Friday, November 30, 2012

Card Worthy?

Every year, the hunt for the perfect holiday card begins, almost as soon as the last stamp is licked. With three, it's supper hard for me to get a shot where all three are looking the right way, smiling and neatly dressed. The last 2 years I have resorted to those snapfish cards you make with a collage of shots. This may be it though, I took it a Thanksgiving in the tree by my parents house, What do you think? Is it card worthy?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another Sign of the Season

It's another sign that the holiday season is upon us.  The first wearing of the the J Crew tartan boy shirt. I have the original retail version and it's one of my favorites. It gets heavy use in December and January and sometimes into Feburary but I'd never consider not having it. I'm working from home today because of school conferences so I've paired it with jeans, the snowflake tee over the top, and flats. My jacket isn't actually lexington, it's a BR copy that looks exactly the same. Do you have this shirt? Or another item that just screams "holidays"?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Decking Your Halls

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's time to focus on the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Christmas. I've been thinking about decorations this year. I love the traditional tartan ribbon, blue and white china and red candles of a Ralph Lauren ad but that isn't my reality. I try and focus on red and gold but still have homemade decroatiosn from my kids that have to go on the tree. I also have a ton of Nutcrackers, sort of a collection. How about you? How do you deck your halls?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Your Style

Does you have a particular style that you always gravitate to?  I found this great "your sttyle" quiz over at the wonderful blogger "High Heeled Life in the Country".
Click here ( to visit her site and take the quiz. Not really surpising me, I was mostly B's and E's which comes down to a combination of prep and classic. How about you?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope it's a wonderful day filled with family, friends and food!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Winter Uniform

It's Monday again and I always find it harder to get out the door on time. This is becoming my go to outfit in a couple of different iterations. Slim pants, wither the J Crew cafe capris in wool or the Banana Republic slim sloans. Then a turtleneck or crew sweater and a schoolboy blazer in either gray, camel or navy.  Heels and Jewlery to complient. Easy and fast. Speaking of fast, gotta run!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bright Red Pants?

I confess, I want these pants.  Some part of me is begging for them but I keep hesistating.  Part of it is my husband laughs whenever I show them to him online.  I'm also not the smallest person, not that I've huge but I'm no size 2.  Nor am I 22, more like 42.  All of that adds us to me being unable to pull the trigger. What do you think? 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Can navy Really Replace Black?

I don't know, can it? I find that I really prefer navy and it is taking a bigger and bigger place in my closet.  I retired my standby black balzer a few months ago and haven't replaced it because I just don't reach for it where as I wear my navy blazer at least once, sometimes twice in a week. navy shoes are hard to find and I just don't know whether classic black ever really goes out of syle. What do you think?"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What Happened to Thanksgiving?

I love Thanksgiving.  Sometimes I think I like it better than Christmas.  Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas but Thanksgiving has all the family and fun plus yummy food without the huge expectations and sometimes let downs that can accompany Christmas.  But that's another post.  This post is about the seemingly disappearing Thanksgiving.  It seems like Christmas starts right after Halloween now.  I walked down by the Embarcadero last week on my lunch hour and the skating rink is up as well as all the outside street Christmas trees and lights.  I see red cups and gingerbread lattes in Starbucks.  I love Christmas but I only celebrate it in December. The red cups and twinkle lights have to wait.  I have some Thanks to give first!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Back and Still here

Hi there, I've been MIA the past few weeks.  My new job is very time consuming and I've been doing some soul searching about where I am going. I've decided that I have more to share.  I'm not sure anyone is out there listening or reading but I have missed the outlet of blogging. In someways I created this instead of keeping a journal.  I'm going to continue for me and hope you might be interested in reading.  Either way, I'm still here.

Anyway, today is Vetran's Day.  I'm very thankful for the men and women who make such sacrifices to keep us safe.  My husband and brother in law are both vets and I have a nephew currently serving in the Marine Corp. My thoughts and prayers are with all of our current and past Vets as my utmost gratitude for your service!