I have been trying to simplify my wardrobe for some time and Everlane makes it easy for me. Their clothes are perfect for casual settings or for work so I have been able to clear out the old clothes to make room for less but more suitable pieces.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Speaking of adventures, we rang in the new year by heading up the coast a couple of hours to the small town of Los Alamos. We stayed at the Alamo Motel (a must stay) and slowly meandered our way back to LA on New Year's Day. We went with our friends Eric and Courtney (pretty little fawn) and had such a fun-filled time! Here are some shots of NYE and our lodgings.
Cheers to a New Year!
Monday, December 1, 2014
Happy first day of December!!! I can't believe the holiday season is already upon us! The past 3 years, my husband and I have had to move during the month of December due to circumstances beyond our control (thanks LA windstorm of 2011) or because that is when our lease was up wherever we lived from 2012-2013 (again, thanks LA windstorm of 2011). This is the very first holiday season since we've been married where we don't (fingers tightly crossed) need to move out...soooo we actually get to decorate and get into the Christmas spirit. For that, I am super thankful!
p.s. did absolutely no shopping on Black Friday (per usual) as I get super anxious and overwhelmed by crowds so I look forward to last minute shopping, like most people, after school gets out for Winter Break!
|U/O shirtdress//Nine West Monks//Madewell sunnies|
Monday, November 24, 2014
Lately I have been completely inundated with work. Between the end of the trimester grades, researching grad school options, completing my clear credential program and taking on extra responsibilities at work, I have somehow found time to start running again, pursue my personal interests in writing and begin updating my wardrobe. Red is not a common color in my closet (as in I have only one red item and it's a vintage button-down blouse), but I thought I would take a chance. I was surprised at how flattering the color and style of this dress were! I can't wait to wear this out to a holiday party to dance around while sipping on a spiced cranberry cocktail. Tis the season!
|deedee wine dress by Pepaloves // swedish hasbeens t-straps|
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
eShakti, a site where you can customize your size and how you want your item to look. Categories such as length, sleeve style, neckline can all be changed to give you a tailor made garment perfect for you. I love this dress for the colors, pattern and the way it flows when I spin.
Dress: ℅ eShakti, Anthropologie Sunnies, Madewell Belt
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Today is my last day off before I head back to work. I didn't really get a "summer" this year as once I was done with the school year, I had one day off before teaching summer school. This year, two weeks was enough time for me to clean out my closet and sell/donate half of my clothes, tidy up the house, make it to the beach once and a pool, finally complete The Sopranos and binge watch two seasons of House of Cards. We are also currently dog sitting my husband's dog, Jazz, who stayed living with his mother when we got married. So technically, my summer was filled with dog days (you can find the original meaning of the phrase HERE). I have pretty much been living in all white the past few months and with the purging of my wardrobe, I made sure to keep simple staples with clean lines.
Cheers to the end of my dog days of summer!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Like everyone else living in Los Angeles, I love going to my local farmer’s market and getting seasonal fruits and veggies to inspire my culinary adventures. During my last visit, the scents of sweet nectarines were so enticing that I couldn’t resist buying a few too many. In sticking with my theme of seasonal living, I made a few summer cocktails to enjoy on the porch with my husband in the summer evening breeze. Check out a few of my other Nectarine Farmer's Market cocktails at CGC Daily.
Ingredients: (serves one)
Sprigs of fresh thyme
2 oz Gin
½ oz St. Germain
Directions: In a shaker, muddle the nectarine slices with one tsp of sugar, a sprig of thyme and a splash of water. Add lime, gin, St. Germain, some ice and shake. Strain and serve in a mason jar with ice, top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a slice of nectarine and sprig of thyme.