The day that we all begin critiquing how everyone looked even though we would wear the worst dress imaginable if it meant that we ourselves could actually be there.
This dress just made me sad. She is so beautiful and has incredible taste that I was actually shocked to see her choice. I am no stylist but perhaps the Valentino that she was originally scheduled to wear would have been a better option than the pointy boob Prada. But yes, I would have still worn it if I could be at the Oscars. We all would.
Though I was not a fan of Anne’s, there were so many “Best Dressed” ladies, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture being my number one. She has killed it this awards season with all her choices and this was such an incredible way to finish it off. My second was Jennifer Chastain in Giorgio Armani who looked like a red headed Barbie Doll and redeemed herself from the Golden Globes. And finally, Naomi Watts, also in Giorgio Armani, took my number 3 spot. She is so beautiful and I love that she is willing to take a little bit of a risk and can pull it off.
In much more exciting news, I spent my glamourous weekend dealing with the missing pacifier, Little League Opening Day, a dinner party with friends, a Middle Man diagnosed with pink eye AND because we like to make it interesting, potty training Baby Girl. This far outweighs getting primped and ready for the Oscars, walking a red carpet or sipping Champagne at the Governor’s Ball.
I recently developed an addiction to granola and yogurt. It is such an easy breakfast or snack. I have heard about making your own but never really attempted it until yesterday. I found this recipe and loved the abundance of nuts and coconut in it so decided to give it a try. It was not only easy to make but SO GOOD too. I cannot believe I wait this long but I can promise you, I will no longer be buying granola. That would just be silly now.
We should have known better. With the boys, the day their turned 2 was the day we took the pacifier away. Sure they had a rough night but after that, it was over. I am not sure if it is because she is our only girl, the youngest, or we know that this is our last but Baby Girl turned 2 and we let her keep it. Each month we would say “this is the last month!” but then would never do anything. I am amazed at the difference a few months makes. For the two year olds who were slightly attached, it was sad. To an almost three year old, it has been devastating.
My sweet Baby Girl from only a few days ago is now throwing tantrums, not going to sleep easily and continues to ask for her pacifier. Getting a “no” makes it even worse and I think we are both getting on each other’s nerves. The plus in all of this is that she is at least not waking up at night, but the easy bedtime routine has taken a sudden shift. I had no idea how much she liked her pacifier.
I know that in a few days all will return to normal and she will have moved passed her need for the pacifier, but for now, I am not happy with myself that I let it go this long. You would think that by Baby #3 I would know better and keep to what works but I let the convenience of the pacifier overrule and believe me, LESSON LEARNED.
Now that both New York and London Fashion Week’s have come to an end, I thought I would share some of my favorite looks. Even though I am ready for some warm weather and Spring clothes, I could not help but get excited for the rich prints, colors and the return of black and white.
|Rebecca Minkoff, Calvin Klein Collection, Issa|
|Tibi, Victoria Beckham, Temperley London|
|Oscar de la Renta (might be my favorite of all), Tom Ford, Marchesa|
|Burberry Prorsum, Kate Spade New York, Carolina Herrera|
This past weekend we went back to Santa Ynez for a dear friend’s 35th birthday. The entire weekend was a surprise and it brought together some of my favorite people that I do not have the luxury of seeing all the time. In fact, it is embarrassing how long it has been. Everyone brought their children and it not only allowed us to catch up but provided an opportunity for our children to become friends as well. And who doesn’t love when the husbands are friends?! It was an amazing reminder.
A reminder that these college friends are so important to me. A reminder that they know more about me than a lot of people. A reminder that even though our worlds get chaotic and crazy, it is important to make plans every now and then and allow ourselves to catch up with each other.
I have been blessed to have some pretty amazing friends from high school and college. The unfortunate part is that not all of them live in Orange County and it takes a lot of planning to get to see each other. We are all busy with our children, jobs, and simply, life. Weddings made it pretty easy but now that most of us have tied the knot, it takes some additional effort.
As I get older I am really starting to appreciate that my high school and college friends knew me prior to being “wife” and “mommy”. They know my life now but they also know where I came from. They have see me at the very top and have also seen me hit the ground. And they have been there to laugh and cry with me through everything. It makes my heart happy when I get to see these people and also reminds me that perhaps the things I get stressed about are not worth the time and in the end, family and friends are all that really matters.
Thank you M for planning such an amazing weekend for E. Thank you also for including us and giving us all this opportunity to spend some time together. It was amazing weekend and we cannot wait to come back.
And in other news, the hubby and I have fallen in love with the Santa Ynez Valley and are trying to figure out how we could possibly relocate. To say we are obsessed is an understatement. Who knows, perhaps this blog could one day be renamed “Juggling in Wine Country”.
|Dress: Kain via Luxury Garage Sale, Booties: DV by Dolce Vita (similar (on sale!), Clutch: Club Monaco, Accessories: Stella & Dot|
|Dress: Anthropologie, Jacket: MARC by Marc Jacobs, Boots: Via Spiga, Cuff: c/o Olivia Welles|