big little bags

big little bags

to piggyback on my last blog post, i’m a strong believer in function when it comes to selecting a solid purse, and because of that, i’ve partnered with aimee kestenberg to feature some of my favorite handbags from her newest collection. in my last post i focused on dailywear…. but today i’m moving on an evening style that i’m calling ‘the big-little-bag’!  Continue reading “big little bags”

checklist: my top five handbag must-haves

checklist: my top five handbag must-haves

at some point, i think it’s safe to say every girl has struggled with finding the “perfect” bag. i’m not talking aesthetics here…. finding a bag you’re obsessed with for looks is easy – but like finding a life partner, you have to dig deeper than the surface to uncover a bag’s true functionality. read on for my top five bag traits that are must-haves when looking for the perfect everyday shoulder companion!  Continue reading “checklist: my top five handbag must-haves”

the overnight bag you didn’t know you needed

the overnight bag you didn’t know you needed

as i mentioned in a recent previous post, i spent a few days in upstate, new york just before new years’ eve. i’m a total pro at packing light and making the most out of practical clothing choices, and this weekend rendezvous was no exception. fortunately for me, i had just gotten an overnight tote for christmas and i (without question) have been using it every day since.  Continue reading “the overnight bag you didn’t know you needed”

‘fill a purse’ – bloggers give back: my holiday charity event recap!

‘fill a purse’ – bloggers give back: my holiday charity event recap!

at the end of last year i hosted my second blogger’s networking event at adoro lei in conjunction with the ‘fill a purse for a sister’ campaign. giving back to women in need around the holidays felt AMAZING and i am so happy i had my blogger buds by my side to do it. read on for a full recap of the event, photos by leslie moncada photography, and some background on this fantastic charity. Continue reading “‘fill a purse’ – bloggers give back: my holiday charity event recap!”

you windham, you lose some:

you windham, you lose some:

i’ve always wanted to ski. it looks so effortless and exhilarating. the hubby and i took a long weekend in a cabin upstate and hung out at whindham mountain resort, where i took lessons to get my feet wet (COLD and wet!!!). admittedly, my first try was rough – although i didn’t fall once, so apparently my family tells me that’s a “win”. but the real “win” for me was obviously the ski gear. read on for details on what i wore! Continue reading “you windham, you lose some:”

my 23 and me DNA results: REVEALED!

my 23 and me DNA results: REVEALED!

i come from a large, tight-knit family that’s deeply rooted in their cultures. i grew up knowing (very specifically) what i “was”. my husband’s heritage seemed to be just as accessible to him, despite having a small family and little information. in the past, from what i remember growing up, DNA tests were only talked about on episodes of “the maury povitch show”… but thanks to 23 and me, everyday people with curiosities about their genetic lineage have access to answers they didn’t even realize they needed to know. read on to see what i thought i’d find in my results…. vs. what actually came back! you might be as surprised as i was! Continue reading “my 23 and me DNA results: REVEALED!”