Sexy, yet dressy…

Anne Hathaway's SAG Awards 2013 Dress

Anne Hathaway’s SAG Awards 2013 Dress

I love Anne Hathaway’s elegant and simple style. While growing her hair out from a recent role, her black dress for the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards was a bold call. Did she strive to be sexy, yet dressy? Some say it left them confused even though she paired it with her signature red lips and understated jewelry. That dress perhaps pales in comparison to her usual feminine and strikingly beautiful gowns even with her short hair. Is that why it made Huffington’s Post’s list of style missteps? What do you think?

There were gorgeous dresses without any question. For example, Nicole Kidman’s dress was stunning. Read the rest of this entry »

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First Fashion

2012 First Lady (Getty Images)

2012 First Lady (Getty Images)

First Lady 2008

First Lady 2008

If you havent seen it, one of my favorite blogs, Simple Luxurious Life, shared an excellent portrayal of the first family’s dress leading up to and including the inauguration ball a week ago today. I love red so am a fan of the first lady’s red ensemble for the ball. A coworker said she dressed like a fairy god mother for her first inauguration, but dressed like a queen this time. I hadn’t thought if it that way, but her 2008 white, elegant etherel ensemble was comparatively demure… Read the rest of this entry »


I have a dream!

We honor the life of Martin Luther King today, which coincides with the Presidential Inauguration. Read the rest of this entry »


Cupcake Kid

Hmmh...

Hmmh…

Loving every bite...

Loving every bite…

Delicious!

Delicious!

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!

FAMILY FUN

Our two year old, Andrew, is the life of the party.

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The Greatest Generation

Tom Brokaw’s book shares stories of what he defines to be the The Greatest Generation who grew up during the Great Depression and the Second World War. It depicts the self-less courage, service values and strength that some of us are lucky to know in older family members and loved ones. I am in awe of relatives from our family who lived through those hardships and was appalled when I saw on the news this week that a recent study of college kids shows they view themselves as the greatest generation. The story went on to demonstrate how their bold assertion is unfounded and inconsistent with empirical data based on their performance.

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Notre Dame Spirit – Go Irish!

It’s game day! Tonight’s BCS football game at 8pm CT where the undefeated Notre Dame will play Alabama is a dream come true for Irish lovers around the world.

new Adidas cover photo

new Adidas cover photo

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Happy New Year – remember old acquaintance…

FAMILY FUN

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

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Happy New Year! In our home, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are an opportunity to recharge and renew after the hectic Christmas holiday. In fact, this was our first New Year’s Eve asleep by midnight and we couldn’t have been happier. My husband made a delicious salad and steak dinner that we enjoyed at home with our son. We busted out decorations that we forgot to use for his December birthday and had a ball in front of our fireplace.

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