Happy Saint Valentine’s Day ♥

I am feeling quite in the mood for Valentine’s Day this year. Seeing people wearing red, men and women holding bouquets of flowers, I even have my pink heart earrings on.

She bath’d with roses red, and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew.” – The Faerie Queene (1590)

Fall Footwear

Just a quick fashion related post -

I love fall for multiple reasons: crisp temperatures, cozy clothes for lounging at home, Halloween, beautifully colored leaves, My Birthday, Thanksgiving, sweaters and layers and of course finding new boots.

This year I was not sure what type of boot I wanted for myself, I thought I wanted a tan pair of “riding boots” but on my legs, I didn’t like how they were too wide around my calf, they just didn’t look right. I already have a pair of black suede knee-hight flat boots so for now, I am using these – although I feel I really do need a brown boot in my wardrobe. I also decided I needed a good “fall” shoe that I could wear with my work pieces during the week and still pair with my more casual clothes for the weekends. I loved these from Marc by Marc Jacobs, but thought they were quite pricey for my budget.

Selling for $295.00 at The Tannery.

I liked the look of this Mary Jane “wedge” because I knew they would look great with either pants or skirts/dresses, and above all, they are comfortable! Everyone knows how much more comfortable wedges are compared to regular pumps. While looking in Macy’s last week, I saw these gorgeous suede Mary Jane wedges by Ellen Tracy,

How similar do they look to the Marc by Marc Jacobs style? I ended up getting these Ellen Tracy wedges in tan for a mere $67:-) I thought the tan would look perfect when worn with the different colored corduroy pants I own. These shoes even look great with black skinny jeans:-)

Every Friday Just about Midnight            All my Problems seem to disappear

“Friends” – Band of Skulls

Wild Storms

Yesterday morning it was warm and sunny, but by late afternoon, it was dark, cloudy and severe weather warnings were issued throughout Massachusetts. These warnings consisted of: Flash Flood Warning, Severe Thunder Storm Warning and a Tornado Watch Warning (!!) Thankfully, there were no tornadoes in the Boston area, but we did have some crazy thunderstorms with heavy rain. Although we do frequently have thunderstorms in the summer, I have never seen so many lightning strikes in such a short period of time. 

In Watertown, MA (a town outside Boston), between 6:00-7:30pm, we saw lots of cumulonimbus mamma clouds.

After 7:30 it almost looked like it was clearing up, but by 8:00 you could see the dark storm clouds rolling in. The rain started by 9:00 and the thunder and lightning was insane. With my phone I captured a video and was able to pull a freeze frame from it,

By 10:00pm, all was clear!

Afternoon Sun

On Friday, as soon as I got home, I sat out on my front porch. It was so nice to soak up the late afternoon sun. It was certainly a HOT weekend, high 80′s and pretty humid.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Lately, Boston has been having great weather, high 70′s/low 80′s and sunny. The weather looks perfect for this (long) weekend. Today my work is closing early, at 2:30, I can’t wait to get my weekend started; kicking off the summer.

This summer I look forward to spending lots of time on our front porch, as its our first summer having access to a porch. I’ve already done some decorating with these flowers that I planted;

Currently we have some red and blue folding chairs on the porch, but I would love to have this hand-made unique swing out there! I entered to win it via the Free People Blog website. I hope I win!!

 (swing photo from: http://blog.freepeople.com/)

Sunday Afternoon

This weekend, the sun was out and about (today its back to raining!) Yesterday was my first day of not smoking, it’s really tough! I was on a mission to keep myself occupied, so I went for a walk around my neighborhood.

Rain, Rain, Rain

Boston has had so much rain all week. The nice thing is that we now have colors you would expect to see in a rainforest.

*Doodles*

Just a doodle:

Austin, TX

This weekend I visited Austin, Texas. It was my first trip to the midwest and I did not know what to expect. I had a great time, Austin is such a cool city with a unique character, live music, good food, friendly people. The weather was gorgeous too! I look forward to going back, someday.