Not. A. Good. Week. Good things, but overall a kind of miserable week in terms of weather and workload. I had an (amazing) coffee meeting on Monday and called my mom on the way home. I did not believe her when she informed me that the “Polar Vortex” was coming back. I stopped dead in my tracks and was… speechless. (Then I googled it to confirm.)
It wouldn’t have been that bad, I mean, we survived it a couple of weeks ago. BUT, with a puppy who refuses to wear booties and a sheet of ice everywhere… our long walk routine was majorly disrupted. Teddy and I both were disappointed. Add in an early morning photoshoot for spring (three looks: two pairs of shorts and a dress) when it was 10 degrees feels like –1 and let’s just say I’m ready for a tropical trip. (Which I booked… to the Dominican Republic. The first week of March. OMG!)
Back in December, I felt like I kept putting things off into January and, well, it’s certainly caught up to me. The longest of nights and a sneaking suspicion that I have bit off more than I can chew.
But, as Eleanor Roosevelt so perfectly put, “with the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
ONE // Chanel
When I saw these Chanel sneakers on The Terrier and The Lobster
, my jaw dropped. I mean, they’re gorgeous. Every pair is different, but quite perfect. Love the tweed, the colors, the lace, the ribbons. A beautiful juxtaposition in a very practical way. (As far as tweed sneakers can be practical, that is.)
TWO // Julie Andrews
Want to know who my new spirit animal is? Julie Andrews. I guess in my head, I think of Julie Andrews as her characters. But she’s so not Mary Poppins or Maria or Queen Clarisse Renaldi. This video shows a different side of her, and not to mention I think this is one of the best celebrity interviews, ever.
THREE // Toddlewood
I don’t really know what Toddlewood is, but I like it. Mini-versions of red carpet celebrities. I don’t follow along with the awards seasons or the red carpet at all… yet, I found these side by side images absolutely adorable! (The mini Jennifer Lawrence
is too perfect!)
FOUR // Cipe Pineles
If you’re interested in journalism (even remotely) and/or if you love reading about inspiring women, you have to read this blog post on Design Work Life. I loved learning more about Cipe Pineles and her role in journalism… and seeing peeks at old magazine spreads. A must-read.
FIVE // The Cup Song
Beautiful. Just beautiful. (Why was I not invited– you know besides the obvious fact that I don’t speak the language.) I really love the soloists in this… possibly the best.