Saturday, October 22, 2011


I've been gone quite awhile. It's Q4 in the retail world which means I'm slammed at work. And, we have been in Hawaii - Kona and Kauai to be exact. Oh, how I wish I were still there!!!

Below are a several pictures from our Hawaii trip.

I'm trying to get back into the whole outfit posting thing. I don't know if I'll be able to keep up with this blog much longer as I have a family blog I need to manage first, and that's barely happening right now. We shall see. Until that decision, I leave you with - 

Anthropologie top & cardigan, GAP jeans, Frye boots

 My cutie patootie with a poutie face going on
Boden dress, Little English top, Target boots

snapshot while in GAP

We went to Anthropologie today to return a skirt and my intentions were good - no plans to look at much and no plans to try on anything. Well, it started with running into the Nicoleta Blouse I was eyeing last night on their I grabbed it. Then I stopped by the sale rack and thought I'd try on this mustard jacket. And, since I still have not tried on the Noon & Night dress, I grabbed that, too.

 I'm not sure what this jacket's name is and don't see it on the site. It was super comfy, I loved the color, but the $69.95 sale price was a bit hefty when there are other items on my wishlist I want more. Pass.

 Nicoleta Blouse. In love! I'm on the hunt for a light, solid button-up blouse I can pair with skirts and jeans. However, I wasn't going to pay more than $50 for one that was plain jane and boring. I love the yoke neckline and ruffles. I really wanted it in ivory to pair with some of my skirts, but they didn't have my size. But, I fell in love with the blouse in Orange and decided to pay full price for it. I wish it were a little longer but it will be perfect to tuck in to higher waisted skirts. Going Home.

Thank goodness my birthday is next month. I will be bringing home the Noon & Night dress. I love how it has a little stretch in it. It is unbelievably comfortable and super cute on. I didn't take any pics because the orange Nicoleta blouse underneath was an eyesore:) Shoot, if I don't wear the top I bought before 11/1, I'm taking it back to get the 15% off on it.

Anyway, enjoy the rest of  your weekend. We might be heading to a pumpkin patch tomorrow if the weather cooperates!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I've always had a love for quotes. You can find them on my Facebook page, at the bottom of my Gmail e-mails, and printed and stuck to my bathroom mirror when I was in high school. Problem is, there's just way too many great ones! I had fun on Pinterest tonight repinning several I liked.



Anthropologie top & skirt; Seychelles pumps

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In Color

I’m loving my colored jeans.

 Anthropologie top, AG Stevie jeans, Seychelles sandals

All I can say is “these ROCK” from the color all the way down to the comfort!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday Harbor - San Juan Island, WA

My parents visited us in Seattle over Labor Day weekend. Instead of staying here, we rented a house on Pear Point on San Juan Island - Friday Harbor. We had not been there before so we weren't quite sure what to expect. San Juan Island is probably one of the most beautiful places I have been to!

To get there, we drove about an hour to Anacortes, hopped on a ferry (cars, dog, and all), and then took an hour boat ride to Friday Harbor.


 The town is warm and inviting and not as small as I had imagined. Most of the restaurants are nestled on top of one another across the street from the marina so imagine beautiful views. We enjoyed chowder and crabcakes, visited the local ice cream shop, and then cooked in the rest of our visit. There were a lot of eclectic shops including one filled with all things lavendar, Pelindaba Lavendar was the name. I didn't know so many items could be made from lavendar - from skin care products and fragrances to dips, beverages, and cookies. It smelled so good in there! We also grabbed a latte at the skinniest latte shop in the world. I don't know if that's true but it was the tiniest coffee shop I had ever seen.

 We spent most of our time away from the hustle and bustle. Our house was amazing! It was about 5 minutes from town but you would have thought we were hours away. Nestled in the woods and on the water, we had great views of wildlife including bald eagles and seals swimming to and fro. Snow capped Mt. Baker was in the distance and the only sounds we heard were that of a seaplane, boat, or the animals. That's it! It was very peaceful. I'd say we all enjoyed hours on the wrap around deck snuggled in blankets staring at the scenery.


We took a whale tour on the Western Prince. About a 3 hour tour, we saw seals, porpoises, and after an hour or so of searching, we headed to Canadian waters where 60+ orca whales were spotted. That was the coolest part. Although you aren't guaranteed to see anything, I highly recommend this tour.

We also visited the state park and took in some breathtaking views.


Until next time...