CC's Corner
Whenever the weather changes, I get the urge to do a major closet revamp (which is one of the many reasons I should move somewhere warmer- less $$ spent on clothes!).  This year is obviously no different.
Some things that have caught my eye this season include:
1. Floreat Abelia Dress // 2. Moth Dot-Dot Pullover // 3. Gold Wreath Studs // 4. Patch NYC Hinterland Hoops // 5. BCBG Jenna Crewneck Long-Sleeve Dress // 6. HD in Paris Leather-Kissed Shift // 7. Hemant & Nandita Pintucked Prima Dress // 8. Madewell Perfect Tunic // 9. Club Monaco Kiena Silk Jumper // 10. Burberry Giant Check Gauze Scarf // 11. Frye Carson Wedge Bootie // 12. Jennifer Zeuner Three Initial Monogram Ring // 13. J.Crew Lambswool shirttail sweater // 14. Matta NY Grape Dupatta Scarf // 15. Holding Horses Risen Sun Sweater Dress // 16. Yumi Kim Talula Popover // 17. Citizens of Humanity Racer Leatherette Jeans // 18. Plenty by Tracy Reece Opening Night Dress // 19. Club Monaco Stalina Vest // 20. Splendid Lakota Bootie // 21. Maeve Tiled Amethyst Dress
As always, no referral links were used in this post :)  Just some cute stuff I wanted to share.

Whenever the weather changes, I get the urge to do a major closet revamp (which is one of the many reasons I should move somewhere warmer- less $$ spent on clothes!).  This year is obviously no different.

Some things that have caught my eye this season include:

1. Floreat Abelia Dress // 2. Moth Dot-Dot Pullover // 3. Gold Wreath Studs // 4. Patch NYC Hinterland Hoops // 5. BCBG Jenna Crewneck Long-Sleeve Dress // 6. HD in Paris Leather-Kissed Shift // 7. Hemant & Nandita Pintucked Prima Dress // 8. Madewell Perfect Tunic // 9. Club Monaco Kiena Silk Jumper // 10. Burberry Giant Check Gauze Scarf // 11. Frye Carson Wedge Bootie // 12. Jennifer Zeuner Three Initial Monogram Ring // 13. J.Crew Lambswool shirttail sweater // 14. Matta NY Grape Dupatta Scarf // 15. Holding Horses Risen Sun Sweater Dress // 16. Yumi Kim Talula Popover // 17. Citizens of Humanity Racer Leatherette Jeans // 18. Plenty by Tracy Reece Opening Night Dress // 19. Club Monaco Stalina Vest // 20. Splendid Lakota Bootie // 21. Maeve Tiled Amethyst Dress

As always, no referral links were used in this post :)  Just some cute stuff I wanted to share.

This weekend I headed down to Tampa, FL to visit my sister who lives there & to finally meet my new furry nephew, Freddie.  It was a quick trip- less than 48 hours- but I had a blast!

Some highlights of the weekend include:

  • Introducing Kimberly to Scandal.  I think I got her hooked :)
  • Saturday AM Brunch at Datz which included the most delicious monkey bread I have ever tasted.
  • A bike ride around Tampa which included a pit stop at Derek Jeter’s house on Davis Island.  Holy hell is that place big!
  • A (losing) trip to the Hard Rock Casino 
  • Steak dinner at Council Oak- this was actually quite the experience as while we were there, the sprinklers had some issues & it actually started raining in the restaurant.  They actually ended up comping us some wine because of the inconvenience, so hey- works for me!
  • Sunday AM brunch at Jackson’s

But most importantly, the highlight of the trip was…

PUPPY PLAY TIME!!

I would say I spent 80% of my time in Florida playing with the puppy & I definitely have no complaints about that.  Freddie in my (completely biased) opinion is probably the cutest puppy ever- and Kim’s older dog, Doobie, is a complete ham. I had the best time & now my puppy fever has really stepped up a notch.

As always, I was sad heading to the airport last night- but it wasn’t as bad as it usually is because on Thursday afternoon Kevin & I are headed back to the Sunshine state for his belated 30th birthday trip!

Life is good.

So many weird things have happened to me traveling for this Tampa trip

-When I got into Boston on Friday, right outside of South Station a random foreign man tapped me on the shoulder & said to me that it looked as though I had an accident while pointing at my ass. I obviously freaked out that I sat in something and immediately ran to the South Station bathroom only to see my ass was in the clear.

-When I was going through security in Logan my sticky boobs (I was wearing an exposed back jumpsuit) set off some sort of trigger on the airport screening machine. I had to have my chest patted down by a female TSA agent.

-On my plane down to Tampa, the woman sitting next to me could not fit in her seat with the arm rests down. So I wasn’t able to have my arm rest down and I had her taking up a portion of my seat & touching me for the 3+ hours of traveling.

-All of the overheard bins were full by the time that I got on the plane so I needed to gate check my bag. Once we got to Tampa it was torrentially down pouring & when my bag came on the carousel it was absolutely soaking wet.

-At the Tampa airport, I was placed in some sort of prescreened group (even though I was not prescreened). I was able to go through security without taking off my shoes and very minimal checking of my bags.

