books, food, friends – that about sums up our weekend, but here are a few highlights…
zoey did not sleep in. why would she? she only does that when we have to get up and be somewhere before 730 am. kids, man. anyway, we got an early start and met some friends at a local family event complete with snow (driven in from who knows where), an elsa impersonator, 3 bounce houses, junk food, face painting, a dj and a pelvic-thrusting elmo. ps. this elmo had boobs… which my friend megan so quickly pointed out. no, we were not drinking. that came later. oh! but guess what? i finally tried the starbucks version of the flat white and i dig it.
now, as a parent, you take your kids to these types of events hoping to tire their little asses out. but of course, zoey didn’t nap. so we watched big hero 6, then went to megan’s house for dinner. the kids played and the adults ate and drank. standard. by the time we left, z was exhausted and fell asleep in the car. once home, we cozied up under the warm blankets and drifted off to the sound of the rain. it was a good day.
we slept in! sweet baby jesus, we slept in. i finished the first bad man by miranda july while sipping coffee and zoey watched big hero 6. again. half way through, she side-eyed me and said in a very conspiratorial voice, “moooooommyyyy, what do you say we go get donuts???” and wiggled her brows, no joke. so we high-fived, got dressed and headed out. the rest of our day went like this…
burgers + fries for lunch (i tried a fried egg on my burger for the first time!)
lots of rain
jumping on the bed
pizza for dinner
i was asleep before 9. it was awesome.
so, here’s to a good week!
and also, the poem in the middle – it’s my favorite so i shared it.
fitz & the tantrums
i bought this scarf because it was on sale. quite frankly, it was an impulse buy. i got home and i was like – now what? who can i tie up? just kidding. ish. so i do what i always do when i’m stumped… i google it. ironically, i found an article on the jcrew website (!) talking about how to wear silk scarves. jackpot. i love stealing ideas. so here you have it. wear the scarf under the cardigan. who knew? it acts as a blouse, minus all that bunching. granted, i don’t have long model legs, so the scarf hangs a little too long. however! i dig the deep v look.
what do you think? would you try this? do i look ridiculous?
i dig this trend so much. and while i’m no stranger to the coyness of showing a bit of lace under a vneck tshirt or a sheer blouse, this is different. it’s sexier… edgier.
what do you think?
ah, the giant blanket scarf. all the ladies are wearing them. i think they’re a bit obnoxious, so this is as big as i go. otherwise, i may as well just leave the house with an actual blanket around my shoulders. which would look silly. and all day i’d have to bark at people like – what?? i’m really cold, okay? geez.
also, there are so many ways to tie/drape/style these things. i don’t get it. i’ve attempted and failed multiple times. it’s pretty bad. so bad in fact, that at one point i got the scarf stuck in my hair (how??) and then punched myself in the face trying to unknot the damn thing! i should make a video – how not to tie a giant blanket scarf.
so basically i’m a two-trick pony… over the shoulders like a shawl or the loopty loop you see in photo 3.
it was a good weekend! saturday brought rain, so i stayed close to home – read, watched tv, did some laundry. alone time is nice. but sunday was sunny and warm, so after pilates zoey and i went on a mini hike with some of our friends. it’s amazing what the outdoors will do for your mood! not to mention zoey was wiped and took a great afternoon nap.
the selfie you see above is to share my first attempt at a “cat eye.” that shit is hard to do! but i’m going to keep practicing. as silly as it may be, perfecting this little makeup trick is one of the many items on my things to do in 2015 list. i’m turning 35 in a few days, so i made a list of things i want to accomplish this year. some things are big, some are small. more on that in a later post. maybe this week.
also, i finished reading i am that girl by alexis jones and i’ve been drinking hot lemon water every morning. stay tuned for a book review and my thoughts on all things lemon.
so much to look forward to! haha.
i hope you had a lovely weekend!
make me fade
the culotte is a little bit of an ‘f-you’ piece. it’s such a power move because it isn’t a conventionally sexy look. it says, ‘i don’t care and i still look better than you even though you’re wearing a miniskirt.’ it’s androgynous but feminine at the same time. – Lowell Delaney, co-designer of the two-year-old London label, Trager Delaney
i owned two pairs of cotton culottes several years ago. i wore them all. the. time. unfortunately, my fashion sense hadn’t evolved to the point of thinking to style them with a blouse and a pair of heels. i don’t even know if i was wearing heels that weren’t over 2 inches high (back then.) in fact, i’m not even so sure culottes were actually in style! ahead of my time, i tell ya. *wink wink*
so here we are, 9 years later… i’m ecstatic that this style is “in”, as i find it to be incredibly versatile – dress them up for work or go casual for a brunch date with friends. more inspiration.
i know that several of you probably aren’t convinced. after all, this maxi skirt/wide-leg trouser hybrid of a pant may not flatter all shapes and sizes. i imagine it probably looks best on tall, leggy gals with skinny ankles, but then again, they may hide those american thighs… know what i’m sayin?
*quote via this article.