January 28, 2013

Seeing Spots

Leopard Coat, Asos

I have already mentioned my love of leopard here, but I wanted to share some recent additions to my ever-growing spotted collection.  Thanks to an inspiring blog post (which you can find here) from one of my favorite bloggers, Atlantic Pacific, I knew I had to have a leopard jacket in my closet.   However, throughout my never-ending search, I kept running into the same problem: if I found a coat that was affordable, the print and/or material were funky and if I found a coat I loved, it cost WAY too much.  After a full year of online browsing, Pinterest stalking, and good old-fashioned shopping, I finally found a leopard coat that fit the bill!  It is warm enough to be worn as a standalone jacket, but also thin enough to be worn underneath a coat in winter.  Since I still believe that leopard is in fact a neutral, when I spotted these amazing ankle boots at Zara (fun fact: they were the last pair in the store, in my size, on sale) I couldn't resist.  Between the coat and the shoes, I wear one of these items almost every day.  But don't worry, I know my spotted limits, I only wear one at a time.  What is your favorite leopard piece?  xx

Leopard Heeled Ankle Boots, Zara

January 6, 2013

Planner Obsession(s)

Ever since my early grade school days, I have always had an (un)healthy obsession with picking out my yearly planner.  I secretly look forward to spending a little time each December searching for a planner that I know I will love all year long.  While the week/month format is certainly a big part of my decision, I also like to pick one out with a fun design or significant quote that will represent my year positively.  Last year I chose a funky giraffe design planner from myAgenda, which I loved.  This year I decided to try out Sarah Pinto's version (pictured above and can be purchased here).  Between a much needed hot pink moment in my life and the not-too-cheesy quote, it is a match made in planner heaven.  Where do you find your yearly planners?

January 1, 2013


Happy New Year's everyone!  I apologize for the lack of updates on ES during the month of December.  To my surprise (and very much excitement), my boyfriend proposed early on in the month and it seems like the past few weeks have been a whirlwind.  It has been an amazing month of spending time celebrating with family and friends, along with visits to potential wedding venues in between.  We have narrowed down our choices to two venues, one in my hometown of Erie, PA and one in his hometown of Philadelphia.  Regardless of what we decide on, we are both so excited to plan our special day together.

Last night we rang in the new year with a small group of friends in NYC and it was honestly the perfect end to our incredible year.  I truly believe that confetti in your champagne glass is always a good sign for an amazing year to come.  xoxo