Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Fancies: Workwear

Happy Friday friends! This week was short and long at the same time. It was a good one, a busy one for sure. I'm so happy that I'll have tonight with some old coworkers at one of my favorite places, Toby Keith's for some good music and food!

This week is workwear essentials! Since I teach, my workwear kind of varies. Sometimes, I go the pencil skirt route with an oxford and flats, other days I'll wear a cute dress with boots. But other days, I'll wear something like this:

Work It

I got this skirt and purse from Target the day of the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection. I can't wait to wear them all some more this fall. This purse is my new go to and I love it oh so much! And I can't say enough about those flats: they're insanely comfortable. Occasionally, I'll splurge on flats that are comfortable to be worth the investment. These are! This would be a dream jacket. Am I right? Gorgeous!

Hope you all have fantastic weekends! Enjoy these summer like temperatures!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Doing the Run Around

Ahh! I feel like I've just been moving at a non-stop speed lately. But then again, don't we always? I feel like the beginning of the school year is always crazy. I always try to get into a good rhythm of waking up early, planning good lunches, figuring out when to get my runs and workouts in, hurrying from piano lesson to piano lesson, and then coming home at night to eat, relax and get ready to do it all again. On top of that, my younger sister Mary and I are training for the Hot Chocolate 15K that's only 5 weeks away. This is my first big race and I'm so excited!

But I've realized that I need to be better about the little things I used to be so good at: catching up. I've lost time for simple things like calling my friends and family and checking in. I miss them, I really do. Though it's been a crazy (almost) 2 months, I need to get back on my track of making those calls, writing those snail letters and then my other favorite simple thing: knitting. I have not picked up my needles all summer and now that fall's here again, it's the perfect time to pick them up! There's a million great things up on The Purl Bee once again and I want to to make some. I've got the itch!

Have you had hobbies or things you've lost time for? What are you wanting to pick up again this fall, if anything? Maybe I should make blogging one of them! I miss that too!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Fancies: Fall Wishlist!

Happy Friday everyone! TGIF right? It's actually been a very productive week for me, and it didn't really feel that Loooonnnnggg like last week did haha! But nonetheless I'm so excited that Friday's here with a weekend ahead. I've been working a lot, but have definitely found time to enjoy homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes with my mom, go on perfect beginning fall runs with my little sister, and unwind while rewatching Season 1 of Smash. Though I am excited for Fall TV to return. Shark Tank anyone? (aka my Friday night ritual!).

Fall Wishlist

Anyways, to fancies! Here is a bit of my Fall Wishlist, although I have to say, I'm very happy with my closet and feel like I'm ready to conquer fall! I took advantage of Target/3.1 Phillip Lim last week and walked away a happy camper with this satchel. It's the perfect fall/winter/working girl bag and bonus, it has a cross body strap! But on my list would have to be that beautiful J.Crew Field Jacket and a pair or black skinnies. Oh and did I mention that the October J.Crew Style Guide came in the mail? Loved a lot of it, including those smoking slippers and dress listed above! What's on your fall wishlist? Visit Long Distance Loving to check more out!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Fancies: a chill in the air!

Happy Friday! Hasn't this been such a long week? I battled a silly cold last weekend, and still have a few of the remnants...ugh! But it's been a good week too. Yesterday I met Mary at the Everygirl Event at Bloomingdales. They recently renovated their handbag, makeup and accessories area and Danielle and Alaina were there to celebrate! There were tasty eats, free wine, and lots of different makeup artists showing off their stuff. It was so fun to catch up, I love blogger events!

falling in

On to fancies! So I've been eyeing this sweater since it came in the catalogue. The price? Not in my budget right now, but always in my Friday Fancies budget! Those Old Navy jeans with the zippers on the sides are on my radar, I've seen them styled and they're oh so cute! I also recently got a pair of booties that remind me of these for way less (only $20!) but same type of style that's been around for a few seasons now. and that bag. I love it!

Hope you have fabulous weekends! Enjoy the first weekend of fall!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Fancies: Transition to Fall

transition to fall

Happy Friday all! No time to chat today, but this summer linen sweater is the perfect transition piece on its own, but top it with this J.Crew beauty of a jacket, and voila, you've got something a little more special! Hope you all had great weekends and hope the weekend is even better! I'll be stepping out for charity with my friends in the Electric Run for Special Olympics. What are you all up to?
 P.S. I know we'll be seeing that 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag everywhere soon, but I still love the color and the shape of it! Hopefully there'll still be some left!