Friday, October 10, 2014

FASHION FRIDAY: EUROPEAN FLAIR

Happy Friday!  I always love Fridays and the weekends, but I especially love today because we are jet setting to Spain!  Rich, the boys, my in-laws and I will spend one week there.  I am so excited to go to Spain because I have never been, and I'm happy to take the boys to Europe this young...I want them to grow up to be jet setters and enjoy traveling the world just like we do!  So in honor of going to Spain, I figured I'd put together an outfit that I think has some European flair.  The weather in Madrid now is very much like the weather is here right now in New York (layers are key).  I found both this top and sweater at (where else?) TJ Maxx and thought they would be perfect to bring.  The top is silk and has long sleeves, and the sweater is perfect to layer over anything when it gets cool in the mornings and at night.  The open toe booties are from Marshalls, and I think the color is perfect for fall.  Well, I'd better get back to packing!  I don't think I'll have much time for blogging, but I'd love if you follow along on Instagram! Hope you enjoy and hope you all have a great weekend!






Top: Nine West via Marshalls for $24.99 (similar here)
Sweater: Marshalls for $24.99 (similar here)
Jeans: Calvin Klein via Marshalls for $34.99 (similar here)
Booties: Nine West via Marshalls for $49.99 (similar here)
Bag: Calvin Klein (old, similar here)
Sunnies: Ray-Ban
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WARDROBE WEDNESDAY: BIRTHDAYS ARE MORE FUN IN SEQUINS!

A little over a week ago I turned 35!  Yes, I'm in my mid-thirties!  Should I scream?  Should I be scared?  Some say 35 is the new 25...right?!?  More like, yeah right!!!  Haha!  Seriously, I don't know if I agree with that or if I even want that.  I'm happy to be 35 and a mom of two sweet little boys...at 35 I feel alive!  And that's why I decided to wear sequin pants for my birthday (see below)...because birthdays are more fun in sequins!  Am I right?  It was a great birthday, my parents got me my all time favorite cake from Ferrara's Bakery in Little Italy (Italian Wedding cake with vanilla and chocolate custard, a hint of rum, and almonds on the outside).  I look forward to it every year...it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!
 Rich also took me out to dinner at Whispers Restaurant in Spring Lake.  It's a BYOB, so we got to bring a nice bottle of wine our good friends gave us.  It was such a fun date night!

Oh, and how could I forget?  No birthday would be complete without a little shopping right?  Well, on our way to dinner, I made Rich drive me to one of my favorite stores (Marshalls), just so I could get a few birthday goodies (a.k.a #fabfound)...yes, I ran in wearing my sequin pants while Rich waited in the car.  The life of a shopaholic!

Happy Wednesday everyone!






Necklace: Stella & Dot
Bracelet: Sira & Mara
Sunnies: Prada