Last weekend I spent my days down in the DR in the tropical sunshine, warm weather, basking in the island breeze. These days, the DR has become my favorite weekend getaway. (1) the weather is always great, and it is a perfect escape from the currently cold Atlanta weather (2) it is a hop, skip, and a jump across the ocean, and you can be there in under 4 hours [fact: it takes me longer to fly home to Arizona than the Dominican!] (3) I get to eat endless amounts of tuna and steak [85% of their beef is produced on the island and it is bomb.com] and drink endless amounts of rosé (4) I can get a tan in the middle of winter (5) you’re on island time and anything goes; including flowy dresses and air dried wavy hair (6) last, but most certainly not least, it is where my main squeeze currently lives, so it gives me an opportunity to see him.
[My lunch set up each afternoon.]
[All white table at dinner.]
[Afternoon storm rolling in.]
[Watching the storm travel across the horizon.]
Happy Halloween! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because (1) it’s the kick off to the fall holidays (2) I love any excuse to decorate [although spider webs and I do not really mesh year-round] (3) it is the eve of my boyfriend’s birthday (4) I love all the candy that I get to eat [give me Almond Joys and I will love you forever].
The truth- I have been MIA lately. The facts – to say that this fall has been busy would be the understatement of 2013. From traveling, to busy busy days, to putting the final touches on the house, to training for my first race [Thanksgiving Day!], it has been batshit crazy; and The Style Pundit has fallen by the wayside. So me and my blog extended our sincerest apologies, but true appreciation for all the followers that have stayed true and kept with us.
I will be back. Very soon!
This weekend is going to be a great weekend, but filled with activitiy! On Saturday we have our housewarming party, which basically means all day Saturday preparations (cooking, wine shopping, setting up, etc.) will be made, and all day Sunday cleaning and trashing-taking-out will be had. I am so excited to have all of our closests friends in our new place; to break it in and make it feel like a home!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, with whatever fun activities you have in store!
Top: ASOS / Jeans: J Brand / Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg / Cuff: Similar / Bracelets: Sugar Bean Jewelry
I am more than aware that I am not the first person to wear peplum. In fact, I may be the last person to jump on the peplum train. I don’t know what took me so long… Perhaps it’s the fact that most peplum shirts hit me far above my waist and defeat the whole purpose of peplum. I digress… Neverless, I am here and on the peplum train [choo! choo!], but naturally my first peplum would be a tattered, acid wash, rendition.
P.S. No, my hair does not grow that fast. Yes, I still have bangs. They are far more versitile than I imagined. Poof! I can make them disappear like that!
Quite simply, I needed a change. I had the same hair style for going on 6 years, and my hair just needed a breath of fresh air. Let’s be honest… I went in with bang-free intentions and just wanted to update my color (I was beyond tired of having over processed blonde hair) and and cut off all the dead ends. Overall I just wanted a healthier more natural look. Turns out my hair was alot more sickly than I thought [cringe]. So when it came time to cut off all the damaged portions of my hair, I was left with J. Lo circa 2005 bangs. Not the look I was going for. So me and my new hair love, Norman, went for it. My hair feels so soft and healthy and I love having my hair back to it’s [nearly] natural color [with the exception of highlights]. Mission accomplished!