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Jeans

The weather here yesterday got no complaints from me.

It was in the 60’s just how I like it and I only hope it stays like that for a while. (wishful thinking on my part. always)

Will, Lily and I went on a long bike ride and we also stopped by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Will hadn’t seen it since the renovation.

So, the weather was great, the bike ride and the garden were fun, blah, blah, blah. Whatever. What I would like to talk about on here today is jeans.

Skinny, high waisted jeans at that.

I found the perfect pair and they didn’t cost more than $100.00. Heck, they didn’t cost more than $60.00!

The days of me spending $200.00 on jeans have been over for a while. Not only do I no longer work retail therefore don’t get the great discount but we are also a family of 3 on 1 paycheck.

So, goodbye 7for all mankind, Joe’s, AG, Diesel.

I had not purchased a pair of jeans since before I got pregnant with Lily. Not only has my body changed in the 3 years but I was also sick of the few jeans I had.

I tried Gap, Urban Outfitters, F21. None of their jeans fit me right.

Then I decided to go to Levi’s and try a few pair there. I knew just what I wanted. I wanted high waisted, regular blue denim with not a whole lot of stretch. Preferably no stretch.

I tried a bunch of women’s jeans and none of them fit the way I wanted them to fit.

So, I told the sales person I wasn’t opposed to men’s jeans. I wore men’s 501’s all through high school.

He brought me a pair of 510 super skinny men’s jeans and as soon as I put them on, it was like I heard angels singing in the fitting room.

Bingo! Perfect! Just what I had been looking for.

Good old denim that feels and looks like denim. High waisted just right. 30″ inseam so they hit at the ankle just like I wanted.

The only thing that was weird is that in men’s jeans you have to go up sizes. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Weird.

Whatever size, I don’t care. 510 men’s super skinny, I love you!

What about you ladies? Do you have a jean you just love and live by?

Linking to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

hat- uo. scarf- zara. sweater- f21. long sleeve shirt- tj maxx. jeans- levi’s (men’s). booties- f21

Will is a levi’s kinda guy too. 511’s

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A Bryan Ferry kinda night

Bryan Ferry performed here on thursday night.

Unfortunately none of us got it together and got tickets but, we had a Bryan Ferry and 80’s music dance-athon at Darren’s house.

It was a super fun night!

Here are some cell pics of what I wore. (sorry no pics of us dancing. i was having too much fun 🙂 )

Linking up to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

P.S.- Can I just also say that every time I put on a pair of ripped whatever, I am always reminded of my late grandfather who when I was 16 tried to give me money so I could go buy some pants with no holes. It’s funny how some things always stay with you…

earrings- Anthropologie (gifted by Will). top- GAP

cut-offs- Will’s old jeans. satchel- Zara. booties- F21

melasma and sunspot free skin- Rodan&Fields Reverse Regimen

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Bad teacher, a girl movie date

I’m loving my weekly (or almost weekly) dates with K.

This past wednesday we went to see Bad teacher.

We snuck in some champagne and chips (what, you don’t? you should) and enjoyed Cameron Diaz in a funny performance.

After the movie we had some pizza and wine and afterwards headed over to K’s house where we had the most fun playing with all her clothes.

It was so great trying to see what I could come up with in someone else’s closet.

We both decided that pencil skirts and head scarves are definitely the way to go for this fall. 😉

Linking up to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

headband- CVS. jacket- UO (many moons ago, stenciled by me). tank- Theory. bag- Anthropologie. denim cut-offs- Will’s old jeans. belt- UO. booties- F21

at K’s place in K’s clothes. pencil skirts and head scarves

her death dress sure was a lot of fun lol

high waisted skirt with scarf as belt. i like the geo print trench with it better

A girl date

Wednesday night I had a dinner and movie date with auntie K.

I left Will and Lily playing in the pool and auntie K and I headed over to Books&Books for dinner and then to the movies to see The Tree of Life.

The food at Books&Books was great as always (love that place) but the movie???

I feel like I didn’t get what I wanted.

Don’t get me wrong, I love artsy flicks more than your average person but, I feel like The Tree of Life was trying too hard. (as well as having too much science/discovery channel scenes)

I also feel like every movie I have watched lately has no ending and I’m tired of “make up your own ending” kind of movies.

Have any of you seen The Tree of Life?

What did you think?

Linking to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

 

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Mommy Style Update

Last night was a monumental night.

Lily stayed with a babysitter (my friend Jocelyn) and I went to my first hockey game. (first sports game ever actually)

Jocelyn came over at 5pm and Will and I left at 6.

We had a great time at the game and Lily had a great time with Jocelyn. (thanks Jocey!!)

Here’s what I wore.

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Mommy Style Update

Happy saturday everyone!

Yesterday was a nice cool day here in Miami, we were having a “cold” front.

Lily and I met up with Claudia and Sofia at Fritz’s bike shop so we could get Claudia all set up with a bike and a child seat.

It didn’t turn out so well.

The child seat didn’t suit the bike she had purchased and Sofia fell off the bike and hit her forehead on the cement floor. 🙁

Thankfully she is ok, she is a strong little one.

Today we are going 2 hours north to visit our good friends who have come from L.A. to see family and baptize their little Sisto. (what to wear?????)

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

scarf- Zara

 

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Mommy Style Update

Flying…. UGH, I HATE it!!

I must say that I have gotten a LOT better about it.

Can we talk about “plane” fashion?

I don’t understand those girls who wear super high heels and tight clothes when they fly.

I wish I could wear my pajamas and socks!

When I fly, I usually wear some kind of legging/jegging, a tank and a cardigan/loose shirt.

What do you like to wear when you fly?

Cardigan- Zara (when you pack light, you get to wear the same cardigan 4 days in a row)

shirt- French Connection

tank- Old Navy

Corduroy skinnies- Anthropologie

booties- French Connection

bag- Urban Outfitters

Mommy Style Update

Yesterday was another day in the 60’s but, with a bit more rain.

I loved the Raleigh farmers market.

Will and I will definitely be shopping there when we move here.

It has EVERYTHING!!

I had one of the best home made lemon bars I have ever had (Hayes’s are better) and I had Cheerwine for the first time (yummy!).

 

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Mommy Style Update

I’m trying to get back into fashion because I have missed it. (don’t worry, it is still a baby blog and there will still be a lot of Lily pictures)

I’m trying to actually get “dressed” every day like I used to before Lily was born.

I feel like I have become quite lazy about dressing and taking care of myself so, I figured this will at least make me motivated.

It might not be a daily post, or it might , either way, here’s the debut of MOMMY STYLE UPDATE.

Today: The classic white shirt.

Everyone has done it.

Mine is actually a pajama top that was hanging in my closet so I thought “why not?”.

Lily and I went to the library, to lunch and to the post office and this is what we wore:

 

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