Friday, September 28, 2012

An actual outfit post!

Top: Old Navy / Jeggings: Kohl's / Booties: Kohl's / Glasses: Firmoo

Whats this? An ACTUAL outfit post?! Yea, I know its Friday, but at least I got 2 in the books this week. Next week will be back to regularly scheduled programming, life has just been a little coo coo latley, and I'm not going to lie and say my outfits haven't taken a hit. I spent most of this week in old glasses, jeans and lame tees. For sure, not blog worthy.

It's my brothers last weekend in town and I think we are going to play it cool and enjoy just a bit more time together. I believe a trip to the Gorge, and wine tasting are in order! What are ya'll up to for this lovely FALL weekend???

Don't forget there's still a little bit of time left on the AWESOME giveaway happening over at For Lauren and Lauren -- Go! Enter! Win!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's OK...

It's OK that I haven't been able to post outfit pics this week... recovering from Seattle and kitty issues took precedence.

It's OK that I splurged and got a cream cheese pumpkin muffin at Starbucks this morning (YUM).

It's OK that its 82 degrees out but I'm wearing my new booties because I couldn't wait any longer to wear them!

It's OK that I'm a worried kitty mama and took my cat to two different vets this week (and spent a LOT of money. Thank God for Care Credit). If I hadn't, she wouldn't be feeling better today.

It's OK that I stayed out too late and drank too much last night because it was my big brother's 30th birthday! Whoop whoop!

It's OK that due to said staying out to late and drinking too much, I slept in late and brought my makeup with me to work... and it's ok that its now 11am and I still haven't put it on.

It's OK to miss cloudy fall days and rain. We don't get much of that here.

It's OK that I haven't made it to the gym at all this week. That always happens at a certain time of the month. Blast.

It's OK that I bought more hair dye. Again.

What are your 'It's OK' moments???

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Another Giveaway and Kitty Issues

Hi new followers from the beautiful Katie @ For Lauren and Lauren!!

If you guys have not been to Katie's (yes another Katie!! :) blog already you should! She's gorgeous, super thrifty and wise beyond her years. I adore her sweet style and inspirational outlook on life.

If that doesnt get you to check her out, this AWESOME giveaway she's having today should! It includes a $20 Kohl's card (via yours truly, you know I love me some Kohl's!), a $15 Target card, and personalized stationary to name a few -- and get this -- its WINNER TAKES ALL! Yes please!


So I know posting has been a little sparse this week, and here's part of the reason why.
If you are new to my little bloggy you may not yet know that I'm a crazy cat lady and I have two beautiful babes of my own. Lately Rosie has been in and out of the vet trying to get a UTI under control, and after my weekend in Seattle I noticed a complete change in her personality. She was hiding, not eating, vomiting and not wanting to be messed with. She is a SUPER cuddly kitty and she didn't want me to pet her or pick her up. I noticed she felt lighter when I tried. We spent some time at the vet and we can't figure out whats wrong with her. She was severely dehydrated and had lost about a pound in the last few weeks. The vet thinks she may have ingested something foreign that's obstructing her bowels, but nothing is showing up on x-rays. She finally ate a little last night and didn't vomit, but she still hasn't had any bowel movements. At this point they are thinking exploratory surgery may be the next step, and that breaks my heart. I dont want to put her through that needlessly, especially for the expense.

Todays plan of attack is to see if she passes any stool, and if not, its back to the vet we go.
I feel awful that she's clearly in pain and no one can figure out why. Please send her happy kitty thoughts and keep your fingers crossed that she goes potty soon!!

I hope you all have a blessed and beautiful day.

Monday, September 24, 2012

I'd like another weekend day please.

Cardi: A&F (similar) / Dress: Target (super old) / Shoes: Michael Kors

Why is Monday always here so soon.
I die.

My posts are likely to be short and sweet this week kids, but I will say we had a blast in Seattle this weekend and I'm super bummed I had to come back last night instead of staying for the Packers/Seahawks game!! BUT we were in some stock footage taken by ESPN this weekend, so keep an eye out if your watching the game - you just might see me!

Hope you all have a lovely start to the week! :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Playing tourist

Top: Kohl's / Jeans: Old Navy / Flats: Target

Happy Friday ya'll!

Thought you'd get through a whole week without seeing a pair of my colored jeans, did you?
C'mon now, you know I can't let that happen! Green jeans it is!

This weekend we are heading to the other side of the mountains to show my bro Seattle, and really to spend some time there ourselves. I'm looking forward to playing tourist! I already left my heart in Portland a couple months ago when we spent a long weekend there, but I feel Seattle may have a similar effect. The boys are staying for the Seattle/Packers game Monday, but I'll hightail it back in time for the work week. Stupid work! Any Seattle-ites have any recommendations of fun places to check out?

Do ya'll have any fun weekend plans??

And, if you haven't already, don't forget to enter the amazeballs giveaway happening over at Shanna's blog!

And now, I'll leave you with this. Quite possibly my favorite kitteh video of all time. She clearly choreographed her fail for our entertainment. Thanks kitteh! (And I hope you survived the fall!)

