Saturday, August 13, 2011

Date Night--for One!

This time, last year, was exactly one week before our wedding.  There were so many parties to go to, and so many last minute things to do.  It was exciting!  Next week, J has something special planned for our one year anniversary.  And I am so looking forward to it.  I have no idea what he has planned, but, I can't wait!

Even though we are now married, J and I enjoy some time apart.  I love him more than one person could love another, but I still cherish my "Me Time".  In fact, I think it's healthy to have time by yourself, regardless of your relationship status.  So, this weekend, J is at a friend's cabin in Northern Michigan, and I'm home by myself.

I'm having a Date Night, Just For Me edition. 

I spent the morning chatting with friends, catching up on each others' lives, and setting up times to meet up.  I spent the afternoon hanging out with my cats and going through my closet.  I would say "cleaning out", but yeah, that didn't happen.  Because, I realized that there was no way I could put anything away
-- I planned on wearing EVERYTHING soon.  Right?  Riiiiight? ;)

And around 7 pm, I poured myself a glass of delicious red wine (Sangiovese),
put on my Domestic Diva (!!) apron, and cooked a scrumpdiliumptious chicken stir fry.

What can I say, Perfect Date Night,
For One. 

Cuddling with my baby panther.
I love him so much!

This dress was one of my purchases from last Sunday.
 And it was only $25.  Great deal--I love it!

I'm really digging lace lately...

This ring is pretty old.  I bought it at a random store at the mall when I was in my late teens.
But, turquoise *always* works.

A chunky necklace I bought at a local grocery store, a few years back.

Ready to cook!

Looks delish, right?

Ta Da!
Dinner, for one.
(P.S.  I LOVE I Love Lucy)

Dress- Forever21
Flats- Boutique in L.A.
Belt- H&M
Necklace- Meijer's
Ring- Random shop 

So, tell me...
Do you ever have date nights by yourself?
If so, how do you spend it?


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crème de la crème

After not shopping for a few months, I woke up last Sunday morning just itching to shop.
I wasn't looking for anything in particular.  I just wanted to lose myself in racks of amazing clothing and accessories! 

I opted to wear something cute, but easy to change in and out of.

The shopping trip turned out to be a huge success!  I bought a new VS bra, a cute shirt, a couple of skinny belts, and a lace dress from Forever 21.  I can't wait to share them with you!

Button down shirt- Forever21
Black flats- Boutique in L.A.
Turquoise ring- Bought on our honeymoon in Aruba

Have you gone shopping lately?  
What did you buy?


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Come with me... a secret garden.

There, we will hum along with the birds
in the willow tree. 

And play dress up
the fireflies bid us goodnight,

Dress: Boutique in L.A.
Headband: ?!
Nude pumps: DSW

Styling wholly inspired by Betty Draper, from AMC's Mad Men.

P.S.  I just turned 27!!