Book Club + Bad Hair Day

‘Nuf said.  Right? {fedora Forever21, cardigan JCrew}

Austin, TX

I decided to surprise Nicole by showing up at her house for her birthday!  The look on her face was priceless – from annoyance (I had my fat thumb covering the peephole, lol) to sheer delight!  She says it was the best present possible.  The decision to go was a bit last minute, so I wasn’t […]

Easter Bunny

This is the Easter Dress I spent days searching for (read: I stumbled upon it cutting through the women’s clothing to get to the Toddler clothing section!)  Tweaked the hemline just a smidge, added a skinny patent leather belt, and wah-la: {dress Apt. 9 belt Chaps shoes Kate Spade jacket Banana Republic necklace c/o the Mr.} p.s. These […]

Colorblocking: Black and White Edition

Who said black and white weren’t colors? If there are two vices I haven’t been able to shake, it’s my rebellious nature, and my inability to turn homework assignments in on time! Here’s my picture essay on colorblocking/bold stripes: I know.  Shocking, my use of colors, lol!  I call this “How to wear black & […]

The Marriage of Figaro…..in sequins

This past weekend my husband and I attended the finale to a great season of Opera at the Lyric Theater – The Marriage of Figaro.  I love the opera for two reasons; first, I love the music and second, I. love. dressing. up.  It was a bit cool in Kansas City, which was actually perfect for my newest “opera” skirt.  […]

The Big Bang Theory

DIY- When and how to bang   If you can answer yes to any of these questions then you need bangs; Thin hair? High forehead? Uneven hairline? Forehead wrinkles? Uneven eyebrows? You need bangs!  And you can do it yourself if you follow some simple rules; 1. Most people don’t look good with even bangs […]

Ugly is in the Eye of the Beholder

No, really.  It is.  Some days I can’t decide if I think this dress is ugly or not.  I’m looking for opinions here: (and please excuse my plant that keeps trying to get in all of my pictures!  He thinks he photogenic, lol!)   Regardless of the dress (and the fact that they are completely […]

The Casual Tuxedo?

This post is tough for me.  I’ve debated posting it.  This is life however, so here it is: My little family was all set and excited to see the Angels vs. Royals baseball game.  I actually thought long and hard about what I would wear – I wanted it to be something comfortable and functional […]

Chevron Move Over

What can I say?  I love this skirt.  skirt Forever 21, tee vintage, jacket vintage, bracelet Vera Wang, sandals Steve Madden In my book, this skirt gets the Triple PPP rating 🙂

Wheels and Fields Charity Event

The event came and went.  It was fun (but honestly, automobiles really aren’t my thing,) although I do think the vehicles of the late 19th century and early 20th century had so much panache.  I had stopped at a few vintage/consignment stores looking for something of the 20s flapper variety, but gave up before finding the […]

JCrew trip!

No, I’m not accompanying them on their next photo shoot, which is sure to be in yet another fabulous location (read: totally envious.)  I did stop by their store for some much needed retail therapy and this is what I found: I love going to JCrew.  Something about their stores makes me be more creative, […]

Polka Dots

This picture hardly does these shoes justice, but please know – they are supercute in person (in navy and white!) forever21, $22.80

Could this be the one?

Last week, forever21, Jenny Woven hat, $12.80.  I have to admit I saw this hat online first, and when I tried it on in the store, I. fell. in. love. By the way, this is one of my most favorite sweatshirts!  It sure beats the hoodie look, right?

Espadrilles are so 50s, right?

I found myself at Old Navy, and stumbled across these cute espadrilles.  With the outfit I had worn that day, I felt a bit 1950s, early 1960s-ish.  Cute enough, I suppose, but I’m not sold on the peep toe – something seems wrong with it!  You can’t tell by my meager cell phone pic, but […]

The perfect pearl

In 2007, my husband and I received a Christmas card featuring a family picture. The lovely wife in the photograph was wearing the most fabulous pearl ring, evah!  I wanted one.  This is what I got.  I thought I was perfectly happy with it until I came across this Simply Vera Vera Wang at kohls.com. While the Vera […]