The hubby and I had a movie date the other night. This event is about rare as seeing a Jersey Shore cast member without an orange tan. I like comedies, while he prefers action/war movies (and anything with Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, or Megan Fox). He loves to joke that we have nothing in common. So, when I found out he actually wanted to see Rock of Ages as much as I did, it was a true miracle.
I was a little worried that he wouldn't like it since he hates musicals, but 80s rock is right up his alley. Tom Cruise actually made quite a hot 80s rockstar. (I didn't want to admit that, since he weirds me out now ever since the whole Scientology debacle). And he slayed the Bon Jovi songs, which should say a lot to you, since I worship Bon Jovi like a Jersey rock god.
Do you and your other half have the same taste in movies or do you battle it out like we do?
I feel very Real Housewives of Orange County in this outfit. It must be from all the bling I'm wearing. And they looove to be blinged out. Of course, they also love drama rama, but we'll stay away from that part.
I have to give a big thank you for Anjolee for making my beautiful ear bling possible.
I'm standing on our brand new deck that was finished while I was away on vacation. The best part about it? It was freeee. Yup, one of many perks of apartment living. Our landlord wanted to build a corral for our garbage cans underneath and decided to turn it into our own private deck. Score! I'm looking forward to many summer nights having dinner and drinks with my hubby (and Jinx and Oliver) on here.
Big thanks to Jill from Classy With A Kick for sending me this gorgeous turquoise necklace! She makes them in so many other bright colors too and they're only $20 each. Want one of your own? **Use code THETINYHEART10 at checkout for 10% off!**
Disclaimer: Classy With A Kick provided me with a complimentary necklace. However, the opinions in this post are, as always, solely mine.
After spending all the day in the sun, we went out to dinner at a different restaurant every night. Having all these dates with my hubby was a nice excuse to get dressed up (at home we're usually eating at the local taco place, not exactly fancy schmancy).
This is me waiting for the bus...I wish the bus stops here in Jersey looked half this good.
When I got to the restaurant, I saw that I was pretty much the only tourist that wasn't wearing shorts and a tank top. And I was definitely the only one that was wearing heels on the bus. But that's just how I roll.
I bought this dress in the Bahamas the day we went shopping downtown. You can't tell from the photo, but it's a maxi and it was only $21! I'm sure I'll be wearing it again soon on the blog so that you get to see the entire thing.
Our last night in the Bahamas was our first wedding anniversary (if you missed it, you can read about our wedding HERE). We wanted to go somewhere extra special. We picked an Italian restaurant that had an outdoor courtyard and was surrounded by palm trees and plants. Once it got dark, they lit lanterns on the table. They also had two cats that roamed the property (Adam fed a good portion of his seafood dinner to them).
A few minutes into our dinner, Adam got a tap on the shoulder. To our amazement, it was the woman sitting across the aisle on our plane to the Bahamas! We had talked the entire plane ride and we planned to meet up during our trip. But alas, once on the island we had no cell reception and couldn't get in touch. This little surprise (coincidence? fate?) made our anniversary all the more sweeter. It was truly a wonderful night.
And if you're wondering, my plane friend and I have already chatted again on Facebook.
During the day, we mostly sat on the beach and then walked across the street to the Daiquiri Shack for lunch. They had every fresh fruit you imagine to put into your daiquiri and then they poured a very generous amount of rum in. This one guy hung out there every day and he looked like a Bahamian Flava Flav. I wish I would've gotten a photo of him!
We also ventured downtown to go shopping. This was my shopping outfit (and one of the few times I wore clothes other than a bikini during the day):
We discovered this man that was selling conch (that he had just caught) off his boat.
See that table? That's where he chopped up the fresh conch and made it into a salad. Naturally, my hubby decided he wanted to try it. (I was in the corner, standing far away from it and trying not to puke at the thought of eating it).
Adam right before he ate the conch. I had the ambulance on standby.
Our friends got married on Paradise Island the second
day of our Bahamas trip. I wasn't exactly sure what to wear, so I took a
few dresses with me (thinking I could always wear the other ones out to
dinner). Since it was hot, hot, HOT in the Bahamas, I decided to go
with this body con tank dress. (Forgive me, I know this look is very similar to the last wedding I went to!)
My hubby is so wonderful for holding my clutch (along with everything else!)
Signing the "guest book" plate
The terrace where the wedding took place
The happy bride and groom
The wedding (ceremony and reception) took place on a terrace overlooking the ocean so we were outside the entire time. I was praying my hair (that I hairsprayed to death) would hold up in the humidity. Would you believe my hubby was the ONLY guy there that wasn't wearing a suit? He couldn't imagine wearing one in that heat and figured a more casual look would be fitting. Normally I say it's better to be overdressed, but that definitely didn't apply in this case!
Hi guys! I'm back from my Bahamas vacay and I've got tons of photos to share with you all week long! I'm coming back tanner and wonderfully relaxed (thanks part to having no cell service on the island). And I was really sad to leave.
Today I'm going to share my beach and pool looks from the trip...
Yep, the water really did look like that. I didn't do any editing on this photo.
Floral tank-Romeo & Juliette Couture via Loehmann's (cute option)
If you look closely, you'll see I added a stripe to my pedicure. Big props to NYC Nail Color (which I used on both my hands and feet). My manicure lasted the entire trip with minimal chipping! Not bad for 97 cent polish, huh?
** Sarah from Simply Sarah is with us today while I'm vacationing in the Bahamas. Sarah always pulls together the cutest looks from her thrift store shopping trips. Please note that I can't respond to any comments until I get back from my vacation.**
Hi everyone! My name is Sarah and my fashion blog is called Simply Sarah.
