Archive | September, 2010

Snug

30 Sep

On Monday, after a Sunday of a lame boyfriend I was gifted the new Hello Kitty calendar & these two amazing things…

Free booklight with snuggie purchase.

Epic.

Mustard Beret

29 Sep

Another weekend of shopping!

Sunday involved Belk & dresses AGAIN, Target for RACHEL ZOE (still dying), the MAC makeup counter and then a tarot reading! Fun times – oh yes!

This was my get up..

rainy weekend called for boots. Got a lot of compliments on my hat & made a friendship with a MAC boy over it all.

[ boots – Rave (had them for YEARS!); shorts – Miley Cryrus (lol) for Walmart; Shirt – Target I think; blazer – Walmart; Beret – Target ]

Scored this great dress:

Originally $118. Jaz price of $14.97. Oh yes. The zipper goes the entire length of the dress in the back. It’s amazing. I wore it yesterday to work & got a ton of compliments. The zipper worried my manager a bit. Not sure why. But there were a lot of cuban “ohh myyy goodness” exclamations. No clue.

Now the end all be all of amazingness….

I scored THE shoes. THEEEEEE shoes. Remember?

epic.

They aren’t the exact ones, obviously. But they’re from the same collection. Also they went from $150 & $200 to $11.97. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I’ve wanted them for over a year & this feels so so sweet!

When we got home I attempted to get actual outfit shots outside of a fitting room. I included Harry but unfortunately he isn’t used to the system yet…

Harry walking away…

admiring the trash…

Getting tangled…

Almost getting run over….

Success!

oh except for my hat looking stupid….

But he did want me to show proof that he is incredibly photogenic when casual. This modeling thing, not so much.

Literally dying

26 Sep

OH MY GOD!!! just found my favorite tv show The Rachel Zoe project on DVD. Dying. Literally. It’s bananas.

Silly rabbit, trix are for kids!

26 Sep

ALAN: omg.

ME: What?

ALAN: What’s on your feet?

ME: What?!

ALAN: Ew. Honey you’re wearing white after labor day.

ME: Damn you gay men. Stop policing me.

ALAN: It’s not just you. I’d tell Lady Gaga the same thing.

ME: *snorts*

(conversation with one of my favorite servers. I may have knocked my halo crooked with this one, but when I started he said I was very “SJP.” Obviously one of my favorite compliments of all time)

Ever since this little interaction at work I’ve noticed I’ve been wearing my white flats QUITE often… 🙂

oh well. I don’t follow any silly rules.

Hate to start with such a slowchy outfit/hair-do, but this was a morning where I was hungover & peacefully sleeping at my man’s house when I get a “Jasss-meeen!  Jasss-meeen! Jasss-meeen! (my manager is cuban & thickly accented) Emergency fire. Jasss-meeen! are you there? Please call, I need you in” voicemail. Too funny. I busted ass to get ready & get back out the door to make some money honey!

[ Skirt – J crew; can’t recall tank or sweater. fail. ]

[ dress – had for ages; belt – NY&Co; Sweater – Walmart ]

taking a cue from Idee Geniale; another way I’ve worn this dress.

By far a favorite new outfit. The skirt I had picked up earlier in the day at that killer JCPenney $2.97 sale, orig $59! no shit.

[ skirt – JC Penney; Ruffle Shirt & Vest – Charlotte Russe ]


[ Skirt – NY&Co; Tank & scarf – Target ]

You can’t tell in these pictures but this belt came with this dress & has great pieces of pattern that prompted me to make this combination.

[ Skirt – thrifted; Belt – with TJ Maxx Dress; Top – Target ]

This was my costume change for work after this Saturday… just switched the denim for my fave blazer & put on those whities for my required flats.

[ skirt – target thrifted; blazer – walmart; tank – target ]

Everyone complimented my shirt here.. little did they know it was a dress! Totally a trick stolen from Bright Sided Dweller.

[ dress/shirt – thrifted; skirt – thrifted; black necklace as bracelet – walmart; white bracelet – hot topic ]

We know how much I love my orange necklace!

I originally tried to tie the yellow shoes into the belt (another that came with a dress) but it wasn’t working for me. The white shoes didn’t seem so white when I paired them with my new white skirt & tank. I was running slow already in the morning but I took some windex to them & was SOOO happy I made the switch!

[ skirt – Jc Penneys; belt – with F21 dress; tank – Target ]

Moral of the story: Fashion has rules, style doesn’t.

also, I need to go pick up another pair of these flats – only 5 bucks at wally world! Clearly they’re ridiculously worth it in price-per-wear for me

🙂

p.s.

