Friday, April 30, 2010

Here comes to humidity

Just in time for the weekend! Woo hoo! I knew the gorgeous weather was too good to last. Oh well, that's what I get for living in H-town!04.30.10This outfit evolved from 1) knowing I wanted to wear flats and pants today for comfort during work and 2) wanting still to be a little interesting. I started out with just a plain ss black top but was not happy with it - just too boring. Then I remembered it was warm enough to wear this top and the flower/polka dots make me much more happy!

I am so happy I am off this weekend...for 3 days! Let's have another woo hoo!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pretty in pink

If you know me (or even if you don't), you know that pink is my favorite color. The brighter the better, although I like all shades.04.29.10I thought this outfit was made a bit more interesting by adding the pink peeptoes! Again, those were scored at the Talbot's outlet for $13. {My hair is looking kind of funky in this photo, but I promised it's been washed and styled!}2010 04 27 photoLook how big the little peanut is getting! He can almost sit up by himself, and he is definitely smiling more. 5 months certainly have whizzed by!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


In Houston? Get out!04.28.10I almost wore a sweater this morning, then decided against it because the sun will probably be beating down on us by noon. However, it does seem that this fall/winter has been cooler for longer than normal. I am trying to enjoy it while I can!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A better week

I was a bit stressed out over work last's to hoping this week will be better. At least it's going to be a short one - off this Saturday as well as next!04.27.10In celebration of another beautiful day, I am wearing a Libery top from Target. They have everything on sale right now...I am still debating on buying some dresses. And as far as I can tell, none of the Targets around me got the Cynthia Vincent wedges...or they sold out superfast. And I was not enamoured with the Zac Posen line. Maybe if I were 20 years younger...

I'm not sure if you notice, but we painted our front porch yesterday. It took about 3 hours but it looks 100% better now. I think we may work on the front door as well as some trim outside next!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A quiet Monday

After a morning of running and yoga, the hubs and I are taking it easy today.04.26.10I got dressed just because I felt like it. We may spend the afternoon painting the porch...good times!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A little switcheroo

I love April in H-town, especially on days when the humidity is low. We try to spend as much time as we can outside because pretty soon the heat will be upon us!04.24.10I switched my pants for a denim skirt and heels for some fun wedges for our casual date night. We grabbed some fajitas at big Berry Hill with some peeps, then went to TCBY for some fro-yo.2010 04 24 photoLater on, we started the 1st season of Nip/Tuck. The first episode was pretty drama-filled and intense. We'll see if we (i.e. the hubs) can last for a few more shows before getting bored with it ;)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some brightness to cheer up the day

I was going to wear a button-down to "dress" up the pants for work today, but decided to with something more cheery instead.04.24.10
These pants (which I have in khaki and white...I seem to be buying things in pairs these days) definitely work better with a round toe shoe and higher heel, I think.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Easy Friday

...look that is. The schedule was pretty full when I checked yesterday so I am thinking it is going to be a busy day...hopefully I will be able to make it to yoga this evening!
Everything I am wearing today has been worn at least once. Whew, finally making good use of my closet!

Tonight I will be babysitting the peanut.
I am looking forward to spending some QT with him, although he will probably be asleep most of the night!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Feeling kind of sassy

Today is going to be a better day. I can feel it :)04.22.10
I am not overfond of my profile and I think I look better when facing left than right so this is not my favorite remix pose but it'll do. Do you have a better "side" when taking photos?

Tonight is the Project Runway finale and the last of our PR parties for the season (which I am sad about but also a little glad about because I always eat too much when around lots of good food!). I am keeping my fingers crossed that Seth Aaron wins and not that annoying Emilio Sosa!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


of buying 3 pairs of Cynthia Vincent for Target wedges, I decided to donate the money on Idol Gives Back. For me, the best way to end today's crappiness is to give what I can to someone who needs food/clothes/health care more than I need shoes. Good night!

One of those days

Today was just one of those emotionally draining days at work. I can't pinpoint one specific thing, but just multiple little things adding up so by the end of the day I was exhausted, even though I wasn't really all that busy. Practicing yoga after work definitely helped to calm my mind.
I was happy with my outfit today except the shoes...I need some neutral round toe pumps, I think. They may be a more practical buy than some more sky high wedges (which still haven't been found...yet).

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This little peanut was the bright spot in my day! How can anyone not look at those sweet cheeks and smile!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ruffle-y goodness

Going back to work after 3 days off is made easier with ruffles!
As odd as it may seem, I have actually enjoyed working more these past couple months since "graduating" from scrubs. Since I love clothes and wearing them, I guess I look forward to coming up with new outfits (and of course buying new clothes!). I am also glad that I am finally able to wear my closet full of clothes more than I had in the past.

Right now I am off the Target in the hopes that they are not sold out of my Cynthia Vincent wedges. Keep your fingers crossed!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A little shop shop

The hubs and I went out to the outlet mall just about half an hour north of us. I was actually quite restrained...I am looking for a pink cocktail dress to wear to a fancy party at the beginning of May so that was the main goal of the trip.2010 04 19 photo
The thing I don't like about the new "outlet" malls is that the clothes aren't clothes from previous seasion, but clothes made primarily for the outlet store. That said, I was impressed with some of the selection at Loft, Ann Taylor and even Gap. I restrained myself and only bought a cute, strapless plaid dress from Banana. I hope it will be good enough for the party...will have to do a test run for my friends :)

I love that Joe brought a book to read when he was done shopping but I was not!

