Tuesday, January 31, 2012


 Shirt: Kohls
Button Up: Thrifted
Jeans: Target
Boots: GoJane (similar)
Necklace: Thrifted

Lately, I have been loving wearing a button up under a tee. Maybe for the warmth of an extra layer or just because a collar makes you look "more professional." Whatever it may be, this is my latest trend and I will be sticking to it till spring comes.
(Also seen here and here).

What trend, whether your own or not, are you into right now?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Chicken Food

Sweater: Thrifted (similar)
Shirt: JCPenney
Jeans: Target (exact)
Boots: Kohls (similar)
Hat: Oakley (similar)

How was your weekend? Mine was spent doing wedding stuff (like every weekend so far and every weekend in the future), filled with yummy food, and relaxing with Matt. Since the beginning of the year, Matt and I have been eating more healthy and working out a lot more. I have been looking for new healthier recipes that are easy but also delicious. This weekend we tried slow cooker chicken (it shreds great) that I found on Pinterest. They were super yummy and makes a ton of food. So Saturday we had tacos and Sunday I used the chicken on homemade pizza. Now I just need a recipe for tonight where I can use that chicken. Any ideas?

Today I am participating in Two Birds Inspiration Monday! Love Taylor Swift's laid back style this week. Perfect for weekend errands!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The "It" List 1/27/12

Happy Friday ladies!
Enjoy these great links this weekend...
  • suze wears clothes brings us words of inspiration each and every Sunday. I love this week's installment, especially this colorful quote on joy! (find suze wears clothes on twitter!)
  • gs lillian found these adorable "spike" necklaces at Target... pop on by her blog to see what other fun pieces she found - including a few that are perfect for Valentine's Day! (find gs lillian on twitter!)
  • my soul is the sky is back with another great hair tutorial - this one, the 'bohemian side braids' look great on her and have inspired me to try a similar style! (find my soul is the sky on twitter!)
  • what the frock recreates an outfit featuring a neon skirt, a cozy sweater and an unusual hem-line.  Sound like fun? It is! (find what the frock on twitter!)
  • live a lot goes for the all black outfit.  Do you ever fall back on this simple outfit formula? It happens to be one of my favorites! Check out her look!
  • rachael really looks stunning in stripes and faux fur.  Then she adds red wellies and a pearl necklace for the win! (find rachael really on twitter!)
  • free to be stacia lee is hosting a giveaway for a gorgeous amethyst necklace. Stop by her blog to enter! (find free to be stacia lee on twitter!)
  • here & now sports the perfect weekend outfit and looks fabulous doing it!  Especially since she had just run a 5K that day!  You go girl! 
  • fabulously average is rocking what she calls "the new neutrals" - and I couldn't agree with her more, they totally are!  What are the "new neutrals"? You'll have to stop by her blog to find out! (find fabulously average on twitter!)
  • behind the dressing room door has the perfect accessory for cold winter days - a bold and colorful scarf!  See how she styled it! (find behind the dressing room door on twitter!)
  • the capital barbie tracks down some absolute darling bowed-tops. I love how feminine and flirty these tops are! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • sweetie pie style takes this mint green maxi dress and styles it three ways that are perfect for late winter into spring! It's so versatile! (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)
  • a fashion fixation introduces us to a new online shop called Vestique - have you heard of it? I love their bold and colorful selection, like this blazer! (find a fashion fixation on twitter!)
  • the tiemann girls are showing off their gorgeous taupe finds from Target!  Taupe never looked so good ladies! (find the tiemann girls on twitter!)
  • stay in the lines makes homemade oreo cookies.  I think I know how I'll be spending a cold, winter Saturday in my near future - baking and eating these! (find stay in the lines on twitter!)
the IT list is produced weekly by Jill of good life - for information on how you can be involved, click here!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Friday

Shirt: Kohls (similar)
Jeans: Target 
Flats: Target
Necklace: AE and Etsy Shop
Glasses: Essi Eyewear

Yay it's Thursday, which means it's my Friday. This week has seemed to be dragging on. Could be my lack of sleep because Oscar thinks he needs to go out a couple times a night. Kind of disrupts your sleep and I can't seem to figure out his problem.

Maybe a walk will in the evening will help since it is slowly getting lighter in the evenings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oh Meetings

Vest: F21 (similar)
Shirt: JCPenneys
Pants: Kohls
Shoes: Target
Necklaces: Etsy Shop and Thrifted

Oh meetings! They both interest me and bore me at the same time. But it is a good way to break up the day. My workday started with a staff meeting, which can be a good or bad way to start the day. Today it was good! Now I need to get focused on work and maybe wandering the building to see where they placed the extra donuts. (Shh don't tell! I may be cheating on our pre-wedding diet/workout.)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Girl Scouts

Cardigan: Target
Shirt: JCPenneys
Skirt: Target (similar)
Tights: Walmart
Flats: Target
Belt: Thrifted

