Last Summer while out with friend at the Cape I ruined my beloved White Blazer. It was towards the end of the summer so despite the fact that I was devastated I didn't miss it too much. Now that we are in the Spring and fast approaching the Summer I am in desperate need of a white blazer. Of course I need something budget friendly so here are some options I am looking at.
This was an extremely LAZY week for me. Outside of work I did a whole lot of nothing this week. There was a lot of sleeping, bad eating and no gym. I did get a lot of rest this past weekend though so I am ready to hit the ground running this week. Also have Memorial Weekend to look forward to. That is always a plus.
Even though I have some new found energy and plan on posting a bit more this week it is going to be busy work wise so I will try my best. (Glad I enjoyed a lazy rainy weekend in bed). Here is how this past week went.
This was such a lazy week for all of us. This is just a snap shot of what was happening in my house.
I know I said this was a lazy week but I meant outside of work hours. It was fairly busy at work including a visit to the nation' capital.
The most exciting part of my week was going to the Yankee game. As always. It was such a gorgeous night and I even got to meet up with some friends while at the game. Always a treat.
The gym was just a thought this week. Instead I opted for bacon egg and cheese burgers on a pretzel bun. I know. Very very good for you.
I know I am supposed to be on a shopping diet but could not help treating myself to a little bling.
It rained most of the weekend so me and Rubi cuddled up for the better part of the weekend. Gotta love a lazy weekend. Now I am ready to be productive this week.
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A lot of people ask me how I manage to have a full time job, go to the gym, cook most of my meals and blog. All this while making it to bed by 11 every night. Oh yeah and I kinda have a social life too. I am not too sure how to answer that but guess what. Life has finally caught up to me which is why I have been a bad blogger lately. I think planning for my summer has pretty much pushed me over the edge. As of Memorial Day Weekend I pretty much have plans for every weekend through mid July. I am pretty sure I am going to spend most of August sleeping. Haha. There is lots to look forward to and although there may be days when I won't be posting I promise I will have lots to share when I get around to it. In the meantime here is how my week went.
The reason why I love my gym so much is because they always have a new class for me to try. (And no they are NOT paying me to write this). Last week I tried a class called surfset. I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun this class was. (Look it up on youtube). Can't wait to try again this week.
I spent the better part of Saturday doing some spring cleaning. This is the mess that is kinda still taking over my bedroom. Living in NYC closet space is at a premium which means spring cleaning involves putting away the winter clothes in storage and taking out all the summer clothes. I have waaayy too much crap so it is a bit of a task. Might be done by the end of the summer.
We decided to do date night on Friday instead of our usual Saturday. We tried a place called Cellar 58 down in the east village. It was edible. We ended the night with wine and desserts at Sambuca's Cafe
. One of my fav places.
We spent Sunday playing tennis by the beach. Lots of fun. Only problem is that I have been sore for over two days now because the last time I played tennis was over 5 years ago. I suppose I will survive.
Remember at the beginning of the year when I said I was going to take a picture a day for 365 days. Well let's just say that went down the drain this week. I totally fell off the radar mid week last week. I did make up for it this weekend. It started off with a lot of wine and ended with the Five Boro Bike Tour.
I started re-reading The Great Gatsby early last week. Such a great book. I might re-read it about 4 times before I am done. There are lot of fund Gatsby inspired outings coming up so look out for some OOTD posts.
After dinner I met up with friends to celebrate my girl Mandi's birthday. As you can see from this impromptu photo shoot we had a lot of fun (and that was before we even managed to leave the house). It goes to show you that all you need is a few bottle of wines and great friends to have a good time. Disclaimer: Mandi is taking the pictures. Not sure how that happened.
Friday night I went to one of my favorite spots in Hells Kitchen, Stecchino
. You have to try their shrimp burger. It is amazing.
Saturday night we prepped for the Five Boro Bike Tour by loading up on Pasta. You know I love food so I of course went to town.
...And now for the highlight of my weekend. On Sunday morning we woke up at the crack of dawn and find out way to lower manhattan for the Five Boro Bike Tour. This tour is a 42 mile ride through New York City's five Boroughs. It is a traffic free ride which is always a treat and it is a great way to see the city. This was my second time doing the tour and I have to say it was just as amazing as the first one. I am soo excited that I had the opportunity to do it and cannot wait to do it again. This time I did not stop in every borough to take pics but I did manage to get a few shots. Here are some highlights from my day.
