Thursday, June 30, 2011


It's Thursday, last day of work before a 4-DAY WEEKEND!!!!!! Which I was looking forward way back when (here).....I plan to follow my little man's lead.

Except I will replace chewing on bones with glasses of wine or cocktails. And replace running up and down the hallway with sewing. And will most definitely not be replacing naps in the sun nor the hours spent vegging on the couch!!!! Isn't he a good...the best example setter???? Are you going to follow his lead? (Excuse the funky do he's got going on, he devoured a bone and got all sticky before I shot these)

I wish you all a safe and HAPPY Holiday Weekend (and last day of is June over?!)!! Enjoy loves!!! I will be a busy bee and have mountains of sewing planned so not to worry the shop will be restocked again for you!!!! Pinky swear! I'll FB/Tweet if I list more over the weekend! Til Tuesday.....Ciao Bella!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I'm sure you've all heard already about how everyone is on Pinterest (present company included), how fun and awesome it is, etc. Alas here I am doing the same thing! ;)

I love it. I am a visual learner, it is like a 'bookmark bar' but with pictures. It is kinda like crack to me - It feeds all the visual and creative needs I don't fulfill in my corporate job day-to-day. I can literally spend hours - looking and 'pinning' images. My 'Home' inspiration, 'Looks to Recreate', 'Shopping Lusts' 'Yumm Food' boards (that's a folder for regular folks) are probably the most used. Hey I love to shop, decor, and to eat - what can I say!

But last night I decided to go out on a limb, after noticing Glitter Guide pinning one of my clutches/looks that Taylor had posted the last week. I let my fingers do the walking, err typing....then through the magic of  search - BAM!

I am in awe!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! (These are all images pinned from my blog)

Do you Pin??? If not - go do it!!!! And lets follow each other - let me know your user account - I need more to follow!

....and Happy Hump Day wishes!!!!! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

al fresco

The best parts about summer - all the opportunities to take dinning al fresco!!! Whether at home or a patio around town, I will always choose outdoors if given the choice! 

Table set, Burgers on. I love Summer. 

New Vintage Glassware 'Drinks-for Two' from the Flea this past weekend. You, Me & Ours in it's own caddie....I'm in love! (Rum/Lemonade Cocktail inside!!!) Hubs rolled his eyes and chuckled....The difference between boys and girls!! ;) 

Do you set the 'dinner' table outside? Eat al fresco at your favorite restaurants? 

Monday, June 27, 2011

bits of....

At Randolph Street Market - Flea-ing with Mom!!! 
We had such a blast, can't wait for next month (last months adventure here
Wearing: Sunnies-Karen Walker. Tank-Madewell. Jeans-Ben Sherman. Bag-Rebecca Minkoff.


Relaxing on the balcony (after hours of sewing!)

How were your weekends??? A bunch of clutches are listed, make sure to stop by!

Friday, June 24, 2011

let's try that again....

Ok, lets try this again......WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And without further ado......DRUMROLLLLLLLL........

The winner is ALYSON of The Average Girl's Guide!!! CONGRATS LADY!!!!! $30 bucks to spend how you please, email me they style you want and I'll get a' crackin'!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


First off, WOW! You guys are amazing!!! There were over 200 entries to the Giveaway, 207 to be exact!!! And through the magic of we were given a winner. I plugged in my numbers and out came #76. so the winner is....drumroll.......


Please email me at to claim your winnings! {You have 24 hours to claim your credit otherwise and other winner will be chosen}

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered - I will be doing another one soon, so don't worry!!!! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

s or s - sandal edition 2011

I have been talking about Splurge for a while now, here and here, as I'm sure you are aware by now! I was literally on my way to buy Splurge when I saw stopped in F21 look for a bracelet and spotted Save. I got Save in both colors. I am hard on my sandals in the summer and they barely last longer than a year. I am still dying over splurge in the neon yellow though!

Which would you rather? 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

stripes and easy

Saturday night the Hubs and I had grand plans for a swanky dinner out to celebrate our Anniversary. The best laid plans....or something like that, went out the window for a more relaxed night out with friends! A fun new dress and some gold accessories in lieu of low-key jeans - best idea!!!

Dress: Elizabeth and James via GILT. Purse: Rebecca Minkoff. Sandals: Guess (old). Nail Polish: Essie Pop Art Pink. 
Accessories: Watch-Michael Kors. Bangels-H&M, Random, Shashi. Rt Hand ring: Melinda Maria. 

HEYA - Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!!! LAST day!

Clutches UPDATE: I restocked on fabric this past weekend, and last night spent hours & hours cutting more clutches & then started sewing! Over the next few days the store will be fully restocked!!! There will be availability in ALL styles, sizes and colors! At this time there are TWO Large BRIGHT Yellows - just listed!!! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

the best!!!!


It's been THE BEST!!!! I have to say the past year has hands down been the best of my life. There are a whole lot of reasons, but the top is My Husband. He Rocks my world! :) So a giant Happy Anniversary to you Babe!!! 

