Realizing it’s Monday, it’s still winter, and it’s going to be below freezing every day this week so this snow is not going any where is proving to be a hard pill to swallow this morning. Has any one else come to realize that snow being on the ground is actually a really great way to save money? Before Saturday the only thing I had charged to my debit card all week were our regular groceries. I’m not trying to go any where or do anything when it’s one degree out there. #nope
Have you taken advantage of Chik-fil-a’s free coffee February? Iced coffee all day, even when it’s 2 degrees. // Vacay dreaming // Our dog’s new favorite spot. INSIDE the lining under our mattress // Bundled up to be Nathan’s personal Macy’s shopper
Our weekend was pretty laid back with several different things being cancelled because people didn’t want to get out in the cold/freezing rain (go figure). Friday we tried a new burrito place close to us and watched The Judge. Verdict: The burrito place is no Chipotle but it will do in emergencies. Yes, I have Mexican food emergencies often. And The Judge was really good, much better than I anticipated and definitely a must-see.
Saturday I dragged Nathan kicking and screaming to the Macy’s to buy a new pair of khakis and a sport coat. Getting that man to spend any money on himself is not a task that I hope to continue to have to argue about for the next 50 years, but I guess we will have to wait and see. Macy’s is right next to Old Navy so of course I had to pop in and buy a few of the spring staples I have seen around Blogland.
Ok, maybe the socks aren’t that popular but they are the best athletic socks I have found and I grab some almost every time I go.
Sunday we celebrate my sweet Grandpa’s 75th birthday with brunch (Where Nathan could not wear his new sport coat thanks to the lovey lady at Macy’s who did not take off the security tag. Nothing makes my blood boil more for some reason.) I also spent a lot of time vacation planning! We are going to our usual beach place with my family in May but my girlfriends want to do a girls only trip this summer too, so I’ve been researching places to go. My brain is stuck on Hilton Head for some reason, I’ve never been! Would any of you all recommend Hilton Head for a laid back girls trip? Or is there some where else? Help a girl out.
Sunday also meant the Oscars! Duh. I thought the show its self was incredible. Neil-Patrick Harris killed it with that opening number. Thank God no one told me about that Sound of Music tribute too far in advance because there was no relief from my over-excitement once I knew. Obsessed. I thought Lady Gaga did incredible justice to the songs, too! I love the more serious side she has been showing lately. Then Julie Andrews came out and I died.
As great as the show was, I must say the fashion let me down once again, but maybe my expectations are too high. I don’t know. No one blew me away. No one! So disappointing. That being said, there was no one that I thought “OMG that’s terrible” either, everyone was just ehh, whatever. But here are my top three (click the link to be taken to the image source):
Jenna Dewan in Zuhair Murad – Jenna always looks great and I loved the way this white dress fit her! Perfect. I also love and embellished belt so I was sold on this look!
Chrissy Teigan in Zuhair Murad – I just realized Jenna and Chrissy were wearing the same designer! Looks like I have a new favorite. I love Chrissy in general but her dresses have been hit or miss for me this season, but this one was a hit! I love the icy-blue color, the plunging neckline offset by the long sleeves and the ruffle on her hip! So pretty.
Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab – You can proably guess by now why I love this gown. Sparkle, nude, full skirt – it’s just classic! I am tired of seeing JLo’s cleavage though.
I’m not even going to bother with my least faves, because none were really terrible! Honorable mentions in this category to Emma Stone (never lime green and NEVER at a formal event) and Dakota Johnson (blah dress with even more blah hair), though. Click the blue links to see their looks.
Have a great Monday, everyone! Linking up with Biana, Meg, Bella, and Ashley.