Here's the deal. I slept really hard the other night and woke to find a HUGE sleep line imbedded in my cheek. I am not exaggerating, it was a huge red valley that looked like it would never go away. So, this is what I did all day long....
Besties, I am still getting organized here and haven't downloaded all the photos from our trip, nor have I finished unpacking. Today is the day though (as I have told myself every day this week).
I have been in a thrifting mode this season and wanted to share some fantastically preppy finds:
Michael Kors never worn jellies, uber preppy tie for my little man, canvas nautical-ish belt for moi, never worn white jeans in the perfect length and classic not skinny, but not wide either fit and an amazing cozy sweater dress for fall. And all for a total of $35 - it was a half off day! Woot.
The jellies remind me of, well, of course the old jelly shoes we use to wear and also those meshed Esprit shoes from the late 80's - anyone? anyone? They had holes and laces.
The jellies are several seasons old, but MK is doing a jelly sandal this season for $49.
Besties, I am struggling to get back into the blogging groove after being away for most of the past two weeks. It may have something to do with being surrounded by piles of unopened mail, have unpacked suitcases, and gorgeous weather! I have many updates to share this week, but want to start with a simple one. This is a little thank you I put together for my kind neighbor who did some "flower sitting" while we were away. But I think this would be a lovely summer gift for many occasions. A bottle of Sangria in a clay pot. Perfect for you green thumb friend, a weekend host, or Birthday celebration.
i have become obsessed with loft spaces. the openness is very appealing and i dream of kids rollerskating to the dinner table. here are some photos i snapped of a loft i was recently in - well, we were in a party next door and it's connected to this space. the owner walked in and was a little suspicious of my picture taking, however, after learning he was a photographer, he may have been more appalled at my shotty skills. either way, i explained that i wasn't casing the joint and only loving his space.
i'm off to nyc this morning for work.
hope to give you a good visual dose of soho and the big city when i return.
The SoleSurvivor Film event last week at Vertigo Sky Lounge was a success. A few fashionable photos from a night in a sexy venue with summer skylines views. And what an inspiration for summer dresses, frocks, and more. All photos courtesy of Andrew Leon Hensley and A/S/L Media.
Sometimes I get the impression that most mom bloggers are insanely organized with perfectly cleaned homes and meals coming out of the oven from scratch on a daily basis. Maybe it's all the great tips and tidbits that they share with their readers that gives me this impression. Full disclosure here: This is not one of those blogs and I am not one of those moms, but you may have already guessed that. I will fully admit that I am organizationally challenged and my house can go from clean to crazy in a nano-second and going the reverse (from crazy to clean) takes thousands of seconds. I have many piles that look like photo below all over my house, which is why I am over the moon happy that school is out and I can get through these piles of paper that come home in the backpacks. I know, I know that I should be going through them, as they come out of the backpack, over a recycling bin, but I don't. I let it all pile up until I am near nervous breakdown and close to being chosen as the next cast member of Hoarders.
But here is my dilemma. In these piles are little precious things like this one below, which leads me to another full disclosure about how this sweet little project was explained. As I pulled this out of the backpack and read it, my eyes instantly began tearing as I turned to my son and asked, "Oh, did you write this in school today?" My heart was warming and any mom guilt I had was beginning to dissolve as I waited for his response: "Oh yeah, Mom, I couldn't decide what do write so I copied Collin's." My silly me response of, "Of course, you did honey" was caught by my husband as we exchanged expressions - his seeming a little more smirky than mine :) Ahh, the honesty....the honesty. My son did another project for which he wrote that he was thankful for his "kinda the best Mom" as he was told not to copy the teacher's who had written, "the best mom."
But how do I part with precious artwork, mother's day gift, and all the sweet things of a four and five year old? Have a good organizing / what to toss system to share?
Looking forward to getting organized and letting summer mode engulf this house!!
You know when you are shopping in a cute little children's boutique and everything is so darn stinkin cute but you know the price takes match the adorable prints and well-made designs? This was my feeling the other day when shopping for a few new summer items for my daughter. I was surrounded by one fun print after another! But the best part came when I realized that I was in TARGET and the adorableness was a line by Miss Gwen Stefani herself - Harajuku Mini. I am probably jumping in late in the game here as the line has been out for awhile, but the summer line is nearing perfection. And now, I see that Target is doing a price cut on many of the items!
We also have this awesome grey jersey dress and romper. 100% cuteness!
Besties, it's been a busy few weeks and I have lots of reading and writing up on!
At some point, my sweet two year old and I started calling each other besties. She has other besties too, like her wa-wa's (aka grandmas), her favorite sitters, sometimes her brother, and other "friends" that live in her crib. One day she received a pair of pink leopard print rain boots and that night she insisted on sleeping with her new goodies....they were brand new, of course, and hadn't been worn. She snuggled those boots like a worn out loved teddy bear. This blog is to keep track of all my besties and pink leopard print wellies. xo