Friday, August 24, 2012

More Chambray and Leopard

Okay, so these leopard sandals and this chambray blouse have been getting quite the workout the last couple of weeks. I just feel like leopard makes most outfits better and this blouse is too comfy for words. Add red shorts and a red snakeprint watch and we have a comfy chic outfit. And just in case you though the Cheap in my title was just for kicks, the total cost for the outfit comes in at around $15. Which is actually par for the course around here.

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

Linking up with All Things Chic, Blonde Episodes, Casual Friday and Friday's Fancies!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stripes and Animal Print

In case y'all were wondering, yes these are the same thrifted jeans that have featured in a couple of posts recently. Indeed they are the only jeans I own that actually fit. All of the others are too big. And while this is a good thing, it is a bit limiting. However it means that I can indulge my desire for colored jeans without too much guilt when the time comes. ;)

And can we just address the fact that I am having a serious love affair with stripes right now. I rarely wear prints. But stripes, my friends, stripes are awesome. And red stripes - even awesomer (which is not a word, I know). Are you loving stripes? I do realize that polka dots are supposed to be the next big thing for fall, but I am just not as into the dots as I am stripes. We'll have to see about that one. What do you think? Stripes or Dots or Both?

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, and Rae Gun Wear!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I threw this on this weekend for a birthday party. Y'all it was all of 80 degrees outside that day and I felt the need for some sleeves. I have a serious love affair going with this striped dress. I cannot wait to wear it over a long sleeve blouse and boots for fall!  And this turtle necklace? My kiddo adores this necklace. He wants to play with it every time I wear it. ;)

My little darling starts preschool tomorrow. I am both excited and a bit nervous. I am excited for four hours kid free three days a week. And I know that after the first few hours I am going to miss him like crazy cakes. He however is thrilled and I seriously doubt he will miss me much at all. My kiddo is happy to be dropped off to his Awana's class every week with nothing more than a blown kiss. He loves being around other kids and learning new stuff, so I am pretty sure he will be thrilled with the whole school thing. ;)

Hope y'all are having a wonderful week!

Linking up with Real Girl Style, Watch What I'm Wearing, and Steppin' Out!

Monday, August 20, 2012


Happy Monday, pretty ladies! I wore this to church yesterday.  And felt fairly fabulous in it. Stripes, a lacy skirt and polka dot heels make for a cute and comfy outfit! ;) I typically wear my hair up on Sundays, partially because I help lead worship and the stage is freakishly hot. So I tried out something a little different by starting a french braid on the side and then twirling the braid into a side bun. I think it would have been prettier with the addition of a flower above the bun, but time is always short on Sunday mornings. ;)

Now, then I am guessing that you want to get to who won the giveaway, right? Right.

The winner of the necklace giveaway is the lovely Megan of Feathers and Freckles! Congrats! I'll be in touch about the details. For those of you who didn't win this time, stay tuned. I am hoping to have an announcement ready by Friday! So be sure to check back then!

As always, linking up with Monday Mingle, Visible Mondays, Casual Chic and YOLO!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Uncomfy Soles and A Soul Mate

I actually wore this to church a couple of weeks ago. An easy silk shell and skirt with simple pink slides. I have had these slides for years, but oddly even though they are only a couple of inches high they are ridiculously uncomfortable. A four inch stiletto I can manage quite comfortably for a couple of hours, but these were killing me within 15 minutes. Needless to say, they will be leaving my closet forever and ever, amen. ;) I am now officially old. Yep, it doesn't matter how cute a shoe is, if it hurts my feet, I am not wearing it. Eh.

