Friday, April 27, 2012

Birds of a Feather


I've seen this shirt circling the blogosphere a couple times around...but when I saw it for $4.99 (what? Hollllaaaaahhh) at Old Navy I couldn't resist picking it up for myself.  I wore this when the hubs took me to go see the Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Immortal show.  It was good....not STELLAR...but good.  I may be the most cold-hearted person on earth when I tell you all this...but overly emotional..things (people, circumstances, songs, movies) make me super uncomfortable.  I turn into a tween learning the word penis...I start squirming and giggling and cracking stupid jokes to break up the heaviness.  I don't know why.  It was the same with Titanic.  Didn't help that I went with my best GUY friend so we were super weirded out that it was a love story.   Awk-Ward..........So being that Michael was a very emotional person, and his fans are as well....I fully turned 13 again during the show.  But the music was great!  Woot!

Have a great weekend, y'all!

The Deets:
Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Earrings: Forever 21
Bracelets: Target, Nordstrom, Vintage

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Holy Moly...

...Is it THURSDAY already???  Where have I been??  Well I'll tell you...I've been working hard at my Etsy shop, Lemon Squeezies, I've been planning and executing a 2 years old's bday party....this guy here..

{Yes I made his shirt...I love!!!}

...planning and soon to execute my sister in laws 40th bday party, and just generally trying to get my life back in order!  So I guess this week has kinda flown by without me doing much else!  But I did manage to throw together a half decent outfit on the first day I could wear shorts!  Yay!!!

Fun fact about these shorts...they were skin tight in January.  Craig even asked if they were new and I practically yelled "NO!!! THEY'RE OLD!!!  LIKE, PRE WEDDING OLD!!!!!!"  I got a little excited....

Oh...and I read some "scare the pants off of me" article about skin cancer and I've decided to embrace the whiteness....and to use self tanner.  Jergens is a miracle worker!  No more booths for me!

The Deets: 
Shirt - Jason Wu for Target (pays to wait!  Got it on 50% off clearance)
Shorts - I don't know where I got them
Shoes - Target

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Movie Night

Can I tell you how excited I was when my neighbor (the one who hosted my birthday party) said "I have free movie tickets...wanna go see The Hunger Games?"  I almost threw up.  I just finished reading all 3 books, literally in 3 days (I couldn't stop) and have been bugging the husband to take me to see the movie NOW.  It's probably best he didn't go, though, because 1) he probably would have fallen asleep since we could only go at 9:00 at night, 2) he wan't into it as much as me because he didn't read the books, and 3) He would see me oogling a 19 year old Josh Hutcherson....I can't help it...I got attached to the character.  That's not too bad, right...a 12 year age's not too bad.....I act like I'm 18 it all works out....

Side note: You know your house looks really bad when you and your husband can't find an area to take a picture without crap in the background.

The Deets:
Shirt: Old Navy
Vest: Forever 21
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Madden Girl...from Macys

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tribal Dress

I found this dress on clearance at Target...and I wasn't 100% sold on it...but figured for $7 I may as well take it home and try it on.  I LOVE it!  It was the perfect dress to wear on a near 80 degree day, and an outing to the aquarium, and I'm really loving the bold print!  I'm so happy to finally be getting more color and more exciting prints into my wardrobe (thanks in part to this lil ol' blog!) and excited to actually get to wear them with all this gorgeous whether about!

The Deets:
Dress: Target
Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Macy's
Earrings: Forever 21

Monday, April 16, 2012

Modern Day Hippie

Saturday night my neighbors through me a birthday party.  Well...not just me.  We have a group of 3 couples that we love, and coincidentally, 2 people have birthdays within days of each other.  So we get together 3 times to celebrate that duos I losing you? Possibly.  But anyway, it's always a fun get together with drinks, and food and games.  My birthday rocks because it's held at my next door neighbors house, so we never need to find a sitter, we just bring the monitors over to there house.  No seriously...look

I don't even plan to wear shoes over there ever since it takes about 7 steps to get inside their door...where I take my shoes off.  So in order to enjoy a totally relaxing and fun night...I wore a totally relaxing and fun outfit!  It was perfect for loads of eating, drinking, laughing, and celebrating!

