Saturday, January 31, 2015

3 week Travel Wardrobe - carry on only!!

So, we have finally planned & booked a trip to Paris. This is something I've been craving for years. It's been a loooong time since I've been - I was lucky enough to live there when I ten for almost a year, and returned in 1983 for a short visit, but haven't been back since! We rented an apartment (very modern!) in the 9th arrondissement; we will be there for two weeks (!) and then we are taking the Eurostar to Amsterdam for another week.

I know. It's crazy! It will be the longest trip I've ever taken, and I am sort of sick to my stomach over being out of the office that long (ridiculous.).

I'm also supremely excited and hope and plan to only bring a carry on. I've been scouring Pinterest & Polyvore for capsule wardrobe ideas, and came across this gem - it's everything and very doable, I think. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014


ootd 12.6.14

Honestly, Saturday could not get here fast enough; it's been one of those weeks. I've been living in those Rockstar moto jeans whenever possible, they are that comfortable. And I finally pulled the plug on those Sam Edelman booties after obsessing over them for a year. I had purchased them a couple of years ago in my usual size and they looked like boats, so this time I tried them a half size smaller and it's been magic ever since. Finally, that bra - by Third Love, a new-to-me brand, it's ridiculously comfortable and what's not to love about lingerie (another one of my obsessions)?

Today will consist of the usual errands and perhaps a trip into town later to stroll, window shop and check out a new eatery. This is what we love to do on the weekend :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Last night: date night @ a pizzeria

ootd 9.6.14

I keep meaning to update here more often, but then I get so busy and overwhelmed at work, and spend too much time catching up at home, and it falls to the wayside. I love reading fashion blogs and they have helped me maximize my wardrobe so much, but I still really think there is a hole in the blogosphere for 40-50 year old women who want to stay on trend without looking like a 25 year old. 

All that said, I wore this last night for a date night with some friends to a local pizzeria. I rarely eat pizza (i.e. cheese) but will make an exception for exceptional slices. Last night was a well made decision, it was delicious. I bought those Paige denim jeans a while ago; they are ridiculously comfortable but very body forming, which I always have a confidence issue with. I snapped them up (even with their insane price) because they actually fit me in the waist without needing alteration. They only needed a bit of hemming. 

As for the booties, I went for a long time deciding I didn't like the whole peep-toe bootie look, but it began to grow on me. Still, I couldn't see spending the money on a trend that I probably wouldn't wear often. Last week, I was dashing through Target and spotted one pair, in my size, on clearance, for $10.49. They look exactly like these Steve Madden booties, and they were pretty comfortable to boot (haha! see what I did there?). Even though I try to only buy classic, well made quality that will last, I couldn't pass these up. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

crushing on saturday

ootd 6.14.14

I am ridiculously glad it is Saturday! With very few errands and appointments planned, I want/need as much downtime as I can muster. My energy level has been so low the last couple of weeks that I'm seriously wondering if something is going on, or I'm just exhausted. I'm trying some vitamin B12 in the hope that it helps a bit, but sometimes just good rest is needed. As soon as the June Gloom clears, I'm sure it will be a beautiful day.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

ootd 6.1.14 || sunday style

ootd 6.1.14

It boggles my mind that it is already June. Besides the fact that it seems like it's been summer all winter, I can't believe we are already halfway through 2014. It's been busy and is flying by. Already, we have had one college graduation in our house and are looking forward to a high school graduation next week, and then starting the whole thing over again! There are no reprieves where college tuition is concerned! This is my weekend uniform - comfortable and casual. Happy Sunday :)
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