And as it was overcast and a bit chilly, a few layers were in order.
P.S. All photos were shot with my new camera, a Canon SD1300, to replace the one that was stolen a few weeks back. Yes, I cannot live without 2 cameras; it's an illness I know.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekend getaway

Lake LivingstonWho knew Texas has such tall trees! Lake LivingstonWe spent the night at a friend's house on Lake Livingston yesterday. His house is about 1.5 hours away from downtown and doesn't feel like H-town at all! Lake Livingston
Lake LivingstonWhile the weather was a bit cooler than we anticipated, we still were able to ride on the boat and get a tour of the lake. Lake Livingston
Lake LivingstonSome of the more adventurous boys wakeboarded and kneeboarded while the rest of us stayed behind and watched. Lake Livingston
Lake Livingston
2010 04 18 photoWe divided food duty between all of us staying there (8-10 people thoughout the weekend), so needless to say, much time was spent eating and drinking, which explains my lethargy now!
Lake Livingston
Lake LivingstonWe really enjoyed getting out of town for a bit and spending some QT with our friends. Hopefully a couple more trips will be in store over the summer!

My focus over the weekend was to get away and relax so I didn't worry about taking remix photos. Stay tuned for your regularly scheduled program...

Friday, April 16, 2010


I am wearing a simple outfit today because of the dreary weather. And it's Friday, which typically means being busier at work so I want to be comfy. I love this necklace - I bought it years ago from a friend of a friend who made it by hand.

We are going on a quick road trip over the weekend to Lake Livingston, where a friend has a house. I am hoping the weather with clear up by tomorrow! And on Sunday, Cynthia Vincent hits Target! Be back later :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My argument for shopping

On why fashion isn't frivolous: If you feel good in your clothes, you feel better about yourself. For me, feeling better about myself puts me in a better mood. Outwardly, that is reflected by smiling more and being a better person in general. And I know I always want to be the best I can be. So bring on the sales!
I am feeling especially fabulous and fierce today (two overused words referring to fashion-y stuff, but I still love them!). Good hair days always rule. I finally got a pair of slim black pants and I love the proportions of this pair from the Gap. Overcast cloudy days rule for taking better remix photos!

ruffles :)
I love the ruffle-y goodness of this top from Ann Taylor, which is why I bought it in 2 colors!
And it's just cool enough for me to wear this trench I got from F21 in NYC last fall. I think it's going to be a good day!

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This last photo is a gratuitous shot of my dear nephew, who has discovered his hands. Apparently they taste yummy. He is getting cuter by the minute!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I bought this dress at Saks Off Fifth awhile back. It is Calvin Klein, fits perfectly (well except the belt which works better at my hips than at my waist) and was only $40. I didn't know when or where I would wear it at the time, but now that I am wearing work clothes to work, I should be able to get my money's worth out of it!

I am wearing another pair of Hue Microfishnets. I adore these - they are sheer enough to wear for warm weather but give me enough coverage for work! I bought them in both nude and black and have a feeling I will be wearing them quite a bit this spring and summer. Thanks again Sal!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Playing with the light

I had a little time this morning so I was playing with different places in which to take remix photos.
By 8:45 AM my usual spot was a little dark.04.13.10
So I switched positions but I hate having the tenant's truck in the background.04.13.10
My last spot was on our front porch, which is my favorite as long as no people are walking by! It's funny how moving positions just a few feet can change the quality the light in a photo!

This top is quickly beoming a favorite. I love that it is polished yet still feminine - in my opinion a great take on the classic white shirt! And you can't tell, but I am wearing tights - Hue Microfishnets, which I already love, from this advice of Sal :)

Monday, April 12, 2010


Who knew I could babble on for so long :)!
Today the hubs and I decided to check out Galveston - it's only and how away and we wanted to eat lunch and hang out by the water. So we packed our lunch and drove down there after yoga. Unfortunately the wind was whipping around so heavily that we only stayed for an hour and a half before calling it quits.
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I love this shot of the hubs.
I also found a bright pink sun hat at a surf shop so the trip wasn't a total loss!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Afternoon disco beat

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The DJ thing at Discovery Green yesterday afternoon was pretty cool. We met up with some friends, listened to some music and chilled. Not a bad way to enjoy the rest of the day!
Disco beat at Discovery Green
My cutest boy ever.
Disco beat at Discovery Green
But these guys aren't too bad either!
Disco beat at Discovery Green
Us (I just changed my pants and shoes and lost the belt after work. Again, love clothes that work double time!)

Disco beat at Discovery Green
The scene

Disco beat at Discovery Green
The sky

Today we are just taking it easy. Practiced yoga this morning and went to the g-store. The hubs is out running while I am uploading photos, catching up on blogs and generally just playing around.

This is my 999th post! Who knew I could ramble so much!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Another working weekend...

They come all too quick! I think today is going to be a beautiful day as well...we will see if the patients actually show up!
Today's outfit is a bit on the casual side, but I figure for Saturday I don't really need to be that formal. I am glad I am able to incorporate my "fun" wardrobe into my "work" wardrobe. I prefer to wear work clothes that reflect my personal style rather than what traditional work clothes may be defined to be.

I think the hubs and I will be heading out to Discovery Green after work today - they have a DJ playing there who used to play at Body & Soul, this cool venue in NYC that we love. And it's free! I like to have something to look forward to when I have to work on Saturday.