I work a full-time job and have a two year old. You can imagine that my mornings are a little hectic. I rarely get the chance to snap a picture of my outfits, but somehow I managed to pull out the iPhone camera yesterday morning – for a brief moment.
Dress: BCBGeneration (purchased at the BCBG outlet fall 2010)
Cami worn under dress: Target
Heeled sandals: Vince Camuto (seen HERE)
…and at that exact moment, Marco found my lip stain and started to color a picture with it, our new kitten (post coming soon!) was trying to eat my gym shoes, and I realized I would be late if I didn’t get my booty to the car pronto! And there went my 60 seconds of time.
I’m so excited with the way my summer wardrobe is shaping up. With a few favorite pieces from years past, and some recent purchases, my wardrobe is rounding out nicely!
A few new pieces:
Vince Camuto ‘Miner’ sandal Mother’s Day gift from my mom! Woo hoo!
Soprano ‘Milla’ maxi – This dress is so silky soft, comfortable, yet elegant feeling.
Lush ‘Harper’ chiffon dress – I felt instantly lovely when I tried this on. Had to buy it.
Liz Lange for Target sunburst maxi – This is a maternity dress, but once I laid eyes on it I had to at least try it on. It doesn’t look like maternity – and the skirt is a swish-y material that makes me feel like a princess
Mossimo ‘Perri’ – I think I need them in every color. Sexy AND comfortable
The Webster at Target ‘ Wallpaper Print’ dress - Timmy picked this out for me, and I love it! The blouson top and fun print are perfect for summer!
What are your summer staples?
Pink and black polka dot silk blouse with peter pan collar: Forever21
Rhinestone and pearl bow earrings: Betsey Johnson, birthday gift 2010
Black pleated skirt: Forever21 HERE
And finally…my awesome new shoes!
Shoes: BCBGeneration Stevie HERE
Last week I tried to get pictures of each day’s ensemble, and I sort of managed it (except for the last day, where I got pictures of pieces but not the whole outfit – whoops). Either way, here’s the week:
Sweater: Target (get it HERE) Seriously, I love these Mossimo sweaters; I buy them every year. They are SO soft!
Plaid blouse: Forever21, purchased Spring 2011
Skirt: Banana Republic, purchased 2008
Headband: Cost Plus World Market (get it HERE)
Striped sweater: Target
Silk tie-belt: Forever21 (part of the blouse seen HERE)
Camisole (not shown): Target
Grey cropped slacks (not shown): GAP
Shoes: Nine West (previously worn HERE)
Glasses: Warby Parker
Necklace: bridesmaid’s gift from Adrienne
Phew…it’s hard work coming up with outfits!
First time wearing a romper: win!! I loved how comfortable, yet sexy and chic I felt in it! Tim agrees: more rompers, please.
iPhone pictures taken in the downtown Napa plaza, whilst waiting for a table at Gillwood’s. Mmm, waffles…
Rose-clasp belt: Forever21 (purchased 2008)
Black wedges: Forever21
Sunglasses: Target (purchased 2010)
Teal bracelets: Macy’s (purchased 2009)
Handbag: vintage French language book, made into a handbag by Swing Set Designs. (2010 gift from my mother-in-law)
…cause that’s my name (in binary code). Don’t wear it out!
Remember all those funny sayings we used as children? Maybe we should bring them back.
Friend: “I love Captain Crunch cereal!”
You: “So why don’t you marry it?!” MY GOD. Comic genius!
Enemy: “You smell bad!”
You: “I’m rubber, you’re glue! Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks back to you!” Repeat as necessary.
Parent: “Go clean your room!”
You: “I’ll do it because I WANT to, NOT because you tell me to!” This one’s a kid classic. Immortalized forever in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty McDonald, which if you didn’t read, you have no soul.
Umm…so about this completely random post…whoops.
Meant to show you a few pics from Saturday:
Outfit from our anniversary dinner at Farmstead (yep, taken in the bathroom)
Dress: Mossimo for Target
Belt: Forever21 (purchased 2007)
Shoes: Steve Madden (purchased 2008 – also styled HERE)
Bracelet: gift from Mom
The restaurant was housed in a converted barn, on a property that used to be a nursery. The gardens are still lovely, and the whole place looked awesome! The decorators really took its roots (pun intended!!) into account, and used everything available (farming tools turned into lighting fixtures, refinished original woods, etc).
The cuisine was great, utilizing the local flavors and modern menu items, while adding a sprinkling of home. The Executive Chef, Sheamus Feeley, did a great job keeping both a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore and his vegetarian wife satisfied and happy!
