Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pretty Printed Pineapples

Hello lovelies. Sorry for the lack of OOTD posts lately, but I have been spending most of my time in scrubs. Today was a lecture day and even though I wanted to snooze it and just toss on scrubs again, I decided to get dressed. Why bother? Well, I always seem to be more productive when I'm wearing real clothes. And after my last post, today's wardrobe choice should come as no surprise. I mean seriously, how adorable is this printed pineapple skirt? I just can't get enough of it. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Passion for Pineapples

My newest obsession is the pineapple. Not only do I find them adorable, but I love what they symbolize...hospitality. I may live in a one bedroom apartment, but friends and family are always welcome to drop by. I love hosting guests and making new friends. Now wrap that all up into one ideal and you get the pineapple. See why I'm in love? Not to mention that they taste pretty great too. So here are some pineapple inspired beauties that I'm loving right now. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

July Budget: A Month of Accessories

So because of my metal allergies, I am limited in purchasing fashion jewelry. J Crew is one place that I have found where my skin doesn't get irritated, but they can be a bit pricey. So when J Crew Factory had it's July sales, I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lovely Lashes: They're (mostly) Real!

As much of an advocate as I am of loving yourself and all your faults, realistically every girl has something they wouldn't mind changing about themselves. For me, it's my eyelashes. I seriously have the shortest skimpiest eyelashes in existence. Ok maybe, I'm being overdramatic, but even hubby's lashes are longer than mine. Because I don't have the loveliest of lashes, I  want them more than anything, but I guess that's how it goes. While I can't miraculously change the lashes I have, I can work with what I've got. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Maxi Skirts & Pumps: Dressing up Casual Style

I have been living in this skirt non-stop from the moment I picked it up. It has been on this blog at least twice already in the past month, but it is just so comfy that I can't help wanting to wear it again and again. My only qualm with this skirt is that it's limited to weekend wear. Or is it? I've never thought of maxi skirts as anything other than summer casual, so it never occurred to me to try to style them another way. My dental school dress code is business casual, but we are definitely on the looser end of things. So I decided to see if I could pull off a maxi skirt. 

Linking up with the lovely Lindsey over at the pleated poppy for WIWW 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Faux Pas

Don't you just love it when an outfit comes together with little to no effort? This is an OOTD from this past weekend and I loved it so much that I just might have to do an exact outfit repeat. I know! Total fashion faux pas, but I like to live life dangerously. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tybee Island

We planned a beach trip for the day, but the weather is preventing that. So instead, I get to spend the entire day studying pharmacology. You know, fun stuff like memorizing drug names and learning the side effects. I actually will be  better off this way, but to give myself a little break I decided to write this post about my last trip to the ocean. Lucky for me it wasn't all that long ago. When hubby and I were in Savannah last week, we went to Tybee Island Beach.
It was a about a 30 minute drive from Savannah, which we didn't mind at all because the scenery along the way was so beautiful. We drove past plenty of marsh lands and cabbage palm trees. It was all so picturesque, but I think my favorite part was the salt in the air. Not only could you smell it, but you could taste it. I have never experienced that before so I knew instantly that this would be a beach trip unlike any other. 

Most people our age wouldn't bother with beach gear, but we wanted to be comfortable. Aside from grabbing a beach umbrella to protect me from sun poisoning (I get it almost every year), we had beach chairs and a cooler. The cooler was essential as we filled it with bottled water, fresh fruit, and a few beers of course. It was so nice laying in the shade of the umbrella, eating watermelon and pineapple slices while sipping on cold drinks. 

As my pathetic attempt at a sandcastle failed miserably, I was super impressed with this alligator that someone made. It reminded me of the delicious gator bites that hubby and I had earlier in our trip. 
I so wish that I could be laying out at Tybee Beach right now, or any beach for that matter. I don't know if I will have time to escape on the upcoming weekends. And I still have over a month yet before my next school break. Thankfully, I have a fun trip planned for then as well. Happy Weekend Everyone! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Historic Greens

