Friday, November 30, 2012

Cuffin' it

Jacket: Army Surplus Store. For realz. / Tee: Stylemint / Jeans: Forever 21 / Snood: AE / Shoes: Cons, thrifted. / Glasses: Firmoo (yes I know I have a problem)

So I wore these jeans to work, and typically, I roll them up once or twice due to their length. When I got to work I was on Pinterest (whoops) and I saw a little pin about tips from a J. Crew stylist. One of the awesome tips was how to create a 'messy' cuff. I, of course, immediately recreated this on my own cuff and I loved it. It shall be my new way of cuffing!

Anyhooters, I was on a shoot yesterday morning so I had to dress comfortably since I was lugging crap around, and in layers in case we were outside. I've had this camo jacket in my closet for awhile, but I typically only wear it when I go camping or shooting or something of the outdoorsy sort (*hashtag redneck*). My brothers pick these up for me on occasion from shows or surplus stores when they get a good deal on my size. I have 3 or 4 different types of these jackets in my closet. True story. But I think this one cost $3, which is epic. Trendy AND cheap? Bet the Army Surplus Store had no idea...

Happy Friday ya'll!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Musical Memories

 Cardi: NY & Co. (old - similar) / Tank: Old Navy (similar) / Jeans: AE (similar) / Scarf: AE (similar) / Belt: CAbi / Shoes: Michael Kors / Glasses: Firmoo

Do you ever have days where you just HAVE to listen to a specific album or artist for some reason? Like it perfectly sets or suits your mood. Today I'm having a nostalgic day and I can.not.stop. listening to Leona Lewis. Its funny how music can take you back to a certain time in your life.

I digress. I really liked this outfit until I saw the pictures. I feel like the wide-leg pants make things look a little masculine maybe? But I love the colors anywho. Side note, this is day 4 dirty hair. I'm taking the week without washing challenge, and dry shampooing it up, and I am completely erring on the side of LOVING it. My hair feels silky and its completely doing its own thing. Day 2 was rough, but after working through that kink, its rockin. I strongly suggest you try it, for the health of your (in my case severely,) beaten up hair!

Hope you all have a beautiful day kids!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Dress: Kohls (similar) / Boots: Blowfish (last season) / Sweater: Abercrombie (similar) / Glasses: Firmoo

Happy hump day ya'll! This week has been hectic between sicky mcgee B at home and work being busy... and the apartment... Yes, ye old apartment. We put that off for the entire month, and now that B is sick, looks like THIS girl has to finish emptying it out. Its pretty close to empty at this point, it just needs cleaned by Friday at 9:30am. Ugh. We left it kind of trashed, so I'm not looking forward to the cleanup effort! Whoops. Kinda brought that on ourselves didn't we?

Anywho, today's outfit was a more laid back variation of the last time I wore this dress. Overall, it was pretty comfortable! Man, that picture makes me miss my tan though. This is the time of the year I start to feel beastly pale and I long for the sun.. .or tanning bed. I know, I know, its bad for you... but so good...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Weighty Issues

Sweater: Old, B's, I think from Target / Jeans: Old Navy / Mocs: Minnetonka for AE / Necklace: AE

It's been a little while since I've worn my green jeans. Since I got them last spring and wore them all summer, I thought itd be fun to see how I could 'fall' them up a bit. Turns out when you pair them with a super neutral sweater its pretty easy, but nonetheless, I love this outfit. It was simple and fun, and super comfortable. I can't get enough of my moccasins for fall either, they are litrally (Parks & Rec anyone?) the perfect fall shoe.
What's your favorite "fall" clothing item??

On a slightly more personal note, yesterday was day one of Weight Watchers for me. In a nutshell, I've gained 28 lbs. (TWENTY EIGHT POUNDS!!!) in the past year. If you want to read a little bit about my journey to this point, and the road ahead, you can check it out HERE. I've had success with Weight Watchers in the past, so I'm pretty stoked about doing it again!

Hope you all have a lovely Tuesday afternoon :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Comfy much?

Top: Anthropologie / Jeans: Forever 21 + / Mocs: Minnetonka for AE / Hat: AE (old) / Glasses: Firmoo

Can we just talk about how these are "Plus size" jeans for a minute? Since when is size twelve "Plus size"? Not that it matters too awful much because they are hella comfy and fit like a glove, but come ON. I know I'm not a stick, but I don't generally consider myself plus size. Especially when my big ole boobies are in a size medium top... and plus size bottoms. Seems a little inconsistent, no? Size isn't anything but a number ladies, and remember that if you are shopping and find yourself needing to go up a size or two... shiz isnt consistent. You can be a small in one store and a large in another!

