Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wine Tasting

A summer Sunday in eastern Long Island calls for something casual yet elevated, and comfort is a must for the car ride and bar stools.

Top and short: Loft
Shoes: Marc Fisher
Necklace: J.Crew

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Black and White

My very favorite combo, and with a print, even more fun. The closed-toe pump makes it client-friendly since on this particular day, there were many.

Skirt, blouse: Loft
Shoes: Prada
Necklace: Tiffany Key
Bracelets: David Yurman

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Its OK Thursday

Its OK...

To spend $300 on supplies for your 2 year old's first week at 'summer camp', only to realize you forgot to buy diapers

That scoring  new pair of shoes on sale at Bloomingdales is more exciting than anything else a Thursday lunch hour could possibly offer

To go to the gym at 7:00 and let your husband put your toddler to bed, because that is the only way to watch the Housewives on Bravo in peace

That Wednesday's recycling bin contained more empty beer and wine bottles than any other item (its summer!)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Neighborly Envy

Ive often heard people lament the fact that Pintrest serves as a daily reminder of all the things we want but don’t actually have. That ones ‘Pintrest life’ is far better than one’s real life. So is the feeling when living across the street from neighbors, at least 15+ years your senior, whose social calendar and hostessing schedule make you energetic, then envious, and finally depressed. Last week alone they had guests 5 nights out of 7, requiring red Solo cups by the case. On Saturdays around 7:30, when Tucker is just falling asleep and I am blissfully pouring a glass of wine, the tell tale sign of a rocking Saturday night looms across the street as the omnipresent babysitter mobile pulls up and parks in front of our window. A taunting reminder they will be out at a fabulous event, child-free, until the wee hours of the morning.

The warm summer nights make this envy even more acute, as festivities are taken outdoors, and the pressure to have fun filled evenings and weekends bursting with action is at its peak. Suddenly wine on the back patio or an episode of Housewives loses its luster and I feel like I’m missing out, not fulfilling the summer mandate for fun in the sun. When a holiday weekend approaches, I must quickly scroll through all unread texts messages and ensure plans for the tot are made and confirmed. I have heard that security and inner calm come with age, but I am still waiting. By 'age' perhaps they mean 40 and not 30. Until then I'll learn to enjoy the view from across the street.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer in Cubicle Land

Though always difficult to stay dressed well, comfortably and appropriately when working in cubicle land, the humidity of July makes it even harder. (Today is also Tucker's first day of 'summer camp' so many tears were shed while dressing.)

Top, pants and necklace: Loft
Shoes: Cole Haan
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: J.Crew (try this one)