Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Guest Post!

I am guest blogging for the lovely Mo over at Fleur De Moi today! :)

This is my first time ever guest posting and I am thrilled! I'm blogging about personal style and how I've come to dress the way I do. Go on over to her blog and check it out! And while you're there, browse around! She is hilarious and adorable.

Thanks Mo for the wonderful opportunity! You're the best!

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Weekly Wears - Boots and Bridges

Hello darling readers! This outfit post is long overdue..I got a little busy over the holiday weekend and the time just slipped away from me. So today, Tom and I went down to the river to take a couple snapshots.

Sometimes the best outfits come from items that I have completely forgotten about. I have had this dress for years and years, and it was hiding in the back of my closet. Same with the boots. When I found these boots on my shelf, I squealed with delight- they used to be my all time favorite shoes! I even bought two pairs of them just in case!

outfit details
Coat- Urban Outfitters
Dress- Urban Outfitters ( super old!)
Plum Tights- Gap
Fringe Boots- Target
Elephant Necklace- Forever 21

This winter I am going to be making soup. Sooo much creamy, yummy soup. We are beginning to have colder days around here, and soup sounds the best. Soup, soup, soup. Mmmm.
I have been struggling with dinner making lately. I need some variety because I feel like we eat the same things week by week! Cooking has never been my strong tomorrow I am going to go through my trusty cookbook and dig out some warm and delicious meals for Tom and I.

And Oscar.

Off to a work meeting I go!


Sunday, November 27, 2011


Hello lovelies!! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It was so nice to have a couple days off of work and to get to spend time with all the people I love the most!

I love how there are touches of Christmas appearing everywhere. My grandparent's house ( above photos) always looks the cutest with all of it's holiday decor.

 I filled up on so many yummy dishes. I am a huge sucker for sweet potatoes.

brother. sister. father. :)

My niece and nephew are the cutest! We decided to go out and play football since it was super nice out! I can't remember the last Thanksgiving that had 60 degree weather!
the pond behind my grandparents house always looks so serene and pretty.

this cute little sign was in the theater parking lot on my grandparents street

Then later at my mom's house, we all had fun playing some family games together. Clue, Life, Scrabble. The best.

Black Friday was a success as wel! My mom, sister, and I ventured out to Target around 6 am, and it wasn't even that crazy out.
I scored some awesome stuff online too. Red Velvet had all of their dresses 50 percent off, so I picked up a couple of those!

Next up, Christmas! Can't wait! I have been in a decorating frenzy around the house. I love this time of year!!


Here is a picture from Thanksgiving last year. Crazy how different I look!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


After seeing the lovely Danielle of  Sometimes Sweet put up a thankful list, I thought I would do the same! Tis the season..

I feel so lucky to be able to spend my days with this bearded sweetie. He is the kindest man I have ever known and everyday I find myself stepping back and thinking to myself "Wow. How did I get so lucky?"
He is the best. It is a great feeling to know that I have truly found my other half.

My mother, sister, Granny
These three women are the most amazing people in the world. I cannot imagine my life without them. They have all had such a significant impact on my life and the way I live. My feelings are seriously indescribable. This is why I have a tattoo on my forearm dedicated to them! I have all three's favorite flowers, and my mother's maiden name Seusy. So they are with me always!

My little baby pumpkin pie! My sweet, sweet little munchkin! He brings me SO much joy every single day! And he is the cuddliest little pup you ever did see. Plus, his paws smell amazing. It is my favorite smell in the world. Yes, I'm weird. He is just the best doggie ever.

My Job
In this day and age, I feel blessed to have a steady job/paycheck. I feel lucky to be able to work with such a great group of people and to have the best clients ever! I really just enjoy what I do for a living, and I don't ever take it for granted. I love going to work every day and I know many people that don't so I am very thankful!


Family History
I am so thankful to call so many of the best people in the world my family! My mother's mother (my granny) grew up in Naples, Italy until she married my grandfather and moved to the United States. From a very young age, my Granny has told me so many amazing stories and taught me so many amazing things. She lives life to the fullest and enjoys every single breath. I still have family over there, too! When I was thirteen I got to go with her to visit her family home and old stomping grounds and the experience was unforgettable. I hope to someday go back when Tom and I get married so that we can share the rewarding experience of it all!

Everything I didn't mention
Cranberry Limeades from Sonic. Grilled cheeses. Boots. Tights. Sour Patch Watermelon candies. Nirvana. Red hair. Bangs. Fireplaces.Comfy sweaters. Warm blankets. Christmas lights. My Ipad. Recycling. Old photos. Pumpkin anything. Baby lotion. Healthy friends and family. Quinoa. Buying local. Books. Harry much more!

And I am so thankful for all of you! Anyone who takes time out of their day to pay my little blog a visit! You seriously don't know how much joy you bring me with your comments and well wishes! It makes my day so much brighter! SO I thank you, dear readers.

I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

hearts & stripes

Rain, rain, go away..

(outfit details)
Striped Cardigan- Target
Follow Your Heart Dress- Francesca's Closet
Heather Grey Knee Highs- Urban Outfitters
Studded Belt- Target
Boots- Vintage


Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekend Round-up

Happy Monday!

It's been very busy at work! From now until Christmas we will probably be pretty swamped. Good thing I love it!

And one of my co-workers asked me to do her hair for her wedding in January. So that was very exciting :)

I also had a chance to hang out with some old high school friends, and it was just splendid. My friend Damon was celebrating his birthday and rounded up a huge group of my friends from high school to go on a party bus all around town. Talk about crazy. Haha. It was nice to see everyone and all spend time together as a whole group. I can't remember the last time we were all in the same place!

Then yesterday Tom and I did a TON of yard work. So much raking and trimming and pulling. I was so tired after we were done, I took a huge nap..which I never do. I'm like the only person alive who can't take naps. My body just doesn't want to stop going. And then I stayed up too late. Curses on that nap!


practicing her hairstyle for her wedding day!

her real hair is only at the top of the shoulder, so I added in extensions.

cutest little glass
no shave November!

yikes. party bus.

have any of you checked out stylemint? I just got my first t-shirt today!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday inspiration!

Get inspired by these images and have yourself a lovely little weekend!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

November Chill

It's chilly around here!

love how my little yellow bug is in the background

I have been so used to this marvelously warm weather, that I forgot it was November.

It is beginning to get colder every day, and making me more and more excited for the holidays..

I also wore this skirt in this post right here!

outfit details
Coat- American Eagle
Blouse- Francesca's Closet
Meandering in Midtown skirt- Modcloth
Belt and Knee High Socks- Target
Boots- Bitten

I cannot wait to go shopping on Black Friday! My sister and I have begun a tradition of going and getting coffee, then perusing the aisles of Target and other stores. We don't get all crazy like many others do. We just leisurely stroll around and buy a few things here and there. That day always gets me in the Christmas mood! I love buying presents for people :)

Do any of you out there venture out on the crazed Black Friday? Or have any of you made a huge hair color change and never looked back?

Have a lovely evening!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Abandoned Boats

outfit details-
Dress- Forever 21
Belt- Forever 21
Jacket- Target
Boots- Target

Tom and I were randomly driving around the other day, and came upon this dead end. He thought it would be a cool background for a picture, so we got out the camera and snapped a few!
How funny that he is starting to get into this blogging adventure with me!

Looking back on this picture, I realize how much my hair has faded since then..I need to stop shampooing so often. Tomorrow I am going to throw some color on it, but I need to decide if I want to do it more red like the above picture, or more copper like the picture below..hmm..decisions decisions.

what do you think?