12.30.2011

Friday Things

We had a wonderful holiday that was full of friends, family, too much food and wine!  It was a total whirlwind and I can't believe it's over already! I of course didn't take any pictures at all.   Friday is finally here, it's been a long (quiet) week at work and I'm ready for the 3 day weekend. 

 Do you all have any fun New Year's plans?  We decided to lay low this year, it's been a crazy year so we're ready to welcome 2012 with a night at home.   Does that make us old??



Don't worry we'll probably still have champagne and delicious food minus the crowds and expensive tabs!

If I was going out I would love to wear this dress below...

We're going car shopping this weekend. I'm just in the preliminary stages of looking for a new car for me.  I'm not sure if I want a sedan (b/c I commute 45min each way) to save gas or if it's time to move up to an SUV because we'll probably have a family in a few years.  So we'll see! 

Here are my top choices:

it totally looks like a Audi without the price tag


I've heard the batteries are really expensive to replace on hybrids and since I'm going to have this car for a long time I'm not sure this will work- but I still haven't confirmed this 



As you can see I'm kind of all over the place with the cars I like! Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated! 

I hope you all have a happy new year!

12.24.2011

Merry Christmas!!

I hope  you all have a very Merry Christmas!!

This is too funny not to share:

12.23.2011

Week in Pictures

I'm so happy to finally be on vacation, if only for 4 days it's still 4 days away from work which is always appreciated.  Here's what I've been up to this week:

Christmas creamer to brighten up the morning coffee...


new black booties I  got on major sale on Piperlime...

My co-worker gifted me this adorable N mug from Anthro

A little wine and cheese to relax after a long week...

Stemless wine glasses as an Xmas gift from one of my vendors...perfect!


I'm just finishing up my wrapping and getting ready to enjoy the holidays!! I hope you all are too!

12.21.2011

Zig Zag Dress

So I purchased this Everly Zig Zag dress below after spotting it on the website Sosie, it was only $43.00 and I figured I could definitely find a place to wear it!  Well the dress turned out to be more of a tunic on me since I'm tall but I loved the pattern too much to return it.





I ended up wearing it to K's 30th birthday party with a pair of leggings which worked but I have totally found a new, fun way to wear it.  I decided on a whim a few weeks ago to tuck the dress into my Jcrew city mini one morning when I couldn't find anything to wear before work and see how it looked and it totally works as a shirt now too!  It's cute and comfortable which I'm always looking for with work clothes.  I think this idea can work with a few other dresses I have too which just extends my wardrobe further without spending any money. 


Sorry for the crappy Blackberry photo and do you love my crappy $5.00 mirror from Target... it's probably time for an upgrade on both

12.16.2011

Catching Up

Here's what we've been up to in pictures...my sister got married, we enjoyed our summer, we had trips to Philly, NYC, K turned 30









2011 was a great year and I can't wait to see what 2012 holds for us and I'm actually excited about turning 30 next year! 

12.15.2011

Christmas Wish List

I don't really need anything for Christmas since I pretty much buy myself things when I see them but just in case here are few things I am hoping for...

1. Longchamp Le Pliage travel bag preferably in black, navy or taupe :)



2. Kindle Touch with 3G
I've couldn't decide if I was ready to give up holding a book in my hand but I think this will be great for travel and weekend trips when I don't want to lug a book around and now I won't owe the library hundreds of dollars because I can't return books on time!



3. J Brand Lovestory Flare Jeans
I am so over skinny jeans at the moment and totally into the flare trend and could really use a pair of these




4. Timex Easy Reader Python Watch


What's on your Christmas List?

J.Crew City Mini

Run don't walk to your nearest J.Crew and purchase this skirt! I had been eying the City Mini ever since it first hit the catalog this fall because it looked like the perfect winter skirt but I was a little hesitant with the price of $85.00 but I was also in serious need of a new winter skirt so I finally pulled the trigger last week and bought.

Let me just say... best. decision. ever. This is seriously the most comfortable skirt because it has an ELASTIC waistband. Seriously people I feel like all of my pants or skirts should have an elastic waistband because these things are awesome. Plus it's considered a "mini" but it not too short on me at all and I am 5'9 so I can get away with wearing it at work. (my office is biz causal). I purchased it in black and I'm going to get the gray and maybe the bronze rust or bright dahlia too.







What color do you like best?

TGIF

I'm so happy Friday is finally here so I can relax and enjoy myself this weekend.

Have you all seen the trailer for New Year's Eve? I'm TOTALLY OBSESSED- it looks so cute!! For some reason these celebrity packed movies always suck me in, like Love Actually or Valentine's Day. Plus there is always plenty of eye candy ie. fashion, NYC, and hot guys


New Year's Eve by teasertrailer

I just purchased these Jamieson Ankle boots by DV by Dolce Vita in black and I love them.  I wear them to work at least 2 times a week and they just bring something different to a skirt or dress. Plus with a 2.25in heel they are comfortable and don't make me too tall.  I'm considering getting the taupe pair too.



Plus I got mine from Piperlime with a 20% off coupon.  I love Piperlime and would love to buy everything on there if I could afford it.

I must admit I'm super excited for Breaking Dawn to come to theaters.  I was a vampire and Twilight hater for a long time but my book club convinced me to read them and I became obsessed just like everyone other girl around the world! Plus Robert Pattinson is easy on the eyes


Happy Friday!

xoxo,
~Nat

I'm Dreaming of a White...

Kitchen!

Cheesy I know, but we've been talking about re-doing our kitchen for some time and I think we're finally going to make some moves! Since we're just in a townhouse and this isn't our "forever" home we're not going to splurge on anything major but we still want it look nice and be functional for ourselves and future renters or homeowners.

Here is what the kitchen currently looks like- this picture has bad lighting (and is kind of old) but you get the idea of the drab cabinets and counter tops:

Since the space is small and gets very little sunlight (as you can tell) we want to paint the cabinets white to brighten things up. We haven't decided on the counter tops yet but I'm leaning toward black for a nice stark contrast. The kitchen is currently painted Sherwin-William/Duron Grassland.

SW Grassland

As of right now I'm planning to keep this color but I could always change my mind, so you never know. We're still in the very early stages so right now I'm just collecting all of my inspiration images and contacting contractors.


Here are some inspiration photos that I am loving right now:


 I love the white and dark wood  island

 Loving the light counters 

Love the black and white with the dark wood floors



Love the pendants... would love a butcher block if I had room

Love the pendant lights and white marble

This one might just be PERFECTION!!

xoxo,
Nat

Ready for Fall

The temps in the DMV area today are so wonderful! There was actually a chill in the air when I stepped outside this morning.  That cool feeling and the start of school in the area totally has me dreaming of fall. Now I have to admit I am a LOVER of summer and all things light and airy but I am definitely feeling the fall fashion trends this year!
Here are a few of my current fall loves:





I am love, love, loving these Tory Burch boots! I seriously need these and a black pair if only they would go on sale...







I have always had a love for leopard print but I'm think this belt with these pants below would be delightful





 I love Jcrew minnie pants, they are so comfortable and professional enough for work- I think I need a red pair this season





I've been eying this Marc Jarcobs for about a year now and I this dirty martini color would be great for fall




 I really think I need to add a pair of booties to my wardrobe this year






I.die. I seriously need this Jcrew coat in my wardrobe, I love everything about it.  I am loving red this season!


xoxo,

Nat
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