Blue Stripes & White Denim


*Disclosure: Compensation is received through affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% my own. The rare sunny days we have had lately have made me yearn even more for light colors like blue stripes & white denim. Cooler temps prevail making long sleeves and denim are still needed daily. I love pairing it with my latest trench too. Excuse the lighting on the photo.  The rain has cast a crazy gloom over anything that no lighting can fix. SHOP THE LOOK Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum/Ms Chanda An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

#TeamCap Fashion


*Disclosure: Compensation is received through affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% my own. I know, I can hardly believe it either. Here it is May the 4th and I'm showing off looks my #TeamCap fashion based on Captain America by Marvel Comics (in theaters May 6).  Who would have thought this day would ever come? When something as good as what Marvel is doing with Captain America is happening it cannot be denied. It's just that counting-down-the-days-awesome. I couldn't stop the excitement that's been building up regarding the new Civil War movie even if I felt I was breaking bad with my first love, DC Comics. When you have to pick sides I'm obviously going to go with the one who feels the government shouldn't dictate how you use your power. #TeamCap all the … [Read more...]

Runner Style


Guys, this weekend was it. It was all about runner style and having fun.  After months of training, I did it.  My first ten mile race!  I have done half-marathons before but for some reason I felt that this one was bigger. The George Washington Parkway Classic was one I have wanted to run for years and it was everything I wanted it to be and more. I was nervous about this race. I haven't run that far in a few years.  Training in the winter can be rough and that was a majority of my time on the pavement.  When I hit four miles in training I hit a wall.  My body was too tired from every day life.  I started taking Thrive supplements (which I was totally not a believer of) and immediately noticed a difference in my abilities while running, during recovery and afterwards.  I don't think I … [Read more...]

Neutrals with Pops of Color


I don't care. I'm just going to say it.  Spring is here and with it comes gorgeous neutrals with pops of color. It's all shoes, no socks, short sleeves, no jackets and adios winter coat from here on out! Can I get a yes, ma'am? Yes, ma'am! SHOP THE LOOK Old Navy Olive Pants (old-similar)/Forever 21 Gray T-shirt (old-similar)/Sam Edelman Augusta Scalloped Flats/Soft Surroundings Scarf (SOLD OUT-similar) *affiliate links are included in this post. Compensation is received for clicks and purchases.   Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Beauty101byLisa/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Working For It


There comes a time before every race that I know I have to bite the bullet and actually run the full distance of the race. A practice run, really.  Even if I know I have accumulated those miles before or I've come just a mile under I still have to physically run that full distance to get my head in the right place. That up there?  Bane and me running hard on Monday. Because ready or not my 10 miles loomed large and had to be done even if it sucked up more than half of my morning. Because... Source: How I feel mid-run. While I wanted to wear this cute tank I picked up this winter the weather still wasn't ready for it.  Maybe spring will really be sprung from the evil clutches of Old Man Winter by this weekend as I start to taper off in my mileage. The … [Read more...]

A Little Wine & Design


One of the things I love about my neighborhood is that we hold a lot of events.  It can be family-oriented one month, a guys night or in the case of this past weekend a little time with friends, neighbors and new connections brought together by wine and a little bit of painting. It turned cold earlier that day with the winds whipping around making me forget the idea of running 8 miles and instead focus on being warm and comfortably cute. I brought out the cocoon sweater again and paired it with my gray denim and nude flats for new take on old favorites. The final product.  Warmer days are ahead! RIGHT?! SHOP THE LOOK Old Navy Cocoon Sweater (ON SALE UNDER $6!!)/Lee Jeans Frenchie Skinny Gray Denim/Mossimo Nude Flats (old-simliar)/Honeycomb necklace (StitchFix-similar)/Forever … [Read more...]

Spring Staycation


It's not often that I get a little spring staycation of my own.  That's exactly what happened when the girls went to my parents house for a few days over spring break. Can you say hours of reading, no work, napping and eating all the tasty foods I love? So needed! It kicked off nicely with María José from Very Busy Mama and I spending the day at National Harbor to take in the sights (Oh, the waterview!), eat a fabulous lunch and have a bit of spa and me time at the Gaylord National's Relache Spa.   Two Bloggers + One Day= Total Bliss As María José is a fashion blogger too I knew I had to look good.  The weather was warm, we spent a lot of time by the water but I knew we were going to be spending a large chunk of time at the spa too. What to wear.  Easy, stylish and … [Read more...]

Who What Wear for Target


It was bound to happen.  I had circled the racks of the Who What Wear Collection for Target more than a few times. Always when the kids were in school and I could think clearly.  Then, the day I had all three girls bursting with energy I decided I needed to check it out again.  Wouldn't you know, I couldn't resist a few pieces. I wore this outfit on the first warm day we had this month and to a local blogging event.  It was the perfect balance of stylish and dressed up without being overdone. Can we talk about this clutch?  It comes in black and tan too but that oh-so-on-trend tassle and pop of cobalt blue have put it in heavy rotation with me this season.  I adore it! Plus the under $20 price tag is impossible to say no to. SHOP THE LOOK Who What Wear Bateau … [Read more...]

Spring is in the Air


Just when you think old man winter has settled in for good and may never leave you spot the crocuses you planted last fall making an appearance. Spring is in the air! The winds may at times be gusty but sunny days and warmer weather are prevailing. I am feeling renewed and like a breath of fresh air has blown in our lives.  #allhailsunshine This outfit felt like spring.  Warm enough for March with the J.Crew Factory cardigan and infused with color to welcome in the new season. So long boots!  Hello ladylike pumps! SHOP THE LOOK J.Crew Factory Navy 'Clare' Cardigan/SheIn Green High Waist Plaid Skirt/Sole Society Leopard D'Orsay Pumps (similar)/Jane Monogrammed Clutch (old)(similar)(similar)/Vintage Charm Bracelet (similar)/Kohl's Sunglasses (old) (similar) Linking up … [Read more...]

Pretty in Pink


Maybe it is the rose quartz trend or the fact that my girlfriend and I took in the 30th Anniversary of 'Pretty in Pink' recently, but pink has been on my mind. SHOP THE LOOK Forever 21 Sweater (old-similar)/Merona Black Ankle Pants/Michael Kors 'Arianna' Flats/Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch/Fevrie Gold Knot Ring (old-similar)/Forever 21 Blush Statement Necklace (old-similar) Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Beauty101byLisa/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]