Sunday, May 19, 2013
This spring, a new purse topped my shopping list. I wasn’t locked into a particular style or color. Lately, however, I had been coveting an over 50 girlfriend’s small, very lightweight red tote bought in Paris. I love the tote's bright color, of course. But I was equally drawn to its light weight. I spend lots of time running around New York City and hate being weighed down by a heavy purse.
Much to my surprise, I fell in love with an orange B. Makowsky bag (above). In fact, orange is such an out-of-character color for me that I left the tags on the purse for a few days. I couldn’t believe I was actually going to keep it. More surprising, though, was this: During those few days of vacillating, I put the orange bag on my shoulder with each day’s outfit and found the bag looked great with every outfit. It didn’t matter what colors I wore--sapphire, grey, hot pink, white, pastel green—the purse was the perfect accessory. And it got me thinking: Is orange this spring’s new neutral color? What do you think?
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Now that May is here, I’m done with my winter wardrobe. I’m determine to dress lighter and brighter, even when the temperatures dip. I don’t appreciate being cold, though. So…these days, I’m dressing in spring layers. For instance, today, Mother's Day, the weather is sunny, but rather breezy. So...I put this layered outfit together for Mother's Day brunch with my husband and boys.
Friday, May 10, 2013
photo's credit: By Jacob Bøtter from Copenhagen, Denmark (Relaxation) CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Michelle Pino, guest contributor
Everyone knows that a day at a spa can be costly. And with busy schedules, it’s not always easy to coordinate a time for a spa appointment, especially when you want to bring a friend along. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend lots of money or even leave your house to enjoy the benefits of a spa. There are many treatments you can do in the comfort of your home. Here are a few inexpensive ways to create a home spa experience.