Wednesday, March 31, 2010

OOTD: 3.31.10 - Wishing for Spring

Sweater: J.Crew
Tee: Gap Outlet
Belt: Anthropologie
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Flats: Naturalizer

For the last 3 days, the weather has been nothing but grey skies & buckets of rain and sadly my outfit has reflected it (wearing lots of dark colors). So today I opted for a lighter color palette, in hopes that some (sunny) Spring weather will grace my day. And as I type, the sun in shining so it might actually be working!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Favorites: ModCloth

Now that it's officially Spring (at least according to the calendar) , I thought I'd share a few of my current favorites from the always-stylish ModCloth.

First, this dress is topping my all-time-favorite list at the moment. It's simple. It's practical. It's beautiful! What else do you need?

This sweater could easily become an all-season staple in my closet. And it's welcome to join whenever it'd like.

Paper Bag Lunch Date Skirt - $25

Here's another piece that could transition both through out the seasons and a day-to-night outfit. Plus gray goes with just about everything!

Prep in Your Step Wedge - $66

Lastly, we have this cute wedge/sneaker combo that would be perfect for a day at the park in the beautiful sunshine.

Do you have any Spring favorites from ModCloth?

(This promotion was not compinsated in any way. I'm just a fan!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

OOTD 3.20.10

Jewelry: wedding
Sweater: American Eagle
Tank: Old Navy
Belt: Anthropologie
Skirt: Gap
Sandals: GoJane

Saturday was forcasted to be a beautiful, sunny day and it did not disappoint! I ventured up to Portland to spend some much-needed time with my former bridesmaids & attend a bridal shower for a friend from my high school years. First, I was lucky enough to see the wonderful ladies who made up my bridal party and needless to say, it made my heart extremely happy since we hadn't all been together since my wedding almost 2 years ago! Then I followed up that visit with a fun bridal shower where we ate cupcakes & embarrassed the bride-to-be a little. All in all, it was a good day!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bad Luck

March has not been a very good month for me. Prior to the month even beginning, I was already overwhelmed with commitments and events that were filling up our schedule very quickly, but I tried to remain encouraged that I'd make it through. That is until March decided to throw me an ugly dose of bad luck.

On top of busy weekends, I was hit with food poisoning (Sam too) , pink eye, and now my car needing lots of repairs. With only a week and a half to go, I just want to crawl into bed and stay there until April.

(To not be completely pessimistic) I will say that I have enjoyed the friends I've been able to see this month [dinner with Tim, catching up with Rachel, meeting up with Kelly's bridesmaids] between illnesses of course. I'm also looking forward to seeing Chelsea & Kelly this weekend and attending a bridal shower for an old high school friend. Hopefully these positives will soon outweigh the negatives that are currently taking over the month.

Hope your March is going better than mine!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

OOTD 3.17.10

Glasses: Coach
Tee: J.Crew
Tank: American Eagle (from high school)
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Flats: Privo

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all! I didn't want to spend the day getting pinched, so I was sure to wear the green-est piece of clothing I own. And now that I'm wearing it, I have realized how much I like this tank top, so I am sure it will be making more appearances out of my closet soon!

Monday, March 15, 2010

OOTD 3.15.10

Glasses: Coach
Scarf: Gap
Sweater: J.Crew
Tee: Banana Republic
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Flats: Urban Outfitters

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, I thought it fitting to wear this scarf (one of my favorites!) before the holiday passed me by. I picked up this green jersey scarf from the Gap a couple of years ago and I have loved the versatility it has provided throughout each of the seasons! And although you can't see it too clearly, I also used a new scarf technique I picked up from Lindsey at Lindsey's Loves. You should check it out too!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

OOTD 3.10.10

NEW shirt: Anthropologie
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Wedges: Steve Madden

Today's outfit really isn't anything special, but I wanted to post about it due to the love I have for my new Anthropologie Skinny Striped Blouse! I'd been on the hunt for a simple, neutral blouse and the subtle stripes & femine details on this one had me "hello"! While it's a little on the sheer side, it fits me better than any button down shirt I've ever owned and I wish I could wear it every day (don't worry, I will try to refrain) !

Monday, March 8, 2010

Frugal Wife

Since I'm still recovering from the awful food poisoning that hit me on Friday, I thought I'd take the easy way out today and point you into the direction of a new-to-me blog that I'm really enjoying lately - Frugal Wife = Wealthy Life. The three wife team (a mother & her two married daughters) provides their own personal insight into money saving topics, such as bills & groceries, that can help save money & ensure long-term financial success of a family. Whether married or single, I think this blog can help you in one way or another, even if it's just to gather ideas that can be adapted to work for you!

Please check it out & happy Monday!

Friday, March 5, 2010


Sorry it's been so quiet over here at Grable Tales this week! Honestly though, the week has just flown by thanks mainly to work, bible study, last periodontal appointments (yay!), and dinner with old friends. And to top it off, a stomach bug decided to visit the Grable's this morning, leaving both of us pretty helpless :(

All this to say, I really hope I can get a good post up by early next week. Hang in there readers!