Day at the market

Day at the market
 
I had great plans for the day!  Running errands, attending an antique show, washing my hair and preparing for the week.  I may have tried to cram too many things into this weekend and hence my downfall.  The antique show is a bust.  Shopping with mom ran long.  Fun, but long.  So, I sit here with conditioner on my hair contemplating exercise versus a mud mask.  Weighty decisions, I know!  But both will happen.  I was very sore this morning but it is amazing how ibuprofen and watching America's Next Top Model can aid in restoration of the body.  
 
This week will be busy!  The playoffs for golf's FedEx cup is wrapping up in NYC at the Barclays.  The US Open for tennis begins tomorrow also in NYC.  Woo-hoo!  It's funny listening to the tennis commentators in the US Open preview show.  They all have their favorites and I have mine.  So, I guess it's all fair.  I will be watching my favorites, Sloane Stephens, Melanie Oudin, the Williams sisters, Marion Bartoli, Kim Clijsters and Maria Sharapova.   In the men's draw I'll be watching Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marcos Baghdatis, Roger Federer, Mardy Fish, John Isner, Donald Young, Tommy Haas and Nicolas Almagro.  It's so sad that Rafa is not playing.  Who will you be watching?
 
I start the pain (oops! I mean the pleasure) of getting back in shape with running and P90X.   I'll be posting more on the fitness front in the future.  Have a great Sunday!

Party on!

Party on!

Do you ever have one of those days when you think, "I need a drink."  A glass of wine will do.  But a mixed drink is better.  I was supposed to meet friends from dinner after work.  Unfortunately, I was leaving work 10 minutes before our meeting time and I knew that I would run into traffic since there was a preseason football scheduled in the same part of town we were meeting for dinner.  So, I asked for a raincheck and headed home.  So, sad!  I could have toughed it out and meet them for drinks or dessert.  But at that point I just wanted to go home.  I hope that you had a good day and a better evening.  Tomorrow will be a better day!  Hmmm.  I never got that drink....

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday

I spent a fun day meeting friends for brunch and having amazing crepes.  We all had variations of bacon or ham, brie cheese and eggs.  Gooey goodness, yum!  Then it was off to walk around the square for some window shopping.  We stopped at a bead shop that helps you make and finish projects!  Love them.  I re-created a bracelet that I purchased in the summer.  I really like both bracelets.  One is refined and the new one is very organic.  Both have a great mix of colors and stones that I love.  With all that hard work, it was decided that ice cream was in order.  And I indulged in one of my favorites - sweet cream and Oreo.  The remainder of the day was low key.  We made our very own dinner theatre with carry out and the movie, Whale Rider.  This movie still makes me tear up.  But it is a great movie of a young girl coming of age, tradition and realizing and appreciating the family that you have in front of you.  All in all a great day! 

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

I love farmers' markets.  My favorites occur on a town square with lots of people milling about.  The food looks so scrumptious and juicy.  And people are generally happy and enjoying the day.  So, during a long weekend visiting friends in northern California, I will always suggest that we stop at the farmers' market.  It's a total win-win situation.  Great fresh food, support local businesses, spending time outside, meeting the neighbors and catching glimpses of kids having a ball.   
 I find that I am always cold when I visit northern California. The 25 degree F temperature difference might be part of my dilemma.  Regardless of the temperature, I always dress in layers.  Sometimes I feel a little ridiculous.  But I'd rather be warm; hence the layers.  The jacket is a closely resembles my Old Navy fleece from a few years ago. 


Travel day

Travel day



Tuesday

Tuesday

 
Today's OOTD.  My goal today was warm, breathable with a touch of color.  I am really in love with pencil skirts.  This may become my new signature piece.  I grew up as such a tomboy.  You would only find me in a skirt on Sundays and only for church.  But I really enjoy the flirty side of skirts.  And the lines of skirts are more flattering to my eye these days.  On a recent visit to my cousin (who only wears skirts and dresses), I starting wondering what my life would look like if I were to only wear skirts.   I was crushing on running skirts long before this visit.  And I am continually looking for ways to incorporate more dresses and skirts into my life.  I really love a good sheath dress.  So this may explain my fascination with a pencil skirt.  The shape and structure of a sheath on the bottom with more versatility in the upper half.   Mystery solved!  Do you have any favorite silhouettes or articles of clothing that you can not live without?

Climate Controlled Office Space

Climate Controlled Office Space

This is what I had to bring to the office to deal with the changing temperatures in my office space. It's cold in the mornings and warmer in the afternoons.  So, I play a little game that I call "musical layers."  I switch back and forth between the two toppers on the right.  Please share your ways of staying warm but fashionable in the ever-changing office. 

OOTD

OOTD

I really love the pattern and colors of this sweater.  I believe that one should have a few go-to looks on hand for days when you feel uninspired or are short on time.  :-)  I have a problem picking out my clothes the night prior to wear.  I can't do it.  I have a mental block.  Then I panic because the weather forecast may change for the following day and what will I do then?  But the worse is just not liking what I chose.  That excuse does not fly, I love clothes.  And I pretty much love all of my clothes.  I just may not like how certain clothes look on me on any given day.  But that can happen in the night as well as in the morning.  Lol!  But I continually strive to choose my outfits ahead of time to shorten my morning routine.  Maybe if I choose my outfits one week at a time, this may take away some of the anxiety.

So let me pose a question.  When do you choose your daily outfits?

Begonia and Spice

Begonia and Spice

OOTD.  I adore the Begonia print.  It was definitely love at first sight.   Now we are great friends. I love this outfit because it is light, airy and comfortable during a long work day.  How do you stay cool, professional and comfortable during a long work day?


Inspired - Leopard Cardigan

Inspired - Leopard Cardigan
This set is inspired by the link below which was inspired by another polyvore link.  I decided to add a variation to the theme as depicted on the left.  But I can't decided which version on the right I prefer.  I'll have to try both versions in the upcoming weeks and let you know.  Which topper do you prefer the leopard cardigan or the Tessa top in safari cat?

Check out my inspiration - http://www.polyvore.com/inspired-leopard_cardigan/set?id=55217491




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