New Year, Old Dress

Above: H&M dress, Zara jacket, Stuart Weitzman moto boots, Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel


New Year's day in the Greek culture (my adopted culture, courtesy of the Mr.) is actually a bigger deal than Christmas. It is a day for sleeping in, then eating, meze, ouzou, wine, roast pork, and of course tray upon tray of baklava, all made from scratch by my mother in law. It's an epic and delicious day.

Enter stretchy dress, that is short, loosley cut, essentially a cropped moo-moo, perfect for the intake of mass amounts of food!

Which is exactly what I did.

Now, to detox.


Sunday Morning

Above: H&M sweater, Paige jeans (similar here) via TJ Maxx, Boutique 9 shoes, J Crew shirt (similar here), Amy O necklace (c/o), Celine sunglasses, Longchamp Balzane (c/o)


Another lazy Sunday brunch last weekend, this time with my husband and my sister in law. At Mistral. Again. I am working my way through the menu there, it is just so good.

It was also an incredibly cold Sunday, deserving of multiple layers. I did brave the cold for a few minutes to show what was living under my jacket.

Threw on this low-key sweater in an attempt to tame some of the colors and print, while keeping me warm of course. I pick up the majority of my sweaters at H&M (as I did with this one), they are always on trend and have outstanding prices....and if I get a pull I don't feel as put out as I would if I invested in something special (as I did with a few from J Crew this season). This particular sweater was on sale for 14.99. Makes me think I should have picked up a few more in other colors. 

Hope everyone had a very happy holiday season and New Year!

I am excited to see what 2013 holds for me, but staying away from any specific resolutions this round. General thoughts, shape up, use fewer exclamation points, eat healthier, create a budget, organize house, clean our closets and donate clothes, and continue with our home projects (basement and backyard landscaping slated for this spring). 

What do you have cooking for 2013? Do you make resolutions? 


Pop Goes the World




Ready to ring in the new year? 

Going out? Staying in?

Either way you'll need some tunes. Here's what we'll be playing.

Little bit of the old, little bit of the new, from 'The Start of Something' and 'Party Talk', high hopes at the eve's start, to the morning after, with some 'Sleeping In'.

Pop goes 2012! Happy New Year!