Yesterday was our one year wedding anniversary and we celebrated in true us fashion. Relaxing, laughing and without a care in the world - it made for a beyond perfect way to closeout a weekend (I only wish it wasn't over!!!) - To a 100 more just like that!!! 

Hope you had fabulous weekends too!!!! 

PS- Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!! Two days left!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

are you ready??? It's TIME!

Today I surpassed 500 Twitter followers, so in celebration and because YOU all deserve it......IT's GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!!

THE GOODS: You will win a $30 store credit my Curly in the City ETSY shop - Credit to be applied to whatever clutch you choose!!! You pick, you GET!!!! (No Shipping to be charged, I got you covered!)

To Enter:
- Follow Curly in the City with Google (Simple, just press the 'Follow')

For Extra Entries - Please enter each extra entry as a separate comment for them to count! :
- Follow Curly in the City on Facebook
- Follow Curly in the City on Twitter
- Tweet about the Giveaway!!!

And one more way....Cause the more chances the better right????
- Tell me what clutch is your personal favorite! And what colors or patterns would you like to see more of!

Best of luck to everyone!!!

***Entries will be accepted through midnight June 21st & the winner will be announced on Thursday, June 23rd!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Black or Nude

I love pieces that can pull multiple duty in your closet! Fun lunches to date night or girls night out!!! Like my new green dress (purchased this weekend at Zara)! The super low back is so great on (super sexy, if I do say so myself!). I am admittedly still apprehensive about the tulip style skirt, but when buttoned up the top is super sliming makes up for the volume below. And nothing my local tailor couldn't tame if I decide it needs it! I can't wait to rock it! 

Friday, June 10, 2011

stars & stripes

Pheew, did you miss me? I sure missed you!!! Work was bruuuuuu-tal, lemme tell ya! I was chewed up and spit out sometime yesterday afternoon....I bounced back, brushed it off and showed it who's BOSS! Hopefully I make it through today....and that this weekend I can get more than the 4 hours of personal time like last weekend (which was the last time I wasn't go-go-going - minus sleep)!

So you can sure bet every last dollar you have that I am looking forward to a long weekend! Its a few weeks away, however a girl can dream right???

Not everything Fourth of July related is cheese-ball. Here are some fun new shopping lusts that happen to be  all stars & stripes. I mean stay classy San Diego...oh wait thats a movie line (tired much? sarcasm, whit gone? YES!). But you know, toss the blue and red spangled bikini & replace with a few pieces below! You'll be ready for summer, the 4th and have some great pieces in your closet!  I'll take 'em!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bikini's & Pineapple

Top Siders. Bikini - From Victoria's Secret. Louis Speedy. 
Gill Time! {Burgers, Steak, Zucchini, Pineapple}

There was a whole lot of work going this weekend (BOO, I mean YAY!) - I did find time to sneak a brunch with the Hubs @ Bongo Room, a quick stroll through Do Division, followed by a few hours at a friend's pool (Newest weekly summer staple, it was decided yesterday!!!)! And then we ended the day with veggie's and meats on the grill!!! I do wish I had more time to myself this weekend...hopefully the craziness of work dies down after this week - my new program goes live tomorrow (keep me in your thoughts - these next few days will be rough!!!) 

How were your weekends??? 

**Instagram via my iPhone

Friday, June 3, 2011

made it!


First, Happy Friday Loves!!!! We made it at last!!!! Is it me or does it always feel they try and get 5 days of work outta you on those short work weeks?!?! Oh well, we made it! 

Second, the above has been my motto for the last month. I've taken to heart a lot of conversations from some people close to me {Hubs & ladies know who you are!} - I've been working hard to make my clutches and follow what my true passions are. And it's working! I love you, readers, for the support and encouragement! It truly means the world to me! 

Adios Loves & Happy Friday again!!! Meet you for Cocktails at Happy Hour?! ;) 

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I realized i never shared the trinket I did bring home from the Randolph Street Market. Here he is! I am not even sure how I spotted him, he was hiding under a glass dome on a cheese plate - half way covered up...I have a radar for brass animals!!! ;) (Evidence here!)

And a full body shot! hehe! 

I love him!!! So far I have moved him into about 5 different new homes, not exactly sure where he will live. I am liking him on my nightstand, that super long tail makes quite a cute ring holder while I sleep!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weeknight Meals: Mediterranean Pizza

Yesterday I shared a glimpse (through iPhone photos) my trip around a local street fair/vintage market. While there I had a great snack, and it has already become my new favorite healthy meal!!!! A little vegetarian-style Mediterranean 'Pizza' - I have made one every day since! They are filling and simple and oh SO tasty!!!!!

Here is what you will need (Not shown- EVOO, spices and fresh ground pepper):

Then Chop cucumber, tomato and olives. Add to Bowl, add spices (I did an italian herb mix bc I was out of dried oregano), fresh cracked pepper and a drizzle of EVOO - then mix. Heat up pita, I drizzled pan with a swirl of EVOO and then warmed both sides. Once warm slather with Hummus, Add Veggies, top with crumbled Feta. Slice & Enjoy! 

Try it out, you'll love it!!! I am excited to head to the grocery to try this out with more summer veggies!!! {This meal is similar to this one