Friday, May 15, 2015

NYC by music.

Holy crap I freaking love this.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

On prioritizing.

'cause I'm greedy!
Over the past few weeks, I have become a master of prioritizing and a student of "letting it go".  Out of absolute necessity, life lately has forced me to rank what's important and set aside what can wait...  I've basically become a living billboard for the mantra "you can have it all, but not all at once".

For example, yesterday I managed to have a crazy productive work day, a date night with my dude, watch a kick ass hockey game, pack for a business trip/family celebration long weekend annnnd do 3 loads of laundry. This morning I left for my business trip with the piles of said laundry sitting on my couch (I just left the laundry my couch!!) Last weekend, I flew to Florida with dirty dishes in the sink (ahhh!!!) and piles of unopened mail sit on my kitchen table for days on end (gasp!) In another lifetime, I never would have been able to let these things go, they would have eaten at my soul and made me feel unsettled and off-balance. But the reality is that I can't be working and socializing the way I want and keep my home as tidy as I like it. When I looked at everything on my plate, I decided the laundry could wait. The t-shirt quilt coupon can go unused. The DVR can stay messy and full. I'm having it all, just not all at once.

Editor's Note: I vacuumed at 6:45am before leaving the house... I NEEDED to vacuum so I could come home to a pristine carpet. Baby steps!? 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hump Day Distractions

Hooraaaaaay for hump day!
You guys, I did it! I'm wearing my crop top!! After weeks of putting it on and taking it right back off, today I finally mustered up the confidence to sport my Zara eyelet crop top (thanks to my "work completely alone at the home office" day and "event in Brooklyn" night). So far I'm feeling good and let me tell you, nothing keeps you out of the snack pantry all day like a crop top!! Here to keep you distracted from snacking or whatever your personal battle du jour may be, are some delightful distractions from around the web. Enjoy!

* Read this. Then sign it. We need paid leave for women NOW! (ps- According to the International Labor Organization, the US joins New Guinea as the 2 countries out of 170 that provide no cash benefits of any kind to women during maternity leave. EEK!!!)
* Some super chic graduation gifts that will make you the coolest friend/sister/aunt/etc at the party.
* Zucchini Noodles with pesto - time to put my new spiralizer to work!!
* An adorable topknot hairdo just in time for summer.
* Girls with flowers will make you smile:)
* If you make it to your 102nd birthday, you can put your teeth wherever you damn well please!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

I woke up like this.

This was the scene in my living room/home office this morning... remnants of a margarita-fueled celebration of Mother's Day/Dr. H's 31st birthday. I'd say the evening was a "most interesting" success (who knew all he had to do was ask and they'd let him walk out the door with that giant cutout!?) 

It's been a whirlwind few days since I last blogged, including a book club rooftop gathering where I enjoyed the season's first sip of rose wine (and turned that sip into an entire bottle. By myself. #ThursdayNightDecisions) and 36 hours in Boca Raton where Dr. H and I got our Nana lovin' on (#SuperGrandkids). Our household has also become completely consumed by THIS ongoing saga and the week ahead includes business in Baltimore and graduation celebrations in Boston (#CantStopWontStop). But as always, I'll do my best to keep the posts coming so I can share important articles like THIS (a must read for those of you who enjoy a cheap mani/pedi) hair updates like THIS and of course adorableness like THIS. Happiest of Mondays... stay thirsty my friends!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hump Day Distractions

Words to live by.
Hello hello and happy hump day! This week has been a weird one for me - strange pacing where the days go slow, but then suddenly speedy and I can't seem to remember what day it is - you know the kind. Thankfully hump day is a milestone I can use to get my head straight and from here on out it's a countdown to the weekend. Come and get it!!

* Moms - here are all the apps you need to turn your iPhone into your new BFF.
* These honest sympathy cards are absolutely amazing (and sure to bring a smile to the face of a friend in need)
* Style tips for the month of May.
* An easy cheese spread recipe? Yes please.
* In case it's been a while since you thought about the gorgeous offspring of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe (#CruelIntentions4eva)
* A highly endorsed PedEgg replacement to get your feet ready for sandal season!
* Poor Kate. Poor gorgeous, smiling, princess-producing Kate
* Goodbye hockey... long island sends its regards :(
* THIS looks awesome. Gonna have to!
* When advertising doesn't advertise what they wanted it to (instead, something way more amusing)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sheer is not a dress color

Apparently this passes for "dressed" these days...
As you all know, I will forever lust after an invitation to the Met Ball and obsessively study and adore the outfits of all the fancy people who are actually lucky enough to attend, but this year I must lodge a complaint. Attention all ladies: Sheer is not a dress color!

I have the utmost respect for women who rock bodies so hot that clothing should be optional and I fully support women with a daring fashion sense, but there is a difference between sexual/risqué and nearly naked/lingerie. As fashion has embraced sheer fabrics, plunging necklines and cutouts in all sizes and locations, I've found myself longing for the days when red carpets meant elegance and risky choices still involved actual fabric. Lately, it would seem that the more naked you appear, the better and while I would give ANYTHING to look like those ladies (and even if the Met Ball is a place for daring and costume-eque outfits) it seems ridiculous that these women feel the need to reveal so much at a red carpet event. Is this what high fashion is now? Is that what is required to turn heads? I don't know how we got here, but sheer is not a dress color and I think it's time my famous lady loves remembered that!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Croc Confessions

Cute. Comfy. Croc. (3 words I would not expect together!)
The sun is shining, temperatures are high and it would seem, that maybe, just maybe, spring is here to stay and summer is actually on the horizon (huzzah!!) Over weekend, in an attempt to enjoy this amazing turn of events, I spent lots of time outdoors, walking around, and I was once again faced with a crisis many women are familiar with... the age-old fashion vs. function debacle. 

I have always been a fashion over function lady (duh), but as my knees and back grow older (WTF!?) and my patience for discomfort gets shorter (I'm only human!), my quest to find shoes that look adorable, but also support a full day on my feet has become a priority. So yesterday, as I was strolling Soho in sassy, strappy sandals which felt only marginally more supportive than if I'd been walking barefoot (arg!), a moment of desperation and curiosity led me into the Crocs store. That's right, I said Crocs. And I found THESE and they are, my friends, a game changer. Made of that magical lightweight croc material that is somehow both cushiony and supportive, I slipped on the Leigh Wedge and knew I'd found a solution to my fashion vs. function summer shoe situation. These bad boys are so comfortable and so cute, I might even purchase a second pair in a different color (I bought "storm mushroom" which is pale blue/demin looking over a tan wedge). 

Now this hearty endorsement of a Croc style does not mean I am behind going full Mario Batali (just, NO, not ever), but if you're looking for an adorable summer shoe that's both comfortable and cute, the Crocs Leigh Wedge is the shoe for you!