Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Recipe: Stovetop Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

Happy Tasty Tuesday
One of the worst thing about cooking is the cleanup that goes along with it so I tend to gravitate towards dishes that use as little pots and pans as possible. This way after I have a full belly I don't need to worry about doing dishes when I'm done eating and instead I can sit back and relax. This specific recipe is a quick cleanup and can be made entirely on the stove top.

  • 1 box cellentani or corkscrew pasta
  • 1 block of sharp cheddar cheese from the cheese section of your grocery store
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 package of bacon (whichever brand/type you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • pepper to taste
  • Cook pasta in pasta pot according to box directions. When boiling, add sea salt to water to give it some flavor. Once pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.
  • In a skillet cook bacon until crunchy. Drain grease from skillet (don't pour it down the drain because it will clog your pipes) but don't rinse out the skillet. 
  • Place cooked bacon on a plate or cutting board and chop it up into pieces and set aside. 
  • Add heavy cream to used skillet and bring to a boil.
  • While waiting for cream to boil, begin grating the block of cheddar cheese. 
  • Once heavy cream is boiling, add grated cheese and chopped bacon back into skillet and completely combine. 
  • Once cheese has melted, add cooked pasta to skillet and stir to combine. Turn stove on low heat and let simmer for 6-8 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken up. While thickening, season with pepper.
  • Enjoy!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cream & Sugar

Well I thought that we had finally reached the end of cashmere season but apparently Mother Nature had other plans in store for us. This past weekend was a chilly one with temperatures in the 30s. We even got snow on Saturday, but luckily it all melted by Sunday afternoon when I took these pictures. I'm quite anxious to bring out my spring wardrobe so I'm hoping April will not only bring showers, but flowers and warmer temps! I also am starting to panic that my tan is quickly fading since I've returned to the states... I'm not ready to say goodbye to my glow.
Tonight after work I'm meeting friends with dinner and then we're going to see Cinderella. I've heard such great things about the movie and it doesn't hurt that Game of Thrones star Richard Madden is playing Prince Charming, swoon. I've come to the conclusion that the best way to combat a Monday is by making fun Monday night plans!

Sweater Charter Club, old (similar) // Jeans
Bag J Crew (factory version here) // Flats Ralph Lauren (similar)
Belt // Necklace Macys (similar)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Thoughts + A Weekend Recap

Happy Sunday!
This weekend was exactly what I needed after a full week of work post-vaca. I did not have the most exciting weekend, but I was looking forward to just chilling out and regrouping. It definitely left me feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the work week. 

This Weekend:
  • Friday night I got dinner and drinks with friends at Sliding Dirty, a new local restaurant that specializes in fun sliders and even better drinks. It was the first time I had seen these friends since before I went away so it was good to catch up on what I missed while I was gone
  • Saturday afternoon was spent working on the trip slideshow. I was put in charge of making a video from the pictures and clips we had taken from the trip so I was hard at work, from the comforts of my own bed putting together a production for my friends.
  • Today I got some scheduled blog posts done for the week, took pictures outside because the sun was finally shining and ran some errands. 
What did you do this weekend?


Weekend Reads

Good Morning!
After the snow we got yesterday, it was nice to wake up and see the sun shining. I'm hoping that by mid-afternoon all of yesterdays snow melts into grass. I just have to keep reminding myself that spring will be here soon, especially with April around the corner. 

