May 19, 2011

Encinitas Triathlon May 15, 2011

Beautiful Moonlight Beach
Doesn't he look so cute in his wetsuit?
 Husband completed another triathlon!! This one was an ocean swim too. It was a chilly Sunday morning when we headed out to Encinitas, a darling coastal town of San Diego County.The tri was at Moonlight Beach, my Dad used to take my sister and I to that beach in the summer. It brought back a lot of good memories. Bobby's heat took off at 8:06 with an ocean swim, then bike ride, and finally run to the finish line. I had so much fun watching and cheering him on. When the race was done we waited around to see where he placed, he finished 1st in his age group and 8th overall! I am one proud wifey.
Too early for makeup
Can not believe some people did the swim without a wetsuit, Bobby is in the middle right side
Bobby swam to the orange buoy, which was far, but some people swam to the far one! 1 MILE!
Missed pics of him cycling, but love the smile on his face as he heads towards the finish line
First place in 25-29 year olds!!

May 17, 2011

Modern Romance Shopping List May 2011

One of the best/worst things about working in retail is the constant exposure to new clothes, accessories, gifts, etc. There is always something to lust over. In an effort to ease the cravings, I have made a list of my must haves from Modern Romance right now. Here are my top 5. ;-)
Photo Credit: Hudson
May Skinny Crop Jean in Red $176

Photo Credit: Aspen Bay Candles
Capri Blue Candle 20 oz - Volcano $29

Photo Credit: Chaser Brand
Over sized Journey tee $60

Photo Credit: Chan Luu
Turquoise Wrap Bracelet $190

Photo Credit: Michael Stars
Slub Short Sleeve Crop Scoop Neck Tee $58

May 15, 2011

Style Post: Color Blocking

 Hoop Earrings by H&M
Necklace by Forever 21
Sweater by Victoria Secret
Tank by Vince via Rebel
Jeans by AG via Rebel
Sandals by (surprise, surprise) Sam Edelman, gift
Clutch, stole from my Momma

I was unsure of spring's latest trend of color blocking. I think like most women I tend to stick with the basics: black, white, and recently gray. If I am feeling specially adventurous I will wear navy blue. But after working at Modern Romance for almost 2 months and the constant exposure to Michael Stars tees in every conceivable color I was ready to try the trend. My top and sweater are older pieces I have had for awhile, but I figured what better way to try the trend than with items I already have. I added rock'n'roll shoes and a statement necklace to complete the look. I felt so bright and colorful in this outfit I am ready to embrace the color blocking trend with full gusto!

May 13, 2011

Momma's Day

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith because you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me
Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

I know some people think Celine is cheesy but I love this song, full disclosure. I think of my Momma every time I hear it. For Mother's Day we took her to her favorite place to eat in Escondido for breakfast. It is called A Delight of France but we know it as the French Bakery. They have amazing salads and paninis but we enjoyed eggs Benedict and french toast. Momma loved it. It was such a nice way to celebrate her. I snapped a few pics of the place and a sidewalk in downtown Escondido from our morning. I love you Momma!
How cute is Momma in her Michael Stars Dolman and Sam Edelman shoes!?
These little swan tarts were so cute, I was dying to try one but could not eat another bite!

May 11, 2011

Style Post: Shedding the Layers

Hat via The Mad Hatter (in Palm Springs)
Sunglasses by Ray-Bans
 Tank by Martin + Osa, gift
Lace Bandeau via Ebay
Shorts by Prvcy via Rebel
Sandals by Sam Edelman via Nordstrom (I know I have a serious problem with Sam Edelman)

Living so close to the beach Bobby and I try to take full advantage of all it has to offer. Whenever we get a chance we take a morning walk down to the pier to enjoy a coffee and watch the local surfers. This last week was so wonderfully warm (it reach over 85 in SB!) I was able to throw on a tank, shorts, and sandals for our early morning walk. Sometimes I like my outfits best when I don't think about them. I try to keep it simple and comfortable, which was a lot harder to do when it was freezing out! I'm definitely ready to shed the layers and enjoy the warm weather of summer.

May 9, 2011

A litte R & R

 Hello Friends! I'm back after an impromptu trip to beautiful Palm Springs. Husband had a conference, I had a date with the pool. So I was planning to be a blogging machine while I was there and failed miserably. I even took pictures of my packing process. Which I still might post, but seems a little anti-climatic since I didn't take any outfit photos. Regardless, I enjoyed the time away and snapped a few pics from the street fair last Thursday. It was a balmy 85 degrees as the sun began to set. Also there is a gratuitous shot of my delicious caprese salad from dinner, I couldn't resist and it tasted as good as it looked!