Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year, New you?


Happy New Years Eve! Do you have big plans? Or are you like me and enjoying the festivities from afar? We're holed up in the house with the heater on, relishing the last night of Christmas lights.

However, if we were going out I would most definitely be wearing these pants! They're so festive and perfect for a night out on the town!

Hope everyone has a lovely New Years Eve evening!
I'll be back in 2012!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

JBrand Knock Offs

All the leftover deals from Thanksgiving that have been going on lately have led to some great shopping as far as I'm concerned! As we all know I love the colored denim trend. I probably have way too many pairs but there are so many fun colors out right now that they are hard to resist.
Target has these two options and I couldn't help myself, I bought both. They are almost a dead ringer for the JBrand jeggings/skinny jeans. Love them! They run super small though as a warning. Kind of a hit to the ego:) I already have red jeans but they are men's and fit more in the boyfriend range rather than skinny jeans range. At twenty dollars a pop these Target versions are perfect; especially if you want to try out a trend but don't want to drop the major bucks for the real thing! Go get some! You'll love them, promise!


As if I don't have enough boots, I totally had to make these mine too. They're on sale at Anthro; seventy dollars off. That and the fact that they are literally the most comfortable boots I have ever put on made them a must have! If you're in the market for some new boots for this season these are them! They also have a brown version but something about these just sings to me:)
Happy Wednesday!

Oh and since tomorrow is the beginning of December we are officially in Christmas overdrive in my house! Love it!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Public Service Announcement

This stuff right here is amazing! Just thought I'd throw that out there. I love it. Usually I am not a fan of any type of self tanner. I turn's my Irish skin. We don't do self tanning, or regular tanning for that matter. It just doesn't happen. But a friend of mine was using this and I, ever the optimist, decided to give it a try. I've been using it for two weeks now and I can officially say that it is great! :)

Bath and Body Works used to make a lotion with self tanner in it that I loved. It came in a few of their different scents and it was super gradual so there was no chance of messing up. Of course, they discontinued it. Story of my life. Since then I have been hunting for something to give me a little natural looking color. Nivea came through for me! I bought mine at Target. Go and get some! It really is wonderful:)

Happy Sunday!
I'm posting my Thanksgiving menu tomorrow! Mmmm!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Littles in the Fall

Ok I'm back with my faves for my girl and for little boys too:) If I love dressing myself for Fall I am totally head over heals for dressing my sweet girl for Fall. I of course had to include the Texas shirt because every Saturday during football season we have on some form of burnt orange. This one is from Old Navy. They have the cutest line of sports team shirts! Love em!
If she's not decked out in burnt orange we usually run to tunics and dresses with leggings or skinny jeans. This tunic is also from Old Navy and it comes in a few different colors. I love Old Navy and Gap for littles because you can get super classy and cute clothes for a reasonable price. We are also HUGE Target shoppers:)

Another essential is the jacket. Cool mornings always require a jacket in our house. This is another one from Old Navy and it is gender neutral. This is another of my favorite tricks. I swear half of my daughter's wardrobe is from the boy's section. Mostly I like to buy their button downs and sweaters, sometimes jackets too. They have such cute plaid, denim and checked button downs. Way better selection than the girl's side.

This sweater is another guesses it...Old Navy:) Love the toggles. She will wear this instead of a jacket many times if it isn't too cold out. I like to layer her clothes just like mine. It is always important to have choices as far as warmth etc.

Now this sweater is a complete splurge from Crew Cuts. It's a girl's popover sweater and I love it so much! I haven't ordered it yet but I think I might have to. It's a wool blend so it's not too itchy and it is tunic length. A good sweater or two are essential to both boy's and girl's Fall wardrobe if I do say so myself.

Ahh the Denim shirt. This one is Crew Cuts and I love it. My girl wears her all the time. This is a boy's shirt so the cut is a bit looser and it is perfect with leggings.

This is another boy's button down from Crew Cuts. I love the checks! I have the light gray version. This with skinny jeans is so cute. We add a cardigan if it is cooler outside.

