2 Feasts & Un Jardin: Photo Diary #1


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Thankful for Sparkles & Elastic Waistbands

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I have no sympathy for those who complain at Thanksgiving dinner for being too full when they are wearing jeans, dress pants, or even chinos – rookie mistake. We were given the elastic waistband for a reason. Today I looked pretty derrrnnn fancy, but I was still comfortable enough in my Express sequined mini skirt (with a very stretchy waistband) to consume 2 Thanksgiving dinners. Yes, that’s right – dos meals – deux. It’s hardly a 4X Gilmore Girls feast, however, it’s harder than it sounds. You don’t want to offend any grandmas by passing on their famous stuffing or the 24 pound turkey. Elastic is the way to go. This is also a great example of how you can get away with mixing textures and patterns. I think people shy away from purchasing pieces like sequin minis because they aren’t sure what to pair them with. Who says you have to wear a boring solid blouse? Why not pair it with a great pattern like I have here!? I love this look. The skirt is more versatile than you would think. Be brave! Happy Thanksgiving and gobble gobble!


 Black Boyfriend Blazer, H&M/ Similar

Phillip Lim for Target Blouse/ Similar here and here

Express Sparkly Mini Skirt! #lovelovelove

Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Louis Vuitton Pochette 

Prada Sunnies

Michael Kors “Runway Watch” in Stainless Steel

Lips, Mac Myth Lipstick and Stripdown Liner

Preppy Lady








The more Gilmore Girls I binge, the more I want to be an Ivy League blue-blood. The risks of mutation, however, brought on by incest is a bit unappealing. I can safely say my Revolutionary War ancestors were not related to the Croatians. Phew! This Tuesday, I was feeling exceptionally preppy, so I wore my gingham banana republic button up and a smart blazer. Tell me I am not the vision of respectableness.


Black Boyfriend Blazer, H&M/ Similar

Banana Republic Soft-Wash Button-up in Gingham Print

Express Boyfriend Jeans (last season)/ Similar 

Prada Sunnies

Gold Metallic Pumps/ Similar 

Michael Kors Hamilton Bag (old)/ Newer Model

Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge in Iconic Red



Prom Queen of 1959!




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It has always been my dream to be a 1950s prom queen for Halloween and this year it came true! 1950s prom queens are an elite group of ghosts that parade around Halloween in ’57 Chevys and eat gallons of candy and never gain a millimeter to their waistline. Poofy hair, poofy skirt… how can you go wrong? And yes, the answer to your question is: this is all my hair, it took 47.5 minutes, and I know beehives are more 1960s, but #yolo. Happy Halloween!

Pink Prom Dress, Vintage 1950s

White Goves/ Vintage (my Nana’s)

Pearlescent Peeped Toe Ballroom Dance Shoes, Vintage

Pearls, Target (old)

Pearl Earrings, Forever21

Tiara, amazon