We received eight inches of snow today and daylight savings starts in two days for the US. The juxtaposition of these two events seems odd. I am hopeful that with the time change we’ll start to see signs of Spring. Here’s to a warmer (relatively speaking) weekend and getting out of the house. #stircrazy
- EAT. My sweet tooth has been wanting to try Dolcezza’s alfajores. Um, hi…the dulce de leche flavor please!
- SHOP. All Anthropologie dresses are 20% off!
This edition of Eye on Etsy is a bit all over the map – in a good way. I have my eye on pants for A to a cool moto jacket art print. While we are at it, lets talk about this “vintage text message” note card. Totally adorable! What catches your eye? Read more
It seems like every year when winter comes along, I can’t stop complaining about the weather. Mentally, I don’t associate March with sleet and freezing rain…ugh. Needless to say it has left me a little less than enthused to get dressed. My post on How to Wear Color was a good mental pick-me-up and I am pleased to learn that it has also made IFB’s weekly roundup. In addition to my tips on wearing color, these top 20 posts of the week also adds inspiration. I particularly like Inexpensive Chic’s How to Dress Stylishly in the Extreme Cold and Ginger Side of Life’s How to Get That Perfect Bun. Happy Reading!
Wish me luck as I take a mini road trip with A to visit a dear college friend for her baby shower. We are only going to be gone for a day while hubby holds down the fort but I am concerned I won’t have enough trunk space for all the stuff I need for him. I swore I wouldn’t haul a lot of stuff once I had a kid but seriously, it all seems essential! Regardless, it will be nice to get outside of the Beltway even if only for a short time. Read more
I am not a huge “perfume” person but I stumbled upon a fragrance that I just can’t resist. While dabbling in new beauty products, I received a sample of Jo Malone’s English Pear and Freesia. It has a warm, fruity, and neutral scent appropriate for any (or lack thereof) occasion. After using up the sample, I promptly bought a full bottle of this universally appealing smell. Read more
This past weekend we had more snow. Add to that some sleet and rain and it would make anyone cry ‘uncle’. We booked our first family mini-vacation to South Florida and I couldn’t be more excited to get away from the cold. Granted it won’t be a scorcher, but should be warm enough to get some rays by a pool. Here’s what I have in mind for me and A. Any of you also planning a retreat from the cold? Read more
I am sorry for the lack of posts this week, the winter blues have set in and has left me with little motivation. I am SO OVER winter. With the wind chill, we are going to hit subzero temperatures this weekend…blah! Therefore, it’s time for my obligatory annual photo of somewhere warm and beachy. This was taken from our vacay last spring to LA. With my maternity leave up in one month, hubby and I are thinking about escaping a few days to Florida with the babe. We’ll do anything to get away from this miserable weather and get outdoors without having to wear five layers.
- EAT. This compilation of one-pot dinners looks delicious and nutritious. I have it bookmarked for when I return to work.
- DO. Banana Republic is turning heads, check out their exciting Fall collection that debuted at New York Fashion week.
If you are anything like me, you find comfort in neutral colors. Gray, black, white, and brown will never treat you badly. However, it can be fun to wear color every now and then. Here are some ways to incorporate color into your wardrobe. Read more
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and for most in the U. S. it’s also when a brutal cold front is supposed to come through. It has me dreaming of my past visits to Austin, TX where it was warm and sunny. Here’s to cuddling up with a loved one (be it human or a fur baby) and staying cozy.
Even though I have a loving husband and family, I have never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Perhaps it was all the years I spent single on the 14th or the fact that I would build it up in my head when I was dating someone. I am not bashing this day of romance, on the contrary, I think it can be very sweet to have a day to show your affection and gratitude for someone. However, there are many out there who may be thinking over lost loves. I think it is therapeutic to explore those feelings through songs and perhaps shed a few healthy tears. Is it weird that I like a good cry? Read more