June 29, 2016


A few weeks ago blogger Joanna Goddard, of A Cup of Jo, wrote a sponsored post on a sock company called Bombas (post here).

I was in need of some new workout socks, so I decided to take advantage of the 20% off code and place an order. I decided on the Women's Originals Ankle Sock. I have a problem with low profile socks slipping down while hiking/walking so lately I've gone to a higher sock, and it quickly has become my preference.

I like these socks equally as much as my Smart Wool, which I have blogged about before (post here). And what I really like about Bombas is that for every pair of socks I purchase, they give a pair of socks to someone in need. 

Try them! You won't Bee Sorry! :) 

June 28, 2016

ASOS for the Win, Yet Again

I saw this dress on liketoknowit last week and was excited, but not surprised, to see it was ASOS and only $73! ASOS has the best dresses!

When searching on the ASOS website for a shift dress, these other ones also popped up. 


June 23, 2016

What a Wedding

Italian Fashion Editor Giovanna Battaglia was married over the weekend on the island of Carpri in what can only be described as a big fat and lavish Italian wedding!

She wore Alexander McQueen down the Aisle.

Giambattista Valli dress and lacy Manolo Blahnik thigh-high boots for the after-party

And a Azzedine Alaia dress and Aquazzura shoes at her rehearsal dinner...

The whole thing just seems a bit ridiculous to me. 

June 22, 2016

Reader Challenge

A friend and reader has a big trip to Las Vegas planned and she is in need of dresses for her weekend of events...including a black tie dinner and a Maroon 5 concert. 

She's considering using Rent the Runway, which is always a safe bet. I told her I would look at ASOS and suggest some dresses, since it seems to be my "go-to" for event dresses. 

I didn't find as many black tie dresses as I had hoped, but I did find a few dresses that she could wear at some point over her weekend! 

I LOVE the back of this dress!

The lace on this dress is gorgeous! 

It also comes in black

And this dress is just sweet and fun and flirty! 

June 16, 2016

Products We Love

I've been using the Trader Joe's shaving cream for a while now (remember when I blogged about it?) Well, I've found a new shaving cream that is taking it's place, Whish

This thick whip provides a close, moisturizing shave with no drying foam, and my main reason for making the switch, it's all natural! 

It's available in pomegranate, almond, lemongrass, lavender, blueberry, coconut and limited edition seasonal flavors. 

I've been using the pomegranate which I ordered on Amazon. I think I will try lavender next time! 

June 15, 2016

C&C around the house

This summer we are embarking on yet another house project. This time it will be the exterior of our house. Our roof is nearing the end of its life, so we thought we would use the opportunity to not only give our house a structural upgrade but a visual upgrade by installing a metal roof.

Here are some of the photos that served as our inspiration. We will also be updating our chimney and chimney cap, like in the first photo. 
Chimney Corners
Tellico Cabin

With the new roof comes the desire to change the color of the house. After way too much back and forth over the color we decided to call in an expert, enter Gretchen Schauffler of Devine Color. Gretchen has an incredible gift for color. I swear there must be something magic in her eyes. She came to the house for a consultation and was able to pull out what color would be best for the roof, trim and house based on our landscaping, the house size and shape, the color of our windows and our interior. 

After the initial consultation, Gretchen sent us an image of the house which really helps to visualize the end result. Gretchen used the bark on our huge tree as inspiration for the color palette. She gave us two trim options, and we decided on the bottom of the two (Iron Ore from Benjamin Moore with the house being Shoji White). 

You will notice the two wood samples to the left of the colors and that the garage has a wood overlay. We are also hoping to replace our garage door, entry siding and brick and one other exterior wall in natural wood. We found this really cool company in Austin Texas called Delta Millworks that has some amazing options, these being two that we are looking into. 

If you live in Portland and need help with color in your home, I would highly recommend Gretchen. As I said, she truly has a gift. 

Stay tuned later this summer for the big reveal! 

June 14, 2016

What I Wore: The Maternity Finale

As I wrote two weeks ago, I'm officially done buying maternity clothes. With five weeks to go (and yes, I am counting every damn day), what you see is what you get. Which at the office means they basically see the same outfits every week. Of the four things I got in my last ASOS order, I kept just one. I figured this dress would work out since the style and fabric looked very similar to this dress I bought early on in my pregnancy. And, it did.

Paired with a white denim jacket (Old Navy, non-maternity), a pair of wedges, and two Angela Caputi bracelets, I didn't feel half bad. With summer in full swing here, I know I'll be getting at least another three or four wears out of this before baby McB arrives.