Here is what I'm loving this week:
  • I discovered Lord & Taylor's Design Lab a few months ago and really fell in love with the brands spring collection. Well they recently expanded their line and have so many gorgeous dresses and tops in a variety of prints. Bonus: they're really affordable and always have sales!
  • Last December I got hooked on the podcast Serial, the story of Adnan Syed a highschooler who was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend. Well, I'm a sucker for a good crime story and my friend Meg recently got me hooked on the new HBO docu-series The Jinx: The Life & Death of Robert Durst. This six part examination tells the story of millionaire Robert Durst who was suspected of killing three different people, including his wife, over the course of thirty years.
  • Now that vacation is over, I've already started looking at flights to Chicago this summer for a long weekend. This means I'll be back to budgeting and scanning different websites for different flight deals, which is why I recommend this article on How to Save When Planning Your Next Trip.
  • The only good thing about coming home from vacation is seeing all the spring arrivals out in full force. I'm looking forward to going out to the mall next weekend and investing in a few key pieces for spring including these white skinny jeans from Madewell.
  • With easter right around the corner I've been researching different Easter themed desserts and bread ideas to try. These hot cross buns are the perfect mix and look delicious.
  • While in St. Maarten I lived in these Sephora temporary tattoos. They definitely will be a summer staple in a few months because they're like jewelry, except they can't fall off and you can wear them in the water!
  • Lately I've been on the job hunt, looking to promote myself professionally so I can "move up the corporate ladder." So I loved this article by the Everygirl about 5 Ways to Develop Confidence in the Workplace
**Update: I also wanted to share with you the good news that Georgia has been found!! You can read all about her reunion with my friend Eric here!**

What are you up to this weekend?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Four

This weekend could not come soon enough. The full week after vacation is always the absolute worst and I still haven't fully caught up on post-vacation exhaustion. I'm looking forward to finally getting caught up on sleep and blogging this weekend while remaining in my pajamas for as much as possible. 

Here is what I'm loving this week:
I'm not a huge follower of college basketball, especially since I've graduated but I am loving all the fun brackets that have come out of the NCAA Championship. Buzzfeed is currently hosting a live bracket for the hottest male celebrity and there are so many good looking men to vote for. Personally, I'm rooting for a final 4 of Zac Efron, Adam Levine, Chris Pratt and Kit Harington. Don't forget to vote!

One of my friends who traveled with me to St. Maarten last week suffered a devastating blow upon his arrival. Eric left his pup Georgia with his parents while he traveled with us for the week. While his parents drove back to Atlanta to drop Georgia back to Eric they were hit at 80mph by a drunk driver. Their car rolled a few times along the highway and miraculously his parents escaped without a scratch. However, during the chaos of the rollover, Georgia ran out of the car and into the woods. They haven't been able to catch her, however there has a been a few sightings. Atlanta bloggers and friends, please share Georgia's story so she can be reunited with her family.

I was so proud of the students of my former alma mater this weekend when they protested outside a local billboard in our area. I had driven by the billboard created by Teakwood Builders Inc a few times and found it offensive so when I saw on the news students were protesting I applauded their efforts. The billboard depicts a beautiful kitchen with the phrase 'your wife wants me' next to it. Female students lined the roads with signs stating "I can buy my own kitchen," "I prefer an office," and "Women left the kitchen decades ago". Despite the fact that the builders refuse to remove the billboard, it was very moving to see girl power in full effect in my hometown.

This week I started a new book and haven't been able to put it down. The Cuckoos Calling tells the story of Cormoran Strike, a struggling private investigator hired to look into the "suicide" of famous supermodel Lulu Landry. With the help of a new assistant, Strike plunges into the celebrity world to determine if Lulu's death was actually murder. I love a good mystery novel and this is definitely a fun read.

What are you loving this week?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Best People In Life Are Free

It has been quite difficult to get back into the swing of things this week. First of all I am missing my mafia crew who I vacationed with and second of all the jump back into cold weather has not been the easiest transition. So my apologies in advance if over the next week I continue to post on my vacation to St. Maarten because I am missing my friends. Let me start off with a quick recap of my adventures so you can get the general idea of the craziness that was our trip to paradise.

Where we stayed:
We rented out a 26 person house, located on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Our home for the week was three stories tall with two pools and a hot tub. It was located on the waterfront with a hotel casino next door and a tiki beach bar only a short walk down the beach away. 

