SPRING is such a tease this season, it comes for a few hours and then disappears again. Hopefully the weather will warm up here in the tri-state region soon enough.
My sister is in town for a week which equates to hanging with the family and eating a LOT, unfortunately since I lack self-control when it comes to food (sometimes), I ended up overeating broccoli, carrots and dip, and thus getting sick. While I was sick, I kept telling myself to memorize this feeling and to not eat so much at one time. What else?
My blogger buddy, Ameena (FancyThatFancyThis), was in town and we ended up meeting for a 2 hour lunch in New York. It was so nice to catch up with her, and I speak for both of us when I say the Blackened Salmon we ate @ Whym was pretty yummy. Thanks for a lovely talk, Ameena.
1. Linen Top @ H&M (purchased in natural white & black)
This past week I went on a bag hunt, but unfortunately the bag I wanted wasn’t available at the store, hence I opted for plan B ~ clothes shopping. At H&M I picked up a couple linen tops with lace short sleeves. I love lace and I love linen, which are both perfect for the spring & summer seasons. The ivory top would pair so well over white skinny jeans with cute white flats and a short black leather jacket, or just some linen shorts as shown on the model below. Just fyi… the tops look much prettier when worn. ~ $18 @ H&M
2. Marisa Trouser Leg Pants in Linen @ LOFT (purchased in black)
Personally, I’m not a huge fan of LOFT clothing since I find their stuff to be a bit too sophisticated for my taste, however I LOVE their petite pants since they fit me perfectly and it’s such a pain to find petite summer pants. I got lucky with these pants since EVERYTHING at LOFT was 40% off. Crazy spring sales going on right now! Originally I wanted these pants in flax, but since they were sold out I had to settle on black… sigh! I own way too much black clothing. ~
$70 (40% off) ~ $40 @ LOFT (black, flax)
Staying home while it is still a little cold, I’ve had the chance to catch up on quite a few movies in the last couple weeks on HBO and OnDemand, here are my reviews on…
This is 40 – The name says it all. Hilarious movie that focuses on the struggles of marriage at 40. Overall, it was pretty light hearted and very funny. Love movies that relate to real life drama.
Life of Pi – Yes, it was nominated for an Oscar and I suppose I enjoyed this movie, but OMG it was so painfully slow. Too deep for me and very intense movie.
The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Thanks to my nieces, I have an idea about the Twilight Saga story. Although this movie is about teenagers and vampires, I really enjoyed Breaking Dawn Part 1 which focuses around Bella and Edward’s wedding, honeymoon, and the issues around their unborn child. The downside is Kristen Stewart’s poor acting skills, she totally acts like herself. Is it just me or does everyone think that?
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – I was super psyched to see this movie which was pictured in India, however more than 70% into the film I turned off the movie, I just couldn’t take it anymore. It was a little slow and boring for me, nonetheless my sister loved this movie, she’s also 11 years older than I, so I guess that explains it. LOL! I’m mean!
TELL ME: Have you seen any good movies lately? Where do you recommend shopping for great spring/summer finds this season?