Ok done ranting. Now tell me, how was your Thanksgiving?? It was pretty mellow in the Kathryn Laine household. B and I made dinner, but we were both sick for the majority of the weekend which meant a lot of sleeping, chloroseptic and nose blowing. I did, however, manage to get the Christmas decorations out and the tree up (albeit, undecorated). One step at a time! I'm so excited for the Christmas season this year. We aren't even really doing anything for it, and because of all our moving expenses we wont exchange anything crazy as far as gifts go. I'm just happy to celebrate it in our new place this year!

Anywho, lovely readers, I'm sending mental caffeine your way today, 'cuz if you are anything like me, being at work on this Cyber Monday after a long weekend is severely wearing you out. Severely.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mad about Monochromatic

Top: Merona for Target (similar) / Jeans: CAbi / Booties: AE / Scarf: Forever 21 (similar)

I really had to hold myself back from the whole "I'm blue da-ba-dee da-ba-di" thing, but if I'm being honest it's all I can think about with this outfit. *facepalm*. I got these jeans from that CAbi party I was raving about awhile back and I LOVED them at the party... then I got my order and was so disappointed with the fit. Then I realized, they are just super long, and thats ok, every girl needs at least one pair of jeans that she can wear with heels! So I pulled out my new little AE bootie wedges and history was made.... Ok maybe not history, but a really cute outfit!

Does anyone else do that? Try something on and think you are in love, only to get it home and have it hang in your closet for eternity because you can't figure out if you really like it in the grand scheme of your closet? First world problems. For realz.

On another note, its almost Thanksgiving!! B and I don't have any real plans, just to cook a little dinner, drink a little hot toddy and enjoy the long weekend. Much needed, since I'm still a tad under the weather. Ah well. What are ya'lls plans for Turkey Day??

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Annnnd she's back!

Sweater: Forever 21 (similar) / Tee: AE / Jeans: Forever 21 / Mocs (technically slippers, don't judge): Forever 21

Well hey there lovely readers!! I've missed you all!!

We are all moved into our townhouse and pretty much unpacked. Our new furniture came and we are all organized and settled, and I LOVE it. I actually feel like I'm coming HOME after a long day. I'm not sure I've ever felt so settled and comfortable before. Its such a good feeling knowing I'm coming home to OUR place. Not just a building where I share all my walls with other people. Theres no one above or below us, no one pounding on our kitchen wall when we are just talking on the other side. Kinda amazing.

Beyond that, I survived my two hell weeks of work, but not without incident. I got sick in the middle of my work trip to Chicago, and while I'm no longer puking my brains out, its definitely lingering. I'm fatigued and super stuffy, with a side of sore throat. Lovely. But all that aside I was so excited to start posting again, and I figured what better way to start then with a tribute to my hometown MNF team. GO BEARS!

So what have I missed the past few weeks?? Have ya'll been up to anything cool or exciting?! I'm thousands deep in my bloglovin' feed so I've been a little too overwhelmed to look. Update me!

PS. How adorable is Rosie photobombing my picture up there? That girl. Just too cute for words. *hashtag crazycatlady*

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bloggy Break Time!

It seriously saddens me to have to do this when I just took a break a couple months ago.

Nonetheless, I at least want ya'll to know where I am! I haven't disappeared or stopped blogging, and I hope you'll check in with me in a couple weeks after the craziness stops!

B and I are officially (semi) moved. We are living at the townhouse and most of our stuff is here, but moving has been an arduous process (it always is) and some of our stuff is still at the apartment. We are slowly unpacking here, and in the midst of it all, I have 2 hell weeks coming my way at work. I have video shoots all week, and I'm still expected to get my normal daily tasks done... hello long days and longer nights. Once I (hopefully) survive the week, my lovely lady fried Rae is coming to visit for a week, in the middle of which I have to take a business trip to Chicago (yay home!).

By the time I get downtime again it'll be Thanksgiving. Literally.

SO in an effort to keep myself sane I'm not going to burden myself with more work and another deadline to add to my list (even though blogging isn't really work and I LOVE it), my posts will be sporadic and likely short and sweet when they happen.

Hugs and kisses ya'll, see you soon!!
Blog Template By Designer Blogs