IMG_3522

…Before getting too carried away, my refund wasn’t exactly a windfall so the Tesla will have to wait. I’m putting aside part of the money for a long overdue vacation. What to do with the rest? Hmm, how about a brand new dresser!

photo 1

Last Sunday brought the coolest, crispest weather to the DC area. But it was rainy too–a perfect day to hunker down at home, make comfort food, do laundry, write a little, and watch football. I also thought it was about time to spruce up the bulletin board in my home office…

marchesa 2012 rtw

You know, I so wish I could tag this post as part of the “What’s In My Wardrobe” category. Instead, it stubbornly resides in “Aspirations” with no real hope of crossing over. Unlike last year, I didn’t have a chance (or, honestly, the motivation) to parse the Fall 2012 Collections…

photo 4

This is a happy tale of a small dream come true. If you’re a loyal reader of this blog, you know that 1) I am a fervent Nike fan girl and 2) the Practical Fashionista in me delights at finding clothes, accessories, and even artwork that are both stylish and sensible…

photo 13

…I still wanted to acknowledge America’s birthday at least in a small way on this blog, so I decided to go with images of my favorite things right now that are red, white, and blue.

IMG_2143

My real point is this: I fully believe that color has the power to affect how we feel. Many experts “agree that every color we encounter has some sort of psychological impact…”

My mom recently visited Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In the gift shop, she bought me this “game” by Ted Naos who is an artist and Professor Emeritus at the School of Architecture…