Thursday, May 31, 2012

One Bikini Two

I am going shopping for a new bikini - the dreaded bikini shopping trip.  It's the only shopping trip I don't look forward to.  Wish me luck.

Here are a few I am looking at.

1 |  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

All I am going to say is, what is the deal with the lights in dressing rooms.  Seriously, do you not want me to buy something?  

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Amsterdam is a really cool city.  We had a blast exploring local pubs, trying Indonesian food (amazing) and hitting a few tourist stops.  We are pretty relaxed travelers - we try to hit some tourist places but we really like to enjoy the local food, drinks and enjoy the city.  

 Canal Cruise

afternoon at the park

vintage shopping

Anne Frank's house

enjoying the scenery at a local café

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thank You

Thank you to all who serves or who has served our Country.

Happy Memorial Day

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Friday

We are headed to Amsterdam to celebrate our Anniversary this weekend.  Matt's pick obviously.

One of the many things I love about traveling is


Enjoy your Weekend!

p.s. I know it's mispelled

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Clean Classic Timeless

Three years ago today we said I do.

Happy Anniversary Babe!

I love you!

Photo and video credit - Geoff Johnson Photography

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A day at the Beach

It's in the mid 70's here...finally!  I couldn't be more excited and it has me dreaming of the beach.  
Here are my essentials for a day at the beach 

 Cute BikiniSunblockBeach Wave Hair SprayPendleton TowelBanglesSunnies, and cute functional beach bag to carry everything in

Monday, May 21, 2012


Weekend at home with nothing on the agenda - perfect.  Friday I met Matt for Happy Hour after work.  We were a little too happy and I woke up the next morning with a headache.  The hangover food of choice - Donuts..ha!  After the headache went away, I went shopping and picked up some cute, cheap baubles at H&M and Forever21.  Of course I went to Zara and put a little dent in the wallet.  Matt had a day/night with the boys on Saturday at the Heineken Cup Final.  So I bought myself some wine, watched Sex and City, did my nails and caught up on celebrity gossip.  Sunday we spent the day at home making breakfast, skyping with family and strolling through the neighborhood.  It was a nice little weekend at home.

How was your weekend?  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday Wish list...

A few things on my wish list for spring and summer - a new dress for upcoming weddings, new black Strappy Sandals, a light sweater to wear this summer,  a new clutch, simple silver ring, Karen Walker sunnies and new yellow nail polish b/c mine is almost out.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Fashion

I need a little inspiration with fashion. The weather in London is anything but great and is not my favorite topic, especially when all my friends back home are tan and wearing shorts.  The highs right now are in the mid to high 50's and usually cloudy with rain.  This weekend it was 60 and actually sunny and you know what that means if you have ever visited or lived here - girls dress like its 90.  Shorts, tanks tops, flip flops, summer dresses etc - you see it all.  I understand a Maxi with a jacket or blazer but these girls are rockin' it without a jacket, flip flops and acting warm when you know they are freezing.  I, however, do not dress for the weather I want but for the weather we have.  So this post is to give me some inspiration on how to dress for London's summer without looking too fall.  

Images via 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Happy Monday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

It's definitely wedding season!  Matt and I have received 7 invitations/Save the Dates in the last couple of months.  A few of my closets friends are getting married this year and I am so excited to be a part of them.  I love weddings and after looking through my blog posts I noticed I've never done anything about weddings.  That is just crazy!   So here you go a post about weddings...well wedding day nails.

I started a nail care regime about 6 months out.  I had a bad habit of biting my nails back in college, once I finally stopped and let them grow I noticed my nails had become pretty damaged.  They would chip or break all the time.  I started getting full manicures once a month and in between I would do my own manicure.  As the wedding got closer, I started to get full manicures weekly.  It was a great way to test out colors for the big day.   I ended up choosing Essie Ballet Slippers for my nails and Essie Really Red for my toes.

I stuck to the classic nude for my wedding but if I were to get married now I think I would choose red.  I just love the pop of color against a white dress.  What do you think?  Would you do red on your wedding day?

Images via 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hoot Hoot

Aren't these a hoot?  

I can't get enough of owls lately.  

Here's just a few of my favorites
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

When in Rome

 I was trying to go through the 600+ pictures we took in Rome to organize for this post but I had to stop halfway through.  There are just too many to choose from.  We had a blast to say the least.  We unexpectedly saw the pope, somehow avoided all the lines and indulged our little hearts out in gelato, wine and food.  Every meal we had was great but our 2 favorite spots were Sofia and Spirito DiVino.  If you are headed to Rome definitely check them out.  If you go to Spirito DiVino - make sure to check out the ancient cellar.  I would recommend making reservations.  The weather was perfect and everyone was friendly.

On a random note, Saturday was my birthday and Sunday I woke up very hungover and hungry.  Breakfast was about to end so I jumped in the shower and quickly changed.  I went downstairs with mascara still under my eyes, wet hair and a pair of jeans with t-shirt.  I think the t-shirt may have been Matt's.  Regardless you get the picture of what I look like...not good, right?!  I grabbed a huge sugar donut and head for the neatest table trying to avoid eye contact with anyone.  I am downing my coffee and about to take another bite of this donut when I see a girl that looks really familiar.  I look at Matt and said umm I think I know her, maybe not know, but recognize her.  I am sure I was making no sense to him.  Finally my brain started working and I realized it was Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere.  In my current state I was not going to say hi and introduce myself, I mean I was barely speaking full sentences.  So I saw a way cooler blogger than me (ha) and was too ridiculous to say hi.  Story of my life..haha!