The title of this post is very apropos. First we have a 50 degree Friday, next we have a 35 degree Sunday. Further reminding us that winter hasn't completely flown the coup quite yet. One last jolt to make you appreciate the beauty that is Spring.
I write this post with some tugging at the heart strings. Earlier this week my littlest had the stomach flu. Saturday I got body slammed by it crippling me to my bed for an entire day. Yesterday I boarded a plane for a business trip to Austin...that's just when I got the news that my husband and oldest daughter got body slammed by that very same stomach flu. So...here I am...in another state feeling helpless and all together worthless while 50% of my precious bunch is suffering.
Uggg...another reminder...winter is not over...not quite yet.
The good news is that when it hit Lola and I - it lasted about 24 hours. The bad news is...it's even worse when you have to take care of someone else let alone yourself. I think stomach flu is the worst virus...period.
Thinking and missing them immensely as I write this post. It's like a family test.
I chose this dress because I felt like it could easily be transitioned to Spring/Summer. Switch out the heels for a bright pop of color and voila...new outfit. Be sure to check out Never So Modern as they bring in new arrivals weekly.
As for my fam bam...please send good vibes and prayers their way till Mom comes home. Being away is the worst.
Shop my outfit below:
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!