The last few weeks have been crazy but good. I’m not traveling for work as much so I’ve been able to enjoy my time at home, catch up with friends and spend lots of fun times with hubs and the dogs. As usual, always taking pictures on my iPhone along the way so just wanted to share my week with you guys! (I think these pics span the past 2 weeks).
So my “no sugar” thing didn’t last too long. Ah, what can I say? I’m weak to pastries and doughnuts! Top Pot doughnuts are amongst the best (I tell everyone that visits to go there and everyone thanks me later, even those who aren’t a fan of doughnuts!) The maple bar was hubs’ pick and I went for the blueberry glaze. A morning spent at Macrina Bakery is the start of a good day! (In the picture is an Italian Plum Roll… yummy!)
But, don’t worry, I’m not gorging on pastries only, I’m eating other yummy food too! 🙂 Our recent trips to Serious Pie (fancy wood fired pizza? Yes please!) inspired me to make my own version of their soft egg pizza (that is TDF if you ever go there, get that one). How I make it: start with a whole wheat tortilla, brush with olive oil. Top with a mix of cheeses, 2 slices of cooked bacon (turkey bacon if you want to be healthy or ham/canadian bacon) and 2 eggs. Pop into the oven preheated at 475 for 6-8 minutes (watch it! it cooks fast! if you like your eggs a little runny I find that the 7 minute mark is perfect) take it out, top it with arugula, grate some fresh Parmesan on the top and voila, a fabulous meal for breakfast OR dinner! I consider it the “healthy” version since you can control how much cheese and bacon you put on it as well as using the whole wheat tortilla. With the whole wheat tortilla you’d think it wouldn’t taste as good but it actually tastes great! You can’t even tell it’s whole wheat. (I get them at Trader Joe’s)
What I wore to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at our local Irish pub. A tank top and jeweled earrings were the only things in my closet that were green. But my Zoya Intimate Collection polish had arrived the day before so I put on a fun mix of green, gold and glitter! Wearing: Zoya Gemma, Jules and China Glaze Medallion which is my favorite gold glitter polish.
A promotion at works means a new bag for me. Yay! I’ve been promising myself a new Chanel bag since last year and kept on putting it off. With the promotion and now that our taxes are done I felt like it was finally time. I was running errands all day long (literally running around – that’s why I’m wearing flats) when I remembered it was Triple Points time at Nordstrom. I left the post office and immediately went to Nordstrom. (Downtown Seattle Nordy’s is one of the few that has it’s own Chanel boutique) I marched into the Chanel boutique and promptly asked to see about a million bags. I settled on the 3 below and I swear took me an HOUR deciding which one to buy. I didn’t have my husband with me (basketball was on – I couldn’t tear him away but I preferred to shop alone anyway so I could take my time) so I was texting him and a few of my BFF’s the entire hour sending them pictures and asking for their advice. I loved all 3 and in the end I picked out the one on the left. It’s BEAUTIFUL and the leather is TDF. So happy! 🙂 I’ll tell you though, I am so tempted to go back in there and get the others too but I’m holding back for now… I don’t know if I’ll do a post on my new purse (should I? do you want to see it?) If anything I’m sure it’ll show up in a future lookbook!
And a few outfits that I snapped that didn’t get lookbook shots. The one on the left was me trying to decide if I should keep the Miu Miu bag that I had just bought. In the end, I decided it was just too big and overwhelmed my frame so it went back. It is such a beautiful bag though, for those of you that are taller than me (5’2″) I totally recommend it! Just look how good it looks on the model! Also, I’m wearing the J Crew Pipette Cargo Pant and I love them! I haven’t been able to find a cargo pant that looked good on me until these. They are fab and on sale now! On the right – I must’ve been in a patriotic mood in my red/white striped blazer and blue paper bag skirt! Added the vintage necklace to try and distract from the fact that I was a walking American flag. LOL!