spring cleaning.

thanks to a new car, we decided to finally clean out the garage this weekend and put an end to what was the surely start of some serious hoarding. in the process, i got a little sidetracked, as usual, when i found the box that held my elementary school goods. behold this gem within my third grade journal:

apparently this was the start of my new shoe obsession. and hopefully learning how to spell too... 


summer style sneak peek.

mondays are hard. tuesdays back at work after three-day weekends are sometimes even harder. add some gloomy weather and a lonely house while my husband is in miami, and it's pretty much a formula for a miserable day.

lucky for me, i had a sweet little surprise waiting for me at the door, thanks to bcbgmaxazria. and the ups guy was nice enough to shade it from getting soaked too.

want to know what's inside? here's a hint...i took a trend from the fall 2013 runway and am putting it into action early.


free bird.

a few weeks ago while browsing free people's new fp me social app and "hearting" all the items on my wish list, i spotted it. then, when i did a little friday evening shopping at bloomingdale's for a blazer soon after, i saw it in person and tried it on. i had to have it. 

named the "printed voile peacemaker" and "peacemaker print shapeless dress," it is everything but shapeless with it's high-low skirt and flowing sleeves. the tunic has a bit of effortless elegance among all its bohemian beauty. only one problem, even with my loyallist card, it still wasn't in my price ranges since we're trying to save. i reluctantly put it back on the rack.

so today on memorial day, when we went to the mall to search for some extra john varvatos tags before a's upcoming trip to cali, this free bird was sure to fly through the free people section too. 

there it was, marked down with an extra 40% off. add in my loyallist discount, and it was only $44. i'm a happy girl. the man will be too this weekend when i don't have to dig through my closet for something to wear. 

want your own? get it from bloomingdale's since this print is gone from free people online. otherwise there are two other patterns for you to choose from. can't wait to post my first inspired pic to the fp me stylist section...stay tuned!