Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Happiness

I'm not sure about you, but this week was a tough one. Work was crazy and life was crazy, but we can all breathe a sigh of relief because it's Friday, and it's time to celebrate the weekend! Tomorrow is filled with lots of "me" time (i.e. yoga, a mani/pedi, and some shopping), and then I'll be celebrating my bff's 25th birthday! Sunday will be more low key and I'm hoping to spend the day outside working on my photography skills! What's on your agenda this weekend?

-we got caught in the rain last weekend-

-awesome pic of me and mom beautiful mom on mother's day-

-leather panels for fall. i die.-

-might be my next plan...-

-from last night's dinner date at peanut butter & co-

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Camo Glam

I'm having another chartreuse moment today, but this time I paired the bold color with my favorite camo pants. I've posted looks with these pants before, but today they're feeling super springy and fresh. I love the way the yellow and green compliment each other, giving my look a fun vibe, that screams "I'm ready for summer!"

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Afternoon in the Sun

I always have images of white sandy beaches, tan lines, and pretty pedicured toes on the brain, but with summer quickly approaching, these things seem to be more repeated thoughts. After seeing this editorial in T Style last week, I've never wanted to jet off to a private island more in my life. Dear Caribbean, I'm coming for ya.

Monday, May 13, 2013


When I was getting dressed this morning, I originally had on all black...the New York uniform. But after staring at myself in the mirror for a few minutes, unsatisfied, I decided to throw in a little pop of color to start my Monday off right. First I had on hot pink, but my tan from Miami has faded, so that wasn't working for me. Next in line was white, snoozefest. And then a little neon peaked out from my drawer and I knew that today was going to be a chartreuse day. 

Yellow is a hard color for me to pull off, especially now that my hair is lighter, but there's something really amazing about a good solid chartreuse. With the right amount of neon glow, it's the perfect way to add some life to a boring Monday look!

j.crew skirt, marc by marc jacobs ipad case, j.crew belt, stella mccartney espadrilles
tory burch bag, lauren elan necklace, tibi sweater, gap flats, chan luu scarf, current/elliott jeans

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Happiness

Back when May first started I had this huge sigh of relief that the month didn't have any serious plans, and I could actually be around town and hang out a bit. Little did I know how quickly my weekends would fill up. This weekend, I'll be packing my bags to head back to my hometown, but hopefully first, a little pit stop for some pizza (which I've been craving since Tuesday). Tomorrow is a busy day, filled with dance rehearsals and a dinner date with family from out-of-town, and then Sunday will be all about my amazing mom, and we'll be heading up to Connecticut to see my 98-year-old great-grandmother. A packed weekend is an understatement. Let's hope I can come out alive on the other side! Cheers to a fab weekend everyone!

-cute pic of me and my best friend from last weekend-

-excited to see this munchkin this weekend!-

-slightly obsessed-

-i call this my gold finger mani-

-wanting all of this from dooney & bourke-

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ask E.Jean

I was flipping through the pages of this month's Elle the other day, when I got to my favorite part of the magazine: Ask E.Jean. If you aren't familiar with E.Jean, become acquainted. She's amazing, and one of the reasons why I subscribe to Elle in the first place. I love her column, and her witty responses always leaving me thinking, "Now why didn't I think of that?"

One particular piece of advice that I connected to this time, was when a reader asked E.Jean is she had any advice for a young girl who just landed her first great job in the city. I don't necessarily agree with all of her advice (i.e. #10 & #11), but hey that's why she call it "15 Totally Indispensable Rules-With Which You May Totally Dispense":

1. Make mistakes as quickly as you can, and move on.

2. Don't worry is you meet a man who is too good for you.

3. If you're having trouble choosing between two paths, take the one that's more life enhancing, even if it's more dangerous.

4. When out for dinner with the girls, slather butter on your bread and declare: "The New York Times says, 'Overweight people live longer.'"

5. Dress how you wish to be dealt with.

6. Speak up for the helpless.

7. If you tweet that you're having a bad day, you will have a bad day.

8. Never waste time looking for a job when you can invent your job.

9. Gaze up at the Milky Way. It will put your tiny apartment into perspective.

10. It's not when you're relaxing on a beach that life is best--it's when you're pushing yourself to the limit.

11. Forget the driveling lunatics who are advising you to "declutter." If Alexander Fleming's lab hadn't been so untidy, he's never have discovered penicillin.

12. If have an affair with a spiritual dude, it will end with him asking for money.

13. Laugh at the girls who carry handbags as status symbols. Everyone knows it's the shoes.

14. The creation of the world happens every morning when you get out of bed.

15. When you're at last certain that the guy you've met is "the one," you'll be wrong 87 percent of the time.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday: Mixed Prints

If you're an avid Fitness Mag reader, you'll soon find in the June issue that this skirt and shoe combo looks familiar. It is, in fact, the exact same look, except I traded a printed sweater for a knotted leather pocketed tee and a denim jacket...I Marla-ized it a bit. It was a super comfy outfit, but still made me look put together, and I have to brag a bit...I got lots of compliments. Yesterday was def a good wardrobe day ;)