A Little Bit of Summer

By | hazards to my well-being, music, weather, winter | 2 Comments

It seems like was only yesterday I was out riding my bike along the boardwalk, watching the sun come up and relishing in the 70-degree breeze. My how things change overnight. Now I’m sick in bed; it’s freezing cold, raining, windy; and I’m pretty sure everyone I know north or west of here is iced and/or snowed in. What I wouldn’t do for a sweltering beach day and a piña colada right now. (Although, I will admit…if I felt like this in the summer, all I’d want is a cool, dark, air conditioned room.)

48 Hours in Nashville

By | birthdays, boat drinks, lifestyle, nashville, partying like a rock star, restaurants, the places you'll go, travel, winter | 4 Comments

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My friends have sort of a love/hate relationship with my photography skills. They love the fact that I take all these wonderful photos when we’re together, but I’m pretty sure they all hate that it takes me four months to go through them, clean them up, edit them, share them and post them anywhere. Oops. =)

Back in January, we took a quick little weekend trip to Nashville to celebrate Tina’s 30th birthday. It was 48 hours of eating, drinking, singing, dancing, and exploring. It went a little something like this: We arrived, we checked in, we ate lunch, we drank whiskey, we had an amazing dinner, we bar hopped downtown. We woke up, we hit up the farmer’s market, we ate some kettle corn, we rented bicycles, we got lost (oops), we turned around, we rode through Printers Alley, we toured Ryman Auditorium, we bought some Hatch prints, we drank some a lot of margaritas, we went to Tootsie’s, things got a little fuzzy after that. We woke up again, we had an amazing breakfast, we checked out, we took a cab 16 miles out of the way to get ice cream (it was worth it), we peaced out.

Not the most descriptive travel post I’ve ever written, but I’m afraid people will stop posing for my photos if I keep procrastinating on this one. If I linked to anything above, I’m recommending you check it out. =)

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Racing Stripes

By | events, outfits, style, winter | No Comments


Shirts: H&M (old) & J.Crew (similar). Jeans: Express (old). Shoes: Vince Camuto. Bag: Tory Burch. Shades: Ray-Ban. Jewelry: Old, F21, and Swell Caroline.

A few weeks ago, J, Vince and I decided to hit up the Hampton Roads International Auto Show. I remember going to auto shows in New York City as a kid, and they were always pretty interesting. Turns out, when they have an auto show down here, they mostly just have all the local dealers drive their stock into the convention center. No crazy colors, no concept cars — just your run-of-the-mill 2013 models, a few old mustangs, and one race car. (It didn’t have stripes. I was referring to my shirt.)

That’s okay. What the car show lacked in futuristic vehicles, it made up for in evacuations. Apparently someone kept pulling the fire alarm. J and Vince assumed it was some dumb kids. I assumed it was someone acting out of desperation to see some flashy vehicles. You know how it goes. Pull fire alarm —> see fire trucks.

Oh well. At least I wore a cool outfit. =)



Dot Dot Dot

By | fashion statements, outfits, style, winter | 6 Comments


Jacket: LOFT. Shirt: J.Crew (similar). Jeans: Mossimo (old, similar). Boots: Diesel (similar). Bag: Cole Haan (old). Necklace: F21. Bracelets: a few old ones, plus a new one from Swell Caroline. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

According to my poll, outfits and style posts are welcome on this blog. I haven’t posted many recently, mostly because I got sick of people who don’t understand the point asking me things like, “Do you think you’re some kind of a model now?” and “Don’t you care about anything other than clothes?” and “Are you going to make fun of me if I wear the same dress to two events in a row?”

For the record, I do not think I’m some kind of a model. If I could style a model every day and post a photo of her on my blog, I would do that. I’m well aware of the fact that I’m 5’1″ and at least a few pounds overweight (working on it), which basically makes me the furthest thing from a model there is. Besides, if you wanted to see models, I’m assuming you would pick up a real magazine, and not come here looking for outfit posts, right?

Second, I care about a lot of things. But I occasionally blog about clothes and fashion because it’s fun. =)

Third, I wear the same stuff over and over and over again. Less is more when it comes to clothes, and I would never judge anyone for wearing something multiple times.

Glad we got that out of the way. Now let’s all have a fabulous, polka-dotted week. =)






By | memories, music, winter | One Comment

Four years ago today, I got some sad news. At the time, it was still necessary to compile a CD for a drive home to NJ, so I rushed to burn one for a last-minute trip home for Grandma Tillie’s funeral. I called it hurry.blurry.flurry (I always used to name them) because it pretty much described the situation (and it rhymed). The last song on it happened to be this one, which my cousin, my brother, and I listened to in the car on the way from the funeral home to the repast. I left my copy of hurry.blurry.flurry with my cousin because we all agreed this was the perfect song to remember Grandma Tillie.

So, today when she tweeted me a link to this video on YouTube, I smiled and decided it was about time I shared it with anyone else who may want to take three minutes and 22 seconds to think of Grandma Tillie today (or any other day for that matter).

For the record, hurry.blurry.flurry went like this:


Also, proof that Grandma Tillie was ridiculously awesome and hilarious:


As if you hadn’t see that one before… 😉