Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photos: Fisherman's Village

Back on my photography kick...get ready for pictures galore! These are a just few shots from my weekend in Florida!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Calling it now....Penny Loafers {Heeled or Flat} & Oxfords will be hot in Fall - well, at least I think they are going to be! hehe Any standout fall predictions??? {Bright colored Slacks? Classic Button Downs?} 

I am leaning towards a feminine, modern cut, & tailored Menswear inspired fall for myself! I already have some new slacks, shoes and crew neck sweaters on my list! Essentially all classic timeless pieces that every girl should own! (Makes it sound so much better when justifying to the Hubs!)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

all dressed up and places to go

Sunglasses: Karen WalkerDress: Urban OutfittersNecklace: F21. Bracelet: Local Boutique. 
Watch: Michael KorsRight Hand Ring: Melinda Maria. Purse: YSL Muse. Shoes: Theyskens' Theory.  

I love dinner dates (Double date for the win!) ! I love wearing ridiculously high heels! I love wearing fun dresses in the hot hot summer heat! .....combine them all et volia! I love getting dolled up and getting to spend a night with my man!

{Aren't the keys on the bracelet fun?! A surprise gift from the Hubs!! He has the key to my heart for sure! wa-whomp!}

Our dinner was delish {Highly recommend The Bedford, the fried green tomatoes and hanger steak were yum-o}

Friday, July 22, 2011

On my mind - Friday Edition


-It's Friday. 
-Do you need more than that???? 
-I get to see the ocean this weekend! It's been far to long. 
-I already miss my Husband and I haven't gone anywhere yet. 
-I am a wimp. He is my rock. 
-Maybe it will be cooler that the sweltering Midwest?! 
-But I secretly hope not. I love the heat. 
-I am looking forward to a short work week next week, and extra time with my love and our appointments at the spa!
-Hope Mom and I find her a great house! 
-For her, but so I can come visit and we can get away from winter! 
-I love summer.
-When can I get my next pedicure? 
-Its only been a week and I want another. 

Hope you enjoyed some of my random thoughts today! Happy Friday and Catch ya's Monday!!! I'm heading house-hunting with my Mom in FL for the weekend - she can't handle the winter and she's out! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

new style - Wavy, Hippie Cool!

While picking up and order for an upcoming project, I spotted a new fabric and I had to have it! It's wavy, and kinda trippy in a Hippie way - I think I'll Call this pattern 'Waves'. So coming to you, a new style of CurlyInTheCity Clutch!!!!!
They are listed now! And don't worry more stock will be coming (tons cut, just waiting in the queue to be sewn!)!!!!!

{Large and Small sizes shown - Get yours HERE

Do you love???? I sure do, I used one the past weekend and got so many compliments!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Black&Blue Cheetah

Tank: H&M. Shorts: F21. Watch: Michael Kors. Bracelets: H&M, Shashi (Blue/Grey). Shoes: Topsider

 Love the black on black lace detail at the neck of this tank!  Takes something simple & makes it special!  

It has been near 90-95 degrees and humid for the past 5 days....I love it! I have been wearing a version of this every chance I get (outside of work attire of course) and loving it! Keeping cool and riding my bike every minute I can!!! Riding my bike to dinner and gelato, it's like I didn't eat those tacos or gelato right?! That's what I thought!!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Wowzas - We had a scorching weekend in these parts!!!! Had some great meals al fresco and some much needed time with Baby Bro & Mom. Sunday there was a bit of slave sibling labor coaxed out at my house...aren't my new flowers pretty!!!! Hey he was repaid in fancy BBQ hot dogs, nothing but the best for him!!! HEHE! (In my defense - It was what he wanted!)

Love these family weekends! Shopping, talking, laughing and having a great time! Oh Monday you come so fast!!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011


How do you not *peek* at all those pre-Fall emails that inundate your email box???? I sure don't know how not too! I've tried, and then I end up digging them out of my emails trash, gazing through! How can I think of jeans and jackets and layers - when it is turning out to be a fabulous HOT summer in these parts!!!!!

Those gazes may or may not have equaled in some purchases...... and shh a few boxes may be heading my way {Don't tell the Hubs!} But purchasing fall items in the middle of 80 degree temps - what do you do???? I try to stay focused and start hunting for quality classic items that I can add to my "Closet Staples' pile. So buy a new one and then what to wear.....Well you pull out other closet staples {Classic Sunglasses, and watch} and VOLIA!

