Tuesday, March 29, 2011

flower power

So yeah, I'm having one of those days where nothing looks good because I'm not really happy with the way I look:( This too shall pass(I hope)

Instead of focusing on that, I thought I'd share of the arrangements I've created in the last week or so.

Friday, March 25, 2011

to catch a theif

details:blouse-tucker for target/cami&cardi-express/skinnies&boots-target

This is clearly a case of sartorial plagerism. I told this lovely lady I was going to "borrow" her outfit;)

Friday, it's Friday....
No, I haven't seen youtube's newest sensation but husband has and his new favorite thing to do is to walk around belting out that little ditty by Rebecca Black! But he's so cute I can't get annoyed:D

I need a little help. I'm on my feet all day. I'm standing and running for 8 or 9 hours a day. I'm in desperate need of shoes! I need shoes that I can wear everyday. I've tried wearing inserts and they work pretty well but by hour 6 the feet are getting a little achy.
I can't wear flats because they don't have enough support.
I'm not opposed to a clog but I need some recommendations. I've been looking at kork-ease but of course they pair I want is sold out in my size:( 
So please....send any suggestions my way...
ps-Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

a little prep in my step

details: sweater-old navy/skirt-f21/bucks-crewcuts

How to make an average outfit better in 10 easy steps:
1-7. add an arm full of bracelets
8. add red lips
9. add nerd glasses
10. forget to give a damn because it's a gorgeous day!!!!!!!!!!

The combination of the pleated skirt and bucks has me feeling a little nostalgic for my own prep school days.

And becasue they make prep school boys look so damn awesome...the Dalton Warblers!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

don't call it a comeback


Hello, Hello....is this thing on? 
Sorry for the radio silence but sometimes it's nice to unplug. 

There's been so much going on in the world and personally that it seemed a little disingenuous to post outfits. Especially, when I've hit a major creative slump. 

I love, love, love clothes, getting dressed and pulling things together. I always have and I always will. I've been so busy with work, taking on side jobs and spending time with the family that clothes and shopping have fallen to the bottom of my list of priorities(shocking!)   

Anyway, thanks for listening reading and enough rambling!
Mondays are tough days at work. We get a huge shipment of fresh cut flowers. This means I'm spending a lot of time in the cooler, cleaning and prepping buckets of water. I was going for comfort and trying not to look like a total slob. A closet clean up this weekend reminded that I loved this little top.  It was the perfect outfit to kick off the week!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Today's FBFF post is about balance.

1. When it comes to prioritizing your life, where does blogging fall?
I'm juggling a lot lately. I don't really believing in the concept of multi tasking. It's too much like being a jack of all trades and master of none. I prefer to do one thing at a time and at least try to master it.  
I'm still a newlywed and a mom. I have a new career path I'm trying to flesh out and develop. So right now blogging is the low on the to-do list.
I wish I had more time to devote to it or could figure out a way to organize myself better. I'm open to suggestions:)

2. We all wish we had more free time to dedicate to blogging and all it entails. What are your tricks for taking advantage of the time you have and being more productive?

See first answer. I have no tools or tricks and often like I'm playing catch up. So, I'm very interested in reading how other bloggers stay ahead of game.

3. Have you discovered any shortcuts that makes blogging easier or more time effective?

I know there are lots of bloggers that plan or schedule posts. I've thought a lot about things I want to include on my blog. If I ever get my act together and implement some of them, scheduling posts will make things easier. As it stands, this is basically a style journal. It's virtually impossible to journal about things that haven't yet happened.

 I usually try to find 15-20 minutes to snap a few picks during the day and 15-20 to write the post in the early evening. Hmmmm, writing that down makes me a little sad. I really do love blogging. When you love something shouldn't you put more time and effort into it?  

4. Do you have an editorial calender or something similar that helps you plan ahead?

     So I've clearly established that planning ahead(in some aspects of my life) is not my strong suit. I have seen a few editorial resources out there specifically geared toward fashion/style bloggers. I tend to write out a few outfit ideas whenever inspiration strikes so that when I'm at a loss I have somewhere to start.

Typically, these "outfit notes" serve as a starting point. 95% of the time the outfit I end up wearing bears very little resemblance to my initial idea.
5. If time wasn't an issue, what would you be doing on/for your blog that you are not doing now?

So much! I would be doing restaurant and recipe posts. I enjoy cooking(most of the time) and really try hard to feed my family yummy meals that are cost effective(which can be hard for a family of 6). The husband and I also really love going to great locally owned restaurants in the city. I'd love to post these as well. I read lots of blogs that include daily life type posts. I love those! If time were not an issue I think I'd make this more of a "lifestyle"(for lack of a better word) blog. Of course, I don't know that anyone would care to read about all of  that stuff.

