I answered several of the questions from the prompt below (skipping anything that made me stare at the computer screen for too long trying to think of an answer...), so read on to see what's been going on around here this month.
What I'm reminiscing about:
With the recent death of Prince I've been reminiscing about each of his songs that take me back to a certain memory or time in my life. e.g. My college roomie and I would play "7" every time we rode in the car together and we had a pretty sweet choreographed car/hand dance routine to it if I do say so myself!
What I'm loving:
Style Sexy Hair Spray Clay. Where was this stuff in the 80s when I really needed it the most? I started using this stuff a few months ago and for my fine, limp hair, it does an amazing job of giving lasting volume when I spray it at the roots. It's definitely a new staple product for me.
What we've been up to:
April was an action packed month! We had our Los Angeles Trip, a 9th birthday party for my youngest, a belt test for me in Tae Kwon Do, a fun visit from that same college roomie I mentioned above (proof) and a birthday celebration for another one of my local good friends.
What I'm dreading:
The more events and trips we have in a month, the more pictures I take. The more pictures I take, the more work it is to keep them organized! It's definitely a task I dread, but I'm always so glad when I stay on top of it. I know I talk about photo organization quite a bit here but it's largely because it motivates me to work on it and keeps me accountable!
What I'm working on:
The aforementioned family photo books, like this:
What I'm excited about:
What I'm doing this weekend:
Some friends of mine are having a fancy shmancy party this weekend and it's the first time in years I've needed to wear a party dress! Thanks to Carylee's post I remembered I can rent a dress, which is perfect for me since I hate spending a lot on an item I'll only wear once. I don't know if I'll have a chance to take pictures of said dress for the blog but follow along on Snapchat (@ontheDailyX) and I'll try to share what I get.
What I'm watching:
The only TV show I watch anymore is Dancing with the Stars. Wanya and Lindsay are my favorites, but I also really enjoy watching Peta/Nyle and Mark/Paige. I wouldn't be disappointed at all if any of those three end up winning this season.
What I'm reading:
I'm on page 85 of 400 in this book and so far it's interesting but not exactly a page turner. Several people I know who read it said they enjoyed it but didn't love it and it was quite different than the rest of the series, so I'm managing my expectations accordingly!
What I'm listening to:
I generally listen to the radio in the car so I tend to get a little burned out on Top 40. So when I'm at home and I want background music for housework or blogging, I try to switch it up. Caro Emerald (especially her album "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor") has been my go-to for that lately.
What I'm wearing:
I post my daily outfits (most days) on Instagram, and these were my four most-liked outfits for the month of April (in no particular order).
Shop the Pieces:
Nordstrom | Jeans: Express | Pink Necklace: Kendra Scott | Long Necklace: Express | Booties: Forever 21 (Similar) | Bag: Tory Burch | Watch: c/o Fossil | Ring: Target | Bracelet: Forever 21 (Similar)
Shop the Pieces:
Express | Jeans: Express | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Bag: Amazon
| Ring: Rebecca Minkoff (Gift) | Bracelets: Express
Shop the Pieces:
Nordstrom Rack | Jeans: Express (Similar) | Sandals: Nordstrom | Bag: Danielle Nicole | Necklace: LOFT | Bracelets: Express
Shop the Pieces:
For individual front-view versions of these outfits go here.
It looks like white jeans, t-shirts and neutrals were a hit this month, although with Instagram you never really know if it's the time of day you post or The Algorithm or The Mysteries of the Universe that makes one outfit more "liked" than another!
What I'm looking forward to next month
I'm hoping for another visit from an out-of-town friend this month! San Diego is a pretty popular place for vacations and work seminars, etc. so we're lucky to get to see a lot of friends and family that way.
Favorite Mother's Day Gift to Give or Receive?
Normally I collaborate with my siblings to order a flower arrangement or chocolates or Shari's Berries (or any combination of those things!) to have delivered to my mom on Mother's Day since we don't live close. I also like to mail her a personal card separate from the group gift, and a Mother's Day phone call is a must! My mom really loves the personal sentiments the most, and growing up I didn't believe that as much as I do now having kids of my own! Although I will admit I really enjoy going out for a nice Mother's Day brunch!
* * *That's it for this month's recap! I hope you all had a great month in April and see you back here on Friday for my weekly outfits and fitness recap!