So, enter a new Top (Not necessary a fall item, but a longer sleeved item not always for summer!) - Not anything too trendy, closet staple item for sure- Neutral and classic - Here is how I'll wear it now {Summer} And then look to the left & here is how I will wear it in a few months {Fall}
Similar Versions here: Cut-off Denim. Flats. {Closet Staples: Sunnies, Gold Watch, Shirt}. Skinny Jeans. Heels. 

Do you stock up early - or have you yet? How to you transition items?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tank-Target. Shorts - Free People. Purse-Rebecca Minkoff. Watch-Michael Kors. Bracelets-J.Crew x3. Sunnies - Karen Walker. Shoes-Topsider. 

What do you wear when you want to wear a new dress to a party, but the invite says be prepped and dressed to play sand volleyball & badminton....Well I love me some sports and games, so I busted out some new shorts that from afar look like a skirt! BAM - semi-success! LOL! It was perfect I was comfortable and still felt cute for a nice summer night out!

Mind games I tell ya!!! HA! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In the Kitchen: Side Dish Zucchini Roll-Up

Again with pinterest....well it gave me this delish side dish, and of course I had to share!!!! Grilled Zucchini roll-up filled with olives & goat cheese. Umm yeah, DELISH!!!!

You'll need: A couple Zucchini, Herbed Goat Cheese, Pitted Kalamata Olives, EVOO & S/P

And to make it better - Super SIMPLE!!! And Quick! Chop Zucchini into slices (lengthwise, about 3-4 per). Drizzle with EVOO and fresh cracked pepper. Grill (about 3 mins per side, until tender). Cool. Mix Goat Cheese and chopped olives (I added a squeeze of lemon for freshness!). Spread cheese mix on cool slices. Roll & ENJOY!!!! I ate mine with a cheeseburger topped with corn salsa.

Perfect Summer side dish!!!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

can I?

About a 2 weeks ago I 'pinned' this image, because it is awesome! It is perfect for the Hubs and I. Its true, we both comment on how riding alone isn't the same...and riding with others isn't either. We have our rythm - I lead he follows - I yell at cars he's my back-up! Biking is one of my favorite ways to spend a day with the Mr. So, I searched high and low for a print of it, I wanted to surprise him with a print of it for the house. I couldn't find it (well not easily at least). Well guess what? He came  home with this exact design printed on a shirt for me last night! He is a total keeper!!!! I didn't even tell him or show him, I wanted to get it for him. Well he won! 

I sure hope to do some of the above this weekend! As well as sew, and lounge poolside....this summer is turning out fantastic!!!! Any fun plans on your agenda? Happy FRIDAY DOLLS!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


About a week ago the Hubs and I grabbed a bite to eat at Jam. It was JAMMING...wait, to much? It was delicious!! (Better?!)  It's a, relatively, new HOT spot - cash only, super Hip, well known chef...Great food. So of course we added it to our short list and so glad we did. It is relatively hidden, no big signs or fancy draw, the patio is actually alongside the building hidden behind a fence covered in street art (aka graffiti) - but boy don't judge a book by its cover on this one! 

We sat on the patio, as any good summer lovers would!!! Soda served in old school glass bottles! 

Funky Decor.....He was nice, I think I want to name him Pete.
Amuse bouche. Carrot Ginger Muffin. (I wanted like 300 of these!!) 
The Hubs Jamburger....YUM-O! And those fries, homemade you can taste it and should have been brought by the barrel full!
Eggs Benedict. House specialty & Delish!

Excited to try again...there was a fresh granola and yogurt, as well a blueberry pancake with lemon creme fraiche that look divine.....!  I highly recommend this hidden little spot if you are in the neighborhood, just remember your cash!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


*Pitchers of Lemonade chilling in the fridge*
*Relaxing at the Pool*
*Reading ;)*
*Finding a Pina Colada Man...with Umbrellas!*
*Mani's Al fresco, the only way to go!*
*Keeping Hydrated*

We should get four day weekend more often (I got Friday off too!)!!!!! Don't you agree??

Didn't do much, battled a gnarly migraine one day and broke my sewing machine needle the next! So cue the naps and sunning!!!! Bunch more clutches will be listed soon - so not to worry - did get in some sewing before that occurred!!!!! How were you weekends?