These dresses are both from Old Navy. Love the ruffles and the fact that they are long sleeved so they can stand on their own if need be.

Leggings! These are from Gap. I love having them in black and brown at least for my girl. I also like pink and white too. She wears these out every Fall/Winter!

Good jeans are a must too. These are boy's. They're lined though, which is hard to find in girl's jeans. I like the slouchy fit of these.

However, these are our favorite! The Gap skinny jeans. They're extra soft and they fit perfectly.

For footwear we go for boots or ballet flats. Love these Uggs! So soft and warm and the tan or chestnut go with most anything.
She also wears her Toms a ton! They are easy for her to put on and easy for me to wash and keep looking nice.:)

Lastly, she is sadly outgrowing these but I still love them. Moccasins from Freshly Picked. SO soft and good for their feet. You can't go wrong!

So there you have it! My picks for fall for the littles too. I have so much fun finding unique things for my girl to wear. She is somewhat of a fashionista so we both enjoy shopping for Fall essentials!

We are planning on putting them to use this weekend too with a few different outdoor activities:) Happy almost Friday!

November Means,,,

It's officially time for fall fashion! Yes! I am so excited that the weather has (for now) gotten cooler and I can pull out my cardigans and layer away without feeling like I am going to have a heat stroke. So without further adieu here is my favorite line up for this Fall...

First up: Cardigans of course! All of these are from Forever 21 and I love them! What can I say?

I love the chunky yet flowy-ness of this one!
and the total grandpa qualities of this one; elbow patches and everything!
This one is just wonderful! It sort of looks like a Missoni but it's a lot more affordable:) Its got that ethnic/tribal thing going for it!

Now on to jeans. I have been obsessed with skinny jeans for oh I don't know, forever!I love them! I have a hard time wearing regular jeans now. I can go straight leg but that's about it! My new favorites in my jean line up are the deep green jeans that I got from Anthro a few weeks ago. I blogged about them. But these below are a pretty good second choice and they're a bit cheaper!
All of these jeans are from Forever 21 too. They actually have pretty good denim!
(Colored jeans are so hot right now btw)

I might have to buy these. I just bought some burnt orange slacks from F21 but these jeans look like they need to be mine too! With a Hubby that goes to The University of Texas one can never have too much burnt orange in their closet!

Ahh, red jeans. Love 'em! I bought mine last year and I still love them. I actually got mine in the men's section at Hot Topic! Hah! They're slouchy and have that boyfriend look going for them. I love the look of the true skinnies though!

Now on to accessories.

I am in love with this clutch! A's only 45 dollars until the end of this week! Yes! Although its original sixty dollar price tag isn't too bad either:)
Oh and these boots. I am still obsessed. I actually like the black pair better but I couldn't find a picture with good detail of the black pair! These guys have been on my list for a year and I still haven't bought them...maybe this year!

Oops...this is in the wrong spot but whatever! I need this. Madewell is by far one of my favorite spots to shop! They have this in pink too and I could do either one! It's on my Christmas list for sure! I mean polka dots, seriously?

This little guy is from Fred Flare! At only 25 dollars, it shall be mine! I love the quirky zebra print and the vibrant red! Be still my heart! Scarves are a must have for Fall and they transition so well into winter!

Ahh Kendra Scott. She has a store on South Congress in ATX and I can't go in. We wouldn't have a house or cars because I would spend the payments on her jewelry. OK I'm kidding. But I do seriously love her stuff, especially these earrings! I could have them in every color! (And there are a ton)
Then we have Warby Parker's sunglasses. I am in dire need of a new pair. My current shades are so scratched it's not even funny! These fit the bill. I am in the process of ordering new glasses from them too. They're like the TOMS of eye-ware. Buy one, give one!
Last, but not least is this bag from Madewell. Agh! It's so stinking cool! Big enough to tote around a million things and still look stylish! Plus you can wear it cross body! This is another one on my list of must haves in my life. Just look at it!
Oh and this is a little extra. It's from Freshly Picked (she makes the cutest moccasins for children). No it's not Fall fashion but it is totally a must have! Peach and gold leather mouse pad? Yes please!

