24 August 2012

Style Crush: Marissa Webb

Marissa Webb of  JCrew, Polo, and Club Monaco heritage...

LOVE this look. Effortless

23 August 2012

Quieting the Lizard Brain

Sorry for the absence. I've been feeling a little off lately--disengaged, uninspired, lacking passion. I've realized that I haven't been doing things consciously lately but rather checking things off on the To Do List. I've been going through the motions without being present.

14 August 2012

Three thrills...

Three things I am loving...

HRH Dutchess of Cambridge's Smythe Blazer

Princess Catherine is an established fashion icon after only a year or two of being on the world stage. With all eyes watching -- and no stylist!-- she looks fashionable and classy. 

The Smythe blazer is a topper that appears time and time again, pulling together both professional and casual outfits. She's worn it three times so far at the Olympics. At $595, it's a bargain! 

Healthy Snack: Greek Yogurt and Goldfish

If you hadn't already guessed it from reading this blog, I have a bad sweet tooth. Every night after dinner, I crave a little something sweet. Vanilla and chocolate twist soft ice cream always hits the spot, but it's not great for the waistline (or hips or thighs). No reason to feel guilty eating this sweet treat of goldfish grahams and greek yogurt though!

Monogram Running Shorts (and Bolt!)

How cute are these shorts? I'll be the first one to tell you I do not look anything close to pretty when I'm working out. There are the girls that get gussied up to hit the gym, but I put zero effort toward beauty when I pound the pavement. The goal is to get it done literally as fast as possible! If I had a pair of these shorts though, maybe I'd be psyched to spend more time in my workout gear?

Along those lines, I love this guy! He's so charismatic and really knows how to celebrate a win! 

Oh, and here's a fourth thing I'm loving-- Sheridan French is having a 50% off sale on all clothes! 

07 August 2012

Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.

After lots of pleading, the Sailor agreed to go with me to the Allman Brothers concert last weekend.

Me wearing a shirt that's ten years old, a classic!
I DEFINITELY needed to buy a band t-shirt.

I argued that it had been four years since we've been to a concert, and life is just passing us by. So he said okay. But he probably didn't want to go because of this-- massive traffic jam and big crowds:

Oh, plus it rained (And I mean total downpour) all day, so our lawn seats were looking less and less appealing as the day went on. But by early evening, the skies cleared and we had an absolutely beautiful night for an outdoor concert.

We started off with a pretty high-class tailgate picnic. There was a time when I would run out to a gourmet market to grab food for events, but this time it was all homemade goodness.

Beet salad (of course) with feta and orange; deviled eggs; and tarragon chicken salad, washed down with Tito's and club (no fruit, thank you). An award-winning vodka from San Antonio, Texas, Tito's is "a pure premium vodka" that became a bar cart staple after the Sailor read rave reviews in Saveur.

Annnd, the best part is that the master distiller's name is Tito Beveridge. We once worked with a contractor whose name was Leo Carpenter. Call me crazy, but I think that it's destiny when names describe a person's craft. Those are the people who love their jobs.

Enough from me. Listen and enjoy the few seconds of greatness I was able to capture!!!