That Got Me Thinking

Madewell Denim Jacket

My idea for this post was just to write about my favorite new jean jacket because it’s the perfect fit, color and weight (it’s not too heavy and is easy to move around in), but then I got to thinking about all my favorite jackets and how many I have. Then that got me thinking about how much I wear jackets, which then got me thinking about how much I love jackets. And all of that got me thinking about how important jackets are in a wardrobe!  (Phew, I’m exhausted from too much thinking. Hahaha!) After much thought (ha!), I know why. Jackets can add an extra oomph to an outfit, they can add a stylish layer of warmth, they can lend a bit of security (a security blanket, if you will- ha!), and they can define a waistline! Here are the jackets I have in my closet right now. All of these jackets are in constant rotation and were purchased with a lot of thought. You know I can’t just buy something, I have to love it, it has to fit well, and it has to be on trend but not too trendy. Oh gosh, I exhaust myself.

I have the army green jacket in an xs. I have the blue jean jacket in an xs. I have the tan suede jacket in an xs, but I wish I had the small. I also wish I had it in the toffee color, or maybe the parchment color, for spring . I have the bomber jacket in an xs.  I purchased the black jacket in an xs.

I have 3 black jackets, and yes, I wear them all the time. Unfortunately all 3 of my black jackets are no longer available.  But I found a new, perfect black jacket for you guys. It’s so perfect, I bought it with the intention of returning it because I already have three… Righhhhht. Here are a few pictures of it. I am wearing an xs.

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Pictures by Traci Ling

Painless Water Intake + A Few Favorite Finds

Painless Water Intake and a Couple Favorite Finds

I love Coca-Cola! I used to have a Coke and peanut M&M’s for breakfast. I know, can you believe? I also used to pour Coke into a wine glass when the boys would go down for naps as a little pick me up. Anyway, I can’t drink Coke like I used to. For one thing, diabetes runs in my family, but it also makes my stomach bubble and all the unwanted effects that come with that, and it gives me lumps in my breast. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

About a year ago, I went to see a friend for some health stuff. She asked me how much water I drank, and I was comfortable enough to say, “Water? Oh, I don’t drink water.” That’s when she gave me a big ole sheet about the benefits of drinking water. It was obvious, my days of just drinking Coke were over. So we started buying La Croix by the cases! WAWAWA. I mean, they’re great and all, but I got sick of them. Then I happened upon the best drink ever. I mix a splash of lemonade with sparkling mineral water, and it’s amazing! I think there is something in the mineral water that goes really well with the lemonade and makes it taste so good!  And the best part? I drink a ton of it all throughout the day! I’m getting my water intake, and it’s painless! Another good thing? My boys and friends love it, too! It has become my signature drink! I sound so fancy, like the Barefoot Contessa or something! Ha! Oh, and just in case you are wondering, tequila taste pretty good in it, too. Look, I have a signature cocktail, too!

And here are a few favorite finds from my shopping excursions:
Ballgame Striped TeeTop- Stateside;  Sunglasses- Celine

Yes, I totally wear my sunglasses in the dressing room at all times. Just kidding. Hmmmm, I wonder if I could be onto something with this. Anyway, I digress. I love this t-shirt. In fact, I passed it up because I thought it was just a blue and white striped tee, and I didn’t need it. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it and how I could wear it with so much, so I went back and bought it. Look how cute it looks with black jeans. It would also be super cute with blue distressed jeans, like Diane Kruger is wearing in this pin. It would pretty much go with anything. I’m wearing an xs.

Top- Maeve

I have this thing for pretty white tops. I could probably start an entire blog based solely on pretty white tops! Maybe I’ll start a hashtag instead- #prettywhitetops ha! I They’re easy to love because they go with everything and are so feminine and fresh! I like to feel feminine and fresh. OMG, I am laughing. Anyway, I found this one, and I plan on wearing it a ton. I am wearing an xs.

bobble pullover sweaterTop- Madewell

Have you ever seen a cuter cream sweater? I mean, it’s not just a cream sweater, it’s a cream sweater with pom poms. I’m in. I’m wearing an xs.

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