It is a rare occurrence when I find a piece of clothing I wear five times in less than two weeks….but that is just what happened with this rose gold Polder blouse! I spotted this beauty hanging from the racks of the gorgeous new Abejas space (Go now to check out the new digs if you haven’t yet been; it is truly one of the prettiest boutiques I’ve ever seen!), and I thought it was stunning but not necessarily “me.” So on to the fitting room I went without it. But I kept thinking about it! Thinking about how even though it is metallic and shiny and bright and totally a statement piece, it is actually quite versatile and probably just what I needed for all of the fun holiday events on my calendar. I really love when I prove myself right! I have since worn it to a luncheon, a friend’s birthday party, a holiday cocktail party, dinner with friends, and even Sunday church services with a black blazer to tone down the bling. And the holidays aren’t even close to being over yet!
After taking most of the summer off from blogging, I am back! The hiatus was nice but it feels good to be productive again. I minimized the summer camps, and my kids and I spent a lot of time together. A lot! At ages 4 and 7, their favorite activity is relentlessly aggravating each other ALL DAY LONG, so I can’t say I was all that disappointed when school rolled back around! We had fun though, and my youngest can now swim….it’s HUGE to be at the point where I can at least sort of relax poolside. Other summer milestones included a lost front tooth, mastering the perfect front flip into the pool, and surviving a roughly 2,000 mile (round trip) family road trip to Aspen. Although we’ve been back to school for a month now, I feel like we’re still getting into the routine. My daughter missed three days of school this week due to pneumonia, and it has just really thrown us all off our schedule! She’s feeling much better, though, and I’m banking on next week being THE week it all falls into place…..I mean, that’s a real thing, right?? #wishfulthinking
Spring is here (at least for now), and I, for one, am starting to feel that very real itch of spring fever! In just a few short weeks, my azaleas and wisteria will begin blooming, and nothing makes me happier than a beautiful and fragrant yard. Except maybe a bright spring frock like this fun cropped floral Intermix top! I rarely wear such bold prints, but the tiered, flared sleeves had me at hello. I mean…..???
The dog days of summer often bring a frenzy of one type or another, from triple digit temps to fun summer concert series. But among us girls, not much brings the excitement of the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This sale is unique in that the items aren’t the castoffs of last season, reduced because no one wanted them. No, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale boasts current, of-the-moment, in-season (or upcoming season) styles reduced for a limited time only. The prices of these sale items will go back up on Monday, August 3, hence the frenzy! Because many of the sale items are warm and fuzzy, it is sometimes hard to get into fall fashion shopping mode, but just blast up the a/c and let the cash savings be your motivator! We have combed through all of the offerings, and these are some of our favorite picks. You’ll notice lots of outerwear and boots because this is really a great way to pick up a nice splurge item for less that will be completely on-trend when the weather finally changes. Here are some of our faves. Stay tuned for Part II. 🙂