Have a beautiful weekend friends!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Who wants a free *super cute* infinity scarf?!

Anyone? Anyone?

Go check out the awesome giveaway happening on this beautiful ladies blog today:

First, you should totally follow her because she's one hot momma, and second you should enter to win THIS fabulous scarf! I just purchased one for myself this weekend and wore it HERE. I couldn't be any more in love. Her other gorgeous sponsors are giving away some sweet gift cards and ad space too!


Pajama skirts

Jacket: NY & Co. (similar) / Tee: AE (similar) / Skirt: Old Navy / Cons: Thrifted / Glasses: Firmoo

Hi new followers from BSSS! Welcome :) I hope ya'll stick around!

Lets talk about this skirt for a minute. This very well could be the most comfortable and flattering skirt I own. I happened upon it in Old Navy a couple weeks ago, and I couldn't WAIT to wear it.

I recently read an article in Good Housekeeping (yes I get Good Housekeeping) about one woman's dirty little secret. She would *gasp* sleep in her clothes sometimes, and then get up and keep right on wearing them the next day! While I haven't done this since college, it did get me (and my extreme morning laziness) thinking. IF I was to ever do that, I would definitely do it in this skirt. It legitimately feels like pajamas. And there ain't nothin' wrong with that.

Have you ever slept in your clothes and woke up and kept right on wearing them the next day??

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lunch with the Governor

Dress: Kohl's / Belt: AE / Shoes: AE / Earrings: AE

I am beyond thrilled its Wednesday. This week has been tough and I'm looking forward to the weekend already.

Ok so I didnt exactly have lunch WITH the Governor, but she was there, so it counts! Yesterday I was invited to a TRIDEC luncheon as a guest of one of our board members. We recently built a website for a new book he authored and he invited us as a thank you. The food was only so-so, but the Governor was speaking on area issues and it was definitely interesting. I wore this outfit because I thought it mixed young and creative with professional fairly well. Looking at the photos now I think it may have been a tad short, but I felt good in it nonetheless.

Now I'm off to the gym for my regular lunch hour workout, and its much needed today!

Have a lovely day ya'll!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mustard and Plums

Dress: Target / Cardi: Maurices (similar) / Scarf: Kohl's / Shoes: Target (similar)

It's been a minute since I've worn this dress. I wore it lots in the late spring/early summer, and now its been hanging in my closet since July, waiting for a fresh wear. I don't know that this outfit is mind blowing or anything, but I do know that I still love this dress and this off-kilter color, and I didn't know how much I'd love purple with it! Don't you love when you randomly come across new color combinations??

Linking up!
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And also, check me out over at another beautiful Katie's blog - For Lauren and Lauren!

Monday, September 17, 2012

I am Batman?

Tee: Amazon / Jeans: Rock & Republic for Kohl's / Flats: Target / Glasses: Firmoo

I actually feel bad for Monday's a little bit. No one likes them, and its not really their fault. Or is it?

When I got to work today there was a cat sitting on our stoop. I think it was a sign that this day is going to get much better. I hope so anyway. I went out to see her and she was a very friendly babe. I thought about feeding her something as she seemed a little on the thin side, but I knew if I did that she'd never leave, and she was already following me around crying. I felt awful going back inside as she seemed to love the attention, but sadly, I had to get to work, and I knew B wouldn't let me bring home another cat.

Oh the woes of the crazy cat lady.

On an unrelated note, I really like Batman. And it was casual Friday. 'Nuff said.

Friday, September 14, 2012

3 out of 5

Tank: Old Navy (similar) / Jeans: Old Navy / Cardi: AE / Flats: Target

We've survived another week ya'll.

And I survived in another pair of colored pants. 3/5 days this week. Yup. I thought I had a problem a few days ago, and I KNOW I do now. But I couldn't ignore these beautiful mustard color pants. They are a perfect shade that makes them almost a neutral, no?

Lilly agrees. That's why she photobombed my picture.

I'm looking forward to a chill weekend of using my Kohl's coupons, wine tasting, kayaking and grilling out, hoping to extend summer just a tad (it's still pretty toasty here in the Tri-Cities). What are ya'lls plans??

Wishing you a beautiful and peaceful weekend!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's OK...

Top: Old Navy / Jeans: AE / Wedges: Super old, Bongo... probably from Kohl's?

Normally I do a Thursday remix, but ya'll with my brother in town and and juggling entertaining, work, working out, etc. I'm sleeping very little and feel blessed to even have semi-blog worthy outfits to post. So for the next few weeks, the Thursday remix may or may not be happening, and in its place I'll do the lovely 'Its OK' post:

-It's OK to not have time to think about my clothes as much as normal, and miss my own self-imposed blog deadlines.

-It's OK to stay up with your brother (and amazing boyfriend) until 1am chatting and playing video games, even when you have to work the next day, because you live 2,000 miles apart and don't get to see each other as much as you used to.

-It's OK to go to the mall to return an item, and leave with 4 more. Oops.

