In My Closet: Taupe Handbag + Weekend Recap

GG and me
This past weekend was filled with sunshine, friendship and family time. Saturday morning met with brunch with the girls at Teavolve, a most adorable little cafĂ© style restaurant that specializes in teas, but also has a brunch/lunch menu, in order to celebrate another year of the bestie GG’s awesomeness (you can read more about her awesomeness here, on her blog). Over waffles, omelettes, red velvet tea (yuuum) and coffee, we discussed life, love, mommyhood and everything in between.

After eating, a few of us kicked around downtown, popping in and out of the boutiques there, sipping coffee and chatting. During our stop in South Moon Under I fell in love with this gorgeous taupe handbag.

It was love at first sight—I adore the shape, the stitching accents, the braided handles and the gold hardware—and this lover didn’t even necessitate a date around the store before I purchased. I’ve wanted a new neutral handbag that could be my fall “go to” and at $60, this was a steal.

Today, I’ve added it to a taupe-ish blazer, cream blouse, black pleated skirt, black patterned tights and black booties (mentioned here). It’s a fantastic professional look for a Monday—looking great helps to ward off the Monday blues, don’t you think?


T vs The Wall of Chocolate
Saturday evening was designated mommy/son date night, since he didn’t have a football game—his first free Saturday night since July! We had dinner at PF Chang’s where we enjoyed delish foods and funny conversation; and where he attempted to tackle the “Wall of Chocolate”. Sadly, the wall won, and he ended up bringing most of it home; a good thing, since I’d planned to only let him eat half of it that night anyway. I learned my lesson the hard way after a Valentine’s Day dinner several years ago. Too much Chinese food + chocolate cake overload, would have = me cleaning you-know-what stains out of the carpet. No thanks!

Time with friends and family always puts me in a great mood, and I’m starting out this week feeling positive and ready to be productive! How was your weekend?