This “blazer” has been the best addition to my wardrobe. “Blazer” is in quotes because it’s actually a sweatshirt (shh, don’t tell). On the other hand, this skirt is the worst. I love pencil skirts, and I love this color, but this skirt insists upon being a wrinkly mess. Jessica has talked about this before also, and I wish I’d read this before I bought the skirt. Ugh. Oh well, I wear it anyway. Luckily 10-year-olds are not too judgey…okay some of them are, but not all. I had a parent meeting today, so I wanted to look a bit more put together, so I chose a sweatshirt and wrinkles, naturally.
Do you have any pieces in your closet that you love in theory but are just terrible in reality? I can’t seem to let it go!
So, I am not the most naturally organized person on the planet.
(Okay, I think I heard my mom groan from 200 miles away at the understatement of the century. Let me try again.)
Clutter doesn’t bother me. Filth bothers me, but piles of stuff really don’t phase me. This, I have learned, is not the natural state of most people, so in deference to my dear and patient husband, I am trying to get my act together. Step 1 was my dresser top makeover, which you can see in this post. Step 2 was to create these cute and simple desk-top organizers. I was inspired by this project at A Beautiful Mess and thought I could make a more permanent version for my desk.
Today’s outfit is inspired by my favorite summertime treat: mint chocolate cookie ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. Not intentionally, but I can’t see anything else now when I look at this ensemble!
Shirt: Gap//Pants: Target//Necklace: gift from the husband’s trip to Greece//Bracelet and earrings: thrifted from Mom’s old jewelry box//Shoes: Kenneth Cole (old)
I cannot get enough of these mint pants lately. In fact, I wore them again the very next day (totally sanitary, right) with a bright tomato red Jason Wu for Target blouse. Here’s an Instagram peek at that outfit.
What is your favorite pair of colored pants? Do you treat them like a neutral or an accent piece? Also, these are my first outfit photos taken with my new Nikon D5100 and tripod; I feel like such a real-life blogger!
One of our favorite pastimes in my family is cooking: big, involved, delicious cooking. This weekend was no exception. For my dad’s birthday, we made a polenta party. Basically this was a creamy polenta base with three different toppings: sweet italian sausage, eggplant, and asparagus. We used the recipes as written so I’ll share the photos with you and the link to the Polenta Party recipe!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. If I could, I would eat it for every meal…(maybe I can, see Exhibit A: Breakfast Pizza). It’s also my favorite meal to go out for. One of the biggest things I miss about living in Portland (the original, not OR) is Hot Suppa, the king of all brunch. I have so much love for Hot Suppa. Basically, my life post-Portland has been a search for a good stand-in. As of yet, I have not found a place that has stolen my heart quite as much, but I’ve found some gems. Here are my five favorite places to stuff my face with breakfast in the Boston area:
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