Friday, August 31, 2012

Frugal Fridays - Get Organized

One of my all time favorite stores for finding cute accessories for the home is hands down West Elm.  Half my house is from this store and I love each and every piece I've ever purchased.  Now that I'm thinking about it, almost all my house is West Elm.  

Some things I may need to pick up on my next trip are cute catch alls for jewelry, keys, sunglasses and Pork's leash.  These are perfect for every home and any room and won't break the bank.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oh The Irony

 If you know me, you can find true laughter and irony in this Outfit du Jour post.  You see, I used to work for the railroad and it wasn't my cup of tea.  I was actually once told my outfits were "offensive".  Hurtful? No. I'm no stranger to getting in trouble for dress code.  It's been a constant battle since the 2nd grade actually.  So how does one deal with dress code violation? You get a new job, you change your life 100% for the better and then you take outfit photos with a short skirt, bra strap showing and all, in front of the company that helped change your life.

Thank you for changing my life.  

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

All American - And A Pork Photo

Denim jacket, tank and shorts, it's pretty much my idea of a perfect late Summer outfit.  And the days are already getting shorter, please Fall, I beg you, hold off a little longer!

And don't forget to enter the giveaway here!

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HA! This is Pork. She looks funny when aperture settings come into play....

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Basics

I have a soft spot for blouses like this.  I have several, and they instantly spruce up your jeans for the perfect night out.  Well, technically I wore this to work, but then went out to dinner with the sister (don't you just love her camera skills? Thanks for the blurry face D, thanks.... okay maybe that was my shitty aperture/shutter priority practice, but practice makes perfect).  Essential blouses like this one don't have to break the bank either.  I found this number, and lots of other great ones but had to resist at Nordstrom Rack.  It's quickly becoming my favorite place to find great versatile pieces I can work into my closet easily.

Also, on another completely random note, if you ever have donated blood before, I suggest you look into donating platelets.  I got the opportunity to do this this morning and help out the owner of my CrossFit gym.  It's a little more time consuming, but does a whole lot of good.  Check out some more information here to help save a life. They also give you lots of cookies to eat. And I like cookies.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Man-Ic Mondays - Must Have Shoes For Fall

There are certain things you just sort of have to add to your wardrobe for each new season.  Shoes are one of those things that can instantly update a look.  For Fall, it's updated classics with pops of colors. These Cole Haan longwings with colorful laces will be your go to this season. Can't afford a new pair? Try switching out the laces with any of these fun colors for a quick update. 

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Colored Laces / Frye Chukka Boot / Adidas Sneakers / Cole Haan / Vintage Nikes / Macalister Oxford

Friday, August 24, 2012


Enter for your chance to win a gold cuff bracelet from Pretty Practical.  To enter is super easy! First, be sure you're a follower on Bloglovin or GFC, then follow the links below to be eligible to win. Giveaway ends September 6th at midnight, winner will be announced on Friday September 7th! Good Luck!

Congrats to Vanessa M for winning! Please email me here.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Been staring at this shirt forever in my closet. Not sure how to wear it, don't know what to do with it. Probably should return it, or get it in a bigger size. But today, I'm going for it.  And I'm perfectly okay with it.

Also, like my new silver cuff? Stay tuned for your chance to win this cuff in gold!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stars and Stripes

No this is not a 4th of July post, but this is an ode to stars and stripes.   Turns out America got it right with the flag, and these two patterns go perfectly together. 

Well done Amurrrica, well done. Consider yourself a fashion icon.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Almost Time!

I am so excited about attending the two big blog conferences in NYC this year, Lucky FABB and IFB Conference.  It will be my first time interacting with so many bloggers and I have to say, I'm scared shitless.  Being a slight introvert, this will put my social skills to the test. On another note, I am no stranger to NYC and love when I get to spend time there. My dear friend V lives there and couldn't be more excited to crash with her and pretend I live like a Manhattanite for the week.

Are any of you lovely ladies attending either conference? If so, be sure to come say hello!

Image Courtesy of Pattern

Monday, August 20, 2012


It's Monday. My pants are too tight, my hair probably should've gotten washed this morning, and I'm wishing I was at the beach.  Luckily for you, I've got a fresh outfit post in the archives all with clean hair and a sweet grandma cardigan.
That's all I got for you today.  Have at it.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Frugal Fridays - Shoes Duh

Something I can't resist is a cute, stylish affordable shoe.  Nothing gets me going like an under $50 find.  I've got you covered. Look no further than Sole Society where almost every shoe is under $50.  Here are some of my favorite picks.  

To shop these looks you'll have to join the "society" by clicking here.  So far, this has been one of the only clubs I've been a part of that don't spam the shit out of you with emails.  It's just shoe heaven.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Remixed Again

I'm beginning to realize two things here, 1. I'm obsessed with chambray shirts (which means I need to go buy more like this one) and 2. I'm obsessed with maxi dresses.  And whoever said they don't make you look skinny, I disagree.  This the the skinniest I've ever looked on the blog. Thank you maxi dress. 

On another note, it's becoming my new favorite thing to layer chambray shirts over things for new looks.  This dress was last seen here, but with temps slowly coming back to a tolerable degree, I can layer it up and switch up the look of this dress.  Maxi dress remix commence.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Just A Little Puppy Love

Today's one of those days that I was just a little on the feisty side. Not sure if it was the awesome cappuccino from this adorable coffee shop I discovered, or the fact that Pork got to be in today's outfit du jour photos.  These are no professional photos, but stay tuned, we've got a fun photo shoot in the works with Sarah Osbourne Photography and Pork-a-lily (her full legal name of course).

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tax Time

 I'm a little obsessed with black and gold.  Mixing these two is becoming a favorite of mine.  It's chic without trying too hard.  This fun necklace is courtesy of Grandma Regina who, as we all know, has impeccable style. 

Didn't realize until after the fact that I was doing some complimentary advertising for "Tax Time".You're welcome Tax Time, you're welcome.  And on that note, you should offer to do my taxes this year for free, just sayin'.

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Necklace Similar | Alternative Apparel Dress | Steve Madden Shoes via Marshalls (similar) | Zara bag Similar | Club Monaco Bracelet | Gold Bar Necklace Urban Outfitters |

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