Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Magic :: Bocce Ball

We were lucky enough to experience a weekend with temperatures in the mid-70s. This has been an unusually warm February in North Carolina and I have been spending as much time outside as possible. Yesterday, I spent the day in the park learning how to play bocce ball. It is definitely one of the simplest games I've ever played but it was an enjoyable afternoon.

What did you do this weekend?

Happy Monday!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Fix :: Garden


We keep having sporadic spells of warmer weather here in North Carolina. The 70 degree days are only promoting my dream of winter being banished forever and spring coming (very) early. They also make the subsequent 40 degree days less tolerable.

Here's to Spring! May you come early and may I be able to sit in a bed in an English style garden with a bright red balloon in the very, very near future.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

FASHION :: LBDs under $50

You asked, I listened! Blog friend, Charity at Isle of View asked if I could compile some little black dress options after she saw my Valentine's Day LBD.

A great LBD is essential to every woman's closet but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank to find one. Below is a list of 6 fabulous little black dresses, all below $50! Have at it, girls!

LBDs under $50

1. Sashay Around Dress $48
2. Cleo Crochet Dress $45
3. Till Sunrise Dress $50
4. I'll Make It Anywhere One-Shoulder Tunic Dress $40
5. Frenchi Stretch Lace Dress $22 (wow!)
6. Women's Chiffon Sleeve Jersey Dress $26

I'll be back later this week with some mid-priced LBDs. Planning on getting one? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Magic :: Petal Aisle

Sometimes I come across pictures that just seem out of this world. This petal aisle would be so easy to create but the effect is downright ethereal.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

LIFE :: Valentine's Date Night

Hi friends!

I hope you all had fabulous Valentine's Days, whether you shared it with friends or loved ones. I wanted to let you guys in on what my V-day consisted of.

As mentioned in the previous post, my boyfriend insisted on keeping me in the dark. I'm not very good at surprises and was probably more than a little annoying in my persistent guesses as to where we were going. The only directions I had were to dress up.

What I wore:

Valentine's Date Night

I'm a firm believer in the power of a little black dress :)

What we did:

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First we went to an Italian restaurant in Raleigh and then we hit up Fraziers Wine Bar on Hillsborough St. Highly recommended.

What I got:
Chocolates, chocolates, and more chocolates as well as this framed picture of the two of us.

Overall, I would like to commend the boyfriend on an amazing Valentine's Day surprise! Little did he know that I had a surprise for him as well. Tomorrow night, we will be gracing the RBC center with our presence to watch the Hurricanes v. Flyers hockey game. The Flyers are his favorite team so it should be fun. I'll let you know (of course).

What did you guys do for V-Day?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!


What are you guys doing on this fine Valentine's Day? I actually have no idea what I am doing. My boyfriend has decided to be super secretive and the only instructions I have is to dress up. Hmm, mysterious. I keep asking him for hints, but to no avail.

I will be sure to let you guys know what happened after the mystery is uncovered. Eek!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

LIFE :: Be Mine, Valentine!

I know that everyone and their mother has blogged about the Kate Spade BMine Valentine e-cards but just in case you have only been checking out my blog (I don't blame you), here are a few of my favorites:

Quick! Go send a card to everyone you love here!

xoxo, Whitney

P.S. I love everyone who reads this burro, burro much.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

ARTS :: Obama: The College Years

My politico boyfriend recently shared a great TIME magazine article featuring a set of pictures from Barack Obama's freshman year at Occidental College. These are awesome. Really.

I always want to know more about influential figures' pasts and Obama is pretty high up there on the influential members of society list. The images capture the fun side of a young man that grew up to be President. I think we are lucky to have this glimpse into the past.

I'm glad he kicked the smoking habit but I really wish he'd bring that fedora back. Want to see more? Check out the original article here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ARTS :: Robert Doisneau

Sometimes a few happy photographs have the power to turn a gloomy day a little brighter. The work of Robert Doisneau does that for me. He spent his time taking photographs of happy people in Paris. Who wouldn't want to stare at romantic pictures of mid-century Parisians? Yeah, I didn't have an answer for that either.

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