Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Break

I don't know about you girls, but I am in serious need of a vacation! As I get older, I realize how much I took for granted those two weeks during college where I did absolutely nothing but go to the beach, spend time with friends, and blog as often as I wanted. I miss those days.

Hubby and I are grateful to be going away for a few days during the first week of May. Vegas is the destination of choice for our first real trip since Maui. It holds a special place in my heart now, as silly as that may sound. Aside from lounging by the pool, walking the strip, and retail therapy (Topshop is a must this time!), we are staying in the same hotel where he proposed to me over three years ago. That was the last time we were in Las Vegas, and it was such a whirlwind experience that I cannot wait to do it all over again. Just a four hour drive from where we live, we are looking forward to a roadtrip across the desert.

In thinking about my previous Vegas hurrah, I started looking through some old blog posts from way back when. Lord. Some are actually cringe-worthy. Check this one out! I still have the same pieces, just a better camera and photographer. Anyway, back to Vegas though.

Once again, we are staying at Vdara

I love the modern feel of it, and the fact that it doesn't have a casino. It's very different for Vegas.

One thing I won't be bringing this time around is my Chanel. Last time, Nate joked that he felt like my bag was the third wheel. It was my first time showing her off.

Here are some of the things I am packing:

Loft tee & skirt, Target hat, Stella&Dot necklace

 Bikini from Target

Kate Spade bag, although bringing a clutch and a crossbody as well.

 So maybe this looks more New England than Las Vegas but oh well...I'll throw in my gold sequin Zara skirt for good measure. 

Now can it be May 1st already?

Monday, April 14, 2014


Wearing: Express dress, old (loving this and this for Spring)
Olivia Moon blazer, similar
Zara pumps
Kate Spade bag, similar here and here
Anthropologie necklace, similar here and here
Fossil watch, here in rose gold!

Just another date night look for you girls! Lately instead of going out on Friday, the hubs and I like to delegate Thursday nights for doing something special together. And by special, I mean stuffing our faces with delicious food and having a couple beverages of the adult kind. We recently started doing this because by the time Thursday rolled around, we were both so tired and mentally depleted by work that we just couldn't wait until Friday. On this particular evening, my sister-in-law worked her magic on my hair and it was another good excuse to go out. I never waste a good hair moment, no matter what day of the week it is ;)

How was your weekend?!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Midi Skirt

Wearing: Express skirt
Zara pumps
Essie polish in "Find me an oasis" (obsessed)

I've always loved the 1950's. I still religiously watch re-runs of "I Love Lucy" and not so secretly can mouth the lines of practically every single episode. When mid-length or midi skirts started popping up everywhere, it instantly reminded me of that time period. I wanted to get in on the trend, but let's face it: at 5 foot 2 inches, they aren't exactly flattering on me. I resisted, telling myself that I would look absolutely ridiculous in one. Then the Express skirt came out, and after reading Courtney's take on it, I decided to just go for it. See, fashion isn't always about how something makes you look. Rather, sometimes it's about how something makes you feel. And this twirly, insanely voluminous skirt, perhaps too much for my petite frame - makes me feel fabulous. Isn't that the whole point?

Quick note ladies: I was featured yesterday on a great website called Pumps and Push Ups. I had a wonderful experience working with Brooke, and I would love for you to read the interview