Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sabbatical Chronicles- Day 6 -Golden Tresses

There is nothing like the fresh feeling you get after visting the salon for a cut and color.  I always feel like a million bucks.  After getting all gussied up (my hair that is, I went low key today with a tank and cargo pants) my hairdresser and I went to visit the new organic restaurant in Willow Glen called Hay Market, oh so yummy.  When I got  home my new necklace was waiting for me, ahh the simple pleasures. A perfect day.   

Tank- Old Navy
Necklace-  Lia Sophia "Galapagos"
Sunglasses- House of Harlow

If you are ever in Willow Glen, stop by for a fresh organic meal:

Hay Market •Willow Glen•


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sabbatical Chronicles- Day 5- Feels Like a Saturday

Fresh mani/pedi + thinking it is a Saturday = Life is good

Dress- H&M
Sandals- Sam Edleman
Panama Hat- J. Crew
Necklace- Vintage

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sabbatical Chronicles- Day 4- Sweet Conflicts

 To check the Blackberry or not check the Blackerry, that is the question.  I know the idea of sabbatical is to turn it all off, but how does one do it when work is part of one's daily life. Just a sweet little conflict that I am going through today (don't mind me).  I think by week 2 I will have this thing all figured out.  Another sweet conflict today, mixing patterns.  Still love the idea of it as I have seen so many good mixes out there, so I attempted once again to mix a little floral with stripes.  To see past attempts, see here, here and here.

Today my day consisted of a few things:

1. Workout a 7:00am.  ( I slept an extra 15 minutes, woo hoo!)  
2. A lovely walk through one of my favorite towns- Los Gatos
3. Picked up a pair of black cigarette pants (the "Minnie") at J. Crew
4. Organized a bit in the closet with those fabulous huggable hangers
5. A quick trip tp Trader Joe's with my mom (I managed to buy all sweets, naughty girl). 

How do you like the hand behind my head, now if they were only bunny ears.

Shorts- H&M
Tee- J. Crew
Shoes- Steve Madden
Necklace- Forever 21
Flower Pin- H&M
Beautiful day in Los Gatos

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sabbatical Chronicles- Day 1

Today my day consisted of just a few things:
1. Sleep until 10am
2. Read a magazine
3. Run to Sephora for mascara
4. Early dinner with the parentals and hubby. 

I think I will call day one a success. least I got dressed and took a shower. 

Happy Friday!

Dress- Gap
Sandals- Sam Edleman
Necklace- J.Crew
Sunglasses- Marc by Marc Jacobs

Thursday, August 25, 2011

End Of The Line

It's my last day in the office.  Six weeks of relaxation and fun awaits me (hooray!).  What shall this girl do first?

Jacket- H&M
Jeans- Seven for All Mankind
Shoes- Nine West
Necklace- J. Crew
Top- Free People
Tank- Old Navy
Gigi kitty wondering what the heck I was doing?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meet Me On The Court

Having a work event today at Campo Di Bocce, a nice way to wind down the work week.  Meet me at the court if you have the time!

Dress- H&M
Shoes- Converse for Target
Bag- J. Crew
Sunglasses- Vintage Rayban
If you are ever in the Los Gatos area, plan a visit for good food, wine and a little bocce ball competition.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Day to Dress Up

Love this light ethereal tank that I spotted at Urban Ourfillters a few weeks back.  The delicate flowers, airy silk paired with my pleated midi skirt makes me feel like I can float right on through the day.  I almost feel  a bit angelic (yeah right, I am naughty to the core as my hubby would say).    
Doing my happy dance, t-minus 3 days until I am off!

Love when new roses bloom in the yard, so pretty.
Top- UO
Skirt- Modcloth
Shoes- Simply Vera Wang
Necklace- Nordstrom (ages ago)

Monday, August 22, 2011

S is for Sabbatical

Starting in 4 days I will be on a 6 week sabbatical from work (how crazy exciting is that!) 47 uninterrupted days of non-stop fun.  Oh and honey, chores are really not part of my plan. (just sayin).

Today I thought it would be fitting to start my last week of work wearing boyfriend jeans for a more laid back feel. I have to ease into laziness right?

Now, if I can only get focused on the work I have to do until then.

Boyfriend Jeans- Current/Elliot
Top- H&M
Shoes- Simply Vera Wang
Bracelets- Vintage Bakelite

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Things I Love- Huggable Hangers

Can someone really LOVE a hanger? As I was randomly walking through the Container Store with a friend I ran into these Huggable Hangers. Thought to myself, these are slim and would help conserve precious space in my closet.  The added non-slip velvety finish  prevents clothing from slipping off the hanger.  They have worked wonders for my tiny space. My closet is going to be so organized and I will have MORE space for new addtions.  Now, how can I get the thousand hanger unit bulk rate?  

Friday, August 19, 2011

Playing in the Beauty Aisle

Playing in the beauty aisle once again and picked up some great colors for Fall. Can't wait to get a mani to show off that fabulous green shade. What is it about wandering the aisle for hours playing with colors that makes this girl all giddy?

Happy Friday!

1. Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3 Kit - Dazzling Metallics
2. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick- Crimson
3. Essie Nail Polish- Going Incognito

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Celebrity Copycat- Bar Rafaeli

Drawing a little inspiration today from model Bar Rafaeli's peachy causal look.  I added stappy sandals and some jewelry to give my version a little polished look for the office.  Which celebrity do you draw inspiration from?
Via Frugal Fashionista

 Skirt- H&M
 Jean Jacket- GAP
Sandals- Sam Edleman
Necklace & Bracelet- J. Crew
Tank- Express