Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chevron Monogram

Who doesn't like a pretty chevron pattern? Who doesn't like candy colored canvases? I'm planning on doing something like this for my cousins cutie patutie kids. Do you like the chevron monogram?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday Threads: Where I Come From

I pretty much pride myself on NOT having a Miami accent. When I say this people then ask me, "What does a Miami accent sound like?" Well, this is it! This is what a stereotypical Miami girl sounds like, and dresses...this sums it up.

God help me, my daughter does not end up like this! Ay Dios Mio!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday: Birthday Fete

As I mentioned on Monday, my birthday is this week. I won't tell you how old I am going to be...but if you add 17+17 you might get the right number. Anyhow--- I decided that rather than shoing you my ensemble for today---I would show you what I am going to wear to my fete.

1. One of my tiaras...I always wear a tiara on my birthday

2. Probably my 3 Kristin Pearce peark and crystal neckalces all mixed up

3. "Little Miss Birthday" T-Shirt (if it fits)

4. Ann Taylor, Silver sequins skirt

5. J.Crew, Blue Glitter Flats

I'll let you know how it goes!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pen and Paper Girl

It's ironic. I love my smart phone...have it with me most of the day...most of the time. I love my laptop and am on it a lot...I love my iPad and use it quite a bit...yet still I have an appointment book. I have a notebook I write all my work notes in. I have a fat notebook with dividers for notes and paperwork for committees I sit on or chair.

This is a look at my calendar/appointment book for this month. I am very particular...my datebooks (whatever you call yours) MUST be a "Month-at-a-Glance" and I write in certain colors on certain days. I'm anal. I also don't PEN anything in until the day of...I don't like to see things crossed out or the use of white -out on my calendar so until the morning of, things remain in pencil.

Hello...my name is anal retentive. Nice to meet you.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Music Monday: Birthday Playlist

It is here! My birthday week! I will slowly start to build my play list for the party (which will be in a baby free zone) over the course of the week...but I wanted to share some of the tunage with you all. Pitbull and Neyo collaborated on the song "Give Me Everything Tonight" and I love it. When they played it this weekend at our friend's wedding the crowd went wild...so I think it's perfect for my 17+17 birthday party!
Flo Rida (that's flow-ridah for those of you who read it Florida like the state I call home) is going on the play list with his single, "Good Feeling". I want people have a good ole' fun time at the fete.
Finally Alexandra Stan's Mr. Saxobeat will go on the list for sure! It reminds of the kind of song I would have liked to have heard in my spinning classes...when I was going to spinning classes.

Not pictured...but I am CERTAIN I will put them on... songs like...
Birthday- The Beatles
It's Your Birthday- 50 Cent
We Found Love in a Hopeless Place- Rhianna
Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5
Domino- Jessie J

Any good song recommendations for me to add to the list?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday Threads: A Little Bit of This...A Little Bit of That

Hello Web Friends! I've been stuck at home caring for Mr. D...but today I am back to life, and hopefully he will be too...I mean I know why people have nannies now. Caring for home, husband, child...and and yourself all while trying to get work done and volunteer work done. It has been a bear, a pill, a plate full!

Anyhow--- I did have to go out and find my mom a birthday present. You may remember from this post that she blew out come birthday candles earlier this week. So what do you get a fashionable woman who has nearly everything she wants? Comfortable PJs is all I could think of...so while on a trip to Target to get supplies for Mr. D I hopped over to Old Navy and found a few things I liked (what's new?!)... This super cute top also comes in blue and is only $36! It's super cute as we start to transition from winter into spring as you could wear it both seasons. Skinny jeans and boots with a vest in the winter... bright red shorts and sandals in the spring. Cute!
Then I went to find my mom the right Pj's... and found this! So before we moved I had the best collection of just right soft cotton V-Neck shirts from J.Crew. Those shirts are now lost somewhere in the endless abyss that is my garage... so I've considered building the collection up again. Ladies, I think I found what with...this V-Neck T comes to you from Old Navy too. I've never looked at their T-Shirt section, but it was great. I'm actually wearing this very T today with J.Crew boyfriend khakis, an over sized white sweater from the Gap and Gold Sperry Dock Siders (cute I know) today. It's such a great shirt and comes in a great selection of colors AND it's only $9.50!
Here is something I'm COVETING...I hope I get some J.Crew gift cards for my birthday next week...because mama wants this! The classic pave link bracelet. It's on back order until next month...but I would say it's worth the wait. I would wear this alone or with my other chunky gold bracelets. Le swoon...le sigh! At $118, it's not really all that bad either.