If you are getting burnt out on hearing about my Savannah trip, I apologize but I can't help but want to share. Plus, this was my first real summer vacation in years. Not to mention that I don't get very much time off from dental school so I'm trying to make it last for as long as possible. So please humor me. If, on the other hand you love Savannah as much as I do...this one is for you. 
First thing in the morning, we grabbed some praline flavored coffee at the Gallery Expresso and headed for Forsyth Park. Such a beautiful place full of lush greenery. And as an extra bonus, we ran into the bird lady. Hubby was brave enough to take on all four at once. 
After Forstyh Park, we headed over to Wormsloe Historic Site. It was breathtaking, definitely one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been. When you first enter the property, there is a beautiful long lane of Oaks with Spanish moss. While in Savannah, I fell in love with these trees. I so enjoy seeing the landscaping of historic homes so this was an added treat. In addition to the spiraling gardens of Versailles or the ivy climbing the walls of Tuscan villas, now I can add the gorgeous oak lined drive at Wormsloe Historic Site to my favorites list of landscaped homes. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

River Street & Savannah Sweets

When I ended my last post, we were still in downtown Savannah, headed towards River Street. Uniquely settled on a bluff with it's original cobblestone road, River Street turned out to be a great place to spend the evening. The views are accompanied by free trolley rides, cheap PBRs, and delicious cocktails. But one of the best parts about River Street is all the delicious sweets. 
I have never actually had a Praline, but free fresh samples were abundant. Pecans covered in caramel? Yes please!

After wondering around River Street for a while, we stopped in at the Bohemian Hotel for drinks before dinner. While husband sampled some local microbrews, I enjoyed cocktails. 
But the real draw of the Bohemian, were the rooftop views. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Downtown Savannah

During our first day in Savannah, we spent our time downtown. Savannah’s founder James Oglethorpe was a genius and mapped out the city into squares. This has allowed for expansion throughout the years, and for our sake it made the city extremely easy to navigate. So we parked the car and decided to explore on foot. 

My favorite part of the entire day was stopping in at the Paris Market. This shop was the perfect combination of modern and vintage. They sold everything from housewares to facial cream. They had quite the collection of antiques, including my favorite….teacups. I’m quite surprised that I managed to get out of there without going on a shopping spree.
Paris Market 

While I didn’t purchase anything in the store, I did stop in at their cafĂ© where they were serving macaroons. Have I mentioned before that I love macaroons? So much so that they were parting favors at my wedding. I ordered a lemon macaroon and a salted caramel macaroon along with the White Wolf Tea. All of these lovelies were served to me on a vintage floral plate and in the most gorgeous yellow teacup and saucer. I love anything related to lemon, so the lemon macaroon was by far one of the best that I’ve ever tasted. This is not to say that the caramel macaroon wasn’t a show stopper too. The filling had chunks of caramel sauce throughout, making it really sweet. And hubby and I both agree, that the tea may have been the best we’ve ever tasted. If you are ever in Savannah, don’t skip this shop.
Paris Market 

Paris Market 

Paris Market 

We spent quite a bit of time in Paris Market, so after that it was time for lunch. As we (especially hubby) love beer, we headed to the Moon River Brewery for lunch. It wasn’t too humid out so we chose to eat in the beer garden and join some of the locals in watching the World Cup. 

Low Country Crab Melt & Sweet Potato Fries  

We ordered a flight of beer to maximize our microbrew sampling and there wasn’t one beer that we didn’t like. By far, my favorite was the Wild Wacky Whit. It was a wheat ale flavored with oranges and coriander. I could literally drink that all day. For lunch, we both had the special that day which was a crab melt. 

Once we started walking again, we were lured into the Savannah Bee Company shop for free honey tasting. There were about 15 different types of honey that you could sample as well as whole honeycombs. I didn’t like the honeycomb because of the texture, but hubby did so I’m glad that we tried it.


We also decided to sample mead. If you don’t know what mead is, it's basically any alcoholic drink made by fermenting honey so that can include beer and wine. Our favorite was the Ambrosia, which was a white wine with a honey undertone. We loved it so much that we bought a bottle to share with my inlaws and they loved it too.  

Of course I couldn’t escape Savannah without doing a little shopping. I find that buying a one of a kind item, especially jewelry in a local shop is the best kind of souvenir. So I picked up a bracelet at Villa Savannah. 

We spent the better part of the afternoon exploring more of the city, including stopping in at the infamous Leopald’s Ice Creamery. That place has a line wrapped around the building at all times of the day, but it’s definitely worth the wait. I loved the lemon custard while hubby enjoyed the jet-blueberry.

After all of this, the day was only partially over so we headed over to River Street for the rest of the evening (next post). I will share more on that tomorrow.