Happy almost Friday friends! Life lately has been consumed by chasing a two year old wild man with his newborn bro strapped to me in the Pacific Palisades, extracting play-doh from my finger nails, bubbles and poor little B’s snotty nose in Brentwood, and tutus, princesses upon princesses and ballet class with the twins in Santa Monica. These kids fill my days and crack me up. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. In the midst of my nannyhood bliss I also sold my car- yay! Hope to post about the new one soon…once I find it : ) This weekend I will (fingers crossed!) be in Portland visiting Sis and T and seeing their new place! It’s going to be a strange shift of gears to step on the plane at LAX in Havaianas and a tank, and arrive at PDX in Hunter wellies and layered sweaters…welcome to Portland! I’ll be sure to snap plenty of pics and hopefully a few outfit photos as well.
To say this weekend didn’t go as planned would be quite the understatement. After spending four hours sitting in the United terminal at LAX, watching the second and final flight to San Francisco take off without me, I had nothing left to do but accept defeat and head home. In hindsight, my plan to try to fly standby on the Friday night of Easter weekend, had more than a few flaws. Needless to say, I never made it to my best friend’s wedding dress shopping, or Easter Sunday with my family. J’s family was also out of town so it ended up being a quiet weekend with my man and my pup. The weather cooperated Saturday and we were out and about all day enjoying the sun. We had lunch in Brentwood and later walked around Beverly Hills and Rodeo Dr. All in all it ended up being a lovely, relaxing weekend. I drowned my guilt and disappointment in Susie Cakes celebration cake (if you haven’t had it, it’s life changing) then curled up Sunday night with popcorn and the Game of Thrones season premiere! Another life changer if you’re a GOT viewer can be found here. Here are a few snapshots I took throughout. Happy belated Easter to those who celebrated
That pretty much sums up my outfit and mood today. Plus I have Starbucks, and that goes with everything. I’m squeezing in a few hours of nannying before jet setting to San Francisco. Both boys are napping so clearly I’m left to do nothing but take photos and Vine videos of my outfit ; ) I’m making the trip up to the Bay to help my best friend pick out her wedding dress! I can’t decide if this makes me feel old or not because I woke up this morning antsy and giddy like in elementary school when you knew it was Friday AND you got to go on a field trip…and both of those things are (sorta) happening today! I threw on my comfy jeans that have a gigantic rip in the knee, a cute pair of sandals, and my happy sweater. The color and perfectly loose fit pretty much explain the sweater’s name. Now, I’m aware that ripped jeans aren’t really cool anymore, but I skirt this issue with the fact that I don’t buy them “distressed” circa 2001 Abercrombie & Fitch; they came to be that way on their own, with love and wear and tear! So that makes it kinda ok, right? Eventually I’ll crop them at the thigh and make cute worn in summer shorts, but I’m just not ready yet! Happy Friday!
While I wish I were in AZ for my SF Giants’ spring training, I thought I’d bring a little springtime fashion inspiration your way today. The weather has been gloomy and gross here, and I know it’s snowing in many places in the US, but I just can’t get spring off my mind! I put together a few fun Spring inspired looks to
tease you gaze fondly at until the sun comes out. Or you flee the state and hole up in Arizona to eat, drink, and watch baseball. Whichever comes first…ah wouldn’t that be nice. In the meantime, enjoy : )
Besides blogging and Pinterest, my favorite
guilty pleasure is anything on the Bravo Network. I’ll watch the Housewives of any city, all their spinoffs, Watch What Happens Live, you name it! It’s sick, but I truly love them all. Especially “m’main man, Andy Cohen”. (Seriously, in my head we’re best friends). But the latest thing to come from Bravo is the newest season of “The Rachel Zoe Project”; the reality show following her glamorous, fashion-filled life. The first episode featured New York fashion week, including all the chaotic action leading up to her fashion show; and lets just say is was “major“. Her 2013 Spring collection just went up on Shopbop.com and again, I’m in love. I put together a few of my favorite pieces, but seriously everything is so accessible and wearable- right off the runway! I love that about her. And don’t even get me started on that gorgeous son of hers…
I saw this photo on Pinterest the other day and thought it was just about the cutest thing ever. It inspired me to do a little pick-me-up post (that doesn’t involve shoes or purchases?!) because there are a ton of cute/sweet/deep/silly/funny/thoughtful quotes out there. Sometimes “inspirational” words can come off a bit forced or cheesy, but sometimes it’s just what you need to hear! Hopefully you get a little something from at least one. They all got to me in one way or another. Enjoy! Xoxo
I wore this outfit a few weeks back when my mom and sister were in town. We strolled around Montana Ave in Santa Monica, got pedis, and later met family for dinner. It was the perfect outfit to take me from activity to activity, as well as day to night. I’m all about functionality and fashion so when the two come together I’m a happy girl. I snapped these photos myself in a hurry so the quality isn’t the greatest, but I think you get the idea. Happy Friday!
I feel like talking about the weather and the date are both such clichés, but I just have to say that I can’t believe we’re already in March! (And I addressed the weather in my last post, so I won’t bore you with the sunny details again ). Between school and work, life has been busy, busy! Here’s a quick look at life lately according to my Instagram.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. I can’t wait for the season to be in full swing, but will take what I can’t get. And right now, I’m getting sunshine and white jeans…so I’m a happy girl! These jeans are from Gap over two years ago. My mom and sister both bought a pair and insisted I get them too because the fit was so perfect. We’re all pretty petit so when it comes to jeans, if we find a hit we certainly spread the word. It’s definitely time to buy an additional pair for an updated look, but I will always have this casual, comfy pair to fall back on when I’m in the mood! Plus they’re just at that stage where they’re perfectly broken in to my booty and insanely soft. Photography credit goes to J, although surely I didn’t need to mention that. The difference in the quality of his photos versus mine is not lost on me. : ) I feel like such a pro when he’s behind the lens rather than the 10 second timer or remote.
LA is full of great shopping. You can have any shopping experience you want here, from thrifting and vintage to trendy and couture and everything in between. I decided to blog my way through a recent shopping trip in Santa Monica on the Third St. Promenade, and Santa Monica Place, a relatively “touristy” shopping experience on the weekends, but a place I frequent anyway. When I was nannying full time, the Promenade and bluffs a few blocks down were my favorite places to stroll around with the babies. It had enough bustling action and distractions for them, while I got to window shop! I got very accustomed to shopping down there (basically) alone, so the days I go back by myself feel very nostalgic and peaceful for me. Here are a few of the looks I tried on. Ps. I was shopping bare faced with a messy bun and felt it was crucial to omit this from the post