So there you have it. My must haves for Fall. Here in Texas they transition well into Winter too. I am, at this moment, wearing a good portion of what I just showed you and I am oh SO pleased with it:) It's about 45 degrees outside and if the neighbors didn't think I was crazy already I would run around outside singing;) Best not to though...I don't want to get into trouble. Happy Wednesday! Hope you got inspired!

PS: Up next children's Fall must haves.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A little Twist


A little twist on traditional black on black... Navy and black! Love it for this Fall/Winter!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Green with Envy!

Definitely just bought these jeans for sixty buckaroos! Deep green like this is so hot this Fall/Winter! So excited to get them in the mail and wear them!

If I had infinite amounts of money I'd be wearing them with these shoes and

this shirt!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's that time of year again!

For me it is at least! It's that time of year where I start to plan out Christmas and all the gifts we have to buy. I have a five dollar limit you know. Not for my hubby and sweet girl but for everyone else. We have huge 10 or more presents to buy on each side! That's a lot. It gets expensive. So last year I decided to challenge myself and see if I could keep extended family gift buying down to five dollars a person. It was actually fun to try and find small, meaningful gifts for everyone. I made a lot of them. But to me that made them even better:) Don't tell me homemade gifts are cheesy please! Let me live in my happy, oblivious bubble of contentment:) With all of that said, I am once again rounding up ideas for my five dollar gifting. Lots of these are homemade. All of them are on my pinterest. Some of them aren't homemade but they could be which is what I plan to do:)
Up first we have these adorable bangles! I can see going to F21 and getting a set of gold bangles, wrapping them in embroidery thread and calling it done:) So cute and if you split up the set of bangles you could get a two for one!

Next is the etched Pyrex. Or just etching in general but I love the Pyrex idea. Head to Salvation Army or Goodwill, they always have these on hand. Or if you're a big spender you can buy them new at an actual store:)

These easy and yummy. I don't know a single person who wouldn't want one!
I bet this one smells soooo yummy! Such pampering with so little cost. Make my day!

Love these trays! They're versatile and so darn cute!

These kill me. I love chicken wire, and old frames! Again garage sales, or Salvation Army or Goodwill would be the place to pick them up!

Ok here is the part of the program where I stop being cheap and start listing things that can be bought...for a small price:) I love this blanket and it is definitely on my Christmas list! The yellow is all about me! I can just see myself all curled up with it and a good book and a pumpkin spice latte! Ah the dreams!

This guy is on the hubby's list. He doesn't know it but it is. I think it is so cool!

Ahh and last we have this mason jar drink dispenser. I need it. life is incomplete without it! Ok not really. But I do really love it. It's seventy dollars but I think I would go without food for a bit to make it mine:) It too resides on my own personal Christmas list.

So, that wraps up my list for now. We'll see how far I can get into making things early so I'm not crazy come Christmas time. I am woefully lacking in homemade man gifts. The boys in my family will likely get flashlights...or Hah! I need to sit and think about something a little more interesting for them!

For now I am going to work on the other stuff and hope that inspiration strikes!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember Always

I was a freshman in high school and I had just gotten to my chemistry class. We didn't leave the classroom for the rest of the day. We just sat, in silence and watched the towers fall. We watched our world crumble. Five years later, I married a Marine. I could be prouder to be an American, to love a military man and to know that no matter what, our country can and will remain on our feet and defending peace and freedom.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Plush Fall

I am totally loving these adorable plush, velvety pumpkins! They look so real and would be a blast to decorate with:) I may or may not have started my Fall/Halloween decorating this week!
We finally have cool mornings to wake up to so who could blame me right? Fall is by far my favorite season and in Texas I have to stretch it out as long as possible since we basically have two seasons here, winter and summer:)
So here I am with all my windows thrown open in the morning to let in the cool air and then tightly closed in the afternoons to keep the heat out! Fall in the mornings and Summer in the afternoons. Either way we are ready! We have pumpkins out, candles burning and football on TV!
Oh, you can buy these lovlies at Love Feast!