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Shopping trip 1/28

So I got through my first week back at work! It went really well. The big thing that’s giving me anxiety right now is just getting back into a routine. I was pretty tired all week – not only am I getting up earlier, but I’m on my feet a lot more, which is hard because my knee is still healing. I have two more weeks of physical therapy and then hopefully I can get back to yoga!! I’ve been feeling seriously deprived.

So needless to say, I haven’t been cooking a lot this week. (Or the week before because I was completely distracted by something else!) Hence, the lack of blogging. I need to get into a meal planning/grocery shopping routine for sure. One thing I did make time for today was shopping! My wardrobe has needed an overhaul for a while. And I cleaned out my closet a few weeks ago so now it looks even more empty! Here are some things I picked up today.

1. Express Columnist Pant – I’ve been wanting a black pair of slim cut dress pants. I have a few other black pairs but they are looser. These fit great and are perfect for work!

2. Aldo Padden boots – I am a shoe girl. But I’m also super picky with shoes. Case in point – I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of mid-calf boots for two years. No joke. I wanted ones I could dress up or down. I wanted a stacked heel, and it couldn’t be super high. And I think I found them today!! These boots were on sale at Aldo and they didn’t have my size, so they are being shipped and should arrive this week. I can’t wait to try them on with every outfit I have!! And I’m praying they are comfy. 🙂

3. Express Crochet Inlay Striped Tee – Being from Cape Cod, the nautical vibe always sits well with me. Basically anything striped works. And if it’s navy and white, even better. This cute tee looks pretty basic from the front, but it has a beautiful crocheted back! My wardrobe probably doesn’t need any more navy and white stripes, but I just couldn’t resist!

4. Express Sculpted Metal Bangles – I love bracelets, but I have freakishly tiny wrists so bangles have always been too big on me. These actually fit! And you can’t really tell from the pic, but they have a curve to them so they aren’t just plain circles.

What fun things did you do this weekend?
It’s been around 80 degrees here in LA – I’m kind of wishing I went to the beach this weekend!


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Express Holiday Gift Guide

Express just released its Holiday Gift Guide so I thought I’d share my picks. One great thing about Express is that they have something for everyone’s budget.

Stocking Stuffers for Under $30

Sparkles and sequins are always a must for the holiday season. And I just love the envelope wristlet – so cute and classy.

Gifts Under $50

If I still lived in Boston I would definitely have those faux fur earmuffs on my wish list!

Gifts Over $50

The faux fur jacket is so old Hollywood – love it!

For the Men In Your Life


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Express sweater sale

Here in Los Angeles, it’s nowhere near sweater season yet. I took a 1/2 mile walk to Starbucks this morning in shorts and a tank, and definitely got a little sweaty (tmi?). But I couldn’t help checking out Express’ sweaters when I got the email that they’re having a B1G1 50 percent off sale! It’ll cool off here eventually, right?! Here are a few I have my eye on. (Photos are linked to sweaters on Express.com.)

Skinny stripes like this can hardly ever go wrong. I also love wide necklines and slouchy fits- so cozy! AND, the short sleeves are perfect for warmer LA autumns! Another plus – it’s machine washable.

I love the metallic sheen of this one. It also comes in 4 other colors. I could see dressing this up with a black mini and a statement necklace.

Now if I still lived in Boston, this one would get a lot of wear! It just looks SOOO cozy! I can picture curling up by my parents’ fireplace in this sweater with skinny jeans and slipper socks on. 🙂 (Not sure if it’d be so functional to wear it with shorts like the model? Haha)

Cable knit sweaters are always a classic look in my book – this one just gives it a stylish twist. I love the short sleeves and the big armholes.

Do you shop at Express? What are some of your other favorite “mall stores”?
I like some stuff at American Eagle. LOVE J. Crew but often can’t afford it! Forever 21 is good for cheap trendy accessories.


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