A Life Recap, January - July 2017

July 11, 2017

It's been a minute since I've come to this lovely space to update you. So to catch you up, I'm going to share everything I've been up to since January. Yes, January.

I've seen four concerts this year. Tom Petty and Red Hot Chili Peppers were both atop my concert bucket list. Tom put on one hell of a show. He sounded amazing. Of the four concerts, the RHCP were my least favorite. It's not that they were bad. They sounded great and had a lot of energy, but I was a little underwhelmed. And they didn't play Under The Bridge. Boo!

It was my second time to see Garth. He performed for over three hours. He played every song, old and new. I totally teared up when I heard my favorites. (The Dance, Make You Feel My Love) I took my son to see Twenty One Pilots. It was his first concert. It's shocking to admit, but this one was my favorite. Two young kids new to the biz put on one of the best shows I've ever seen. If you're into their music even just a little bit, go see them.

Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Garth Brooks, Twenty One Pilots

I bought a new car. My Nissan Rogue started having major transmission issues. Instead of shelling out money for repairs, I got rid of it. I didn't go with a Nissan this time because my last two crapped out on me long before they should have. I bought a Jeep Cherokee Latitude. I've only had it for about 6 weeks, but I love it so much.

My son graduated from elementary school. He'll be a 6th grader in less than a month and will be turning 12 this fall. Time really needs to slow down.

Speaking of time needing to slow down, I had my twenty year high school reunion. Even though I keep up with a lot of my classmates on Facebook, it'll never be the same as actually hanging out. I had a blast catching up with old friends. And I must say, we all look damn good to be pushing 40!

I turned 38 and got the best birthday card ever. Every time I see this picture of myself, I laugh. I used several filters to try and hide my sunburned forehead. It didn't work.

Last but not least, I watched Kentucky beat UCLA in the Sweet Sixteen. I've gone fishing, played mini golf and celebrated the 4th of July with family and friends. It's been a great 2017 so far. And it should only get better from here.

2017 Met Gala Fashion, Best Dressed

May 8, 2017

The Costume Institute Gala, also known as the Met Gala, is regarded as the top social event of the year in New York City. Fashion experts and style magazines consider it to be the world's best red carpet. The fashion is often outlandish, which is why I love it so much. Anything goes.

This year's theme was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons. Rei Kawakubo is the first living designer to be the sole subject of the fashion exhibit since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983. Comme des Garçons is famous for its unusual and outlandish silhouettes, which attendees were encouraged to try and emulate.

Some dressed for the theme. Others did not. Here are my favorites.

ALEXANDER SKARSGARD in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture
I mean, he's just so pretty.

This dress, comprised mostly of pearls, is gorgeous.
I love it.

KATE HUDSON in Stella McCartney
I'm really digging this dress on her.
I also love the makeup, platinum blonde hair and white nails.

EMMY ROSSUM in Carolina Herrera
I don't know why I love this so much, but I do.
Her hair, makeup, nails, and jewelry complete the look.

HAILEY BALDWIN in Carolina Herrera
This is not something I would ever wear, but I still love it.
Does she look like a wedding cake? Maybe.
Love the color, the choker and the veil.

Broad shoulders
Not to mention how gorgeous she is...

I like the hot pink.
And I especially love the flower details.

It's not a wig, y'all.
She spray painted her head.
Ballsy and I like it.
I love the futuristic feel of this look.

HALLE BERRY in Versace
I don't love her hair and makeup.
But she gets props for sticking to the theme.
I love how three-dimensional this is.

If it were any other event, I would probably hate this.
I love black.
And I like that this is different.

JULIANNE MOORE in Comme des Garçons
Julianne wore a dress by the honored designer.
It's funky and fun.
The earrings are great too.
I don't like the shoes though.

RIHANNA in Comme des Garçons
Rihanna also wore a design by the night's honoree.
And she nailed it!
This wouldn't work anywhere else, but for this event...

all images via People

Currently, March 2017

March 21, 2017

Since deciding to move forward with a divorce, I've had to refocus my time and energy. Quality time with my kids comes first. I've been cleaning and purging like a mad woman because we'll probably move over the summer. I'm also focusing on the important friendships in my life. I have the best girlfriends in the world. Without them, I probably would have fallen apart. And now, baseball and softball season are in full swing. Most of my weekends between now and June will be spent at one ballpark or another. I wouldn't have it any other way though. I was born to be a sports mom.

Currently Loving

my oversized baseball tote + softball tumbler

Currently Listening To

I've been listening to a lot of 90's rap.
Biggie, Tupac, Snoop, Mase

Currently Enjoying

Currently Watching

I just binge watched all 7 seasons of Rules of Engagement and the first season of Santa Clarita Diet.
I didn't watch Rules when it originally aired. I loved it!
Santa Clarita Diet is different and so hilarious. Drew and Timothy are great in it.
Big Little Lies on HBO is so good, even better than the book. The cast is amazing.

Currently Anticipating

I'm going to see my Kentucky Wildcats play in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday.
In Memphis.
I'm dying, y'all.

Currently Needing

a tropical vacation
or at the very least, a road trip

Currently Wanting

an Apple watch
My birthday's coming up. Maybe I'll buy myself one.

2017 Oscars Fashion, Best Dressed

February 28, 2017

I hope you know that I put a lot of thought into my best dressed lists each year. I often go back and forth until the last minute. There's always one dress on the bubble. Sometimes I agree with the professional fashion critics. Sometimes I don't. That's what makes it so much fun!

Michelle was on the bubble.
It's not the best dress in the world.
But I have to give her credit for always looking stunning without overdoing it.
Her beauty is classic and effortless.
When I see her, I want to be her.
And the dress is really pretty.

KARLIE KLOSS in Stella McCartney

It's simple.
It's white.
It has a cape.
And it works with a giant diamond choker.
What's not to love?


I would never wear this, but that's not what matters.
She looks like an angel.
The dress is gorgeous.
It's iridescent.
Her hair and makeup are perfection.
And I don't even care that it's sheer!

EMMA STONE in Givenchy

Emma nails it every time.
I mean, come on.
She looks like an Oscar.
She is probably the only fair-skinned actress who can pull off every color.
She takes Hollywood glamour to the next level.
A gold flapper dress as the very best?
I can't believe it either, but I'm not changing my mind.

images via People + POPSUGAR