Hi guys and gals! Sorry for my absence on the blog scene last week, the tax man callith. The only way that I could manage to sit down, concentrate, and do my taxes was if I had a personal ban on all things blog. Otherwise every time I logged on I wanted to comment back to you lovelies, and look at your blogs and your outfits, and recipes, and general fabulousness, ect. It was a tough battle, but I won, and my taxes have finally been submitted. Huzzah! Now let's celebrate with some floral prints and a promise I will never leave you again...until next tax season.
Land locked! No escaping to a beach front here. Drats! Time to play pretend with my nautically inspired outfit. Left my hair au natural for the beach effect, it always looks better after a dip in the ocean. Ah, well, here's dreaming for now.
close up of fabric, dainty tiny stripes
Pearl rings & Pearl bracelet: TJ Max // Little Crab Ring: ?...
When putting this look together I was surprised that I didn't have any clothing with nautical fonts since I love ocean/ beach inspired looks. Then realizing that my living room has a nautical theme, I figured this is probably a good thing as I wouldn't want to be camouflaged into it...
yeah, I'll let him be the lucky one.
The first day of spring has sprung! Along with it, retail spring fever. Last year around this time I was coveting cropped pants and this year the same thing! These playful polka dots have been on my radar for a few months now. When I saw them on another gal at the Southern Women's show in Memphis, I was sold. Express had buy one pair of jeans get the second for $29.99, though now these bad boys are on sale for $39.99. Not too shabby, especially since I liked all things cropped that they had to offer. What spring purchases are you craving?
There are two times a year when I realize I don't really have much green in my closet. Christmas, and St. Patty's Day. We are going to have to cheat and go with bright neon yellow green & turquoise, okay kids? Happy St. Patty's DAY!!! In honor of my namesake, though my last name is spelled with an "i" and has Italian not Irish origins, I am going to be making corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker today. MUAH!!! One of my faves that I have only on St. Patty's! Are you making anything special today? Will you be partaking in green beer drinking and ruben eating? Speaking of food, this weekend I had the opportunity of attending Jillian Michaels: Maximize Your Life Tour stop in Nashville. She had some great pearls of wisdom, such as which organic foods to put into your budget, ahem (meats & dairy). I am definitely a fan of her work out dvds. Her voice is authoritative. Just what I need to hear to push me to hold my plank pose a little longer. ; )