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2 Oct

Puppy Bomb

{What I’m Wearing: Shirt: H&M (thrifted); Moto Leggings: My Bajee Collection}

After taking last week off from blogging and other social engagements, I seem to have finally caught back up and gained control of my life again.  I re-prioritized and set goals for myself both professionally and personally for the next three months, and also over the weekend finally took care of a bunch of household chores I’ve been putting off.  It feels so amazing to check to-do’s off my list!

I’ve decided for the next few months I’m going to try a new strategy to my weekends.  I’m hoping to keep one day, usually a Saturday specifically to do chores and knock off a few tasks to complete long-term projects.    The other day, most likely Sunday, will be completely free to either relax or do something fun!  That way I’m still getting my much-needed downtime without sacrificing any household productivity.

So after getting all my Saturday to-do’s accomplished, I took to the “corner” (what I refer to the corner chaise of my couch) to sit down and read my Kindle.  One of my three-month goals is to have read three books.  I couldn’t get more than a page in without Portia barging in on me, wanting to play fetch or cuddle!

Puppy Bomb

Puppy Bomb

Needless to say, cuddling with Portia and a Real Housewives of New York City marathon wound up taking priority over reading.  But that’s what my Sunday “Funday” is for, whatever I feel like doing at that moment.

How did you spend your weekend?

Labor Day Laziness

3 Sep

My Labor Day

Last year, I went sailing.  This year, this is how I spent most all of my Labor Day weekend. On the couch, with Portia cuddled up next to me, finally reading my september issues and surfing the internet on my iPad. I very rarely have an opportunity to do basically nothing, so this holiday weekend I completely jumped at the opportunity. 

That’s not to say I didn’t leave the house at all. I took Portia for a few walks, and yesterday got myself prettied up (eyebrows done, nails done, etc) so I’m all ready for the fashion conferences this week.  I did a trial run blowing my curls straight to see if that should be an option for this coming week, and I’m glad I did because I hated the way it looked.  I’ll be rocking curls for sure this week.

Most importantly, I finalized my outfit options for both IFBCon and LuckyFABB.  I had a basic idea in my head on what I wanted to wear, but the big test was trying them on to make sure it all worked together.  I’m very, very pleased with what I came up with, and Jim even complimented me on them when I tried them on.  Jim’s my harshest critic, and rightfully so.  He has a great eye for fashion, art and design and has been known to spot trends two years prior to them coming into fashion (and loves to tell me “I told you so!” when it happens).  So if he liked my outfits I know they’re a slam dunk.

For IFBCon, I managed to put together an outfit that features my three “signatures” all into one look.  It’s got leopard, neon yellow, and cobalt blue all in one ensemble, and it looks no where near as crazy as it sounds.

IFBCon Outfit

For LuckyFabb, my priority was to wear something more for how it looked on me than anything else.  My curves love a bodycon dress, and this tribal/graphic print one I scored from ASOS suits that perfectly.  Paired with my favorite faux leather sleeve jacket and neon heels, it should be an attention grabber. 

LuckyFABB Outfit

Less than 24 hours and it’ll be fashion conference time!  If you are attending IFBCon or LuckyFABB and spot me, please say hi!  I have a tendancy to be a bit shy in person and look like a bitch (I have “bitch face” as some of my friends put it) but I promise you I’m not.  I’m so excited and looking forward to meeting everyone over the next week.