Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I know this is not news to most of you, but since I last posted I have had major changes happen in my life. After nearly six years of living and working in Atlanta I decided it was time for a change. A big change. So I got a new job and moved to New York.

Many of you know that one of my lifelong dreams has been to live in New York. I always knew I would make it here eventually, but I just didn’t know when. Turns out August 2010 was finally the time when the stars would align and everything would fall into place. All of the wheels started moving quickly in July, and before I knew it, it was a done deal.

I started my new job last week. I’m still working in public relations but have left the agency world and have taken an in-house PR position with a major luxury tile and stone company. Right now I’m busy at work trying to learn everything I can about stone, and let me tell you there is a lot to know. I’m beginning to think that a geology degree may have been helpful to get. Limestone, marble, granite, slate…and the list goes on. Do you like your stone with a polished or honed finish? Or perhaps you’re more of an angulated finish kind of person? See what I mean?

On the personal front, my life is in total chaos. Luckily it should be calming down soon, though. I’m currently semi-homeless. Without going into a long explanation, I decided that it would be easiest to come to New York and find an apartment once I got here. So I’ve been living with my wonderful friends Sara and Jake, who have been kind enough to let me crash at their place for a couple of weeks. After this upcoming weekend, I am then going to my friend Jenny’s apartment for one last week before I move into my own place. Thank God! This living out of a suitcase thing is terrible.

Now that I have a so many new things happening, I hope to update this site frequently. (Like when I first started it.) My next post will be about my apartment search in New York, which surprisingly wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jack’s Day Out

I took last Friday off and just had to see my favorite guy, Jack. I picked him up in the morning so that we could hang out all day. We went for our usual walk and then after lunch we headed to the park with a blanket and a stack of magazines to read. I got caught up on a bunch of reading and Jack got to watch the birds and squirrels go by. We were both happy.

Apparently all of the fresh air tired us both out because when we got home we were ready for a nap on the couch. Now Jack and I have an ongoing battle over the couch and who has first dibs to it. Obviously I do, SINCE I OWN IT, but for some reason Jack always ends up getting the couch and I have to sit on the floor.

I was determined to win the battle on Friday so I claimed my spot before he had a chance to stretch out and take up all of the space. I was on one end and I piled the pillows on the other end so that there wasn’t a spot for him. Brilliant idea, I thought.

Somehow it didn’t end up working out how I planned. Jack was confused by the lack of space for him on the couch and was giving me a look like, “aren’t you gonna let me up there?”

His solution? Climb up anyway and lie on top of the pillows. *Sigh…

Score: Jack 1/Angela 0.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I was reading in a tabloid magazine last weekend that Suri Cruise supposedly has a $3.2 million wardrobe. Not too shabby. I was pondering this large baby budget and it gave me an idea for an excellent career change. A baby stylist! Now I don’t have a baby, have never had a baby, and have no plans for a baby anytime in the near future, but I have friends with babies. I think that’s close enough to knowing about baby clothes, right?

Regardless, it’s really just about having good taste and good style. And if I can gloat for a moment, I think I have reasonably good style and definitely a passion for fashion. Now I just need to translate that into baby fashion.

A few hours after reading about Suri’s wardrobe, I had to hit the mall to pick up a few things. While I was there I saw a dress that I’ve had my eye on for baby Talia. (Note: this could be the start of my career as a baby stylist.) Talia is the daughter of Keri, whom I work with. I told Keri about this dress back before Christmas and how she HAD to get it because it’s one of the cutest things ever. Time went by and Keri never got it, which ended up being a smart move because the dress was a bit pricey. While I think looking good is very important, it’s more important that Keri doesn’t blow Talia’s college education fund on expensive baby clothes. I get it. I’m not that vain.

Good news is that the pricey Lia Molly dress was on sale. It was marked down to $19.99 from its original $78 price tag. I had to pick it up for Keri because it was meant to be. It was the only one left and it was in Talia’s size.

The adorable Talia. Talia is already showing signs of being a fashionista by wearing a T-shirt with The Godfather on it. What a badass! Maybe Talia’s style is going to be a bit edgier? As her stylist, I can work with that.

I can’t wait to see Talia wearing this dress later this year around the holidays. I think this could be a Christmas card contender.

Monday, February 22, 2010

To quote the movie Office Space, I’m suffering from a “case of the Monday’s.” Ugh, so hard to come back to work on Monday after an awesome weekend. It was finally nice in Atlanta so I spent the entire weekend outside. Brunch outside on the patio, long walk outside in the neighborhood, coffee outside at the coffee shop…you get the picture.

And guess who joined me yesterday afternoon? You got it. Jack!

After our walk we got to see Jack’s Inman Park dog friends and spent some time playing with them, and then later we went for coffee at Inman Perk. Jack considers himself to be a regular there and just pulls up a chair.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fashion Week: Jewelry Installment

All of the jewelry below was purchased at Forever 21, which is my favorite place to shop for cute, trendy, affordable jewelry. They are all recent purchases except for the fabric tie necklace. You can visit Forever 21’s Web site here to see all of their jewelry. I highly recommend taking a look. I also recommend visiting often because it changes so frequently.

I love the length and the black and white beads on this necklace. It looks great with collared shirts or crew necks, V-necks, and everything in between. This one’s a winner.

Last year we started to see a lot more fabric-type of jewelry, and I couldn’t be happier about that. We’ve specifically seen a lot of the “bib” necklaces that really make a statement with an outfit. I love this look and I think it’s here to stay.

Pearls will never go out of style. It’s a classic look that can dress up any outfit. I suggest either raiding your grandmother’s jewelry box, or go for a great set of faux pearls, which is what I did.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fashion Week: Shoe Installment

The first featured pair of shoes could quite possibly be my favorite pair I have ever owned, and that’s saying a lot. These shoes are the Budding T-Strap shoes by Miss Albright and they are perfection. I might also add that they are impossible to find. Impossible. Like, completely sold out. Or so they say.

When I discovered these shoes, I simply could not accept the “sorry, we’re sold out” answer. When I want something – especially when it comes to shoes – I want it. If I had to call every single store in the country to get them, then I was going to do that. I started in the Northeast and worked my way down the East Coast. Luckily I only had to get to Florida before I found a pair in my size.

I won’t go into any more detail regarding my search for these shoes, because I’ve mentioned it to some people and they basically accused me of being a crazy person. Whatever! I got what I wanted.

The next pair of shoes is completely different and still available for purchase at Forever 21. These are the Stefanie Strappy Pumps and can be found here.

You can’t walk very far in these, but whoever said shoes were made for comfort? Obviously the most important thing is that they look good.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This is a story about how good things come to those who wait.

I first saw this skirt at the Anthropologie store in Rockefeller Center back in December. From the moment I saw it, it was love at first sight. I had to have it. Period. Then I saw the price tag and it was painful. Like someone stabbed me in the heart and ripped away my dream of wearing this beauty. In an effort to be financially responsible, I walked away with a tear in my eye. (I am not being dramatic, that is how I really felt.)

Fast forward to the beginning of January. I was back in Atlanta shopping at my local store and there it was…on sale! It was meant to be.