Friday, March 30, 2012

Fashion Friday- Recent Celeb Looks

So glad it's Friday!

Got a busy weekend ahead of me, but I couldn't

wait to share these 5 recent looks with everyone...

I usually don't really like what Angelina wears, but here I think she hit it out of the park.

It's something different for her and switching it up is always a good thing.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

OOTD- Anthropologie Banded Lace Skirt

I love this anthro skirt I scored on super markdown. It's really pretty and the details are beautiful.

2. My greatest weakness is caffeine! I try to keep the addiction in check and I don't really drink THAT much, but I realize how I absolutely feel AWFUL when I don't have it. I think there's something wrong with me, I'm getting sick, etc and then it hits me- " I haven't had any caffeine today." It's a problem, but it does so much for my mood, productivity, and general overall well being.

3. People always compliment me on my smile. Just today at work I was told I had a pretty smile. It made my day!

4. If you found me procrastinating you'd probably find me watching TV, surfing the net, or taking a nap.

5. The most cozy place in all the world is next to a fire on a cold night.

6. Something new that I tried recently was raw sushi with caviar- it was actually good! I usually stick to the cooked stuff but was feeling adventurous.

7. This weekend I would like to get some sleep! I stayed up WAY too late last night and I have a feeling it's going to take me a few days to recover.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Recent Snapshots

A few small things going on in my life recently...

Adding to the owl obsession...

Pinterest inspired wall art done with a ton of help from my S-I-L
(ok, ok, she practically made the whole thing!)
The background is cut up book pages.
Loving this little pic I found in a Warhol book:
(Beauty is shoe, shoe beauty)

The print on a new sweater- my two favorite colors!

Another sweater from Urban Outfitters, I absolutely LOVE the cupcake on it, but the fit was off. Going back to the store, but I had to take a pic first
I scored this awesome mug on clearance @ Starbucks for half price.
I LOVE vespas!
I am also IN LOVE with LINK! Any other Zelda gamers out there?

The new edition is pretty cool- I'm working on my own game, by my little bro had it beat in matter of days. That's why I call him The Wizard.
(If you haven't ever seen this movie- DO IT! It's a classic in my family.)
~Skyward Sword~
Chocolate cupcakes with cream filling and chocolate whipped cream topping.
These were amazing!!! (courtesy of my S-I-L, of course. She's the cupcake wizard!!)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Floral Dress is Back

(See the way I wore this dress last here.)

This dress is so easy to slip on, it's becoming one of my go-to's for all seasons.

Last time the 3/4 sleeves were enough to keep me warm- this time I added a cardi, tights, and some ankle boots.

Gotta love such a low cost per wear when this dress was less than $20!

Happy Tuesday, everyone- hope you're having a great week!

Knit Socks!!

Look what my sister in law made me!

How sweet are these?

She always hand makes the best things, and these are seriously cool!

Friday, March 23, 2012

100% Diamond Ring

Check this out:

This is seriously cool- the ring below is made entirely out of ONE diamond...

It's 150 carats(!) that took a year to
carve out with LASERS(!!) and is expected to sell for
70 MILLION dollars(!!!)


I'm impressed-

I wonder how it feels to slip that baby on your finger...


a girl can dream, can't she?

(read the article about it here)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

OOTD- Anthropologie Flared & Cabled Sweater Dress

This Flared & Cabled Sweater Dress is one of those pieces that is so comfy and easy to wear, I wish I had it in every color of the rainbow.

Or at least the three colors it came in.

It took me a while to decide which one to get, since I really liked the choices and they each seemed unique in their own way.

I definitely gravitated toward the mustard, but in the end the cream won out, and I love the color IRL.
Perfect for this pseudo winter we had and will carry me straight into spring.

Pretty little dresses all in a row

Today is Friday,
the day we fill blanks.

1. My favorite color is yellow!

3. Other people always tell me I look good in the color (red...I think a lot of really dark-haired brunettes probably get that too)- I DO GET THAT A LOT- GO FIGURE!

4. The color I detest is brown. I wear it every once in a while- but it's not a fave of mine.

5. If you were to look in my closet most of the colors you'd see would be bright patterns. I love swirls of color and most of my skirts are printed.

6. A color that I simply cannot pull off no matter how hard I try is cream- I love it and keep buying things in that color, but I don't know if it's the most flattering on me (see above OOTD- I keep trying!)

7. The color of my favorite dress is bright blue with bright pink at the bottom. But that's just one of my favorites- I have a lot!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Crossbody Bags

I am OBSESSED with any and all cross body bags. I have owned a few messenger bags before,

but I really like the satchel style bags that are everywhere right now.

I found these bags on clearance at the mighty Target for $7 each.

Can you believe it?

They were such a great deal, I took home all three.

The clearance section really can't be beat, because online the same purse was still selling full price for $29.99. That's a difference big enough to justify a jaunt to the store.

P.S. I also have a slight animal obsession! :-)

Love the triple strap!

Hot pink lining.

Basic black with stitching details and neat hardware.
Parking lot pic! Running around town with my new bag.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Food Pics

Food pics to hopefully make your Sunday night a little better!

My SIL made spanakopita (a Greek dish with spinach & feta wrapped in phyllo.)

It was SO GOOD!
Hot chocolate with a pile of mini marshmallows.
Another SIL creation- shortbread nutella sandwich cookies. Cut into flowers!

Ice cream sundae topped with whipped cream in a goblet.

It has been pouring for a weeks straight and this morning we got snow!

Here's the view from the back door of my parent's house.

I love adult snow days- just hope it clears up tonight or tomorrow.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

"You need to offer...two things."

Been watching Celebrity Apprentice.

Kinda obsessed.

I have watched from the beginning, but this season is really good. Or maybe I was just eager to watch new episodes.

I'm team Lou, team Penn and am hating Debbie.

And another thing- does anyone else realize how much Adam Corolla looks
like Anthony Bourdain?

I swear they must be related someHOW- they could be BROTHERS!!

Have a great Sunday, everyone- try to relax if you can!