When we first started dating Mark told me his favorite thing was white pants. Not dresses. Not short shorts. White. Pants. For some reason I have just have not had a good pair of white pants since we have been dating. I have had white shorts, but not white pants.
Here is the thing, white pants are tricky. You don’t want them to be see through. And the wrong cut can be even worse with white pants than with regular jeans.
But I finally found a fantastic pair. For $9.95!! I thought it was too good to be true. I would have paid more, but I really did like these the best.
It seems kinda silly but these are my new favorite. Mostly because I know Mark likes them. Awww.
Love these pants!
Sometimes I wish I had gobs of money so I Mark and I could exchange tons of fun gifts. But since that’s not really practical I went window shopping online and picked out some of my favorites. I am still looking up clever card ideas since that and a romantic dinner is probably more our pace this year, but it is still fun to look! So here is the result of my Valentines day window shopping. Tomorrow I’ll show you my favorite man gifts!
- I LOVE this sweet, dainty ring from Catbird
- My dad used to get a velvet covered heart box of Sees candy every year for my mom for Valentines day. And I still think it is such a classic perfect Valentines day gift.
- Cute travel umbrellas are the best. And this festive one from Target would be fun to use year round!
- This is silly but such an adorable gift from Etsy.
- I would get this as a gift for myself: OPI’s Red My Fortune Cookie
- Flowers - You can’t go wrong!
- My sister got an awesome Michael Kors bag and I have been jealous ever since!
- Jewelry is almost always on the top of any lady’s list. Love this Tiffany’s necklace.
- Even though this is not a new fragrance, I always think it smells so good.
A while ago my friend Amanda S. mentioned her husband has Garanimals. At first I didn’t know what this was, but after she explained I thought it was the funniest thing ever. From the Garanimals website:
Garanimals was founded on a simple but unique concept: to help parents and children coordinate outfits easily. Each animal represents a line within the collection. Each of the distinct animal lines consists of mix and match separates, whose color and style coordinate with any piece within that same animal line. Each animal then becomes an identifier for the simple piecing system. - www.garanimals.com
So basically her little hubby has an array of coordinated clothes. He can pick any shirt with any short or pant option and it should match based on the fact that he purchases from a select palate. In his case, red, black and grey.
It totally cracked me up. What I guy thing!
And then I looked at my clothes. I am a simple lady. I generally like solid colors and tend toward black. But it gets worse… So on top of that, I am pretty particular on the cut of my clothing. I have a long torso and things just have to fit me well. So when I find something I like I can go kind of crazy.
And that’s when I realized I too wear grown up Garanimals. I purchase one item in multiple, solid colors and generally can mix and match – the SAME WAY AS CHILDREN DO! I wear Garanimals! I may as well paste a giraffe on each tag and embrace it.
T-Shirt and Cami Grown Up Garanimals
More Grown Up Garanimals and Lexi
And I even have the grown up equivalent of a onesie. You know when parents throw some sort of primary colored one piece on their kid and calls it a day? My grown up onesie is a black dress. It works with heels, sandals, tights and painted toes. And I can throw a scarf on or just some fun bracelets. Yeah – it’s my go to grownup onesie. And I have stocked up on this particular grown up Garanimal:
My black dress Garanimals.
Oh well. I can’t give it up now.
My hair is usually a triangle shape – long, but moving it a wider, outward direction. Like this.
But last night I got all hopped up on formaldehyde and got a Brazilian Blowout! I know that it may be bad for you, but it left my hair silky smooth! Here’s hoping it will last!
Excited to get started. Not excited to be using my iphone for pictures. Note the poof!
Straight on the right/ poof on the left. getting close.
So excited! Hoping it stays straight for a long time. No friz!
Thank you Jena!!!
Most people are aware that college students are are susceptible to the phenomenon of the freshman 15. When you go to school and can eat whatever, whenever you want you put on some lbs.
And most people assume that when you get married you don’t care quite as much about your appearance as beforehand.
What most people don’t say, but they do think, is that this is primarily for women. I am going to call out my hubby a little bit on this one. While I admit that I may wear my PJ’s a little but more I do think his foray into marital bliss was a bit more disruptive.
It is not really that he let himself go as much as he just decided that he could let his tastes run wild and free since I already had the ring on my finger. I would like to point out that my husband can be very attractive (see here:)
For some reason, after marriage he decided that the way he wanted to express himself was facial hair. No matter what I would say he is convinced that not only does he have great taste, but that his intense mustache looks good! I suppose I can’t get on him for letting himself go since he did do this with intent, but I sure hope the facial hair goes.
As a side note, this is at a friend’s wedding which all my high school friends attended. I suspect this was a ploy to embarrass me… I will have to investigate further. I did promise my high school friends that moving to Northern California does not automatically turn you into a hick contrary to the evidence at hand.