Whimsical Wednesday

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm having one of those days where I'm in an odd mood for no reason!  I'm not sure if I'm helping my mood or feeding into it, but I've been browsing through tumblr and we heart it for the better part of an hour now.

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
-Oscar Wilde
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It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
-Oscar Wilde

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Don't forget to enter my Etsy jewelry giveaway {click here for me info}!  Ends tomorrow night!

Mad For Plaid

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I am so behind the times, but I finally got a chance to spend some time with my DVR and watch the season finale of Mad Men!  As usual, I was enamored with Betty's wardrobe.  Her plaid shirtdress is fabulous!

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I also really love this plaid shirt dress she wore in season two (I think)!

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My serious crush on Betty's plaid shirt dresses got me to thinking about how much I love plaid!  Wearing plaid makes me feel like I'm wrapping myself in fall.  (Is that weird?)  My go to outfit this time of year is definitely a plaid shirt with skinny jeans.

Fall


Luckily, when I feel like straying from my usual outfit, there are tons of other fabulous options out there!



Is anyone else crazy over plaid?  What's your go to outfit for fall?

Do You Impulse Shop?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Last night hubs and I trekked out to Target for two things - a prescription refill and kitty litter for the Poe Cat. I don't know about y'all, but I can't seem to leave Target without several things I didn't intend on purchasing when I walked in the store.  For some reason hubs never seems to see this coming and looks slightly surprised when I suggest we "wander" after we obtain whatever item we set out for originally.

I bought what I consider to be some particularly good impulse buys last night and so I though I'd share them with you!


This is my favorite Disney movie!!  I have been waiting for them to "release it from the vault" for what feels like forever!  It came out right before my 6th birthday and as soon as I saw it I fell in love!  Did anyone else have the Beauty and the Beast barbie dolls where you could take off the Beast costume and he was all of the sudden the handsome prince?


How cute are these pj pants!  They were so snuggly too, I couldn't pass them up!
{I copied the picture from the Target website and cropped it because I wasn't comfortable posting a picture with this girl's stomach on my blog.  Yes...apparently I am a prude...}

As much as I love fashion, I live in pj pants at home.  Nicholas thinks my ability to change into pj pants practically seconds after stepping into our home could be a super power.  He makes fun of me because while he's still setting down his things and looking through mail I am already coming down the stairs in my pj pants.

Has anyone tried essie good to go?  One of my biggest problems with painting my nails is having to sit still while I wait for them to dry.  I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I'll let y'all know how well it works when I do!


What a clever idea!  I carry just about everything else I could possibly need around with me in my giant purse...why not an extra pair of shoes!

What are some of your favorite impulse buys?

My First OOTD Post!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I feel like a nerd for posting this insanely goofy picture of myself, but here is my first OOTD post!  It's finally turning into fall and I was really in the mood for some plaid today.

{Gap plaid shirt, J Brand black skinnies, and Nine West shooties.  The necklace is my own creation.}

A jumble of leftover chain, a couple vintage chains, and some glass/crystal thrown in.

In other news...we had a fabulous weekend here in Virginia!  Hubs was able to come home for the whole weekend and my parents flew up from Florida for the FSU game.  FSU won 34-14!

{needed a little more garnet and gold in my outfit so I pulled out an old KD hearts the Noles button from college!}

Mason supported the Noles by wearing his FSU collar...


...and I'm sure if we could get the Poe Cat to wear a collar it would be FSU too!  (Instead Poe Cat prefers to run around the house in the buff collar-free.)


Nicholas is on his final week of this away rotation and I could not be more excited for him to come home! 

Five Fall Fashion Must-Haves

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Friday!  I am so excited for this weekend!  Nicholas has the whole weekend off and is coming home for the FSU/UVA game tomorrow!  I can't wait to cheer on the Noles...especially now that it's actually starting to feel like fall!  Today is absolutely gorgeous with clear skies and cooler temperatures, which is totally getting me in the mood for fall shopping!  Here are five of my must-haves this fall:

Capelets/Capes



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Wrist Warmers

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Plaid Shirts



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Vintage (or Vintage-Inspired) Brooches

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Skinny Pants

I am obsessed with J. Crew's Minnie pants!  I have several pairs in the stretch twill and this year they have the wool Minnie pants in petite sizes too!



