Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Moving on from Skinnies

Spring 2011 looks from ADAM, Derek Lam, & Cynthia Rowley

I think today I almost quit skinny pants....well not completely. I'm not 100% over skinnies (I never will be), although this trend HAS been going for a long time, but right now I'm finding flared or loose pants to be so totally refreshing.

My epiphany started when I tried to go buy new work slacks todays (I was looking for skinnies and unfortunately they were all out of my size at the store). I ALWAYS feel like I need new pants, so I headed home and scoured through my closet to see what I could possibly find to hold me over until I could manage to find some skinnies in my size. To my surprise (and I'm a little embarrassed to admit) I found 6 pairs of flared/loose slacks that I've purchased over the past few years sitting in my closet with tags still on them. I guess over the years I've bought them (knowing that I totally needed them) and forgot/never-had-the-time to take them to get tailored. I couldn't believe it! So I tried them on (and yes they all need hemming because I'm only 5'3") but I'm totally feeling this silhouette again.

So off to the tailor I'll be heading and anxiously awaiting the return of my pants. To hold me over while I wait, I pulled up a couple of pictures from Spring 2011 collections shown above. Aren't these images totally refreshing compared to the squeezed-in pants we're so used to seeing everywhere right now?

I think I'm in love.



Monday, December 20, 2010

Ear Muffs??! Yes Please!

When I think back to Winter time as a child I remember waiting for the school bus in the snow. My mom always made sure I was plenty bundled up, and in addition to the normal scarf, snow boots, and coat, she had me wear earmuffs too. I HATED those things!! I thought they were ridiculously nerdy and as soon as I got out of sight I would take them off and stuff them in my bookbag. But now, somehow (maybe since I'm not an awkward little girl with glasses anymore) I seem to kind of love them! I wouldn't wear them around So Cal, but I'm thinking of finding a pair to wear for skiing. My hats never really seem to keep my ears warm when I hit the slopes, but these adorable heart-shaped muffs would definitely do the trick!

Faux Fur Heart Shaped Earmuffs,£14.00Urban Outfitters (in Black)

Faux Fur Heart Shaped Earmuffs,£14.00Urban Outfitters (in Purple)

Heart Shaped Ear Muffs, $5.50 @ Forever 21

UGG Cardy Earmuffs, $86.20 @ ASOS (ok - now these ones are pretty pricey for earmuffs, but I like the cable-knit look and would just use this picture as inspiration to help me find something more affordable)

Hope you are bundling up this week! It's been raining constantly where I live!!



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Belize in Black & White

A picture speaks a thousand words - unfortunately I forgot to take TONS and TONS of pictures on our last trip (I'm still working on remembering to break out the camera more often). So the only pictures I really have from Belize are from us fishing, eating (of course!), and a couple of us being cheesy too (you have to do that every once in awhile you know!). So here's some of my favs, enjoy!



Monday, December 13, 2010

And.....we're back!

*a pic of us from our recent travels*

The past month has been a whirlwind to say the least. I spent a week and a half in Chicago (one of my favorite cities) and then turned around and had a very very white Thanksgiving in Salt Lake City. Then I quit my job of 4.5 years and traveled with my husband to the Caribbean for some in-between-job adventure. We snorkeled the Caymans and enjoyed the beautiful white-sand beaches off the coast of Honduras (Honduras had some of the BEST snorkeling I've ever done). We tasted the local beers in Belize & Yucutan Peninsula (there's something about having the local beer & food that makes me feel connected to new cultures) and also went reef fishing with the locals and visited some gorgeous Mayan Ruins with an AWESOME AWESOME guide named Angel (I'll have to do a separate post for that one).

And now, we've FINALLY come back home to stay for a while. I'm totally exhausted, but incredibly satisfied and ready to start my new job and enjoy the holidays with good friends and family. Hopefully over the next few days I can post up some pics from my travels and get back to more regular postings.

For now the pic above is of my husband and me while in Belize. I'm so grateful to have added four more countries to our list of places that we have traveled together. It slightly satisfied my desire to travel, but of course, it also left me wanting more :)

Hope you all had a fabulous Turkey Day and that you're enjoying the holiday season.


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