Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I have to get ready for work, and fix up my baby boy with some breakfast, but I had to drop a line say WTF. Because part of me wishes I was uber skinny enough to pull off a look like this. That's the fashion forward side of me. & the other side is in a conundrum of wearability questions. It's like a catch-22: If you are bottom heavy, you will be attracted to this, because it covers well (obviously). But I think it will look better on a rail thin body, like the model's. The issue is that if you are rail thin, would you wear this? Or would you be in your typical 2 piece, showing off what your momma gave ya?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Last but not least, I received a wonderful birthday present from my girl Soraya, at The Outfit of the Day. I don't know about you all, but I love stationary. I am a paper ho, if you will. You give me some good paper products and I'll love you long time. In this digital day and age, loving paper is a dying art, I think. Well, I digress. My gift was comprised of note cards from The English Tea Paperie, set with a gorgeous heel and my name at the center. Check out her wonderful blog and see what she has to offer because I can tell you first-hand this made my day. They are gorgeous! On top of that, TOOTD hooked me up with a sweet little Coach wristlet and a book, A Guide to Elegance, in my favorite color, Tiffany Blue. The wristlet will work miracles for moi, who is always traipsing around with my iPod Touch, keys, money, and ID Cards - this is a perfect solution - and the book is something I can't wait to crack open on a lazy Saturday on my deck with a glass of white wine.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
No, I don't miss street vendors. But I do miss Paris. & who woulda thunk it. Paris didn't exactly rub me right. It wasn't love at first sight for me the way Rome was. But as I sit here, with hair washed clean with leftover shampoo from the french pharmacy down the street from our little rented apartment, I feel the need to indulge myself in a little list of what I miss about the City of Lights.
3. The coffee, the wine, the food... need I go on? I ate and drank my way through Rome. I loved the breakfasts, the lunches and the dinners. I was on a permanent Lavazza high, for sheezy.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I hadn't thought about buying this dress when it was originally offered. This was the dress where the model looks positively emaciated in the photos, and at the time it gave me the impression that I too must be emaciated to fit into it. The silk top part of the dress is very nice and I like how the grey calms down the yellow (because y'all know I fear color and like to live with my neutrals).
I paired the dress with the grey bubble necklace. It is a little much but the bubbles tend to just kind of settle into place against the golden roses / grey background.
I ended up wearing the pewter tartine cardigan with it to work. In my office there is a lot of face time with senior management and one doesn't attempt to do that with bare arms. Alas for that, ladies, because I didn't want to hide the golden roses print. Watch out eBay... I'll be looking for other pieces.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I plan to do nothing today except drink some fabilis Mariage Freres tea I brought back from Paris (Vert Provence - heavenly), read my paperback book (Julie and Julia), and hang out with my little guy.
Here a few shots of the lazy day we're reveling in. Enjoying our deck and comfy chairs in some hoodies and sweat pants, watching dvd after dvd. I don't want this day to end! It's going so well and feels so good!
Friday, January 15, 2010
This email is in regards to the Toothpick ankle cord, warm maple in order # xxx. I’m sorry to say this item was cancelled from your order because we didn’t have the item available to ship. These cords will not be in the shipment with all your order.
Because this is an inconvenience for you, I was able to locate these cords in a retail store. The same form of payment will be used that would have been used on the original order. Once this item has shipped, which will be in the next few business days, you will receive an email confirmation.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions please reach out to me.
How nice is that?? I feel so special today!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Not so this time peeps. It hit too close to home. Above is the 2010 planner I received from J.Crew. Below is the 2009 planner I had last year. When the J.Crew one showed up, it looked eerily familiar.
Interiors: check! Same font, same style, everything down to the maps in the back is the same.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Let's list why.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I should be saying to myself, It's Paradise! But instead I'm a little humdrum. First of all, y'all know I like my plans, and a move right now was not in the cards for me. Or atleast I didn't think so. Hubs and I thought we'd be in Japan for atleast another 2 years and were ready to bunker down. Japan has been good to us and has allowed to save some dollars, not to mention being excellent for both our careers. Our original goals had been to stay in Okinawa, move ourselves up the ladder near Tokyo, and follow that with ending up in D.C. Given circumstances out of our control, we find ourselves heading back to Hawaii 2 years early and are unsure of our long term goals. The timeline has definitely been shot to sh*t. & there are the distractions. Being "home" in a place with gorgeous scenery, family, and old friends is fraught with them. For 2 career minded peeps who love their families, what do you choose? The path of least resistance and comfort - home - or the path that takes you to what you work hard for everyday?
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
& there is not one ounce of subdued anything in this minaudiere. It was a total sale item, $29.99 I believe with 20% off. A great deal for a little bit 'o swag. I was wondering how well the glitter would stay on this thing. I envisioned receiving this with glitter flakes everywhere but it is much sturdier than it looks.
I did remember this time to take a picture of the interior, which is lined in a fabric I will call, Not J.Crew Canvas. It's not silk but it's perky and dressed-up enough of an interior to match the bag's exterior.