10/21/14

All Black Everything//Tuesday Shoesday

Last season I probably owned a total of three black dresses... that number
has since tripled and now it seems like they're the only thing I buy. 
Same goes for shoes. It sure makes getting dressed easy though...
Tuesday, shoesday.
 Dress// Flowy Trench// Heels// Bag// Ring// Earrings (old, love these though)
How do you feel about an all black outfit? Too much or just right!?
Until next time-
All black everything,



10/20/14

Weekend Re-cap

It's been one heck of a month for our family. Memo passed on September 16th and we buried my Granddad on October 16th. Losing someone you love has got to be one of the most difficult things I've experienced in my adult life- dealing with grief/sadness while life goes on is far from easy. But the world doesn't stop and at some point you've got to pick up the pieces and keep going. I was grateful my employer let me take some time off last week to reflect, be with the family and ultimately take care of my emotional needs/recharge a bit. 
I took time to do some things that would make me feel better- something as simple as preparing a healthy breakfast and taking the time to enjoy it can really make a difference in your morning.
A new wardrobe rack to display latest purchases- my closet feels more organized now too and when my closet is organized, I always feel a little better. 
 After visiting Munich, I was really looking forward to Oktoberfest in Tulsa. We debated on whether or not to go, but ultimately we did and had a great time (asthma attack, aside...) Having something to look forward to also really helped keep my mind off of everything. 
 Last- we really enjoyed Alsatian cuisine on our trip so I made this Tarte Flambe. It took me back to this gorgeous little town, Colmar, on such a perfect day.
Other simple pleasures I've really enjoyed the last few days: freshly painted nails, bubble 
baths and taking the dog for a run. Cheesy yet effective.
Until next time-
Here's to family,


10/16/14

Munich + Day Trips

Since Oktoberfest kicks off this week in Tulsa, I thought I'd share the first batch of photos from our trip to the German towns Dachau/Munich/Hohenschwangau (3 nights). I'm also trying something new today- no captions for the photos, instead the photos with icons are "interactive". 
 
 
More from the Residenz...
Where: Dachau, Munich, Hohenschwanagu
See: Dachau Concentration Camp (allot at least 3.5 hours), Neuschwanstein Castle via Mike's Bike Tours (full day to make it worth the trip), Munich Residenz, English Garden/Chinese Beer Garden, Oktoberfest
Eat: Suckling pig + dumplings, Sausage + Kraut (duh), lots of pretzels! As for restaurants, Schuhbeck Orlando was beautiful on the inside and the food was great too!
Drink: The beers Augustiner, Franziskaner, Konig Ludwig Konig Weiss/Dunkel Weiss (F & KL will be available at Tulsa Oktoberfest- don't waste your time or money drinking anything else!)
Skip: Hofbrauhaus- don't waste more than five minutes taking pictures. Sure it's old and cool and there's some history, but the Chinese Beer garden is much more enjoyable... unless you enjoy hot, sweaty, smelly spaces akin to that of a fraternity hazing event (those don't happen...)
Until next time-
Prost!



10/14/14

Blanket Cape

The weather lately hasn't warranted a coat, but it hasn't exactly been 
warm either. One minute you're freezing, the next you're sweating... it's definitely that 
awkward time of the year where layers come in handy.
Enter the sweater+blanket cape combo. 
Sweater // Cape: old, similar herehere and here// Chambray Tank: old, similar//
 Jeans// Booties (on sale)// Bag, similar style// Sunglasses// Earrings (mother-of-pearl) 
 {Currently loving black & tan....}
 {And plaid. This fuzzy sweater was such a STEAL!}
{Tan open-toed booties transition perfectly from summer to fall}
How are you staying warm with the cooler temps upon us? I'd love to know!
Until next time-
Here's to sweater weather,