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#yogagirlchallenge Day 17: I LOVE YOU

image imageIn the wise words of @yogagirl, Rachel Brathen, “It’s important to tell the people we love just how much they mean to us – and to do it often! It’s easy to start taking your close relationships for granted, especially if you’ve known the person for a long time. When was the last time you told your mother you loved her? Your father? Your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend?”

I love that my mom and uncle picked me up from the airport, last night, when I flew in from St. Louis from a work trip. Yes, I was at a clinic in Florissant, next door to Ferguson. Fortunately, there was no rioting and I drove by a couple QwikTrips fully intact and function. I’m so happy to be home. The kitties slept in with me and we’re meeting friends for a ferry ride to Vashon Island for wine tasting before a fun birthday party dinner downtown for another friend!

This morning, Mr F and I made breakfast together. I love him!


My favorite online shops

Wednesday, September 11: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.

Oh geez, this is bad, because this post makes me want to shop. Fortunately, I do not need any clothes right now. I have tons of dresses for summer and fall! However, since I’m inclined to share my favorite online shops. For dressing up and work attire, I shop on, and!, and Prana are my favorite online stores for casual, yoga and outdoor gear too!

Anthropologie is my top favorite online store and I try not to shop on this site, too often. I am considering getting a new dress from my sister in law’s wedding, like the Jardim Lace DressJardim Lace Dress #anthropologie [I’m sure Mr. F will say this is too busy, or too distinctive and I’d like the price to be lower!]

Horsing around sweatshirtHow cute is this Horsing Around sweatshirt on J.Crew? Or this seahorse teeVintage cotton tee in sea horse I guess you all know what I want for Christmas! Sadly, all of J. Crew’s dresses look like empire waist types, which is not flattering on my short stature, so I will not be shopping for my next dress for a wedding or work function there….

Maybe I should finally use, Rent the Runway! I’ve been tempted to use this site to rent a dress but the prices are usually $50-$150 or more! This is a cute party dress…Issa Break His Heart Dressand I think this could be a possible black tie work event dress….Calvin Klein Collection Pick Up Line Sheath

I love wearing dresses, especially from Patagonia (the Rio’s Secret is a new style that I’m curious about)Patagonia Women's Rios Secret Dressor Horny Toad. I have the short-sleeve version of the Oolong dress from Horny Toad and I love it! 

By the way, the Clymb has Lole yoga gear and dresses on sale right now

I would love this Riley Woven shirt from Prana this fall! 

I also exclusively shop online now, because I hate waiting in line. Mr. F and I even get all our drugstore products on Do you have any favorite online shops?

the BHLDN Chicago store opening was amazing!

My cousin and I went to the BHLDN store opening on my birthday, Monday! I was in constant awe the whole time. It felt like being a little girl going to a princess store. You were surrounded by tulle, silk and beautiful gowns, the second you stepped into the store. We saw dresses with blue sashes, fancy tutus, beautiful trains,  and fantastic shoes. The opening was hosted by Martha Stewart Weddings and the Editorial Director, Darcy Miller Nussbaum, was even there!  We got the most recent issue of Martha Stewart Weddings as a party favor, too! I couldn’t stop taking pictures of all the intricate details and breathtaking fabrics.

Each dress looked completely different in person, and the material was much more interesting than it looks online. (for example)

Source: via Patty on Pinterest


Source: via Tori on Pinterest

  I saw lots of cute tea length dresses that would look wonderful on my sister-in-law.

I loved the beading on the Tulle Era dress.


It’s a good thing this store didn’t exist when I got married! 

BHLDN even has delicate and intricate jewelry. 

There were so many people at the opening that we were not able to try dresses on but we’re planning on going back soon. I love weddings and it’s so fun to play dress up!

It’s my 29th birthday!!

