Friday, April 29, 2011

The Wild Urban Life

Today is Friday and I'm just wild about that fact.

TARGET tote, CHARMING CHARLIE belt and TAHARI shoes

BANANA REPUBLIC blazer


CACHE skirt & OLD NAVY t-shirt

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Never Say Never

I have said, “I would never go out in public without showering and putting makeup on.” I have also been known to say that it takes no more effort to look pulled together than to walk out the door looking frumpy.

So imagine my shock when it dawned on me the other morning that every day I DO go out the door without makeup. Not only do I go without makeup… I do not comb my hair.

Every morning I roll out of bed at 5:00 A.M. and put on my workout gear and head to the gym. I have very fine wispy hair so when I walk into the gym and nod at my fellow gym goers my hair is always askew. It probably doesn’t matter regarding my hair because in about 5 minutes it is plastered to my head from sweat. And, I’m usually wiping the sweat off my face with my shirt… I’m classy like that.



So really, wearing makeup wouldn’t make any difference anyways. However, I would never go out without making an effort to make sure that my outfit (street or gym) looks good.

Has anyone else done something after claiming, “I would never… ”?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lacy in the Afternoon!

I stumbled on this cute little daisy lace dress at Marshall's for only $16.99. I do love a bargain.







Happy Tuesday...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Late Afternoon at Rockledge Mansion

Rockledge Mansion sits up on a hill and overlooks the town of Occuquan. 

Rockledge Mansion (circa 1760) is one of the oldest dwellings in Occoquan.

The house and landscaping consists of lovely old stone and I thought that it would make a wonderful contrasting back drop for my outfit; contrasting the feminine lace and pastel of my outfit against the rugged rocks of the beautiful mansion.




H&M white botton down shirt


My favorite TAHARI shoes and CHARMING CHARLIE'S belt



This is one of my favorite thrift finds. I have been searching forever for a lace skirt at my price point and in a color that I liked. A friend and I went to a local thrift shop on our lunch break and I found this beauty for only $19.99.

VICTOR ALFARO skirt


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

Today was such a gorgeous day that my guy and I decided to walked down to our little town.



Charming Store Front


Little Stairwell to the Gallery

View of the Occoquan River

Amazing how empty the street looks in this photo... there were a
lot of people walking around in their Easter finery checking out the little
shops and/or waiting for dinner reservations at the waterfront restaurant.


Borrowed my guy's hat and wearing a thrifted silk
dress (GILLIAN) from Goodwill that I picked up for $5.99

At a table in front of  our local bakery/coffee shop called SUGAR BUZZ.
They just opened about a month ago.

Checking out my purchases (soy candle & triple milled soap) from PEACOCK ROAD HOME & GIFT.

My guy made my necklace for me. He is so handsome and handy.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

For My Mon'Kee Man

I call everyone Honey except for my guy... He I call Mon'Kee! We don't normally buy each other sweets for holidays (Easter/Valentine's Day/Halloween) but I just couldn’t resist when I saw this in the bakery window.


Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dinner Date

BANANA REPUBLIC jacket & CONNECTED APPAREL dress

TAHARI shoes

Sunnies that I have had forever.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Walk In The Park


I had so many compliments today regarding my spring/Easter like colors of my outfit.


BANANA REPUBLIC blazer & MICHAEL KORS shoes

H&M Shirt and ELEVENSES thrifted skirt

NY&CO belt

Necklace was made with love by my guy


The blouse picked up the same lavender as in the skirt but the lighting just wouldn't allow it to be captured.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Friday!

All week I have had scheduled post because I'm putting in 14 and 15 hour days working our annual conference. Next week things will finally be back to what I know as normal.



Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Black & White

This dress was purchased for the Virginia Steel Chase about three years ago. This is the first time I have worn it in a long time.





Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday's Wild Wardrobe

COOL ATTITUDES sweater and OLD NAVY tank

ANN TAYLOR denim skirt

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shorting the Issue

BANANA REPUBLIC jacket and CALVIN KLEIN shorts

CHARLOTTE RUSSE sequin tank




Aren't the ruffles cute?

CHARMING CHARLIE'S clutch

MICHAEL KORS shoes