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday is a discussion group started by Kathy at

Thursday, March 10, 2011

best in show


Win-ning!! What else can you say when wearing a dress covered in trophies and ribbons?! Thank you Charlie Sheen. Middle America appreciates you and the trainwreck you rode in on!

I met the husband for lunch so a pretty dress was on tap The last time I wore this dress I played it a bit safe. Today red tights and pepto pink cardigan made it a little less conventional. 

It's freezing cold(again!!!) and I think it's time to curl up with a magazine and a cup of tea:)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

bye, bye birdie

details: sweater-old navy/skirt-local boutique/sneakers&belt-target

Today was one of those glorious days that reminds you Spring is almost here. The sun was out, temps were just warm enough for bare legs and I can see my tulips starting to come up!

Yesterday I wore wedges all day. I was on my feet for literally seven hours and while I wasn't in any pain, I decided to rest my feet today. There's something about wearing sneakers with a skirt that makes me feel like a kid in the best possible way:) I fell in love with this skirt because it reminds me of a vintage apron. Small confession: part of me wants to live in a little farmhouse on a couple of acres where I can bake pies and bread(wearing adorable aprons, of course!) all day.

I'm so proud that I shopped my closet! This skirt and sweater are way old. I forgot that I had this sweater. I love the little bird at the shoulder. I bought it in another color too. Which you may or may not be seeing tomorrow;)     

There's finally a new episode of Glee tonight! So, I'm off to set my Glee on.
 Have a great evening.

Monday, March 7, 2011

sailboats and stripes

details:top-h&m/cardi-f21/jeans-william rast/platforms-f21(not seen)

So yeah...Monday. And that's all I have to say about that!

I don't think all outfits are blog worthy, especially super casual ones. Maybe because I struggle the most with dressing down. 

There are some days I can get away with dressing up a little but because Mondays are so busy I need to be really comfortable. I kind of like this outfit(I think). I'm still searching for the perfect flared jeans. I have my eye on the high waisted,flared jeans at the Gap(but my size is sold out online). Has anyone tried these? Reviews?

Time to relax.
Have a happy Monday! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

signing in the rain


So, it's Friday! I would let out a huge sigh of relief but, I have to work this weekend. Boo! Not really. I will miss relaxing on Sunday while the mister makes me waffles:(

It was cool, rainy and an all around miserable day. I needed a shot of color and a dose of whimsy today. Cue the bright, borderline clashing colors and an umbrella with hearts:D

Have a wonderful weekend lovelies!! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

grey gardens

details:top,belt&skirt-anthro/cardi-bebe/tights-gap/shoes-jessica simpson

I originally planned to wear this without the tights. I love the way it looks with bare legs. But, then I walked outside! Brrr...not quite warm enough today so it's back to the tights(boo!hiss!).

How do you put your outfits together? I usually have one thing that I kind of obsess about wearing and then build the rest of the outfit around it. Ha! That sounds like I know what I'm doing. What this means is I typically stand in my closet in whatever it is I'm trying to wear and frantically grab at things I think will not look crazy when paired wit it:D 

This polka dot top has been begging me for to wear it for a week. The last time I wore it, I paired it with jeans. I wasn't in love with the way it looked. I was determined to find a way to make it feel more "me". It has a little bit of length on it so I decided to tuck it into the skirt and belt it. I love the combination of polka dots and florals and the greys,blacks and greens. It feels spring-y but I'm not freezing my buns off!

Happy Almost Friday!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

orange crush


Today is a well deserved day off! I'm exhausted but happy to be spending the day with the husband.
Sunshine and warm temps have decided to make a cameo appearance. Bright and cheerful was the order for the day. Enter, the most obnoxiously vibrant skirt I own! It really is kind of traffic cone orange and I'm okay with it:) And what goes with orange? Mint green and polka dots, of course! I wish I had a better detail shot of the top. It's kind of a creamy ivory with tiny polka dots. But, I was in such a hurry to enjoy my afternoon that I didn't feel like retaking the pics.

Speaking of pictures...I usually take my own pics with a camera, tripod and self timer but today i asked my husband to take them. At the last minute I chickened out because I thought it would be too awkward. He threatened to turn on a fan, mist me with water and scream things 'like make love to the camera!" at me. Ha! He cracks me up but I think I'll stick to taking them myself:D  

 Enjoy the rest of your evening friends.