happy new year!

It’s been a busy month, but I had to pop in to wish you all a very, very happy new year. And while I’m at it, I figured I’d share this photo of my grandma Mary (second in on the left, next to the guy in the glasses) on the eve of 1957. The thing I love most about Dec. 31st doesn’t have anything to do with bubbly drinks, big meals or fancy dresses. Taking stock of the year that has past and making plans and resolutions for a better, brighter and happier new one—that’s where it’s at for me. I wish you all wonderful evenings, whether you celebrate in sweatpants or sequins. Call a cab, sleep on a couch or get a free ride home, just be safe.

xo,

Meghan

steal her look: grandma mary’s cocktail party attire

Hot pink shantung sheath. Rhinestone details. Diamond engagement ring. Gold mesh watch. Perfectly coiffed hair. A tiny glimpse of old-school Spanx. (Quelle horreur!) And a cocktail glass in need of refreshing. This, my dears, is my grandma Mary, circa 1969. She will always be one of the most beautiful, poised and elegant women in the world to me.

Recreate this look with a bubblegum pink silk cocktail dress with diamante detailsa gold bracelet watchhot rollers and hairspray, thigh-slimming shape wear and a ’60s-era structured vintage floral sofa.  Then have a devoted lover buy you this, and you’ll be sitting pretty.

xo,

Meghan

P.S. I posted a photo from my grandparent’s wedding last Memorial Day. Check it out here, if you wanna.