Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Skim Lattes and Skinny Jeans

The other day I ordered a pizza and a skimmed latte. The waiter raised a disapproving eye...I know what she was thinking. Good luck saving calories on the "nonfat" latte while washing it down with cheesy carbs. She quickly realized I was on to her and then back pedaled by saying "you have nothing to worry about".

I'm in no way shape or form, skinny. Quite the contrary. But I find that when I throw on a tunic with a pair of skinny jeans...the "skinny" illusion is there! Sure exercising is the best thing to keep away those extra pounds -- but with 2 kids, I barely have time for a shower. I've just accumulated several tunics that have an A-line fit and then pair it back with a pair of flat pocket hudson jeans. Voila, I 'seem' thinner.

So, I'll continue to eat my pizza and wash it down with a skim latte. Skim lattes just aren't as filling as regular ones. The moral of the story is...if I drink a skim latte, I have room for dessert!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Is Anyone Out There?

Things have changed a bit recently. We have a new manager and a new blog writer. Sarah, the new manager, is as charming as she is helpful. As for the "new" blog writer...well, I wouldn't say I'm new, I'm just making my writing debut! I'm a novice at writing though I always have a ton to say. Whether it be tips on sleep training a 2 1/2 year old, suggestions on new restaurants to try (I just ate at I squared on college ave....again. WOW, it was great!), or how to give the illusion of LOOKING slimmer by pairing different silhouettes together... I definitely have thoughts to share. I'm excited to start this new journey. Advice and opinions are welcome along the way. Since we have taken a blog break, I'm worried that our loyal readers may think we have taken a permanent hiatus. I had to work up the nerve to write the first one, but now it's just pouring out! So come on girls...read and share.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pretty in Mint

I woke up this morning and just like every morning it took me 45 minutes to figure out what to wear. Not sure why I think trying on the same pair of pants each day will some how fit better today than they did yesterday? Ahhh, the dilemmas of having packed on a few extra holiday pounds.

But alas, Marc Jacobs to the rescue! We just received a huge shipment of beautiful pieces, one of which will be the reason I will have enough time to enjoy my morning coffee tomorrow. This lovely mint green and black silk tank is as comfortable as it is flattering. Did I mention that we have the same shirt in baby pink?!

Now, instead of of taking 45 minutes to get ready, I'll just be wearing the same shirt everyday!

Out With The Old and In With The New...

...Well, '08 is over and we have said good bye to several different lines (and a few bad habits). Of course we kept favorites like Trina Turk, James Perse, Hudson and Marc Jacobs, to name a few. But as my mom always says, "if one door closes, another will open." And when I opened that door, in came flirty frocks by calypso, sophisticated pieces by Malene Birger, edgy silhouettes by Graham & Spencer and whimsical patterns by Rutzuo!

Old is gold, but new...well it's NEW!