The evening light is changing and there's a different scent to the air. I smell Fall. Last call for Summer.
I can now say that I'm excited for Fall. But one last dance in this FABULOUS pom/tassel dress. I swoon for casual dresses like this. As you know, color makes me happy.
My little munchkin trotted into her first full day of kindergarten today. I was so proud of her. She was all smiles and bravery and I was...a little choked up but I quickly hid it because I want her to be fearless at her new school. I love the excitement of new school supplies and back packs and fresh notebooks. Always have.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for pick up today. I'm dying to know what she thinks of hot lunch. I've always hated hot lunch so the jury is out as to whether or not I will be scrambling to make turkey sandwiches in the near future. (you can't even make PB&J's anymore because of allergies - bummer!)
This Summer was a great one. I feel like I savored many moments but it's time to turn the AC off, throw open the windows and get settled for a cozy Fall...after I wear this dress a few more times. Ha!
Shop my exact outfit below and a few more of my pom favorites...I could keep shopping!:
It's safe to say that I have gotten my ROI out of this dress. At a whopping $26, I've worn it for countless meetings, Thanksgiving and now this shoot. Sure, I should be wearing tights given that it's December in Chicago but we were indoors. Shooting outside, as I've gotten older, has become less and less attractive to me. Bah!
I don't know a singular woman who doesn't love a good deal. Myself included. This dress is under $50 and on mega sale due to the impending holidays. I think it would be equally cute with a pair of black tights and mary janes...in the summer, with espadrilles or platforms.
I've always been somewhat of a skeptic regarding Cyber Week. Or perhaps just not ready to get my holly jolly on. I would shop sporadically all month and go at my own pace. I feel differently this year. Honestly, I think it's because I ready to celebrate the end of a very difficult year. The ups and downs were tremendous so holiday shopping and the holiday spirit seem like something I can rally around.
The black and white phase continues. It's just SO easy to get dressed. I know you all discovered this before me so please forgive. This was yesterday's shoot outfit for a day of schlepping without sacrificing chic.
Monday...we meet again! Hi friends! Back at it again after a busy weekend. I think we are all feeling the same, right? It was full but it was so great. Mom + Dad got a little date night fun in and we pretty much laid around all Sunday. Okay, that was me. I laid around all Saturday. #truth
When you look at me, you probably thing "DANGER." I know. I totally get it. Suburban mom in black. Watch out!
In all honesty, I love an all black ensembles. It's the young girl longing to be a New Yorker in me that never quite dissolved. Coulda, shoulda, woulda right? It's cool.
Greetings! Long time no write or at least it feels like it. Are you guys entering Thanksgiving mode? I feel like we just stored all the pumpkin goodies and I am already seeing Christmas commercials. Heaven help me!
This is a Friday dress. No muss, no fuss. And velvet is right on trend at the moment. Who knew?
No, I actually totally knew and have been hesitant to jump back onto the velvet train, however, when I saw this dress - it was a non-starter.
Attending a college football game 17 years after the fact is a completely different experience. Dare I say - I felt old but I was really glad to be through all the trials and tribulations of my 20's.
My husband and I attended the Iowa/Northwestern game with friends this past weekend and I joked that this was my tailgating attire. It may not have been school gear but I did represent in t-shirt colors!
There's something about a crisp, cold morning that I really love. I think it makes coffee taste that much better. Just a theory I have. By noon, the sun has burned off and what you get is the perfect Fall day that does not necessitate a jacket. My favorite!