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On Breakfast

 Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Before Lucia, I subscribed to a much more relaxed version of that: coffee as breakfast, maybe a snack at the office by 10:30am (maybe not), but definitely, most definitely lunch. Now that we have to get Lucia to school in the morning, we’re much better at breakfast (as it was intended).

Lucia and I have a hands-down favorite: steel cut oats. To some, like my husband, oatmeal was something you were given every morning as a kid. But as a child of immigrants from Vietnam (I’m proudly first-generation Vietnamese-American!), I’m not even sure my parents knew what oatmeal was while I was growing up. Making up for lost time, I guess, and I’m so glad Lucia loves it too.

 I took advantage of the ongoing kitchen sale at eBay for a new Staub Cast Iron Petite 1.5qt French Oven for our special oatmeal breakfasts. Did you know that 81% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new and available with the “Buy It Now” option? It’s a great match for my impulsive ways (especially with kitchenware now that I’m cooking so often!). And I’m always a deal hunter, making eBay a go-to in my search. But back to this cute little Petite French Oven: it is the perfect size for the two of us and cooks the oatmeal perfectly.

Making good habits with Lucia – and as funny as it is, we have her to thank for it! Happy Friday and hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for stopping by and thank you eBay for partnering with me on this post!


Dress (LOVE this version here)
Flats (similar here in mustard)
Trench (lusting after this luxe leather version here)
Purse (found one here in grained leather)

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 Lots of dots on my mind in more interesting colors than the typical black and white. Excited about the coming sale season, several have started and I’ve rounded up some of my favorites (that I own and love, and others that are high on my wishlist!):

  • These white pumps have been on nonstop rotation (more so than my Nicholas Kirkwood version) – they’re my pick for spring/summer. Now 40% off and selling out fast! here.
  • The white version of my camel trench is 40% off here. It’s a great lightweight version for summer.
  • A lover of trench coats through and through, I found some great ones that are on sale. I don’t have one in this color and absolutely love it. I already bought this one and can’t wait to wear it! This one and this one are classics and this one and this one are my splurge-worthy picks.
  • I really like the uniqueness of this blouse  – it’s a nice and elegant change to the typical white blouse for work.

Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by!


From left to right:
Jumpsuit (here)
Pant (here)
Candle (here)
Mirror (here)
Earring (here)
Bikini (here)
Blouse (40% off! here)
Book (here)
Dress (here)


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Added a “borrowed from the boys” chambray blazer to my Spring and Summer wardrobe from Polo Ralph Lauren’s latest arrivals. I’ve worn my new white blazer of theirs so frequently (here, here and here), and this chambray version reminds me very much of the sailing community that I live in now (remember this timelapse I shared?). I may have never been on a sailboat (seriously!) but watching them is my new favorite pastime. Kicking off my shoes this evening and getting ready to watch them play again!

Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!


Blazer (here | also matching trousers here)
Pant (similar version in twill here)

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