Me and My Beloved
 On August 17, 1997 I went to the BSU for an ice cream social welcoming the incoming freshman. It was after church and I wasn't really all that interested, but my best friend insisted. While hanging out with said best friend and not really paying that much attention to what was going on around me, I heard the words "My best friend likes Shakespeare too!" I looked up to see the most gorgeous, tall, dark haired handsome guy smiling at me. We proceeded to have a conversation about Shakespeare and poetry, including him quoting from memory the entire 'to be or not to be' soliloquy from Hamlet. We talked for hours. I went home that night and informed my beloved Grammy that I had met 'THE ONE'. Needless to say, she freaked. Turned out he felt the same way and within the week we were inseparable and officially a couple. We dated for a year, were engaged for four months and got married on January 3, 1999. He was the first guy I dated, held hands with, my first kiss and my best friend. So, 15 years ago today, I met my soul mate. ;)  He's still the most handsome guy I know, the most amazing father to my son and my best friend in the entire world. And he still quotes Hamlet on occasion. ;) Indeed we will probably be watching Much Ado About Nothing (the first movie we watched together) tonight.

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway! I will be announcing the winner on Monday!

Linking up with All Things Chic, Feature Friday, Blonde Episodes and Thrifters Annonymous!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tasty Treat Thursday: Pink Lemonade Pie

Y'all this is pretty much my favorite summer treat and is just about the easiest thing in the world to make. In case you can't read my pretty pink writing up there, you take cool whip, sweetened condensed milk and a pink lemonade kool-aid packet, mix them all together and put them in a graham cracker crust. Put it in the fridge for a bit and then enjoy. Does it get any easier than that?

Don't forget to go here to enter to win this necklace! Giveaway ends tomorrow!

Linking up with Catch a Glimpse, Link it Up and Rae Gun Wear!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Nine Year Old Skirt

Hello, lovelies! Sorry for the late post today. I am finally beginning to feel human again after almost a week and a half of being sick. Yeesh. I hate being sick, especially in the summer. And my poor little dude has been going bonkers being bored because mommy just hasn't felt up to doing much. Poor baby. We are about to drive each other crazy. ;)

I actually wore this outfit a couple of weeks ago when our a/c was out. I love it for the colors and because it is 100% silk. So soft and comfy and breathable. Love. I have had that skirt since somewhere around 2003 or 2004. Which makes it seriously old, y'all. But it is Calvin Klein and 100% silk, so even though it has been laundered at least 100 times it is still in great shape. I probably paid less than $10 for it when I purchased it, so I am pretty sure I got my money's worth out of it a long time ago. ;)  One of these days I might even get around to hemming it to a more flattering length. ;) Anyone else still have clothes from 8 or 9 years ago?

Don't forget to go here to enter to win this necklace in whatever color you like!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde and Rae Gun Wear!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

EBEW: Pinspiration!

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! Here is my monochromatic look for Everybody Everywear! I started with blue jeans and added a light blue tank and some cobalt shoes and earrings. An easy comfy look for visiting the docs's office.

This is both my inspiration and what I wish I was wearing. ;) Believe me - when I find a pair of pink jeans, I will be wearing this. And I might never take it off. LOVE. IT.

Don't forget to go here to win this necklace in your choice of color!

Linking up with the usual suspects! EBEW, Real Girl Glam, Watch What I'm Wearing, and Steppin' Out.

Monochromatic | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, August 13, 2012

Inspiration Monday: Flashback

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Happy Monday. So I was planning to wear the above grey lace dress for Inspiration Monday. However, I haven't actually gotten dressed since Thursday. Yep, I am still sick and will definitely be going to the doctor today. ;)

Don't forget to enter here to win this necklace!

Linking up with Two Birds, Monday Mingle, Visible Monday and YOLO!

And if you are looking for your very own grey lace dress, check out below!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Giveaway Time!

Hello, pretty ladies! I am still under the weather. And we haven't gotten much sleep in the last couple of days, so I'll keep this brief. As previously promised, it is giveaway time!

Remember this necklace? Well, I'll be giving one winner this necklace in a color of their choice! Entry is super easy. 1. Follow me via GFC and 2. Leave me a comment telling me you did so and what color you want your necklace to be. Easy peasy, right! The giveaway will be open until next Friday and the winner will be announced the following Monday. Good Luck!

Linking up with Favorite Frock Friday, Link it Up, Catch a Glimpse, Fashion Party, All Things Chic, Feature Friday, Blonde Episodes, and Casual Friday!
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