I'm getting the Spring shopping bug. It's like the sun shows its face for one tiiiny second, and I immediately want to bust out a floral t-shirt (specifically this one – Lands' End – who knew?). To appease the shopping beast, I'll be coming out with some fun Spring shopping posts next week.
In reality, I seem to be wearing mostly black. Still? I know. I feel edgier with all-black and short hair I guess. And I've been wearing the heck out of this little ponte blazer again. I like the insta-polish with the super-stretchy fabric. Mine was purchased in – ready for this? – 2003 I kid you not. Clearly, they have staying power. I really like this one. So sleek, with a cool brass button. Totally perfect for grounding Spring prints. (Or, uh, sweatshirts and too-big jeans.)
Mike and I snuck out for a mid-week date night. The nanny stayed a couple extra hours and we hit happy hour. Cheapest. Date. Ever. Drink specials and $5 apps and the whole thing was under $50 with tip.
And before I forget? These shoes are comfortable!! Like, soft and supple and comfortable. Shocking, I know. They look like the kind of flat shoes that anger me with their stiff sole. Nope.
But let's do the normal Friday linky thing. Here's what I've got:
I just found out that my favorite high-waisted MiH denim comes in a gorgeous light wash. They call to me, Mamas. THEY CALL TO ME. But at – gack – $325? Is this how it starts? Remember when we were all choking on the $100 price tag of a pair of Sevens? Is $300 the new "standard" price for high-end denim? It seems to be the price tag of all the pairs I fall in love with (stupid R13 and their perfectly faded not-too-black-wash jeans which have not gone on sale in 8 months). Know what $300 jeans are? Besides drool-worthy ANNOYING.
Have you heard about the 4 year old fashion designer? She's freaking awesome. (And so is her mum.)
I'm working on the next family photo article, and was blown away by the book, The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life. More about this book later, but it was too good to sit on (and under $10, so WOW). Whether you shoot with an iPhone or a fancy DSLR, this book will inspire. It's totally changed my own photography game.
I'm in the most recent episode of Meagan Francis' Kitchen Hour podcast. This time we chatted about Spring break and dressing for Spring (while there is still snow on the ground). These are so fun – I LOVE that girl. (And I think she's looking for reader questions, so feel free to let us know if there's anything you'd like to hear us blather on about…)
Happy, happy weekend, Mamas.