Monday, August 26, 2013

24-25 August

                 Weekend Diaries

As you may have seen if you joined us on Wednesday, the kids have been fighting some sickness. Runny noses, congestion, sore throats, fever, and the worst of all (from my perspective), difficulty sleeping. And the whining. Oh, the whining. I know that most of us get whiny when we don't feel well, and I won't hold it against them, but my head still might explode.

So let us talk of more pleasant things. Did you have a good weekend? As you can imagine, ours was fairly low key and home centered. The husband and I went to separate Masses on Sunday, so the kids wouldn't have to tag along and infect the masses (hehe, bad pun). I wore this dress (sorry, no full pics of my own), and decided to do a little necklace layering. I wasn't sure how I felt about the trend, but it's growing on me. Do you layer? I made the smaller necklace using part of a costume jewelry bracelet that I disassembled to make this necklace. I have some more leftovers; I'll send one to the first four people who request it in the comment box.

Remember my fall maternity capsule wardrobe, and the hunt for new flats? I ended up purchasing these snakeskin (lookalike) flats at the Banana Republic Outlet. I was originally thinking black or tan, but I decided that these would look great with dark jeans, and do a lot for my monochromatic black outfits. It's hard to tell from the pic, but the color of the pattern brings black and camel together perfectly. Bonus? I got a great deal on them which is a super plus, because I just discovered that my feet have done a little maternity growing. It's barely a half size, but I don't want to make any big shoe investments;  I'm hoping things go back to normal after the birth. 

Recently I watched the documentary Ultrasuede In Search of Halston, primarily because Netflix instant view suggested it based on previous viewing choices. I am telling you not to watch it. The film creator Whitney Sudler-Smith is quite possibly the least prepared, most awkward interviewer I have ever seen. Despite access to many big names (such as Liza Minelli, Pat Cleveland, and Andre Leon Talley), his story telling is insipid and seemingly more interested in glorifying 70's era debauchery than finding Halston. It's a shame, because Halston really is an interesting figure who did so much for American fashion. If you're interested, you can read more about him here without having to stomach unnecessary details of anyone's sexual life. 

Speaking of "stomaching," we ordered Chinese yesterday in an attempt to get the kids to eat something.  My fortune read, "Love is like a sweet nectarine, good to the last drop." Confucius, I think you are thinking of Maxwell coffee.


  1. I would love one of those! And cute shoes.

    My weekend was spent in bed after a laparoscopic surgery last week. Not fun but I'm feeling a bit better. maybe.

    1. I hope you are fully better soon, Kelly! Email me your address, and I'll send one right your way!

  2. Great shoes. I like the animal-print-as-a-neutral look. I'd like one of the necklace pieces! Thanks!

  3. I love necklace layering! Good for you for trying it! I'd love one of the pieces, as well. I'll email my address.

  4. That necklace piece is lovely! If you have extras, I'll take one. How sweet of you!

  5. My feet grew with this pregnancy, seriously I wanted to cry because now that I've delivered said baby they haven't gone back to normal. That means I'm up a creek. Yay.


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