Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Sparkle & a Fashion Rant

Hey friends!! We're getting closer and closer to Christmas!! Just 3 days away, YIKES!! I still have to get something together for my man! Speaking of that handsome guy... he just called me for a spontaneous afternoon date, so I am going to make this quick so I can head out and see what surprises are awaiting me. Fun times!! 

Who's done with their shopping??

Who's barely begun?
{unfortunately I'm in the latter group!!}

I am going to wear this downtown for some shopping and whatever surprise outing the bf has planned. 
Sorry I didn't get any photos of my shoes. Gr.. they are black patent JS stilettos!

Um, also, something I've been noticing lately- women in boot cut jeans with them tucked in to their boots!!! What's up with that?? Does this totally drive anyone else NUTS?? I was tweeting about it this week, haha!

basic tank: Old Navy
lace top- Victoria's Secret
 7 For All Humanity 'A' Pocket boot cut jeans- Nordstrom
black stilettos- Jessica Simpson Collection
bangles- H & M
hoop earrings- Bebe

Happy Last Minute Shopping!!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekend Threads: Camo Style!

Hey all!! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!! I wore this outfit yesterday on a late lunch date to Typhoon! with my man. I had the Crab Phad Thai dish as per usual, and it is AH-MAZING!! For real! If you like crab it's a must-have!!

Cape: Nordstrom by Hinge {40% off now here}
Tank: H&M
Camo Skinny Cargos: Jessica Simpson Collection
Stilettos: Macy's by Jessica Simpson
Hat: American Eagle

We had a really fun time together!

I LOVE this sweater {also worn here}!! It is seriously so comfortable and so warm. I think next time I wear it I'm going to belt it. So my brothers like to make fun of these pants, but I think camo can be really stylish. BE HONEST, what do you think about camo? I won't be offended if you don't like it, I'm just curious what you other fashionistas think!! I like it a lot, I just don't think it's a pattern to mix another pattern with without looking tacky. If anyone has successfully done this, please show me the link! I'd love to see!!
I added the hat on my way out the door and I thought it was a fun addition to this look. I really love hats!

I hope everyone's week is starting off well!

Who's done with Christmas shopping??

Who hasn't started yet??

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday FBFF

Katy over at ModlyChic, is the founder of Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday {FBFF}. Each week, Katy puts some thought provoking questions together and emails them to us. On Friday we all post our responses. It's s a fun, diverse and creative blog community! If you're interested in being a part of this fabulous group, head over to Katy's FBFF page for details!

1. No holiday party is complete without:

MUSIC!! I love me some Christmas jams!!

2. My favorite Christmas song/album:

I have a few and they're kinda old:

Luther Vandross: This is Christmas
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas, especially this song!
Bebe & CeCe: First Christmas, and this song

My all time favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night, I like the one by Mariah Carey

3. My favorite seasonal recipe:

Buckeyes!! YUM- the best combo of peanut butter and chocolate... heavenly!

Buckeyes I Recipe
 4. The perfect New Year's Eve outfit includes:

Sparkles and HIGH heels!!

5. At the parties, I'll be drinking:

Champagne or Water

6. Eggnog, good or bad?


7. Did you ever take pictures on Santa's lap at the mall?

Totally! I wish I had an electronic copy to post :)

8. Gingerbread Latte or Peppermint Mocha:

Soy Peppermint Mocha all the way.

9. Worst gift I ever got:

I can't think of one... I usually get good stuff!

10. Best gift I ever received:

Sounds cliche, but my family and friends... that's what first came to mind. I honestly can't think of a material gift that really rocked my world enough to recall.

11. My family has this weird tradition:

None of ours are weird, just very fun. We bowl after Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas Eve after church we head over to RingSide Steakhouse courtesy of my dad, where we get to order whatever we please! Steak & Lobster anyone?

12. My best bargain find for a gift this year:

Hmmm... I knitted a couple scarves with yarn I got on sale.

13. If I could only buy all my gifts from one place, I'd shop at:

Anything online. I'm not into the crowded malls and shopping centers.

14. Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer or Frosty the Snowman:

Rudolph, baby!


15. My favorite holiday memory:

Well, every Christmas since we were 4 and 6, my oldest brother and I would wake up earlier than my parents and unwrap one gift and rewrap it. Once everyone was up, that's the one we would open first! It's always been our little secret {Mom, if you're reading this, so sorry but it was super fun all these years!! haha}

16. My favorite Christmas movie:

Home Alone is pretty high on my list.


17. The best part about holiday decorations is:

The smell of my Christmas tree, and houses decorated well with lights!

18. Rip off the wrapping paper or neatly pull off the tape:

I alternate between both.

19. Miracle on 34th Street or It's a Wonderful Life:

'It's a Wonderful Life.' That's my mom's favorite.

20. It doesn't feel like the holiday season until:

Starbucks comes out with the red cups!!

21. All I want for Christmas is:

To spend it with my family and my man!

My brothers & I Christmas Eve Dinner 2010
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Spread the Workout Word!!

Hey everyone!! Remember earlier in the year when I'd tweet or Facebook ya'll, and ask who's working out today? It was so fun to get everyone's responses and to motivate one another, wasn't it? I know it's totally my fault for dropping off the blog for awhile, but I really want to get back to doing that!! It was such a creative way to hear about different ways people are staying in shape, sharing in our successes and failures, motivating each other, and to get our vicarious workout on during injury recoveries and such. Here are a couple of screen shots of you awesome readers commenting on Facebook, or sending me a tweet for me to RT on Twitter:

I also want to start tagging these tweets with #FFFit. Any time you tag a tweet with that, I will go ahead and retweet you! Sound good?

Any other ideas regarding this?

Also, if you wouldn't mind spreading the word by sharing this on Facebook, Google + or Tweeting it that would be GREATLY appreciated!! 

Thanks a bunch!!!
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gingerbread Fun!!

Hi Everyone!!!

I hope this post finds you well and enjoying life wherever you are! I sure am!! I wore this fun little outfit yesterday. After work I was heading over to a friend's house. I have made it a Christmas time tradition for several years now, that her and her husband will take off for a date night and I will decorate gingerbread houses with their two children. It's so fun watching them grow up!! They are now 13 and almost 11, and I started babysitting for them when the 13 year old, Liesl, was only an infant!! Wow, time flies when you're watching kiddos grow up, doesn't it?? I truly adore these kids. There's a photo at the end of Liesl and I with some of the gingerbread houses. 

red top - Nordstrom
vest- H & M
skinny jeans - Nordstrom by Hudson
boots - Steve by Steve Madden

the secret to holding these fine houses together: GLUE GUNS 

Do you have any traditions for this time of year?? 
What are they?

Happy Holidays!!

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