I’ve been obsessed with grid prints and windowpane prints for a couple of years now. Every time I see an outfit with a grid print piece or see a post about grid/windowpane prints, I automatically zero in my attention. I’ve already featured two windowpane print tops on the blog (as shown below) but I had been wanting a grid/windowpane print bottom for a while. So when I found a grid print skirt during Zara’s end of season sale earlier this year, it seemed like a no-brainer. Of course, I had to get it. Continue reading
Hope everyone had a good weekend!
I must have a case of the winter blues because it’s been extra hard to get motivated to do just about anything lately. I feel like my body is using up all the energy to keep itself warm so it has no energy left for anything else. Thankfully, it warmed up a bit over the weekend, and by “warmed up” I mean temperatures in the 30s instead of in the single digits.
Lately, I naturally find myself reaching for clothes that are cozy, comfy and most importantly, warm. I found this oversized cardigan just waiting for me on one of my “returns” trip to the mall. Speaking of which, am I the only one that is always returning things? Continue reading
Winter took us by surprise last year. It came unannounced in full force and more than overstayed its welcome. I sure wasn’t prepared for it and by end of February I felt like I was slowly losing my willpower to “brave” the winter. This year is going to be different. I’ve got my winter armor on and ready to meet it head on. Bring it on Old Man Winter! Show me what you got. Continue reading
Hope everyone had a good weekend! The best part about my weekend was the delicious food I got to enjoy. The worst part is that I probably gained about twenty pounds. J and I had a date night on Friday. We enjoyed a nice Italian dinner before heading over to the Detroit Opera House to see a showing of Wicked. Talk about an awesome show! It has all the elements of a great musical.
I also hosted an early Christmas dinner with my parents and my brother’s family last night and I made prime rib for the first time. It turned out better than I expected. It’s a good feeling when people enjoy the food you’ve cooked. Continue reading
Can you believe there are only ten days left until Christmas?! Panic has officially set in. I still have shopping left to do, gifts to wrap, parties to prepare for…aaargh! What I really need to do is step back and focus on the real meaning of Christmas, being thankful for all of my blessings and thinking of ways to bless others.
My plan was to wear this outfit ‘as is’ to my husband’s work Christmas party. At the very last minute, I swapped the booties with pointed toe heels and the leather jacket with a structured blazer. My husband’s industry is a little more conservative so my second choice felt more appropriate. But that doesn’t mean I can’t wear this outfit to other parties. Continue reading
Happy Monday, everyone!
This past week was one of those weeks I wished we had more hours in a day and more days in a week. Between school events, planning for my youngest one’s birthday party, trying to do some Christmas shopping and working on some house maintenance, there really wasn’t much time for anything else. I really just want to hibernate. I envy the bears.
Did you have a relaxed Thanksgiving break with lots of family time or did you spend your time fighting the crowd at the mall? I chose the former with some online shopping squeezed in between. I, for one, could not resist the 50% off sale at Express. I ordered a whole bunch of things, including these Quilted Zipper Scuba leggings. Love them! Continue reading
Trends come and go and I have my share of fun with them but I always find myself going back to my first love, understated classics. A structured blazer, my favorite black jeans and a pair of boots, to me, define a classic outfit. The same goes for a color palette that includes camel, black and gold. They might not catch your attention at first glance but their timeless appeal always comes through as their understated elegance becomes apparent. Continue reading