Being a mom to a 5 year old little boy keeps my hands full all day with Hot Wheels, Legos, super secret missions, fort building, and freeze dance competitions. And I absolutely love every minute. He is my hero! And I prepared to be a mom to a little girl who, without a doubt, would have equally done all those things as well. She would have memorized all of her brother’s knock-knock jokes, challenged his scientific mind, tried to memorize more numbers of Pi (he’s up to 7 numbers!) and want to wear my pretty things. In my mind, I planned to immediately celebrate my love for pretty things with her only the way a mom (nothing personal Dad!) could share.
To be honest, this blog is for her. To share all the pretty things and places she would have enjoyed with her brother if she could have stayed. I picked pretty things for her, mostly in gold. And even though she couldn’t stay, I know she will be in my heart with every change of season and with every morning light.
I can love the pretty things and think of her and smile. I can love the pretty things and laugh. I can love the pretty things and write this for my readers because it doesn’t have to be sad, even though it can be. I will celebrate her and my family here and the pretty things.
It may just be that nothing gold can stay, for as the season changes so does the light of day.
Thank you for reading! I appreciate your following. Have a great weekend!
Hello to Friday! I am so ready for the change in season. Spring brings warmer days and more sunlight. And luckily, it reintroduces us to our closets as we look for ways to organize better (“this year I’ll do it!”) to get rid of the old and buy something new. It means finding those sandals that have been hibernating all winter. Spring is all about the brighter colors, the pretty flowers and all things renewed.
With just a week away, I decided to start digging and find just a few of my Spring essentials. I wouldn’t want Spring to catch me unprepared for fear that winter might just try to creep back in!
There is nothing more difficult than getting up in the morning and suddenly not knowing what to wear. Whether you are a stay at home mom, have to be up and out of the house before the children wake up, or recover from a late night out, you do have to get dressed. Obvious, right? But what you chose to wear can really have an effect on how you feel for the rest of the day.
For these past cold winter months, I’ve lived under a hat, sunglasses (even on cloudy days), big moon boot Uggs, sweats and a sweater. It’s where I was most comfortable until I remembered what it was like to get dressed and feel good about the effort I put into it.
The title of this post says it all. I’ve had to work my way out of the bottom to the top. And this blog is a part of that transformation. But this thinking also applies as my number one rule in how I get dressed, from a casual weekend to a night out or even when in the midst of the morning rush!
When facing that closet ask yourself, How do I want to feel? And then immediately pay a visit to your shoes. And yes, on some days you can say “I don’t care!” but even that can dictate how you get dressed.
When I look at my shoes, which you should try (when you have “me time”) to organize by color not style, I am usually drawn to one particular color. Now it all happens within seconds, but I immediately can determine what I am going to feel like in the shoes and go from there. Of course, where you are going will also dictate your choice of ensemble, but lets’s just start with some golden moments using your basic t-shirt and jeans.
Now, these VANELi flats (other colors HERE) are comfortable and easy to slip on. Here I want to feel like I mean business with this chain link Sanctuary clutch while being casual, even if only dealing with my 5 year old’s negotiating skills on the way to school and before I head out to lunch or coffee with some friends.
My version of sneakers and jeans for the changing season into Spring allows for some style to sneak into your day with these Mia shoes. I decided to add a scarf, a blazer and a satchel (Cole Haan here) big enough to fill throughout the day with goodies or to hold the water bottle, the toy, the crayons, the Legos…I could go on and on.
In most cases however, I want to wear my heels. There is just something about lifting my legs off the ground and seeing my calves look stronger than they really are! These Manolo Blahnik BB pumps are classic, classy and surprisingly comfortable. It’s great that you can customize the heel to any height and in any color online at Neiman Marcus. I would definitely meet the girls for a movie matinee or dinner in this simple ensemble.
Tell me, how do you decide what to wear? What are some of your go-to looks that make getting dressed easy for you? I’d love to know and learn more from you! Thank you for reading!
Happy Wednesday! It’s no secret that Black and White can be your most basic and yet iconic color combinations in your wardrobe. Whether you see this combo in stripes, polka dots, chevron or any other amazing shape, black and white together are a safe “go to”.
And while you can look amazing in any classic black and white ensemble, playing with COLOR can be so much fun!
Today, I wanted to make some golden moments out of this pretty J.Crew dress that is very much in season for Spring.
As a theatre teacher, I always start the school year by asking students to answer the question Who Am I? I challenge them to explore how much they know about themselves before they explore characters. And now with this blog and all of you, I get to share my answer to that very same question.
I am a mother to two beautiful children, a gloriously funny 5 year old boy and a daughter whom I only met after 33 weeks-for too brief a moment-as we were one through our hearts, before she became an angel. And through these two very different mommy experiences, I am a wife grounded by love and support from my amazing husband, my best friend.
Fashion has always brought me joy and makes me feel like I’ve got it all together. I remember watching my mother when I was young as she would get ready to go out. I always imagined she had a golden aura around her. It was the dress, the shoes, the hair, the makeup; all of it just made her even more beautiful than she already was. And I wanted to be HER.
Being here on this blog along with me means one or more of the following: you love every season in fashion (and a good sale!) and want to see great ways to mix and match your wardrobe, you are a mother (or planning to become one) to a young child as they navigate their way through life or simply want to explore the world as we travel through it.
No matter what the reason may be, thank you for joining me as I take you from season to season sharing life’s little golden moments-in fashion, in motherhood and around the world.
Welcome to This Season’s Gold! I have been a shoe lover my whole life. Many women (and men!) would say the same, and probably can recall the time when they were little and tried on their mother’s or father’s fanciest shoes. As I write this, I have several shoes in different sections of my home as I reorganize my shoe closet: Give away, Sell, Keep, WHY didn’t I ever wear these?, WHY did I ever wear these?, and so on. But then there are these beauties; the only heels I was willing to wear on my birthday while pregnant! They are THAT amazing! And they say so much about me as a person.
With everything this past year has brought, I can wear these Christian Louboutin shoes and feel unstoppable, know that even the saddest moments are possible to overcome (with time and support!), and that fashion can actually heal. Thank you for reading!