You ever feel pretty good about your outfit...and you start getting stupid and silly?  That's fair warning for the remainder of these pictures...

The Deets: 
Tank: Target
Shirt: Target
Jeans: H&M
Leather Bracelet: Target
Watch: D&G
Beaded Bracelet: Gift

Friday, April 13, 2012

Time Alone

I actually got to spontaneously run to the mall for a little alone time.  We have a couple events coming up such as my Sister in Laws 40th birthday and a wedding, so I needed to go by myself to concentrate.  Craig wasn't fully mad about this outfit, but I like to go shopping in things that I can easily get on and off, and since I am on somewhat of a time clock, shoes I can run in!  There's a tank under here which makes for easy slipping on and off of cardigans, and this oversized sweater keeps its shape as I pull things on and off.  I get so peeved when I am trying on clothes and the stuff that I came in with gets all stretched and out of shape.   So, end result....I came home with nothing.  Because you never find what you're looking for when you're looking for it, but it was a nice break nonetheless!

Sweater: Express
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Target

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Dressing

 Ah was never a huge holiday for my family when we were growing up, as we are not church going folk.  Not saying that I don't doubt there is a higher power out there...but we had limited time together as a family because my dad traveled so much that on Sunday's, we spent as much time doing other family activities.  Celebrating the higher power in our own way, if you dare to say.  But Easter with my new family is a very celebrated occasion, and I love the fact that it's another excuse to get dressed up.  My first dress for this day was an ULTRA cute dress from H&M that my mom got me...but didn't fit and they didn't have any in the store to exchange.  I found this, though, at Macy's.....for $11!!!!  I literally saw it, grabbed it, and ran....after paying for it of course.  It's the perfect spring outfit!!  And I'm just going to toot my own horn and say that I made Hunter's seersucker pants too.  WHAT?  Yup...I'm supa mom!

{We had to wake them up from naps to get them going...clearly...the like their sleep}

{Just look at that gorgeous tailoring!  lol!}

The Deets:
Dress: BCBG at Macy's
Shoes: Old....unknown source
Earrings: Francesca's Collection
Watch: D&G
Necklace: Gift from the hubs

Friday, April 6, 2012

Slack-a Lackin!!

Holy shnikies I have been slacking around here lately.  I guess after that long run...I've had 2 weeks of jello time.  Meaning I've literally been a blob around the house.  But no more!  I've made an April 6th resolution to get the bootie back in gear...which means more good posts coming up!  I did manage to pull myself together last weekend though, for an outing with my handsome hubs, some Dunkin Donuts, and a birthday party at my in-laws!  Can't wait to get crackin' again next week folks!  I've missed you all so much!

The Deets:
Shirt: Jason Wu for Target
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Macy's
Cuff: From my mom's closet (I think it was originally bought in Arizona)
Sunnies: Target

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thirty Two

Today I turn 32.  The big Three Two.  Do I feel older...not so much.  Do I feel wiser...absolutely not.  But what I do feel is stronger.  Stronger in my beliefs, my goals, my convictions.  I don't feel like I'm intimidated by much (except other mom's....still gets me sometimes), and I feel very secure in where my life is headed.  Sometimes I look back at the past 7 years and can't believe I went from a single California girl working her way up in the design world, to a married New Jersey mom of 2, working on 2 blogs and working to grow a little business in her Etsy shop.  It's really kind of hard to believe.  And I can say with 100% conviction...that I would not change a thing.  Times have been tough...but I feel a change in the air that mine and my family's life are only going to get better from here.  So bring on being "IN my thirties"'ll be the best decade yet!

The Deets:
Top: Target
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Macy's
Necklace: Forever 21