Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Splurge or Save

top shoe is $38, bottom shoe is $450

Have you seen Jenni Kayne's D’Orsay flats? These shoes and I have been having a little love affair. It all started when I spotted them on a fellow subway rider. They were so cute and I wanted to know what they were, but the subway was crowded, I was shy, and I let the moment slip past (perhaps I should have considered a craigslist "missed connections" post? Ha!). But worry not, those shoes and I, it was destiny, because that very day I was reading Matchbook, and one for the articles mentioned them! It was happily ever after, with just one tiny problem – the price. So you can only imagine how happy I was to discover these insanely, amazingly similar ones for, get this, $38. I’m telling you, this is a love story for the ages, always meant to be, and in this, case I will most definitely be saving, not splurging.

xx Molly

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happiness Is

Just a few things that are making me filled with joy this week...
  1. Little chats with my mom and dad during daily commutes.
  2. Blue skies, especially after months of grey.
  3. Spring bulbs starting to pop up all over the city (now if only they would start blooming :)
  4. Intertwined legs and feet. Snuggling.
  5. Anticipation for this new purchase to arrive. This one too.
  6. Runs in Central Park.
  7. The space heater at my desk, that’s on all day, every day.
  8. The boy. Every single thing about him.
  9. Two kitties who greet me at the door each night.
  10. The color pink. And purple, too.
What are some little things that make you happy? Hope everyone has a lovely, relaxing (and happy) weekend.
xx Molly

Thursday, March 14, 2013

So Close

Today, I’m wishing it was the weekend so the boy and I could indulge in blood orange mimosas, lounge around, and even just get some things accomplished (it’s amazing how hard that is during the work week)! Luckily for me, and you, I’m sure, it’s almost here. My Mom is visiting this weekend and we’re planning to check out the trim selection here and this exhibit at the Met, I can’t wait. As a side note, how pretty are those flowers from Trader Joe's? They're going on two weeks and still looking great, not too shabby for $9.
xx Molly 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Good Day Sunshine

Anthropologie trench and scarf * Target jeans * Puma sunnies * French Sole flats

Oh my goodness guys, was the weather the absolute best this weekend or what? It made me giddy and slightly impatient for spring. The boy and I took advantage of the lovely sunshine to finally start really exploring our neighborhood. We must have walked over 100 blocks, peaking into shops, looking at menus, and enjoying views of the George Washington Bridge. It was so lovely - spring, you can’t get here soon enough!
xx Molly

And look!! The bulbs are starting to pop!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy Friday

It was a surprisingly snowy morning in New York City today, taking me by complete surprise when I opened the shades. I was expecting minor slush on the sidewalks, but instead even the branches are covered (the best part of a heavy snowfall in my opinion). And while I hope it all melts by tomorrow, so that I can go for a run around the reservoir (it’s supposed to be 51 and sunny!!), it's hard not to appreciate the beauty for now.
xx Molly

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Roman Shades

I wanted to share a couple quick shots of the new roman shades (sorry for the photos, I promise to share nicer ones of the entire room soon) that my mom, the boy, and I made! We started with these curtain panels from Pier One, then measured and cut them to size for our windows, making sure to leave enough extra in the measurements to fold over and press all the sides for a nice clean look. Really more of a math exercise than a sewing one, decide how many folds you want, measure accordingly, and then sew pockets for wooden dowels, which will keep your folds nice and crisp. Usually these pockets would be behind the curtain, but we did them on the front (thanks mom for doing this step!) for a little visual interest. The last steps included sewing these plastic rings behind each rod, we did four verticle rows, and stringing cords through each and every one. We bought cord locks, along with wood cut to size at home depot, and eye hooks to attach all of the strings to the wood, stapled on the curtains, and hung them on the wall. While it may sound complicated, it was actually really easy, but just took some time. I love the way they finish the room and make it feel complete. Home sweet home.
xx Molly