Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pretty, in an unexpected place

Over the weekend Ann Taylor had an amazing sale, 50% off your entire purchase. It's been awhile since I had shopped at Ann Taylor but these beauties were to good to pass up and in my favorite color, navy!
 I knew I had to have this pretty after seeing it on Classy Girls Wear Pearls. I didn't order the hat she's wearing but I have a great navy and natural straw one already.
 I didn't order this dress and I'm sort of kicking myself. These tunic dresses are hard for me as I am sort of hour glass shaped and need the waist definition
 Love these, a crisp Bermuda short is a summer staple for me.
These are a gamble. I really like how they look but the length is questionable.

So what do you think?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


I have to say, I'm tempted by the "ath-leisure trend. This outfit, from Athleta, seems comfortable and casual and somewhat suited to my weekend life. I have three kids, all of whom are super into sports. My weekends are spent at the lacrosse or baseball field, the basketball court, the fencing gym, sometimes more than one. I like to hike, run and do yoga so I am often squeezing that in and this seems like a good way to accommodate it. I just can't seem to make it work. I tend to be more structured in my clothes, capri pant or Bermuda shorts with a nice polo or tee and deck shoes is more my go to look. Anyone into this look and can share some trick? I feel like I am just wearing my pajamas when I dress like this and that everyone knows it. Maybe that's the point?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Now That's Elegant!

I love this picture. Full disclosure is that I found this image on Pinterest and don't know who took it but it's just amazing. I've always wanted to try riding side saddle but never had a chance. I was a lady rider in our hunt who used to ride to hounds side saddle but that was many years ago. This lovely rider looks like she would win the best turned out prize any day. I also love the kind yet alert look in her beautiful bay horse's eye. I had a wonderful plain bay gelding when I was younger who was an amazing jumper but he wasn't this elegant. I fancy I turn out neatly when I follow hounds but I don't look anywhere close to this elegant. Something to aspire to for next season!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Now that's a view!

Doesn't that look relaxing? I found it on pinterest and the photo originally came from  I love the look of wood Adirondack chairs with a snuggly fleece blanket. I can just see relaxing there, maybe with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? Or a nice glass of wine? I actually made this my screen saver so I could pretend relax at work!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


I've been swooning over beautiful houses on Pinterest recently. I love this look, very classic, cape cod type style. In fact, I went through my board the other day and I clearly live on the wrong side of the country. I currently live in a very Spanish feeling bungalow in Northern California. It's very nice but still, a girl can dream can't she?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Short Hair

Over the years I've had a lot of different cuts, some short, some long. I've never been one of those girls who are attached to their hair. I grow it out, I cut it off. Time for a change? I'm most likely to cut my hair. It's short right now and while I was thinking about growing it out, I re-watched Sliding Doors over the long weekend and the found this picture on the internet. Love it! Guess I'll be staying short.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Yoga, a new discovery

It sometimes seems like I have tried every exercise trend/style in the world. I've been a runner, a swimmer, a biker. I've done barre classes, wii fit and I own enough exercise DVD's to stock a library. But I'd never done yoga before. I've been dealing with some personal issues and battling some personal demons and my doctor suggested I give it a try. I started with a video for complete beginners that streamed free on my kindle. It was really good but I thought I should make sure I was doing things correctly so I signed up for a few classes at the studio by my house. I can't explain how much I love it. I actually look forward to it, which I never thought I'd say about working out. I took my first "open level" as opposed to beginning class this weekend and smiled all day. I try and get to the live classes 2 times a week and do the videos on the other days. It's really been amazing and I'm a total convert. Anyone else?