Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Portofino Stripes

express portofino stripe top

So, let's go ahead and say that my blogging week will now begin on Tuesdays from here on out. The weekends are too precious these days. The thought of putting together a post on Sunday evening hurts my heart. Weekends are filled with friends and family, not sitting in front of a computer. 

Take for instance this past Sunday, my parents were in town for a two day visit. My mom and I got tickets months ago to see Neil Diamond. Yes, Neil Diamond. I grew up listening to his albums on my my mom and dad's stereo. My mom literally rocked me to sleep to his music. I am DEFINITELY aging myself now. He was also the very first concert I attended. I still vividly remember his show, even what he wore. Seeing him again so many years later, with my mom completed my life. Okay, maybe I am being dramatic, but seriously, I had a moment. 

He walked on stage and tears just ran down my cheeks. Emotions were in high gear. I am a sap and dork...I have come to terms with these parts of my character. You guys, I was flooded with childhood memories. Neil Diamond was a HUGE part of my upbringing...music in general was. 

Anyway, he put on the BEST two hour show and sang every single song I wanted him to sing...and believe me, I was singing right along with him. It was a night with my mom that neither of us will ever forget. In case you haven't noticed yet, I am still on a small Neil Diamond high. SWEET CAROLINE...bum-bum-bum.

Now can you understand why yesterday was empty? I was embracing time...time where the minutes zoom by, but create lasting impressions and memories. Ones that you can't get back, but are embedded in your heart and mind forever. Mom, Sunday night will be one that I will treasure for all my days.

Nautical in the office
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Express Portofino Stripe Top // Express Wide-Leg Pants (old: option here) // Forever 21 Tote (on sale!) // Steve Madden Nude Pumps (option here and here) // Costa Sunglasses // Micheal Kors Watch // Forever 21 Pave Necklace (option here) // Cross Ring (option here

I am also treasuring this stripe top I got at Express over the weekend. I actually purchased two! It's been awhile since I did some shopping there, but oh my word...these Portifino tops are the real deal. They come in a few different styles, cuts and prints. I am telling you, all of you, go grab one or four. They are BOGO 50% off right now and well worth it. I am also a little obsessed with the Barcelona reversible camis. I picked up this print and don't be surprised if you see it this week. Again, so many colors and patterns. The fit is perfection, great for the warmer seasons and can be layered under jackets/blazers down the road. 

I hope you guys are off to a great week. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my rambles!! See y'all tomorrow!

P.S. I had to share that Old Navy is running 40% off your purchase (online only) when you use the code SUNSHINE. Hurry sale ends today...you guys know I will be doing a little shopping! Ha!


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