Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sneak Pique of the Week

I have a secret, that I HAVE to tell you.
After endless hours searching and countless amounts of money. I have finally found the perfect.....wait for it....

Strapless bra!

Yes, the solution to all those underwires that have stabbed me endlessly, and all the slipping and tugging to stay up, and mis-shapen effect some give. Victoria's Secret has won me over once again!

I live in my strapless, and now I can do it pain free!

Anyone else have a favorite?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Family BBQ

I am winding down from our trip up north to celebrate my Grandparent's 80th Birthdays.  We had so much fun with the cousins and their kids. It's always so nice to be around family, especially when you get to see them all of every couple years.  We had a Western themed BBQ, and of course I dressed the part :)

Cowboy Hat- Target
Denim jumper- Hang Ten for Kohls

My cousin decorated the party beautifully!

We enjoyed some of the best ribs I've ever had

I hope you all had a finger licking good weekend :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meet my Friend

I want to tell you all about someone who inspires me everyday.  Meet my Friend Lindsay.  It's only fair to tell you how we met....Lindsay, don't be mad ;)

From the looks of this picture, you'd think we had known eachother for YEARS here (we are the 2 blondes in the middle). But the truth is, this is the night we met! and you know how? Well, we had something in common, and it was that were were both Blonde!! hahaha, I will never forget that!
This was over 6 years ago, and who would have thought years later we would run into eachother again at the salon we both worked at, and the picture resurfaced and we pieced the puzzle together and realized we had met long before!
We both moved along from the Salon world to Corporate world together, and it made that crazy transition so much easier to go through, having her there.  She is so sweet and genuine, and will be honest with you no matter what. She is an amazing listener and always gives the best advice.
One day after work, Lindsay had some surprising news to share...she was pregnant!  It was all so exciting and for lack of a better word, we were speechless! Soon after Lindsay and Chris got married, their cute little family of 3 came about. She did the best thing she could, and has taken to being the best Momma to beautiful Landyn! 
Lindsay is one of the reasons I started my blog.  I read Lee La La everyday, and I am so inspired by how Smart and Creative she is.  I hope to one day be a fraction of the amazing mom and person she is!
So Lindsay, this is to show you how much I appreciate you as my friend, we may look like sisters, but I also feel like one! (yes, we did have the same outfit on today, haha).  I feel so lucky we get to see eachother go through these exciting chapters in life!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sneak Pique of the Week: Green

It could have been the spinach in my omelette, or the lush landscaping in the neighborhoods on my run, whatever it is, my mind is set on GREEN.   And what better way to introduce my new series of my current inspirations, welcome to my weekly new post series, Sneak Pique of the week.  Here is what's on my mind...

My new nail polish by OPI- "Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window"....one of the best names ever haha!

Flash backs from vacation

and of course I painted my toes too... ;)

Sandals- DV by Dolce Vita

Anyone else stuck on Green?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to Reality

I am still trying to recover from the harsh sound of my alarm clock this morning.  Why does it take forever for a vacation to get here, but be over in a blink of an eye?
This past week off was completely amazing.  I spent every moment in full vacation mode, and had the best time with my family.  Since I will be busy for the next year planning the wedding, I was glad to have some time to relax.  Here is some of what I got to enjoy

Over-indulging in some of my favorite Beers

Hikes to some of the most gorgeous scenery

feeding ducks off the boat

The grand finale of my time off was spent at the local winery, the perfect ending to an amazing vacay

Til next time...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

At 8,500 feet

Greeting from Mammoth!

We started off this trip at Bluesapalooza, had some great IPA's (my fave!) and got to see Blues Traveler (something I've wanted to do since the 90's!)
me and Matt in the woods sporting our Toms and Brews :)

After the hangovers wore off we took to some hikes, here is shot of our way up to Crystal Lake
I can't espress how gorgeous it is here, and I could not think of a better place to get married.  Mammoth has been a yearly vacation spot for both me and Matt since we were kids, so it holds a special spot in both of our hearts.  We got to scout out some locations here for the special day, here is a sneak peak of my favorite...
And in the spirit of all this wedding planning, we got to take our Engagement photos while we are here.  So Why not post what I wore for the shoot!

 pleated poppy
Dress- Urban Outfitters
Belt- Kohls
Boots- MIA

Off to enjoy some mountain biking on some of my favorite trails!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lace Lives On

As I put these shoes on, I can't help but be reminded of my 2nd Grade Teacher, Miss Kolb. One of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet.  Even to this day I can remember her flowy maxi skirts, floral embelleshed and all, and slip ons similar to what I have on here, and sometimes even a sweater with cats on it.  But not the scary kind, the classy Victorian style kind.  So I dedicate this to her, a style icon of mine since I was 7!

Flats- Chinese Laundry

Here is what I wore (Wednesday Evening)

Tank- Target
Vest- Style 4 Less
                                                                Belt -Steve Madden
                                                                    Jeans- Levis

Linking Up!
pleated poppy

I wouldn't dare post what I walked out of my house wearing to the office today!  My mind is in vacation mode, and the countdown is T- 1 day!!

Off to finish packing this beast of a suitcase...sad part is this probably won't even hold all that I will bring.  Good thing Matt packs light ;)

Til next time... I will be altitude Blogging ;)