Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sneaky Style!

Alright, I am four days away from spending a weekend on my feet touring Washington DC and Baltimore! I need comfy stylish shoes, that can take the wear and tear, and still look cute with my sun dresses and skirts (because that is all I wear.)
Shame on me, but I've never been in the market for sneakers. I have two types of shoes in my closet- work pumps/flats and running shoes. Not much in between. And I despise flip flops... You will NEVER catch me in flip flops Monday- Saturday.
What sneakers can you recommend? Vans? Converse? Toms? Keds? Nike? HELP!

Here a few looks that I like, and that I think I can pull off.














Saturday, August 16, 2014

How do you tuck?

One thing is for sure- I never fully tuck. I usually side tuck with tee's, half tuck with button downs, or just front tuck. Below I wear the same outfit two different ways- first front then half.

How do you tuck?


 Skirt: Target | Shirt: Gap | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella and Dot


Thursday, August 14, 2014

All aboard with MedSailors

Can you imagine spending 7 days aboard one of these yachts with your closest friends, sailing in and out of bays, island hopping through out the Mediterranean? One word comes to mind: HEAVEN.
MedSailors offers three amazing countries to visit; Croatia, Greece and Turkey. Depending on which trip you pick, the Voyager or Discovery, it is available at an affordable price. The one little problem, is the flight to Eastern Europe. So book in advance!














Floral

Ahh... florals! I just love them! 'Why don't I have more floral prints?'... I ask myself whilst twirling in this skater skirt. They are just so pleasing. Don't you think so?
Could it be because Miranda Priestly resounds in your head when you speak 'florals'.
"Florals... For Spring... Groundbreaking."

Ah, I love it so much.

And what is even more risque... Florals in a JUNGLE!





 Tee: JCrew   | Skirt: Target | Flats: Target (little girls) | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Bracelet: JCrew



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Beach Adventure, anyone?

It has been 4 years since I've seen a proper beach.

...

yeah.

...

So, with only a couple weeks left in August, I am attempting to plan a beach trip. I'm thinking somewhere in Florida. I will be traveling solo and plan to stay with airbnb. Have you heard of it? It was recommended to me by a friend who used it, it is a wonderful concept.. and if I do go I will certainly be staying with a host for uber cheap. Like less than $70 a night!

What beaches to you recommended? I've been wanting to go back to Ft. Lauderdale, but I've read St. Petersburg is one of the best beaches in the US. I am not looking for a party city, I am merely looking for a beautiful safe and clean beach to snorkel and lounge at all day long for a few days. And maybe a cute quieter restaurant/bar to visit at night. So Miami is out of the question. ;)

I need your advice! In your opinion, what U.S. beach do you recommend for a September vacation?


xo
Mattie

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Travel Plans!!

While waiting for my life to begin this summer, I've realized that nothing big is going to happen by waiting, SO I've decided to just GO; to just fly with the wind... and this little breeze is heading east (and a bit north) to a place I have no memory of visiting: Washington DC. I know I've been there before, in the year 1988. Being less than 1 year old at the time, I of course don't remember. A good friend lives out there who I am so excited to see again and cannot wait to do all the touristy stuff with.

The Plans: 


National Aquarium, Inner Harbor Baltimore

National Mall, Washington DC

Smithsonian

The White House

 Thomas Jefferson Memorial at night



 The Holocaust Memorial Museum

Must visit at night too!

Georgetown Row Houses

 Georgetown

 Georgetown cobbled streets

 Georgetown Cupcakes!

Baked and Wired

 There is so much to do! I better stick to this guide!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Guess who's back :: Back again

August.. no.

Please planet Earth, slow up your rotations- stat.

I can't even find time to train for my 3rd half marathon, let alone blog!
Eek! The pressure is on.

So, I won't bore you with the deets of what I've been up to in the last, oh, 4 months, but lets just say I've been dating, shopping, working, and pet sitting. And throw in a few pool parties that I planned for myself- the surprise: I was the only one invited. Thanks to this wonderful family that lets me live in their house and take care of their doggie while they vacation in France for 3 weeks. Just so we're clear- I'M the lucky one in this scenario! (ha.)

Argh- can anyone out there help me connect my sound system to my receiver and TV?

I need a man in my life- hey handy man, come into my life already.

For goodness sakes, READ MY SHIRT!











PS- completely surprised by my liking towards this lip balm stain by Revlon... it is SO much better than their lipstick. Their lipstick drys my lips out so much that the next day they practically peel and hate my face. This stain is completely different- and the red is oh so perfect red. And it will LAST until the next day! I wore it to work, then dinner, then still woke up to colored lips! Beautiful! No reapplication needed.. (for normal wear that is). Wink.



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