Friday, March 6, 2015


Happy Friday! This week actually went by fairly quickly, but then again a shorter week due to a snow will do that for ya. We had another 4 inches yesterday and now I am officially over snow and cold. I'm not a huge fan of spring in DC it's usually cold and rainy, but anything is better than this. As of late, I have no been making weekend plans and it has been really nice. We always end up doing things, but not on a schedule and let me tell you it's so refreshing. So I'll get to why you are really here and give you some of my faves from around the inter webs.

A look into Southern party and entertaining spaces here, including the fantastic cocktail tower Erin wrote about.

Channeled my classic prep side and ordered this great transitional sweater and these perfect flats.

If you frequent the cocktail menu, chances are you are seeing a drink labeled a "smash." Well I did some research and they sound delicious, especially this blackberry varietal. Enjoy!

From the logo perfection to its gorgeous packaging, cleverly names "Psycho Candy" is the perfect punchy coral hue. This is one not-so-budget friendly polish that I would actually break the bank for.

A sweet little reminder for when we get caught up in life's bullshit and negativity.

Two of my favorites: jerk spice and tacos come together in this recipe I MUST make.

It's never too early to start getting those arms into tank top ready condition.

In case you missed it, make sure you enter the JoyKatharine Knot Ring Giveaway here!

Have a great weekend! xx

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A New Jewelry Staple & Giveaway

I am not one to wear a lot of jewelry, or new things for that matter. I like simple, dainty, transitional pieces that I can wear with pretty much anything. So when Joy of JoyKatharine Custom Jewelry contacted me about trying out her signature knot ring, I was pretty excited to try it out. I seriously wear this ring every day now. It has become part of my everyday jewelry, but also looks nice dressed up a bit.

Joy was kind enough to offer me another ring and I wanted to share the love with you, my amazing readers! See the Rafflecopter below for entry details. The giveaway will run today through 12:00am Wednesday, March 11th. Good luck!

**I was contacted and gifted a knot ring by JoyKatharine. As always, all opinions are my own**

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On My Radar

Looking forward to springing forward! The picture is stoppable, so all you have
to do is click the item and you are on your way to product info!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekend Recap

My weekend was consumed by one, Mr. Francis J. Underwood. I'm sad to report that I was pretty disappointed by season three. As a die hard fan of the show, I know what it's capable of. Seeing the direction it took, and having it not work out was such a bummer. Obviously I still watched the whole thing, and love me some icey Claire Underwood more than ever, but there was much to be desired. Sigh.

We popped by the mall Saturday afternoon, and I fell in love with two new fragrances. Ladies brace yourselves, as these are not impulse buys at all, but they are signature scent/investment worthy. Tom Ford's Mandarino de Amalfi is bright, citrusy, and actually unique. If you like Tory Burch's fragrance, I highly suggest this one. The Tom Ford manager at Neiman's was VERY nice and sent me home with a huge sample (helps when your boyfriend spends a little money with her in men's wallets but I digress). If you are more a fan of florals, Aerin's Rose de Grasse is superb. The scent is so light and elegant, it can make even me feel classy. Who knew?

I actually took time to prep breakfast for the week and made Skinny Western Omelet Muffins. There were super simple and I used ingredients I already had in my fridge. A serving is two, but I'll stick to one and a green smoothie this week.

I hope you all had a great weekend, and have as good a Monday as your can because let's be honest: Mondays blow.

Friday, February 27, 2015


Happy Friday! I don't have anything amazing or quick-witted to write other than I am so freaking excited that today is REX MANNING DAY (or as the rest of you know it to be the release of season three of my beloved House of Cards)! That's my plan for the weekend. Literally that's it, and I couldn't be happier about it. So I'm going to cut to the chase with my links

The movie, pardon my French, blew but the soundtrack is on point! Download it now!

Need a pretty thing to hold your other pretty things? There's a DIY for that.

A new Goop-esque lifestyle site is coming our way in May thanks to one, Reese Witherspoon. Would you check it out?

Style Me Pretty interviewed one of my favorite artists. Smart, down to earth, and so talented, my kind of girl.

I die for this flowy, feminine top AND it's on sale!

I'm over our typical take out options, and am thrilled to try this dish at home. Later delivery man!

Moscow mule madness is here to stay especially with 14 variations on my favorite cocktail!

A little more barre via YouTube. No excuses, play like a champion.

Have a great weekend! xx

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekend + Links

Happy Friday! Ugh let me first just say, I suck. Life gets in the way and the first thing to get neglected is this blog. It's tough when you have the best of intentions to write, bring fresh content, and even have post ideas only to find you are strapped for time and energy. I have got to figure out a better way to manage my time. I know I have it, but where the heck is it?

I started meal planning, and eating well again this week. The first few weeks always seem really daunting, and always full of doubts like "can I stick to this" or "how long will this last." But negative self talk is what got me into this mess, and I'm pretty determined to kill that crap inner voice of mine. Declining numbers on the scale helps a ton. Even the small amounts count! Another thing I am so happy about that I also accomplished this week was reaching out to old friends. It's amazing how true friends will always welcome you back in.

I teamed up with some awesome blogger babes for another awesome giveaway. I want to give back to you, my readers, who have given me so much. That information is posted below this weeks links. Dear Readers, I am SO sorry. The giveaway organizer had some issues and officially cancelled the giveaway. I have removed the raffle copter and took the image off my Instagram. If you have questions, please let me know. I am very sorry for the confusion and for the sudden removal of the giveaway.

  • I saw this dress on Kate, and I knew I had to have it. It's so feminine and gorgeous, perfect for spring and summer weddings! Literally cannot wait to wear it!
  • A great youtube channel for at home workouts since going outside in the DC version of "Frozen" is just not going to happen.
  • Tacos are a delicious, easy, meal that you can make pretty healthy depending on your ingredients. A slow cooker carnitas recipe for awesome tacos, bowls, and carnitas salad will be added to the rotation! 
  • I liked this post from Julia about dressing for casual (startup) work environments. I currently work at a super casual office, and struggle with being laid back but still put together.

Have the best weekend, and see you next week! xo

Friday, February 13, 2015

Weekend + Links

It's just another weekend for us, but I get to cash in my Christmas present from the guy. I asked for a fun cooking class we could do together, and he just so happened to pick one on Valentine's Day. It's an entire menu based around peppers and chilis and I am beyond stoked! I'm actually looking forward  to down time this long weekend so I can do some cleaning, clear out the kitchen, plan meals, and do a big shop. I find knowing what I am going to be eating for the week therapeutic and removes a lot of the stress as I am an impulse snacker. Finding things that taste good, are good for me, and are portable is not always as easy as you think. I'm still holding out for healthy chips, cheeses, and bacon, but also won't hold my breath either. Let's get to the links!

I read Molly Sims' new book last night cover to cover. I was skeptical, but it actually had approachable ideas and advice. Also enjoyed the "realness" of it all.

I'm on the hunt for healthy delicious recipes, and this looks positively decadent without the guilt.

One of my goals this year was to stick to a skincare regimen. Luckily, one of my faves Sam posted her skincare routine and it was pretty insightful. Now to tailor it to my atypical skin...

A fan of Jeff Lewis? I personally love his aesthetic, and died over this home tour of his recently flipped project.

It is freaking freezing here in DC but thinking about sangria, especially this one, makes me hopeful for some warmer spring temperatures.

Things everyone can do to live a happier life. Why not?

Have ana amazing weekend! xo

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