Monthly Archives: May 2017

a great day


When these photos were taken, I couldn’t have been happier!

(Sorry if this is TMI…) A few weeks prior I had discovered a suspicious lump in my breast, and was anxious to see my doctor to find out what it was.  Breast cancer runs in my family, so of course I was concerned.  When I went in for the appointment, I was expecting that I would be told that it was nothing.

Instead, the doctor ordered me an ultrasound and a mammogram, which were scheduled for a week later.


After what felt like the longest week ever I had the tests done, and was thrilled to find out that it was a benign cyst.  Yay!

FYI – the mammogram was quite painful, and I’m glad that I don’t have to go through that again until I’m 40! (that is, unless any other little bumps pop up)



Dave worked a half-day that day so he could accompany me to my appointment (and coincidentally also works at the same hospital where I got the tests done), so afterwards we decided to grab lunch then take a little walk around Faneuil Hall.



I have to be honest that I don’t love how this high-waisted skirt looks on my body.  I think it’s due to the fact that my torso is a little short as is, so wide waistband makes it look even shorter…but this skirt is SO comfy and was quite cheap so I’m not complaining 🙂


Hope you have a great weekend!




Top:  Forever 21
Skirt:  Forever 21 Stripe Pleated Skirt
Sunglasses:  Isaac Mizrahi via Burlington Coat Factory
Fleece-Lined Tights: Marshall’s
Shoes:  Madden Girl

make me mod


When my parents were recently up in Boston, we made sure to check out Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium.  I heard it was cool, but since I’m not a football fan I wasn’t sure if I would appreciate any of it.

But when we pulled in, I was thrilled to find restaurants and shopping – so of course that made me happy!  I also loved seeing the big stadium (though I’m sad I was never able to get tickets to the Metallica show that’ll be there later this month!)

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I didn’t really plan this outfit, but I loved that once everything was on it had a bit of a 1960s mod vibe going on!  I purchased this cute checkerboard top a few months ago from ModCloth, and I can’t believe it has taken me this long to photograph it.   I have been trying to add more fun tops to my wardrobe, since most of the ones I own are plain/solid.

The fun top needed a fun pose, so it felt like it was the right time to bring a jump pose back to the ol’ blog…


Wow, that’s 2 weeks in a row now with a pose failure!  But if you cover up my head…and my arms, it’s not so bad, right?

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Before I wrap things up, I HAVE to give you a closer look at my purse!  My parents always buy me the best stuff, and this was a Christmas gift from them that I adore.  The speakers on this baby are real, and the sound quality is actually pretty good!  There’s a headphone jack inside with a little battery pack so you can plug in your phone and rock out 🙂




Top:  ModCloth Chess Friends Forever Top
Pants:  H&M Black Slacks
Jacket: XOXO via Macy’s
Purse:  Betsey Johnson Here Comes Trebel Crossbody
Headband:  Claire’s
Sunglasses:  Payless
Shoes:  Bella Marie via Amazon