Surely, it is one of my favorite times of the year. Don't get me wrong but I love Thanksgiving to New Year and of course June 4th but right now is pretty great too. It's because the Girl Scouts are out in full force selling their delicious cookies (as I sit here munching on a samoa). Basically, I love cookies but Girl Scout cookies are something special and close to my heart as I was a Girl Scout back in the day. Yummy!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Silly Dog

(Cardigan: Walmart, Shirt: F21, Leggings: UrbanOG, Socks: Vera Wang via Kohls, Boots: UrbanOG, Glasses: Gift)

All black reminds me of my dog, Oscar, as he is mostly black with a little white on his tummy and paws. Which brings me to a story about him. This weekend Matt and I were both sitting on the couch and Oscar jump up to sit with us. He didn't quite make it and his chest/tummy landed on Matt's leg. He made the most funny sounding grunt noise like the wind was knocked out of him. Anyway, Oscar just laid there looking at us while we laughed. He then got down, jumped up again and snuggled up under the blanket with me. He is silly!

Today I am again participating in Two Birds Inspiration Monday! The look is Eva Longoria. The look is great even though I typically don't wear much black!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Sunday

 (Shirt: Old Navy, Undershirt: SO via Kohls, Leggings and Boots: UrbanOG, Scarf: Thrifted)

Typically, I hate Sundays because that means the next day is Monday and that means work. But this Sunday just seems different. Maybe that is because I was up early and got the chores done. With the exception of going to the gym, I plan on spending the rest of the day on the couch. Have a great Sunday!

Friday, January 20, 2012

The "It" List 1/20/12

Happy Friday!  
Take some time to warm up this weekend and check out these awesome links!

  • gs lillian says "yes" to the sweater skirt.  She seriously rocks this look and has me wanting a sweater skirt for myself! (find gs lillian on twitter!)
  • rachael, really makes "four eyes" look impossibly chic. Go check out her new glasses and fabulous  red shoes! (find rachael, really on twitter!)
  • the tiemann girls are crushing on Essie's new spring nail colors!  And because they are loving them so much they are giving some away!  Check out their little giveaway.
  • suze wears clothes is winter-chic, which is a common theme here today! I love her cozy winter look! (find suze wears clothes on twitter!)
  • fabulously average is rocking one of my favorite dresses (which happens to be on super sale right now!) while in Florida.  This look is gorgeous on her! (find fabulously average on twitter!)
  • free to be stacia lee is keeping warm in bright pink! I love bold colors like this for winter, it makes the grey days bearable!
  • my soul is the sky found the perfect red lipstick!  Find out where she bought it and see how it looks on her (hint: very pretty!). (find my soul is the sky on twitter!)
  • the capital barbie is crushing on grape-hues.  And how fabulous is this handbag in purple? You will love the price too! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • what the frock has a fun celebrity copycat look featuring Kristen Bell. I love this outfit for Valentines or a fun date night! (find what the frock on twitter!)
  • live a lot has another fun winter look - she went without tights, but if it's cooler where you are, just add tights!  Check out her look. 
  • here and now is sporting winter white! I absolutely love this look if you have the guts to pull it off - I'm glad here and now reminded me how fun this is! (find here and now on twitter!)
  • behind the dressing room door takes us into the dressing room again for another fun "try on" session. I am loving this unique top that is long in the back and short in the front! Cute! (find behind the dressing room door on twitter!)
  • sweetie pie style found these super fun crocheted flats from The Sak that are so bright and fun for spring!  Check out more styles on her blog as well. (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)
  • a fashion fixation is rocking one of my favorite trends that was here and then gone and is now back! Boyfriend jeans.  Check out how she styles them! (find a fashion fixation on twitter!)
the IT list is produced weekly by jill of good life, for information on how you can be involved - click here!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Indoor Pictures

 (Cardigan, Jeans and Shoes: Target, Shirt: SO via Kohls, Earrings: AE)
Is it daylight savings yet? Or even spring? I am sick of going to work in the dark and getting home in the dark. And along with that I am tired of taking indoor pictures all week long. The quality of them just isn't as good as the outdoor ones. I know the days are slowly getting longer and I will be able to take pictures soon enough.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wedding Stress

(Shirt: Target, Jeans: Thrifted: Shoes: Target, Scarf: Street Vendor in SF, Belt: Thrifted)

Wedding stress it starting to creep up on me slowly. I realized that there is only 2.5 months till my wedding today as I was handing out wedding invitation out at work and as I was shoving them in the mailbox. I can't believe it is so close and I still have so much to do. I just keep thinking take a deep breath and do one thing a time.

Any advise on how I can not be so stressed?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Warm Up

(Shirt: F21, Skirt: Old Navy, Boots: Candies via Kohls, Belt: Thrifted, Necklace: F21)

Last week there was a bit of a warm up with temps in the 60s. For January, that is great and I took full advantage of it. See no tights and bare legs. I love the winter and the snow but it is always nice to have a warm break for a couple of days. Today, however, is not the case with cold, wind and a tiny bit of snow.