Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a spooky day (don't eat too much candy)!  I'm zipping off to my girl's preschool for their Halloween parade where she will be dressed as Tinkerbell's fairy friend, Vidia (below).
Should be fun - I just love kiddos in their Halloween attire!

Here are some fun Halloween images to get you into the spirit (ha ha) of the day!

Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Weekend!

I'm a lot late with this post, 'cause it's been one of THOSE days.  The preschool called at 11am this morning (while I was knee deep cleaning up artwork on the computer) and my girl had gone and gotten a head injury on the playground.  A kid pushed her/she fell and had the bad luck to fall right onto a pine cone and cut the back of her little noggin.  It's not bad, but there was lots of blood and obviously hurt feelings.  So I went and picked her up, and let me tell you she was super whiny and clingy the rest of the day.  It's just how it goes.  So the house is a mess, I've got a ton of new work projects, grocery shopping to do, a sick hubby, etc, etc.  Oh well, it'll all get done when it gets done. 

I'll leave you with this image from JAK & JIL.  It makes me smile because kids are kids no matter how fancy they are.   Sometimes boogers have to be picked even when you are rocking Chanel! (I will note that we are firmly in the middle of this phase right now in the house and it's so gross!)
Hope you all have a great weekend! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Five - Balenciaga Spring 2012

Let me start by saying that I just plain don't "get" Balenciaga some times.  I mean, I "get" it in the inspiration/design/story of it all, but as a woman who wants clothes for life, then no I don't "get" it.  See, I admire designers that draw from real life or living things more than art and architecture.  One can get waaaaay to intellectual for your own good. There has to be some warmth to what is being designed so it doesn't feel so unrelatable or distant. There's no doubt that Nicolas Ghesquiere is an innovator, he's a master with textiles and prints for sure but dude, help a sister out.  Balance, Nicolas, you need more balance (see Miucca Prada) - you don't need unflattering hotpants as the bottoms for a majority of the collection, you are better than that!  Off my soapbox now, here are some picks from the collection - mostly selected for color and print.

Here's a hat that is ever so practical - ugh...but loving the pattern mix of the dress.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday!

I'm running a little late with the posting today.  I'm still trying to play catch up from our long weekend.  Like I said last week we were headed to a wedding on Saturday, well, that wedding was in beautiful St. Simons Island, Georgia.  I'd never been there before, but I had heard about how beautiful it is.  We weren't disappointed.  It was positively gorgeous!  I'll post some pictures from the island later this week, because today's post is all about outfits!

I'm linking up again with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!
the pleated poppy blog

Here's what I wore to the wedding (me being a genius, forgot to take outfit pictures at the wedding and this is a shot from when I was figuring out what to wear - so excuse the no make up look).

Here's a shot of the items not being worn:
Cardigan - J.Crew
Tank - Target
Skirt - Banana Republic
Necklace - Made by my Mom
Shoes - Oh Deer!

Again forgot to take an outfit shot:

Here's a snippet of the outfit on the beach - I loved the way it all looked together.
Cardigan - Missoni for Target
Tunic - Gap (thrifted)
Jeans - Gap (thrifted)
Shoes - Tory Burch

Finally a shot taken on St. Simons - in the rental house though. 

Close up of the pattern on the shirt - I just love it (see the leopards?).  I call this my "Cam" shirt because of the pink showing when I roll the cuffs - if you watch "Modern Family" you know what I'm talking about ;o)
Shirt - Lilly Pulitzer (thrifted)
Jeans - Gap (thrifted)
Shoes (not shown) - Gap

Don't forget to check out what everyone else is wearing here!

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Five - Prada Spring 2012

Hi, my name is Miuccia Prada and I LOVE a theme! 

That's what she should say about this collection.  As cheesy the 50's car theme may seem on the surface, you gotta tip your hat to her complete commitment to it and the details that went into it (hello shoes with tail lights!).  I'm not gonna lie, I adore the car print and the shoes.  I'm so drinking the Prada Kool-Aid...

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

What I'm Loving and Happy (Early) Weekend!

I'm checking out a little early this week, we are headed to a family wedding this weekend and the festivities begin this evening.  Is it weird that I haven't been to a wedding since my own almost 7 years ago?  I guess at my age most people are either already married or getting married again with little fanfare - who knows.  The only issue is, I honestly can say I have nothing appropriate to wear and I can't go buy something, so I will have to use all of my fashion superpowers to conjure up something to patch me through.  I'll let you know how it works out! 

Meanwhile, I'm going to steal borrow a feature from Katie over at Fashion's Maven and let you all know what I'm loving right now (here's a link to her What I'm Loving post yesterday).  Here are some things I'm digging at the moment (and a book update at the very bottom):

I'm enjoying Pan Am on ABC (Sundays at 10pm) - it's not the best show ever, but it's interesting and entertaining (and of course I love the clothes, see below).

November's InStyle cover with Gwen Stefani looking lovely (check out those gorgeous bracelets)!
Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Glade's limited edition Cashmere Woods fragrance (I love the candle, above).  This is such a warm/smoky Fall scent, a refreshing change from the usual cinnamon/apple/pumpkin/spice scents you see this time of year.

A quick update about Bossypants by Tina Fey that I read a couple of weeks ago - loved it - so funny!

I just finished another very good read on Tuesday night - Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.
Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

It's a novel based on Frank Lloyd Wright's 7 year affair with Mamah Cheney, a married woman in Oak Park.  The people and bones of the story are real, but it's a fictionalized account of their time together.  It was a hard book to get into, but once it gets going it's totally worth it.  It's one of those stories where you are empathetic to Frank and Mamah's situation, but not necessarily sympathetic.  It's very complicated and moving - total emotional journey, not light reading, but I totally recommend it!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted any outfit pictures.  It's been a long, hot (boring fashion) Summer.  Anyway, I'm going to try and get back into the outfit posting habit.  I'm linking up again with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW - head over and check out what everyone else is wearing!
pleated poppy

Top with sequined stripes - Loft (thrifted - $9)
Jeans - Gap Essential (thrifted - $9) These are the most perfect dark indigo color.
Shoes - Gap
Tunic - Gap (thrifted - $5)
Jeans - Gap (thrifted)
Shoes - Rafe for Target
(also sporting my new haircut - still on the fence if I like it or not)

Sweater - L.A.M.B.
Pants - Talbots (thrifted - $12)
Shoes - Tory Birch
I wore this to my meeting a few weeks ago - I took this picture before I left to see if it looked okay, so that's why my head is missing (no make up and looking bad)!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Five - Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012

Did someone say that navy and orange might be a color combination to watch?  toot toot - there I go tooting my own horn - lol!  Just kidding, though this combination came up quite often in this collection it made an appearance along with other bright, happy colors with a sporty slant.  By far one of the most wearable, non-age specific Marc collections in recent memory.  Here are my picks, enjoy!

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