13 November 2010

Day 6: Party Time!

Today my family celebrated my aunt's 80th Birthday! WOW! Happy Birthday Aunt D - love you! I had a really fun afternoon/evening with my family spending time and sharing stories. Big thanks to my cousin and her adorable hubby for hosting at their new(ish) home - its beautiful guys!

Thankfully it was warm enough today that I didn't have to wear tights. The weather has really warmed up this weekend - the bf and I even got in a few quick yard sales the morning!

Turtleneck: Target, Dress: BCDG, Boots: Clarks

Sorry these photos are kinda blurry...bad lighting and a sleepy photographer don't mix well.

And this is the "What do you want from me? I'm not good at posing for pictures" face. ridiculous. 

It's been a late night so we stopped for some delish sustenance on the way home - Vanilla Soy Latte - oh how I love thee! 

I just love that Starbucks hands out free music! Who's with me? I pick up a new card every time I stop in...which is more frequent than I should admit.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! ♥

12 November 2010

Day 5: TGIF

Shirt: Zara, Sweater Vest: Forever21, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Apt9 via Kohls, Necklace: Handmade

50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City I read this today – I loved it. Subsequently I have also decided that I think I need to move there. I should tell you though that this is not the first time I have come to the conclusion that I should move to NYC and I’m sure it won’t be my last. (Thankful it is only a short train ride away). For whatever reason I haven't moved there yet. I'm sure it is due to some profound reason that I have yet to uncover and will reveal itself at an incredibly inopportune moment...can you tell I'm a psych major? (Self diagnosis is my worst enemy). Anyway – read it, even if you’re not a New Yorker and just an admirer like me, its great! I may have actually laughed out loud at some of them.

Retail Therapy:

For those of you not taking part in the 30 for 30 Challenge who are still allowed to shop - don't forget about the Give & Get Sale going on now!

Now through Sunday November 14th get 30% Off at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Store in-store or online and 5% of what you spend will go to a charity of your choice.

Go HERE to sign up to give to the charity of your choice as well as get your 30% savings coupon to use at checkout!

11 November 2010

The word FOUR has 4 letters.

Did you know? ...In the English language there is no other number whose number of letters is equal to its value. Useless knowledge...

Scarf: China Town NYC, Turtleneck: Target, Belt: hand-me-down, Jeans: Gap, Boots: Kmart, Mittens: gifted

I felt like some Red, White and Blue was appropriate today in order to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Happy Veteran's Day!

10 November 2010

If two wrongs don't make a right, try THREE.

Dress: Thrifted, Sweater: Annie Sez, Belt: Hand-me-down (thanks Mom), Boots: Clarks

On Saturday as an unbelievably adorable 4 year old dug through multiple boxes under my coffee table that I had completely forgotten existed (isn't it interesting what the world looks like from a 4 year olds point of view - they see all kinds of things we don't), we came across a large box of yarn I had stashed away. There are large balls of yarn, small balls of yarn, scraps of yarn and everything in between. So I have decided that maybe I should start crocheting again and create a patchwork quilt out of all these pieces I have. Truthfully I thought nothing of this box of yarn we uncovered until I saw this picture in Ready Made magazine yesterday and felt über inspired!

09 November 2010

The natural number following 1 and preceding 3.

Here's a hint...it's TWO!

Turtleneck: Target, Sweater: JCPenneys, Belt: Flea market in Italy, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Dunnes Stores (Ireland)

Turtleneck, check! sweater, check! super knee high socks that you obviously can't see, check! I also had on a scarf, mittens and jacket this morning. Needless to say I'm not adjusting to this sudden change in temperature well. The entire month of October we had above average temps and now suddenly it's only 45degrees when I leave for work and my car is covered in frost! BRRRRR!

08 November 2010

Outfit Numero Uno

I had the day off work today. I love having Mondays off - it feels like a quiet holiday! And a quiet holiday was just what I needed after this past weekend. Things were BUSY!  I worked both Saturday and Sunday (I'm only scheduled half days on the weekends thank goodness), met a friend for lunch and visited his new art display at a local coffee shop in town (may I just say its AMAZING!). My college roommate and her adorable daughter came to stay with us this weekend! It was the first time we have seen each other since graduation 2 years ago - so nice to catch up! I had the normal errands to run and chores to complete and trying to squeeze in time to pick out my 30 for 30 picks was a challenge all on its own. However, I got it done and here is outfit numero uno...

Dress: BCDG, Jacket: Gap (thrifted), Scarf: BCDG, Boots: Clarks

...the skirt of this dress was a little flowy for the heavy winds we had here today. Thankfully I was indoors most of the day.  But when I did have to face the elements that scarf kept me comfy-cozy all day long!! Hopefully it will continue to keep me warm tonight cause I'm off to a Women's Board Auxiliary meeting at the hospital....we're planning our Casino Night fund raiser tonight! YAY!

07 November 2010

My 30 for 30 Remix Picks

I meant to have this posted much earlier today, but as things tend to happen, today was terribly busy!
So lets not drag this out any longer...here are my 30 for 30 Remix picks!

I had a harder time picking items from my closet than I thought I would. The first 15 were easy - all the pieces I love and wear regularly. The second 15 was not so easy and I soon came to find that my closet is limited to only a few colors - which one would think makes mixing things up easier, however, it can also make things kinda boring. My plan is to try and add splashes of color via my accessories, fingers crossed! Tomorrow the creativity and remixing begins - I'm really looking forward to seeing all the great outfits and inspiration everyone brings to the table! Check out the full list of participants HERE!