Monday, March 24, 2014

March Forth

*sigh* It's Monday!

Yesterday was a wonderful Sunday as Paul and I got to see our dear friend Lindsay at one of my favorite brunch spots, the Tomato Pie Cafe.  That cafe is filled with hipsters and the waitresses are always dressed cuter than I am, it cracks me up.  Their food is wonderful and I highly recommend the "Black and Tan" coffee which is a latte with mocha and caramel - it's worth writing home about.

If you don't have a multi-strand of pearls I suggest you invest in one.  They really add to almost any outfit and they don't trend out.

I buy tights in the ugliest colors imaginable don't ask me why!

Favorite mug - thrifted for $1!  Too cute.

Also I am excited to share that my husband and I purchased a second-hand piano yesteday.  It is a beautiful yamaha spinet and I can't wait to have an acoustic at home.  I have played for most of my life and it is one of my greatest joys. 

We still have to coordinate the transportation - but here it is! 

Have a great start to the week everyone!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring Makeup Bag

Hey loveys,

I'm no expert when it comes to makeup but I sure do love it.  I have been into full-face makeup since my mom would let me (I remember begging her to blush my cheeks for photos in Kindergarten) and not much has changed.

Here is a look at some of my daily basics for spring:

(Clockwise from top left)
 - L'oreal True Match Lumi foundation in N3 
- Benefit Watt's up sheer highlighter 
- Benefit Hoola bronzer (no shimmer)
- Maybelline mascara in "glam black"
- Rimmel Scandal Eyes liquid waterproof eyeliner 
- Rimmel eyebrow pencil in dark brown 
- Mary Kay blush/bronzer duo in "island spice"
- Mary Kay eyeshadow in "lucky penny"
- Gap SPF 15 lip balm in mango pear
- Mac lip sheen in "gotta dash"
(makeup bag from Forever 21)

Here is the final look - natural and sunkissed for sunny laid-back saturdays 

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Lots of love, 

Spring has Sprung

Well hi!

After this horrific winter, spring brings a beautiful sense of relief and relaxation.  (Hopefully) no more shovelling and scraping.  We have a huge magnolia tree in our backyard and I can already see those buds beginning to form.  I love it all.  

Here is one of my favorite dresses from Zara.  I really miss having this store close-by.  When I lived in Greece I could walk there from work, and now the closest location is in Philly.  I don't like shopping Zara online - some stores are just like that.  The stores themselves have fantastic sales that bring their higher-end pricing down to reason.  Next time you see one in a larger city, stop in! 

Shoes from Seychelles at DSW - on sale for $15! Seychelles is a great brand of shoes, you MUST check out their footwear.

The Mr. ran into the room and "wanted to get in one" haha love this crazy goon!

Have a great day friends,