Also at J.Crew is this cute "wildcat" print shirt. It's $98 and another great shirt to take you from winter into spring. Imagine this with a great coat in the winter, and then a cardigan in the spring? Jeans, pencil skirts, pants...dress it up, dress it down...this shirt is a winner winner chicken dinner!

Last but not least are these Cafe Capri pants from J.Crew, at $79.50 they are quite a bargain. Pair them with the wildcat shirt or even one of those V-neck tees... too too cute! I tried looking for the top they are pictured with but cannot find it on the site...have you all seen it?

One last thing...I've decided something... if you wear something enough it ends up paying for itself. For example, my Tory Burch gold flats for instance... $195..I've worn them easily about 70 times which means that's about $2.78 each time I wear them. They've nearly paid for themselves! So when you are getting ready to buy something ask yourself, "How many times am I going to wear this?" if the answer is once...then you're paying full price... if the answer is a few times...then it's always a sale!

Anyhow--- that's your Thursday Threads this week.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday: Beach Wedding Chic

This is not what I am wearing today (no, today I'm in "city pants" and a v-neck T because I'm working from home since Mr. D is on the mend from a trip to the ER...long story). Anyhow--- this is what I think I am wearing on Saturday to my friend's wedding on the beach in the Keys. I haven't sorted out the jewelry and shoes yet... but this is what I am thinking.

What would you wear to a 4pm beach wedding in the Florida Keys?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday to the Best Human on Earth!

HappyBirthday to the most fashionable, wise and beautiful woman I know! I hope I can be every bit as lovely as she is one day! Feliz Cumpleanos Mami! TQM! Here she is with her cousin in the social pages in the late 60's
Again gracing the social pages in the 70's (look how tiny she was!)
On her birthday a few years ago giving me some love.
The 3 Cecilia's!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Globes Favorites

Last night I made sure to be on the couch as close to 6pm as possible for E!'s red carpet action. Here are some of my favorite looks from last night in no particular order...

Natalie looked so pretty. I loved the red flapped over the hot pink. Love love love!Kristin Wiig looked so pretty! I love her as a brunette and she has an amazing body and this dress made her look flawless! The dog from The Artist...perfect. Evan Rachael Woods looked amazing. I love all the texture in her dress. Amazing!
I love the neckline on this...and the barely there lavender is perfect for her age.
Normally I don't care for Tilda's ensembles...but I really love this color and the shape just suits her so well. Lovely.
Again, another lavender dress. I love the line and the detail of this. She looks radiant! I can't believe she has 2 kids!
Call me crazy but this may be my favorite look of the night. There was a LOT of nude on the carpet last night. LOTS!
I love how this just falls and flows so elegantly, and the color is really memorable.
Love the lines, the sleeves, the belt, the full on skirt...love it. This is my favorite that I would wear!
What were some of yours?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday Threads: Mad for Plaid

I love plaid. I think that a smart plaid shirt with a great pair of jeans and the right shoes is as chic as blacktie. Call me crazy! Here are some plaid things I found in the interwebs...

These pants come to you from the land of J.Crew and are currently on sale! I love them! I have considered putting them in my cart, especially since there is an extra 30% off sale items with the code: WINTER... but I'm hoping to shrink in size soon.

This shirt may be for the boys...literally but I think it would look cute on a girl...and if any of you are petit enough to fit into kids clothes, have at it because it comes from the Gap and is also on sale! $21 for it!!

Here is a great classic one for the ladies! This plaid shirt comes from Banana Republic and comes in tan and purple as well. I personally like the navy best. This is the kind of shirt you could have in your closet and wear year after year.
Then you have these cute classic red plaid rain boots! Believe it or not they come to you from Target. I think over a pair of jeans in the winter these would be ridiculously cute!
As if allll that plaid weren't enough---Duck Tape has PLAID duck tape! You can pick up this nifty item at Target or most places Duck Tape is sold.

