Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Express Yourself!

So just in case y'all were, I wasn't the Arizona Powerball Lottery winner. 

 I know, sad face. 

Because if I was, I would already be out blowing my money on some of these glee-inducing lovelies...

Santa, Baby...

So it's supposed to be an outfit that's "totally you", but this is all stuff I really *WANT*, so that's pretty much the same thing, right?

I've been craving a pair of Hunter boots...I'm not really sure what I plan on doing with them, seeing as it really hardly ever rains or snows here...but I just like 'em.

And any outfit with color, sequins, or polka dots is A-Okay in my this is the *trifecta*. 

So if you won $500 million, what would you be getting???

Your mission should you choose to accept it

I'd like to say that I just slept in until 11am, but the truth of the matter is I was just running around like a chicken with it's head cut off.

Graphic. I know. 

But I've been trying to make out house look all Christmasy and stuff (which is a lot harder when the hubby is smack dab in the middle of finals) and I was looking for some motivation procrastinating inspiration for some not-so-run-of-the-mill decor...

Probably my favorite...

Simple yet impactful.
Easy but looks difficult.
Cheap but looks expensive.

Mission impossible???

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggings...

Oh how I love a great Christmas flick...Elf has got to be on the top of my list of "Must watch" around Christmas...

So I think I might want to buy this for my children:

No, not for me...not exactly my I'm pretty positive that by Christmas it's going to be *OH* so fitting for the little buggers. (c;

And for mama, my *actual* Christmas list (aka, the stuff I might actually see under the tree (c; ):

One / Two / Three / Four / Five 

One ~ I've been too cheap to plop down the 30 bones for this bad boy, but I'm pretty sure it smells just like heaven.
Two ~ I have been drooling over this bauble for a great while and dropping subtle MAJOR hints that I would like it for Christmas to the hubster (c;
Three ~ I have been on the hunt for a camel colored pencil skirt for *quite* some time (you would think that would be simple to find. FYI, it's *NOT*)...and with that gorgeous color blocking, I'm a goner.
Four ~ I adore this for sipping my hot cocoa, *gold monogram*, need I say more???
Five ~ I think I have finally jumped on the collar train and I want this one to be the first in a very large collection...

Sooooo...what do you think??? Missing anything?

And more importantly, what are you coveting this holiday? Y'know, so I can copy and add a whole bunch more stuff to my list (c;

Monday, November 26, 2012

A fine day

Something about a four day weekend that does a body good...I think it's the extra two days off.

Not positive, but pretty sure (c;

Our weekend looked a little like this:

Wee bit o' shopping (LOVE the new Penguin Classics...)

Hot cocoa with marshmallows makes my day complete <3

The Thanksgiving table...

And now that Thanksgiving is past, it's officially CHRISTMAS TIME! Looking at lights is a must. EVERY. NIGHT. (c;

A fave outfit of the past couple days...I have to force myself to not wear those flats everyday, they are the best!

How was your weekend??? Still working your way out of the tryptophan coma or exhausted from marathon shopping???

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and a Guest Post!

Alison always has the best stuff (c:

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Annnnnnnd...if you're just relaxing and surfing the blogosphere for pretties today, I whipped up a nursery for one of my absolute favorite decor mavens, the fabulous Christine over at Bijou and Boheme!!!

Jump over and say hi!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Copy Cat

Don't worry, I promise not to post any crazy rants today, feeling much pinkie promise on the rants (c;

I have to admit, I haven't even stepped into a Gap store in many, many moons...but then Chassity pointed out that they have these *beyond* awesome PJ pants there and I had to check out the rest of the site, right???

Turns out you can buy just about everything that J Crew has at gap for about 1/2 the price, WHO KNEW, right? 

(Well, except for jewelry, J Crew will forever hold my heart in that department)

Check this out:

J Crew via Atlantic Pacific


J crew

 ...and Gap has already started their Black Friday sale as of today. 

Mama's goin' shoppin'. (c; 

(wow, that's a love of apostrophes for one sentence...)

Monday, November 19, 2012

You know what I love???

Going in to the bathroom and finding out *after* you've started that there's no toilet paper.

No, not really.

I really love when I make a plan with someone and they show up super, duper late with no good reason.

Yup. Also not really...

And Mondays. LOVE those.

See a pattern here? (c;

Actually, I'm just feeling all feisty and ornery this morning because I spent the whole weekend without a voice (totally awesome when you have a huge family shindig) and coughing my brains out.

Literally, no brains left.

So I think it would be best if I gave you an awesomely radical post....tomorrow. )c:

Love and kisses and shiny statement necklaces to you, love bugs!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Autumn Faves!!!

There is something about the weather cooling off that makes me crave PUMPKIN.

 The smell of pumpkin spice, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice egg nog... ...and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

 Oh man, these are probably one of my favorite fall treats...I'm a frosting fanatic and so the filling of these little pumpkin treats gets me every time!

Pumpkin Spice

And speaking of gets me every time: Floral jeans and capes.

Just love them.

It's about time I bought some, right? (c: 

Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Get treated like Royalty...

I've made no secret of my love affair with this skirt silhouette as of late...and this one stripey skirt in particular.

How can you not love that decidedly girly look of a fit and flare skirt???

Alas, the Corilyn version is sold out in my size and let's face it, I wasn't going to be justifying the $100+ price tag any time soon...I mean to the *me*, it's completely justified!


And then, hallelujah, completely by serendipity, I stumbled upon this little gem of an Etsy shop:

And besides the fact that I adore her cute little catch phrase, I just can't ignore the fantasticness that is the skirt/dress goodness:

LOVING the black stripe version...

This one may or may not be currently in first place for my affections...

And lest you think that I'm doing this post because I've been compensated in some way, let me assure you that Sandee has no *freakin'* clue who I am or that I am completely and unadulterated head over heels for her gorgeous skirts (c;

Another perk? You get to send her *your measurements* and she makes the skirt accordingly.

Christmas list.

And don't you just love how Kate Spade-ish it all is??? Yup, she's pretty bril.