Friday, April 26, 2013

friday ootd

outfit details: shoes - rocket dog (old); pants - ann taylor (old); shirt - gap (spring 2013); necklace - j.crew (old)

this oxford shirt is so comfortable.  it's 11 pm and i'm still wearing it.  i'm now wearing it with sweat pants, which makes it even more comfortable.  also, if you notice an extra twist in my hair, i just got a trim and an awesome blow dry from my girl maria at kenzo salon in stoneham.  love getting my hair did on a friday.  extra love since i got to feature it on friday ootd.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

taste test

have you tried the three different flavors of lays that eva langoria has been hocking all over t.v.?  well i have and i have two words (warning: swear words aplenty are about to be dropped): fucking disgusting.  seriously i can't come up with a more accurate description.  one flavor after the other is more disgusting than the first.  the sriracha is the only one that i didn't want to spit out, but that's not saying much.  i didn't want to eat more than one chip of any flavor.  the cheesey garlic bread, i couldn't even eat a whole chip.  so fucking gross.  ew. i'm writing this over a week after i tried them and frankly i'm getting a bad taste in my mouth just thinking about it.

so the moral of the story is, don't bother trying these flavors.  yuck.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

an outfit and some fly new threads

due to last week's insanity, i haven't posted an outfit in awhile, so voila!
outfit details - shirt: ann taylor (old); necklace: j.crew (2012); pants: ann taylor (old); shoes: banana republic (winter 2012)

this is actually the last time this shirt will be featured on the blog.  why?  because it is now housed in the garbage.  as you can see the mid section got super stretched out and constantly looks wrinkled.  also, there may have been a couple holes in the arm.  after wearing this, i headed to old navy to get a few new basic striped shirts, t shirts, and tanks.  old navy has tons of cute summer stuff, but i tried to stay away as much as i could and just focus on refreshing the basics in my wardrobe.  every one in awhile you need to just buy some basic and less exciting clothes.  and yes, i think of black or navy striped shirts as basics.

this past weekend i was running some errands and happened to stumble upon a gap in a strip mall.  i have this theory that when random clothing stores that normally are in malls are in strip malls or free standing, then they have more and better merchandise.  my theory was correct this weekend.
i picked up this bright striped shirt and this classic blue button up.  the striped shirt is beyond soft.  it will be perfect for spring and early summer.  the colors are so vibrant, i'm pumped to wear this more as the weather warms up.  the blue button up, i've been trying to find forever.  i finally found the perfect blue oxford shirt.  the best part about this purchase was the striped shirt was $6.99 and both were an additional 30% off.  through april 24th if you have a gap, banana, or old navy card, you'll get 30% off your entire purchase.  if you don't have a card, you still get 25% off your whole purchase.  so get shopping!

Monday, April 22, 2013

crazy town

last week in boston was in a word, surreal.  the tragedy at the marathon was one thing, but then the man hunt that followed on thursday and friday was just about the most unreal thing i've ever experienced.  the lives lost and those injured is just horrific to think about.  personally, thankfully everyone i knew who was at the finish line of the marathon was at least a block away from the explosions.  i'm so thankful for that.  friday was probably one of the strangest day of my life.  AJD and i couldn't go to work because the subway was completely shut down.  we literally stayed locked in our apartment watching the news from about 7 am until the manhunt ended around 10 pm.  i still haven't wrapped my head around the fact that it actually happened.  it doesn't seem like real life.  hopefully the one living suspect can shed some light on the reasoning behind this tragedy and that those directly affected feel some sort of closure.

tomorrow i'll get back to lighter subjects like clothes and food.  you know, my two favorite topics.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

my girlfriend tory

this weekend while at the mall, i finally tried on tory burch reva flats.

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i've been wanting black/gold reva flats for years now.  they're super pricey.  i was mildly hoping that they wouldn't fit, so then i could move on and stop wanting them.  unfortunately that is not the case.  size 10 fit perfectly and they're oh so comfortable.  so now i will continue to ask for them at every birthday and christmas from here on out.  i basically want every flat shoe that tory burch makes, so i'd take the two below as well.
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so remember, size 10 black with gold toe reva flats are what i'm jonesing for.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

weekend wrap up

this past weekend was a big one.  besides buying a house, it was my bester's 30th birthday.  somehow a few of us pulled off a big surprise bash.  it turned out excellently.  before the big surprise, miss andrea and i hit up the mall for a new birthday outfit and to get our nails did.
i tried on a bunch of different things in j.crew.  unfortunately only the red dress was a winner.  it was on sale and then all sale was an additional 30% off, so i got it for a steal and can wear it to one of the showers or rehearsals (and to work) i have coming up in the summer o'weddings.  i loved the pink dress with the different neckline, just not in that color.  if the navy or green goes on sale, i'll be sure to snag it up because it is a perfect work dress.  i absolutley loved the striped dress.  it was light and flowy, but man oh man it was short.  no idea why.  it fit everywhere else but just barely covered my bum.  everything else just didn't do it for me, so it went back on the rack.

after the mall we headed to get mani's and pedi's which were amazeballs.  we had herbal treatment on our legs and forearms.  blueberry for me, and lime for miss andrea.  it was oh so relaxing and made our skin so soft.  i opted for some tulip colored nails with a little sparkle on my ring fingers.
and here's the one picture i took from the surprise party.  me and my homegirls.

Monday, April 8, 2013

back in the saddle

you may have noticed that i've been super absent on the blog.  AJD and i have been super busy with real life lately.  but i'm happy to report that i'll have time to blog again because one big thing has been checked off our to do list...we bought a house!
we're super excited, but there's still a lot of work to do.  we still have our apartment for a couple more months so we have time to paint and refinish the floors before we have to move in.  the list of house projects is already piling up, so get ready for some before and after posts in the future.

i'll be back tomorrow with a weekend update and some pictures from life lately.  i promise it will actually happen.  i'm able to promise this because i already wrote the post.  ha!

p.s. today is my girl caitlin's birthday today.  she's one of my favorite people on the planet so send some positive birthday vibes her way today.