Archive for September, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Work to Happy Hour Outfit

work to happy hour outfit

TOP: Loft (old) similar, similar, similar  |  DRESS PANTS: Express  |  HEELS: Aldo  |  CLUTCH: Louis Vuitton similar

You’ve made it to Friday! How does it feel? I am really excited to be approaching another weekend. Tonight we are celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday. Can’t wait to see the family 🙂

I have said it before, when shopping I look for items that can be dressed up and down. An outfit like this can go from day to night or in this case, work to happy hour. Versatile pieces are essential for your closet! I love this red top because it’s comfortable, but it is also in line with the fall PANTONE color Grenadine (see inspiration post here). In my opinion, bright colors are often overlooked for the workplace, depending on your employer. I like to throw in a bright color from time to time because otherwise there would be a lot of black and white. My go to color combo heehee These Express Mid Rise Columnist Ankle Pants are my favorite dress pants. They fit so well and are the perfect length for this 5’4″ gal. Looks great with heels or flats and come in a lot of different colors. I own several pair in black. Also a sucker for pointed toe pumps…it’s a problem y’all!

By the way, did anyone see Target and Chip and Joanna Gaines announced their new product line, Hearth and Hand with Magnolia? Excuse me while I go mark my calendar and prepare to empty my bank account. I am really excited to see what products they have because I’m sure they will all be wonderful. Target has partnered with a lot of great companies the last few years and I think it is great to make fashion and home decor affordable to the masses. It’s hard to see designer everything in magazines and on blogs, knowing it’s not in your budget. This is one reasons why I try to share affordable looks here!

Have a great weekend everyone! Until next post…xoxo Becca



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Monday, September 11, 2017

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

9_11 Memorial & Museum

Today I wanted to take a minute to remember the lives lost on September 11th, including the first responders who put their lives on the line in attempt to reach those in danger. If you have the opportunity to visit the museum I highly recommend it. 9/11 is a day Americans will never forget and I hope the museum continues to serves as a reminder to younger generations the impact this single event had on the world.

When the hubs and I and our favorite travel couple visited New York in 2015 we agreed we wanted to visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. To say it was the most humbling experience of my life is an understatement. Being a freshman in high school in 2001 doesn’t lend itself to acknowledging the magnitude of the event. As an adult I understand the impact it had from a community level all the way up to a global level.


The 9/11 Memorial is free of charge and open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The names of those who died in the attack in 2001 and 1993 are inscribed around the two memorial pools outside the museum. Also on the memorial grounds is the “Survivor Tree.” A single tree which emerged from the rubble, rehabilitated, and replanted at the ground in 2010.



It was recommended to us to purchase our tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines. Tickets can be purchased online up to six months in advance. General Admissions for adults is $24.00 and they offer discounts for seniors, US college students, and FDNY/NYPD/PAPD to name a few. Free admission is given to 9/11 Family Members, 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers, and Active/Retired U.S. Military. There is also free admission on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to close on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets covering museum admission plus guided tours (45-minutes or 60-minutes) are also available.

What to Expect

Our visit began with a 15 minute video developed exclusively for the museum featuring key political members; George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Rudy Giuliani, George Pataki, etc. Their recount of the day’s events was indescribable, you need to hear it for yourself. The first part of the museum reminded me of an art exhibit; soaring ceilings, dark wood floors, void of sound. The second part of the museum takes you through the timeline of the day, the artifacts, and the voices of loved ones lost and those left behind. Kuddos to the developers of the museum, they did a fantastic job. Photography was not allowed in most of the museum, but here are a few of the photos captured.

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” – Virgil

Until next post…xoxo Becca

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