What we did:
  • Our days were made up of three main things: sand, sun and drinks. I may or may not have gone a little overboard on the last two, but when in Rome... 
  • Our nights were made up of games, dancing and eating. Again, overdosing on all three made for plenty of laughter and memories. By the end of the trip my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard, it wasn't uncommon for impromptu dance parties or karaoke break out in the house.
  • We traveled to various beaches on the island, where we lounged, visited the local beach bars, and jumped on trampolines located in the middle of the ocean. Some friends parasailed, but I preferred to have an aloe massage on the beach. 
  • Visited several restaurants in both the Dutch and French sides of the island. St. Maarten has some of the most amazing restaurants I have ever enjoyed. The fish was so fresh and their meals were creative and delicious. One night I dined at Spiga, an world renown Italian restaurant where I enjoyed delicious wine and homemade ravioli stuffed with short ribs, it was amazing.
  • Took over the bars. Since there were 26 of us it was not uncommon for us to take over any bar we entered by claiming the dance floor. Wherever we went people were shocked and impressed at the size of our "family." I definitely had to step up my dancing game after watching some of my friends moves.
  • Traveled to the Prickly Pear, a private island in Antigua with the bluest waters I have ever seen. I'm going to do a separate post on this trip because it was absolutely stunning and have so many pictures to share from it. 

Jumping on the trampoline in the middle of the ocean!

My beautiful roommates for the week!

The view from our house

I'm the luckiest girl in the world because not only do I get to travel with a crew of lifelong friends, but I also get to travel with my three cousins who are like brothers to me. It's nice to go on adventures together as family and make these memories together. 

Again, my apologies in advance for bombarding you with posts about St. Maarten over the next week, I'm just dreaming of going back to paradise!

Tell me about your favorite vacation you've ever taken!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Recipe: Chicken with Peanut Thai Noodles

Happy Tasty Tuesday!
It's not very often that I think of peanut butter and consider it an item I would use as a dinner ingredient but it was the perfect flavor for this new recipe. My cooking specialties have always included Italian and Mexican food but lately I'm trying to incorporate more Asian inspired dishes into my repertoire. This dinner was very easy to make and packs a a great flavor punch.

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tsp Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 12 ounces uncooked asian noodles
  • 1 large package of chicken breast strips
  • 2 cups carrots, diced
  • 1 medium red pepper, sliced
  • 2 mushrooms, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts (optional)

  1. In a small bowl, whisk peanut butter, chicken broth, lemon juice, soy sauce and Sriracha until fully blended.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions, set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, cook chicken, carrots, peppers, mushrooms and garlic over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Stir peanut butter mixture into skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3-5 minutes or until sauce slightly thickens. Then pour noodles into skillet and stir to combine entire mixture.
  5. Garnish with peanuts and green onions.
  6. Enjoy!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Heaven is a Place on Earth

Hi Friends!
I know it's been awhile but I'm back from paradise.
I've had the most amazing vacation with friends that are like family and spent most of my days with a drink in my hand staring at the bluest waters I have ever seen. 
I'll be back to my normal blogging tomorrow but I wanted to provide you with the one and only blog outfit photo I took for the week. I had all intentions of capturing my outfits and showing them off but I quickly realized that taking a break from blogging and just focusing on soaking up every experience offered to me was much more important. The most important things don't involve a price tag and it felt so wonderful to take a step back and just live in the moment. I'm leaving this trip with lifelong memories with the most amazing people and I'm already counting down the days until next years big adventure.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