You know I had to come up with an "outfit" for the tour. I went for graffiti pants and Chuck Taylors. Haha. Some guy asked me what my pants meant. Ummmm.. I didn't realize I had to have a story prepared. I just told him they are crazy graffiti pants. I mean do they really need an explanation. HAHA
I had to take a moment in Brooklyn to admire the New York City skyline. It was a gorgeous day. I am not sure how I managed to get back ont he bike and finish the ride. I totally wanted to just sit here and enjoy the view.
We were the first round of riders to start at the finish line. It was great because we were able to finish the ride in about 4.5 hours (better than last year) and did not have any back ups to deal with. Our longest wait time was at the starting line waiting to go.
And my favorite moment of the day of course involves food. Waffles at the finish line. Yum.
Can you believe that it is almost May. I cannot. Where has this year gone. I am officially now starting to get excited though. The weather has finally started to warm up which means there are lots of great things to look forward. I am counting down the days until I am at the beach.
Day 112: Not sure what he was doing? Most people think he was trying to hang himself. I'm not that bad am I?
Day 114: Remember those photo booths that were in almost every arcade and movie theatre. Do they still exist?
Day 116: The nachos at Yankee stadium are amazing. They are fully loaded with a lot of unhealthy stuff which makes them even better. Couldn't resist.
Day 118: After a busy week of baseball games and shows it was great to spend my Sunday relaxing a bit. We took a nice ride around the neighborhood and then settled in with a book. Not a bad way to end my week.
Day 113: I was back at the gym in full force this week. Have I mentioned how amazing Pound workout is. If there is a crunch gym near you give it a try. It is the best.
Day 115: The highlight of my week was the fact that I got to go to the yankee game two nights in a row. I loooveee baseball so was very excited about.
Day 117: On Saturday we went to see Totem at Citi Field. It was sooo much fun. I definitely would recommend it.
Initially I was not fond of the lucite trend. Every time I see clear shoes I think of a stripper and it is not exactly the look I am going for. I fell in love with the Lanvin heels when I saw them though. Although the heel it lucite it is smoky so to me they don't scream stripper. Well at least I hope they don't. As for the dress it was another great find. I found it at the clearance rack at Necessary Clothing down in the village. Set me back a whole $10. I can live with that. How do you feel about the lucite trend?
Dress: Necessary Clothing Similar Here
Shoes: Lanvin Similar Here
One of the items that I am adding to my wish list is a black cross body bag. Believe it or not I have yet to add one to my closet that I absolutely love. I really would like a Chanel one but don't have Chanel money. I did manage to find some options that all come under $100. Which one would you get?
If I wasn't currently on a shopping diet I would go out and buy maxi skirts in every color I could find them. They are my new found obsession. I got this one for 6 bucks at NY & Co a few weeks back and I absolutely love it. I absolutely love the colors and print and am just dying to mix it up with a few other pieces in my closet. (Look out for a remix post). What trend are you obsessing over this spring?
Top: DKNY Similar here
Belt: Abercrombie & Fitch Similar here
Skirt: NY & Co Similar here
Sunnies: Kate Spade Available here
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I cannot even talk about what happened this week. It is almost a blur. I feel like so much happen that it was really hard to keep up. Here are a few snapshots from my week.
Day 105: I started out this week with a bit of print mixing. I decided to go on a shopping diet which means I have been shopping my closet. Both these pieces have been in my closet for some time but this is the first time I wear them together. I kinda like it.
Day 107: I absolutely loveee baseball. It is my favorite part of the spring and fall. (I rarely go in the summer because it is way tooo hot). Nothing makes me happier than some baseball and hot dogs of course.
Day 109: Doesn't Rubi just look evil. He looks like he is going to beat someone's ass.
Day 111: Even though it was a bit cold out it was amazing clear and gorgeous on Sunday. I spent the morning in lower manhattan and couldn't help but stop to take this picture. I love living in NYC.
Day 106: The Boston Marathon bombings impacted everyone. Despite the tragedy it is amazing how everyone came together (despite rivalries) to support Boston. I am sooo looking forward to going to Fenway this summer.
Day 108: Have you heard of this game called Candy Crush Saga. Let's just say I am addicted. Not only am I addicted but so is my husband, my mom and most of my friends. Soooo bad but at least it is keeping me distracted from shopping.
Day 110: Saturday night was date night. We checked out this new spot in White Plains that was not soo bad. DH looks soo happy about me taking his picture. Can you tell he is annoyed.
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Getting dressed has been such a challenge lately. We are hovering between 40-60 which means most days it is too cool to really bring out the spring and summer pieces. I'm looking forward to when I can throw on a dress, a pair of heels and keep it moving. Until then I will be shopping my closet for bright pieces that will keep my spirits up. At least it is not snowing. I am thankful for that. I've had my fill for the year.