It’s been all rain, clouds, and gusty winds here in the Mid-Atlantic this week so I am crossing my fingers for a little sunshine and warmth this weekend. While I am excited for cooler temps, I am not quite ready for full-on cold. Just give me a few more weekends where I can still wear a pair of shorts!
- EAT. I have been on a milk and cookies/chocolate/<insert something chocolate-based> lately. So this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe has my mouth watering.
Hubby and I are taking childbirth classes and one of the questions posed to the group is “What helps us relax?”. Besides things like massages and deep breathing, music of course ranks high on the list for most. What was interesting to learn is the music shouldn’t any specific genre like classical or jazz, but something that you personally enjoy and the tempo can vary based on the progression of labor. This of course gives me a great reason to create a new playlist, a “labor of love” if you will. Here are some of my top picks for “D-Day” that can also work for general relaxation. Read more
I have really been drawn to lace lately and was dying to find a lace dress to wear for work and play. Versatility is key given that my current wardrobe is on a time limit. This Isabella Oliver dress is perfect with a blazer or leather jacket. I wore it solo for my baby shower and will top it with a sweater when it gets colder. Read more
Why do women love handbags so much? It’s simple, your body size may fluctuate but your handbags always fit! With a quick switch, a handbag can instantly bring your outfit up a notch. Over the years, I have debated whether expensive handbags were indeed good investments or a waste of money. Like a typical consultant, I have concluded that the answer is “it depends”. I own a couple of designer handbags and with each one, there was careful research and consideration before taking the plunge. I discovered that after all that hard work and saving, it was a great feeling to finally own it.
Here’s a tale from the Twilight Zone…I have been thinking a lot about Isabel Marant and her gorgeous booties this week, deciding whether to splurge or not. Then all of a sudden, I get this Outnet email notifying me that their Isabel Marant inventory is selling up to 60% off and Gilt features Isabel Marant for the first time on their site yesterday. Is it fate telling me something or was it just that my Internet cookies were turned on? You be the judge. Have a great weekend! Read more
There is something appealing about a loose-fitting caftan dress. With the right draping, it’s easy, flattering, and quite honestly forgiving. I love the look of white in the Fall and Winter and this Zero + Maria Cornejo dress is one of my favorites with a pointed hemline and crepe fabric. Riller & Fount’s Sebastian dress is a very close look-a-like made of micro modal and spandex (along with a lighter price tag). Read more
I must admit, I was skeptical about tucking a top while pregnant. I didn’t think it would be flattering but as the belly grew and the tops got longer to cover, things started to look moo-moo-ish…and not in a good way. So I thought, “What the heck! let’s give the half tuck a try!” and was surprisingly pleased with the outcome. Read more
Is it just me or are our accessories getting a little mouthy lately? Everyone, including yours truly, went head over heels for the Zara clutches that spoke a little fashion truth. If you missed out on those beauties and still looking for words of wisdom, then check out these clutches that can help get your point across. Read more
I saw this Jimmy Choo ad and thought we could all use a little Kit Harrington eye candy to brighten our Friday. You may know nothing Jon Snow, but you sure do look pretty good wearing those high tops <swoon>. You’re welcome! Read more
My sweet friend Kylee planned a “twinkle twinkle little star” themed baby shower for an intimate party of six this past weekend. I loved the little touches of star fruits, confetti and garland. There was even a star pinata. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to a take picture of it before the smashing commenced, but you can see the aftermath here. Additionally, the blue hydrangeas, cocktails of Prosecco and Blue Curacao, and navy blue nail polish party favors (Essie’s Style Cartel) were a stylish nod to a baby boy. I am feeling very thankful for friends and loved ones who took time to pull an event together and time out of their busy day for a little quality time. What a perfect afternoon! Read more