Over the Weekend

So, I’m averaging a post a week.  I’m really staying on top of things.

This past weekend my husband and I spent the weekend on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country to celebrate his birthday.  It was perfect.  Work has been a little crazy, and a weekend away was just what we needed.



I lived in this Old Navy sweater.  I spent my Saturday sipping wine and catching up on magazines.


The cold front that came in Friday made it too chilly to swim, but it was still fantastic to sit next to a pool.

It is weekends like these that make me want to move out to a ranch.   How was your weekend?






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Most Comfortable Jeans

Hi.  Between guests in town for  the past week and a half, 12 hour work days, and my baby sister getting married, I have not had time to blog.  I have, however, found the most comfortable pair of jeans ever to exist.  Sharon recommended that I try these AG Prima Cigarette jeans, and let me just tell you, they are beyond comfortable.  They feel like what I would imagine pajama jeans to feel like.  I also love the higher rise and the 29 inch inseam.  On me they are the perfect ankle length and just what I have been looking for.  What have you been up to?


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Current Elliott Jeans

I am in need of new jeans.  Since it has been quite some time since I bought a pair, I am in the market for 3 pairs: a lighter wash, a dark high-rise ankle length, and a new black skinny.  I bought a Refinery 29 deal a while back, so I will probably get one pair there.    

I am thinking about buying  these jeans, but have never tried Current Elliott jeans.  Have you tried them?  Do you like them?  Do they run true to size? Many, many thanks in advance for your advice.

The Rolled Skinny Rambler

Oh, and happy Friday.  I am PUMPED that Friday is here.  I hope you are too.


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Every Color

I want these gorgeous heels in every color.  They would be the perfect shoe to wear with a skinny ankle jean and simple silk top.


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Stress Shopping

Being stressed means two things for me: breakouts and lots of online shopping.  When I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, I always end up purchasing things online.  While my wallet doesn’t appreciate this, my waistline is happy that I am not resorting to fistfuls of candy.  There have been several online purchases over the past couple of days, many of which will probably end up going back.  Have I also told you that I am a compulsive returner?  Anyways, this was my stress shopping purchase from yesterday.   Hopefully this one works out and doesn’t end up being returned.  Do you stress shop?



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Culinary Cravings: Gluten Free Pizza Crust

The thing I miss most about being gluten free is pizza — doughy, delicious,  satisfying pizza.  Froze gluten free crust tastes pretty much like cardboard topped with cheese.  Not good.  Austin’s Pizza has a gluten free crust that is pretty good, but I don’t want to have to order pizza every time I have a craving. In our house, pizza nights are a weekly thing.

I had almost given up on finding a great pizza crust, but then I discovered Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix.  It is doughy and delicious.  My husband, the carb-lover,  was impressed with it too; however,  after I wouldn’t stop talking it, he had to tell me, “Sydney, it is good, but I think you just haven’t had real pizza in a long time.”  So, maybe it isn’t as good as real pizza crust, but it is pretty darn close.

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Bridesmaid Dress Update

I finally found a bridesmaid dress for my sister’s upcoming wedding.  Well, I found my second one.  Technically I already have one, but I just ordered another one because I am not in love with mine.

This dress is on its way to me!  I took advantage of Bloomingdale’s Friends and Family discount (FRIENDS12) and got 20% off.  This dress is a steal.  I am hoping it is as good in person as it is online.  I am also hoping that my sister will allow me to pair it with my new J. Crew necklace.

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I really wanted this DVF dress to wear to the wedding and was going to buy it during the Bloomingdale’s sale too, but it disappeared. I am assuming it sold out.  It has also disappeared from the Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman site. And, it is not on the DVF website.   Did this fantastic dress just sell like hotcakes?

Look. At. That. Back.  It is gooooooooorgeous.  I am really hoping this dress pops up again.

While I don’t love my new dress as much as this DVF one, I do love that is 400 dollars cheaper.  That is a plus!

I hope you have had a fantastic week and are about to have an even better weekend!!!



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