I had an event to go to for work Monday night and I didn’t want to wear a tired old suit so instead, I jazzed up a cute black jumper. It was still conservative enough for the type of event I was attending, but it allowed me to add some flare and personality. Here is what I have put together for what to wear to a business event.
1.J.Crew Factory polka dot blouse; 2. Black jumper dress, similar at Bluefly; 3. Nice bright jacket from J. Crew; 4. DKNY opaque black tights; 5.Essie’s she’s pampered; 6. Interesting heels from Anthropologie; 7. A cute sticky notes and fun pen from Paper Source for note taking; 8. kate spade handbag, large enough for all your stuff!
What’s better on a cold, rainy, winter day like today than a bowl of bouillabaisse? Nothing. With a side of crusty bread? Even better. We used a recipe from a French Cookbook very similar to this recipe with orange zest that adds a very interesting tang to the fish stew.
|We used dried herbs instead of fresh. And yes, we buy store brand herbs.
Since Easter and Passover are early this year (end of March) I feel like things are getting “spring-y” earlier than normal. And by “getting spring-y” I mean the stores already have their spring decor, clothes, etc… out for sale already. I can’t help but already be getting in a spring-y mood – here are some of my favorites for the upcoming season!
|J.Crew Collection Gilded Brocade Bomber Jacket – I LOVE this jacket for spring. It’s sold out, but I wonder if it will come back…
|babyGAP Knit-waist Skinny Dot Jeans in yellow (I already bought these for Z).
|Ted Baker London metallic oxfords from Nordstrom. Metallic oxfords are definitely on “my list” for spring.
Check out more spring style ideas on my Pinterest board for my style and baby style.
We had a great week in this house:
The gift I got my husband for Valentine’s Day finally arrived – 4lbs of Tennessee smoked slab bacon from Benton’s Smokey Mountain Country Ham. And boy does this bacon have the smokiest flavor I’ve ever tasted! And it’s very thick. Obviously I’ll have a couple bacon-themed recipes to share with you next week.
We also did a lot of walking this week…I think Z is close to letting go and walking on her own.
My husband and I had a date night at Olives in Charlestown, the food was great…especially this yellowfin tuna tartare.
After much thought (and a small poll on instagram) we picked a paint color and my husband painted our upstairs hallway. Turns out, the color is almost identical to what the hallway already was. D’oh! At least now it’s fresh paint and looks clean and sharp.
Have a great weekend – here are some fun links:
Obviously if you watch Downton Abbey you are devastated and still recovering from Sunday’s season finale. That’s all I’ll say in case you haven’t watched it yet. In the meantime, here is Downton Abbey if it took place on Facebook.
In honor of the Oscars this Sunday: here are the 12 best Oscar acceptance speeches…ever.
My favorite headline of the week: Now You Can Go Postal Too with USPS Clothing Line. What? It’s for real!
Did you see Gwyneth’s GOOP was a magazine this week!
And finally, have you read the article this week from the Atlantic on modern “DIY” Parenting? I found it interesting.
I have been obsessed with J.Crew’s sequin birds top since it came out. Sadly, it’s sold out online, but I found it on clearance (sale on sale) at one of their stores recently. I thought I’d put together an outfit based on this interesting tee.
1. J. Crew sequin birds top; 2. Madewell denim jacket; 3. AG skinny jeans in army green; 4. Red plaid scarf from Forever 21; 5. Pheasant teacup bangle from anthropologie to keep with the bird theme; 6. Red agate strand bracelet from Macy’s; 7. Hinge Fraser Oxfords; and 8. Cross-body bag from Kate Spade Saturday (the cross-body strap doubles as a belt!).
I wanted to share some Valentine’s Day highlights from our house…
We started the day with some heart shaped toast
and red roses!
For dinner I used this recipe for beet and goat cheese ravioli…
they were really delicious even though it was quite the “labor of love” to make these because I made them heart shaped, of course.
At least I had some help!
The day ended with white chocolate mousse topped with raspberries made by my husband.
I hope your Valentine’s Day was full of hearts and sweets as ours was! Have a great weekend – here are some fun links from the web:
Here’s a good source of NYFW news and reviews.
And see specific designers’ shows here.
I of course loved the J.Crew presentation!
Sesame Street Upside Downton Abbey – the Carson Muppet is great.
I love these embroidered initial necklaces I found on etsy…
I am just seeing the new Nanette Lepore juniors line at JC Penney – l’amour, it’s cute and SO affordable.