I know I say this a lot, but thank goodness it’s Friday! Sorry for being a little MIA and radio silent this week, it’s been really busy at work and all I have been doing is work and sleep (and then repeat). Fortunately, I am starting to get the hang of my new role so the outlook is cautiously confident. With that in mind, this weekend is all about reconnecting with life. I plan to spend some quality time with my hubby, catching up on my favorite blogs and sleeping in…oh and a little” eat shop do” as well!
- EAT. I really want a cheeseburger, but trying to not make it a once-a-week habit. My consolation prize will be ramen noodles and Toki Underground or Daikaya…hell, why not both!
- SHOP. I know everyone is recovering from Shop Bop’s Friends and Family Event but hopeful you saved some energy for Piperlime’s Better Together promotion, 20% off dresses, skirts, and sandals with code BETTER20. Deal ends today, 4/18.
- DO. Do good while cleaning out your closet by donating your clothes to the The Fashion Project. You can get a $40 Nordstrom card for every five qualifying items.
[Pictured Above: Alexander Wang Shoes, get them here]
While in Charleston, I discovered a gorgeous midi length dress from Jenni Kayne’s 2014 Resort Collection. On the hanger, it doesn’t look like much, but when you put it on, it’s one of the most well tailored and flattering dresses I have ever worn. Read more
[ 1. Maxi Dress / 2. Pencils / 3. High Waisted Undies / 4. Garden Markers / 5. Coral Bowl / 6. Stationary Set / 7. Bra and Panty Set / 8. White Dress / 9. Wool Vest ]
Black and white has been prominent this season so it seemed appropriate that this month’s Etsy picks pay homage to it. I am in love with this universally flattering black maxi dress and stocking up on pretty stationary. Read more
You’ve waited for the right time and the right occasion. At some point you are ready for your first investment piece. After finishing college and starting my first job, the first splurge was a Dolce & Gabanna dress. It was a little LBD with a sexy, yet subtle, lace inset and cost around $350. That is a lot to spend on a dress, especially when you first graduate college. Read more
Okay, I’ll admit this week was pretty good. Miss Grumpy Pants (me) begrudgingly admits the sky didn’t fall this week. It started off with lots o’ rain but now DC will have at least three days with 70+ degree weather in the forecast…hurrah! The cherry blossoms are blooming and the days are getting longer and brighter. There is just something about Spring that keeps your mood in check and all of a sudden, the glass is half full. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate your weekend. Read more
A blazer is one of those pieces of clothing that never go out of style. Though its original intent was more formal in nature, it’s my go-to clothing staple for work and play. I own plenty of black blazers, but was drawn to this Rag and Bone version (it also doesn’t hurt that I got it on crazy discount). With a fishtail back and leather collar, it’s an update to the traditional cut and a perfect layering piece for Spring’s unpredictable weather. Read more
[Hanging out with OnePoePuppy the cutest and chillest dog I know]
Heading West usually means Northern California for me, but given the harsh winter this year and the need for sunshine and warmth, hubby and I headed to LA. I am a bit embarrassed to say we didn’t venture very far. We stayed mainly in Santa Monica and Venice Beach hanging out with good friends. Read more
[ 1. J. Crew / 2. Target / 3. Sam Edelman / 4. Loeffler Randall / 5. Joie / 6. Forever 21 / 7. Alexander Wang]
Flip flops used to be my sandal of choice for the warmer months. However, since I was wearing said flops when I had my scooter accident last year in Thailand, I have since avoided wearing any type of “thong” sandal. Read more
I can’t believe we are already in April! After my quick vacay to the West Coast and two plane rides later, all I want to do this weekend is relax and try to slow down time…sound a bit ambitious? Read more
I was finally able to put on a dress without tights (daring, I know). I love a good skater dress, it’s figure flattering and allows you swing your skirt to and fro. Choose a dress with a slightly heavier weighted fabric, it’s the perfect material for this transition period that is called April. Read more