Monday, March 28, 2011

I Only Blog When it is Sunny...

I have realized that I lack all motivation to have a Rosey Tea Party when it is cloudy and crappy outside.  I  did do some shopping on Saturday.  Hit up a local favorite, and Target.  By the time I was getting what I really needed at Target, my 13-month old daughter was over shopping.  She decided to throw a massive tantrum after pulling everything off a shelf from the cart.  It was her first toddler tantrum, and I received many of those unpleasant "what is wrong with that mother" looks.  My mother always warned me of retribution coming to me for my many unpleasant episodes as a toddler.  I knew my day was a coming, just didn't know it would come so soon.  

One shop we made it to before the Target meltdown was Cactus Flower.  This store has been a staple of my Bloomington life since I was in college.  It has an amazing wall of sunglasses and jewelry, beautiful boutique dresses, and gorgeous underthingies that could make you look like a pin up girl.  The upstairs is all secondhand.  Very fun to browse through!  

Saturday night was a dinner celebration in honor of the wonderful Mo. Mo has a Wedding and Event Planning company right here in Bloomington, Ashley Weddings and Events. No, her name is not Ashley, but she is fabulous!  On a side note, I have tried several times to make her link work.   Apparently, I am suffering from some problem, and until I figure out how to change it, her link is  

Birthday Girl

Morgan and her hubby (skinny) Justin

Skinny Justin's evil twin brother, Fat Justin

The only picture my husband would let me take of us.  He hates having his picture taken.

Our Hibachi expert at Asuka.

My countdown to spring is here.  To celebrate, I switched over from red wine to white, and dark nail colors for lighter ones.  The new Essie collection is what my nails are craving!  Sand Tropez is perfect for this time of year!  

Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Undercover Shopper

What a beautiful day in Bloomington! With 74 degree sunny weather, I got a great dose of vitamin D on my lunch hour. Being Indiana, we have freezing rain and cold temps scheduled for tomorrow, so I relished every moment of the day today.

I decided to do a little undercover shopping at my favorite boutique in Bloomington today. I must say at this point, that it is quite difficult getting away with snapping pictures inside stores.  I felt like a secret agent.  Piace Boutique, pronounced Pee-AH-cheh (meaning "like" in Italian) opened earlier this year on Kirkwood. I have only bought one dress on clearance because it is so damn expensive for my budget. For me, it is a great place to go and dream. If you like the clothes on Mod Cloth you will love Piace.

Jewelry inspiration of the day is beading.  I have been thinking about going to the local bead store in town and stringing myself a big chunky turquoise necklace.  They are perfect for the summer.  

WhimSea Designs on Etsy has these necklaces that really caught my eye. 

Of course you can make whatever kind of beaded chunky necklace you want.  With our without the extra bling.  Happy beading!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Town on Tuesday

Another beautiful day.  Although we got up late, I still managed to grab an extra large cup of coffee downtown before work.  This is always a goal of mine in the morning.  It wasn't until mid-morning that a customer was kind enough to tell me that my sweater was inside out.  That is what you get when you are getting ready in the morning with a one year old holding onto your leg.  

On my lunch break I went out and about downtown Bloomington looking for some local fashions to shoot.  I didn't find much.  Mainly old men in business suits and college students who were still in their pajamas.  

With the dreary day, I definitely was excited to see flowers all around.  Although the ones in the ground are just sprouting, they are all over the stores.  

Jewelry inspiration of the day is again going old school.  Pearls look fabulous with almost anything.  Okay, this is not true.  Do not wear pearls with a t-shirt and jeans, or a sweat suit.  Even without makeup, with your hair up in a bun, pearls can make you look put together.  I have been wearing a long double strand lately.  Here are some inspirations for you.

Priced at $38.00, these pearl strands are a fresh and modern take on the pearl necklace.  I am dying to get my hands on the black and pink one!  I am already picturing it with my hair up, paired with a strapless maxi dress.  These handmade necklaces can be found on Etsy.  They are made by MEJ Collection

Have a happy Tuesday!