Friday, September 19, 2014

Twenty Things

Happy Friday!!  I never thought this day would get here!

My sweet friend Jennifer (also a blogger, so go check her out) tagged me to participate in a 20 things about me post.  I am going to try to make them interesting, but some things I may have told you…



1.  I am a sleeper.  I LOVE to sleep.  I like to go to bed early and wake up late.  I seriously need way more sleep than the average person.  The hubs doesn't understand how I can sleep so much.

2.  I am a compulsive list maker.  I love to make lists - to do lists, shopping lists, lists for my lists...

3.  I am a Starbucks junkie, and I am not ashamed of it.  I don't know how to make coffee.  I go every morning to Starbucks and the baristas all know me.  I like a non-fat, no whip mocha when I want something warm, and a coffee frappachino with skim milk for cold.

4.  I have three favorite tv shows and I am obsessed with all three - Friends, Sex and the City and Gossip Girl.  I can make a Friends reference for almost any situation and can recite it on command.  I could watch any of these shows over and over and over and never get tired of them.

5.  I love to read.  I will pretty much read anything and rarely put down a book.

6.  I love the beach.  I haven't been since our beach wedding 4 years ago, but I am dying to go back.

7.  I invite myself on other people's vacation.  Wherever they are going, I ask if I can come.  Unless they are doing something like camping.  Nikki doesn't do nature.  No one has ever taken me on their vacation before, but I am hoping someday a nice person will let me tag along.

8.  I consider my dogs my children.  I refer to them as "the boys."  I may or may not spoil them like crazy.  But I love them so much and they are so cute that they deserve it!

9.  I don't eat red meat.  I haven't since I was 18.  It isn't like a health thing or anything, I just don't like it any more.

10.  I love clean sheets.  If I could have clean sheets on my bed every day, I would.  But I don't have the time or that many sets of sheets.

11.  I am allergic to nuts.  Technically I am allergic to peanuts, but I stay away from all nuts.  And no, I don't hate that I can't eat Reese's because I have never had them, therefore do not miss them.  (You would be surprised how many people have asked me that).  And no, it wouldn't be fun to use my Epipen.

12.  I am super impatient.  I get really wrapped up in projects and want everything to be done NOW.

13.  I love sweets.  Ice cream, cupcakes, cake, cookies… But I am not a candy lover.

14.  I never lived away from Memphis until the hubs and I moved to Jackson.

15.  I am a little envious of people that have lots of friends.  I have few... very few, in fact.  I am talking about hanging out friends, not blogger friends.  I am lucky I have blogger friends.  But I have never had many friends, so it is something that I am OK with.  But if you did want to be my friend, I am totally available.

16.  I only drink water and my Starbucks.  I don't drink soft drinks, juice, milk… On the weekends I will have beer and/or wine.  The only time I drink orange juice is if I make a smoothie.

17.  I spend a LOT of time alone.  And by alone, I mean alone with my dogs.  The hubs is in his third year of law school, and I don't have any friends in Jackson, so I hang out with my boys a lot.  Oh yeah and I go to yoga a lot.

18.  I am super sarcastic.  My husband doesn't understand sarcasm at all.  I have to point out when I am being sarcastic a lot.

19.  I am not a big makeup girl.  I wear some concealer and a little bronzer.  Sometimes I wear eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.  I rarely try new products or experiment with makeup.  But I do love nail polish.

20.  It freaks me out that people my age are having babies and it is OK… like it is on purpose and not an accident.  I realize I am 27, but a lot of times I feel like I am still about 20.


So that is 20 things about me… If you want to share some things about yourself or write a post about you, I would love to read it!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Transitioning with Leopard


I'm so happy it is Thursday.  It has been a really crazy week.  I have been playing catch up since I wasn't around this past weekend, and work has been kind of hectic on top of that.  So I am really needing a nice, quiet weekend.  

To be honest, I have the habit of overextending myself.  I like to be busy, but sometimes I take on too much.  I am not complaining.  I bring it on myself.  Plus I don't do well with down time.  My brain is ALWAYS going, which creates more projects for me to think up.  So the busier I am, the better.  




On to the fashion talk!  This skirt is from last year's Philip Lim x Target collection, and it is still one of my favorites.  And it makes a great transition piece.  And it looks great with this gingham shirt.  

Shirt: old (similar); Skirt: Philip Lim x Target (similar); Shoes: Banana Republic (similar)

Have a great day! 

Linking up for Spotlight of the Week, What I Wore to Work

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Favorites

Believe it or not, I haven't bought a single fall item yet.  Actually I really haven't bought anything recently.  Of course there are plenty of things that I want, but I am not quite ready to commit.

I do have a few things that I am definitely on the hunt for this fall - a great leather (faux because I can't afford real) moto jacket, a leather midi skirt (again faux), a leopard jacket (not that it gets cold enough for it), a couple of new dresses and skirts to wear with boots, some chunky knits and anything plaid I can get my hands on…




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So what are you wishing for for fall?

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Shoesday Week #111

Happy Tuesday all.  I am so glad Monday is over, I could just cry.  It was a really busy, insane day at work yesterday.

So this crazy thing happened on Saturday.  I got up and it wasn't 150 degrees out.  You could walk outside and not be gasping for air.  Now, it wasn't like 70s fall type weather, but that relief from the heat was incredible.  It makes me think that just maybe a little bit of fall weather might be headed here… someday.  

I decided this week's Tuesday Shoesday should celebrate the eventual arrival of fall.  Here are a few of my picks for fall shoes.


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Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

White After Labor Day


Happy Monday all.  I hope you all had a good weekend.  Believe it or not, I am actually really glad it is Monday.  This may be the first time ever.  I started my yoga teacher training this past weekend, and it was INTENSE.  We went Friday 5:30-9, Saturday 8-6, Sunday 8-7.  We took six classes plus a ton of learning.  I am physically and mentally exhausted.  We have 9 weeks of this over the next 9 months (one a month).  My body may never recover…

Anyway, on to today's topic of white after Labor Day.  I hope no one follows that silly rule.  And if you do, stop.  If you live in the south, it stays summer time hot long after Labor Day, so there is no reason not to dress like it.  And when you are ready for fall, there are plenty of ways to transition your white into fall.  



I paired my white denim with burgundy booties and a navy top.  The darker colors help transition the white, plus adding booties with anything can make it feel a little more like fall.  

Shirt: J. Crew; Jeans: Gap (similar); Shoes: Shoemint (similar)

So the lesson for today is White After Labor Day is a DO.

Have a good day!

Linking up for How I Fall, Random Wednesday

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fashion Week Review

Spring/Summer '15 fashion week has come to an end! So now it is time for a little review of the week with some favorite shows and of course street style.



Not surprising, I could not get enough of the Kate Spade presentation.  The cuts, the colors, the prints.  It was all amazing.  And I am madly in love with all of the scallops!



Emerging' designer Whitney Pozgay's line Whit was really amazing.  








all images from Style

And now for a little street style…









Street Style images from Harper's Bazaar

So what did you think about the Spring/Summer shows?  Who were your favorites?  Anyone you were disappointed in?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Lesson in Layering


Happy Thursday all!  Aren't you glad it is Thursday and not Monday?  I am! 

You should know by now that I love to layer.  And today's lesson is that you can layer even when it is hot outside.  Layering doesn't have to be bulky or cumbersome. 




I layered a sleeveless knit dress under a short sleeved chambray shirt to create a new look without adding too much extra fabric (most of the time I layer the chambray under the dress).

Shirt: J. Crew Factory; Dress (worn as a skirt): J. Crew (similar); Shoes: Vince Camuto (love these)

Have a great day!

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