-My plane to Providence is delayed & the gate area is packed because it’s a full flight. I ended up sitting next to a man who insists on showing me picture after picture of Derek Jeter throughout his career. I just had to put on my earphones to finally get him to stop.

I am usually a very grumpy traveler- but surprisingly, none of this has really bothered me.

I don’t even know who I am anymore.

My head totally is not in the game at work right now.
Counting down the minutes until my flight at 4:20 to visit my sister & my new nephew, Freddie!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend :)

My head totally is not in the game at work right now.

Counting down the minutes until my flight at 4:20 to visit my sister & my new nephew, Freddie!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend :)

andjuliesaid:

Jake Ballard at 9 pm. We so excited.

andjuliesaid:

Jake Ballard at 9 pm. We so excited.

Confession

Although I have been listening to the Les Mis soundtrack for a large portion of my life, ever since Dawson’s Creek aired I cannot hear “On My Own” without IMMEDIATELY thinking of Joey Potter.

On Sunday, my mom & I participated in the 2014 Jimmy Fund walk along the historic Boston Marathon route in order to raise money for Dana Farber (Boston’s cancer hospital).  

We joined a team with a bunch of people from our hometown to support our friend Tara, who is a breast cancer survivor.  Team Tara consisted of over 100 walkers and together we raised almost $70,000- pretty cool right?

Although I am still a little bit sore 2 days later (ouch, my hips!)- I had an awesome time on Sunday.  The walk was run so well, the weather was great, and the crowd’s energy was infectious.  But I guess that makes sense because when you really sit down to think about it- you can’t really beat coming together with 7,500 other people to work together to try & raise funds to beat cancer.  It just doesn’t get much better than that.

Psssst!  If you click the link above & watch the video, peep my mom & I walking over the finish line at around the 50 second mark. We’re famous!  (ha)

A giant thank you to my friends & family who donated towards my fundraising efforts- I appreciate it more than you know :)

TGIF

Shockingly, this week actually went by sort of quickly.  Who would have thought?

On the docket for the weekend:

  • Tonight Kevin & I are going to see This is Where I Leave You & I am psyched!  Haven’t been to the movies in a few months so it will be a nice, low key treat.
  • Tomorrow I have no plans other than going to visit my nana with my dad in the AM.  I think I am going to tackle the dreaded “closet switch over” in the afternoon.  It’s starting to get really chilly around here so unfortunately unpacking my boots and sweaters is sort of a necessity.
  • Sunday I will be participating in the Jimmy Fund Walk as a part of Team Tara.  I’m really excited to be a part of such a great team & to raise money for a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.  I will be completing the walk in memory of several family members who have passed away from cancer & in honor of my younger sister who battled and defeated cancer at the way too young age of 18.  It will be really nice to spend a day honoring those I love who bravely fought the beast that is cancer. My team is just shy of our fundraising goal, so if you should have a few extra bucks lying around & would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts- I would be forever greatful :)  Contributions can be made here.

I hope that everyone has an amazing weekend :)

Today, someone I went to HS with posted some bullshit article on facebook about how people who sit too much & binge on Netflix are likely to die much earlier than those who don’t.

I have never unfriended someone so fast in my life.

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My most horrifying moment

(I decided to share this story after I had flashbacks while reading this post yesterday)

Before I landed my current gig, I worked at a large public accounting firm.  While working there, a few of my clients were super high profile and high demand so it wasn’t particularly unusual to be working late nights and weekends- especially as the audits came to a close.

Typically when you are working on an audit, you sit with your team members in close quarters.  In this particular instance, there were about 30 of us crammed into a conference room sitting at cafeteria style tables.  The seats at these tables were assigned by the Managers & I was sitting directly across from my Senior, which the majority of the time worked in my favor.

After four or five 15 hour days in a row, I was deliriously miserable and my senior was on my ass about some sort of formatting issue she had with the work I had stayed up until 1am the night prior doing.  Obviously I was super annoyed that she wanted to me to pretty much start from scratch on all this work that I had slaved over for a personal cosmetic preference (the client didn’t give a shit about the formatting), so I did what any normal person would do & I went to IM my work BFF to complain.

So I IM’d my work BFF saying “Working for <redacted> is a fucking nightmare”, hit send, & went back to fixing all of the work that I had done the night prior.  After 5 minutes and I noticed that my work BFF never responded, I opened up the IM and my stomach dropped.

When I opened the IM to my work BFF, my senior had IM’d me with more tasks she wanted to do so the text that I was typing switched over to my senior’s IM box.  This meant the IM  ”Working for <redacted> is a fucking nightmare” WAS SENT DIRECTLY TO MY SENIOR WHO I WAS SITTING DIRECTLY ACROSS A CAFETERIA TABLE FROM.

I literally thought I was going throw up all over the table.  I couldn’t even bring myself to look up and look at my senior, who had obviously by this time already read the IM- so I did what any asshole would do and I looked down, got up, walked my idiotic ass to the bathroom, and called my mom hysterically crying flipping out.

5 years later & I still get sick to my stomach anytime I think about it.

