One word of advice for you married folks: Never stop dating your spouse. Ever.
Top// Forever21 Shoes// Guess via TJMaxx Jeans// Nine West via Marshalls Clutch// TJMaxx
I honestly didn’t even realize that Nine West made jeans until I found these cigarette pants. I actually found them on clearance so I couldn’t leave them. It’s actually pretty difficult for me to find jeans that are a good length on me without my having to roll them up. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good rolled up pant, but sometimes I want to be able to wear heels (btw, I seriously could’ve worn these shoes ALL DAY…they were so comfy) and have my jeans stop right at my ankle.
Our sweet friends (with the biggest hearts and the best teeth) gave Jay and I a night out at a very delicious italian restaurant. I don’t eat pasta (that isn’t gluten free) very often, but this place has some seriously yummy food.
I think Jay had the pork loin with a grilled peach (which I ate) and roasted potatoes with rosemary. I had pasta with shrimp and a light lemon sauce. It was glorious. The atmosphere was relaxing as well. Jason was heading out on a work trip so it was the perfect time to get some face time with one another before he left and before I got busier.
Sometimes we have to purposefully uncomplicated our lives and just be together. Have (or make) a meal together. Enjoy a nice glass of wine. Go for a walk and watch the sunset.
One of my 500,000 (mild exaggeration) god children graduated from Kindergarten. For some reason, this morning, Jason and I were on serious Jamaican people time. Fortunately, we got there while he was still sitting with his classmates so I could get a photo of him. He was so proud of himself, sitting up there with his piercing blue eyes that was intensified by his blue shirt, holding his diploma. It wouldn’t have been E if he wasn’t wearing a tie with skulls and cross bones.
Seeing E at his graduation made me reminisce a bit. I remembered the age of simple delights like cookies, playing on the playground, loving all of your teachers (I mean, what kindergartener didn’t?), and falling asleep in the car and having your mom carry you in the house. Ah, those were simpler times.
The first time I saw this top, it was actually from a distance. I thought it was a floral print, but when I got up close, I realized it was more like watercolor. I also really love the pleating on the bottom portion of the top because it adds a bit more structure to it.
I absolutely love going to TJ Maxx. I always find a variety of styles that I can mix and match to suite my taste. Here are a few things I’ve picked up on a recent shopping trip.
I haven’t worn skirts often because I’ve had a lot of trouble with fit. But this trip, I had quite a bit of skirt success. I tried on another adorable skirt besides the one I purchased. I left it because it was a little too big (insert a triumphant “woooooooo”).
I loved the mustard skirt but it was a little too big. I didn’t purchase the striped skirt because I only liked it, I didn’t love it. The same thing went for the white peplum top (which I’m regretting now). The blue lace dress was a little too much for me. I’m no prude, but I’m not a freakum dress kinda gal.
Here’s a little lookey loo at everything I picked up individually.