Nov 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

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And while you are digesting your turkey and spilling lots of drinks while you cheer on your favorite football team (GO PANTHERS!) enjoy some fun internet reading to bring you back down to earth...or not. Heck. You know what? Just sit back, rub your belly and read on...

What to do with the leftovers? 

Watch this funny SNL skit about how a little bit of Adele...fixes everything. Even on Thanksgiving.

the NFL game lineup for turkey day

Have you seen this dollhouse than Mandi is building! I WANT ONE!

In the works: a post on this lady's drool worthy handmade jewelry!

Cool list for Most Awesome Christmas Toys for Kids

Sally over at Already Pretty shares a great workout you tube channel - Jessica Smith TV

Stay up to date with cool Asheville things here

Speaking of local...HOTELS! Ugh.

Cool gifts on Etsy for under $25

I've become a podcast FREAK! You too? I have so many that I love. Some are in hiatus right now and I'm anxiously awaiting their return. In the meantime, here are my (current) top 5: Undisclosed, Lore, Radio Diaries, Missing Maura Murray, and 99% Invisible.

I'm totally addicted to this game Two Dots!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have an attitude of gratitude!

Nov 25, 2015

Comfy Casual Girl

Guys, the truth is, most days I'm running errands and I'm in some seriously sensible flats. This day was grocery day - I usually hit up about 3 different stores - and I need shoes that won't wreck my feet. I also need an outfit that isn't fussy and keeps me warmish in the freezing grocery stores. So, this outfit isn't that fashion forward or that chic but it is functional! Fashion CAN be functional!

Since it was a more casual outfit I took some liberties with my hair and added a quick side braid to create a little bit of a punk vibe. I added a chunky necklace to finish it off. I could've quickly changed into some high heel boots if I wanted to dress it up a little. But in true form, I was exhausted by the end of the shopping trip and just left these comfy little flats on.

Outfit details:
Sweater: H&M
Skirt & Leggings: Thrifted
Shoes: Jambu - these are cute
Necklace: Avon

Nov 24, 2015

Pattern Pants Girl

My winter clothes storage boxes have been unearthed from the basement and I am currently sorting through my vast collection of sweaters. I would really REALLY love to get rid of most of my ho hum sweaters in exchange for 2 or 3 fine quality ones that I fully adore. Efforts are underway and I have my eye on this off white sweater from Woolrich that would allow me to donate 3 other sweaters in it's place. It's expensive but it would be my only off white sweater. Honestly, since I don't go to an office job each day, my closet is just not getting the workout that it used to.

I noticed these pants hanging in my closet and remembered, even though I have worn them several times, I don't think they have appeared on the blog yet. This will probably be the last time I wear them this year since they are a bit too thin for colder weather. Adios!

Outfit details:
Sweater: Target
Pants: H&M
Boots: Bongo
Scarf: Old

Nov 23, 2015

Blanket Scarf Girl

Blanket scarves can be a bit annoying to wear but they sure do come in handy when you are sitting inside of a building that doesn't have the heat turned up enough! They get a bit annoying when you try to put your purse on your shoulder or do anything really that requires you to lift your arms over your head. Le sigh. 
I picked up this scarf really on an impulse buy one night when we were downtown. I had not gauged the temperature correctly and ended up not dressing warmly enough. We ran into Mast General Store and grabbed this blanket scarf that I knew could keep me warm but not be to bulky for the concert at the Orange Peel that we were scheduled for later on. My expectations were correct! It wasn't bulky and actually ended up being the perfect amount of warmth!

I wear a LOT of what I know as "Long Over Lean" which basically translates to wearing longer tops with tighter bottoms. Like tunics over leggings. It is the most comfortable for me style wise because I feel it fits my body shape wonderfully. I feel like it elongates my legs a bit too when I keep the leggings the same color as my boots. Short girl problems!

Outfit details:
Scarf: Locally Mast General Store - although I do not see it on their website; Online here
Tunic: picked up at a yard sale
Leggings: terribly old and in need of replacing!
Boots: Eddie Bauer (few years old)

Nov 6, 2015

Just Add Tights Girl

Outfit details:
Romper & Vest: Thrifted at Goodwill
Tights: Target
Boots: GB Shoe Warehouse

Nov 4, 2015

Big Blue Sky Girl

Outfit details:
Dress: Thrifted
Kimono: Ebay
Boots: Dan Post

Oct 13, 2015

Gold Accents at Home {DIY}

Nothing groundbreaking here! Just a small tweak to make a boring set of candle holders a little sweeter! 

I have done a little bit of redecorating in our living room after we finally got a new couch - YAY!

 and I noticed these little black candle holders were looking just a wee bit sad. I knew I wanted to add gold accents but I didn't have any gold paint. I wasn't going to let that stop me. I remembered I had some gold fingernail polish! Perfect!

Look at that beat up candle holder. It already needed help! Let's face it; I ain't got fancy schmancy stuff over here guys.

I started painting and realized I needed to move this party outside. Wooo! Fumes! Need....fresh....air...

It took a couple of coats but I liked streaky look. This is what it looked like after two coats.

Looks good to me! 

I quickly added some gold polka dot washi tape just to see how it would look. I'm ok with it for now. Might change it up again soon. The tape doesn't wrap around a cylinder easily.

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