Thursday, August 30, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Labor Day!!!

I refuse to believe it. 


There is no way this is the *LAST DAY OF AUGUST*! Does that seem crazy to anyone else??? Where did the summer go?

I mean, not that I'll miss's more of a "don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split..." Well, I'm sure you've heard that one. Needless to say, I'm ready for fall!

I have been pining and lusting and scheming about how to get my hands on this absolutely lovely skirt, I'm obsessed! It just seems so perfect in every way: the waist cinching band, the gorgeous box pleats, the bold stripe! Oh sweet rutabagas! 

I definitely wouldn't mind getting my grubby little fingers around a few of those baubles, either (c:

Happy Labor Day to all!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dressing the table

When was the last time you got something really special for your table???

Personally, I would rather blow every last dime on a great statement necklace or that fab blouse that I've been eyeing, so for me, it's been quite a while!

That definitely doesn't mean that I'm not a fan of a well dressed table (or at least some awesome and fun little elements to spice it up!)

These quirky little gems are at the top of my list (and my kiddo's list...they are *enamored with that little chameleon plate):

Gorgeous and a little funky...

A little more refined, but still bright and poppy...

Eliminate confusion with His and Hers glasses (that are so pretty, btw!)

These are a steal and super fun and punchy!

And to serve it up in style:

A little less color, but still with pizzazz *wink wink*

Wouldn't your morning be more chipper sipping out of these?

These are pretty modern but oh-so-lovely in *gold*

Maybe I'm already subconsciously thinking about the dinners and entertaining of the holiday season...oh...SCARY!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Something to look forward to!

I'm reading Anna Karenina right now, it's completely's been said that it's the greatest novel ever written. Crazy, right?

And this looks absolutely fabulous, how can I resist amazing costumes, epic love stories, and Jude Law???

Monday, August 27, 2012

Things of Note...

Things I know about myself:

I am silly, sometimes funny, into fashion/design, I like pink, I try not to take most things too seriously, I love my family, and I appreciate pretty things.

I know I am not extraordinarily talented, creative, or  original (note: I'm not saying that I'm not talented, creative, or semi-original, I just realize that it's not *extraordinary*), AND more importantly, I'm okay with that (c:

I'm glad that I find people that jive with my craziness and sometimes get a kick out of it, and that never ceases to amaze me...

And I'm super duper jazzed that there is this network of truly extraordinary peeps with talent, creativity, and originality coming out the wazoo (yep, that's totally a word, google it) and I get to totally steal their brilliance and be inspired by it.

Word to your mother.




Don't take stuff too seriously...(especially love that her shirt is on backwards (c: )

Love my family

And I *REALLY* appreciate pretty things and the new KOKOON Fall line has me appreciating all sorts of things...

I mean seriously, do you see that tee?!? I have been looking for one like that FOREVER!!! 

Ah yes! So much inspiration, so little time to steal all that brilliance for myself (c:

Here's to a brilliant Monday!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday's Fancies (kind of)

Okay, I'll level with you...this isn't *exactly* a Friday's Fancies post...but it *IS* Friday and this *IS* what I'm fancying...doesn't that count for something???

I'm just completely over Summer, I'm totally ready for FALL! And according to Pinterest, so is the rest of the known world (c:

And didja see how I still worked red into this post???

Chalk one up for subliminal messages...or psychotic obsession...either/or (c:

Happy Friday, y'all!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Seeing Red

I don't know if it's the impending Fall season or just that I love this bold color, but I have been really into all things 

This is getting serious...I might have to break down and add some more of this zexy bold hue to the ol' wardrobe (c:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stealing the spotlight

Thanks for all your well wishes, you all are so sweet!

I drew on your collective power (and a copious amount of internet shopping) to get me through.

Luckily, I didn't just shop and decided that all of the new lovely necklaces of this season deserved to have the spotlight for a while...and why not be escorted by some lovely rooms???

With that, I give you...

Oooooohhh! I just *love* it when all the new stuff comes in, don't you???

Well, my hubby doesn't like it, but nobody asked him...(c;

Monday, August 20, 2012


Sorry to go all MIA on y'all...we had an impromptu family wedding this weekend (which turned out lovely) and my kiddo got his first cold from school.

And promptly gave it to me. )c: 

I'm pretty sure it's just a nasty cold, but hey, according to WebMD...(c; 

I'm sure I'll be back tomorrow with something least I hope so! Being sick SUCKS.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cap it off!

Has anyone else noticed that the cap toe shoe is *EVERYWHERE*???

At first, I thought I was just noticing it because I really liked it, but no! It's really just EVERYWHERE!

I'm happy as a clam because that means I can get my fix of capped toe goodness pretty much wherever. 

And that, my friends, is music to my ears...or eyes...or closet...whatev.

Heels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

And if you don't want to be all dressy, go for some fab flats! 

Flats 1, 2 3, 4, 5

I am *STILL* kicking myself for not snatching up those fabulous pink capped flats...

Any absolutely fabulous cap toes that I'm missing? I'm always up for amending my lust list (c:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Movie Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green!


There are some kid movies that I'm not super stoked to go...but I get dragged anyways because I have small children that need to be entertained. Still with me??? (c:

But The Odd Life of Timothy Green was NOT one of those is a completely adorable and endearing story of a couple that haven't been able to have kids and magically (how it happens is part of the story *wink*) one shows up *literally* on their doorstep.

(This scene is totally hilarious, by the way)

Such a sweet and wholesome family movie and believe you me, those are in short supply these days! You can't even trust Disney movies sometimes! But this is sweet and fun from beginning to end and had me laughing and crying (sometimes at the same time!). 

And I've got a serious girl crush on Jennifer Garner and pretty much think she's adorable in every way.

I'm not sure that really small ones will be super entertained by this one as it isn't action packed/animated/super-silly...but fantastic for the 6-12 year-old range (I'm not sure how teenagers would react to this sweetness). 

It's definitely a little "odd" (pardon the pun, or don't, you're used to my sense of humor by now, right???), but  oh-so- CHARMING. That's the perfect word for it.


If you like sweet movies or need a family flick, this is your go to! (c:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


No, literally.

The band Fun. Heard of them yet? Sure you have! You just don't know it (c: 

Their first hit was We Are Young...but I definitely like their second one better:

You know you like it.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Grabbin' some style

You know that awkward moment when  you've just done a ridiculous happy dance and then  realized it's in public? 

Me either.

But these pics had me doing happy dances everywhere. Yes, EVERYWHERE. (If you saw one of these "dances", I apologize.)

You have to see her hair, too... on Lindsey Regan Thorne

And *stop it*, J Crew, just stop it!

Have you spotted any "happy dance worthy" things lately???