Monday, February 28, 2011


It's been quite some time, quite a while since I've been around. Sheesh, I don't even know where to start. I guess I can start by saying that over the last several weeks I felt like I needed some kind of a break. Not necessarily just a break from here...the blogasphere, but much more from everything. Blame it on the introvert in me.


February has been rather emotional to say the least...both up and down, happy and sad. Since I last posted, I lost someone who was very dear to me, someone who I loved so completely and adored in every way, shape, and form. My grandmother (or Oma I call her), passed away on February 9th in the comfort of her home, surrounded by our whole family. She gave me some of the best memories of my childhood. I could go on forever. She was a loving wife of 63 years to my grandfather. Truly a gem to be around. As my hubby and I have been living with her and my grandfather since August, the house has felt quite empty without her. Even now, I am holding back tears as I write this, but smile as I think back to the many memories of her I will treasure for years upon years. How blessed I feel to have had her in my life for so long. I take comfort knowing that she is in a better place.


While on Valentine's Day we laid her to fitting for such an amazing and loving woman - my hubby and I also celebrated our 7th Valentine's day together a few days earlier. He is my best friend, my partner in crime (hehe), and soulmate. He took me downtown Philly to a French restaurant called Amuse. I think this was most definitely the best food I have ever feasted on. We ate dinner by a cozy fireplace as our waiter made the night quite special for us with the most impeccable service and most scrumptious food. Thanks honey, for such a beautiful evening. It was more than I could have asked for.



Then February 20th rolled around. Another big day to say the least as we celebrated my son's first birthday. It's hard to believe how fast this year has flown by. He is such a sweet little boy...a true joy and the (other) love of my life. How thankful I am for him. He shares the same birthday with my we celebrated and remembered her as well. It was very special indeed.


Well that's my February in a nutshell. As this is a fashion blog, I leave you with a few pics of my Valentine's outfit. And now that I am back, I have lots of catching up to do with all you darlings and your beautiful blogs. Can't wait to see what you all have been up to:)
See you soon!





RM Collage

Outfit Details:
Dress: Urban Outfitters (on sale)
Shoes: Modcloth
Necklace & Bracelet: Etsy
Tights: Urban Outfitters (on sale)
Ring: Miss Selfridge
Belt: Vintage via Ebay

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cedars and Burma

Argh, Monday morning is here again...such a familiar sidler who always sneaks up on me way too quickly. I do wish the weekends were longer. Thanks to my hubby, this one was particularly lovely as he took me out on an unexpected date night to Cedars, a local Lebanese restaurant.
Gosh, was the food ever delicious to say the least. Food of any kind always excites me but this was above and beyond my expectations. My favorite had to be the burma, which I had for dessert... filo dough stuffed with pistachios and drenched in honey that had some kind of flowery essence to it. Mmm, I can taste it now as I type this. Anyways, this is what I wore...







Outfit Details:
Dress & Shoes: Modcloth
Headband & Socks: Topshop
Blazer: Forever 21
Scarf: Etsy - Taylor House
Necklace: UO
Ring: Miss Selfridge
Tights: Hue


I can gladly say that we made it through this photo shoot with no drama:)

In other news: The darling Gee of Sock Monkey & Gee is having a favorite things giveaway. It's quite sweet and you can enter it by clicking here.

Have a fun & happy Monday!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Arms Get Cold in February Air

"Surely as cometh the Winter, I know
There are Spring violets under the snow."
- R. H. Newell

Snow is abundant these days, along with lots of frigid air and there is nothing I crave more than some warm Spring sunshine and sweet smell of flowers blooming. These cold days have left me feeling blue and moping about.. so what better than to go a bit overboard in the color department to put a little bounce in my step and keep me anticipating the arrival of the lovely Spring which is not too far off - according to Punxsutawney Phil, right?






Outfit Details:
Dress and Cardigan: Urban Outfitters - Gift from hubby
Headband: Etsy - Janelle Haskin
Jade Owl Necklace: Gift from hubby
Ring: Vintage - from Mother
Tights: We Love Colors
Shoes: Urban Outfitters


On a sillier note: Picture taking has been such an ordeal lately for the hubster and I. Last week we nearly got ran over by the evil minivan lady, this week we got stuck in the snow after pulling off along the side of this driveway at a local tree farm. I was seriously afraid that were gonna have to call a tow truck to get our car out of this mess. Luckily after putting the pedal to the medal on numerous attempts, we got out. Then we just looked at one another and laughed and gave a high five. Yes, we are dorks like that. All this drama and adventure has me wondering what exciting little ventures or escapades all you lovelies out there go through while capturing the perfect shot???



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