5 Jewelry Pieces Every Girl Should Own

The right accessories can make or break an outfit so it's important to invest in a few pieces that will be sure to add some pizzazz to your wardrobe. The key is to stand out in a good way and find pieces that make you shine. Great accessories don't have to break the bank either, there are plenty of affordable pieces out there that are cheap and stylish. Accessorizing can be confusing for some ladies so I'm here to talk about my 5 favorite investment pieces.
  1. Bangles: I'm a big fan of rocking the "arm party" where there are multiple bracelets stacked. Yes, it may jingle when you walk but layering bangles add personality to an outfit. I suggest investing in a few basic gold bangles that you can pair with any outfit or other jewelry set.
  2. Statement Necklace: The goal of accessorizing is to enhance an outfit, especially on those days when you're feeling uninspired by your generic outfit. The statement necklace turns a boring outfit into an interesting one. I suggest owning three different statement necklaces: a metallic one that can go with multiple outfits, the long statement necklace that will look great with dresses and sweaters, and the pop of color necklace for when you're feeling feisty!
  3. Conversation Piece: Jewelry is all about telling a story and expressing yourself so I love the idea of having a piece that gets other people talking. A conversation piece can be the statement necklace listed above, or it could be a funky ring, long chandelier earrings, or a crazy bracelet. Kate Spade makes some of my favorite conversation jewelry because they always have pieces that have silly says on them that stand out.
  4. Watch: I'm new to this bandwagon, in fact I just bought my first watch a couple weeks ago. In the past I always just used my phone to check the time, but I was unaware of how a watch can be used as a fun accessory more than a practical product. Watches look great layered with bangles (see #1) and can be a great piece for the working girl looking to feel professional in the office.
  5. Simple Gold: Most of the jewelry I listed above is bold but I definitely can appreciate the simplicity of a delicate gold necklace or ring. Not all outfits call for a crazy piece of jewelry and sometimes feminine chains can add a nice touch.
What are your go-to jewelry pieces?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Recipe: Crock-Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage with Horseradish Sauce

Happy St. Patricks Day!
In honor of this Irish holiday I wanted to provide you with a traditional Irish dish, corned beef and cabbage! Although I'm mostly Italian, my grandmother was Irish so I definitely have a love for Irish cuisine. Sometimes corned beef can be tough, but when you cook it in the crock-pot it becomes a melt in your mouth dish that it worth trying. **Be prepared, this meal takes all day to cook in the crock-pot so you will want to plan accordingly.**

  • 2lb corned beef brisket
  • 1 head of cabbage, wedged
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3-4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 brown potatoes, diced into cubes (you can leave the skin on)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup horseradish
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard


  • In crock-pot, place corned beef brisket, sliced onion, carrots and potatoes.
  • Pour 4 cups water over mixture and season ground pepper over top of mixture.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • After 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high, open top and add wedged cabbage on top. Put top back on and cook for another hour on high. 
  • 15 minutes before cooking is complete, grab a small bowl and combine sour cream, horseradish and spicy brown mustard, set aside. 
  • Remove corned beef brisket and slice up, serve with cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions. Use horseradish mixture for dipping sauce.
  • Enjoy!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day but since it also coincides with Tasty Tuesday I decided to showcase my green outfit today instead. Even though I don't look Irish, I have about 25% Irish blood running through my veins so it's important that I put my best green foot forward to celebrate this holiday. Currently I'm in St. Maarten so thankfully I'll be rocking a green sundress instead of this cold weathered outfit for the actual holiday but I couldn't resist showing off this amazing green blazer I bought a couple years ago in the Gap. 
Not going to lie, this jacket is BRIGHT. It's basically neon and I always get so many comments when I wear it because it definitely makes me stand out in a crowd. However, its such a bold fun piece that I'm so happy it made a place in my wardrobe. Since the blazer is obviously the conversation piece of the outfit I decided to stick with a black and white canvas to make the blazer the centerpiece. 
I'm not sure if St. Maarten really celebrates St. Patricks Day but tomorrow we are going to a Mardi Gras event that involves plenty of street vendors, live entertainment and a parade. I think it will be fun to experience a non-traditional St. Patricks Day celebration. I'll let you all know how it is!

