Okay, this jacket is a little bit of a splurge, but it’s a good one! Comfortable, easy-to-move in fleece material and it’s true to size. Some of my moto jackets tend to look more dressy, but I love that this fleece gives a more casual vibe since 95% of my lifestyle is more casual. That said, I think you could easily wear this to a business casual dress code job with nicer slacks or jeans with no rips if you’re allowed to wear jeans to work. One thing I love is that the collar actually stays placed very well! With a lot of drapey collar jackets the collar flops all over the place and ends up driving me crazy. This thicker material folds out and stays out nicely.
This t-shirt is a great option for a more fitted scoop-neck layering tee. I didn’t have to fuss with trying to tuck it in to make it look nice, although I noticed on the model they had her wearing it tucked in with plaid pants and it looked nice that way too. I feel like the trend in tops for the last five or so years has been a more flowy, oversized look and I’m wondering when the pendulum will swing the other way. A lot of women I talk to prefer more fitted tops to enhance their figure, and it can be tough to find good options for that look, especially when it comes to business casual wear! I’d love to hear what you think about fitted vs. flowy tops and which way you think the tide is turning on that trend!
What I’m eating: This German Chocolate Cake. Earlier this month when my mom and sisters came to visit, their visit coincided with my mom’s birthday. We had to celebrate with her favorite cake, German Chocolate! I’ve had this flavor a lot growing up but never made it myself, so I asked my sisters if any of them had a tried-and-true recipe. Sure enough, one sister had a favorite so I made her favorite, which is the exact recipe from this blog. It’s a bit labor intensive since you have to make the two layer cake plus two kinds of frosting from scratch, but it was worth it! We all loved it and now my son wants another one for his birthday next month!
What I’m loving: I shared all of the household items I’m loving from Amazon in this post!
What I’ve been up to: I can’t even answer this question anymore without boring myself! My answer has been the same for the past several months…work, family, date nights, reading. Lather, rinse repeat.
What I’m watching: I finally watched “A Star is Born” and I can see why the actors (especially Bradley Cooper) got nominated for their performances. I enjoyed the movie though I guess I didn’t love it? I’m not a big movie person in general though, so it’s probably just me. I need to check Bohemian Rhapsody off my watch list next!
What I’m reading: Whisper Me This. Apparently I ordered this back in July and completely forgot about it! I’m only 15% in and so far it’s okay. It was free with my Kindle Unlimited membership and has good reviews so I’m giving it a chance. Sometimes I get asked if I think Kindle Unlimited is worth it, and my answer is an ambivalent “Maybe.” There are times I feel like I’m getting good use out of it, especially when my kids find books on there to read as well. And then there are months where I feel I didn’t use it at all or every “Free” book I read was really mediocre. So I guess it goes in phases.
What I’m listening to: A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. I’ve heard good things about this but couldn’t get motivated to pick it up because generally the Grumpy Old Man genre is not my thing. I decided to listen instead so I could check this one off my list already. So far it’s a bit slow so I’m glad I didn’t try to read it on Kindle.
What I’m looking forward to next month: Spring Break! I’m taking the week off work and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m also happy that my kids will have a much needed break from their homework and activities too. It’s been a busy Winter/early Spring and we’re all ready for some R&R.
What I’m dreading: So…one of the things my kids want to do for Spring Break is visit Knott’s Berry Farm. They went there on a school field trip recently and loved it so they want to go back. I don’t love amusement parks, but have to admit it seems like a good Spring Break activity. I’d love your tips on surviving! I haven’t been to an amusement park in ages so I’m stumped even on little decisions like do I wear sneakers or sandals? Backback or crossbody bag?
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