where the magic happens…

February 21st, 2011

This little nook is my Manhattan version of a home office, which basically means that it’s where I do the majority of work for this blog — when I’m not sitting on the couch in front of the tv with my laptop in my lap, at least.  We bought it because I need a spot to keep my magazines, files, knicknacks and camera equipment, and for the most part, I do a decent job of keeping it fairly tidy (although Chad may beg to differ on that one).

Tory Burch sent me these cute flats in January, and they were total lifesavers during Fashion Week.  I’d stow them in every bag I carried, so I could change out of my heels if I had an hour or two away from the tents.  I love that she’s making her classic flats with a more subtle logo — I usually try to remove anything that screams DESIGNER from my clothes, so these were right up my alley.

This top is so old — I think I got it in high school, and I hadn’t pulled it out in a while until I was putting this outfit together.  Now that preppy is ‘in’ again, I figured it would look cute and sort of retro for this look!

The winners from the Sweet’N Low giveaway are comments #9 (Melanie), 12 (Suzanna) and 22 (Kari)!  I’ll be emailing later today for your addresses!

Gifted Tory Burch Eddie flats and bracelet, William Rast jeans, J.McLaughlin shirt, Ann Taylor bracelet, vintage coral necklace and pearls I bought in Shanghai three years ago.

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  • 2 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Feb 21, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Your doggie is adorable! I’d love to see more of your home! 😀


  • 3 Susan // Feb 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I have a home office, but find that I do most of my blogging on the couch with the dog curled up on my legs.


  • 4 Ann // Feb 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

    i have a home office too and even though it’s basically just the area of a room where the computer is, i LOVE it. 

    (btw your roof view is SO FAMILIAR …. i used to live above shorty’s : ) and i got married at hundred acres).


  • 5 Laura // Feb 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

    What a beautiful office space! I hope to have one someday, as well! And your pearls are gorgeous.

  • 6 Katy // Feb 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Ann — That’s so funny!  It’s the best neighborhood. 🙂 Hundred Acres is one of our favorites — must have been gorgeous!

  • 7 Sara // Feb 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Such a cute little spot!  And I agree, I’d love to see more pics of how you decorated!

  • 8 hannah // Feb 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    love the flats!

  • 9 Mallory Robinson // Feb 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    love the blue flats! What a great color! And OMG love the PUP! SO darling!

  • 10 julie @ rosy + tart // Feb 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Aww, I like this post. I love to see where everybody’s magic happens. 🙂 Plus, super cute pic of the pup – bonus!

  • 11 Kari // Feb 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I’m sooo excited I won!! Thanks for the great giveaway. Love the blue flats.

  • 12 settling in | Sugarlaws // Oct 5, 2011 at 5:02 am

    […] This is only a temporary space — if all goes well, we’re hoping to buy a place next spring or summer!  But while we didn’t actually buy any new furniture for this apartment, somehow it manages to look completely different from our old place in New York (which you can see pictures of here and here)! […]

  • 13 Brian Davis // Apr 21, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Cute puppy.  I love the Tory flats, I wanted that color but had to settle on black patent…oh darn. These are mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/6951267230/in/photostream

  • 14 Brian Davis // Jun 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I FINALLY got myself a blue pair of these super comfy Tory Burch Eddie flats.  The color is called Ocean Breeze, this is what they look like http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715038@N00/8654800065/

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