Sunday, August 25, 2013

pattern play

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CLOS DU VAL WINERY one of my favs
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LUCKY BRAND FLATS UNDER $35 a.k.a the most comfy shoes I own
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All outfit photos taken at PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS 

Last weekend I took a last minute trip to Napa. I threw on a dress and some comfy shoes, hopped in the car and was there in less than an hour. Because it was a last minute decision, I didn't plan on taking blog pictures, but how many opportunities do you have to shoot in a vineyard right? 

WEARING: dress from tj maxx, LUCKY BRAND FLATS UNDER $35necklace from macy's, kelsi dagger tote (SIMILAR UNDER $60), kenneth cole blue face men's watch (LOVE THIS ONE)
WORN: wine tasting in napa

I also visited MUMM NAPA. If you like sparkling wine, this is the place for you. 

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

laughs for days

If you read my 30 THINGS POST you know how I feel about brunch. Soooooo, it was only right that I culminated my celebration with a birthday bottomless brunch
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I really, really wanted to wear a dress or a jumpsuit, but of course I couldn't find either, so I reached in my closet and came up with this...a skirt and a cardigan. Typical me!
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A special thank you to Bill of GOODE PHOTOS for capturing so many laughs and so many great moments!

WEARING: j crew cardigan, zara skirt, calvin klein leopard heels gifted bracelet from south africa
WORN TO: birthday brunch at CANA

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

forever young

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I wore this outfit to 1 of 3 birthday dinners. I thought the bright pink pants pattern mix (say that 3 times fast) was the perfect way to say I'm sophisticated but still young and fun. What do you think? Did I nail it? 

P.S. Thank you for all the birthday well wishes :) 

WEARING: j crew tee (SIMILAR), GAP SKINNY MINI KHAKIS, dolce vita heels, flea market now necklace (SIMILAR)

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

30 things

1) I've worked in corporate retail since age 21
2) Every year for at least the last 8 years, I have traveled somewhere I've never been before
3) I'm just learning how to parallel park
4) I have 1 tattoo, and want at least 1 more
5) I had my belly button AND tongue pierced when I was younger 
6) I'm a recovering Type A control freak
7) I'm Catholic and I go to church faithfully
8) I'm a Jay Z fanatic! Flew all the way to NYC just to see him at Madison Square Garden once
9) I'm a Celtics fan and a Laker hater
10) I'm headed to the Greek Islands very soon 
11) I graduated from Spelman College
12) I'm 5' 2" & around 115 lbs when I've had a burger, fries & a shake, 112 if I haven't
13) Target is my happy place
14) I have a thing for turtles
15) And pugs
16) I don't know how to write in should see my signature (yikes)
17) I'm a self proclaimed nerd
18) I would have graduated from grad school with straight A's & A+'s, but they made me take Accounting
19) I watch Pretty Woman every time it comes on TV like it's the first time
20) I'm a sucker for a sunset
21) I enjoy a cold brew 
22) People say I'm quiet and bossy...I only agree with the latter
23) I look at the clock at 9:11 daily
24) SEO fascinates me (see # 17)
25) I am terrified of roller coasters, and waterbugs
26) I want to be an equestrian in my next life
27) Brunch is my faviorte meal of the day
28) I have seen every single epiosode of the Goldne Girls
29) I'm not a hopeless romantic but I have a crazy obsession with hearts
30) Today is my 30th birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, August 5, 2013

baby blue

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This skirt was last seen HERE and sadly enough, that was the last time I wore it. I need to do better.

On a random, but slightly related note, I spent a lot of time in ANTHROPOLOGIE this weekend, and can I just say their fall line is fantastic. I tried on dress after dress, and ultimately left empty handed because I am indecisive. But...I will be back!

WEARING: j crew jacket, anthropologie skirt,sam edelman shoes
WORN TO: church and brunch

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