Month: May 2015

Casual Navy Sunday: I Dress Up for the Bookstore

Today was one of those lazy kind of Sundays where you get a late start on your day, and yet feel as if not a minute was wasted. The kind where spending the first half of the day on the sofa is perfectly acceptable. Nevertheless, the warm spring rays of the sun was much too inviting to stay inside forever, and I eventually got myself up and out the door. Though, if I’m being honest, my goal for the day was not exactly exhilarating. My one and only goal for the day was to make my way to the Barnes & Noble bookstore to make good on a gift card I won at my job’s raffle for Teacher Appreciation Week! There are some nice perks to being a teacher. With, quite literally, perfect Springtime, Los Angeles weather a casual, breezy dress felt like the only way to go. However, I have lately been in love with my latest acquisition of a darling Kate Spade purse! Its color is bright, it pops, and its been the …

What I Learned in Paris: A Tourist’s Reflections

As you may or may not know, I returned from my dream vacation of being in Paris, France a little over a week ago. It was my first time ever leaving the country, and what’s more I went utterly and completely alone. I speak no French, and had no family contacts to speak of. The best I had going for me was a few acquaintances made through contacts from others. And honestly, it was one of the best experiences of my life. One that will always be unforgettable. Now, I thought about a number of topics I could have covered for my blog. I could have done a piece on Parisian fashion. This to me, however, seemed like the most obvious of directions to go. I could have written an in-depth critique on the restaurants and all the food I got to enjoy. But, honestly, I would not have had any negative things to say, so it would have turned into a rant on how great the food is everywhere in Paris. Of course there …