Hey, Hi, Hello…

Goodness gracious it has been a busy week!  My days and nights have been super busy, so regular blog prep has been all but impossible.  No complaints, but I’m going to need to tack on another day to the week so I can work it all in!  My goings on are still going on…here is  quick glance of what I have been up to since we last met!

Food Truck 1My new favorite on-the-go lunch!  I have passed this bad boy too many times to count and have always wanted to stop!  The opportunity finally presented itself yesterday!  The Bahn-Mi food truck by Auto-Bahn resides in the parking lot of the True Value Hardware store on East Bay Street is so yummie and perfect when you are in a hurry!  I had the hand rolled fresh local shrimp spring roll and iced green ginger tea.  The menu included curry fried tofu sandwich (all sandwiches made with Normandy farms bread, BTW), garlic park tenderloin sandwich and crispy chicken with sriracha honey drizzle and pickled okra sandwich- definitely next on the list.

Food Truck 3~Fresh local shrimp spring roll & ginger green tea~

~On the Christmas Wish List:  Oscar: The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de La Renta.  Published by Assoluine this hardcover beauty looks at Oscar’s 40 years in the business.  His amazing career is seen through the eyes of the women he dressed, the photographers he collaborated with and his own thoughts on his life, inspiration and the business he contributed so much to.

~Reading…NOTHING!  I just finished The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg and am in desperate need of a suggestion.  Suggestions please!!

~On the Big Screen…we just went to see Gone Girl.  WOW!  Though I did read the book when it was first published seeing it play out on the big screen absolutely took my breath away!  Amazing performances all around.  One more reason to love Tyler Perry and the kid from Almost Famous (where has he been??!).  I kind of hated Ben Affleck’s protagonist and sincerely hope Rosamund Pike goes back to the UK…she was creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy!  Did everyone notice Reese Witherspoon produced this mega-hit.  You go southern girl!  Go see it…and remember to treat your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife with respect and love.

~Signing up for:  The 2014 Reindeer Run!  Saturday December 6th downtown!  5K fun run downtown that kicks off the holiday season.

~Waiting for:  these camo cuties from Sam Edelman!  Dying…please come today!

My weekend is dedicated to getting ready for Halloween and pre-planning all of next week’s post…so be on the lookout!  Happy Thursday!  XOXO,  Catherine

Memorial Day Planner…

If your Memorial Day weekend is anything like mine it is getting ready to be GO time!  Events stacked on top of one another mean throw on alternatives (pre-planned in organized stacks on my guest bed) are a must!

Outfit 2Michael Stars Sleeveless Keyhole High-Low Halter ~ krisa Boyfriend Pants ~ Ettika Leather Pyramid Cuff ~ Rebecca Minkoff Ascher Crossbody ~ Rachel Zoe Mini Cut Crystal Cuff

Outfit 3Old Navy Striped Tunic ~ JCrew Factory Denim Roll-Up Shorts ~ Sam Edelman Gilda Gladiators (on sale at nordstrom.com)

 Outfit 1Tinley Road Fiona V-Neck Mini DressCarano Sandals (on the wish list!!) ~ Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch ~ Gorjana Mesa Necklace ~ Gorjana Buckley Cuff

If you have down time this weekend, there are great sales online.  Gap has 40% off all regularly priced styles including this little gem.  Asos as 20% off everything-I am sweating this suede fringe bag.  Furbish Studio has moved a bunch of inventory into sale.  West Elm has up to 25% off everything in stock.  The more you spend the more you save!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!  Stay safe, apply your sunscreen and remember what it’s all about.  #freedomisnotfree

XOXO,  Catherine




Not Just for Wine Anymore…

My cork obsession started 2 years ago with these Sam Edelman thongs.  I purchased them as an afterthought while on another buying mission-they turned out to be my #1 find of the summer!

Sam Edelman thongsI have worn these bad boys slap out with just about everything in my closet.  They are my go-to when I want the comfort of flats but need a little more than a regular sandal.  This summer cork is everywhere and I am loving it!

~DVF Kinder Cork Ankle Strap Sandal~

DVF Kinder Cork Sandals~DV by Dolce Vita Gari Flats (on sale Nordstrom.com)~

DV Flats cork~Donald Pliner Trivit Natural Thong~
**This is the closest I have come to finding a replacement for the Sam Edelmans pictured above!!

Donald Pliner Cork Thong~Tory Burch ella Cork Tote~

tory burch cork tote**Steal of a deal for Tory Burch! 

 ~ J Crew Cork Pouch~

jcrew cork pouch~Gap Cork Belt~ (on sale!)

Gap Cork BeltDon’t get me wrong…my favorite cork still comes out of a wine or champs bottle!
My first pick will be the belt…I can see it with my Kelly green Gap jeans (similar) and new white tank from Anthropologie.

Cheers and happy Tuesday, Catherine
PS-Are we getting our Memorial Day plans together??!  I can’t wait for the long weekend!!