Practice What You Preach


Today’s fun highlights:

  • This morning in the Five for Friday post (here), I told you all that cobalt blue and olive green make a great color combination, and I wouldn’t be a very good blogger, if I didn’t put that into action for you, so here you go! Cobalt blue and olive green in a real life outfit!
  • The Husband bought me a massage for our anniversary back in April, and I finally had it this week! So blissful and my shoulders really needed it! Then afterwards, we date-nighted to our favorite sushi spot! Am I lucky or what?
  • Working today, but then it is two full weeks of vacation! I don’t think I ever officially announced it here, but The Husband and I are off to explore five countries in Europe (Ireland, Amsterdam, Belgium, Germany, and Austria). We’ve been planning and counting down the days, and it’s finally here! Can’t wait to get this journey started and share it with you when we get back!
  • You better believe today’s jacket (here) is coming with me to Europe. Worth its minor weight in gold! ;)
  • Does anyone have any recommendations for any “must dos” in those countries? Things to eat? Places to see?
  • Don’t worry…I worked my tail off, and you’ll have a full two weeks of posts…it’ll be like I wasn’t even missing! ;)
  • ps. Have all of you Taylor Swift fans downloaded Ryan Adams’s redo of “1989”? It’s on iTunes (here), and I. Love. It.

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?


True Love is a 3-Day Weekend


Today’s fun highlights:

Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • No four-day weekend over here, so I guess I’ll just enjoy the three days then! :)

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?


Hearts, Stripes, and a Cup of Coffee


Thank you ALL for your sweet comments about The Husband and I’s anniversary. We had a great weekend full of awesome food and lots of quality time together. And our year-old cake wasn’t that bad (special thanks to my mom for wrapping it up so well 366 days ago)!

This weekend also involved heart sweaters, striped shoes, and lots and lots of coffee! I wore this outfit to brunch yesterday, and it was finally warm enough to eat al fresco (aka outside), though I did need this jacket for some added warmth.

Hope you all had a great Monday! I’m already ready for the weekend!

Ps. Can you guys believe that until this weekend, The Husband had never seen the movie, The Help? Craziness. So we fixed that pretty quickly! You need to watch it if you too haven’t seen it yet!


  • On Target item: Pearl Statement Necklace (exact)
  • Sweater: Talbots (exact – this sweater is my favorite item of clothing right now, buy it!)
  • Jacket: J.Crew (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Purse: Coach (thrifted; similar)
  • Shoes: Old Navy (exact)

10 Things Tuesday (4.7.15)


Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. This purse is perfection, and I want it in ALL the colors. So classic! #jcrewdoesitagain
  2. Blogger love of the week: I am beyond obsessed with Sarah’s wit and her skirt. Stripes and sarcasm galore (and she’s pretty fun to hang out with in real life too)!
  3. A basic, but perfect-for-summer, fedora for under $13 is definitely something to write home about!
  4. This story is CRAZY awesome, you guys! It’s about a guy who gets his phone stolen and follows it all the way to China. Long, but DEFINITELY worth the read!
  5. This dad/daughter team remade Jurassic Park by only using Legos! It’s really amazing and worth a 3-minute watch! So hint, hint, Dad. We’re doing Princess Bride (my favorite movie ever) next time I’m at home (jokes)!
  6. I have so many oxford sneakers, but this pair is BEYOND calling my name!
  7. Coloring books for adults? What a cool idea!
  8. I do not need this jacket. I do not need this jacket. I do not need this jacket. (But I sure as heck want it!)
  9. Did you guys check out the new stand-alone collage app by Instagram? It’s called Layout, and I think it is super neat!
  10. I bought this heart sweater from Talbots (obsessed doesn’t cover how many times I’ve worn it already!), and now I want all the heart things…like this top and this adorable purse!


Velvet Windowpane


Windowpane/grid prints are ridiculously popular right now. I compiled a widget of them below, but I’ve actually had this shirt in my closet for over a year (and yes, this is the first time I’ve worn it). This basically means I’m uber ahead of fashion trends* and that you should always listen when I say that something is cool and immediately buy it.

*This likely means that I am 100% not trendy nearly 95% of the time, I think? ;)


  • On Target item: Sam & Libby Chain Print Loafers (exact)
  • Blazer: Merona, Target (exact – on clearance!)
  • Blouse: Kohl’s (gift; similar options above!)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (Fall 2014; similar options)
  • Skirt: J.Crew (old; similar)
  • Tights: Merona, Target (exact – and on sale!)