Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Currently Craving No. 5

Currently Craving No. 5





So...I'm going to file (almost) all of these lovlies under
#yeahright #agirlcandream #champagnetastebeerbudget!

Ok, now that we got that out of the way, let's discuss:

This spring I am really into accessories.

I think as my style has evolved I'm learning the importance of having really great basics on repeat and the power great accessories have to elevate and change those 'basic' looks.

Neutral flats with flair go with everything and can elevate a casual look or ground a dressier ensemble.

Whether structured or slouchy, seasonally hued (seriously crushing on mint) or a perennially classic color, a great bag can be a show-stopper!

A great pair of shades is the perfect spring/summer statement accessory. While I'm definitely favoring large tortoise shell options, those pink aviators are a fun twist on a classic shape.

A great piece of statement jewelry can transform any look and this spring's options do not disappoint! Not the statement-making type? Small details can pack a big sartorial punch. Try classic pieces in pastel hues or a dainty gold bangle with a fun bow detail.

What are you currently craving for spring?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stripes and Solids

{Shirt (also love this one) / Skirt: Kosher Casual - old (sim) / Necklace: Gift from my sister! (same - in blue) / Bag (love this one in Pantone's color of the season!) / Shoes: J.Crew - sold out (save, spend, splurge, cool pump version) / Sunnies} has been craaaazy busy lately, but thank g-d so many amazing things have been happening!

It's been over a month now, but in a lot of ways it still doesn't feel quite real yet...D and I BOUGHT A HOUSE!
We are so excited to be able to take this next step in our lives together, one that we have been dreaming about since we got married.
I'm looking forward to expanding my love of DIY to include larger home projects :) Compared to our previous apartments, I feel like I'm now living in my very own castle with my two princes, my princess and my knight in shining armour...thanks, D, for continuing to make my dreams come true - time and time again!

We finally had Y's 2nd birthday party and it was a blast! More to come about that :) of Thursday, Y and N have a new cousin!!! A huge Mazal Tov to D's oldest brother, L and our SIL, A, on the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Tamar Chenyah Esther (Adeline Grace)! We can't wait to meet her and shower her with love and kisses :)

I'll leave you with one last (unrelated) thought:
With one week until Pesach (Passover) for all who celebrate, I just wanted to share the following thought (credited to Rebbitzen Kigel - my shalom bayis mentor):

"Dust is not chametz (grain products) and your husband is not the korban Pesach (sacrifice).  Spring cleaning is not cleaning for Pesach. If you have questions, consult your husband and/or the Rav. If doing "extra" cleaning is going to cause you to yell at your family, you're doing the wrong thing. And try to remember that while we're removing the chametz from our homes, we need to be simultaneously removing the gaiva (arrogance) from our souls."
I definitely think it's important to keep these concepts in the forefront of our minds as we go into this last week of cleaning/kashering/cooking, etc. It's easy to get caught up in the stressors of this holiday and I this is great perspective of what we should really be focusing on. 

Let's make this next week a great one!