Beating the Winter Blues…in Blue (OOTD)

I must admit, I am so grateful for the beautiful New England weather that we’ve had this Winter, I’m not as seasonly depressed as I usually am! However, today we are having a mini snow storm, and I must admit- I am slightly excited about it (not to mention, I got to head home from work a bit early! Who doesn’t LOVE that?!)

I wanted to share my work OOTD (outfit of the day) because I felt that it was totally appropriate with today’s forecast.

I wore this top (Marshalls $15)  with my blue skinny jeans (Marshalls $12) for a night out a few weeks ago, and was dying to repeat.

I had on my favorite black suede pumps (which I probably wear more often then I should- but they just go with everything!)

Simple diamond studs, and a couple of my Tiffany & Co. bracelets…

Nothing too crazy, but I was still feeling fresh and fun today! A little color definitely goes a long way.

Amazing Katy Perry “Part of Me” Cover

Did you hear Katy Perry’s newest single “Part of Me”? She debuted the song with a wild performance at the Grammys a few weeks ago…along with some wild hair…

It's okay Katy, I went through a crimping phase too... 😉

My boyfriend is an amazing singer and decided to do a cover of this song a couple weeks ago! Ironically, Perez Hilton is hosting a “Can YOU Sing” cover competition and requested that participants sing “Part Of Me”

Below is his official entry video, he created a beautiful acoustic rendition, that’s in my opinion much better than the original song!

Check it out, and let me know what you think!

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A Perfectly Pink Vacation Manicure

The night before we left for the Bahamas, I gave my Mom and myself gel manicures so our nails would be chip free and shiny the entire week we were away.

We both wanted a bright, tropical pink shade, so I got out my OPI Axxium Pinks & Pales starter kit…

They have a really amazing shade called “Strawberry Margarita”…

This particular color painted on pretty sheer, so I ended up using 3 coats…which made my nails super thick. I took a couple of pictures (polish photographs are so odd, you’ll notice it looks like two completely different colors)!
In person this shade was definitely most similar to the second picture.
The mani lasted flawlessly all week, but once we got home, I was slightly impatient (as usual) and wanted a fresh manicure. I decided to give my nails a break from gel for a bit, and went with my all time favorite polish- Sally Hansen’s “Shall We Dance”
When using regular nail polish I refuse to use anything other than a quick dry top coat- so I picked up a new bottle of the best
Seche Vite- this stuff is AMAZING!

Three days in and my nails are holding up! They’re still shiny, and luckily no chips or breaks (keeping my fingers crossed)! Every  2-3 days I’ll continue to add another top coat. 🙂

Do you like to mix up your polish colors for a vacation? Reds and orange’s are some other vaca favorites, what are yours?

Fun in the Bahamas! Pt. 1

I spent the past week in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been- Freeport, Bahamas. When my Mom invited me on the trip a few months ago, I couldn’t pass it up! I went with my Mom, Dad and little sister, Katherine (we missed my brother who is away at college).

Day 1:

We left our house at the crack of dawn last Saturday and headed to Newark airport. Now let it be know that I do not enjoy flying. I am super anxious and do not understand how all of those people, and all of those suitcases stay in the air. I just don’t.

After a not-so-scary flight, we landed in Ft. Lauderdale, I looked out the window and set sights on this beautiful little puddle jumper of a plane… then I saw my suitcase.

I knew we were going to have to take it to the island. Luckily, I’ve flown on a baby plane a couple of times in the past so I wasn’t completely freaking out- but my nerves still kicked in. Something about my wingspan being smaller than the planes width, and my ability to touch the pilot from my seat doesn’t sit well with me.

However, my 16 year old sister is a champ, and volunteered to hold my hand. 🙂

The flight was no longer than 40 minutes, and before you knew it we were in the beautiful Bahamas! It was dark by this time, but we hopped in our rental car and headed to our hotel. Fun fact…in the Bahamas they drive on the left side of the road.

JUST incase you might forget..

We got to our hotel and settled in. My sister and I shared a gorgeous room with a balcony over looking the ocean.

I promise the ocean is back there 🙂

We hadn’t eaten all day so we went to this little greek spot across the street for a quick dinner, my appetite is basically non-existent when I fly, so I just had some Tzatziki sauce with warm pita chips- so good!

We went back to our rooms and completely crashed. We were exhausted- plus we wanted to be up bright and early to lay out!

Day 2:

We spent the first day pool side. This guy played his steel drums all day, it couldn’t have been any more tropical of a setting.

I spent the day completely engulfed in The Huger Games and my pina colada (I’m not sure which of the two is more amazing!)

We shared some wonton nachos poolside…

Wonton chips, grilled chicken, tomatoes, cheese sauce, BBQ sauce, sour cream and jalapenos (healthy eating was clearly on hold).

That night we went to Agave for dinner. Obviously drinks were in order!

I could go for a margarita right now..

I ordered grilled pineapple & lime glazed chicken breast with black beans, rice and golden plantains. A little spicy but still yummy 🙂

Day 3:

Breakfast, beach, books, and booze!

Veggie omelette, wheat toast, a slice of french toast and bacon- my body was not used to eating so much!

…oh and burns for Katherine who struggled to find shade LOL

Dinner was at Giovanni’s…

Spaghetti carbonara

Dessert: mini peanut butter ice cream cone! I swear this thing was only an inch and a half tall..

We stopped to take some pictures on the way home…

KBell & I. She's 7 years younger, and officially taller than me 🙁
Mom & Dad

I have so many more pictures to share, but I think I’m going to have to break this trip into two or three posts!

Ohh…how I miss the Bahamas already…

Hello from the Bahamas!

So I’ve been completely MIA from my blog since I’ve been vacationing with my family in the Bahamas this week, and I miss it! I had every intention of getting some posts in while away, but we’ve been doing so many fun things, and I’ve been too darn relaxed to even pick up my computer (too much reading, tanning, swimming, and pina colading for my own good)!

It’s been so nice to disconnect and take some time to enjoy the beautiful weather and my family. I haven’t been away in a while 🙂

My sister and I at our beautiful resort

I can’t wait to organize all of my pictures- I have so many fun things to share!

Just wanted to give a quick hello, I hope that everyone is having a good week! 🙂

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