What are your fall fashion must-haves?

A Lilly-ified Nook...Now What To Read?

Monday, September 27, 2010

I bought a nook this weekend!  After reading all the helpful comments on Friday's post I was completely torn between a kindle and a nook, so I went with instant gratification and my love for Lilly Pulitzer and headed to Barnes and Noble to purchase a nook.  I love it!  I've gotten through the book I was reading on my iphone (I immediately added it to the nook), and now I need to find some good books to read!  Any suggestions?  What are y'all reading now?

I really wish I knew of a book club here, but since I don't I'm trying to come up with other options.  Does anyone use goodreads or shelfari? 

I had a hard time choosing between all the cute cover options, but how could I pass up pink and green Lilly Pulitzer!  I went with the one from Barnes and Noble, but I also came across an etsy store, hob-op, with tons of adorable covers for Nook and Kindle.  You can select from one of the available options or even pick your own fabric (maybe a Lilly Pulitzer print...)  Here are a couple covers available in her store.

{Lilly Pulitzer breast cancer awareness fabric}

{Michael Miller to dot fabric}

Besides all the time I spent reading on my new nook - I had a very busy weekend!  On Saturday morning I woke up early and headed to the DMV to (finally) change my car registration to Virginia.  I was a little sad to see my Florida tag go, but my new Virginia plates are FSU themed!


Nicholas is finishing up his surgery rotation in Salem (about two hours from us) and I am not loving it!  I really shouldn't complain too much because we have actually gotten quite lucky with him not having many away rotations this year.  This is his first one though and I hate not seeing him.  He was on call for some of the weekend, but he was able to drive home for the day on Saturday.  Luckily, I have the furbabies to keep me company while he's gone!

Opinions, Please! Jumping on the e-Reader Bandwagon?

Friday, September 24, 2010

This morning, while I should have been getting ready for work, I got sidetracked looking for a book on the Barnes and Noble website.  When I finally found what I was looking for it was only available by digital download.  I know I can read digital books on my mac or my iphone, but I'm starting to think I might want a kindle (or nook).

I've actually been pretty against getting one of these because I just love the feel of a real book (and I'm not convinced they're actually ok for my eyes), but the ability to buy a book from my couch and be able to read it seconds later is starting to seem seriously appealing to my lazy/needing immediate gratification side.

What do y'all think of e-readers?  Does anyone have one?


If I decide to buy one, the next decision is which one!  Kindle or Nook? (Or something even better I don't know about?!)

I have to admit I am leaning towards the nook - for no other reason than the super cute Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade covers!  How fabulous are these?!





{nook cover images via Barnes and Noble}

There are some cute designer covers available for the Kindle (from Diane von Furstenburg and Lesportsac), but they aren't quite my style.




{kindle cover images via Amazon}

I would love to hear any opinions or advice on these!

Mac + Disney Villains = A Delightfully Dark Collection

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

While perusing the newest People Stylewatch last night I saw that MAC and Disney are collaborating on a Venomous Villains collection!  The dark, rich colors will be so much fun for fall! 

I absolutely love Disney!  Growing up in Orlando I spent what seems like just about every weekend at Disney and I must admit I miss it now that I live so far away.

It looks like they will have collections for Cruella de Vil, The Evil Queen (from Snow White), Maleficent, and Doctor Facilier (from the Princess and the Frog - which I've never seen).  My favorite by far is Maleficent.  I love the dark purple and green hues ...especially with a little shimmer! 

Eyeshadow:



 Nail Lacquer:




Pigments:




I really have no idea what to do with pigments, but they are just so sparkly and fun!

What do y'all think of Venomous Villains?

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