Thursday, February 25, 2010
Here are the Top 10 Reasons why I HATE WINTER
1. Dealing with dry, pale skin
2. The hot water in the shower barely lasts ten minutes
3. Heating up my car before leaving for work is a pain
4. Squeezing myself into a million layers just to take Scarlett outside
5. My favorite vegetables and fruits are out of season
6. People are generally less friendly and very moody
7. The days are shorter
8. There are no flowers
7. Fresh air is an afterthought because it's COLD
8. I get fatter
9. Snow is nice...but once or twice is good enough
10. My social life gets traded in for hibernating on the couch in warm, comfy clothes
I'm so ready for spring, are you?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
After fighting the West Town mob, I was quickly over shopping. Besides, in every store, all the clothes looked the same. I couldn't step two feet inside before being bombarded with "fashion" clearly designed by a sea captain!
I do believe the Nautical Trend has officially gotten out of control!
I'll be the first to admit I love this trend in it's pure, un-Forever 21, form. I have dedicated a very special place in my closet for my favorite spring "nautical" striped shirts. I own shirts and dresses with navy and white, gray and white, and black and white stripes. I love them because they are classic and will remain a part of my wardrobe for seasons to come. I pair them with khaki or white shorts, my trench or military jacket, red flats and a few gold accessories, but that's as far as I go.
If you want to take this trend a step further than me, just visit the mall and you can become the proud owner of your very own sailor pantsuit or dress with chintzy white buttons, a shiny black and white captains hat, a gold chevron sailor's jacket, and anchor accessories galore! Come to think of it, this might make a great Halloween outfit this year!
Trends are great for spicing up your wardrobe, but going too far makes you look like you are trying way too hard people. If you want to be trendy, stick to accessories or wear one trendy piece at a time. Don't overdo it!
Think Parisian chic! Europeans always look effortless in their attempts at fashion. Pair your nautical pieces with a trench or anorak and a great pair of crisp white shorts, but please leave the anchors and sea captain hats at home!
For every day fashion inspiration, check out one of my favorite fashion photography blogs by Scott Schuman called The Sartorialist. His archives offer great examples of how to wear the nautical trend the right way.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
On Michigan Ave in Chicago
The night he proposed!
Our Rehearsal Dinner at the Lake
Our wedding! The best year of my life in Australia! This was the first time I touched the Pacific Ocean. Singing the National Anthem for the Aussies! Visiting the Great Ocean Road Coming Home and getting Miss Scarlett Belle! Moving to Tennessee and having the Smoky Mountains in our back yard UT Tailgating! Having my mom, Aunt Paula, and my Aussie girl Julia travel to come see me this fall, and Elizabeth joining us for a girls' trip in Asheville.