Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Forever in blue jeans

If I had my druthers I'd be fabulous in blue jeans all the time. Jeans dressed down with flats or sneakers and jeans (dark wash of course) dressed up with a great top and shoes for night. I just love being comfortable. The kicker is...I HATE shopping for jeans. Period. I have come to learn after many years that for me it's worth every cent to spend the cash and buy a great pair of jeans that fits your body as best as you can find rather than buying 4 pairs at some other store that fit half ass. That said you have to find that style that fits you. This is where my distress begins. Well, this past Sunday I went to Saks Fifth Avenue and hit the motherload. Definition of "Motherload" = 1 pair of jeans and a coat. But, not without issues. First off where do you start? Citizens of Humanity, Rock and Republic, Seven for all Mankind...you get my drift. I think I literally took 60 pairs of jeans in the fitting room while I was there. Did I mention my visit to try on jeans took way over an hour and made me sweat? So, I'm in the fitting room and obviously start trying on jeans. Oh good god. I'm not really sure why the pair for $275 didn't make my ass disappear all together but they didn't...not getting those. Then comes the next pair that somehow make me look like I'm a child trying on adult clothes. (I'm 5'2" I always have to get pants altered) Seriously, I put one leg through and then another and pulled the jeans up, zipped and buttoned them and the pant legs looked like octopus arms hanging off my legs. Why would I pay a ridiculous amount for jeans if I'm going to have to cut off about 3 feet to have them altered? That's like throwing away 100 bucks. Okay, so after trying on 60 pairs (once again, no lie) and getting horrific chafing marks on my upper thighs from pulling up the jeans as quickly as possible to get this experience over with I finally found a pair that fit like a glove. (Maybe because they have stretch) Whatever the reason I don't care. Oh, snap! It's worth the moola and they are super comfy. I had them altered and they will be ready for my trip to NYC on Thursday. Oh, and I also found an amazing cream, short, belted trench coast by Cynthia Steffe that was too excellent to leave behind! Until my next jean escapade...hope you all have a better experience shopping for jeans than me!

p.s I applied Aquaphor over night to my chafing thighs and I'm back in business.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Got snow? Eh, unfortunately...that would be a yes.

Geez, just when I was gearing up for some nicer weather we get nailed with a snow storm, I think we got at least 4 inches. Okay, it is pretty but come on. I'm ready for Spring. Wishful thinking I know living in CT. The sunny side of this is that Hunter and I played outside this morning and had a ball! That little man loves to eat snow almost as much as he loves playing in it. Too funny. Time to make lunch, then off to the gym then to get a movie and cook a yummy meal for tonight. I'm ready to huddle in on the couch with a glass of wine (or 3), a movie, my husband, my 2 year old sleeping peacefully and popcorn. Let the snow games begin! Happy weekend!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

NYC here we come!

SO excited! Just found out last week that the Mr. and I are headed to NYC for two nights sans the little man! Yippee! I haven't been to the city since college. That was a LONG time ago! The Mr. and I have a work dinner to attend next Thurs. night and then we are on our own until Saturday. My Mom and Dad are going to hang out with the little guy while we play. Ahhhhhh... can't wait! We are staying at the Waldorf Astoria on Park Ave...hello shopping. Any suggestions on must do's or must eat at's while in the city???

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I heart this....

I loved it and so did Hunter. He picked out this great Vineyard Vines tie for his Daddy for Valentine's Day! Pretty cute huh?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Barcelona Dinner Update...

Sorry, no pics to show...I was talking too much and forgot to get my camera out.

Had a fabulous time though! The tapas were excellent and so were the cocktails (Absolute Citron/Soda/Splash of O.J.= HELLO LOVELY!). The company was even better. There were 6 of us total...I knew the organizer of the dinner and I ended up meeting 4 new girls. One has a little boy that's 15 months old, she works 4 days a week and has Fridays off. The other two girls are married and work full time and the last is a single (dating someone exclusively) Pediatrician. They were all so nice, funny and just plain a lot of fun. I must say it was a much needed outing. It was nice to finally meet some people here. Funny enough almost all of them have moved to the area recently. Who would have thought? We all shared where to shop, get your hair done, where not to go, what resturaunts to check out...blah, blah, bah, you know the really important stuff. So, bottom line: great night. And, it actually got a little better when I got home. I decided to check my email and I got an email from a super nice girl that I met at the Playground last weekend when I went with Hunter. She invited my to join her play group on Fridays...apparently, there are about 6 others involved. I never thought I'd be so excited to get asked to join a play group, when did this happen? Anyway, just when I was about to lose it I'm starting to meet people and get my bearings little by little. Phew. I was ready to pack my bags and head back to MA. I think I'll stick out CT for a little longer:) The Gold Coast is starting to shine.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Yeah, well I'm not headed to Spain but I am headed here Friday night for a girls night on the town. I'm REALLY looking forward to it. We moved here in December and I still don't know many people...I'm hoping to connect with some of these gals tomorrow night. Should been fun-I'll keep you posted.


I'm hoping...

That the premier tonight will keep me engaged. I'm not sure what the word on the street is about this show but I'm ready to give it a shot. I'm definitely a night owl. My husband is up at 5am, hits the gym then heads into NYC. That's about alluring to me as getting two black eyes on prom night.(thank God that never happened-there could have been permanent damage done there) I've never loved a super early morning with a workout in the mix. I have to work out in the afternoon. Period. So, that said...we are unfortunately on opposite schedules when night hits. Once Hunter goes to bed around 8pm I'm just ready to detox my mommy brain, catch up with the Mr. before he hits the sac, design jewelry if I'm in the mood, check emails and and maybe watch a good TV show. I hope I'm not the only one that treasures the quiet night hours.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Jackie O never dissapoints

My mom gave me the book A Family Of Poems by Caroline Kennedy for Christmas. I loved reading it, I read it in one sitting. And then I read it again. I'm a HUGE beach lover. I grew up near the beach. I used to go to the beach to reflect when I was happy or sad. I still do. It's sort of my church. I love the sand, love the smell, love shells and sea glass, love feeling the sun on my SPF slathered skin. Basically, if you haven't gathered already I love it all. Upon reading this book of poems I came across this one that I resonated with. It made me smile. My dream is to have a house on the Ocean. If you've seen the movie Something's Gotta Give, I'll take that house, interior decorating and all-it's amazing!!!! Then the poem made me slightly annoyed because here in CT it was snowing today...although the snow was quite pretty I'm overly ready for Spring. Time to plan a little beach trip I think:) Enjoy...


When I go down by the sandy shore
I can think of nothing I want more
Than to live by the booming blue sea
As the seagulls flutter round bout me.

I can run about-when the tide is out
With the wind and the sand and the sea all about
And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish
Oh-to live by the sea is my only wish.

Jacqueline Bouvier