Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why hello there!

Dress: Groopdealz / Sweater: Kohls / Booties: Kohls

Just checking in guys!

I've been a busy bee over here getting ready for the move next week. We found a house in Lexington, and I'm finishing up at work - things are a little nutso! But thanks for hanging out! I'm about to be unemployed, so I'm guessing I'll have a little more time for bloggy things in the very near future :)

Also - check me and some other lovely ladies out over at D.I.Y. Louisville today!!

Hope everything is going well for yall!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

True Colors

Blazer: Target, old (similar) / Jeans: Forever 21 + / Shoes: Gap, old (similar) / Tee: WB Shop

I probably should have put a disclaimer on the nerdiness of this post. I have no problem talking about the nerdy things I'm super into, (re: video games, Ghost Hunters, Lenore comics, cats and anything-cat related, the occasional Disney movie... the list goes on) but I have a ridiculous love for all things Harry Potter. I'm not sure why it started, but around the time I caught the 3rd movie, I fell in love with J.K.'s wizard filled world. I think it stems from my mad desire to have magical powers when I was a kid. Hey, what kid doesn't wish for that?!

Anywho, B kindly indulges my HP love, and he bought me this tee recently. Thank's for enabling me honey! :)

What guilty pleasures do y'all have??

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Top: CAbi / Pants: AE / Shoes: AE (similar) / Scarf: Handmade gift

Hey guys - not a lot of time today, just a quick drop in to let you know I AM still getting dressed in the morning ;) There's nothing especially fashionable or extravagant about this outfit, but sometimes there's beauty in simplicity.

B and I are gearing up for our house-hunting trip to Lexington - can't wait!! I'm so excited to spend a little time in the city we are about to call home. I'd be lying if I said my head wasn't already there anyway.

Hope you all have a happy Tuesday!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Jazzin' it Up

Cardi: Old Navy (on sale!) / Tee: Amos Lee concert tee / Jeans: CAbi / Boots: Steve Madden (similar) / Earrings: Target (old)

Some days you just want to wear a plain ole t-shirt. Really, that's a lot of days for me, but I try to refrain. In this case, Friday seemed like a good opportunity to jazz up a tee a little bit. I paired it with my awesome new cardi, a little animal print goes a long way. Its hard to tell, but there's metallic threads woven in it too, which makes it extra fun. A pair of heeled boots and some saucy earrings and wa-la. I love the way it turned out and bonus - I was super comfortable all day. 

What are your tricks to making a snooze-worthy outfit more fashionable??

Friday, January 4, 2013


Sweater: Target - old (similar) / Shirt: Kohls (similar) / Jeans: AE / Mocs: Minnetonka

I got the inspiration for this look when I saw it on Ms. Franziska over at Franish - she has a super cute blog and great real-girl style! I fell in love with the jewel toned color combo and I realized I already had all the pieces to recreate it. I decided to go flares over skinnies for an even more casual look, but I think it still has the same effect. Thanks for the inspiration lady!

So our move is picking up steam - we have our house hunting trip to Lexington planned out and our realtor there is on the hunt for a good rental for us. B has his start date and travel arrangements. I got a vet appointment set up to get my kittehs ready and get some sedatives for the flight, and I ordered another Sleepypod Air (we flew them separately last time so we used the same one for each flight!) -- sidenote, if you are ever traveling with your small pet in-cabin I HIGHLY recommend these. They are the perfect size and they are lined with super cozy fleece/fur stuff. They are easy to carry and the dark mesh kept my girls calm (for the most part. When the sedatives wore off mid-flight Lilly got a little chatty, but that's a story for another time.)

Anywho, its getting a little nutso around here, so you should probably follow my twitter to keep up with me! Do it, do it!

Have a happy Friday y'all!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Styling Faux Pas

Sweater: JCPenney / Dress: Kohls (similar dressier - sexier) / Tights: Kohls / Boots: Blowfish (old) / Glasses: Firmoo / Necklace: Gift

I feel my lack of daily photo taking has left me with even less posing skills then I had to begin with (which was essentially zero anyway). Am I putting on a straight jacket in photo number 2? And seriously, whats on my boot?! Ah well. You can't win 'em all.

I'm pretty super in love with this sweater, but looking at the outfit now it could have used a belt. And different boots - if I had some! I'll try again tomorrow kids ;)

Hope y'all have a good day!

My New Motto

Last year there were a lot of changes in my life. While a lot of them helped mold me into a stronger, smarter woman, some of them brought out the worst in me. In any case, it's made me look at a lot of things differently, and in an effort to make some positive changes in my life, in ALL regards, I'm adopting a new motto for 2013.

Why put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

I've become lazy. Lazy in my health, lazy in work, lazy in blogging, lazy in chores, lazy in education, lazy in relationships... the list goes on. I need to be proactive in my life again. Last week I received an email from an old friend. It was easy to say 'I'll write her back tomorrow,' and then get busy and forget. Next thing you know its been 6 months and you haven't been in touch. Life is too short, amirite? I decided to immediately write her back. Even though I 'didnt have the time,' I took 2 minutes and just let her know I was glad to hear from her.

I'm going to make every attempt to do that in ALL aspects of my life. Sure I could take my outfit picture later (but I wont, and then I wont have anything to post). Sure I could empty the dishwasher later (but I dont and then the dishes pile up and I get anxiety). Sure I could start working out tomorrow (but I dont and then I've gained 2 more lbs then I've lost). See the pattern?!

This wasn't meant to be a resolution - more of just a life change. And I think by following it, I'm going to make better decisions and be healthier in all physical and emotional parts of my life. Its an easy thing to change and I feel a little less cluttered and a lot less overwhelmed already.

Do you have any 2013 resolutions or mantras??

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Last Trek to Seattle

B and I finagled some tickets for this past Sunday's Seahawks vs. Rams game from one of his friends at work who is a season ticket holder. Given our current situation, we decided to make a weekend of it and have our last little Seattle outing. Photo dump warning!

Our adorable hotel - Hotel 5 on 5th & Blanchard -- excellent location for us, and really trendy, but the beds were TERRIBLE. If you can get past that, I highly recommend it.

B and I at the top of the Space Needle. It was scarier the second time around for some reason!

B & I in our seats at the game, with our new Seahawks apparel.

12th man.


We had so much fun on this trip, and discovered a bunch of fun new things in Seattle (Bathtub Gin & Co. - Go there. Stat.). When we left we were both super sad that we didn't get to spend more time there. I know we'll have plenty of adventures learning Lexington though, and we'll be just a car ride away from the best city in the world -- Chicago! :)

Hope you all had an awesome New Year! Tomorrow I plan to talk a little bit about my 2013 motto, as well as FINALLY have an outfit to post! (No really - I will! I just took the pictures on my lunch break! :)
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