Bonus snort-worthy Alan comment:

my friend (who is also my bf’s sister) came into work for a to go order a few weeks ago….

ME: Don’t forget to tip the hostess

KALYN: hey I got you a boyfriend.

(riiiight)

ALAN: So what did you steal that bitch’s boyfriend?

ME: no, her brother.

ALAN: what? her brother? crazy rednecks!!

(his tone helped this make my day)

p.p.s.

Harry Bradshaw is home & he has a thing for jumping on my computer. This post took a REALLY long time. I think he just wanted to say “hi”.

Puppy clock is done ticking

22 Sep

Look at my new man!!!

Just signed the adoption papers! Don’t get to pick him up til Friday but I thought you should start getting used to his precious little mug.

Meet Harold Bradshaw Boulware. AKA “Harry Bradshaw”

Oh yes. I did.

this is all.

21 Sep

Lovely weekend

19 Sep

Another weekend!

I couldn’t disconnect from my mama & found myself shopping BOTH days of my glorious weekend. Saturday we took my G-ma out to get a few things. I ended up finding a lot of things. A fancy cup for work, brown flats, camo pants (oh yes I did), a new red bell hat, nail polish, & amazing velvet hangers (more on those another time!)

Now the outfit I wore….

I had to wear some height on my feetsies. These black wedges were purchased in last weekends JcPenney’s bonanza. Man they’re comfortable! You’ll see I wore them Sunday as well. The skirt was a great find, it’s from a target collection a few years ago, I have a dress from it that I adore.

I found this skirt at the Thrift store with original tags still attached! Score! Original tags: $26,99, thrift store tag: $6.88, %50 off at thrift store: 3 bucks & change. Hollaaa!

Boyfriend was adorable while I was getting ready, I had him stranded at my place (as I picked him up downtown at 5am… bit of a story) & as he chose to sleep in, I was making a shit ton of noise when he sleepily looks up “Your skirt is on fire” & lays back down passed out (which for a longer run on sentence, I have to tell you I have the most precious picture of, but I shall spare you & him both).

[ skirt – thrifted as you know; shoes – JcPenneys; Tank – Target; Jacket – Charlotte Russe; Coffee – hipster & essential; purse – Charming Charlies ]

I babysat twice this week, the second time was a dream that involved being greeted by half asleep children at 645 that passed out at 730, I sat down to watch my very favorite show that I never get to see, The Rachel Zoe Project!!! All I have to say is BANANAS. I got paid 60 bucks to watch 5 episodes & eat pie. All 60 bucks of which I spent on Sunday at the Antique mall.

Dressed like this:

The amount of compliments I received on my look was so surprising & wonderfully encouraging. Strangers can be so sweet! (as well as my mama). A few months ago I cut this dress from this sack…

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The trip was beyond score as you can see here:

unpictured: another amazing vinyl score… BARRY WHITE!! CANT GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE!!! (all caps necessary)

I was also inspired & came up with TWO potential Halloween costumes!!! (provided boyfriend doesn’t commit to my more than amazing & epic couple costume idea)

First possible costume clue you can see here (it’s one of them!):

Second possible costume clue….:

I know. You’re totally lost.

We’ll see what gets to happen.

I also found two of my dreamiest dream items..

Exhibit one:

The yellow car I SHOULD be driving:

Exhibit Two:

the furniture piece from my home in heaven:

its beyond amazing. Fully restored. Sounds gorgeous. Gah gah gah!!!

actually, my mama just told me that depending on her quote from the mechanic on her car this week, she may just go snap it up for me as an early christmas present!!!! DIEEEEEEEE! It’d take me forever to save the change for that beauty. Keep your fingers crossed. I’m gonna go sell my soul to Volkswagon so they don’t rip her off 😉

After the antique mall we were off to the East Ridge flea market to meet up with a gal I work with. She was going to buy a new Pendulum. Crazy business. I don’t have the finger strength to explain. But after all that fun we were able to cruise around to stumble upon my friend Kalyn & spot Pimp Daddy Joe…

You are always a pleasure East Ridge!

In other news, boyfriend & I are going to get tattoos next week… I really really want a heart as seen here:

You know.. “heart on your sleeve” I want it so bad! Not sure I have the balls for it though. Sweaters forever from that day forward til a little baby pops out of me & I can stay home with pink hair.

My ex was right – so not over the tattoos. mwuahahaa.

stay tuned

xoxoxo