Most horrifying moment EVER.

Edited to Add: After flipping out to my mom for about 10 minutes, I got the guts to walk back into the room.  I IM’d my senior (the only reason I didn’t say it out loud is because there were a lot of people around and I wasn’t sure if she told anyone and I didn’t want to embarrass her) and apologized. I let her know that even though there is no excuse for what I did, I was stressed and delirious from lack of sleep so I said something that I didn’t mean.  She really needed me to do her bitch work for the next few weeks so she graciously accepted my apology and surprisingly, we actually laughed about it a week or so after so I don’t think she was super offended.  But even so, it still completely mortifies me and I will never forget the feeling in my stomach when I realized that I sent the IM to the wrong person.  Horrible.

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.
J.K. Rowlings, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (via glamour)
Friday Five
  • Today is the day…. for the first fall mani of the season!  I was able to run by my nail salon during my lunch hour & all of the pretty burgundy fall colors were just screaming my name.  I decided to go with OPI’s “Skaing on Thin Ice-land.”
  • Kevin & I are officially on a healthy living kick until we go to Miami the first weekend in October.  So far this week we have made every meal at home & worked out almost daily.  I hope that maybe we can see some results come time for the beach in a few weeks.
  • Healthy living kick also means no booze or soda until we go away.  Surprisingly (for those who don’t know me), the soda is MUCH harder to give up than the booze for me.
  • I finally put my big girl pants on and last month I created a budget spreadsheet so I can see where exactly my money is going.  While I know this is good for me in the long run, it’s sort of devastating to see all the useless spending on stupid crap I have been doing- but I must say, since making the spreadsheet and being aware, my spending has gone down so freaking much.  It’s sort of crazy!
  • This video has me literally crying from laughing so hard.  Please, please watch you won’t regret it. 
I feel like in my 28 years I have (mostly) lived by the manta, “treat others how you would like to be treated.” From here on out, I will be living by “treat others how they treat you.”

#Sarrinotsorry #Sarriforpartying 

This past weekend, Kevin & I headed down to Newport, Rhode Island for the wedding of two of our close friends, Jon & Meg.  We had quite the weekend celebrating the two lovebirds!

We both took Friday off of work and headed down to Newport early.  We arrived at our hotel, The Hyatt Regency Newport, around 11:30 and were able to check in.  We dropped our bags in our gorgeous room and had a beer on the patio bar (see view above, helllllo!) before heading to the rehearsal.

The rehearsal was at 1 at the venue, Ocean Cliff.  When we pulled in, Kevin turned to me and said “Wow, I think this is the nicest place I have ever stepped foot in”- and he was probably right.  If you ever find yourself in Newport, do yourself a favor and go have a drink there.  The facility itself is top notch but nothing trumps the outstanding view.  It really is honestly breathtaking- I’m so happy our friends were able to start their life together at such a beautiful spot.

After the rehearsal, we all headed into downtown Newport for a delicious five course Italian meal at Lucia.  I think that I pretty much had to get rolled to the bar called The Landing where we closed out the night watching the sunset and enjoying some Landsharks.  Perfect day one!

Saturday we woke up bright and early to a sky full of FOG!  I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous.  When I went downstairs to meet up with the bride and her bridesmaids around 10- it still hadn’t cleared.  I was panicking a bit inside, but Meg was literally cool as a cucumber- smiling, joking with all of us.  We took the limo up to Ocean Cliff and just as the guests started to take their seats, the fog broke and the sun came shining through.  It literally was like something out of the movies, the timing was impeccable- some sort of higher being wanted Jon & Meg to have their perfect moment.

The ceremony was beautiful, the cocktail hour had a plethora of delicious passed apps, the drinks were flowing, the dinner was unreal, and the reception venue was decorated beautifully.  After the fog scare, the day was picturesque. Kevin was the best man & in my (completely biased) opinion, he nailed it!  His speech was perfect amounts funny & heartfelt- and I know it truly meant so much to him that such an honor was bestowed on him.

Unpopular opinion time: I usually hate bands at weddings, DJ always (in my opinion)- but holy crap, the band that Meg & Jon had may have turned me!  They were AWESOME!!  Once they started playing, the dance floor was never empty.  Everyone had such an awesome time dancing their hearts out.

After the reception ended around 5, everyone headed back to the dock at the Hyatt and boarded the Aurora Schooner boat for a two hour sunset cruise around Newport Harbor.  We rounded out the night with a few drinks at the Hyatt hotel bar…. and an order of Dominos for Kev & I :)

Congrats to the newlywed, Mr. & Mrs. Guissarri!  We love you very much- & we hope you have an amazing time starting off you new life in tropical Hawaii!

littlelaur:

Elie Saab - Spring Summer 2014

Dream dress.
Quick- someone invite me to a fancy pants party &amp; gift me a couple of thousands of dollars so I can buy and wear this.
Thanks! :)

littlelaur:

Elie Saab - Spring Summer 2014

Dream dress.

Quick- someone invite me to a fancy pants party & gift me a couple of thousands of dollars so I can buy and wear this.

Thanks! :)