Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Me & Forever 21

Anyone that knows me pretty well knows I hate shopping.
I particularly hate shopping at Forever 21.
It’s loud in there.
And there are just TOO MANY options.
I know I’m an old lady…
But I have recently become addicted to Forever 21’s online sales.
Hence this skirt.
As long as I can continue to get deals, shop in my pajamas and in perfect silence, Forever 21 and I will be good friends.
(I also bought a fedora the other night for five bucks...I may have gone 'round the bend people)


Tank:  J.Crew
Cardigan:  J.Crew
Skirt:  F21
Shoes:  Bamboo via Amazon

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Almost Anniversary

I bought this dress to wear at our rehearsal dinner (which we ended up not having) because it was cute and our wedding colors.
I wore it in our engagement pictures (and looked like a dumpy turd in them btw).
So since it's almost our one year anniversary (seriously that has gone by fast!) I figured I'd bust it back out.
And also try to pose less dumpy this time around...

Dress:  Banana Republic Outlet
Cardigan:  J.Crew
Shoes:  Payless

Monday, March 26, 2012

We Can Do This Monday

We leave for a week long trip to DC on Saturday.
My class doesn't end until Sunday which means I have to cram that whole week into a couple of days.
I'm really behind at work.
I haven't been sleeping well.
It's effing cold and windy here.
BUT I woke up this morning really cheerful and I'm wearing a push up bra today.
So, what could go wrong?
I look pissier in this than intended.

Dress:  Target,
Cardigan:  Banana Republic
Belt:  Gift, F21
Shoes:  Nine West
Necklace:  Premier

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Boys

I awoke this morning (at 9:30am mind you...I feel so well rested and lazy) to find the husband outside doing yard work and the dogs laying in the sun.
It was too sweet and domestic to pass up taking some pictures.
Ten minutes later the dogs snuck out of the yard through a fallen board and we spent the next 20 minutes hyperventilating, running around the neighborhood, and crying.
But at least these pictures turned out nice.

Sneaky picture taken from inside the house.  Kind of obsessed with our new long range lense.

I Photoshopped out dog poo in this one...pretty proud of myself.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Little Boring

This outfit is admittedly a little boring.
But it's see through in the back so everyone can see my butt cheeks and it shows a little cleavage.
So I think that evens it out.

Dress:  Banana Republic Outlet
Cardigan:  Hand me down from the sister
Shoes:  Gift, Clark's
Earrings:  Gift

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Desperate Girl

If this outfit were a girl, I would describe her as a bit desperate and trying a little too hard.
But she means well.
Just don’t tell her you love her and then never call again.
She’s sensitive.

Dress:  Ross years ago
Shirt:  NY & Co
Necklace:  Gift
Shoes:  Payless
Belt:  Gift, F21

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Primary Colors

My husband has a fashion philosophy about wearing primary colors.
He says that as long as its a primary color, it matches.
Every time I'm having a hard time finding shoes for a blue or red dress, he goes straight for my bright yellow ones.
I don't know where he got this from, but he swears by it.
So this outfit is for you honey.

Feeling pretty good about life today!
Dress:  Old Navy
Belt:  F21
Shoes:  Mervyn's
Cardigan:  J.Crew
Earrings, Gift, store in the Lancaster mall

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Admittedly, I have photographed this outfit before.
Except, I looked pregnant in every picture so I never posted them.
Let's try this again...

My slip shows like this all day at work (classy)

Have I mentioned the wind?

Dress:  Old Navy
Necklace & Earrings:  Premier
Shoes:  Payless

Day 1

List 20 Random Facts About Yourself

  1. I can clap with one hand (it's really creepy).
  2. I didn't have my first kiss until I was 17.
  3. I used to have a major crush on David Duchovony.
  4. I constantly poke my dogs in the middle of the night to make sure they're breathing.
  5. I check my e-mail about 100 times a day...constantly.
  6. I'm incredibly terrified to have kids.
  7. Me running away from your cat is not for attention, they actually scare the shit out of me.
  8. I have been drunk on the local news twice (classy).
  9. My first job ever was at a Hallmark and I'm still obsessed with sending people cards.
  10. If you drive by me at any given time I'm probably singing in my the top of my lungs.
  11. I'm pretty sure my husband could wear a smaller sized pant than me.
  12. I have no idea the proper usages of than/then and affect/effect.
  13. I google EVERYTHING.
  14. I'm a horrible driver.
  15. I fall down A LOT.
  16. I'm a pretty interesting mix of self-conscious and narcasistic as evidenced by the amazing amount of self portraits I've taken on instagram.
  17. I haven't actually read the textbook for one of my grad school classes yet (I hope my teachers don't read this).
  18. I always want what I can't have and regret every decision I make.
  19. If you get a text message in front of me, I will insist on knowing who it was and what they said even if it's none of my business.
  20. I refuse to lift heavy things and use my height as an excuse to get out of doing it constantly.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

30 Things

Jessi over at Hopes & Dreams started a list of things she would tell about herself each day for 30 days .
I thought I'd give it a try.
I figured you guys get sick of looking at my outfits every day anyway.
Here's the list:

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

Come back tomorrow for number 1!

Desert Fashion

There are several reasons why there aren't a lot of girls with fashion blogs living in Ridgecrest.
A big one is the fact that our only clothing stores are Walmart and Kmart.
The one that dawned on me today is that it's freaking WINDY here.
Who wants to take pictures outside every day in this wind?
I do apparently.
Enjoy my windblown bangs.

Shirt:  Jcrew Factory
Skirt:  F21
Necklace:  Premier
Shoes:  Gift, Clark's

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The No Good Bad Mood

I'm in a bad mood today.
My eye doctor is being mean to me.
I'm stressed about school.
I'm stressed about packing for our trip.
The general public is just rude.
And also, I'm a chick so I don't need an excuse.
But my outfit was cute and comfy so I'l call it a draw today.

Cardigan:  hand me down
Skirt:  Gap Outlet
Tank:  F21
Shoes:  Payless
Earrings:  Premier

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Windy Springy

I'm trying really hard to inspire the weather to change to Spring.
Including taking my pictures out in the damn wind today.
Come on Ridgecrest, get it together!
Also, there is a safety pin holding together part of this dress.
Just thought you should know.

Dress:  Banana Republic Outlet
Cardigan:  JCrew
Belt:  Gift, F21
Necklace:  Gift, Premier
Shoes:  Gift, Clark's

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Going To The Dogs

I felt pretty darn cute in this outfit today.
In fact, an old dude said to me,"That's some pretty exciting lipstick."
That's a compliment right?
But these pictures were taken at the end of a very windy, very covered in dog hair day.
So don't judge me.
At least that old guy thought I was cute.
I think.

Gizmo liked my lipstick too.

And then they attacked each other.
Skirt:  Gift, Windsor
Top:  Jcrew
Necklace:  Gift, Vestique,
Shoes:  Nine West
Belt:  Ann Taylor Outlet