So there you have it...some of my favorite plaid finds. Are you mad for plaid too?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday: Bright Bright as Yellow

Ok, so this isn't what I am wearing today. This is what I wore yesterday---today I'm in jeans caring for my dehydrated with bronchitis husband at home, who needed me to drive him around.
Yesterday.... I wore...
1. Small Pearl Earrings
2. Eyeglasses, Ray Ban Wayfarers
3. Silver monogram necklace
4. Turquoise and bling bead necklace, J.Crew
5. Bright yellow dress, Old Navy
6. Peacock blue reva flats, Tory Burch

Hope your household is healthier than mine!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm Late to the Game: Downton Abbey

I am ashamed to say that I only learned of this Emmy award winning show last week. Fortunately for me, I was able to watch the entire first season on PBS before the premier of the second season on Sunday night.
I can't say enough about this show made up of an all star cast including Maggie Smith. Be sure to tune into Masterpiece Classics on Sunday night for this gem!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Music Monday: Safe and Sound

Hello Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend.
Last week I finished reading The Hunger Games Trilogy. You may remember that I posted about the books a few weeks ago. Well, the first book's movie is due to come out in March and part of the soundtrack has already hit iTunes. Taylor Swift partnered up with the Civil Wars for this beautiful song called, Safe and Sound. If you are a fan of either artist, the books or are excited about the movie, I highly recommend it. The "fan girls" are saying this is a song about the character Rue...but it really could be about anyone in the first book. It's beautiful.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Three Kings...Dia de los Reyes...Epiphany...12th Day of Christmas

This is it! The official end to the Holiday Season. I hope that you had a really special one, and may the spirit of the holidays carry you through the rest of this year!

Today is the last day our tree will be up and our lights will go on outside our house. It's always bittersweet...but I am very excited about getting the house back in "order" and organizing it like a crazy woman.

So with that...Happy 3 Kings Day!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Threads: Hello 2012! Hello Color!

Hello lovelies! Have I told you how much I enjoy Thursday Threads? I love sharing my finds each week with you all. So here is what I found that I really like... This pretty number (I bought...still haven't tried it on) comes to you from Old Navy and is $35! It also comes in hot pink and black. Best part?... POCKETS!

I love this skirt. It reminds me of a Kate Spade number...only it's not. It's Old Navy (again) and only $35. It also comes in a yellow and grey stripe, but I really like the pink stripe. Isn't it perfect for just about anything?

Finally I fell in love with these "Classic Ballet Flats" from J.Crew when I got the catalogue. I want every color. They are $125 and are the perfect way to say "Hello 2012! Hello color!"

Have you seen anything lately that you would recommend for Thursday Threads? I'd love to hear from you.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday: Happy New Year!

I know I've already said it...but HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here is the first Wardrobe Wednesday of the year!

Today it was "cold" in Miami...though not as cold as yesterday. Today's high was 66, yesterday 55. So this is what I wore...
1. New small pearl earrings that I got from my mom for Christmas
2. Ray Ban Wayfarer glasses
3. Heather grey turtleneck sweater, J.Crew
4. Charcoal grey short sleeve sweater, Anthropologie
5. Chocolate brown cord leggings, Hue
6. Light brown "suede" embroidered faux "uggs" , Old Navy

...I also wore a red infinity scarf and my black quilted Burberry jacket this morning when it was much colder.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mission 2012

Happy New Year! I am back, I am back! Over the break, I was watching this Talk Show called "The Chew"and they had someone on who said we should not make "New Year's resolutions" because when we break them early in the game, we feel like it's OK to let them go...instead we should set a "mission" for the year. So here is my 2 part mission...stereotypical perhaps, even cliche...but this is it.

Part I Mission 2012: Organization...I'm tired...tired of forgetting where things are--- or hunting for a paper I know I had "that thing" on there... touch paper once, somebody once told me. I've already reorganized the fridge and the pantry...my closet is next, which means purging will ensue!

Part II Mission 2012: Health
When I had the baby too many people told me that the weight would come right off if I kept breast feeding...yeah not so much. Instead the weight came off and came back on full force. It's been over a year, and I my friends need to feel like ME again. So this is it. I'm getting back to it and hope to start feeling good again soon. There are some pants that I miss and love like a fat kid loves cake. So yeah...the time has come!

So that's it. Mission 2012. Basically it boils down to wanting to be the best example I can be for babykins. I want her to be organized and healthy in life. What's your mission this year?