Simply Sarah is about maximum fashion with minimum dough; and don't we
all know about that ladies! As a result, I'm a thrift-store hoarder.
It's true - I even joined TSH Anonymous. I often go thrift shopping,
and as a result find excellent deals from name-brand stores!
example the shirt I wore in each of the pictures below. This is a
Forever 21 t-shirt, simple yet cute, that I have styled for you in three
ways. Who says that t-shirts are only for casual looks or "day-off"
looks? You can style with any t-shirt but what I like about this one is
that the stripes give it an extra little kick. Thank you also to
Sharon for letting me guest post here on her blog; isn't she fabulous??!
Here's the first t-shirt design: How to wear a t-shirt to work!
skirts are often an office staple; but they don't always have to be
paired with a button up or suit jacket! Give your regular 9-5 look a
kick with the striped tee, and mix in some color and personality with a
statement necklace. Work appropriate, AND comfy!
Second Look: How to Give Your T-Shirt a Casual Look!
can throw together a t-shirt and shorts and/or jeans. But what can
give your look a little something extra is the way you accessorize or
off-set the t-shirt. The colored shorts gave the outfit some color, and
as I've learned recently through blogging you CAN mix patterns! Instead
of the traditional flip-flops with shorts/tee look, I mixed in my
leopard flats not only to complete the look but also to give that "kick"
again! (Literally - a pair of leopard flats I betcha pack a real big
kick!) Pattern mixing can take an outfit from regular, everyday to
interesting and unique!
Third Look: Wearing Your T-Shirt on Date Night!
but not least, I think it's important to talk about your date
night/going out look. One of my closet staples is a by far a good
blazer; I have almost 6 in black! The versatility of a blazer can do so
many good things for your outfit (But we're not here to talk about
blazers and my obsession of them - check out Simply Sarah if you want
more of that!) The nice thing with this outfit, which is my favorite,
is that you can still pair in that statement necklace but the blazer and
heels give a tee and jeans look a sexy edge. Going to dinner, out for
drinks, movies, anything - the t-shirt mixed with the blazers, skinnies,
and sexy pumps gives a sophisticated, chic weekend outfit!
So there you have it! Three ways to style your wilting, dull,
regular-ole t-shirt! Of course there are many other options (who can
deny a good cardigan??) but I wanted to showcase my favorite looks. How
do YOU style your tee?
**Tara from Penniless Socialite is with us today while I'm vacationing in the Bahamas. Like me, Tara is a fellow Jersey girl and she always makes me laugh out loud. Please note that this is a scheduled post and I won't be able to respond to comments until I return from my vacation.**
1. What prompted you to start a blog?
insanely large ego and constant need for attention...just kidding (a
little). I work at a small law firm, so there is almost no one to tell
me I look pretty everyday or to appreciate my style. I started reading
fashion blogs and my giant head told me I could do it better. I was in
for a rude awakening. First, modeling for photos is HARD. Tyra makes
it look so easy, telling you to SMIZE and all that. Second, HTML is
HARD. I spend countless hours just trying to figure out what I'm doing.
Third, it's a TON of work.
I've kept blogging because of the wonderful ladies I've met and
because it forces me to put on real clothes at least five days a week.
The style inspiration and compliments I get on my outfits brighten
every day now. So, I guess I've kept blogging because of the ego and
the attention. I still find it amazing that there are over 100 ladies
who actually care what I say everyday. My boyfriend (the Scot) thinks
it's very dangerous.
2. What are your top 5 wardrobe essentials?
Pencil Skirts - I have them in a rainbow of colors.
Black Ballet Flats - They go with every thing and give your feet (legs and back) a break.
Statement Necklaces - It makes even a t-shirt look dressy.
- I work in a business casual office (into which they also pump air
straight from the Arctic Circle in the summer) and sometimes my cuter
dresses and tops just show a little too much shoulder.
Blazer - It just screams classy lawyer lady, and that's really the look I go for on a daily basis.
3. What's the biggest Jersey fashion fax-pas you've seen?
It's really hard to narrow it down to just one. New Jersey seems to be
where fashion goes to die. Feathered bangs are probably the worst thing
I have ever seen. Yes, Mom, I am looking at you. But seriously, can
we also stop wearing platform flip flops and ruining denim jackets with
rhinestones and assorted plastic jewels?
4. What are your favorite places to shop?
J. Crew and Target. However, I have never paid full price for an item
at Anthropologie or J. Crew....and I frequently use coupons on clothes
at Target. Seriously, Target's website has coupons for clothes. You
can find so many great deals at Target. I worry that some trends will
be passing and don't want to spend a ton of money. So, I drag myself
over to Target. I make it sound like a chore. It's not or I wouldn't
be at Target at least once a week. Based on the Target property of
multiplication, if I go into Target for one item, I come out with 56.
5. What's your go-to outfit (aka what you put on when you can think of what to wear)?
pencil skirt, t-shirt and a cardigan...it's my fall to winter uniform.
Well, that's my "for public viewing" uniform. If I don't need to
be out in society, I'm usually wearing some sort of horrible t-shirt
that I probably got for free and yoga pants.
7. Favorite Jersey rocker....Bon Jovi or Springsteen?
is the most difficult question I've ever had to answer. In order to
answer this question, I have to think about at which concert I would be
louder and more embarrassing. It's how I show affection. In that case,
Bon Jovi. When I forced the Scot to take me and my friends to see Bon
Jovi on my birthday last year, I am pretty sure he thought about leaving
me there in my Bon Jovi-induced hysteria. He didn't though, and that's
why he's a keeper.
Good answer, Tara. Bon Jovi is my favorite, hands down.