Taking Stock | 0116

Making : schedules and to-do lists for Valentine’s week. And some cute crafts to decorate the shop for the holiday.
Drinking : a lot of wine. We added a beer and wine package sales license to the business this year. So it’s research! And quality control! It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. {wink}
Watching : Project Runway Jr. on cable (I have legit cried watching those babies get eliminated). Bob’s Burgers and Mad Men on Netflix.
Reading : Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker. I don’t have time to sit down and get into a novel right now, so I love that her memoir is organized into letters that are quick reads but so beautifully written.
Playing : a lot of intensely competitive Yahtzee with C.
Enjoying: shopping for unique retail lines to sell in the new shop. (Have or know a cool small business that does gift/home/stationery/spa wholesale? Leave me a comment, please!)
Listening : to the Chillwave Radio station on Pandora.
Wanting : a pair of Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans, but hesitating to make the splurge. Any good reviews out there from petite ladies?
Loving : Olivine Atelier’s beautiful perfume oils in Gigi and More Than the Stars. The fragrances are complex and beautiful and last all day.
Waiting : for the end of football season. Sorry, not sorry.
Bookmarking : Terra’s new blog, Love Nothing More. She’s one of my OG style blogging friends from the “good old days,” and I’m so happy she’s back.
Smelling : the “Amber Dunes” Illume candle I swiped from our new retail stock for the house. I’m also in love with the “Chanterelle Moss“.
Wearing : my new clear Warby Parker “Chelsea” frames all the time, and loving them.
Searching : for a feminine leather backpack to schlep all my stuff to work. I’m stuck on the Everlane Petra, but this leopard number from ASOS is on sale for less than $100, and you know I love me some leopard.
Feeling : grateful to be settled in our beautiful new space at the shop, and a little anxious about the next couple of weeks because Valentine’s Day ain’t no joke for florists. (Hug the next one you see; maybe bring her some booze.)

#OOTD: Green On Green

Casual Outfit Ideas: Slim fit cargo chinos with sweater and leopard calf hair flats.

WEARING: LOFT sweater; J.Crew cargo chinos; Aldo D’Orsay flats via Hautelook; Cuyana small carryall bag; Warby Parker “Chelsea” glasses.

I bought these J.Crew slim fit cargo chinos on sale sometime last year. I wish I snagged a couple extra pairs because they’re a great alternative to jeans and have a flattering fit that sits right at the waist. They discontinued the style and replaced them with a dyed denim hybrid. WHY, JCREW?!

#OOTD: Pom Pom Sweater

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I bought this Mink Pink pom pom sweater at my girlfriend’s boutique, m.marie two years ago, and it’s one of my favorite cold weather pieces in my closet. It’s so sweet and cozy! Perfect for a Monday with high-waisted skinnies and ankle boots.