apologies for the lack of posting on Friday…one of my best friends, Liz got married this weekend in NYC and I had the honor of being a bridesmaid. It was one of the most gorgeous weddings I had ever been to. The service was in a stunning Portuguese synagogue where the groomsmen wore tails and top hats and the reception was at the Academy of Medicine in their beautiful oak library (place cards with table numbers were given on vintage library cards). All the natural decor as well as the flowers were so unique and elegant-I wish I had more photos for you! Below is a photo of the beautiful bride Back to Maine today! xo
As the weather continues to get colder and snow is imminent in forecasts across the country-I’m reminded just how much I hate being cold in winter. One of my favorite winter accessories is a rabbit fur trapper hat that my boyfriend’s mom got me for Christmas two years ago. Of course, the best fur is the kind that isn’t real…but there’s no denying that fur in general definitely keeps us warm and in style on the coldest of days and winter nights. I also love winter weddings and the incorporation of fur stolls into photographs and find myself missing my miniature white rabbit fur coat my mom purchased for me when I was five. If only it still fit….
Headed home to NYC this weekend for my best friends wedding. Updates to come! xox
Welcome to the new and improved Jules in the Jungle! It took a while for me to figure out the layout that I wanted, colors and all. So, this is the final product and I hope you enjoy! (feedback welcome).
The website was created by Chris Gilley of http://www.gilleywebdev.com/ and I do believe he did a fantastic job-everyone should use him for their blog websites!
Upon putting myself to sleep last night with House Hunter’s on HGTV, I realized that I have a fascination/love with sunken living rooms. There’s something about the multi dimensional and cozy aspect of a sunken living room that really makes it a focal point of a house. Some favorites below!
it has been an exhausting four days of driving. I went home to NYC from Thursday-Friday for an interview on Friday morning and had to come right back to Maine, as we were going to Cape Cod for Alex’s Grandma’s 90th birthday party. This was my opportunity (after 5 years) to meet all 17 grandchildren and a bunch of cousins, so I was super excited. It was a perfect fall weekend, minus all the driving. We stayed at this adorable inn in Orleans, Mass went to a fall festival across the road, scored a free pumpkin pie, and had a fantastic birthday party. Photos below of the inn, party and getting ready in my new JCrew dress (grandmother appropriate). Now, time to get back to reality…and homework. xox
the Parsonage Inn
seven layer bar from heaven
view from Alex’s grandmother’s observation deck with the ocean in the background
I’ve been totally obsessed with braids lately. I only wish my hair was thicker so that I could pull off wearing them more often. They can come off as totally classic and elegant, or are perfect with a weekend outfit. I’m also super jealous of girls who can french braid their hair-something unfortunately, I could never do myself!
It’s only lunchtime and I’ve already heard several stories today concerning escaped animals. My favorite by far though, is the story coming out of Bangor Maine that a stuffed lavender monkey was stolen from a convenience store. I thought I should continue the animal theme for the day and share some of my favorite jewelry pieces that I’ve found, sporting animal shapes on them. Enjoy!
Going along with my rather recent obsession with shoes-I’ve decided that some of my favorites come from Miu Miu. The heels have some of the most creative shapes, colors and fabrics around and are excellent additions to a simple black dress or skinny jeans. If they were at a more student-friendly priced, you can be sure I’d have a closet full right now. But I suppose that’s what a holiday wish list is for…
Happy Monday! To warm up your week I thought I’d draw your attention to all the outdoor fireplaces I’ve seen advertised for this season. I’m all about viewing your backyard as an extension of the home …meaning outdoor fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, backyard movie theaters with projectors, and of course outdoor dining. Once we move to the suburbs (in the far future), I hope to incorporate one of these fiery pieces into our yard.