Let’s talk neutrals. Where blacks are my winter go-tos, neutrals are my spring/summer must haves. Classic, classy and perfect for a spring day.
Sweater: J. Crew $95
Jeans: J. Crew $115
Shoes: Steve Madden $70
Purse: C. Wonder (VERY similar $135)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
My favorite thing about this cozy J. Crew merino wool sweater is how it can be worn with a great pair of pants or some jean shorts on a warmer day and still look so chic!
Hope everyone had a fabulous President’s Day Weekend- I am heading back to hopefully-not-too-snowy-Georgia today!
To the two loves of my life! (And let’s be honest, everyone knows who is number one…)
For Valentine’s Day for my second graders, I decided to take out my fun embossing supplies to create my own cards.
I had these fun heart shaped cards and two cute stamps from Papersource. For a small amount of work, embossing stamps make a big impact. Embossing isn’t very hard, and any Papersource will walk you through the process. Basically, you stamp with a clear stamp pad, cover it with any color embossing powder, knock off the extra and use a heat gun to set the stamp. I personalized each card with a sweet note and some candy. I love sharing valentines!
For more cute Valentine’s Day creative goodies, Papersource always does it right in my book.
So when Q saw these shoes, he declared them: “the ugliest shoes he had ever seen!” RUDE! Personally, I love them. I think they are so “me” and fun.
I paired them with my new favorite Frame black skinny jeans, a simple white tee, and a classic black blazer.
Blazer: Jessica Simpson (very similar $198)
T-shirt: J. Crew $30
Jeans: Frame Denim $180
Shoes: J. Crew $130 (on sale) and a more tame version here
Scarf: Stella & Dot (similar $60)
(don’t mind the mess…we are moving!)
PS I am dreaming about this storm-free weather again, we are expecting a big one today!
Every deployment has its own “thing.”
This deployment is difficult in an entirely different way than the last one. Of course the distance and lack of communication is hard, but more than anything it is the little things.
I miss our weekend morning routine- K making breakfast while Q makes us fancy espresso drinks.
I miss cooking dinner for two, I really do.
I miss being inventive in the kitchen and having my taste tester give me a seal of approval.
I miss walking Carl together and snuggling on the sofa as a family.
I miss going to Lowe’s on the weekends (did I really just say that?).
I miss the “I’m coming home from work” phone call when we recap our days.
I miss having someone to go on date nights with and someone who wants to just sit on the sofa with me on a Friday night catching up on our TiVo and drinking wine.
It’s so interesting how much of a routine two people create together. How when one of the two is gone, sometimes the world seems out of whack for a while.
So while Q is gone, I’m trying to get into my own routine (gym after work and on Saturday mornings, going to sleep at a decent hour, etc.). And that helps, as does seeing friends for meals and randomly buying something for myself because I feel sad (someone should seriously shut down my J. Crew card). But I’ll tell ya, nothing is the same as having your partner in crime back. And I cannot wait to have mine back because watching the Olympics in pajamas and eating girl scout cookies alone is not nearly as fun as it seems!
PS whenever Q is gone, I am always so grateful to our friends and family who provide me with never-ending love and support. Thank you for thinking of us!