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Friday, February 12, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Are you celebrating Valentine's Day
 this weekend with your favorite person?
Here's hoping you get beautiful flowers, delicious chocolates
 and a fabulous meal!
Awkward:
  • Rubbing your eyes after you have just been handling extremely hot and spicy ingredients.
  • When your scarf gets tangled up in the door of your dog's crate.
  • Walking into the garage to get something and seeing that your tire is going flat.
  • Ordering Thai food to go and the woman on the other end of the phone can't understand you any more than you can understand her and you have no idea what you just ordered.
  • Son2's train being stopped halfway home and police boarding.  Over the speaker they announce, "trespassers have been found on board and the police will be taking care of them"
Awesome:
  • When one of your favorite shows on Netflix just added new episodes.
  • A new digital crockpot
  • When your friend makes heart shaped scones.
  • Going to a movie matinee during the middle of the week.
  • That moment when you remember something that you couldn't remember for the life of you 4 conversations ago and you abruptly shout it out in the middle of whatever is going on.
My look today was inspired by 
the cool women I saw riding The Tube when I was in London. 
 It didn't matter how cold and rainy it was,
 these women always looked chic and smart. 
 I felt like such an American around them.

Gap t-shirt
Marshall's jacket
London street vendor scarf
Loft jeans
Express boots

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pink and Black Is Where It's At

Happy Ash Wednesday!
Hope everyone had a great Mardi Gras season.
Many times when one thinks of pink and black together 
it's not a good image. 
 Hannah Montana or your 5 year old niece.
I am here to tell you that pink and black can be worn in a sophisticated way and look very chic.
It's all about the pieces you put together 
and how you put them together.
A classic white t-shirt with a pink blazer creates a mature look.  Adding a pencil skirt and riding boots keeps
 the look classic and polished. 
 Don't be afraid to wear these colors together
 no matter how old you might be.
(and don't forget to put a bit of lip color on like it did!)

Are you a fan of wearing pink and black together?

Gap t-shirt and blazer
Old Navy skirt
Michael Kors boots
Handpicked earrings
Baublebar necklace

Monday, February 8, 2016

Candy Colored Hearts

So, it's kind of a weepy day here in Charlotte.
We may have lost the super bowl, but we had a great season!
Now, it's time to turn from Super Bowl to Valentine's.
I am not that much on the actual holiday,
 but I love the colors of Valentine's Day.
Pink, Red, White and all the colors in a box of conversation hearts.
And of course, the chocolate!
I am wearing all the colors found in a
 box of those conversation hearts today. 
 I love the softness of this look on top 
and 
the masculine aspect the boots bring to the bottom.

Oh and by the way...
 I love the colors of those candies,
 but I don't exactly enjoy the taste.
Anyone else out there with me on that point?

J.Crew sweater and pants
Target boots
Gifted scarf
Ted Baker bracelet

Friday, February 5, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Hello Friday before the Superbowl!
Is everyone ready to indulge in some awesome Superbowl snacks?!
Awkward:
  • When you are having a lovely lunch on the bank on the Thames and a pigeon keeps stalking you no matter how many times you shoo him away.
  • Being asked to give a Scottish toast at the Mr.'s business dinner 5 min before hand and then finding out that the toast ended up on YouTube. (p.s.-it was not the Mr. that asked me to do it)
  • The touch screens on international flights that really aren't touch screens.  More like hit as hard as you can screens!
  • Walking into the room and finding the trash can tipped over, trash all over the place the dog right in the middle of it all looking at you so proudly.
  • When unknowing to anyone a random phone number got put into your Bible Study group text.  You read that someone is bringing juice and the next text is saying someone is bringing condoms and lube. 
Awesome:
  • Your first night in London after landing that morning and you are tired and hungry.  You happen upon the best hole in the wall Mediterranean restaurant ever.
  • Borough Market (it's like a food fantasy!)
  • Nicest cab driver ever in Scotland.  He gave us such good ideas of where to go.
  • Flying over Greenland and seeing the snow covered mountains and glaciers.
  • Upcoming Super Bowl and our Carolina Panther's are playing! This city has gone Panther's crazy!!  #keeppounding
Just a casual classic look today. 
 There is nothing better than
 leopard, red and stripes!

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday!

Old Navy top, necklace and jeans
Levi's jacket
Betsey Johnson sneakers
Fossil watch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Golden

Apparently the groundhog saw NO shadow,
 so that means early Spring.
Well, I don't know about you -
 but we haven't had much of winter around here.
(except for the one weekend ice storm)
It will be fun to see if Punxsutawney Phil gets it right.
 For now,
 I will keep wearing my sweaters and boots.
I paired my beloved blackwatch trousers
 with my gold brocade sweater.  
You know I am a sucker for pattern mix and texture!
Plus after touring so many royal things while in London,
 the gold sweater made me feel very royal.
  I added long necklaces to elongate the look.

Did you have a mild or harsh winter where you are?

Loft pants, shirt and sweater
 (all from different years)
Nine West booties
Michael Kors watch
Versona necklaces