Tuesday, June 3, 2014

miss me?


Hey guys!  I miss all of you but I've been super busy preparing my dancers for the North American Irish Dance Nationals, working on my bikini bod and keeping up with summers latest trends on a dime.  You can follow all of that and more on Instagram! 
I post daily #ootd, food recipes, shopping tips and anything I would share on this space. 

Follow along!
@afterthe40barfinish


Friday, May 9, 2014

think less, live more


Happy Friday Friends.   I hope you are having a good week and the spring weather is treating you well!
I've put this post off all week because I was afraid to actually pull the trigger on it.   It's with a heavy heart that I say I'm withdrawing from blogging.    This was an incredibly difficult and easy decision for me.   You might not think that makes sense, but to me it does.  
The difficulty of the decision comes because I love sharing not only the outfits I come up with 
but advice on how to style the next up and coming trend or classic pieces.   The easy part is that it's a relief to not to try and cram in photo sessions, editing sessions, posting, commenting, etc into my already busy schedule.  I understand every one is busy, some of you are MOMS!  Which, is just incredible.  Kudos to you, especially if you also work full time.  I'm giving you a big ole high five and silently saying DAYMN! 
I need some of that time back in my life.  I need to be able to go out and meet people and be social without feeling guilty for not posting or having the pressure.  
I may eventually regret this decision but think it's the best thing for me at this time. 

I want to thank each and every one of you who came here read my posts, commented, and kept fueling my style obsession and fire for the past year and a half.  The blogging community is something I was incredibly grateful to have been a part of.  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

the lost week


casual weekend style





casual style

sweater - gap (similar) | jeans - old navy | shoes - BCBGeneration (similar)(love these)

Hello Friends!!  Back to reality this week for me; last week was our recital for the studio and it was crazy-ness all week long.   It was a great show, though!!  
I also bought a new car (as if I didn't have enough going on).   Pretty stoked to have a reliable vehicle though even if it does mean less shopping allowance (insert squinty emoji face). 
I took yesterday off for a little R&R, this was my super laid back look for a few errands, laundry and hanging with my Mama.  I also enjoyed a few 'ritas with my sister & co. for Cinco de Mayo (der).   So nice to chill without a to do list looming. 
How is everyone doing?  

Friday, April 25, 2014

{fitness friday} six pack abs, part 2



Happy Friday!!  Hope you've all had a great week and are sticking to your fitness routines.    
I'm continuing today with core strength.  Plank is an amazing full body workout that has focus on the core.   Plank and it's variations are something that can be done every day and it only takes 5 minutes. The above workout is a great routine! 



Thursday, April 24, 2014

simple sunshine






top - old navy on sale! with code ONSAVE | skirt - forever 21 (similar) | shoes - old navy (similar, splurge, love these)

A little bit of sunshine goes a long way!   I made it to Thursday thanks to a bit of sun I caught on Tuesday.  What a gorgeous day it was.  I took these shots at the nearest park by my office.  This is where I usually go to take my snaps during work hours.  It's really nice to get out of the office and I have a good half hour mostly uninterrupted (I get the occasional curious passerby).   I was lucky to find a mostly shady spot that wasn't overrun by children!   
Tonight is our first Pub Show with my dancers.  You guessed it, we're dancing in a bar.   This year we have a big initiative to be more visible within the community and really promote our classes.  It should be really fun - or, it could be a huge disaster.  Hopefully the latter but I'll let you know 

How is everyone's week?  Any big plans this weekend?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

florals & eyelets








dress - gap (on sale! with code TREAT) | hat - bcbgeneration | shoes - forever 21

Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!  I wore this gorgeous dress on Easter Sunday and it was a huge hit.  My grandma even told me I looked like the "new princess" which is the upmost of compliments.    Some thought it was vintage and no one could believe it is made out of sweatshirt material.   I am considering going back for the other colors because I know I will live in this dress.   
I tell ya, Gap is really hitting the mark with their new arrivals.  I've been a bit of a Gap/Old Navy fan-boy, though.  
In other news we are gearing up for our recital in a few weeks and the competitive team is getting ready for heavy competition season and Nationals in Montreal!   I'm so excited to go and hopefully I'll have a little time to see Montreal.  

Anything exciting coming  up for you?  



Monday, April 21, 2014

snakeskin

spring style, snakeskin, boyfriend jeans


spring style, animal print, snakeskin, old navy

boyfriend chinos, dress sandals, spring style, chinese laundry


top - old navy (similar) | pants - old navy | shoes - chinese laundry (similar) | bag - michael kors (similar in the monogram)

Happy, happy Monday!  
Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend.    We, once again, had an incredible weekend weather wise.  YAY! I actually got a little sun burnt, I've never been so stoked for pink skin in my life.   The sun was just glorious.  

Let's chat about my top - I'm always hesitant to style it.  I don't want to look like a cougar or anything ... I always think it's too vavoom, or something.  But, I rather love it with the white boyfriend pants.   

How was your weekend?