween costume as a makeshift coat

Monday, November 7, 2011

Shades of Autumn

Unlike most fash bloggers out there, I can actually say this coat & oversized scarf are both so necessary right now. Brrrrrr!

xx, d.

check out kung-fu Charlie (see hind leg)
speaking of kung-fu, boyf's karate kicks :D
photos c/o the boyf

jacket w/vegan leather trimming: bb dakota via Akira Chicago, skinny trousers (the Minnie): j.crew, missoni x target pumps, cat eye sunglasses & blanket scarf: h&m