-It's OK to be a little late to work ONCE IN AWHILE. Shiz happens!

-It's OK to be thinking about dying my hair again already.

-It's OK to do a little happy dance when you peel the sticker off the Kohl's coupon book and you got the 30% off-er!

-It's OK to quickmix your John Mayer, Enya and Harry Potter soundtrack Pandora stations and love every. single. song. that comes on.

That was fun kids. I may just do that again next week. Hope you all have a beautiful Thursday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My name is Katie and I have a problem.

Tee: DMB merch / Jeans: AE / Shoes: Toms


Guys. I have a problem. Srsly.

I can. not. stop. wearing my burgundy jeggings. I mean. I wore them today. And here. And here. And I may or may not have worn them in between and not posted.

And I've only had them for a month.

P.S. These glasses are fake. I wore them to feel more hipster. It was unsuccessful.
P.P.S. I haven't washed my hair since Saturday. Apparently, red hides greasiness. Another bonus for the red hair!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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EBEW: Back to school

Cardi: Target (similar) / Tee: AE / Jeggings: Simply Vera Vera Wang via Kohl's / Shoes: Toms

I'm not really going back to school. In fact, I haven't been back to school in about 6 years. (Whoa.)

But if I was going back to school, this ensemble is definitely something I'd be wearing in that first week. Super comfy and casual and a little bit chic, it's perfect for checking out a new semesters classes and getting into a new routine... hitting the Starbucks on campus and sitting outside the AJ building people watching while eating my lunch... reading a book in the lawn for awhile and then casually strolling back to Beacon Hill for a cookout and a few beers with my roomies and neighbors...

Oh HEY back to reality. Just a little reminiscing on the 'ole Ball State days. Go Cardinals!

Happy Tuesday ya'll!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

So lift up your eyes, lift up your heart

Dress: Target / Blouse: Shop in Leavenworth / Necklace: Maurices

If you haven't noticed I still have Dave Matthews on the brain in a major way. His new album comes out Tuesday and I'm stoked. I love every single track I've heard already! I didn't share much with this crazy week, but last weekend I mentioned B and I went to see DMB at the Gorge here in Washington (same place we saw the country music fest a month or so ago!). Its a GORGEOUS venue and its so fun to camp and see 3 nights of great music. The second night we had pit tickets which was AMAZING - we were less then 100ft. from the band. Epic. We had seats the 3rd night, and the first night we just had lawn, but even that is super fun with the gorgeous views. Here's a few pics:

The Dave community is so fun. I was into DMB well before I ever met B, but wasn't a rabid fan like he is. (He's literally been to over 65 Dave shows). When I met him and I started seeing them live, I was hooked. I have officially seen 7 Dave shows (they add up quick). At these weekend shows you meet so many cool people - our neighbors for camping were awesome! The DMB community is like a big ole family, and there is literally people of all ages going to the shows. Anyway, if you haven't seen them live and are remotely into their music, I HIGHLY recommend doing so!

My bro will be here in the morning - hooray! I hope ya'll have a beautiful weekend :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday Remix

Tee: AE / Skirt: Target / Scarf: AE (similar) / Glasses: OGI Eyewear

Remixing it up with my maxi from last week! Frankly, I still have a hard time 'mixing' my maxi skirts, but I thought the monochromatic at least added a little different spin to it!

So far, today is feeling much better then yesterday. I have an appointment that gets me out of the office a little bit this afternoon, which is always nice, and my bro is also leaving Chi-town via train this afternoon to come out to visit for a few weeks, and I can't wait for him to be here! We've been here almost a year but aside from B's parents, no family has been out to visit, so I'm excited to show him where we live! Guess that means I ought to get on cleaning the apartment!

What do you guys think I should remix next week??
If you need a reminder of my last few remixes, check check check it out -

Oh yea, and I dyed my hair again. Whoopsie! Once I start I just can't stop! Are you guys feeling the red? I'm only ok with it, but it's a fun intermediary color before digging into to a darker brunette!

Hope you have a lovely day today ya'll!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gotta do much more then believe if we wanna see the world change

Top: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's / Pants: Gap (similar) / Shoes: AE

Its been one of 'those days' today. So I don't really have a ton to share other then -- here's my outfit! Its exceptionally hard to go back to work after a long weekend isn't it? That's why I decided to head back in something comfy. Voila!

Hopefully I'll be less stressed and a tad happier tomorrow ya'll. Thanks for bearing with me!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Copycat Friday

GAH! I hate when I don't schedule my posts correctly and they don't post. I totally missed Copycat Friday, but I'm posting anyway, 'cuz my outfit was dern cute!
Today I didn't copycat a person - I copied a pin!

I saw this cute little ensemble floating around Pinterest and it looked sooooooooo comfortable and cute! I knew I had just the pieces to recreate it.

It's casual, comfortable, sweet and a little romantic. It's perfect for my office as the days have cooled into the low 80's but the A/C in the office is still in high gear. Plus we all know I love my Toms and I'm ALWAYS trying to find fun new ways to wear them!

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