Tuesday, March 31, 2015

bedazzled sweater

Isn't this sweater cute!?  It helps dress up your everyday casual wear and it's super comfy!  It could even be worn with dress pants in the workplace!  

Sweater:  TJ Maxx (similar here) |  Vest:  Kohl's (similar here)  |  Jeans:  Banana Republic  |  Shoes:  Sperry's  |  Bag:  Kate Spade (love this)  |  Earrings:  Etsy  |  Rings:  Gorjana (love this set)  |  Sunglasses:  Loft

So it's the last day of March and I'm ready for April to BRING IT ON!  I'm hoping to bust out some sandals and shorts this next month for the blog posts!  That means I'll need to shave my legs (ha!) and get my toes painted to be out in public! :)  

For my two tasks in the month of March I will say that I did pretty well.  I worked on a minimalism challenge and not shopping!

In the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge I realized there were some of items I'm already pretty sufficient at (not checking FB) and others I had actually already completed (unfriending people).  However, there were definitely some items where I needed to work on (IE:  turn off the TV/go bare face).  

I also tried to not shopping this month.  However, I had found a one-piece swimsuit - which I didn't even try on in the store, but found it fit at home so I had to keep!  I mean really how often do you luck out on finding a good swimsuit that fits!  Another item I did purchase was because John and I were leaving to go home.  My back had been killing me and I did not want to lug/lift or drag my carry on through an airport once more.  So I found a lightweight roller carry-on that was just as cute as it is light!

Since I was able to focus on a lot in March posts, I feel as though I may need to regroup and focus a bit more on improving photos in the blog i.e.: like the one above; the details, the lighting, taking a look at that first photo and seeing what needs to be adjusted (the lipgloss or shirt)!  With that comes editing.  This is still a bit of a foreign element in the blogging world, and that may take time to learn and time in my day on the side of a FT job, but I also need to understand that may not always reflect well in photographs!  Overall I'm looking forward to this blog challenge and seeing how it will help me develop!

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Trench:  Banana Republic  |  Dress:  Victoria's Secret (similar here and here)  |  Necklace:  Bauble Bar  |  Clutch:  GiGi New York  |  Heels:  Calvin Klein (similar here)

I wore this Tuesday night for dinner with friends at Prime during restaurant week.  It was great food and a great time with friends! :)  It has a deep V in the back, but is still modest.

Check out this fashionista I saw last weekend:

BUT really....those boots Fi is wearing! *swoon* - I wish I could throw on sweatpants - with heart shaped knee-pads and cowgirl boots! 

Here's two quick pictures from the Baptism of my sweet goddaughter, Nora!  :)  Love her cable knit onesie - she was so snuggly the whole time I held her.

The dress is from ASOS and accessories are what I wore at my wedding from a local boutique in Saratoga called Silverado.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Coat:  Tahari (similar here)  |  Tee:  Gap  |  Jeans:  Banana Republic  |  Hat:  Polo - and here too!  |  Booties:  DV by Dolce Vita (love these)  |  Bag:  Kate Spade (similar here)  |  Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban 

Here's one last blustery look on the blog (I hope)!  I love bright hats for the blustery spring and this one does just that! :)  

We had a wonderful dinner at Prime and I was stuffed!  I can't wait to share my dinner look with you on the blog tomorrow, but as for now, I'm really looking forward to getting organized at home since John and I have returned from our trip.  That means, grocery shopping, laundry and cleaning the apartment - wah-hoo!  I hope your week has been more eventful than mine!  Happy hump day! :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

jet set

Top:  Loft  |  Blazer:  TJ Maxx (similar here)  |  Pants:  Loft  |  Trench:  Banana Republic  |  Flats:  Nine West (similar here)  |  Bag:  Michael Kors  |  Luggage:  (TJ Maxx - I loved this, but I found one here and here  |  Necklace:  Forever 21 (this is cute)  |  Shades:  Loft

I'm back on the east coast!  It took me forever, yesterday as it was snowing in Chicago, but with a 4-something hour delay, I made it back to the beautiful NY state!  I'm looking forward to a down weekend with John at home.  

Tonight for restaurant week we're headed out of downtown to Prime with friends.  I've only been there for a drink or for an event so I'm excited to try a sit down dinner.  It should be super yummy!

Friday, March 20, 2015

under my umbrella

Trench:  Banana Republic (want this)  |  Blouse:  Vince Camuto  |   Jeans:  Gap  |  Necklace:  TJ Maxx (similar here)  |  Heels:  Enzo Angiolini (love these)  |  Umbrella:  Target

Happy first day of Spring everyone!  :)  It's finally official!  While many of you are already enjoying the warm weather we're still trying to get there in Saratoga!  It's supposed to snow today and just my luck, John and I are flying to Chicago.  We are praying for a safe trip and no delays (I have the worst traveling luck and usually it only happens when I'm alone).  I've lived in several cities throughout my 28 years and one of them being Rockford IL.  So we're making the trek back for a visit and for our Goddaughter, Nora Catherine's Baptism.  We're really looking forward to it!  Posts to come from the Baptism! :)  I hope you all are going to take advantage of your first weekend in Spring!
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