Blazer Gap, old // Top Ann Taylor, old 
Booties ALDO, old // Bag Kate Spade, old
Ring Kate Spade, old (similar)

Will you be wearing green tomorrow?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Thoughts

Happy Sunday!
I'm officially in St. Maarten! I've scheduled a few posts for the next few days but other than that I am taking a bit of a blogger hiatus to enjoy the sun and sand!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Weekend Reads

Happy Saturday!
If you're reading this in the morning, I am probably up in the air somewhere between here and St. Maarten, but if you're reading this in the afternoon I should have officially arrived in paradise. The thought of feeling the warm sun on my face has me more excited than Christmas morning. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, here are a few weekend links for your reading enjoyment:

Weekend Reads...
  • My new favorite blogger chef is Chungah from Damn Delicious. She makes a wide variety of simple but creative recipes and she's become my go-to website when I'm looking for some inspiration. If you're looking for new recipes to work into your weekly repertoire than you should definitely give her blog a look. Also make sure you follow her on Pinterest too!
  • Speaking of recipes... how amazing do these mozzarella stuffed turkey meatballs look? I have a meatball recipe that my mom gave me years ago but I definitely want to try these sometime.
  • Looking to plan a last minute Spring Break trip somewhere but you're not sure where to go? Check out this list of 10 Spring Break Destinations for the Post-College Crowd. Cancun and Miami sounded fun when you were in college but now you want something a little more adventurous and a little less crazy. Included in the list is Costa Rica which was my spring break trip last year. 
  • Blogger Mackenzie Horan went to St. Maarten a few months ago and her pictures from her trip are absolutely stunning. I wish I had her photography skills!
  • Personally I'm always looking at ways to advance myself career-wise. I check the positions available on the state website weekly and I make sure I sign up for every opportunity to take a state test. I loved this article on Levo League that provided us with 15 Career Tips from our favorite Girl Bosses, I found it inspiring to see so many successful women making changes in their industries.
  • Looking for a pretty floral dress to celebrate the start of spring? This dress from Francesca's is adorable and affordable, it's only $48!
What are you up to this weekend?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Carry On

Tomorrow is the big day, at 6:20am (yikes), I'll be boarding a plane to St. Maarten. I am so looking forward to getting away from this winter to spend a week in paradise. On my bucket list trip is to do a little snorkeling in the clear blue water and to (attempt) paddle boarding. The house we are staying in provides kayaks and paddle boards to use at our leisure so I would like to try finding my balance on one, even though I'm concerned about how successful I will be because I can barely walk up the stairs without stumbling!
Anyways, whenever I travel I like to provide you with some type of packing post. I can be a terrible packer who notoriously overpacks things I don't need. However, practice makes perfect and I've gotten better as time goes on. Today I'll be discussing my carry-on essentials!
  1. Important Documents: Things like passports, money, credit cards, identification cards, wallet, and boarding passes need to be handy at a drop of a hat so make sure they are all together in a safe place that is readily available. It also doesn't hurt to have things like housing/hotel confirmation numbers, directions to the hotel, and rental car information.
  2. Entertainment: The more you're entertained on a plane, the quicker the flight ends and you can be one step closer to vacation. Snacks, water bottles, magazines, laptops/iPads, and books will keep your mind off of being thousands of feet in the air.
  3. Bag of Toiletries: Lets be real, airports can be GROSS so having things to freshen up during your trip will make you feel a little cleaner when navigating through the airports. Hand sanitizer, lotion, face wash, and Chapstick can help you feel as good as new after a long day of traveling.
  4. Rest & Relaxation Kit: Sometimes you just want to close your eyes and sleep through a flight, so earplugs, a neck rest and a eye mask can help you tune out the screaming child one aisle over from you. Add a pair of sunglasses to this list for when you arrive at your destination and the sun is shining!
  5. Change of Clothes (just in case): Unfortunately, sometimes the airlines "misplaces" luggage so it's important you bring at least one change of clothes for emergencies. Trust me, you'll be glad you have that clean pair of underwear and a fresh bathing suit when chaos arises. 
What are your carry on essentials?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Wine Not?

