Wednesday, March 26, 2014

things I love... Chambray

Every one needs a chambray shirt! So versatile, so many variations (tank, long sleeve, dark, light). Meaning you can't have just one! 

I've been known to dress one up and wear it to the office! (Tuck into pencil skirt, cuff sleeves, add chunky sparkly necklace and some great pumps!) Always wear them on the weekends - with patterned denim,  ripped denim, Canadian Tuxedo's all the way! 

My oldest most favorite is in dire need of replacement, hello 5 years old! Here are some I've been looking at: 

Do you have a favorite - please share! Do you have multiple, like me?

Shop for your own here:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

loving lately

Vacation. Spring and eventually summer - and curing the winter blues! .... how does Taylor cope? Shop, of course! ;)

Here are a few items, in my closet (or recently purchased, bag being the oldest from last fall!) that I've been 'loving lately'! My valentine did get me that bracelet, he is amazing! Two dresses for vacation, so necessary! And finally some new make-up! For this make-up challenged girl, these have been great additions for me. NARS Tinted moisturizer, evens out my skin tone more than the light power (that never lasts all day) I have been using for years, and has even more SPF than my daily moisturizer - gotta keep the face protected! And I've been loving this bronzer, blush, highlighter combo! I was going to just replace my bronzer but this kept calling my name!

What have you been loving lately (or purchased)?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

time away

I never intended to take time away from the blog. Apologies. Life. 

If you follow along on social media (facebook or Instagram) you'd know life kept going,slowly. However, even on there, I ebbed and flowed between active posting. In the past month or so life got really busy, and for a while, life got really hard. My blog has always been a place for creative & expressive release for me & not somewhere I want to air my dirty laundry. So, I just stayed away. 

All I can say is, between the pressures of work I think I had a bout of seasonal depression. I was constantly cold (literally, no amount of layers were ever enough! Damn Polar Vortexes) and mentally very melancholy. My days consisted of work, intense workouts (which would break the 'mental' fog), cooking and then rinse & repeat. The 'fog' of winter was real folks. I know it had more to do with internal pressures I was putting on myself at work than anything else, but it was something I couldn't break.

Finally after a few great laughs (&bottles of wine) with some girlfriends and a serious tete-a-tete with the Hubs I started to emerge. And then a couldn't-have-been-more-perfectly-timed vacation - I am free! 

I wake up and the day doesn't seem nearly as daunting. And I'm ready to knock it out every chance I can get! So, get ready..... I'm ready to spew my nonsense on the internet! ;) 

Thank you for the constant support friends!!!

And I need to say 'Hi Mom! and Aunts!!' (They all were requesting more blog posts over these past weeks! HA!)