Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pastel Party

Pastel Party

This is definitely the type of party I have no shame inviting myself to. I have been loving all of the pastel colors I've been seeing lately. It's perfect for me, because I've always been a little afraid of too much color. But little hints here and there with items like these? That, I can do. Here's a fun story - I bought some mint colored jeans recently. First time I washed them, the color bled somehow and now they're all splotchy in places. Sweet. Luckily, I didn't pay a lot for them, but still. Cut a girl some slack, huh? Another fun story - I bought that swimsuit up there in the corner from J.Crew about a month ago. Thought it was a great idea...until it came and I tried it on. No dice. The bottoms didn't fit. And the kicker? By that point, they were sold out of the size I needed in that color. Having really good luck with these pastels so far. Enough about that though, because I really do love these items. Can we talk about the purse? I have a sneaking suspicion that this or another Rebecca Minkoff bag could be my next splurge. This could have to do with the fact that I look at them almost daily online. Of course, if I did buy one, I'd probably end up being really practical and get a classic color like black or brown, but I don't see that as being much of a negative. I'll just spice up outfits with a few less expensive pastel accessories. Like how I'm talking like I'm going to buy it tomorrow? Fun game, right? We'll see.

Jeans / Scarf / Blazer / Swimsuit / Belt / Purse / Necklace / Shoes

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Casual Springtime

Casual Springtime

Glasses / Shirt / Bracelets / Belt / Jeans / Purse / Shoes

So if I had my way, this would be my daily uniform. Work, play, dinner, drinks with friends, date night, concert - what can you not wear this outfit to? It's casual enough for low-key events, but has the right amount of class to take it up a notch when needed, especially if you switch out some of the accessories. And the sunglasses? I mean...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Life lately, according to Instagram.

Just a few pictures from the last couple of crazy weeks. Tonight was the first night I was able to just chill in my apartment. It's still relatively clean from this weekend, so my slight OCD-ness isn't flaring up too much and I've been able to watch some shows, make some dinner, and take a stroll around the stores downstairs. Tough life, huh? I know. One of the people at JCrew knows my name. Can't be a good sign. 

[Baby legs]

[Bobpa & Trynn on her birthday]

[Cake for breakfast]

[Grapefruit for breakfast - probably a better choice]

[Otto has tough choices to make]

[Paper chains]

[Trynn & Momma checking out her birthday present]

I'm already looking forward to the end of this week, because I get to babysit baby girl (for the first time!). I have so many activities planned for the 15 minutes she'll be awake. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Birthday girl, continued.

Just a few more photos from a little girl's big day, complete with a photo wall, daddy time and new kicks.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Birthday girl.

Today, my precious baby girl niece turns one year old. Where did this come from? Am I really going to be that person that says stuff like 'Where does the time go?' right now? Yes, yes I am. You'll live. Anyways, I love you baby girl and hope you have a fantastic day of celebrating your first year. Remember that time your momma and aunties planned a super fun party for your first birthday? Yeah, I didn't think so. Here are some pictures to remind you of the fabulous affair.

Pardon me if I post a few more pictures this week. I just can't get enough.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Two, please.

Two, please.

Both pairs of sandals from Zara, here and here.

Planning on getting these beauties in the near future. Especially the top pair. Zara is kind of killing it with sandals right now. So glad there are alternatives to the 'one strap up the middle of your foot' summer sandal look this year. Don't mind me, I'll just be stocking up.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

work it.

Polished for Work
[1. J.Crew belt (similar); 2. Rag & Bone blouse; 3. Michael Kors bracelet; 4. Lord & Berry lipgloss; 5. J.Crew skirt; 6. Aldo pumps]

I'm not sure who thought it would be a fun joke to make me be a grown up. I mean, really. Work and bills alone would be bad enough, but then they throw in taxes and lack of sleep? Hilarious. Luckily, the clothes are a high point. I've had the itch to update my work wardrobe lately and figured these classics would be a good place to start. A soft, white blouse, classic pumps, and simple jewelry mixed with a pop of color skirt and printed belt - conservative, yet fresh and age appropriate. With spring around the corner, I will definitely be on the look out for items along these lines. That and trying to convince my boss that I can get so much more accomplished with my laptop up on the roof of our building. My translucent legs would really appreciate it. Fingers crossed.