We started off with wood-roasted asparagus (topped with ricotta, Meyer lemon and EVOO). All three of us (Marco was partaking in the adventure, too) looooved this dish!
I had an arugula, strawberry, feta and apple-cider vinaigrette salad, with a an order of the Cheddar biscuits. The biscuits came with a dollop of honey butter…and I pretty much died and went to cheese heaven. SO FLIPPING GOOD! I was excited that there were a few left over to snack on the next day.
Tim ordered the cheeseburger on a potato bun – and said that it was both interesting and delicious.
Marco enjoyed the grilled cheese sandwich, which I would have happily eaten myself – and, luckily for me, Marco loves to share food, so he handed me several bites. SCORE!
The awesomely good Lemon Meringue pie – the graham cracker crust was dreamy.
Blissed out after delicious meal and a slow-dance to our wedding song
Might be a little sporadic with posting the next few days – trying to get things together for Marco’s 1st birthday (and his party!); will update when I can!
The remainder of my wonderful Mother’s Day…
First – my outfit!
Dress: Derek Heart
Sandals: Preview, purchased 2009
Scarf, worn as headwrap: vintage
After a stop at Whole Foods for supplies, the three of us headed to Downtown Sonoma for a picnic. There is a pretty park right smack in the middle of the main square, and lots of sweet little boutiques to peruse. A few restaurants that I want to try, too!
After the picnic, we wandered around the shops, and checked out some local sights.
I filled my cup with Plain and Fresh Strawberry yogurts, and added kiwi, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Tim ordered Yellow Cake Batter, Cinnamon Bun, and Plain, mixing in peanut butter cups, cheesecake bites, and brownie bites.
Tim made funny faces, and I let Marco press the shutter button on my camera. He is a good photographer
Today is also a milestone; May 9th 2011 marks the 8th year since Tim and I had our first date.
I am ridiculous. Somehow, Tim puts up with me. I love him in ways I never imagined, and can’t think of anything about him that I would change. Okay….maybe he could pick up his dirty socks, and rinse out his cereal bowls after use. But aside from those minor details, he’s just what I need in my partner. He’s been an amazing father to Marco, and I hope that Marco inherits all of Tim’s beautiful qualities, his intelligence, his kindness, and his wonderful natural scent (seriously, I could smell Tim’s neck all day).
I love you, Tim!! <3
P.S. Did you enter my giveaway? Ends Friday, May 13th!!
iPhone pictures of recent outfits I’ve worn to work:
Black sweater: Target, purchased 2007
Grey striped blouse: Target, purchased 2008
Head wrap: Forever21, purchased 2010
Yes…I am totally in the employee bathroom taking a photo. CREEPY….
Blouse printed with birds: H&M, gift from Micaela!
Cami (layered underneath): Target
Gladiator sandals: BCBGeneration, purchased 2009
PSSSSSTTTTTT…. Giveaway announced tomorrow!!
I am sorry for the lateness of this post! I meant to do a recap yesterday, but have been swamped with work and a sick baby (Marco has a cold). As it is, I am just doing a quick outfit post. Tomorrow I PROMISE I’ll post more about the holidays!
I quite often found in this color, so I know this will look a little familiar, heh heh…
Teal rosette detail top: Forever21
Teal Merona sweater: Target (also seen HERE)
Converse OneStar jeans: Target
Purple cutout booties: Nine West (also seen HERE)
Feather butterfly headband: Forever21
The details on the top are so lovely
…AND I LOVE THIS HEADBAND!! I had so much fun rockin’ it on Christmas.
How was your weekend? Holiday? I hope it was fabulous!
Sorry I’ve been a little skimpy on the posts! I’m trying to get my work and Marco routines down, and it’s taking a bit of time!
Luckily, Marco is enjoying his daycare experience! I peek in at him during my lunch break every day, and he’s either sleeping soundly or playing happily with one of his new friends.
Today I’ve got a picture of a cute outfit I wore to work on Monday. I’ve been having fun planning my work ensembles, and I’m trying to wear a different pair of shoes each day! I’m gaining a bit of a reputation in the office for fantastic footwear.
Pardon my fluffy hair, LOL
Black sheath dress: Sequin Hearts, purchased 2009
Similar style HERE
Teal cardigan: Merona from Target
Black tights: Merona from Target
Black skinny belt: Forever21, $6 (purchased 2009)
Teal and gold heels: Kenneth Cole, $100 (purchased 2005)