We're finally over the main hump of the week and hopefully it will be smooth sailing to the weekend! Tonight after work I'm going to get a mani/pedi for vacation so I'm looking forward to some pampering. I haven't gotten a pedicure since last summer so it will nice to have someone else paint my toes besides myself for once. Now here's my dilemma, do I go for a traditional bright pink or should I go for something more daring like bright blue or green?
Back to the outfit at hand, I dug out this cashmere turtleneck out of the back of the closet. Sometimes I'm guilty about neglecting the back of my wardrobe and I forget about the treasures that I have buried inside. This sweater is great because the cashmere makes it really warm, however it's a pretty lightweight sweater. I've been wearing so many bulky sweaters over the past few months that it was nice to wear something light and simple. I don't own very many turtlenecks but this is a great investment in a pretty color. FYI now is the time to stock up on cashmere sweaters for next year. Lord & Taylor has so many different styles and colors available for over 50% off right now. Since 100% cashmere can be so expensive the end of the year sales is the perfect time to buy a few for next season.

Cashmere Turtleneck Charter Club, old
Boots // Jeans // Bag Talbots, old
Necklace ALDO, old

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bikini So Teeny

So I'm a bit of a bathing suit addict. Come summer time I spend every weekend and some weekdays somewhere near water, soaking up the sun so I'm always looking for quality bathing suits that don't break the bank. I try and avoid tan lines as much as possible so I tend to gravitate towards a strapless bandeau style suit. In the past I always bought my bathing suits from Victorias Secrets because they were inexpensive and made my favorite strapless tops, but this year VS made a big change in their styling and they discontinued the top I loved. Overall, I was completely unimpressed with what they had to offer this year so I had to go on the hunt for a new brand. 
I'm a fan of Target's swimsuits but sometimes they're a little too skimpy for me, and don't always provide the coverage I'm looking for but last weekend I wandering into Aerie and fell in love. This year Aerie released a new bathing suit line for all shapes and sizes. Not only did they have a variety of different styles, but they had so many fun prints at an affordable price. I ended up picking up two suits for my vacation next week and during the next few weeks they're offering 25% off their entire spring break line. If you're someone on the hunt for the perfect bathing suit for Spring Break, make sure you pop into Aerie.

Here are a few of my other favorites:

My Purchases:

Have you checked out Aeries new line?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Recipe: Taco Boats

Happy Tasty Tuesday!
It's no secret that I love Mexican food, so I'm always looking for new takes on the traditional dishes. This specific recipe only requires a skillet to prepare, so it makes it easy and simple. One pot dishes are my favorites because not only is it an easy meal to prepare, it's an even easier meal to clean up. These taco boats will take about 15-20 minutes to prepare, and about 20 minutes to cook.

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 16oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 4oz can diced green chilis
  • 1/2 cup jalapeños (optional)
  • 1 cup salsa (I used medium, but you can used mild or hot too, its a personal preference)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup low sodium beef stock
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 pkg of Old El Paso taco boats (multiple options can be found in the Mexican food aisle) 
  • In a skillet, cook ground beef, onion and peppers on medium high heat until ground beef is browned and cooked through.
  • Add canned tomatoes and chilies (don't drain), salsa, water, beef stock, rice and jalapeños to skillet and stir to combine.
  • Add spices and mix.
  • Cover and cook on low for 15-20 minutes, or until rice has softened and most of the liquid has cooked off
  • Spoon meat mixture into taco boats, top with shredded cheese.
  • Enjoy!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Stripes on Stripes

I'm pretty sick of wearing boots everyday so I decided to pull out my white converse for this outfit post. I'm a huge converse fan, they're a great investment when you buy them in a neutral color like white or navy because they're comfortable and style. Although I'm wearing them with jeans now, come warmer weather I would definitely pair them with a fun short or floral dress as well. 
On the plus side while taking these photos this weekend I could hear the dripping of snow from my rooftop which means its actually melting! All weekend long the icicles hanging outside my window were dropping off so hopefully in the near future I will be surround by grass instead of snow for all these pictures!
I'm quite concerned this week is going to drag with vacation looming but I'm trying to put my game face on and tackle as much work as possible. Making sure I am keeping myself busy tends to be the best antidote for a 5 day work week. 

Sweater J Crew, old // Bag Kate Spade, old
Necklace Talbots, old // Jeans
Watch // Converse // Cheers Bangle C Wonder, old