Guest Blogging and Cinemagraphs

If you want to see me wink at you, head over to Relatable Style for my very first guest post!  I love cinemagraphs!    I found this sweet one at Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg’s blog.  You have to check out their photos.  You will never want to have another still photograph again!

Mi Familia

That’s about all the Spanish I know.  Ten years ago today, I was heading into work when I heard the news on the radio.  I got to work (and though the idea was to keep working, to let terrorists know that we would not let them stop us – no one in the office was […]

Rockies in the Summertime

The celebration was held in Ft. Collins, CO.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love the mountains?  I swear, my smile got bigger and bigger the closer I got to those Rockies!  Even the traffic couldn’t phase me!  I couldn’t wait to get out of the car and take a nice deep breath of that crisp refreshing mountain air.  […]

Mixed Matches (Say That Three Times.)

I hate making decisions.  Which is why I wore two different pairs of shoes with this dress.  Maybe it’s Mix and Match, or maybe it’s I Change My Mind Like I Change My Shoes Day.  The only things I could agree upon were my dress, my jacket and my hair (and my hair really had no other […]

Dumpster Diving

While there was no actual dumpster diving, there was an industrial sized dumpster willing to serve as my backdrop:   Necklace: Twisted combination – Target + a gift from The Mr. Top: JCrew Jacket: Old Navy (buy it)* Bracelet: Forever21 Belt: DIY grosgrain ribbon Jeans: JCrew (buy them) Shoes: Forever21 I know, by now you are […]

What’s In My Bag?

This post is exactly what the title implies it’s going to be: Sadly, I don’t have a magic bag.  Which is really disappointing because I could use one when I travel!  Of course, I could also do with a magical flying umbrella……oh, wait!  I have got one of those: And you can have one too!  […]

Red Velvet

I haven’t worn red velvet since I was a very young teenager in an early 90s wedding party (yikes! also, thank goodness!)     For the past few years, cupcake shops have popped up left and right and I’ve tried everything from gourmet bakeries to food trucks (and even a vending machine.)  I learned pretty […]

-4x + 3x = -x

This weeks questions brought to you by Modly Chic: What’s your go-to outfit formula?  Simple: (s+t+s) + p = c and (b+d+h+p+c+r+s) + p = d.  Oh wait, you don’t read Algebra, lol?   striped t–shirt + pants = casual.  Button down, half-popped collar, rolled sleeves + pants = dressy.  Pearls, pearls, and more pearls = […]

The Romantics

I am such a romantic.  At least I think I am.  I love old movies, black white or color, Cary Grant, Gene Kelly or Audrey Hepburn.  I love the old James Bond movies too.  No one, and I mean no one, has been able to replicate Sean Connery as the ultimate “shaken, not stirred” martini-drinking […]

Pluck You!

The ‘self eyebrow plucking’ debate Ingredients: A good pair of tweezers (no really, the good kind.)Brow shadowDigital camera Do you debate plucking your own eyebrows? Have you made a pluckingdisaster in the past? Do you stand in front of the mirror wieldingtweezers and don’t know where to start? Eyebrows are important, theyframe our face and […]

Over Exposed.

I’m referring to the photographs……. I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, guests, wedding parties, lots of family, no sleep.  After today’s post, I’m out.  Nicole will post a beauty article tomorrow, and I’ll try to be back with an absolutely fabulous post courtesy of my little sister Aurelia.  This is what I wore to the […]

Cleavage. The good, the bad, the ugly.

Admit it.  The only reason why you are reading this post is because the title sucked you in.  Right?  It would’ve sucked me in, lol!  “I have the advantage of study,” he [Manolo Blahnik] told Colin McDowell. “I’ve been studying the art of the shoe… for over twenty years. I know every process. I know […]

The Five Foot Beach

That was not a typo.  We honestly have a beach about two miles from the place I call home.  It’s about five feet wide and five feet back from the waters edge.  Children play here.  I think the max. occupancy is 12.  And the water isn’t blue.  Or green.  Yes, I love that picture.  Or […]

Jungle Fever

I would like to let the dress speak for itself: 1 word: Fluid. And a few extra photos because, hey.  I can. 🙂 Yes, that is me, trying not to fall off the log.  I try to be gracious, but my own clumsiness overcomes me! {dress H&M jacket Zara shoes Steve Madden}

Olive oil on my what??

Ingredients: Olive oil Sugar Clay mask Patience My skin was both dry and oily. It felt tight and uncomfortable and yet would have a yucky oil layer over it. I washed, scrubbed, and moisturized to no avail. It dawned on me one day at the eye doctor that I had been going about this all wrong. The eye secretes tears […]