Today is awesome. Mr. F made me scrambled eggs with cheese curds and bacon this morning. I also got a quick work out in, before work! When I arrived at work, my co-workers had decorated my cubicle and brought me Valentine’s dishes, wine, Glee magnets, and jewelry. And around 9am, flowers arrived from my best friend, Andy Mac! They smell amazing too!

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

After work today, my best Chicago pal, and I are going to the opening of the second BHLDN store in the country!! It looks like a gorgeous store in the Gold Coast. This is such a cool birthday present. We’re so excited to drink champagne and try on dresses!

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

I remember when the first BHLDN store opened last year in Atlanta. All the bloggers that attended looked like they had a blast!

Later, we’re meeting our boys for dinner around the corner from the new BHLDN at Le Colonial, a French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant!

I can’t wait to celebrate tonight! I’ve already opened all my birthday presents to myself but I keep pinning more to my birthday wish list!

Dreaming of summer clothes…

Wouldn’t it be nice if it were warmer? It snowed in Chicago this morning. It’s April 18th. My friends say, “Welcome to the Midwest!”
 If I was on a shopping spree, I’d love to buy these fun blue Ray Bans! A friend of mine wore a pair like this and they look so cool. 
I also enjoy these Dorothy Gale blue gingham shorts and 
the Delaney eyelet skirt from J.Crew.
Who doesn’t want to look as relaxed and as happy as this sidewalk stroll scene from Anthropologie?
Spring is just around the corner, I’m sure. But for now, I’ll stick to my layers, overcoats, scarves, and mittens!

Anthroholic fun and walking around downtown

Today, I went to the event, “An Anthroholic Afternoon at Anthropologie“! Mr. F and I had an enjoyable walk downtown with coffee to Anthropologie this morning. It was a blustery 40 degrees, so I bundled up. I love all the bridges over the Chicago River, and can’t help taking so many pictures every time we passed one! 

 We arrived at Anthropologie a little before 11am, so we walked around the block, before the event started.  I met Kim from the Anthroholic blog immediately! She’s such a fun host. We had matching nail polish on too! She was wearing a lovely lavender color from Essie and I had a very similar one from China Glaze
There was an adorable display of sweet treats and cake set up for the Anthroholic event!
I met other fun Anthroholic blog followers too! 
Kim from Anthroholic had a rack of her favorite Anthropologie items with cute comments on why she likes them.  I love this skirt and so does Kim. She writes, “It’s bold but still sweet.”
 Also in attendance was Dea from the dea diaries, I just discovered her blog! This is Dea,Stephanie, Kim from Anthroholic, and me!

After a few hours at Anthropologie, I met Mr. F in Millennium Park.  It’s spring time in Chicago! The magnolias and tulips were blooming.  It was a perfect day to take lots of pictures! 

An Anthroholic Afternoon!

Here are some items, I can’t wait to try on:

A-Bit-Unruly Top

Vokko Blouse

I really don’t need to buy any more shirts, but these three are super cute.  I’m also looking for tights and work pants. It’s going to be fun to soak up some of Kim‘s awesome Anthro style

J.Crew Pleated Lombard Cardigan in Sweet Guava (similar herehere, and here)

J.Crew Rose Tee (similar herehere, and here)

Anthropologie Scalloped Dots Skirt (similar herehere, and here)

Simply Vera for Kohl’s Black Opaque Tights (buy here)

Nine West Ruffled Pumps (similar here)

Anthropologie Modern Master Watch (similar here)

Forever 21 Necklace
The Limited Turquoise Patent Skinny Belt (similar here)

Love 21 Polka Dot Blouse (sku# 2000009155) (similar herehere, and here)

Anthropologie Thousand Days Skirt in Dark Orange (similar herehere, and here)

The Limited Skinny Patent Belt (similar here and here)

J.C. Penney Nude Crochet Tights (similar herehere, and here)

Anthropologie Modern Master Watch (similar herehere, and here)

Forever 21 Necklace (similar herehere)

Kenzie Field Mary Janes (similar herehere, and here)

Nail Polish: Spa Ritual Delight (buy here)