Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm feeding my ears some love on this hump day, where I have found myself in need of a little extra motivation.

Here's what's been helping me through the morning so far....

Kelly Rowland - Motivation (duh!)
Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar (his voice = silk)
Madonna feat. Lil Wayne - Revolver (great work out song)
Jay-Z, Kanye West, Otis Redding - Otis
Adele - Right as Rain
Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining (love this video!!)
Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On
White Stripes - Icky Thump (oh Jack, how I love thee)
fun. feat. Janelle Monae - We Are Young
Penguin Prison - Don't F*ck With My Money (such a silly song)


Top 5 Tuesday: Old Navy finds

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Good morning readers, and happy Tuesday!

When was the last time you felt like you got some really trendy pieces at a bargain? Last night I went in to Old Navy for the first time in.... oh let's say 18 months-ish. I'm not exactly sure why the hiatus, but regardless I went there's a 25% off coupon right now (gets me every time). I was really impressed with the selection of chic garments at reasonable prices, and the quality was better than I remembered. Most importantly, I recognized a lot of the trends I've been drooling over from the fall runway shows, Pinterest, blogs and expensive department stores.

So in honor of my luck tonight (I spent under $100, saved over $40, and left with 6 items!) I'm highlighting five of my favorite finds I saw at the store or coveted online.

ON: Thank you for letting me channel my inner Rachel Zoe at an affordable price!! This unfortunately was not in the store tonight, but I am ordering it online as I type this...

2. bold colors

You'll find lots of jewel tones at your local Old Navy right now. I bought this purple cable knit sweater to wear while cheering on the undefeated K-State Wildcats when the weather cools off. 
*shameless school spirit plug* Go State - Beat OU!!! 7-0 baby!

3. hello chambray

I'm so excited to finally own an affordable chambray button-down! Big, BIG smile on my face! This will be part of my fall uniform. Word.

4. they sell boots?

They sell boots. Cute ones.
5. color blocking

This sweater goes with everything. And it reminds me of Gonzo.... in a good way.

It goes without saying that I had a very enjoyable time at Old Navy last night! Did I miss any other great finds there? Don't forget - the 25% coupon is good through October 30th!!

trench lust

Friday, October 21, 2011

Yesterday was the day I finally did it.... I broke out the trench from the coat closet. Once that closet gets opened for the season, there's no turning back. After a beautiful and long fall (that never happens) it's finally starting to feel like your typical October here in the metro.

I have an affinity for outerwear. During a conversation with the ladies in Blue Eyes' family last football season, I asked which type of accessory they couldn't live without: shoes, jewelry, outerwear, or handbags. 2 votes shoes, 1 vote jewelry. I of course said outerwear, which based on their reaction was unexpected. Let's be real here, I love all those categories. But I love coats and jackets the most! If you were to peek in to the coat closet at my apartment, you would understand. My stuff takes up 75% of the space (sorry roomie!!!). And I've already brought home two new additions this season - a faux-leather & shearling jacket and a Cole Haan puffer.

PS Lucky is having a flash sale on.... guess what...  a Tulle TRENCH today! Just enter "luckydaily5" at checkout for half off. It's like I have ESPN or something.....

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned and get to wear some fabulous coats out on the town!

treat time

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You guys.... I just had the most yummy treat, and if I were trick-or-treating this year I would want my bag completely stuffed with these little nuggets deliciousness!!!

You see, every day around 3:30 I need my sugar fix and there is a much too convenient (and always full) dish of candy at the office. My favorite is SweetTarts, but today, right on the top of the pile, was a Snickers Peanut Butter square just asking to be plucked. After one bite, I knew my afternoon routine would change to be more satisfying, albeit significantly more caloric.

Seriously, if you haven't yet, I strongly suggest you try these! You might get mad at me because they are impossible to stop thinking about once you've sunk your teeth in to the caramel peanut butter joy! I'm off to find another one.......

weekend recap and chambray love

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wow this past weekend flew by.... How about yours?

I watched Horrible Bosses (loved it), went to a baby shower and gifted this sweet blankie (Mom-to-be and I were Chi-O's together at K-State, gotta rep the owl!) and  had a wonderful time at a wedding Saturday night. There was even a productive trip to Home Depot yesterday. I felt like a real grown up waking up early and being productive from not poisoning myself with booze all weekend. With that said, I'm sure I'll be back to my normal ways next weekend.....

One item on my weekend to do list I didn't get to check off was a trip to Forever21 to find a chambray top. I have been loving all the different looks you can get from this one simple (and so 90s) blouse. I can't wait to get one in my closet!

Under a comfy & cute elbow patch sweater.

All by itself - with jeans!

As a quasi-jacket.

Tucked and buttoned.

Paired with neon. So unexpected but totally works.

*all images are from my Pinterest, where sources can be found!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy hump day friends! I have been pretty busy at work (hence the lack of posts) but promise to be back in action soon. But for now, a nice little thought to get ya through the rest of the afternoon.....



rest in peace

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What a loss.... Thinking of his wife and four children. You'll be missed.


"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me." - Steve Jobs

Top 5 Tuesday: lonny sept/oct issue

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lonny .... need I say more? One of the best decor mags out there, and even though I wish I could afford it in print, they made it super easy to clip and save and reference their lovely finds. (thank you for that!!)

Between all the print magazines I subscribe to (Vanity Fair, Lucky, Elle Decor, K-State Alumni Association) I sometimes forget to indulge in the newest Lonny until the second month in *case in point*. So here are my five favorite looks from this past issue. It was so tough to only pick five, I might have to have a supplemental T5T next week!!

1. glam, eclectic

inside architect Carlo Mollino's Italian apartment
It's no secret I love blue and white (hello fabulous floor!), the gold door is super glammy but not overly extravagant, and the use of books (obsession #1) is unexpected.

2. neutral, tranquil

What's not to love about this calming neutral color palette? I keep seeing friends repin similar interiors on Pinterest and agree that the whites, grays, beiges and tans go beautifully together. I can't get enough of the giraffe pillows!

3. fun, whimsy

I have a mirrored wall in my apartment and love the spaciousness and how it opens a room. Small details like the seashell-backed chairs, rug pattern and vintage dandelion chandelier make this room so interesting. There's probably 50 other cool funky things to be discovered in this one picture.

4. shiny, bold

Lacquered wall in peacock tone (obsession #2) makes this oak secretary pop, where it easily could have been hidden with a more muted color behind it. Love everything about this.

5. adventurous, vibrant

Can you believe this wallpaper came from SkyMall? For serious! I love that bathroom visitors can reminisce where they've traveled, and what's next, while washing up. The mirror is perfection. I'm thinking Blue Eyes would love this in the bathroom. I fly next week, I'll definitely be checking out SkyMall!

being social

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hello and Happy Monday!

I'm finally on the bloglovin' and twitter train... it would be lovely if you'd follow me! I'll follow ya back :)

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I am in a battle with my eyelids this morning, thank goodness for Spotify!!

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