Dads Rock

An ode to my dad, the dude who’s taught me quite a few important life lessons worth sharing …

#1) The art of playing dress up.

One should never take themselves too seriously (doesn’t he make a beautifully awkward looking woman?).

Teach the importance of playing dress up.

Kid and Pam. Duo of the Halloween circuit (click here to read about it).

#2) Giving good fashion tips and showing the importance of taking risks.

I may never have rocked neon pink jeans or turquoise sneakers if I hadn’t seen my dad risking it by wearing a pink feather boa.

Oh, pink feathers would look good on me!

It takes balls to boa.

#3) Instilling the importance of a family tradition during holidays.

Thus taking this lesson to heart, I’ve turned into a Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, anything-that-has-a-theme seasonal maniac.

Help you fall in love with holidays, so now you're a maniac when it comes to

Pumpkin carving passion 101.

#4) Schooling me on the art of loving your birthday so much, it’s your favorite day of the year.

My birthday is in late March (and if you must know, three months exactly after Christmas), therefore it’s my birthday month. And, although it’s June, I’m still accepting presents and celebratory cocktails. I really took this lesson to heart. Thanks Dad.

Teach the imporance of a celebration

I’m all business when it comes to taking tips on the art of blowing candles out.

#5) Showing the almighty ability to shake it up and party down without spilling your cocktail on the dance floor.

This might be the most important lesson learned from my father. I’ve fallen down stairs, tripped in grass and jumped into a pool without losing a drop of liquor from my glass. TALENT taught well.

Dancing maching

Drip dry dancing machines. Liquor in tact!

#6) Establishing the idea that no matter what, your family will be there to pick you up in times of need.

Like the time I accidentally got shit faced at my sister’s bachelorette party and couldn’t walk to the car because me feet hurt.

My feet hurt, I need a lift.

My heels are killing me! I need a lift.

Stiff as a board but sure as shit not light as a feather...especially after cocktailing.

A family effort trying to throw my dad’s back out.

Are we there yet? I think I just threw my dad's back out.

The dude who’s carried me through life like a champ.

Whether your dad is still cruising the streets or has departed to the big party in the sky, I’m raising my glass to each and everyone this Sunday.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads that have rocked our worlds.

Cheers!

CBXB

CBXB!

Heart to Heart

I love a bargain – who doesn’t?  Finding a piece that’s similar to one I couldn’t otherwise fit into my fashion allowance makes me feel like the savviest penny pincher around.

I am not typically a J.Crew girl (as I am on the gaudier the better band wagon) but the past few seasons, they’ve incorporated bright colors, along with shiny sequins and their standard prep fashions make me yearn for a conservative shopping spree .

Yesterday, I stumbled on this sweater while perusing Net-A-Porter and immediately wanted to insert it into my closet.

I departed the site wanting to be able to wear this on every future Valentine’s Day (and many other days in between) but just couldn’t part with the dough.

Which is why Target is my fashion knight in shining armor. Once again saving the day to my budget woes, I spotted this Mossimo Supply Co. sweater below for a fraction of the price – and lusted for it just as much as I did the $90 version.

I’m so pumped when I find comparable pieces that can fit into my budget. It’s like winning a teeny, tiny lottery of sorts (and is really, when you’re saving almost $70 bucks). So look out St. Valentine – I have 6 months of preparation for our fashion date come February 14th.  Get ready.